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  • The Loving Church Series

    Contributed by Paul Green on Oct 28, 2009
    based on 18 ratings
     | 14,239 views

    What is church? If I asked you that question this morning how would you answer? In just one word – what would you say? Boring, irrelevant, out of date, hypocritical – or would you say that it is a place of joy, hope, love, companionship, caring?

    On Sunday 31 May – which was Pentecost Sunday, the BBC showed a service from Kingsgate Community Church in Peterborough. It’s quite a large, dynamic, vibrant church and they were holding a baptismal service. The following day, Chris Moyles, who is a Radio 1 DJ who presents the breakfast show ...read more

  • Getting W.e.l.l. Series

    Contributed by Clifton Mckinley on Aug 3, 2005
    based on 287 ratings
     | 78,061 views

    A challenge to the church to Worship, Evangelize, Learn, & Love.

    Getting W.E.L.L. Acts 2:42-27 God’s original design for the church is found in the book Acts. If there was ever a church growth plan that worked, it was the one used by the first-century church. Talk about effectiveness. This church exploded. Why? Because the believers knew why they were ...read more

  • A Love Affair Between Christ And His Church (Part 4) Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Jul 28, 2002
    based on 46 ratings
     | 2,930 views

    Will we be the church as Jesus desires us to be? The husband and wife relationship pictures the mysterious relationship between Christ and His church. He will make us a NURTURING CHURCH as we are passionately in love with Him.

    We are all saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our church’s most valuable members, Someone Else. Someone’s passing created a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. Else has been with us for many years, and for every one of those years, Someone did far more than a normal person’s ...read more

  • A Love Affair Between Christ And His Church (Part 2) Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Jul 12, 2002
    based on 23 ratings
     | 3,066 views

    Through the husband and wife relationship Paul identifies the mysterious relationship that Christ has with His Church. As we enter into a passionate relationship with Christ, He will make us into a LOVING CHRUCH.

    I like the story about the legalistic Seminary student who wanted to have a scriptural basis for everything he did. He felt he was on solid ground if he could quote chapter & verse to okay all his actions. He was doing fine until he fell in love with a beautiful co-ed. He wanted very much to ...read more

  • The Seven Characteristics Of A Healthy Church

    Contributed by Naveen Balakrishnan on May 17, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 2,392 views

    This passage in Acts takes a look at the seven characteristics of a healthy church. This has to be true of your church for it to grow.

    The Seven Characteristics of a Healthy Church Acts 2:42-47 A. It has to be a LEARNING church. (v. 42a) John 8:31-32; Acts 14:22; 20:7; 2 Timothy 3:14; 2 Peter 3:1-2, 17-18; Matthew 28:19-20 B. It has to be a LISTENING church. (v. 42b) Acts 1:14; 4:31; 6:4; Romans 12:12; Ephesians 6:18; ...read more

  • "Building An Attractive Church"

    Contributed by Gary Smith on Mar 15, 2003
    based on 57 ratings
     | 3,192 views

    If you were looking for a church to serve as your home church, what kind of church would you look for?

    Lexington Church Of God, March 16th, 2003 PM Service “Building An Attractive Church” Text: Acts 2:41-47 (KJV) 41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ ...read more

  • Guaranteed Goal Series

    Contributed by Mary Lewis on Aug 24, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,613 views

    If we seek God’s glory in our lives, we are guaranteed that He will fulfill that goal

    Guaranteed Goal Philippians 1:1-11 1/9/2000 Introduction What would you be willing to attempt if you were guaranteed to win? It would probably change your goals, wouldn’t it? You’d be willing to take risks, because they wouldn’t be risks any more! In ...read more

  • Change My Heart Oh God

    Contributed by John Putty on Apr 16, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,705 views

    sermon on the human heart and how it should relate to God as well as others.

    CHANGE MY HEART OH GOD! I Kings 3:5: ¶In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee. I Kings 3:6: And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in ...read more

  • Lovest Thou Me

    Contributed by David Dailey on Feb 14, 2001
    based on 146 ratings
     | 2,182 views

    A searching question for each Christian.

    LOVEST THOU ME? John 21:17 He saith unto him the 3rd time,"Simon son of Jonas, lovest thou me?" Peter was grieved because he saith unto him the 3rd time," lovest thou me?" And he said unto him Lord thou knowest all things. Thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him "Feed my ...read more

  • Have We Been Changed

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Dec 18, 2001
    based on 308 ratings
     | 1,371 views

    This New Year’s sermon ask the question if we have changed spiritually after 9/11/01. It is also a challenge to be different in 2002.

    Sunday Morning December 30, 2001 New Year’s Sermon Bel Aire Baptist Church HAVE WE BEEN CHANGED? James 1 Introduction: [Play video clip “Now What?”] 1. As we begin to look at the end of year 2001 and toward 2002, I must ask the question, “Have We Been Changed?” 2. As I watched the news ...read more

  • The God That Promises Is The God That Performs

    Contributed by Shane Brooks on May 5, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,412 views

    While Abraham was old he did not consider his own body now dead---Neither the deadness of Sarah’s womb.

    This morning talk about--- Where does God want me to be What does God want me to be Where does God want me to be God has a road he wants us to go down---- We’ve taken the wrong exit Like men- afraid to ask directions There are some pot holes- curves- construction Phillipians ...read more

  • A Love Affair Between Christ And His Church (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Jun 27, 2002
    based on 46 ratings
     | 4,853 views

    Paul describes the great mystery of Christ’s passionate love for the church through the relationship of the husband and wife. What does it look like for the Church to have a passionate relationship with Jesus? It begins with SUBMISSION.

    A Nashville newspaper carried a tongue-in-cheek story about a Mrs. Lila Craig who hadn’t missed attending church in 1,040 Sundays (20 years). The editor commented, “It makes one wonder, what’s the matter with Mrs. Craig? Doesn’t it ever rain or snow in her town on Sunday? Doesn’t she ever have ...read more

  • Drifter's Beware

    Contributed by Chris Layton on Dec 30, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 1,737 views

    For "Christians" who drift through life.

    Drifter’s Beware Hebrews 2:1 Introduction: We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. Hebrew 2:1 There is nothing more pitiful to see than a drifter. Just drifting along – aimlessly, thoughtlessly, hopelessly just drifts along from day ...read more

  • A Healthy, Growing Church

    Contributed by Dr. Kenneth Rhodes, Jr on Jan 2, 2002
    based on 78 ratings
     | 3,195 views

    A sermon that looks at the essentials of a healthy, Biblical, growing church.

    Acts 2:42-47 (NET Bible) 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 together and held ...read more

  • Warriors For The Kingdom

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Dec 12, 2000
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,050 views

    Listen to the sound of the coming revival, there is a call for warriors to rise up in our time.

    Have you heard the warriors call today? Turn to Ephesians 6:10 (READ 10-18) There is a renewed call to arms in the land. 1 Corinthians 16:12 says, "Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be men of courage; be strong." The church must be united and built up for the inevitable ...read more