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  • Eliminating The Laity Series

    Contributed by Scott Spencer on Jan 11, 2015

    What we need in our day is to refocus on the biblical model for ministry.

    Ephesians: Our Identity in Christ ~ Part 15 Eliminating the Laity Ephesians 4:11-12 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of ...read more

  • The Rich Reservoir Of Resources In The Laity

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 27, 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 ...read more

  • Let The Laity 'move Out'

    Contributed by Neal Gray on Feb 23, 2002
    based on 94 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 ...read more

  • Getting Rid Of The Laity In The Church

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Jan 27, 2014

    The priesthood of all Christians is a result of God's new covenant of grace. A sermon set to help all believers see their role as priests in the Lord's Church today.

    Some memberships come with privileges... joke - 3 guys wanted to get in a watch the athletes that have gathered for the Olympics in Atlanta, but they couldn't get past the gate. Then, a guy with boxing gloves showed up. "Robertson -- boxing" Well, of course! All they had to do was pretend to ...read more

  • The Special Role Of The Laity Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 2, 2015

    Lay people in the Church, especially women, serve a vital role in spreading the Gospel and building community.

    Thursday of the 5th Week of Easter 2015 Joy of the Gospel Both of our readings today are concerned with what the Catechism calls “The Christian Life,” or the moral and virtuous way of life. Paul and Barnabas were traveling through the lands of what is now Turkey and Greece, going ...read 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 ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Mobilize The Laity

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 23 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 ...read more

  • Remember Who Your Teacher Were

    Contributed by Carl Benge on Oct 23, 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 ...read more

  • Church Expansion In Antioch Series

    Contributed by Otis Mcmillan on Jul 31, 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 ...read more

  • Cosmas, Damian And Lorenzo Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 24, 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 ...read more

  • Leading With The Holy Spirit

    Contributed by Bruce Lee on May 20, 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 ...read 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 ...read more

  • Let God's People Move Up Series

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Aug 24, 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 ...read more

  • It’s Time, To Get Our "Acts” Together -Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on May 16, 2012

    With the Pentecost Sunday on the anvil, to focus on the factors that contributed to the resounding "success" of the Early Church with the primary focus on responsibilities of the laity.

    It’s time, we got our “Acts” together -2 As I pointed out in Part I of my sermon, both the Early Church clergy and laity together worked for building up the Kingdom shaking the sinful world to its core in the process. While, we had focused on the unequivocal ...read 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 ...read more