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  • But God Makes It Grow

    Contributed by Greg Tabor on Apr 27, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,808 views

    Some plant. Some water. But God ultimately makes the church grow. We are stewards of His field.

    But God Makes It Grow 4/24/05 a.m. service Lighthouse Assembly of God, Mt. Juliet, TN Pastor Greg Tabor Introduction Read Text: 1 Corinthians 1:11-13; 3:1-9 NLT From the text we see a church divided over loyalty or sentiment for their favorite pastors and teachers. Who were the two ...read more

  • Why I Don't Have A "Vision" Or "5 Year Plan" For Our Church

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Jun 13, 2018
     | 859 views

    This is an abbreviated sermon used after my annual pastor's report to the congregation explaining why we do not have a written "business plan" for church growth. Instead it lays out the 3 foundational steps the Lord has put in my heart as I serve here.

    If you would, please stand as we say together our memory Scripture for this quarter: Romans 12:4-5 “Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” ...read more

  • A House With A View Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Jul 27, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 4,871 views

    1 of several messages during the summer of 2006. This message focuses on the mission and vision of the church toward the community and evangelism

    God’s Favorite House A House with a View July 23, 2006 For five years my office had no window None of our offices had a window. We were located in the basement. There was no view. I didn’t know when it was sunny and nice. I didn’t know when it was rainy and cold. I didn’t know when the ...read more

  • Growth In Christ

    Contributed by John Nayadley,jr. on Sep 17, 2002
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,116 views

    How we can grow through Christ .

    GROWTH IN CHRIST Romans 8:28 “ We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. “ What does it mean to be called by God? Is it like when one of our children are down the road or at a neighbors house and we call them home? No ...read more

  • To Be...or Not To Be

    Contributed by Matt Zurowski on Jun 27, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,310 views

    A short devotional that was written for our Father/Son cookout.

    INTRODUCTION: Some men in a pickup truck drove into a lumberyard. One of the men walked in the office and said, ’We need some four-by-twos. ’The clerk said, ’You mean two-by-fours, don’t you?’ The man said, ’I’ll go check,’ and went back to the truck. He returned in a minute and said, ...read more

  • Family Photos Series

    Contributed by Troy Horne on Mar 28, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,802 views

    There are no limits to what God wants to do with the church

    1 Corinthians 3.1-6 “Family Photos” 1. This morning, I want to invite you to close your eyes. Not long enough to go to sleep, but just long enough to get a mental picture. Just long enough to allow your imagination to run wild for a minute or two. So close your eyes, and I want ...read more

  • Different, But The Same Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on May 16, 2003
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,442 views

    This sermon stresses the importance of finding our spiritual gifts and putting them to use.

    1 Corinthians Different, but the Same 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 May 18, 2003 Intro: A. [Fair Exchanges] The husband’s idea of a gift exchange: His gift is a new set of golf clubs. Her gift is a new pair of dishwashing gloves. The wife’s idea of a gift exchange: His gift is a new snow ...read more

  • The Church And The Temple Series

    Contributed by Darian Catron on Jul 25, 2015
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,276 views

    We are the Church and we are the Temple. The Church is not a building we come to. The Church is people, people called out of darkness. We do not come to a Temple to offer animal sacrifices. We come together as the Church to offer ourselves to God.

    SERMON TITLE- “The Temple and The Church” SERMON SERIES or OCCASION- Final Words DATE- July 26, 2015 LOCATION- Shelbyville Christian Church INTRODUCTION: Illustration/Story/Quote/Statistic- (Quoted from Barna Group “Americans divided on the importance of Church) What, ...read more

  • "Old Man And His Massey Ferguson" Series

    Contributed by Nicolas Campbell on Jun 4, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,287 views

    Narrative Hybrid of Parable of the Sower

    Nicolas Campbell “The Old Man and the Mason Ferguson” Luke 8:4-18 First Christian Church Rock Hill A. FAS- Broken shovel story B. Farming. It’s everywhere in the Bible and today we have a story about farming. I. Retelling the Biblical story. A. Here we have Jesus and ...read more

  • Who Are You Bringing?

    Contributed by Troy Richards on Aug 14, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 869 views

    The difference between information and invitation, a call to get people to invite others to church.

    WHO ARE YOU BRINGING? - MARK 16:15 -what’s happening next week? [Back To School Bash] -why are we having the Bash next week? -it’s not because it’s fun. Hey, I like to have fun, but I would much rather have one of you have a party and me show up there. We could all have fun at your ...read more

  • Portrait Of A Christian

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on Sep 1, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,152 views

    As Christians, there are some important aspects that should characterize our lives, and only as we put them into pracitce can we enjoy the abundant living Jesus promises.

    Portrait of a Christian I Peter 1:14; 2:2,5,11 Many things have been said of religion or Christianity. William James, the famous psychologist, said: "Religion shall mean for us the feelings, acts, and experiences of individual men in their solitude." Paul Tillich (August 20, 1886 – ...read more

  • Principles Of Evangelism From Acts 17

    Contributed by Danny Ferguson on May 27, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,838 views

    A look at Paul’s evangelism methods in Athens and what we can learn from him to better reach the culture around us.

    Principles of Evangelisms from Acts 17 I was driving a group of teenagers to a concert last weekend and while we were all talking one of them turned to me and said, “Did you know that there is an actual atheist in the class below me? Can you believe that?” It sounded like she was talking ...read more

  • Gripped By Greed Series

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Mar 31, 2016
     | 2,151 views

    In the Eighth Commandment God calls us to be wary of allowing our possessions to rule us and take our focus off God.

    Message Luke 12:13-21 “Gripped By Greed”. You know the feeling don't you? It may come as you jump into your rusted out HQ Holden, while the guy parked next to you slides into a brand new BMW. It may come to you when you try on a pair of $20 bargain priced shoes, while the woman ...read more

  • Why Can't We Just Get Along? Series

    Contributed by Steven Buhr on Jan 15, 2010
     | 2,124 views

    It’s important that when we see two or more people in a disagreement that we help them figure it out. Why, because we love them!

    Phil. 4:2-7 Nov. 22, 2009 I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to agree with each other in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you, loyal yokefellow, help these women who have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in ...read more

  • Would God's Vision Help Us?

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Sep 29, 2005
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,588 views

    After preaching this sermon, 21 people came forward at invitation.

    A couple of weeks ago, in an elders meeting, I asked each elder to give me his vision for this church. I was surprised. Most churches never communicate their vision, hence most elders are unfocused as to any unified vision at all. Each of our elders, however, had a vision and were pretty much ...read more