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  • Ministering For The Master Series

    Contributed by Bill Brazell on Mar 1, 2016
     | 3,595 views

    God wants us to look for opportunities to minister to people, share the message of Jesus, and depend on the Master.

    Completing the Mission That Jesus Began Ministering For the Master Acts 3_1-26 Read Acts 3_1-26 Introduction: Acts 3:1 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer — at three in the afternoon. NIV Peter and John went to the temple together. When you ...read more

  • When God's Spirit Moves Series

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Nov 14, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 20,088 views

    This is the begining of a lay ministry series.

    When God’s Spirit Moves In 1 Corinthians 3:1-3 October 28, 2007 Morning Service This message is based in part on John Maxwell’s message Let God’s Spirit Move In Introduction I tell you of a true story of a soldier who was in Pearl Harbor. On the night before they were attacked by the ...read more

  • Marks Of An Effective Minister Part 1

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Nov 28, 2001
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,952 views

    A message geared for lay ministry

    Marks of an Effective Minister - Section one 1 Timothy 4.6-11 July 13, 1997 Evening Service Introduction I. Last week review: Marks of Effective Ministry- Active and Involved, Exalt Christ, Available, Prayerful, Fruitful and not prejudice II. Role of the Full Time Minister: Designing ...read more

  • Spirit-Filled Service For Christ Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on May 20, 2009
     | 2,353 views

    We are called to serve those inside and outside the church and to overcome evil with good.

    Romans 12:9-21 “Spirit-filled Service for Christ” INTRODUCTION We come to the end of our focus on Desert Streams’ mission statement. I hope that these four Sundays have help clarify Desert Streams’ mission to you, and has also helped you to perceive how the resurrection of Jesus Christ ...read more

  • Eliminating The Laity Series

    Contributed by Scott Spencer on Jan 11, 2015
     | 2,587 views

    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

  • Is It Worth It?

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Dec 17, 2013
     | 2,064 views

    Ministry of any kind can be discouraging. In the long run, serving God and man pays off if we don't give up (Galatians 6.9).

    1. Followers of Yeshua (Jesus) are called to imitate his life of service For the Son of man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Mark 10.45 2. We might think of the professional clergy as being "ministers" -- on call 24/7, however, EVERY believer is ...read more

  • Connecting With Ministry Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Jan 22, 2016
     | 2,144 views

    This message will answer the question, “How do I get involved in ministry?”

    Our study on CONNECTING continues today. We are examining how to best fulfill our MISSION as we enter into this new year. In order to pursue the goals of evangelism and discipleship, we must be CONNECTED. First, we must be connected with God for the spiritual strength that only he ...read more

  • What About John?

    Contributed by Jody Vansickle on Feb 18, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,029 views

    Too often we are concerned about the ministry of others, Jesus reminds us that we need to be concerned about the ministry He had called us into.

    What About John? John 21:17-21 In 1991 Bill Murray starred in a movie about a manipulative, obsessive-compulsive patient who tracks down his psychotherapist, who is on vacation. The patient ends up completely taking over the doctor’s vacation. The movie was called, “What About ...read more

  • When Everybody Plays Their Position Series

    Contributed by Chip Kelly on Jul 1, 2003
    based on 161 ratings
     | 26,481 views

    How God’s power is engaged through servanthood and lay ministry.

    GETTING IN THE GAME! Pt 4 – ‘When Everybody Plays Their Position’ 6.22.03 Well, today we wrap up the series we began 4 weeks ago, called “Getting In The Game!” Here’s what we’ve covered so far: Part one: ‘The Heart of a Team Member’ Part two: ‘Out of The Stands and Onto The Field’ Part ...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
     | 7,172 views

    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

  • Make Your Move Part 4: Let The Church Move Out Series

    Contributed by Stephen Collins on Aug 19, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,337 views

    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 everyone doing their part in the body of Christ.

    Make Your Move Part 4: Let the Church Move Out Key Scripture: Colossians 4:7-18 Icebreaker: Today we’re wrapping up our series, Make Your Move. We’ve talked about how before God can use you for anything, you’ve got to let His Spirit move in and have control. We’ve talked about how God ...read more

  • Every Christian Is A Minister

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Jun 3, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,549 views

    This purpose of this sermon is to challenge laity to become involved in ministry by coming to understand that the Holy Spirit calls all Christians into ministry. It was orginally preached on Pentecost Sunday and tied in with the empowerment for ministry

    Every Christian Is a Minister --Ephesians 4:7-12 In his 1786 “Thoughts Upon Methodism” John Wesley made a statement that continually sticks with me: I am not afraid that the people called Methodist should ever cease to exist either in Europe or America. But I am afraid least they ...read more

  • The Devil's Playground

    Contributed by Keith Crouch on Nov 25, 2004
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,449 views

    We can learn from this episode in the life of David how the devil’s playground is built in our life.

    The Devil’s Playground II Samuel 11:1-5 I. The Devil’s Playground Is Built on Idleness (v. 1) A. Idleness From God’s Calling 1. God’s Call to Vocational Ministry 2. God’s Call to Lay Ministry B. Idleness From Being Part of God’s People 1. Taking Part in Worship 2. Taking Part in ...read more

  • Cultivating A Culture Of Change

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Apr 15, 2013
     | 2,956 views

    A sermon that examines the necessity of change for growth.

    “Cultivating a Culture of Change” Acts 2:41,47, 4:4, 5:14, 6:1 Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added ...read more

  • How To Grow God's Kingdom

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Jul 22, 2015
     | 2,497 views

    We, like the disciples, are expected to bear fruit by spreading the seeds of faith-namely, the Good News of salvation-and nurture it as best we can. Then, we have to let God go to work. God will eventually reap the harvest and save those who hear His word

    The Gospel reading from Mark 4:21-34 is a series of parables about the kingdom of God. Jesus used parables to explain the kingdom because the kingdom is so vast that our limited human minds can't understand it on our own. Jesus used these parables to explain the kingdom in terms that we, the ...read more