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  • Why Not To Sleep In Church Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Jan 29, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Exposition on Acts 20:1-16 regarding the ministry of encouragement and edification that Paul had to the early church

    Text: Acts 20:1-16, Title: Why Not to Sleep in Church, Date/Place: NRBC, 2/1/09, AM A. Opening illustration: Just in case your boss catches you asleep at your desk, be ready to blurt out one of these excuses: *They told me at the blood bank that this might happen. *This is just a 15-minute power ...read more

  • And Jesus Stood Still

    Contributed by Tim Shockley on Feb 17, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    In one of the most stressful times of Jesus' life, He heard a single voice cry out for mercy. And He stood still.

    There is a church in downtown Washington, DC, right in an area where there are a lot of street people. Almost every Sunday, a few of them would come into the church and sit in the back pews and watch the service. They are scary people, because they are toothless and dirty and they have not bathed ...read more

  • The Joy Of Forgiveness

    Contributed by Kenneth Stright on Jun 17, 2013
    based on 5 ratings

    Pastoral Care and Psychology in Psalm 32

    THE JOY OF FORGIVENESS Psalm 32 Luke 7:36-8.3 Let me take you on an unique journey through Psalm 32 using some assistance from the world my daughter inhabits – the world of psychology. She speaks a different language at work than I employ here at church but I’m not all that ...read more

  • Adult Bible Fellowships At Tbpc Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Sep 7, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    An Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF) is a group or fellowship of people committed to know and apply the Word of God together in a caring fellowship, with organization to bring about pastoral care, discipleship, and outreach.

    Scripture It can never be said that Adele Gaboury’s neighbors were less than responsible. When her front lawn grew hip-high, they had a local boy mow it down. When her pipes froze and burst, they turned the water off. When the mail spilled out the front door, they called the police. The only thing ...read more

  • So You Call Yourself A Pastor 2 Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Feb 16, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    Exposition of Acts 20:25-28 about the first two of four charges to the Ephesian elders about how to pastor

    Text: Acts 20:25-31, Title: So You Call Yourself a Pastor 2, Date/Place: NRBC, 2/15/09, AM A. Opening illustration: the greatest pastor ever, and maybe the church job descriptions B. Background to passage: the setting is Miletus where Paul has decided to stay, not going to Ephesus because there ...read more

  • You're Not The Boss Of Me

    Contributed by Horace Wimpey on Nov 7, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    In the 13th chapter of Hebrews, the writer tells the church to obey the spiritual leaders that God has placed over them.

    You’re Not The Boss Of Me Hebrews 13: 17&18 Intro: There was a pastor sitting with his board of deacons and they were discussing the budget for the next year. The subject of the pastors salary came up and there was a discussion about his compensation for the next year. One of the ...read more

  • The Space Between (A Summary Of 8 Years As An Army Chaplain)

    Contributed by Steven W. Satterfield on Dec 12, 2014

    Originally in www.ocfusa.org/articles/space-between/ written when I was a Chaplain (Captain) on Active Duty

    In my eight years as a U.S. Army chaplain, the Lord has helped me shorten the space between my warriors, their families, and God. This has been regardless of gender / sexual orientation, race / ethnicity, temperament / personal attributes or impairments, cultural, age or religion. This reminds ...read more

  • “taking The Journey, No One Wants To Take”

    Contributed by Emms International on Oct 19, 2016

    This is a sermon in support of EMMS International (formerly Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society) in support of their Advent 2016 Appeal. It focuses on God's presence with us in the crisis of life and our responsibility to be with others.

    “TAKING THE JOURNEY, NO ONE WANTS TO TAKE” “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 INTRODUCTION Probably all of us have had to make journeys we ...read more

  • Stirring The Ant Hill Series

    Contributed by Mizraim Esquilin on Oct 8, 2004
    based on 28 ratings

    A pastoral approach to Church’s Pastoral Care using Ants as a metaphor

    Stirring the Ant Hill Proverbs 30:24-25 “24 There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise: 25 The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;” I am one of those guys who think that hobbies are needed in order to keep your ...read more

  • When Jesus Appears

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Apr 13, 2001
    based on 82 ratings

    A “Pastoral Care Intervention” that confronts our tendency to live as though Jesus is not present or relevant.

    Text: Luke 24:13-35 Title: When Jesus Appears Series: Lent 2001 Topic: Jesus/Christian Living Theme: Living in Jesus’ Presence Purpose: to be the Holy Spirit’s second witness challenging God’s people in my care to ask Jesus to make himself real to them so that he can reveal himself to others ...read more

  • Growing Deeper By Going Smaller

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Dec 3, 2015

    The local church grows most effectively when it divides into cells to increase discipleship and increase pastoral care.

    “Growing Deeper by Going Smaller” Selected Passages Open They go by different names— cell groups, small groups, care groups, discipleship, groups, grace groups, breakout groups. Whatever they are called, the basic idea is the same: a small gathering of people ...read more

  • Open The Doors Of The Church Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 29, 2014

    Jesus enjoins us to do the will of the Father, but learning how to do God's will is a lifelong journey.

    Thursday of the 1st Week in Advent Joy of the Gospel When I read this passage from the great prophet of Advent, the Hebrew priest Isaiah, my memory goes back almost ten years to our pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Both the Old and New Testaments contain a recurring theme, one we see most ...read more

  • Dying On The Job With No Help

    Contributed by Gregory Thomas on Jan 13, 2016

    Naaman has great qualities but his qualities are not suffice as it relates to his real problem.

    Dying On the Job With No Help!! There are more than 1500 Pastors that willingly leave the ministry for good each month, not because they’ve exhausted their resources, not because they’ve got fired off the job, not because they can’t get the job done, simply because they can’t get help or ...read more

  • Marvelous Faith

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Jan 26, 2001
    based on 68 ratings

    A Pastoral Care message based on the text’s narrative challenging God’s people in my care to put their faith in Jesus into practice.

    Topic: Faith Theme: Practical Faith Purpose: to be the Holy Spirit’s second witness challenging God’s people in my care to put their faith in Jesus into practice. Response: Individuals will indicate their desire to grow in the practice of their faith by requesting a “NEXT STEPS” ...read more

  • "I Will Be With You”

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Nov 11, 2000
    based on 101 ratings

    A pastoral care intervention sermon challenging God’s people in my care to exchange their desire to have control & comfort for faith in God’s promise to be with them.

    WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? Danny Cox, a former jet pilot turned business leader, tells his readers in Seize the Day that when jet fighters were first invented, they "flew much faster than their propeller predecessors. So pilot ejection became a more sophisticated ...read more