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  • A Model Of Ministry

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Dec 9, 2017
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,547 views

    We must learn to become all things to all men, that we might indeed WIN/GAIN some for Christ to SAVE.

    A MODEL OF MINISTRY 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 The Apostle Paul has argued that, as their minister, he had every right to expect a wage from the church in Corinth (1 Corinthians 9:14). However, and somewhat surprisingly, he then turns the idea on its head: ‘Nevertheless, we have not used this ...read more

  • Faith Of The Roman Officer - Lesson 16 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Oct 20, 2016
     | 3,363 views

    Applying principles of the Beatitudes to ministry

    A. INTRODUCTION After the Sermon on the Mount, the disciples needed a “model of ministry,” i.e., an opportunity to see how the principles of the Beatitudes apply to ministry. The Power of Role Model: “Tell me who your heroes are, and I’ll tell you what you’ll be ...read more

  • Eliminating The Laity Series

    Contributed by Scott Spencer on Jan 11, 2015
     | 2,522 views

    What we need in our day is to refocus on the biblical model for ministry.

    Ephesians: Our Identity in Christ ~ Part 15 Eliminating the Laity Ephesians 4:11-12 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of ...read more

  • To Each One Grace Has Been Given

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Nov 19, 2005
    based on 3 ratings
     | 870 views

    If Christ brought you to this congregation, then Christ has given you a special grace to serve in a way that is needed within this congregation.

    Early on in my seminary career, I was asked by a committee charged with my nurture as a fledgling pastor-wannabe about my role models for ministry. “Who,” the committee asked, “did I consider to be an example to follow?” “Who was my role model for ministry?” I guess it was a reasonable ...read more

  • The Activation Factor Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Aug 2, 2011
     | 3,491 views

    The activation factor in church health is to get every member involved in ministry.

    SERIES: HEALTHY CHURCH! “THE ACTIVATION FACTOR” EPHESIANS 4:7-16 OPEN We finish up our series on church health this morning. First thing this morning, I want us to consider how we know that a human body is dying. One of the indicators is when the individual members of ...read more

  • The Hope Of Provision

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Jun 19, 2001
    based on 18 ratings
     | 583 views

    God is our shepherd and He will provide for us

    A Story of Provision Psalm 23 June 17, 2001 I. God is our Shepherd A. We are the sheep of God 1. The qualities of sheep a.) We belong to God – He has bought us with a price b.) There is no mistaking the fact that we are not our own. Everything we are and everything we have is because of ...read more

  • Guideline #7: Every Member In Ministry Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Nov 3, 2003
    based on 181 ratings
     | 17,345 views

    Being a Christian means being a minister.

    SERIES: “GOD-GIVEN GUIDELINES FOR GROWING A GREAT CHURCH” TEXT: EPHESIANS 4:7-16 TITLE: Guideline #7: “EVERY MEMBER IN MINISTRY” (bulk of material from Bob Russel’s When God Builds A Church) INTRODUCTION: A. Sometimes it’s extremely difficult to get a well-established church to get ...read more

  • Marks Of Effective Ministry

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Nov 10, 2001
    based on 48 ratings
     | 2,797 views

    Peter reveals the patterns for effective, life changing and life giving ministry

    Marks of Effective Ministry Acts 9.32-43 July 6, 1997 Evening Service Introduction 1. People taking time with me to help make the adjustment 2. Ministry is all about making time: Jesus made time for the sick, Annias took time to minister to Saul, Paul took the time to train Timothy and to ...read more

  • The Song Of The Shepherd Series

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 15, 2000
    based on 93 ratings
     | 2,235 views

    God cares for the needs that we have like a shepherd cares for sheep and a host cares for guests

    Song of the Shepherd Psalm 23 August 17, 1997 Evening Service Introduction I. A sheep farm: Sheep are frail and dumb animals, they need constant care and constant supervision, without this they will die or be injured II. We are the sheep of God: We need God’s care and supervision, we need ...read more

  • You've Got The Power

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 2, 2003
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,048 views

    Jesus knew that the apostles could not succeed unless they were continually filled with the Spirit’s divine grace, power and love for people who are struggling with their sins.

    1. Many people are afraid of witnessing because they fear being rejected, criticized or misunderstood. However, Christ knew that every single individual needs a Spirit empowered testimony to be delivered from an eternity in hell, sin and misery. Without the strength of the Holy Spirit, the facts of ...read more

  • The Definition Of True Love

    Contributed by Dan Borchert on Aug 30, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,544 views

    Love, love, love. We hear that word trown around like it is no big deal. What is true love. True love comes from God

    The Definition of True Love I John 3:11-24 Introduction A. Love. Hmm many many different thoughts come to our mind, what are some though that come to yours? (Husband, work, dogs etc…) B. How about love for God? What type of Love does God want from us? How do ...read more

  • If The Foundation Is Destroyed

    Contributed by J. Darren Duncan on Oct 25, 2013
     | 3,216 views

    Keeping the Fundamentals of the Faith Safe in these changing Times!

    IF THE FOUNDATION BE DESTROYED WHAT CAN THE RIGHTEOUS DO? Psalms 11:1-3 A judge was interviewing a woman regarding her pending divorce, and asked, "What are the grounds for your divorce?" She replied, "About four acres and a nice little home in the middle of the property with a stream ...read more

  • Feeding The 5000 - A Lesson In Ministry Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on May 15, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,719 views

    If you’re in ministry you don’t always have the luxury of being able to do just what you want. Sometimes you have to give up your own desires in order to serve God in some way

    The Romance of Ministry It wasn’t fair. If it were you or me we’d be feeling so frustrated. The disciples were on a high. They’d just got back from a mission trip. They’d been preaching the gospel, casting out demons and healing people, just like Jesus. But now there were ...read more

  • Be Transformed Series

    Contributed by Brian Black on May 25, 2007
    based on 13 ratings
     | 5,302 views

    A series that looks at what it takes to live transformed lives.

    Been doing some reading and a lot of thinking . . . (1) What does it mean to be the church? What is it supposed to look like? Are we close? If we could start over, would we change anything? Not doubting God, but re-evaluating our strategies … Are we more concerned with… • programs or ...read more

  • How Did I Get Here?

    Contributed by Doug Gilford on Jun 8, 2002
    based on 121 ratings
     | 7,601 views

    This sermon deals with the serious nature of sin, and what leads people up to that point.

    How did I get here? Introduction: Have you ever did something wrong and wondered, how did get here? You know what I mean. Life is great one day and then BANG your world is turned upside down. Patrick Means wrote in his book, Men’s secret wars: 9 years ago my world turned upside down. ...read more