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  • The Body Of Christ

    Contributed by John Woods on Apr 13, 2016

    Being the local body of Christ.

    1Co 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 1Co 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink more

  • Unity

    Contributed by Michael Bolin on Mar 26, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    A cry for unity in the local body.

  • The Path Of The Church

    Contributed by Jerry Stepp on Nov 24, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Simple directions to follow to keep the local body of the church Strong

    The Path of the Church Acts 2:41-47 * Vv 42 - continued steadfastly: means not to leave or never forsake: forsake what? 1- The doctrine: teaching the principles of the religion 2- Fellowship: a group of people w/ the same interests 3- Breaking of bread: to come more

  • The Tie That Binds And The Lie That Blinds

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on Feb 25, 2004
    based on 4 ratings

    This sermon was part of a series of sermons addressing the need to heal relationships in a local body.

    INTRODUCTION: Luke 4:19, Matt 13:54-58, Mark 6:1-6 These are also the words of our Lord, preached in a synagogue in His hometown of Nazareth. I can imagine how full that synagogue must have been that day. Jesus was surrounded by His family, His childhood friends, and His new disciples. But, more

  • A Passion For The House Series

    Contributed by Emile Wolfaardt on Jul 12, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    God is looking for those who have a passion for His House, for those who have a zeal for His House, for those who are in love with His House - those who share His heart for His house.

    Journeying with John, It’s a Trip (JWJ-12) A Passion for The House John 2:12-25 Before becoming president Teddy Roosevelt was a Sunday School teacher. One day a boy came in with a shiner, and Teddy asked him what had happened. He said another boy was tormenting his sister, so he took a swing more

  • The Autonomous Local Church?

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on May 29, 2015

    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 more

  • "A Prayer For Power” - Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Jul 15, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    Paul prays for believers to experience Christ-likeness, not just on an individual level, but on a corporate level as a local body of believers.

    (Show Video—Stethoscope) Last time, we looked to Paul’s prayer here and noted that he asks for God’s power to work in the lives of the Ephesian believers so that they might enter into Christ-likeness. We pointed out how Christ-likeness is something for us to enter into - to receive, rather more

  • The Ministry Of Presence

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Mar 14, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    There are all types of ministries within the local body. Such as, ushering, teaching, helping, but the greatest ministry is to present.

    The Ministry of Presence Text: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. 11 Again, if two lie down together, more

  • "Why Church Membership?”

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Jun 1, 2010
    based on 13 ratings

    Is church membership a biblical idea? Why should one identify themselves with a local body of believers?

    There was a time when the role of the pastor and the place of the church were respected. A pastor was a person who was held in high esteem in the community just by virtue of his position, and the church was seem as an institution to respect. Those days, however, are gone. The church has fallen more

  • Filling The Gaps Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Aug 2, 2005
    based on 60 ratings

    This message is intended to encourage the members of the body of Christ, His Church, to get busy in the service ministries of the local body.

    FILLING THE GAPS Acts 1:15-26 INTRODUCTION: A. How many of you can remember seeing a revolutionary war movie? 1. One of the most recent is the Patriot with Mel Gibson 2. I’m not a fan about the way they used to do battle 3. Line upon line of red coats on one side of the field more

  • Committed, Faithful, Teachers

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Jan 20, 2018

    Are you discipling your men to become teachers or is your local body relying solely on you?

    2Ti 2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. As Paul told King Agrippa, “this thing was not done in a corner” there were many witnesses still alive that had seen Christ risen from the dead. more

  • Devoted To The Fellowship

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Apr 11, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    The early church was devoted to the fellowship - i.e. their local body of believers - what does this mean for us?

    Devoted to the Fellowship TCF Sermon February 12, 2012 Let me start this morning by reading the Super Bowl translation of our primary text for this morning. Giants 2:42 (NFLV) – They were fans of the Giants story, and were always together with other Giants fans for the Big Game, and more

  • 2005 State Of The Church

    Contributed by James May on Jan 9, 2005
    based on 17 ratings

    This message was presented to our church to share the vision for the coming year and to make sure that we all understand what our real mission is as a Local Body of Christ.

    2005 State of the Church Pastor Jim May In a few days the TV, radio and newspaper networks across the nation will be broadcasting the State of Union address of President George W. Bush. I wanted to seize the moment and give you a “State of the Church” address as well. Today I would like more

  • The Before Principle

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Apr 29, 2013
    based on 4 ratings

    What would you do for a healing, an answer, or maybe peace in you or your family? THis message helped many in our local body.

    The Before Principle 2 Kings 5:14NKJ What would you do for a healing, an answer, or maybe peace in you or your family? So he (Naaman) went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, more

  • Why Be A Member? Series

    Contributed by Stephen Brown on Jan 4, 2016

    There are many opinions about "church membership", but what does Scripture say? If we are to grow in spiritual maturity, we must be connected in a local body of believers.

    In our basic training, we have studied salvation, the church, surrender and lordship. Today, we move our study toward the expectations and responsibilities of those who have been saved and are surrendered to the lordship of Jesus Christ. You can get a membership to just about anything if you more