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  • The Greatest Business

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Jan 25, 2007
    based on 9 ratings

    Examine the high calling of being a servant of Jesus Christ.

    What is the greatest business in the world? You have probably heard some variation of the story of the three boys who were comparing notes concerning their fathers. One boy (who’s father was a poet)said "My father can write a few words on a paper and get $10,000 for his work." Another boy (who’s more

  • Deacon Ordination

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on Jan 14, 2008
    based on 11 ratings

    Ordination message for a Deacon at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

    Deacon Ordination - Chad Dopson January 13, 2008 Introduction (Have Lisa come up to the pulpit with me.) This morning is a very special morning in the life of Chad and Michelle, and for our church. Today Chad takes a tremendous step in the ministry to His Lord by becoming a Deacon here more

  • God's Special Servants: Deacons

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Sep 8, 2003
    based on 126 ratings

    Appointing Deacons reminds us of the challenges God has given to all of us to follow Christ closely and work for his cause.

    God’s Special Servants: Deacons I found this interesting illustration that is appropriate to today’s celebration of our new deacons… **Bruce Larson, in his book "Wind and Fire," points out some interesting facts about Sandhill Cranes: He says: These large birds, who fly great distances more

  • From Moses To Christ Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Sep 22, 2003
    based on 68 ratings

    The Old Covenant of Moses was written on stone in Ten Commandments. Where was the New Covenant written? Look at what God tells us!

    From Moses to Christ 2 Corinthians 3 In this chapter we have a contrast between the old and new covenants. What seems to be happening is this: some false teachers who are attempting to undermine his credibility and authority in the church here are accusing Paul. He saves his biggest more

  • Against All Odds

    Contributed by J Bernard Taylor on Oct 10, 2007
    based on 18 ratings

    God sent a letter through Jeremiah to the captives in Babylon telling them that he still had plans and a welfare for them.He would still bring them out. When God has plans for you he can overcome all odds against us in life.

    Against All Odds Have you ever experienced the odds against you? It’s not easy when the odds are against you in any field of endeavor. When I graduated from college in 1949 with a major in accounting the odds of me finding a job in the accounting field were against more

  • Deacon Ordination Charge

    Contributed by Bruce Allen on May 26, 2006
    based on 87 ratings

    This sermon is a charge to the deacons at an ordination service.

    Deacon Ordination Charge Acts 6:3 Introduction This morning this church has gathered together to ordain the following two men – C. E. and J. O. – as deacons. The term “Deacon” is a term which is our English transliteration of the Greek word diakonos. This Greek word is found 29 times more

  • Charge To Deacons

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Sep 8, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Charge preached at a deacon ordination from Jesus’ teaching on leadership in Matthew 20:25-28

    Text: Matt 20:25-28, Title: Charge to the Deacons, Date/Place: NRBC, 9/6/09, PM A. Opening illustration: A Church called a new pastor at 60 years of age. His first sermon was 15 minutes long. Kinda short but fine for the folks. The next week he preached for 20 minutes. That was Ok, too. But the more

  • The End Of Things

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Mar 12, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Farewell sermon.

    There is nothing more poignant than considering the end of things. Whenever we experience the end of things it helps us consider what is really important. I was struck this week by John Piper’s journal entry: He recounted as he sat beside the bed of his father keeping a vigil. He monitored his more

  • Voice Of The Shepherd

    Contributed by Jon Lipka on Mar 4, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    We must know the voice of Jesus our Shepherd, because he is calling us to follow Him.

    A few weeks ago, I woke up with a painful ear infection. So I went to the doctor’s office to have it looked at. After I signed in at the desk, I sat down and waited for the nurse to call. And I waited, and waited, and waited. Finally, I looked at my watch and saw that it had been nearly 90 more

  • The Call!

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jan 3, 2013

    Have you received a call from God to do something for Him? Has God been calling you? Have you answered the call picked up the hotline from heaven or ignored it-ran from it-didn’t believe it? We need to respond to God’s call by answering the phone and say

    The Call Video Illustration: Evan Almighty – His call to build and Ark and His response to Gods call from Thesis: Have you received a call from God to do something for Him? Has God been calling you? Have you answered the call picked up the hotline from heaven or ignored more

  • Principles For An Effective Ministry

    Contributed by Charles Wall, Jr. on Jun 12, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    Principles for an effective ministry shared at an Ordination Service.

    Derrick, I am honored to be able to give you this charge tonight. And as I thought about what to share w/ you I found myself thinking not simply about tonight but what I would want to hear about Derrick Ronk 10, 15, 20 years down the road? Now there are a number of things I pray I will hear such more

  • Ordination Charge To The Church

    Contributed by Christopher Hill on Jan 1, 2004
    based on 91 ratings

    The church is to honor, care for, and protect the person God has called to ministry and whom they recognize by ordination.

    As a church you have recognized something I have known for quite a while – God has called my friend Ryan into full-time ministry. In December you called him to be your pastor. I am proud to have been Ryan’s pastor and fellow minister. I am even more proud today to be a part of his ordination – more

  • Ordinary People--Extraordinary Deeds: Serving God Series

    Contributed by Douglas Bryan on May 5, 2005
    based on 27 ratings

    This message is part of a series of sermons that takes a look at how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things empowered by Him. This sermon focuses on Timothy who was used by God even though he was still quite young.

    ORDINARY PEOPLE–EXTRAORDINARY DEEDS SERVING GOD Ordination Service 1 Timothy 4:11-16 INTRODUCTION: A. Over the past few weeks we have been looking at how God, throughout history, has used ordinary people to do extraordinary deeds 1. I want to continue that series this morning as we more

  • The Office Of Deacon

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Aug 9, 2004
    based on 47 ratings

    An ordination sermon

    The WINDOW Bible Teaching Ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC A fellowship of faith, family and friendships --------------------------------------------- August 8, 2004 A sermon preached on the occasion of the Deacon ordination of Mr. Bob more

  • Send Others! Series

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Jun 25, 2010
    based on 2 ratings

    The local church is an agency of commissioning and sending. Are we deliberately training those called to ministry and affirming them via sending at the Holy Spirit's prompting?

    Series Review (Midweek): Week 1: An Encounter with the King - Have the willingness to be sent! Isaiah 6 – Having the willingness to be sent & commissioned Isaiah 6:8 – “Here am I, send me!” Week 2: The Great Commission - In obedience to the Lord, be sent and make more