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  • A Great Congregation

    Contributed by Tony Cansler on Apr 30, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 1,201 views

    A Message to the Church

    A Great Congregation Nehemiah 8:1-18 Introduction All Kinds of People Gathered there Worshipping Saint Wayward Saint Wondering Stranger Unified Congregation v 1 “And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they ...read more

  • What Do I Owe My Home Congregation?

    Contributed by William Young on Aug 25, 2001
    based on 45 ratings
     | 1,255 views

    To Help others come to a Full Understanding of What They Owe Their Home Congregation

    WHAT DO I OWE MY HOME CONGREGATION? Acts 2:42-47 Intro: 1. Too many folks in the world tie themselves to one building. 2. When they tie themselves to one building, they tie the Lord to it as well! 3. We live in a world of individuality; a world where we want to do as we please. 4. We are ...read more

  • To Hurting Congregations! What Matters Most Is What God Offers First!

    Contributed by Doug Koehler on Jan 18, 2002
    based on 80 ratings
     | 1,914 views

    There are, still today, many congregations that are full of bickering and selfishness. These things tear the church apart and keep them from fulfilling God’s call in their life. Paul addresses this sort of church when he wrote to the church in Corinth. Hi

    1st Corinthians 1:1-9 January 20th, 2002 To hurting congregations! What matters most is what God offers first! Most would say that a recipe for disaster is to take people with different views, ideas, attitudes, backgrounds, and agendas and stick them all in one place. The result would be ...read more

  • Is Our Church "Apostolic"? Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jul 16, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,086 views

    Five characteristics of an apostolic congregation.

    For the last one thousand, seven hundred years, Christians across the world have recited the Nicene Creed in their worship. Part of the Nicene Creed says, "We believe in one holy, catholic, apostolic church." What does that really mean? We know what "one" means, that it refers to the oneness of the ...read more

  • Falling Prey To The Popularity Trap

    Contributed by James Wilson on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 113 ratings
     | 6,928 views

    Teach the congregation to break free of the need to please others.

    Falling Prey to the Popularity Trip Ecclesiastes 2:14-16 14 The wise man's eyes are in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. And yet I know that one fate befalls them both. 15 Then I said to myself, "As is the fate of the fool, it will also befall me. Why then have I been extremely wise?" ...read more

  • Get A Life- / Group

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Dec 5, 2000
    based on 147 ratings
     | 4,144 views

    This sermon was preached to introduce our LIFE Groups to the congregation

    They were the ultimate church plant. They started with 11, grew to 120, then to 3000. Not bad, as a matter of fact very good. But how did they do it? I guess that question has to be asked by anyone who is even remotely interested in church growth. What was the secret that they had that allowed ...read more

  • On The Run

    Contributed by Joshua Bowers on Jun 14, 2001
    based on 50 ratings
     | 1,179 views

    This sermon is to help the congregation assess where they stand in their Christian Walk

    On The Run 2 Timothy 4:7 ”I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;” “PRAY” 1. Runners "Achievers are not only persistent, they are also hard workers who believe in themselves." - Timothy L. Griffith -Confident in the calling of God on their ...read more

  • The Church God Favors Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Aug 9, 2001
    based on 99 ratings
     | 3,709 views

    This is the second sermon in the series "Becoming A Contagious Congregation, A Study of the Church at Antioch".

    There was something special about the church at Antioch. We’ve already seen (in the first sermon in this series) that God’s hand was on them because they were a praying, Spirit-filled congregation. Notice what Luke says about the way Barnabas perceived the church at Antioch. In Acts 11:23 it ...read more

  • When God Lends A Hand Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Aug 7, 2001
    based on 209 ratings
     | 13,341 views

    This is the first sermon in the series, "Becoming A Contagious Congregation, A Study of the Church at Antioch".

    Notice Acts 11:21 from our scripture reading - "And THE HAND OF THE LORD WAS WITH THEM and a great number believed, and turned to the Lord." The church at Antioch was a CONTAGIOUS CONGREGATION. The fact that "a great number believed, and turned to the Lord", gets our attention. I want to ...read more

  • Why Did They Call Them Christians? Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Aug 22, 2001
    based on 77 ratings
     | 8,083 views

    This is the third sermon in the series, "Becoming A Contagious Congregation, A Study of the Church at Antioch".

    Ever wonder why the disciples were first called Christians at Antioch? We’ve already learned in the first two sermons in this series that Antioch was a Spirit-filled, praying, good news-sharing, missions-minded body of believers displaying evidence of God’s power and grace in their ...read more

  • Thinking Of Others Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Aug 24, 2001
    based on 80 ratings
     | 4,229 views

    This is the fourth and final sermon in the series, "Becoming A Contagious Congregation, A Study of the Church at Antioch".

    One last paragraph about the church at Antioch. "And in those days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch. And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar. ...read more

  • Covenant Of Giving

    Contributed by Peter Thelander on Oct 29, 2001
    based on 18 ratings
     | 4,611 views

    A challenge to our congregation to make a covenant with God for next years’ giving.

    For those who are guests and visitors this morning, I need to start our by apologizing to you. Every church has to take care of business from time to time, and the next few minutes are our turn. I need to speak to our members and regular attenders. This morning not only are we bringing our ...read more

  • Encouragement & Appreciation

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Oct 26, 2001
    based on 96 ratings
     | 16,133 views

    This is a sermon for Pastor Appreciation Day in which the pastors express encouragement and appreciation for the congregation.

    Encouragement and Appreciation 1 Samuel 25:1-13 Luke 17:11-19 Pastor Appreciation Day GNLCC 10/21/2001 When you ask for the name of a great apostle in the Scriptures, the two names that most easily come to mind are the Apostle Paul and ...read more

  • Are You Arrogant Or Ignorant? God Has The Cure

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Jan 18, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,612 views

    How Paul dealt with the arrogant yet ignorant members of the Corinthian congregation.

    January 20, 2002 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 5 For in him you have been enriched in every way -- in all your speaking and in all your ...read more

  • It Takes A Team

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Jan 28, 2001
    based on 136 ratings
     | 6,263 views

    The key to the success of this congregation’s ministry is a team, a team working together to make a difference for the glory of God. What the Apostle Paul says about teamwork. (Pastor Appreciation Day)

    Randall Cunningham is a pretty good football quarterback, but he doesn’t seem to be as good as when he played for the Minnesota Vikings. Randall is an excellent athlete, but during his years in Philadelphia, he never began to accomplish what he did with the Vikings during the 1998 season. He is now ...read more