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  • A Model Of Ministry

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Dec 9, 2017
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,697 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
     | 3,434 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
     | 2,587 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
     | 875 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
     | 3,534 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
     | 600 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
     | 17,403 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

  • The Definition Of True Love

    Contributed by Dan Borchert on Aug 30, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,577 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

  • You've Got The Power

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 2, 2003
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,066 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 Song Of The Shepherd Series

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 15, 2000
    based on 93 ratings
     | 2,301 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

  • Marks Of Effective Ministry

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Nov 10, 2001
    based on 48 ratings
     | 2,812 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

  • How The Holy Spirit Empowers Us To Be Christ's Witnesses

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 59 ratings
     | 6,853 views

    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

    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

  • Feeding The 5000 - A Lesson In Ministry Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on May 15, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,748 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

  • Integrating Belief And Behavior Series

    Contributed by Dan Cale on May 15, 2008
     | 1,895 views

    This is the first in a 3 part series that ivestigates what faith looks like when it has integrity. This first sermon explores the ideas of integrating Belief and Behavior.

    Faith Integrity The Integration of Belief and Behavior Matthew 5:13-20 The roots of the series that I want to begin today are found in what Quint Bryan shared with us last week. As he talked about coaching models of ministry and living, it began to stir in me the foundations of the teachings ...read more

  • A Biblical Model For Serving God Series

    Contributed by Tim Huie on Mar 17, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,073 views

    All Christians are gifted and expected to use that gift. Not all service is pleasing to the One who gifted us, however!

    Note: Narrative is not normative, but see II Thess. 3:9 A BIBLICAL MODEL FOR MINISTRY I THESS 2:1-12 1. Illus. of my call into ministry • Knew God had called me to this work. 2. You may not realize it, but if you are a Christian God has called you to be a minister too! God’s plan is this: He ...read more