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  • Lessons For Modern-Day Sowers Of The Word

    Contributed by Ray Pritchard on Jul 3, 2007
    based on 15 ratings

    Most messages on this parable discuss it from the standpoint of the four soils. I want to look at it in terms of what it teaches us about doing ministry today. I find at least eight principles that both challenge and encourage us.

    Lessons for Modern-Day Sowers of the Word Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23 The last few days I have been meditating on the famous parable of the seed and the sower. It is obviously important because is found in three different places in the gospels (with Jesus’ explanation in parenthesis): Matthew more

  • Becoming A Man Or Woman Of God

    Contributed by Andy Flowers on Oct 18, 2007
    based on 38 ratings

    Instruction on how to become a man or woman of God.

    Text: 1 Timothy 6:11-21 Title: Becoming a Man or Woman of God 1 Timothy 6:11-21 11 But flee from these things, you man of God, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were more

  • Proven Leaders Series

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on Feb 16, 2007
    based on 18 ratings

    In our text, Paul promises to send Timothy to Philippi at a later date. In the process, he offers some commentary about Timothy. He explains why he is such a respected leader. He does so to use Timothy as an example of what a good leader is all about.

    Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Proven Leaders Philippians 2:19-24 Introduction: I am often asked by youngsters and older new comers to our church, “what’s with the pictures on the wall” in the lower foyer. People who are unfamiliar with more

  • How God Chooses A Servant-Leader Series

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Oct 9, 2007
    based on 71 ratings

    Let’s notice in this passage as we think about How God Chooses his Servant-Leader: I. GOD’S CHOICES ARE SOVEREIGN II. GOD’S CHOICES ARE SURPRISING III. GOD’S CHOICES ARE SPECIFIC

    HOW GOD CHOOSES A SERVANT-LEADER 1 Samuel 16:1-13 This chapter opens with God reminding Samuel of the fact that He has rejected Saul as king of Israel. Saul was chosen as king because the people wanted to be like the other nations around them, 1 Sam. 8:1-5. Up to that point, God had ruled the more

  • La Visión

    Contributed by Mayor Gerardo Balmori on Feb 23, 2008
    based on 39 ratings

    ¿Qué Ves Del Señor? ¿Quién debe tener una visión ardiente? La respuesta es cada creyente en favor de si mismo, su familia, su servicio y futuro. Qué cada líder tenga una visón de una iglesia, localidad y región como la de Hechos 2.42-47. Además cada igl

    La Visión Proverbios 29.18 El Ejército de Salvación Mayor Gerardo Balmori Lee En La Biblia: Isaías 43.18, Apocalipsis 1, 9-18, 1 Crónicas 28, 11-12 Un Versículo Para Memorizar Donde no hay visión, el pueblo se desenfrena; pero el que guarda la ley es bienaventurado. Proverbios more

  • The Heart And Mind Of Leadership

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Sep 14, 2002
    based on 81 ratings

    This is a devotional written for my leadership board meeting on having the mind and heart of leadership

    The Heart and Mind of Leadership Matthew 10:16 Leadership Team Devotional September 10, 2002 I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. Matthew 10:16 Jesus tells us that we are to be shrewd minded and soft hearted. This seems more

  • The Benefit Of Godly Elders

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Apr 4, 2003
    based on 19 ratings

    Here is an example of how multiple gifts, abilities and perspectives can synergistically work together for a greater total effect than the sum of several individual’s efforts. Without elders, the church can easily be led astray by one person’s agenda, per

    Why Elders Are Important - Acts 15:1-29 Illustration:Peter Drucker offers insightful guidance to the church when he calls leadership a peak performance by one who is "the trumpet that sounds a clear sound of the organizations’ goals." His five requirements for this task are amazingly reliable more

  • When Builder Becomes A Blessing Series

    Contributed by Rick Duncan on Oct 8, 2002
    based on 45 ratings

    Some leaders have not found the secret to being a true blessing to their followers. Instead, they lay burdens on the backs of those they lead. Nehemiah is a great example of a builder who blesses those he leads. Learn some lessons from his life.

    Nehemiah saw something that was broken. God called him to rebuild. He did… and blessed the lives of others. This is always true. God’s leaders bless the lives of people. But I’m betting that you been around leaders who made life harder, not easier. In verse 15 will see this phrase, “The more

  • Me, Myself, And I, Or Part Of The Group#2

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jan 22, 2003
    based on 27 ratings

    This is part #2, we ponder the need of unity and teamwork to build the church, commitment to the whole.

    ME, MYSELF AND I,or PART OF THE GROUP! #2 By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. This is part #2... This is part 2 of a series, this will be taught in several lessons. TEXT: PROVERBS 11:25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: AND HE THAT WATERETH SHALL BE WATERED ALSO more

  • The Commitment To Follow Series

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 28, 2003
    based on 19 ratings

    To fully follow God requires commitment that is rooted in God’s Grace and Power.

    The story is told of visitor from another part of what once was the Soviet Union to the Moscow Circus. As part of the circus performance a beautiful lion tamer would have a lion come to her and then put his paws around her and muzzle her with affection. The visitor exclaimed, “What so great about more

  • 2003 State Of The Church Address

    Contributed by Clyde Grimes on Jan 28, 2003
    based on 74 ratings

    This is a call to hear what God is doing and calling our particular church to be and do. I submit it as a sample of how one might go about communicating God’s vision to the congregation.

    2003 State of the Church Address (Topical) I. God Is Doing a New Thing II. Based on His Eternal Plan III. To Move Us Toward Embracing Our True Identity IV. So, Where Do We Go from Here? A. A commitment to a corporate lifestyle of dependency B. A commitment to becoming healthy C. A more

  • The "M's" Of Leadership Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Apr 11, 2003
    based on 104 ratings

    1 Timothy speaks clearly about the making of Leaders for God’s people today. I’ve discovered at least ten qualities that all begin with "M."

    Making of Leadership for God’s People 1 Tim. 3:1-7 God has a vested interest in the leadership of the church. He has always been directly involved and deeply concerned about those who lead his people. Think of the earliest great biblical leaders. The first one that comes to my mind is Moses. more

  • Accepting His Call

    Contributed by Jim Parisi on Apr 9, 2003
    based on 54 ratings

    Willing Ready and Able are some of the most dangerous words a Godly man can utter from his lips.

    Accepting His Call HHM Pastor Jim Parisi April 6, 2003 We all at one time or another in our walks want to be used of God. We cry out in our hearts and prayers. Lord call me. Lord use me. Lord I’m ready. Lord I’m willing Lord I’m able. Willing Ready and Able are some of the more

  • "When Someone Has Done You Wrong"

    Contributed by Dennis Deese on Aug 17, 2002
    based on 61 ratings

    When you are in the position of leadership, you will be provoked. David had 4 motivating thoughts to help keep him on track (to make the right decision) when most would have been easily diverted from God’s will. What were the four thoughts that led to h

    Dr. Dennis Deese “WHEN SOMEONE HAS DONE YOU WRONG” (The Leader’s Self-Control) I SAMUEL 24:1-22 When you are in the position of leadership, you will be provoked. David had 4 motivating thoughts to help keep him on track (to make the right decision) when most would have been easily more

  • "The Danger Of Uncontrolled Fear"

    Contributed by Dennis Deese on Aug 17, 2002
    based on 65 ratings

    Chapters 27 thorough 29 depict for us the devastating results of a life controlled by fear. Satan uses the emotion of fear as one of his most effective means of hindering progress among the people of God.

    Dr. Dennis Deese “THE DANGER OF UNCONTROLLED FEAR” (The Leader’s fear) 1 SAMUEL 27-29 Chapters 27 thorough 29 depict for us the devastating results of a life controlled by fear. Satan uses the emotion of fear as one of his most effective means of hindering progress among the people of more