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  • Whatever It Takes

    Contributed by Nathan Eyland on Jan 21, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    The challenge for an old church becoming a new church

    Over the Christmas / New Year period while Leni was away in Greece with most of her immediate family, I spent some time staying with her brother in the City. We had some friends over and they were staying in our place, so I took the opportunity to get to know Leni’s brother better. One of the ...read more

  • The Church In Jerusalem

    Contributed by Bob Soulliere on Feb 6, 2010

    That church was the hottest church in the New Testament...or since. They were the poorest church (Paul took offerings from other churches to support them) and yet they won more souls and offered the greatest threat to Satan. They suffered more and yet had

    Acts 6:7 THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM 7So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith. The verse we have just read is an excellent description of the church in Jerusalem. That church was the hottest ...read more

  • Foundation Of The Apostles

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on May 26, 2015

    Having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone. - Ephesians 2:20 When we consider this verse it seems strange for modern evangelical believers to read that the foundation of the church ..

    Having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone. - Ephesians 2:20 When we consider this verse it seems strange for modern evangelical believers to read that the foundation of the church is on apostles and prophets with Jesus ...read more

  • 30th Anniversary

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on May 31, 2007
    based on 76 ratings

    I preached this sermon for our 30th Anniversary. 1. God WAS Here in the past 2. God Will be Here in the Future. 3. Most importantly, God is here today.

    Introduction 1. They say that dogs age 7 times faster than their owners... a 10 year old dog is the same as a 70 year old man... They don’t say anything like that for churches... do churches age the same as people?... a church 30 years old is like a 30 year old person?... Or, is it like ...read more

  • The Mission Minded Church Series

    Contributed by A. David Hart on Jul 16, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    To show the importance of the church getting active in missions. Particularly within the body of Chirst.

    THE MISSION MINDED CHURCH Acts 11:27-30 My brothers and my sisters, this text is showing us the importance of being mission minded. If there is anything, we can take away from this text, it would be that we the church should not only be willing, but determined ...read more

  • "... A Tongue Rested ..."

    Contributed by Ken Harris on Jan 14, 2004
    based on 28 ratings

    The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to others that THE GIFT of SPEAKING in TONGUES rested on everyone IN THE HOUSE.

    U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris Fort Stewart, Georgia BIG IDEA: SPEAKING IN TONGUES IS A GIFT THAT SHOWED- UP ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST WITH THE POURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. REFERENCES: Ezekiel 37:1-14 (Ezekiel in the valley of dry bones); 1 Corinthian 14:1-5 (Paul ...read more

  • The Church Of Acts

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on Jan 26, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Sermon for "Old Fashioned Sunday"

    The Church of Acts (Acts 4:32-35) - Considering Old Time Religion I wondered about some of the old church habits - I wondered about how God would call us today to act knowing what He has already done - Tonight, let’s examine the old church; let’s get honest about what we need to do - Let’s ...read more

  • Where Is Your Faith? Series

    Contributed by James Galbraith on Apr 13, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    #5 in a series, this sermon uses the event of Jesus calming the storm to ask where do we place our faith.

    Questions Jesus asked #5 “Where is your faith?” – Luke 8:22-25 By James Galbraith Bethel First Baptist Church – February 8, 2004 Introduction Swan Quarter Tale Sometime in the 1870s, the good citizens of Swan Quarter, North Carolina decided that it was high time to build a church. ...read more

  • How Do We Please God? - Pt 1

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Oct 5, 2004
    based on 17 ratings

    How do we please God? By regularly examining our motives and priorities against God’s standards.

    Recently someone in our congregation shared a photocopy of an article from the May 13, 1955 (that’s right, 1955) issue of Housekeeping Monthly entitled The Good Wife’s Guide that feature tips on how to please their husbands when they come home from work. Here are some excerpts: • Have dinner ...read more

  • Choosing A Church

    Contributed by David Hersey on Mar 27, 2015

    We must choose the Lord's church. There is only one. And that's the one we need to be a part of. We need to choose correctly and wisely. The choices we make in life are going to effect us the rest of our lives on earth and in the eternal hereafter.

    Choosing a Church The Christian Chronicle has recently reported that the number of Church of Christ adherents (members and their unbaptized children) continues to decline. Since 2003, the number is down 102,000 or 6.2%. During the same time, the number of congregations fell by 708, or ...read more

  • Barnabas, A Much Needed Friend Series

    Contributed by A. David Hart on Mar 11, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    This sermon will show us the importance of having a friend that will put his neck on the line for a brother or sister of the faith.

    BARNABAS, A MUCH NEEDED FRIEND Acts 9:23-31 While reading last month about the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin Germany, there is a story about a friendship that was birthed between Jesse Owens a Black man and Luz Long a German. Both men were competing in ...read more

  • "The Religion Police"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Aug 28, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    Our value as a person has nothing to do with having our name on the up in lights. God loves us; we can’t improve on that! You don’t have to try and prove you are worthwhile by sneaking your nametag a little higher up on the table. And praise God for that!

    Luke 14:1-14 “The Religion Police” By: Ken Sauer, Pastor of East Ridge United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN Luke opens chapter 14 by telling us that Jesus “went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee,” on the Sabbath and that “he was being carefully ...read more

  • The Great Equalizer

    Contributed by Clair Sauer on Jul 27, 2010
    based on 5 ratings

    Our experience at shared meals and Christ's stories of common suppers remind us of our call to radical hospitality; our call to invite and welcome all at the Lord's Table!

    I have been generously blessed in my thirty years of life. Like so many of you, I can point to different things along the way that were particularly important to me, and perhaps still are, even if I didn’t realize it at the time. One such blessing in my life was the regular evening meals in ...read more

  • #3 Choices Have Consequences: Another Plan Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jun 19, 2002
    based on 30 ratings

    #3 in Choices and Consequences, God has ANOTHER PLAN, search for His Will.

    CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES HAVE ANOTHER PLAN By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com Part #3 of 3 The Choice? TEXT: Deut.30:19... I call on heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore CHOOSE LIFE, that ...read more

  • What's Under Our Steeple?

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 23, 2005
    based on 12 ratings

    A sermon about the role and function of the church.

    WHAT’S UNDER OUR STEEPLE? Mark 11:15-18 INTRO: My seminary Pastoral Ministries professor, C. W. Brister, in one of his books, tells about a pastor who received a distressed young woman into his study one day. She told the pastor how a few minutes earlier, she had almost ...read more