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  • Turning Outsiders Into Insiders

    Contributed by Jim Twamley on Mar 27, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 4,063 views

    Becoming a part of a new church is about developing an entirely new network of relationships and emotional connections. That’s a big step for people; they move into it cautiously, especially those who have been disappointed by churches in the past.

    Today, I want you all to put yourselves into the shoes of an unchurched visitor to (insert the name of your church). Becoming a part of a new church is about developing an entirely new network of relationships and emotional connections. That’s a big step for people; they move into it cautiously, ...read more

  • Are You Satisfied?

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jun 9, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,697 views

    Why do you go to services at your church? What are you seeking from the Saviour? People have expectations, but many times our expectations fail to match up with reality.

    “When John’s messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: ‘What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are dressed in splendid clothing and live in ...read more

  • God, My Refuge Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Mar 30, 2017
     | 1,785 views

    God provides a place of refuge near to his heart in Jesus.

    1. God made an interesting provision of “the City of Refuge” in Deuteronomy 4; Numbers 35 which was played out in Joshua 20 • Murder was a violation of the Commands of God (Exodus 20, et al) and resulted in capital punishment • What about the accidental death by an individual? • Avenger of ...read more

  • He Still Moves Stones

    Contributed by Matthew Morine on Mar 20, 2008
    based on 21 ratings
     | 4,043 views

    We all need to see the stones in our lives moved. When they are moved out of the way, we see the power of God and will believe.

    HE STILL MOVES STONES TEXT: JOHN 20:1-9 THEME: GOD REVEALS HIS GLORY TO THE WORLD Sometimes I become discouraged about the church and church people. Sometimes I become discouraged over the level of Christianity in this world. I can become overly focused on the negative aspects of the ...read more

  • Waiting For Something Special Series

    Contributed by James Capps on Dec 12, 2000
    based on 96 ratings
     | 3,063 views

    Based on the encounter with Simeon, how he waited and how we are to patiently wait for the return of Jesus

    Waiting for Something Special Luke 2:25-32 2nd Sunday in Advent No one likes to wait Was at Sam’s the other day….had to stand in line what seemed forever (probably only 10 minutes) Was going to Vanderbilt for Jacob Maxwell’s surgery and got in morning traffic..took me over an hour to get ...read more

  • A Powerful Prayer Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Dec 9, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,466 views

    Timothy and Epaphroditus served God with reckless abandon. They were willing to go wherever God led them.

    There’s a subject in school you either love or hate--History. People who lack an appreciation of history don’t learn from it. Military leaders study the lives of great generals and the strategies of past battles. Even with the advent of sophisticated technology on the battlefield there is still ...read more

  • Some Things Only Babies Should Do

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Oct 5, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 543 views

    Why we need revival

    Introduction My daughter is really close to walking on her own. The other night as we were trying to get her to take some steps, it occurred to me the reasons we need revival. Baby Christians need revival because it can jump start some spiritual growth. In a few nights of focused ...read more

  • Obstacles To True Revival

    Contributed by William Morris on Jan 27, 2003
    based on 128 ratings
     | 6,211 views

    This message deals with the obstacles inside the church to the church experiencing true revival

    OBSTACLES OF REVIVAL JOHN 5:1-8 Introduction: The greatest need of our day is for the local church to experience true revival. God has implanted within my heart a real burden for Revival in local church. As a matter of fact I really believe that if God tarries His coming and I live to see ...read more

  • Every Man Stood In His Place Series

    Contributed by Dan Stires on Aug 12, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,769 views

    The importance of every Christian believer standing in their place of service to God in His Church.

    EVERY MAN STOOD IN HIS PLACE Judges 7:9-7:25 INTRO: Do you remember the movie called “Crocodile Dundee?” It was a good one. Crocodile Dundee comes from the land down under. He is completely out of his realm when he came from Australia to New York City. Crocodile Dundee and his ...read more

  • Do Not Be Discouraged

    Contributed by William Nieporte on Nov 19, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,991 views

    When God is involved, the future is always better than the past.

    Have you ever felt nostalgic for the good old days? Have you ever experienced a longing and yearning for the way things use to be? I remember once visiting in a home of a family with a young child. The parents of this young boy had just converted his room from being that of a toddler to that ...read more

  • The Beauty In A Ugly Church

    Contributed by Matthew Morine on Sep 12, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,651 views

    There is some many problems in the church. You can become discouraged. But if you look into the church, you will see more beauty than ever.

    THE BEAUTY IN A UGLY CHURCH TEXT: EPH. 5:26-27 THEME: THERE IS BEAUTY IN AN IMPERFECT CHURCH Sometimes you can see too much of a church. My friend always warned me of this. In ministry you will see the cuts and the blemishes on the church. You will see too much of the people. This ...read more

  • Emulate The Model Church Of Antioch

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Jan 26, 2009
     | 1,510 views

    Emulate the Model Church of Antioch 1) Faithfully worship and pray 2) Selflessly support mission work 3) Whole-heartedly encourage your (divinely) called workers

    Well, are you excited about the announcement regarding our new church? If you weren’t at the voters’ meeting a couple of weeks ago and haven’t read the meeting highlights in the bulletin, you may not know what I’m talking about. In a little over a week an architect is scheduled to submit a couple ...read more

  • In Christ, I Am...a Body Builder Series

    Contributed by Vic Folkert on Aug 17, 2018
     | 125 views

    How can we build the church, and make disciples? Work toward unity, build on the strengths of all, and speak the truth in love.

    IN CHRIST, I AM…A BODY BUILDER—Ephesians 4:1-16 (Series on Ephesians: In Christ, I Am…) Why go to church? Some people go to church for what they can get out of it: encouragement, friendship, support, or moral direction for themselves and their family. Others, especially today, look for ...read more

  • Recapturing The Church's First Love

    Contributed by Melvin Maughmer, Jr. on Dec 10, 2008
    based on 14 ratings
     | 8,310 views

    The church has fallen out of love with Jesus and we must recapture that first love by falling in Love with Him all over again.

    “Recapturing the Church’s First Love” By District Elder M.L. Maughmer, Jr. SCRIPTURES: Revelation 2:1-7 “Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; I know ...read more

  • Don't Walk By Sight Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Aug 29, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,770 views

    Don’t let failure robs us of faith in God. Develop your faith in God through a lifestyle of prayer and communion with God.

    Failure has a great impact in our lives. Once beaten, twice shy. • When we failed, we are hit by discouragement, fear and even doubts, that we can ever succeed. • That makes the second or third attempt more difficult. Put ourselves in the shoes of the father for a moment. • He was a ...read more