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  • The Rich Reservoir Of Resources In The Laity

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 29, 2004
    based on 19 ratings

    Nine Ways that the Spirit helps maximize the contribution of the laity in your fellowship.

    The Rich Reservoir of Resources in the Laity (Matt 9:36-38) Illustration:Dwight L. Moody was greatly moved by a lay preacher’s statement that the world has yet to see what God can do through a person fully yielded to Him. Because an attitude of submission is far more important than outward more

  • Let The Laity 'move Out'

    Contributed by Neal Gray on Feb 23, 2002
    based on 93 ratings

    A CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE pastor preaches the simple reality that God has made us a special people for the special purpose of performing a special function--ministry.

    "A Wide Door for Effective Service: Let the Laity ’Move Out’" Author: Dr. Neal Gray Passage: 1 Peter 2:1-10, KJV Purpose: The simple reality is that God has made us a special people for the special purpose of performing a special function--ministry. INTRODUCTION This Sermon Series more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Mobilize The Laity

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 22 ratings

    1. The Holy Spirit helps us wisely pray to the Lord of the harvest to send workers into His harvesting fields. Jesus said, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest to send more workers into His fields." (Matt. 9:36-38) Ask the Lord to help you pray with more

  • Empowered To Engage Part 6 Series

    Contributed by Eyriche Cortez on Nov 2, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    The laity’s response is to build up the body with the lasting result that it will be united and mature.

    In relationships such as the corporate world or the married life, it is important to be clear on our expectations. God made it very clear what He expects from us. Let us read Ephesians 4:11-13. “It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be more

  • Remember Who Your Teacher Were

    Contributed by Carl Benge on Oct 24, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    A Laity Sunday Sermon on the instruction receive through life.

    How many of you remember what you thought of your parent’s advice and instruction when you were young? I know when I was in my late teens and early twenties; I have to admit I was stupid, I thought I knew it all. There was nothing my parents could teach me about life, or so I thought. Then one more

  • Church Expansion In Antioch Series

    Contributed by Otis Mcmillan on Aug 1, 2007
    based on 9 ratings

    This sermon calls the laity into action. The work is too great for the clergy alone. The laity must get involved, share their stories and watch God do the rest!

    Subject: Church Expansion In Antioch Acts 11:19-21 Introduction: The early Christian Church grew rapidly as the Holy Spirit guided it through conflict, prejudice and crisis. It seems that none of the Jews including Peter really understood that God would bring salvation to the whole world. During more

  • Make Your Move Part 3: Let The Laity Move Up Series

    Contributed by Stephen Collins on Aug 12, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    A church can only be what God has called them to be when everyone takes on their biblical role of, "minister." Based on a series of messages by John Maxwell, this message is about every lay person stepping up and doing ministry.

    Make Your Move Part 3: Let the Laity Move Up Key Thought: Ministry is not a special office. Ministry is a special function. Ministry is any act of service given in Jesus’ name. Intro: What do you think is the biggest sin in the Church, today? Because I guarantee you that whatever your more

  • Leading With The Holy Spirit

    Contributed by Bruce Lee on May 21, 2015
    based on 5 ratings

    All people are called to be sanctified and filled with the Holy Spirit. How? More than anything it is what you let God do to you.

    Leading With the Holy Spirit “I am fully convinced, my dear brothers and sisters, that you are full of goodness. You know these things so well you can teach each other all about them.” Romans 15:14 Intro: We have all heard of the “rat maze experiment.” They put a rat more

  • Cosmas, Damian And Lorenzo Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 26, 2011

    "Mere" laymen can have a long-lasting impact by doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

    26 September 2011 Cosmas, Damian, and Lorenzo Ruiz The eighth chapter of the book of Zechariah is the last chapter that scholars attribute to the prophet, rather than one of his disciples. It was written after the Babylonian exiles, when the people of Judah had returned to Jerusalem and were more

  • Let God's People Move Up Series

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Aug 25, 2003
    based on 19 ratings

    Discover how to bridge the gap between clergy and laity and restore the value and usefulness of God’s people

    (Message title and Scripture passage taken from John Maxwell’s series, MAKE YOUR MOVE) This morning’s message title could be better stated as “Let God’s People Move Back Up.” We’re not talking about promotion, but rather restoration, as we continue in our series on The Dynamics of Church. In more

  • Every Christian Is A Minister

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Nov 12, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    This sermon from Ephesians Chapter Four challenges our laity to be in partnership in ministry with pastors as pastors train them for that ministry.

    EVERY CHRISTIAN IS A MINISTER--EPHESIANS 4:11-13 Since the time I was in the fourth grade, I always wanted to be a teacher. Prior to wanting to teach music, I inspired to be a classroom teacher. I always enjoyed school. Each year I would enter a new grade that became the grade I wanted to more

  • The Fellowship Of The Ring Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 15, 2003
    based on 95 ratings

    Why did Jesus create the church? What is our main objective? Playing off the popular "Lord of the Rings" series, this sermon tells us one of the most powerful goals of the church.

    OPEN: On a spring break trip to Italy, a tour group was standing just inside St. Peter’s Basilica, the 2nd largest church building in the world. The tour guide was trying to explain the enormity of the building and part of his presentation went like this: “This church is so large no man on earth more

  • The People Of God: Laymen Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 12, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    What are the implications of God calling we who make up the church “saints?” How do saints relate together?

    The People of God: Laymen (2 Corinthians 1: 1b-2) 1. A friend was in front of me coming out of church one day, and the preacher was standing at the door as he always is to shake hands. He grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside. The Pastor said to him, "You need to join the Army more

  • Let The Pastor 'move Over'

    Contributed by Neal Gray on Feb 23, 2002
    based on 45 ratings

    A CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE pastor preaches that the Pastor is not supposed to do all of the work of the ministry of the Church! NO! The Pastor equips the laity to do the work of the ministry.

    "A Wide Door for Effective Service: Let the Pastor ’Move Over’" Author: Dr. Neal Gray Passage: Ephesians 4:11-16, KJV Purpose: Is the Pastor supposed to do all of the work of the ministry of the Church? NO! The Pastor equips the laity to do the work of the ministry. That’s the Pastor’s more

  • Why Paul Preached The Gospel

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Jun 24, 2002
    based on 71 ratings

    Paul said, "Woe is unto me if I preach not the Gospel." This not only speaks to ministers, but confronts the laity of their responsibility to share the good news.

    I want to spend a few minutes tonight looking at this verse, even dissecting it a little bit, to bring it into an applicable understanding for all of us. Because when we read words like “preach,” and we do not have a life calling to stand in a pulpit like myself, we can sometimes shrink back more