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  • A Transformed Life Preserves The Unity Series

    Contributed by Steve Bond on Aug 31, 2004
    based on 199 ratings
     | 26,822 views

    Paul writes in his letter to the Ephesians the importance of preserving the unity of the church.

    A TRANSFORMED LIFE: PRESERVES THE UNITY Ephesians 4:1-6 In the late 1800¡¦s there were two deacons in a small Baptist church in Mayfield, KY. These two deacons didn¡¦t get along and they always opposed each other in any decision related to the church. On one particular Sunday, one deacon put up ...read more

  • Ten Blessed Areas Of Ministry

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Apr 19, 2004
    based on 133 ratings
     | 5,773 views

    Without the Lord’s enabling, empowering and envisioning we are unable to do the ministries according to His mighty power. We need the mind of Christ to help us perceive,process and perform in a way that pleases Him and bears fruit in every good work.

    Ten Blessed Areas of Ministry (Eph. 4:11,12) For the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry for the building up of the body of Christ The Barna research group found that people want the following from their leaders: 1. 87% want a leader who motivates their people to get ...read more

  • Common Bonds

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Apr 3, 2004
    based on 50 ratings
     | 2,727 views

    Christians and churches must find their common bonds through the grace of God and the work of Christ because what unites us is far stronger than what divides us

    Common Bonds Ephesians 4:1-6 November 16, 2003 Morning Service Introduction How many of you have played the board game Tribond? Tribond is one of those board games that you either love or hate. The object of the game is to move all three of your pawns into the home base by answering a ...read more

  • Guideline #7: Every Member In Ministry Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Nov 3, 2003
    based on 181 ratings
     | 17,339 views

    Being a Christian means being a minister.

    SERIES: “GOD-GIVEN GUIDELINES FOR GROWING A GREAT CHURCH” TEXT: EPHESIANS 4:7-16 TITLE: Guideline #7: “EVERY MEMBER IN MINISTRY” (bulk of material from Bob Russel’s When God Builds A Church) INTRODUCTION: A. Sometimes it’s extremely difficult to get a well-established church to get ...read more

  • Rev It Up, Hop It Up, Tone It Up, Tune It Up

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Oct 21, 2003
    based on 116 ratings
     | 6,068 views

    Some things need to be revved up.

    INTRO.- ILL.- One lady said, “I always do my exercises regularly every morning. Immediately after waking I always say sternly to myself, “Ready now. Up. Down. Up. Down!” And after two strenuous minutes I tell myself, “OKAY, NOW TRY THE OTHER EYELID.” ILL.- Mark Twain once said, “The only ...read more

  • Seven Sacred Solitaires

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Sep 17, 2003
    based on 151 ratings
     | 4,105 views

    Paul lists seven wonderful truths declaring that each is “one of a kind”. The whole body of our Christian doctrine is embodied in these seven sacred pillars. In each of the supporting scriptural references the subject is always referred to in the singul

    SEVEN SACRED SOLITAIRES "There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Ephesians 4:4-6 (NKJV) Paul lists seven wonderful truths declaring ...read more

  • Seven Reasons Why Going To Church Is A Big Deal (Pt. 2) Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Aug 6, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,971 views

    Jesus is working through His church to bring salvation to a lost generation.

    Seven Reasons Why Going To Church Is A Big Deal 3 Part Series (2 of 3) June 29, 2003 Chester, FBC Chester, Illinois Mike Fogerson, Speaker Introduction: A Excuses abound for not attending church. a The Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia ran an ad targeted for ...read more

  • Let The Pastor Move Over Series

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Aug 4, 2003
    based on 67 ratings
     | 5,419 views

    Discover Jesus’ job description for the pastor.

    (Message title and Scripture passage taken from John Maxwell’s series, MAKE YOUR MOVE) We are beginning a 4-part series titled, “The Dynamics of Church.” We’ll be looking at how God intends His Church to work. Again, when we talk about God’s Church, we’re talking about God’s people living and ...read more

  • Grow Up In All Aspects In Christ

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 26, 2003
    based on 74 ratings
     | 9,789 views

    "I want to, I need to, be more like Jesus." Thirty-four dimensions of maturity in Christ. When I became a man, I put away childish things -- including the fear of childishness and the desire to be grown-up.

    The Problem of Becoming Mature in Many Aspects Ephesians 4:15-15 The word teleios is the Greek word used for maturity. It implies a wholeness, perfection and completeness. Growing up in all aspects in Christ is a life-long exercise in discipling ourselves for the purpose of ...read more

  • Building Blocks For A Healthy Body Series

    Contributed by Alex Perednia on Jun 22, 2003
    based on 118 ratings
     | 9,021 views

    In Ephesians, Paul lays out for us the key ingredients and foundational building blocks for a healthy body (church) life together.

    INTRODUCTION Probably everyone who has ever looked at the back of a cereal box can at least recognize that familiar black triangle known as the Food Pyramid. You may not know that this dietary guideline was first published by the government in the 1960’s. It started with the Basic Four (milk, ...read more

  • Reconciliation By Speaking The Truth In Love

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on Jun 22, 2003
    based on 47 ratings
     | 2,912 views

    This sermon was in response to a conference in which three bishops presented the need for a ministry of reconciliation based on Scripture.

    Reconciliation by Speaking the Truth in Love Ephesians 4:1-16 June 22, 2003 GOD CREATED RECONCILIATION 2 Corinthians 5:16 – “So from now on, we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, ...read more

  • Universality Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 11, 2003
    based on 22 ratings
     | 8,864 views

    Thanks to Constantine’s move, the church gradually began to think of its universality as power rather than as an evangelical mandate. Christ is to be lord of our political life, our cultural life, our everyday life -- every aspect.

    Christ is lord of all! What a bold statement! Maybe even an arrogant statement! Lord of all? Do we believe that? It was said of one preacher that “for tender minds he served up half a Christ.” Behind that lie two realities – first, that many of us don’t want the full gospel, we’d rather ...read more

  • Let The Church Be The Church Part Ii: The Pastor

    Contributed by Joe Harding on May 7, 2003
    based on 97 ratings
     | 6,565 views

    FOR THE CHURCH TO BE THE CHURCH, THE CHURCH MUST LET THE PASTOR BE THE PASTOR

    LET THE CHURCH BE THE CHURCH PART II: THE PASTOR EPHESIANS 4: 1—16 MAY 4, 2003 INTRODUCTION: WHAT GOD CAN’T DO A Sunday School teacher was questioning her pupils after a lesson on God’s omnipotence. "Now children," she asked, "is there anything God can’t do?" The Pastors son thrust his hand ...read more

  • Zeal For Peace

    Contributed by Michael Bird on Apr 30, 2003
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,727 views

    This sermon exposits Eph 4.1-6 contending that in view of their salvation the Ephesians are to zealously contend for the unity within the body.

    Ephesians 4:1-6 (Zeal for Peace) Introduction Tradition claims that Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchure is built over the cave in which Christ is said to have been buried. In July 2002 the church became the scene of ugly fighting between the monks who run it. The conflict began when a ...read more

  • Unity And Diversity In The Church Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 395 ratings
     | 53,278 views

    So how can a diverse body like the church achieve the sort of unity that God desires? By growing up. By becoming more like Christ as we grow into him. So speak the truth in love, and grow into Christ who is our head, Do your part in bringing the church to

    Paul has spent the first three chapters of this letter explaining the mystery of God’s eternal purpose for the world as it’s being worked out in history. He’s given us all the theory, he’s even given us the prayer he prays for his converts, and now he goes on to speak about the practicalities of ...read more