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  • The Local Church

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Apr 5, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,650 views

    What Jesus taught about the church.

    Matthew 16:13-18 Baptist Distinctives: The Local Church Solomon said that there’s nothing new under the sun. With that in mind, I’ll give credit to Neal Cole for this sermon. I borrowed it from his book, Organic Church. Introduction A. Review aim of sermon series – today I want to deal ...read more

  • The Local Mission

    Contributed by Michael Adams on Jun 23, 2018
     | 385 views

    This message details population of our home town, number of churches and possible church attendence. The possible financial outreach each church may have and witnessing to our own local mission field.

    Fairborn, Ohio Population 33,780 Number of churches: 63 Divided equally by each church is 563 Divided by 2 = 268 Divided by 4 = 134 Divided by 8 = 67 100 people per congregation (middle ground of last two) Surveys and estimates say less than 10% in any ...read more

  • The Autonomous Local Church?

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on Jun 1, 2015
     | 709 views

    If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice—nor do the churches of God. - 1 Corinthians 11:16 It is amazing how much we can be influenced by our upbringing and also our surrounding environment. This in no way is differ ...

    If anyone wants to be contentious about this, we have no other practice—nor do the churches of God. - 1 Corinthians 11:16 It is amazing how much we can be influenced by our upbringing and also our surrounding environment. This in no way is different with our view of Christian practices and ...read more

  • Disgracing Local Evil Weapons

    Contributed by Daniel Olukoya on Apr 17, 2009
    based on 20 ratings
     | 11,252 views

    Our message this week which is entitled, “Disgracing local evil weapons” can also be called “Instructions for warfare.” Psalm 74:20 says, “Have respect unto the covenant; for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.” It talks a

    DISGRACING LOCAL EVIL WEAPONS Dr. D. K. Olukoya Our message this week,which is entitled “Disgracing local evil weapons,” can also be called “Instructions for warfare.” Psalm 74:20 says, “Have respect unto the covenant: for the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.” ...read more

  • How A Local Church Is Killed

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Jan 11, 2012
    based on 10 ratings
     | 7,953 views

    New Testament churches do not naturally die; they are so constituted that they cannot die a natural death. They may, however, be killed, but even in this, they can hardly be killed by outsiders except by the annihilation of the entire membership. Churches

    Intro: New Testament churches do not naturally die; they are so constituted that they cannot die a natural death. They may, however, be killed, but even in this, they can hardly be killed by outsiders except by the annihilation of the entire membership. Churches are most often killed form the ...read more

  • A Local Hero - Shamgar

    Contributed by Norm Beckett on Dec 22, 2000
    based on 124 ratings
     | 3,809 views

    In a world of uncertainty and insecurity, spiritual people are needed.

    A LOCAL HERO - SHAMGAR “After Ehud came Shamgar son of Anath, who struck down six hundred Philistines with an ox goad” (Judges 3: 31). In the book of Joshua, God was with the whole nation as they conquered the land of promise. But, in Judges, God turned from the nation and gave victory to ...read more

  • Support Your Local Pastor...

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Oct 25, 2009
    based on 9 ratings
     | 6,699 views

    This is an open letter to encourage people to see the man of God as the man of God and help support him...

    Dear FRIEND! HELP! DON’T ALLOW A MAN OF GOD TO DROWN... Many preachers have a crisis after years of ministry. Preachers are hurting and they do not know how to find relief. They may act strong before the people, but broken behind the scenes... I have been in ministry several years and there can ...read more

  • Why Belong To A Local Church

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jun 26, 2011
    based on 14 ratings
     | 10,861 views

    Many go for years without ever becoming an active member in a local congregation. A myriad of excuses are given for not joining. We need to understand what the church is and the reasons for belonging to a local church.

    Why Belong to a Local Church? Acts 2:41-47 Introduction: Often I meet people who have become Christians but for whatever reason fail to follow Christ in baptism and to become members of a Bible believing church. Some have been obedient in baptism but go for years without ever becoming an active ...read more

  • The Goals Of The Local Church

    Contributed by Emil Boniog on Dec 12, 2003
    based on 33 ratings
     | 2,215 views

    The first word "Life" in the name of our church "Life In Christ" defines acrostically the goals of the local church.

    THE GOALS OF OUR CHURCH Acts 2:42-47 42 They were devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Reverential awe came on everyone, and many wonders and miraculous signs came about by the apostles. 44 All who believed were ...read more

  • "Recapturing A Vision For The Local Church"

    Contributed by Jerry Depoy on May 22, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,381 views

    Why is the local Church so important? I am going to give to you these ten points without elaborating on them. May the Holy Spirit do that for you!

    Why is the local Church so important? I am going to give to you these ten points without elaborating on them. May the Holy Spirit do that for you! 1. The local Church is: The center of God’s evangelistic effort. (Acts 2:47 KJV) Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the ...read more

  • The Building Of A Local Church

    Contributed by Ryan Davis on Sep 26, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 4,146 views

    How to be used of God in the building a Local Church

    The Building of a Local Church Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:5-11 5. Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 6. I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7. So then neither is he that planteth any ...read more

  • Global And Local: Sharing The Gospel Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Mar 14, 2017
     | 1,873 views

    We should constantly ask God to reveal to us those ways in which we may be overlooking the opportunities to be like Christ and Mary in our daily lives.

    Thursday of second week in Lent 2017 Joy of the Gospel Many people think that Jesus made up the parables, that He was a kind of novelist. I belong to a school of thought that sees Jesus as one acutely aware of what is going on around him, and who understands as nobody else does what is behind ...read more

  • Harmony In The Local Church Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 31, 2006
    based on 40 ratings
     | 7,047 views

    God’s will for us is not only relevant when we are at peace, but it is also relevant during conflict.

    Harmony in the Local Church (I Peter 3:8-12) 1. When conflict arises, some Christians throw out all or many of the rules. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde "Stevenson’s man found a trick by which he could change himself into the person of another man, make an actual ...read more

  • The Local Church Is The Hope Of The World Series

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on Sep 9, 2009
    based on 8 ratings
     | 18,480 views

    The last of the 5 part series based on the Core Beliefs of HBC

    The Local Church Is the Hope of the World Matthew 16:17-19 * This morning I begin with a confession. These five Core Beliefs which we agree and have now spent 5 weeks on have been my personal core beliefs for almost 15 years. In praying about this message, I was attempting to recall where I had ...read more

  • A Local Church With A Global Vision

    Contributed by John Perry on Feb 7, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,011 views

    God's call to the local church is that we would look beyond the boundaries of our own city to have a global vision.

    Bunbury 7/02/10 Sun am “A local church w/ a global vision” Intro: In the great event of the second coming of Jesus Christ when it seems as though the entire world comes under the sway of the devil – God has a plan! We sometimes forget as Christians that this world; ...read more