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  • Elders Series

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 18, 2002
    based on 39 ratings
     | 6,418 views

    There are many great starters - not enough who finish well.

    29, September 2002 Dakota Community Church All The Kings Men Part: 4 – Elders Introduction: You do not break Gods word – you break yourself on it! Don’t be discouraged men this is the reward week – the beating is over – here now is the payoff! Seriously do not take condemnation from ...read more

  • 'call For The Elders!'

    Contributed by Roger Spackman on Nov 16, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,735 views

    Over a 20 year period, you have listened to over 1000 sermons! This one will encourage & strengthen you! Identify with James, brother of Jesus who journeyed from unbelief to full faith in God! Learn that it’s okay to doubt! Jesus transforms it into faith!

    I’d like to do a short ‘quiz’ with you this morning, in fact it’s really easy, has only one question – and is quite entertaining and enlightening! I want to find the person here this morning - who has been going to church for the longest time. (Longer than five year? Ten? Fifteen? Twenty? ...read more

  • The Elder Son

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Mar 23, 2001
    based on 124 ratings
     | 3,390 views

    Three lessons to learn from how the elder son responded to his prodigal brother’s return.

    WHEN IT COMES TO JEALOUSY, IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT IF YOUR NEIGHBOR’S GRASS IS GREENER, JUST BE THANKFUL THAT YOU ARE STILL ABOVE GROUND TO SEE IT! CELEBRATING SOMEONE ELSE’S SUCCESS OR ACHIEVEMENT CAN BE A DIFFICULT THING IN LIFE, ESPECIALLY IF ALL THAT ONE KNOWS IS HARD LABOR WITHOUT ...read more

  • An Elder Is A Man

    Contributed by John Dobbs on Dec 5, 2000
    based on 94 ratings
     | 1,952 views

    Elders are not models of perfection, yet the church does have a responsibility towards them.

    Morning Message Central Church of Christ December 3, 2000 John Dobbs AN ELDER IS A MAN Introduction: There is no doubt that to be an elder is to be in a position of great influence, great responsibility, with great demands. It isn’t just any man who is willing to serve in this way. ...read more

  • What Is An Elder?

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 47 ratings
     | 1,943 views

    Intro.: 1. No people will ever rise above their leaders. a. This truth is especially relevant for the Lord's Church. 1) Strong leaders .......... produce strong churches. 2) Weak leaders ............ produce weak churches. b. Regardless of TYPE, the church will always have leaders! 1) ...read more

  • The Tradition Of The Elders

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 123 ratings
     | 10,239 views

    Introduction 1. As most of you know, the consistory has been going through a time of self-examination for both themselves and the church. As part of that examination we came up with a list of seven corporate sins that we as a congregation share. These are sins that are prevalent in our church. ...read more

  • Fight For The Elders

    Contributed by Timothy Brewington Ii on Sep 10, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 3,791 views

    In this scripture we see a wonderful testimony of how God will use any body who is not afraid. God is calling youth who are not afraid to take a stand.

    In this scripture we see a wonderful testimony of how God will use any body who is not afraid. Fear is one of the greatest enemy of our success The fear of failure, will keep you from trying. The fear of being alone, we keep you from lifting up a standard. The fear of rejection, ...read more

  • The Elder Brother Series

    Contributed by Hugh W. Davidson on Apr 17, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 7,892 views

    The elder brother is the one we all dislike and to a certain degree have to identify with him.

    The elder brother Luke 15:25-32 A Sunday school teacher was telling his class the story of the Prodigal Son and after describing how the household was rejoicing over his return the teacher wondered if they were following the story and so he asked, “Who can ...read more

  • Honoring Elders

    Contributed by Raymond Perkins on Jan 24, 2003
    based on 91 ratings
     | 11,418 views

    A lesson concerning what the Word teaches about Church Leadership.

    HONORING ELDERS I Timothy 5:17 INTRODUCTION: Dan Huxley owns a world record in an unusual category: he pulls airplanes. The most remarkable happened on October 15, 1997 when he broke his own record. On that day at the Mascot Airport in Sydney, Australia he strapped a harness around his upper ...read more

  • Elders On The Run Series

    Contributed by Mark Armstrong on Nov 21, 2010
     | 1,887 views

    Talk 3 in series. Strong leaders are needed to deal with false teaching.

    ‘I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod’, says the most popular of all leaders. During World War II, Winston Churchill was forced to make a painful choice. The British secret service had broken the Nazi code and informed Churchill ...read more

  • Elders, Deacons, And The Congregation Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Jan 28, 2009
    based on 9 ratings
     | 10,855 views

    This sermon briefly examines the qualifications and duties of elders and deacons serving the congregation.

    Scripture It is our great joy today to ordain and install one man, who has been duly elected by the members of this congregation, into the office of Deacon. The church is a living community of people redeemed by Jesus Christ. No one is more visible to the watching world than those who are in ...read more

  • Why We Need Elders Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Mar 19, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 5,127 views

    God gives elders to love us and lay down their lives for us.

    Scripture Introduction The cowboy symbolizes the rugged individualism of America and our westward expansion. He is tall and tough; honest, but friendly only to his horse; a protector of women-folk, but not family-focused. He rode hard, worked hard, and probably drank hard. Cattle were his ...read more

  • The Responsibility Of Elders In The Church

    Contributed by Steve Hereford on Aug 25, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,135 views

    In the Scriptures, Pastors are referred to as "bishop, elder, and overseer." Why are they referred to in this way. In this message, Pastor Steve will examine these and more terms as he talks about the responsibility of elders in the church.

    We have completed our look at what elders are to be and now we’re looking at what elders are to do. In doing that, I would like to define the term that is found in 1 Timothy 3:1. It is the term translated "bishop." The term "bishop" is not a good translation because "it carries modern ...read more

  • Elders - Responsibility, Not Power

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Nov 6, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,765 views

    This is a short ordination sermon used to install a man into the office of elder. It precedes C.L.A.S.S. 101.

    The Apostle Paul told Timothy, “Do not neglect the gift that is in you.” Did you know that we all have gifts? In the last two weeks, I have touched upon the parable of the wealthy landowner who gave his three servants talents before he left for a long trip. When he came back, he found that two ...read more

  • What Exactly Is An Elder? Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Jan 26, 2009
    based on 18 ratings
     | 4,276 views

    This message looks into exactly how the Bible describes an elder.

    God is concerned about leadership. Consider some of the great leaders from the Old Testament. One of the first names that come to mind is Moses. God’s hand was on him from the time of his birth. God put Moses through a rigorous eighty year training course before calling him to lead His people. ...read more