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  • A Functioning Church

    Contributed by George Rennau on Mar 25, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 2,032 views

    Truth for a church after a split, but on the mend - We are not a perfect church but we are headed in the right direction.

    Illustration “Don’t Join That Church” A poem There is no perfect Church You know, its come to my attention that there are people talking about us and our church I don’t know how many times people in the community have said in sort of a snide way “O, you’re the pastor of that ...read more

  • The Functional Family Series

    Contributed by Dennis Cummins on Oct 20, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,263 views

    This sermon includes a video illistration which we can email you upon request for free. This can be viewed on Itunes podcast or Video cast under ExperienceChurch.tv or viewed online at www.experiencechurch.tv.

    The Functioning Family The Mommy dog that lost her rear leggs in a lawn mower accident, and her children pups learned to walk like mommy walked, by dragging their hind end around the house… Monkey see monkey do, our children will follow what we model. Genesis 1:28 (Contemporary English ...read more

  • Functional Structures Series

    Contributed by Michael Allen on Jul 31, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,243 views

    A series of 8 sermons focussing on the Charcteristics outlined by the Natural Church Development tool

    There is nothing quite as satisfying as putting something into place that works well and does what it is meant to. For example, you drive down a certain road to go home and you always get held up in a traffic queue. But then you find that there is another route that avoids the traffic and gets you ...read more

  • Functioning Family Series

    Contributed by Troy Horne on Mar 28, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,509 views

    The importance of the various family members to use their spiritual gifts

    1 Cor. 12.12-27 “Functioning Family” 1. In order for a family of God to be a functional family, first, we must find a family. We can’t be a part of the family of God at home by ourselves. We have to find a family, then, we join that family at events like worship when we gather together to ...read more

  • Form Vs. Function

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 27, 2002
    based on 20 ratings
     | 2,676 views

    One of a series on the church from the book of Acts.

    Do you remember the decisions you made when you left High School. There was the decision that led you to college or to the military. Or perhaps it was a decision that led you a factory job or to trade school. One little decision that probably shaped the rest of your life. Any architect ...read more

  • Emphasize A Biblically-Functioning Eldership Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Feb 3, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 7,620 views

    The importance and function of the eldership in the church. Includes ordination service of a newly-elected elder at the end of the message.

    SERIES: ‘THE CHALLENGE TO THE CHURCH IN 2005” TEXT: 1 TIMOTHY 3:1-7; TITUS 1:6-9; 1 PETER 5:1-3; ACTS 20:28-31 TITLE: “EMPHASIZE A BIBLICALLY-FUNCTIONING ELDERSHIP” INTRODUCTION: A. Two police officers respond to a call from the dispatcher concerning a bad traffic accident. ...read more

  • A Very Functional Family

    Contributed by Engleburg Toney on Dec 29, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 5,974 views

    Eli, a Judge and High Priest of Israel, had a dysfunctional family? What went wrong? What are we doing wrong? Can God help us bring back our children?

    A Very Functional Family I Samuel 3:22-36 Over the past few years, there have been some very bad reports on the American family. As a matter of fact in every culture, it seems that families have been assaulted by every discourse in society. Ironically, it ...read more

  • How To Function With Unction

    Contributed by Richard Snyder on Jul 10, 2009
    based on 7 ratings
     | 7,896 views

    How to discern truth from error!

    How To Function With Unction! 1 John 2:18-28 Last week during the message, I was preaching about how King Jehoshaphat knew that the ministers of King Ahab were fake and phony and I said that we should be able to spot a fake. I received some funny looks. I am well aware of the fact that sometimes ...read more

  • Faith That Functions At A Walk

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Jan 3, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,971 views

    When we operate out of God's strength, we have a limitless supply of energy and strength for the journey of life.

    Today, let's think about faith that functions at a walk. The Scripture is Isaiah 40, beginning in verse 28: READ Isaiah 40 is one of the most fantastic chapters in God's Word. Read Isaiah 40 every day for thirty days, and it will change your life. Isaiah has almost been singing what it means in ...read more

  • Faithful, Follower Functioning For The Lord Series

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Apr 12, 2016
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,012 views

    Three of the Marks of Discipleship in our lives, the indicators, the evidence, the proof, that demonstrates we are true disciples of Jesus. Faithful, Follower Functioning for the Lord.

    Marks of Discipleship: Faithful, Follower Functioning for the Lord Our theme this year is Dynamic Disciples.We have been thinking about what it really means for us to be a disciples of Jesus. This morning our focus is on the Marks of Discipleship in our lives, the indicators, the evidence, ...read more

  • Functioning In The Community Of Faith

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Jul 9, 2007
     | 958 views

    how each of us should operate in the body of Christ, how to contribute to our community, some guidelines set forth by Paul in achieving great things for God in the local church

    Intro: since we have been preaching community for weeks, I had this thought during the city fireworks for the fourth of July celebration, this took a community effort for this night to happen. From the Mayor to councilmen, to chamber of commerce, to the law enforcement, to the community clubs, ...read more

  • The Design And Function Of The Church

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jul 25, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,806 views

    Examines the purpose of the church and believer’s individual responsibility.

    THE DESIGN AND FUNCTION OF THE CHURCH - Matthew 16:13-20 In preparation for this message, I did a study and found that the first time the word “church” is used in the Bible is in the passage we just read. Matthew 16:18 is the first verse in the Bible where we find the word “church” used. ...read more

  • "Functioning In A Dysfunctional World"

    Contributed by Andy Grossman on Oct 22, 2007
     | 1,510 views

    You can can on four things. 1.Troubles will come, 2. God will be with You in those troubles. 3. God will work them out for your good. 4. It will be worth it.

    “Functioning in a Dysfunctional World” October 21, 2007 I was reading an interesting story in the book of Joe this week. What? You haven’t heard of that book? It’s not in the King James Version or even the NIV or Living Bible. I read it in a magazine I get called “REV!”. It was pretty ...read more

  • Equal In Dignity, Diverse In Function Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jun 21, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,353 views

    In our worship, we are all equal in dignity, but, as Jesus gave different ministries to his disciples, in and out of worship, we differ in function and service; that is the meaning of hierarchy.

    Solemnity of Peter and Paul June 29, 2009 The readings for this solemnity help us to understand how it is that Christ left us–as a gift–a hierarchical Church. I was reading some fairly recent articles in Pastoral Music recently, and came across a rather angry one from a nun who was complaining ...read more

  • Family Functions: Worship Series

    Contributed by Troy Horne on Mar 28, 2009
     | 1,261 views

    A look at worship in a healthy church

    Luke 19:40 Family Functions: Worship 1. My mom is one of five girls. I always felt sorry for my Grandfather being the only man in the house. Ever since her mom passed away, there has been a new emphasis on being together as family. They have every year a “sister’s weekend” where they all ...read more