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  • How To Have A Godly Search For A New Pastor

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jun 12, 2019
     | 1,081 views

    Outline with Scripture to help the church go forward. Used as a prayer reminder.

    HOW TO HAVE A GODLY SEARCH FOR YOUR NEW PASTOR THREE ESSENTIALS FROM GOD’S WORD: 1. BE PRAYERFUL: During this time of transition, nothing is more important than pouring out your prayers to the Lord. James 1:5 - “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and ...read more

  • How To Choose A Pastor Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jul 3, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,082 views

    A look at two of the sections in 1 Timothy that deal with the pastoral role.

    - First, let me say up front that this is not going to be an exciting sermon. I say that because the subject is one that is not particularly pressing. It is important, but most prefer sermons that focus on your personal walk with the Lord. This message deals with a corporate concern. - ...read more

  • Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment. James 2:8-13 Series

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Jul 21, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,498 views

    When we excuse ourselves for our prejudices of color, education, culture, or status, we undo the love mercy of God in our lives.

    A church painting- A church decided to paint their building. It had become a bit dingy over the years, but the church members felt that a complete painting was a bit expensive, so they bought only as much white paint as they thought they might need. After painting the front of the building they ...read more

  • The Calling Of A Candidate

    Contributed by Bruce Willis on Dec 5, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,913 views

    This is a sermon preached in view of being called as pastor which seeks to encourage the congregation to seek God’s will as they worship.

    The calling of a pastor is one of the most exciting experiences in the life of a church. It can also be one of the most anxious and trying too! This is reflected in a church newsletter article originally used by the “NEWS” in March 1957 entitled: “The Problem of Picking a Pastor.” If he is ...read more

  • Beware Of Diotrephes

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Dec 9, 2019
     | 409 views

    If Jesus is not in control of your church it is not a church. It is a religious club often managed by a Diotrephes.

    3 John 1:9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. 10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, ...read more

  • Beware Of Privateers With Private Interpretations

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Jul 19, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 746 views

    False prophets are coming after you to take over your church and ladies to bed you and not wed you in the name of God.

    2 Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. Be careful of those who claim to have some newly revealed thing that ...read more

  • Table Servers And Bible Servers Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Sep 21, 2007
     | 1,889 views

    Exposition of Acts 6:1-7 specifically as it relates to the job descriptions of pastors and deacons

    Text: Acts 6:1-7, Title: Table Servers and Bible Servers, Date/Place: NRBC, 9/23/07, PM A. Opening illustration: select a few jokes from the Pastoral Search Committee thing B. Background to passage: If you were here this morning you know the context of the growing church carrying out the mission ...read more

  • Encouragement In All Things...even Pulling Buses!

    Contributed by Stephen Ring on Feb 11, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,557 views

    Encouragement is a key Christian ingredient.

    ENCOURAGEMENT IN ALL THINGS…EVEN PULLING BUSES On Friday afternoon about noon I was in the process of trying to get up King Street to get to my car. I say trying, because if you saw the news Friday night there was a High School Transit Bus Pull being held between Saint John High School and St. ...read more

  • The Church At Ephesus

    Contributed by J. Darren Duncan on Jan 16, 2014
     | 2,117 views

    Comparing this church to the churches of today.

    “THE CHURCH AT EPHESUS” Revelation 2:1-7 Introduction: Revelation shares with us 7 letters to 7 churches. Let’s look at the Church of Ephesus in light of our text. This was the most desirable of all the churches in the Church Age. It was a loving church; built and grounded on ...read more

  • The Matthias Mystery

    Contributed by David Wilson on May 2, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 6,065 views

    Was choosing Matthias as a replacement for Judas really God's will?

    Acts 1:12-26 The Mystery of Matthias Perhaps one of the greatest mysteries confronting us in regards to the work of the early church regards the selection of Matthias as a replacement for Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Christ. Was this an appropriate action on the part of the early church or ...read more

  • “three Ways To Run The Church” Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Feb 16, 2015
     | 3,352 views

    A look at the three primary church government structures.

    - There are a number of ways that we could handle the passage this evening. We could talk about qualifications for pastors or for deacons (this would be especially helpful for a church entering into a pastor search process). We could talk about whether it’s necessary to be “called ...read more

  • Time For Celebration Series

    Contributed by David Rumley on Dec 21, 2009
     | 3,483 views

    Learning from the heralding messages of the Angels to the Shepherds. In this second message we pick up with the first of three messages from the Angels heralding moment. The first is a time for celebration... a personal message, a universal message, and

    Purpose of Christmas Part 2: A Time for Celebration Last week we discussed from Luke 2 the response of the Shepherds to the Angels heralding cry of the coming messiah… Christmas is a time for Celebration… Christmas is specifically a party, a birthday party… celebrating the birth of Jesus ...read more

  • 23rd Anniversary "Our God Is An Awesome God"

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Mar 13, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 16,518 views

    This is the sermon we preached on our 23rd anniversary as pastors of the church. It chronicles God's blessings upon us.

    Our God is an awesome God. God reigns from heaven above, with wisdom power and love our God is an awesome God. Today we celebrate 23 years of love and of ministry together as pastors and congregation. If someone were to ask us to sum up our experience together, it would have to be , ...read more

  • Waiting On The Spirit

    Contributed by Elder Johnathan Hester on Mar 11, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,165 views

    Think about how comical this must appear from the Lord’s perspective. The apostles (led by Peter) decide the 12th position is empty and therefore it needs to be filled (appropriately reasoned). The only problem is - it is they who chose the two men; cast

    Waiting on the Spirit Acts 1:23-26 So they proposed two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. Then they prayed, "Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he ...read more

  • A Closed Door

    Contributed by Kevin Litchfield on Oct 11, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,115 views

    This sermon is a short story called A Closed Door.

    The Closed Door- Over the last few weeks we have examined the life and ministry of Nehemiah. How when he received a report of the devastation of Jerusalem was faced with a choice. He chose to get involved and risk his life and go before the king and ask first for permission to go to Jerusalem ...read more