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  • A Functioning Church

    Contributed by George Rennau on Mar 24, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 2,099 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

  • Form Vs. Function

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 22, 2002
    based on 20 ratings
     | 2,957 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 Jan 31, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 7,896 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 27, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 6,186 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

  • Faithful, Follower Functioning For The Lord Series

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Apr 8, 2016
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,298 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

  • Faith That Functions At A Walk

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Jan 3, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,172 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

  • How The Holy Spirit Functions For Believers

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 68 ratings
     | 8,491 views

    1. The Holy Spirit seeks to bring greater glory to the Lord through every believer. Jesus said, "He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you." (John 16:14) Ask the Lord to help you give God greater glory through the Holy Spirit working to illuminate, manifest ...read more

  • How Do We Measure Our Health?

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Feb 28, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,014 views

    Five functions of a healthy church

    God’s Glorious Church How Do We Measure Our Health? Acts 2:37-47 Woodlawn Baptist Church February 27, 2005 Introduction (See footnotes) I want to welcome each of you to our services today! One of the greatest joys and privileges we have as God’s people is to gather corporately and join ...read more

  • Why Do We Need A Helper

    Contributed by Robert Rose on Mar 21, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,917 views

    What is the function of the Holy Spirit

    John 14:15-21. “If you love Me, keep My commandments.16 “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—17 “the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you ...read more

  • What's Under Our Steeple?

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 23, 2005
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,344 views

    A sermon about the role and function of the church.

    WHAT’S UNDER OUR STEEPLE? Mark 11:15-18 INTRO: My seminary Pastoral Ministries professor, C. W. Brister, in one of his books, tells about a pastor who received a distressed young woman into his study one day. She told the pastor how a few minutes earlier, she had almost ...read more

  • What's Driving Our Church

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Mar 8, 2003
    based on 36 ratings
     | 2,381 views

    A fully functioning church is one driven by the five main functions – worship, outreach, fellowship, discipleship, and service.

    Rick Warren tells the story of Westside Church’s yearly church council meeting whose sole agenda item was to determine the church program for the next year. Convened by the chairperson, Steve Johnson this is a summary what happened: “We’ve got a lot to cover tonight, folks, so we’d better get ...read more

  • Operating The Motivational Gifts Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Apr 29, 2009
    based on 15 ratings
     | 16,009 views

    Whatever the spiritual realm is, it bestows on people a range of accomplishment abilities that go beyond mere skill or knack. A gift of the Spirit is something that God gives for the purpose of building up others in a life of faith.

    Opening illustration: Living Unaware of Our Vast Fortune Come with me into West Texas during the Depression. Mr. Ira Yates was like many other ranchers and farmers. He had a lot of land, and a lot of debt. Mr. Yates wasn’t able to make enough on his ranching operation to pay the principal and ...read more

  • The Local Church Is The Hope Of The World Series

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on Sep 8, 2009
    based on 8 ratings
     | 18,653 views

    The last of the 5 part series based on the Core Beliefs of HBC

    The Local Church Is the Hope of the World Matthew 16:17-19 * This morning I begin with a confession. These five Core Beliefs which we agree and have now spent 5 weeks on have been my personal core beliefs for almost 15 years. In praying about this message, I was attempting to recall where I had ...read more

  • The Door

    Contributed by James Hayden on Mar 12, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,572 views

    A door has two functions, it opens and it closes

    THE DOOR John 10:9 9) I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. What is a door? When we think of a door, we usually think of the ...read more

  • The Least Is The Greatest

    Contributed by Mark Baker on Jun 24, 2005
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,656 views

    Our purpose and function withing the body of Christ.

    Lk:22:24. And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. Mk:9:34. But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest. The disciples were always arguing over who should be called the greatest among ...read more