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  • 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 ...read more

  • I Am A Dead Man, A Teacher Of Truth.

    Contributed by Jim Parisi on Apr 1, 2003
    based on 39 ratings

    The Lord is calling the members of His Church Today to reach out into the community and become teachers of the word.

    I am a Dead Man, a Teacher of Truth. HHM Pastor Jim Parisi March 30, 2003 The Lord is calling the members of His Church Today including Harvest House to reach out into the community and become teachers of the word. Firming ...read more

  • Overcoming Challenges To Your Leadership

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Apr 3, 2003
    based on 49 ratings

    The apostles were blessed by God with great growth in their fellowship as a result of their Spirit applied solutions to a prickly problem. Dr. Luke wrote, Then the word of God spread and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem.

    1. Remember that there are plenty of cycles of ups and downs in every relationship, ministry and group. While the first century church grew in maturity they were faced with the tensions between Grecian and Aramaic speaking Jews. The differing tribal perspectives meant that Grecian Jews felt ...read 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 ...read more

  • Who Is Called To Service In He Kingdom

    Contributed by Mark Beaird on Apr 11, 2003
    based on 133 ratings

    Using the story of Elisha’s literal call to ministry as an allegory, we can draw several truths from this passage concerning whom God chooses to call into a work for Him.

    WHO IS CALLED TO SERVICE IN THE KINGDOM © 2002 Mark Beaird Text: 1 Kings 19:19-21 Many say that they want to be greatly used or at least used in some way in the Kingdom of God, and yet, the lack of action in their lives betrays their words. However, the truth is that if we do not want to ...read more

  • Leadership That Works!

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jul 30, 2003
    based on 28 ratings

    Leadership that works has a mindset focused on eternity, has a driving desire to empower people with the Gospel and has the determination to be committed to Jesus Christ at any cost.

    Leadership that Works Thesis: Leadership that works has a mindset focused on eternity, has a driving desire to empower people with the Gospel and has the determination to be committed to Jesus Christ at any cost. Texts: Romans 12:1 “ Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, ...read more

  • Signs Of A Nation In Trouble

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson Sr., on Mar 8, 2003
    based on 27 ratings

    This sermon admonishes us to take an introspective look at our nation in these perilous times.

    Introduction: We are faced with the imminence of biological, nuclear, chemical and various kinds of warefare. The advent of "911" reminds us that we are no longer protected by borders and rivers. We are keenly aware of the suddenness of massive destruction. But what has happen to the veil of Divine ...read more

  • #7 Tepid Waiting Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Mar 10, 2003
    based on 28 ratings

    As we wait on God’s plan we must 1. Stay soft; 2. Keep our ears clean; 3. Keep our vision pure.

    #7 TEPID Waiting By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.   Kyfingers@aol.com This is a 7 part series. 1. Waiting and Patience the dirty words? ;  2. Habakkuk’s Waiting Room;  3. Danger of waiting and spiritual rust; 4. The five levels of waiting;  5. Waiting with Joy and gladness 6. Long waits and sudden ...read more

  • How To Stop Strife Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 21, 2003
    based on 181 ratings

    Nehemiah has to put down his hard hat and turn his attention from the construction of the wall to the walls that were being put up between his workers. While their external enemies helped to rally the people, internal conflict threatened to divide and de

    How to Stop Strife As we continue in our series through the Book of Nehemiah, we’ve learned that Nehemiah confronted a different challenge in each chapter: • In chapter one, he was faced with a personal challenge. When he heard about what was happening in Jerusalem, he sat down and wept and ...read more

  • Training Faithful Leaders Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Mar 1, 2003
    based on 36 ratings

    We must return to the Biblical way of training faithful leaders. God’s word reveals a very different plan than what we typically see today.

    Training Faithful Leaders 2 Timothy 2:1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. 3 Suffer hardship with me, as a ...read more

  • The Necessity Of Godly Leaders Series

    Contributed by Keith Davis on May 5, 2003
    based on 55 ratings

    This is a challenging look at the responsibility God has placed on shepherds in the church.

    Title: Church Relationships Lesson 1 “The Necessity of Godly Leadership” Text: 1 Peter 5:1-4 Introduce the lessons series, “Making the Most of Our Relationships” 1. For the next several weeks we will be discussing relationships. a. Church Relationships 1. Elder to member 2. Member ...read more

  • Leading Others Upwards Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 13, 2003
    based on 56 ratings

    Leaders have an obligation to instruct others and not cause people to stumble. This is only possible when we stand in awe of God’s name.

    Leading Others Upward There are some things that only a mom can teach… My mother taught me about anticipation: “Just wait until your father gets home!” My mother taught me about medical science: “If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they’re going to stay that way.” My mother ...read more

  • Let The Spirit Empower Your Communications

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on May 15, 2003
    based on 46 ratings

    The Holy Spirit will use your preaching to free people from all that limits them from doing God’s will. Jesus said, "You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." (John 8:31)

    Illustration;In a seminary missions class, Herbert Jackson told how, as a new missionary, he was assigned a car that would not start without a push. After pondering his problem, he devised a plan. He went to the school near his home, got permission to take some children out of class, and had ...read more

  • Effective Teaching Begins On Your Knees Part One

    Contributed by Timothy Bartee on May 15, 2003
    based on 38 ratings

    Remind the teacher of the necessity of prayerasapartof their preparation. Excellent for teacher training sessions.

    Effective Teaching Begins on Your Knees Mark 4:15 Someone once defined a “rut” as a grave with both ends knocked out. Most teachers, in the church setting, have been teaching for many years. As a pastor I am truly thankful to those who have served faithfully week after week. But there is a ...read more

  • We Were Soilders

    Contributed by Lowell Hochhalter on May 14, 2003
    based on 11 ratings

    Student Leadership lessons using the selfishness of General Custer and his last stand.

    We Were Soldiers June 26, 1876 is a day that will stand in history as one of the bloodiest ever recorded. It was that day that General Custer gave the order to attack his enemy General Custer was a very brave man. He had won many a battle and killed many a man. In fact history tells us ...read more