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  • Perfecting The Saints

    Contributed by Gerald Van Horn on Sep 15, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,046 views

    Church, weve got a problem...

    Perfecting the Saints Scripture setting- Ephesians 4:8-12 Text-Ephesians 4:12 “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” “Houston, we’ve got a problem!” came a voice from space. It was an Astronaut high ...read more

  • It's Time For Ministry!

    Contributed by John Butler on Aug 11, 2008
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,755 views

    Let’s learn about the perfecting process of the saints and know that God is preparing us for purpose.

    Time For Ministry (Turn to Ephesians 4:11,12) I. Call To Ministry (Introduction)... How many in here this morning knows that God has called you to the ministry? If God has called you to salvation he’s called you into ministry. Amen? He may not have called you to preach or teach or ...read more

  • God's Blueprint For The Church

    Contributed by Steve Hereford on Jun 29, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,022 views

    What is the church to do? If you ask modern church growth experts they would say we are to become more appealing to reach the lost. But what does the Bible say we are to do? Join Pastor Steve as he shares "God’s Blueprint for the Church."

    John MacDuff said, "The gods of the unregenerate soul are the world, self, and sin" (Grace Gems). He’s right! But in the seeker-sensitive church those three words have been ignored. We are told that the church today needs to be "light on doctrine" (quoted in an article on the Seeker-Sensitive ...read more

  • Pastors: Leading As Shepherds

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Mar 22, 2005
    based on 158 ratings
     | 31,995 views

    Three responsibilities of pastor / shepherds.

    God’s Glorious Church Pastors: Leading as Shepherds Ephesians 4:11 Woodlawn Baptist Church March 20, 2005 Introduction A survey was recently done as one group set out in search of the perfect pastor. Many people responded, and today I want to share the results with you. According to this ...read more

  • Gifts Of The Holy Spirit Ii

    Contributed by Larry Wolfe on Jul 25, 2009
     | 1,751 views

    Definitions of the gifts of the Holy Spirit

    ‘GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT’ *(ROMANS 12:6-8) SEVEN: MINISTRY GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT 1. The Gift of Prophecy: Revealing, Illustrating/Applying the Truth of the Word w/Elements of Prediction, Persuasion & Motivation 2. The Gift of Ministry: Ministering to the Saints ...read more

  • The Ministry

    Contributed by Ronnie Smith on Jul 16, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,238 views

    A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the threefold purpose of leading the Church in: Evangelization of the world. Mark 16 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospe

    A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the threefold purpose of leading the Church in: Evangelization of the world. Mark 16 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth ...read more

  • Work Of Minister

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 29, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 6,817 views

    It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? Henry David Thoreau It is possible to be so active in the service of Christ as to forget to love him. P. T. Forsyth We can sometime forget who we work (serve) fo

    WORK OF MINISTER It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? Henry David Thoreau It is possible to be so active in the service of Christ as to forget to love him. P. T. Forsyth We can sometime forget who we work (serve) for in the ministry. In ...read more

  • Bridging The Gap

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Feb 16, 2007
    based on 73 ratings
     | 23,363 views

    How the gap between man and God is bridged by the Savior, by Submission, by Suffering, by the Scriptures, by Supplication, and by the Second Coming. Link included to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Template.

    Bridging the Gap Ezekiel 22:30 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/BridgingTheGap.html EZEK.22:30 "I sought for a man that should stand in the gap" THERE IS A GAP BETWEEN: [examples] A. Teens and Adults. B. Communists and Capitalist. C. Black and ...read more

  • Christ Gifted His Church

    Contributed by Paul Gauntt on Jun 1, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 972 views

    As children of God and members of the Body of Christ, we are basically clueless as to the awesome power which has been vested in Christ’s New Testament Church, through His gifts working through us.

    Virtually every cardinal doctrine in the Holy Scripture is covered in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Ephesians consists of two basic truths - positional truth and practical truth. In studying this blessed book, I counted thirty nine different benefits which are ours as members of Christ’s Body ...read more

  • The Church And Its Mission

    Contributed by Ronnie Smith on Jul 16, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,583 views

    The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn, w

    The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn, which are written in heaven. Ephesians ...read more

  • Saints With Sinners Problems

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Jan 21, 2009
    based on 46 ratings
     | 18,461 views

    This particular scripture helps us understand that man has two natures. Although we are Christians, there is yet an internal war going on.

    Dr. Wayne A. Lawson Preached at Antioch Institutional Baptist Church Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Sunday, January 18, 2009 RevWLawson@aol.com TITLE: SAINTS WITH SINNERS PROBLEMS SCRIPTURE: ROMANS 7:14-25 This is a very exciting scripture that most of us are familiar with. We have often ...read more

  • Pious People Procure Perfected Promises Series

    Contributed by Mack Armstrong on Nov 4, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 927 views

    The writer to the Hebrews tried to give confort to the Early Christians that the new converts to the faith were on an equal basis with those of the Old Testament and for the millions to come to Jesus.

    HEBREWS 11:40 PIOUS PEOPLE PROCURE PERFECTED PROMISES I. THE PANORAMA: A. Past. B. Present. C. Promise. II. THE PATTERN: A. Person. B. Pardon. C. Partnership. III. THE PERFECTION: A. Plan. B. Provisional. C. Permanent. The writer now brings this part of ...read more

  • Let The Pastor 'move Over'

    Contributed by Neal Gray on Feb 23, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 3,052 views

    A CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE pastor preaches that the Pastor is not supposed to do all of the work of the ministry of the Church! NO! The Pastor equips the laity to do the work of the ministry.

    "A Wide Door for Effective Service: Let the Pastor ’Move Over’" Author: Dr. Neal Gray Passage: Ephesians 4:11-16, KJV Purpose: Is the Pastor supposed to do all of the work of the ministry of the Church? NO! The Pastor equips the laity to do the work of the ministry. That’s the Pastor’s ...read more

  • Saints Alive!!

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Nov 25, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 863 views

    Who are the Saints? The Dictionary defines a saint A Saint is a holy or godly person A Saint is a very patient, unselfish person In the NT, a saint is any Christian believer The Bible agrees with the 3rd Definition Saints are Alive and Kn

    Saints Alive! Ephesians 1:1; 5:3; Revelation 13:7; Jude 14 Who are the Saints? The Dictionary defines a saint A Saint is a holy or godly person A Saint is a very patient, unselfish person In the NT, a saint is any Christian believer The Bible agrees with the 3rd Definition ...read more

  • Hearing The Voice Of The Lord

    Contributed by Joe Rowland on Oct 5, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,980 views

    Just as Samuel needed to learn how to apply what he had heard, we need teachers to rise up and teach the young people how to hear and apply His message to them.

    Hearing the Voice Of The Lord 1 Samuel 3:19-21 19 And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground. 20 And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD. 21 And the LORD appeared again in ...read more