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  • Do We Meet The First Century Standard?

    Contributed by Keith Crouch on Jul 26, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    This is another message that follows our recent revival that challenges our church corporately and individually to examine ourselves and see if we are meeting the biblical standard for church health.

    Do We Meet the First Century Standard? Acts 9:31 I. A Healthy Church is a Church at Peace “…the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee and Samaria had peace…” v. 31 A. External peace B. Internal peace (Acts 2:44-47, Acts 4:32-35) 1. They had great fellowship 2. They did not quarrel over ...read more

  • Understanding Corporate Worship Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Jun 4, 2005
    based on 35 ratings

    A lesson in worship exhibited in the first century.

  • More Than Mission Awareness

    Contributed by Kenneth Stright on May 11, 2001
    based on 32 ratings

    Christian Mission in the twenty-first century

  • Smyrna Series

    Contributed by Chris Rowney on Jul 20, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Even in the first century the church faced problems of political correctness

    www.tcfnet.org.au sermons@tcfnet.org.au Churches of Revelation#2 - Smyrna February 2006 • Chris Rowney These messages are also available as audio podcasts at www.tcfnet.org.au/podcasts “8 “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: The first and the last, who was dead, and has come to ...read more

  • The Culturally-Relevant Church Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jul 11, 2001
    based on 112 ratings

    Casting the vision for a culturally relevant, twenty-first century church

  • Romans, Chapter Two...as Applied To The Twenty-First Century

    Contributed by Gerry Pratt on Apr 30, 2002
    based on 9 ratings

    Christians can delude themselves into thinking that they are, somehow, better than others.

    As we study the “Life of Christ” we can make some observations that are just as true in this day-and-age as they were during the time of Christ. 1. We see the religious leaders looking at everyone else and judging them for a violation of some law that the leaders had ...read more

  • A First Century Practice For Our 21st Century Church

    Contributed by David Haun on Apr 4, 2004
    based on 33 ratings

    All of us know we should witness as an evangelist, but few of us do. This sermon examines the first century church and how the comments of Jesus led them into evangelism. That practice still applies to our church today.

    "A FIRST CENTURY PRACTICE FOR OUR 21st CENTURY CHURCH" Dr. David L. Haun April 4, 2004 Hope Christian Church, Tamarac, Florida One of the first activities of the first century church was evangelism. On Pentecost, the church began with some 3000 individuals accepting Christ. At that ...read more

  • Developing True Thankfulness

    Contributed by Michael Fogaras on Nov 24, 2002
    based on 49 ratings

    What were the four desires of the first century church that God would add to their number daily?

    DEVELOPING TRUE THANKFULNESS ACTS 3:44-47 INTRODUCTION: As we come to this time of year there are many celebrations coming up. In just a few days we will be celebrating Thanksgiving. This is usually a time when we gather together with family and friends and reflect on the goodness of ...read more

  • Handling Disappointments At Christmas

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Dec 14, 2001
    based on 54 ratings

    This sermon deals with the reality that Christmas brought disappointment to the lives of the participants in the first century and still does the same for us today.

  • Are You Devoted To Fellowship? Series

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Feb 22, 2004
    based on 114 ratings

    Fellowship was such an important part of the first century church and was part of the reason for its exponential growth. We too need to be doevted to fellowship.

  • I Saw The Lord

    Contributed by Norris Harris I on Feb 13, 2003
    based on 95 ratings

    Now the relevance of this passage of Scripture is this: THE LORD STILL REVEALS HIMSELF IN ROUGH TIMES. And certainly, the infant days of this Twenty-First Century are ROUGH TIMES!

    “And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw …” During the ruthless reign and rule of the Roman Emperor Domitian (the last year of his reign in the year A.D. 95) something momentous and marvelous happened: the Risen Christ pulled back the veil of mystery which ...read more

  • The Revelation Of Jesus Pt 1 Series

    Contributed by Dan Campbell on Feb 3, 2003
    based on 41 ratings

    We are at the beginning of the twenty first century and it appears that we are emerging from under the ominous threat of nuclear holocaust that marked the cold war.

    THE REVELATION OF JESUS We are at the beginning of the twenty first century and it appears that we are emerging from under the ominous threat of nuclear holocaust that marked the cold war. Yet even as some preach that safety and peace is at hand, others warn of new possibilities for ...read more

  • Realized Christianity Series

    Contributed by Tim Bond on May 27, 2004
    based on 56 ratings

    With a great sense of urgency, and a deep and abiding faith, the first century church grew and developed quickly. The same resources must be utilized by the contemporary church.

    A friend of mine, Brett Kays, some time back noticed some things that are true of scenes in almost every movie or TV show. If you determined reality according to the way Hollywood defined it, you could be very confused. According to Hollywood: • All grocery shopping bags contain at least one ...read more

  • Phoebe: An Example For Our Time

    Contributed by Scott Bayles on Jun 4, 2004
    based on 84 ratings

    Phoebe offers us a first-century example of what a Christian should be. Paul uses three key words to describe her: Sister,Servant, and Saint!

  • Keeping Fixed On Jesus--Part One Series

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Jun 21, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    Effective disciples and relevant Churches in the twenty-first century must always “keep their eyes fixed on Jesus.” This is a two-part series on Hebrews 12:1-3.

    Keeping Fixed on Jesus—Part One --Hebrews 12:1-3 Today we begin a two part series on one of my favorite passages of Scripture. Effective disciples and relevant Churches in the twenty-first century must always “keep their eyes fixed on Jesus.” My hobby is running. I began running in the ...read more