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  • The Local Church

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Apr 5, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,658 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 Purpose Of The Local Church Series

    Contributed by Jeff Van Wyk on Jul 15, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,099 views

    God has established the theocratic pattern of government for His people. In every case where man allowed God to govern as He saw fit, there was peace, prosperity, and stability among the people of God.

    The Purpose of the Local Church Hebrews 10:24-25 - And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. God has ...read more

  • The Autonomous Local Church?

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on Jun 1, 2015
     | 711 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

  • Becoming A Peacemaker In The Local Church Series

    Contributed by Dan Proctor on Jan 31, 2013
     | 1,108 views

    The Bible teaches that when a member of the church errs in doctrine or conduct, the other members should hold him accountable and seek to restore him.

    Becoming a Peacemaker in the Local Church Introduction: 1. The words “disciple” and “discipline” come from the same root word which has to do with education or learning. 2. The church should be a place where learning is taking place so that believers can, in turn, ...read more

  • The Anointing In The Local Church Series

    Contributed by Jeff Van Wyk on Jul 15, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,195 views

    We need to connect with the anointing. In other words, when you connect with people, their success becomes your success. When you connect with the anointing, you connect with God. The anointing brings unity to the Body

    The Anointing In The Local Church We need to connect with the anointing. In other words, when you connect with people, their success becomes your success. When you connect with the anointing, you connect with God. God took one hundred and twenty faithful people on the Day of Pentecost and ...read more

  • Equipping In The Local Church Series

    Contributed by Jeff Van Wyk on Jul 15, 2013
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,393 views

    God places individuals in local churches so that they can submit to their leaders and learn from them. Spiritual development seldom takes place outside the institution of the church.

    Equipping In The Local Church God places individuals in local churches so that they can submit to their leaders and learn from them. Spiritual development seldom takes place outside the institution of the church. Becoming skilled in the things of God is not a destination, but a journey of ...read more

  • Practicing In The Local Church Series

    Contributed by Jeff Van Wyk on Aug 5, 2013
     | 1,896 views

    Exercise your spiritual gift so that the Body can be edified and encouraged

    Practicing In The Local Church Understanding Spiritual Gifts The spiritual gifts can be found in the following passages of Scripture: Romans 12:6-8 - Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to ...read more

  • How A Local Church Is Killed

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Jan 11, 2012
    based on 10 ratings
     | 7,968 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

  • The Building Of A Local Church

    Contributed by Ryan Davis on Sep 26, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 4,155 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

  • Why Belong To A Local Church

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jun 26, 2011
    based on 14 ratings
     | 10,885 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

  • A Local Church With A Global Vision

    Contributed by John Perry on Feb 7, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,040 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

  • The Goals Of The Local Church

    Contributed by Emil Boniog on Dec 12, 2003
    based on 33 ratings
     | 2,217 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

  • Making War In The Local Church Series

    Contributed by Jeff Van Wyk on Jul 15, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,211 views

    Many new believers are not taught how to overcome the onslaught of the evil one and become confused and disorientated when things begin to go wrong.

    Making War In The Local Church 1 Peter 5:8-9 - Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. The ...read more

  • Growing In The Local Church Series

    Contributed by Jeff Van Wyk on Jul 21, 2013
     | 2,948 views

    There is a process that God has for you to fulfill your purpose, but you need to cooperate with God because He has placed a seed of success inside of you.

    Growing In The Local Church Philippian 1:6 - Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Reasons to grow spiritually: * Gives you authority over the enemy * Makes you tough * Allows you to discover your ...read more

  • The Local Church: All In The Family Series

    Contributed by Dan Proctor on Jun 16, 2015
     | 2,599 views

    All of us that know Christ as our Savior are part of the same family and household. We are all in the family of God. But just as physical families can experience conflict and turmoil, spiritual families can too!

    The Local Church: All in the Family 1 Timothy 5:1-8 www.crbible.com/sermons Introduction: 1. All of us that know Christ as our Savior are part of the same family and household (Ephesians 2:19). We have the same Father (Ephesians 4:6) and are members of the same body (Ephesians 4:4). We are ...read more