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  • How To Behave In The Church

    Contributed by Izak Shipman on Oct 19, 2002
    based on 54 ratings
     | 1,896 views

    A sermon about our behaviour in the body (church/Ekklesia) of Christ. Also a answer what to do with people who persecute you for following Jesus.

    Rom 12:9-21 Paul gives us clear instructions here as how to life in this body (Ekklesia – Church – body of Christ) Let me break it up for you as we go through it. 1.Love in the body V9 Let love be without hypocrisy Paul says that we should not just pretend that we love others. ...read more

  • What Time Is It

    Contributed by Melvin Maughmer, Jr. on Nov 25, 2005
    based on 27 ratings
     | 11,444 views

    It is time for the church to be a redeeming factor in the world.

    “What Time is It” By Elder Melvin L. Maughmer, Jr. 1st Chronicles 12:32 “And of the children of Issachar, [which were men] that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them [were] two hundred; and all their brethren [were] at their ...read more

  • Defining The Church

    Contributed by Christopher Roberts on Dec 14, 2001
    based on 127 ratings
     | 5,913 views

    What exactly is the church ... A community center, a social action organization, or a gathering of people set apart from a sinful world and set apart to a life devoted to God’s calling? Peter, the rock, helps us define the true purpose of the church.

    Please e-mail me with any comments or if you use any part of this at your church at Mail4ChrisR@aol.com. I would love to hear about it. God Bless! - Chris To define the church there is no better place in the Bible to look than at the 16th Chapter of Matthew and Peter’s confession at Caesarea ...read more

  • Church 101

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on May 30, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 2,844 views

    Just the basics about the Church. Jesus said, "I will build my church at the gates of hell will not overcome it". Also, some personal thoughts in the conclusion about the importance church attendance, involvement, and support.

    June 1, 2003 Title: Church 101 Text: Matthew 16:13-18 Introduction 1. When I was in college, some of the classes would be designated "101" For example, Psych 101 (intro to Psychology) Greek 101 (intro to Greek) Sociology 101 English Lit 101 and so on. The "101" simply means ...read more

  • Part 1 Of 8 - The Basics Of Church Series

    Contributed by Brad Lewis on Oct 22, 2002
    based on 239 ratings
     | 10,822 views

    A general and brief discussion of how Sunday morning can, and should, impact everyday life.

    Church 101: A Beginners guide to Church Part 1 - The Basics of Church Michael Dusing, it an article about the church wrote, “An area of Christian theology often minimized and taken for granted is the doctrine of the Church. In part, this is due to the common assumption that some areas of ...read more

  • Greeting Of The Thessalonians - Part 1 Of 6 Series

    Contributed by Naveen Balakrishnan on May 29, 2003
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,004 views

    Paul greets the Thessalonians commending to them Grace and Peace which is the first part of six sermons in 1 Thessalonians Chapter 1.

    “Salvation and the Second Coming” - Part 1 of 6 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 "The GREETING of the Thessalonians" (v.1) I. The Thessalonians HEARD the Scriptures (vv. 1-5). Romans 10:13-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; James 1:21; Luke 8:21 A. The GREETING of the Thessalonians (v. 1) 1. The ...read more

  • The Church And You

    Contributed by James Boyd on Feb 17, 2003
    based on 238 ratings
     | 21,783 views

    Examing the vital role of the local church in the believer’s life

    CH__CH; What is missing? UR! I saw this humorous quote on a church sign several years ago, and it has always stuck with me. The church is not complete without "U"! Likewise, a Christian’s life can never be complete apart from a healthy, Bible believing, Spirit filled church. It goes hand in ...read more

  • "The Local Church Is It Necessary In The Life Of The Christian”

    Contributed by Jim Mazzulla on Apr 6, 2004
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,631 views

    True we are called by Christ to the church worldwide (of which all of us are a part of), but we are also called by Christ to an individual local church TOO!

    “The local church is it necessary in the life of the Christian” True we are called by Christ to the church worldwide (of which all of us are a part of), but we are also called by Christ to an individual local church TOO! What I mean by a local church (Gk. Ekklesia) is not a building, but ...read more

  • Purposed Discipline Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Oct 14, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,256 views

    In 1 Corinthians 5, Paul severely admonishes the church for it’s failure to discipline an erring brother. The lesson we need to take from the Corinthian problem is: Don’t Forsake Christ’s Plan of Discipline.

    Purposed Discipline Series: Studies from 1 Corinthians 5:1–13 1 Corinthians INTRODUCTION UCLA sociologist, James Wilson, has observed an interesting fact about city life: The crime rate escalates on those streets where broken windows are not repaired. His study showed that the failure to ...read more

  • What Is The Church?

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Sep 29, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,909 views

    biblical descriptions of the church

    Intro: what is the common thought associated with the word church. A steeple, pews, stain glass windows, pipe organ or hymnals. When Jesus said, I will build my church, what did he mean? Tonight, continuing on Bible basics, let’s explore the meaning and purpose of the church. What is the ...read more

  • What Does God Think About The Church ?

    Contributed by Stuart Blount on Apr 20, 2001
    based on 186 ratings
     | 4,821 views

    Some people do not always possess the kind of positive view of the church that Father God does. Learning to look at the church as he does is really important for us.

    WHAT DOES GOD SAY ABOUT THE CHURCH ? Many opinions circulate concerning the church both outside the church and inside. some Christians have negative views of the church. Some have even ‘retired’ from church life, they no longer attend or are involved in ‘Church’ in any way, but they still ...read more

  • It’s Time To Tear Down The Gates Of Hell

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson Sr., on Dec 10, 2004
    based on 27 ratings
     | 4,787 views

    The Sermon assures of victory over the forces of evil.

    In our text, Jesus used the terms gates and hell to refer to the powers of evil forces and the physical death. Jesus taught his followers that they were to confront the gates of hell. Christ spoke these words in Caesarea Phillippi, a pagan city that was filled with moral corruption. History ...read more

  • Collision Course With Reality Series

    Contributed by William Jewett on Nov 27, 2001
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,812 views

    Part 2 of 4

    Jack Chinn was on board the U.S.S. Princeton when that new aircraft carrier was launched at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in 1942. For two and a half years, the ship was home to Chinn and several hundred other men. More than just a military vessel, the Princeton was also a small town. Naturally, ...read more

  • A Snake In The Garden Again

    Contributed by Phil Morgan on Apr 2, 2002
    based on 89 ratings
     | 4,352 views

    Just as he had spoiled the perfection of Eden, Satan attempted to disrupt the community of the early church through the Ananias & Sapphira incident.

    Turn with me again this morning to the Book of Acts. We’ve been talking about the Church, and last Sunday morning we were looking at the amazing life of the early church in it’s first days as it’s described in Acts 2 and 4. This morning I want to continue on where we left off, reading from the ...read more

  • A Unified Body

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jun 1, 2006
    based on 48 ratings
     | 13,010 views

    The Church is never a building. It is not a denomination. It is the Body of Christ. It is called to be a unified body with Christ alone as Head.

    Disclaimer: Source material for this sermon has been gleaned from many different sources. I have attempted to acknowledge these sources whenever possible. Please feel free to use this message as God’s Holy Spirit directs your heart. A UNIFIED BODY I Corinthians 12;12-27 Introduction: It is ...read more