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  • Service -- A Mark Of Discipleship Series

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Jan 30, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,968 views

    One of the Seven Marks of Discipleship is service in and beyond the congregation.

    (Preface note to the reader: Our church elders identified 7 Marks of Discipleship. Six are suggested by Michael Foss in his book, "Power Surge." To his six, we added the seventh -- Evangelism. These marks are: Spiritual Friendships, Serve Others in and beyond the congregation, Pray Daily, ...read more

  • Spiritual Friendship -- A Mark Of Discipleship Series

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Jan 16, 2004
    based on 48 ratings
     | 3,964 views

    Spiritual Friendship is one of the expecations God has of his disciples. This sermon looks at several Scripture passages to identify the keys to building a successful Spiritual Friendship.

    (Preface note to the reader: Our church elders identified 7 Marks of Discipleship. Six are suggested by Michael Foss in his book, "Power Surge." To his six, we added the seventh -- Evangelism. These marks are: Spiritual Friendships, Serve Others in and beyond the congregation, Pray Daily, ...read more

  • Prayer - A Mark Of Discipleship Series

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Feb 20, 2004
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,325 views

    Prayer is one of the seven marks of discipleship our elders have identified for our church. But in our prayer life, we often struggle over the issue of unanswered prayer.

    I read a story once about a woman who was dying in a hospital bed. Her two daughters were by her side. All day one of the daughters had been praying vigorously and passionately. But when the family’s pastor came to the hospital room, one of the daughters whispered to him, "I just can’t seem to get ...read more

  • "Cowardly Christian Or Bold Believer?”

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Mar 25, 2003
    based on 129 ratings
     | 8,496 views

    In Acts chapter four we read the word boldness three times, a mark of discipleship is boldness. Are you a bold believer, or are you a cowardly Christian?

    “Cowardly Christian or Bold Believer?” Acts 4 Their was once a little boy who owned a cure dog. A man came along and asked the boy; “what kind of dog is that?” The boy replied; “Why it’s a police dog.” The man said, “it doesn’t look like a police dog.” To which the boy said, “Well, he’s in ...read more

  • Renewal Of Bapitsm Series

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Jan 16, 2004
    based on 22 ratings
     | 1,354 views

    In a series on the Seven Marks of Discipleship that have been identified by the elders of Good Shepherd Church, this sermon prepares for that series as the congregation participates in a Renewal of Baptism service

    The writer of Ephesians says, “There is one baptism.” Presbyterians believe that very literally. Other churches may baptize their members many times. I know if I were to suddenly become a Southern Baptist, my baptism wouldn’t count. I’d have to be rebaptized. I know some people who every ...read more

  • The Love Principle Series

    Contributed by Chris Hodges on Jul 30, 2003
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,718 views

    To note that a true disciple of Christ is one who loves as Jesus loves.

    Marks of Discipleship #2: The Love Principle Text: John 13:33-34 Thesis: To note that a true disciple of Christ is one who loves as Jesus loves. Introduction: (1) John mentions 3 marks of discipleship. (2) Today, we will look at the second of the three, which is love. (a) This ...read more

  • The Fruit Principle Series

    Contributed by Chris Hodges on Jul 30, 2003
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,835 views

    To note that a true disciple of Christ bears fruit.

    Marks of Discipleship #3: The Fruit Principle Text: John 15:7-8 Thesis: To note that a true disciple of Christ bears fruit. Introduction: (1) John gives 3 marks of discipleship. (2) The 3rd is the “fruit principle.” Discussion: I. What is the fruit that we are to ...read more

  • The Continuance Principle Series

    Contributed by Chris Hodges on Jul 30, 2003
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,705 views

    To note that a true disciple of Christ is one who continually lives according to Words of Jesus.

    Marks of Discipleship #1: The Continuance Principle Text: John 8:31-32 Thesis: To note that a true disciple of Christ is one who continually lives according to Words of Jesus. Introduction: (1) We are to be disciples of Christ. (a) A disciple is “one who accepts and ...read more

  • Discipleship:what A Way To Live!

    Contributed by Abraham Shanklin on Jun 30, 2003
    based on 146 ratings
     | 11,613 views

    A Disciple is one who is a lifelong learner and follower of Christ determining to go where He goes, do what He does, and to say what He says.

    Discipleship: What A Way To Live! Scripture Reference: Acts 11:19 – 26 Introduction I believed today that a church should require dynamic worship, dynamic fellowship, dynamic opportunities to understand and apply the word, dynamic opportunities to serve the Kingdom of God both locally and ...read more

  • Can We Pass The Test?

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 12, 2001
    based on 354 ratings
     | 30,167 views

    I wonder how we would score if there were a test available that could reveal just how faithful & devout a Christian we really are - that really measured the level of our spirituality? (Powerpoint Available - #228)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Powerpoint slides are available at no charge. Just e-mail me at mnewland@sstelco.com with your request - #228.) A. Not long ago I preached a sermon entitled “The Love Test” in which we mentioned that passage of scripture where Jesus ...read more

  • Leading God's Way

    Contributed by Eric Amundson on Mar 29, 2001
    based on 79 ratings
     | 3,167 views

    The right response to God’s call

    In a few moments, we are going to ordain and install new deacons and elders in our church. This is a very appropriate passage for this occasion. For this is a first passage in Luke of Jesus calling forth leadership – particular people to follow him in a specific way. And looking at Peter and his ...read more

  • Reason #4: We're Co-Heirs With Christ Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Nov 12, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 3,861 views

    We see God, not as a harsh master, but as a loving father, who offers us a close, personal relationship and a secure inheritance.

    Sermon Series> Romans 8, Reasons to be ENCOURAGED Reason #4: We’re sealed as co-heirs with Christ, 8:15-18 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts We’re part of the family! Paul points out that, although once were in bondage to sin, we’ve been purchased from ...read more

  • Empowering Confidence In Others Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jan 25, 2001
    based on 71 ratings
     | 4,170 views

    Three reasons why God wants every follower of Jesus Christ to be empowered with the confidence to minister to others.

    Do you know what a paradigm shift is? A paradigm shift occurs when our most fundamental assumptions are shaken, resulting in an entirely new way of looking at things. When people realized that the universe revolved around the sun instead of the earth, that was a paradigm shift. Everything we ...read more

  • Standing Firm In Trials Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Mar 19, 2003
    based on 116 ratings
     | 23,910 views

    Persecution is promised to believers; therefore we should not be surprised when we encounter trials of various kinds. In the midst of difficulties, we must continue to increase in love for people as we anticipate the return of Christ.

    Standing Firm in Trials Here are a few breaking prayer needs that have been compiled by a ministry called “Open Doors.” (Taken from the Pastor’s Guide for the “International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church,” www.opendoorsusa.org). Vietnamese authorities recently arrested a pastor and ...read more