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  • Flexing To Adjust To What Is Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 20, 2008
     | 1,099 views

    The early church was comfortable with innovating and changing its methodology; even today, Biblically grounded churches have freedom to adjust to the times as long as the truth of Scripture is not sacrificed in the process. Our text provides us with a mo

    Flexing to Adjust to What Is (Acts 6:1-7) 1. This was in Friday’s news: LAGOS (Reuters) – A father took his 20-year old son to an Islamic court in northern Nigeria for idleness, asking that he be sent to prison for refusing to engage in productive activities, state news agency NAN said ...read more

  • "Looking For Leaders Pt. 2” Series

    Contributed by Ed Taylor on Aug 3, 2008
     | 1,525 views

    Looking at the role of deacons.

    1. What is God’s will for my life? That’s a common question. • What am I on this earth for? How can I make a difference? • We know the Bible says… Jer. 29.11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. ...read more

  • Restoring The Lord's Church In Every City

    Contributed by Eric Hanson on Jun 14, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,351 views

    This booklet covers some matters of radically biblical church polity and leadership. This is good for training or retraining leaders who have a heart to serve.

    RESTORING THE LORD’S CHURCH IN EACH CITY Pastor Eric J. Hanson INTRODUCTION God has been dealing with many people over the course of many years with the theme of New Testament Order for the Church. In the Bible we see clearly that the first ...read more

  • Ordained Peacemakers

    Contributed by Don Baggett on Aug 29, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,723 views

    The biblical basis of deacons, and the need for all of God’s people to be peacemakers.

    In the book of Acts, we have a history of how the church began to carry out what Jesus had instructed His church to do. The church began with a leadership structure that consisted of the 12 apostles. That was it. There was no Sunday School teachers, no property committee, nobody designated to ...read more

  • Hands Touching Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Sep 14, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,112 views

    Ordination sermon for new deacons. God’s gifts are not found in timidity, but in the power to encourage, the touch of love, and the skill of self-discipline, all symbolized in the laying on of hands.

    Of all the ways we can use our hands, none is more authentically human than touching. Touching, not grasping, for some of the apes can do that too. Touching, not hitting, for that is a perversion of our humanity. Touching, not taking, for that is part of our fallen nature. We are most human ...read more

  • Deacons: Origin And Qualifications Series

    Contributed by Tim White on Feb 27, 2012
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,820 views

    God led the Church in Jerusalem to select men of Godly character to meet a specific service need of the congregation, and then blessed the position by including through Paul, led by the Spirit, high qualifications and responsibility for men so selected.

    Deacons: Origin and Qualifications Acts 4:32-37, 6:1-7, 1 Timothy 3:8-13 In my opinion, the Church got into something that it should not have. I. Faulty Situation. Act 4:32-37 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things ...read more

  • Paul's Farewell To Ephesus

    Contributed by Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Nov 17, 2015
    based on 31 ratings
     | 6,380 views

    To establish that Paul’s farewell was one of kindness and deep concern for the leaders of the church at Ephesus; and all ministers and elders should aspire to foster this same spirit in their work of Christ everywhere.

    INTRODUCTION Outline. 1. Paul’s Commitment To Ephesus 2. Paul’s Commission to Ephesus 3. Paul’s Character in Ephesus Remarks. 1. This lesson outlines Paul’s farewell address to the elders of the Ephesian’s church who came in haste to see him before his ...read more

  • A Charge To Deacons

    Contributed by Gene Escoe on May 4, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,275 views

    I wrote this sermon for the ordination of a deacon at my church.

    INTRODUCTION: (Ordination of Glen Colby) This evening is a special night for me, not just for the Colby family. First of all, it is my first opportunity to be involved in an ordination ceremony. Next, when I was growing up the deacons at my church were some of my heroes. These men were such ...read more

  • Waiting Tables Series

    Contributed by Tom Owen on Dec 7, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,650 views

    Learning how to be the church in today's world through learning from the book of Acts.

    [2] Isn’t it nice to be served? You know, when you go to a nice restaurant and you have a great waiter that really takes care of you? Makes you feel good to be served. I went to a restraint once with my family and they had the best wait staff you could imagine. [Napkin in the lap ...read more

  • Elders, Deacons, And The Congregation

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Apr 17, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 802 views

    This lesson is about elders, deacons, and the congregation.

    Scripture It is our great joy today to install Rich Thompson, who has been duly elected by the communicant members of this congregation, to serve as a Ruling Elder in this church; and to install Bill Jeffries, who also has been duly elected by the communicant members of this congregation, to ...read more

  • Christian Leadership

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Jun 8, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 7,684 views

    Christian leaders are servants of Christ and stewards of the gospel.

    Title: Christian Leadership Text: 1 Corinthians 4:1-7 Truth: Christian leaders are servants of Christ and stewards of the gospel. Aim: I want the church to understand the qualities needed in deacons. Life ?: What are the marks of Christian leaders? INTRODUCTION A deacon, who was full of ...read more

  • Dying To Serve

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Sep 2, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,761 views

    A look at the role of deacons.

    Dying to Serve May 23, 2010 (AM) Dr. Mike Fogerson, Speaker Introduction I Deacon is a verb, not a noun A The Jerusalem church, in a very short time, had grown to (by some estimates) around 20,000 people (big congregation for 12 pastors). 1 Caring & coordinating for a membership that is ...read more

  • Deacons

    Contributed by Scott Delashaw on Mar 31, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,257 views

    4 points to be considered by the calling Church and the considered Candidate

    Deacons I. Their Call * Initiated to fix a problem within the Church * Should be out of necessity, not just because * The desire and grace to serve (not rule) comes from the Lord The call itself comes from the Church * The Church should remember this….trust them, respect ...read more

  • The Order Of The Towel

    Contributed by James Roberts on Apr 5, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,972 views

    An ordination or service sermon.

    THE ORDER OF THE TOWEL Mark 10:45 INTRODUCTION One old cliche says, “Familiarity breeds contempt.” It doesn’t have to be true, but all too often it is. We have read this text before. Can we give it a second look? Perhaps it doesn’t need interpretation as much as ...read more

  • Automatic Door Openers

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Feb 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,148 views

    For deacon ordination: God has provided the wide door through which all may come, but also the narrow gate that calls for discipline and setting boundaries.

    We seem to be fast coming to the place where we will scarcely have to deal with people at all. We can just deal with computer-driven machines to get what we want. I frankly cannot remember when I have dealt with a bank teller. I just roll up to an Automatic Teller Machine, punch in a few ...read more