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  • The Blessing Of Discipline Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Oct 4, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 4,377 views

    This message addresses the blessing that comes to those who as disciples of Christ embrace personal discipline.

    Introduction: Bill Cowher took over as the head football coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992. He quickly showed himself to be a man with a future. In fact, he currently enjoys the longest tenure in the NFL as a head coach with the same team -- which now stands at 14 seasons. Under his guidance ...read more

  • Church Health, Part 2 Of 3 Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on May 4, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,583 views

    Sources; Characteristics of a Healthy Church -- Willow Creek; Ten Characteristics of a Healthy Church Vision -- New England; Characteristics of a Healthy Church -- Sonlife Ministries -- Dann Spader; Eight Essential Qualities of Healthy Churches-- Natural

    See Part 1 for Introduction; 5. Empowering Leadership The proof of a good leader is creating another leader, not more followers. Develop servant-leadership by strategically mentoring, teaching and serving the believers. A true leader’s measure of success is when they have succeeded in helping ...read more

  • Leadership's Most Effective Tool Series

    Contributed by Terry Kreuger on Jan 18, 2003
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,645 views

    The importance of strong leaders? ...Strong leaders produce strong followers

    Leadership’s most effective tool Leadership by example 1. The importance of strong leaders a) Strong leaders produce strong followers Like begets like You produce fruit after your own kind You can never produce something in others that you have not produced in yourself ...read more

  • Order In The Church

    Contributed by Ed Wood on May 29, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 3,565 views

    Church problems are like physical problems: if left unsolved, they grow and become worse, and they infect more people. The local church is a body; and what germs are to the physical body, sin is to the spiritual body.

    ORDER IN THE CHURCH 2 Thessalonians 3:6-18 INTRO: When problems are not solved, they grow and become worse. A sliver left in the finger can become infected and cause a toxic condition so serious that surgery may become necessary. If you tell your doctor that you stepped on a rusty nail, ...read more

  • "A Work In Progress…”

    Contributed by J. Douglas Duty Jr. on Oct 14, 2002
    based on 119 ratings
     | 8,511 views

    # 3 "The Six Pillars of A Powerful Church" - 1 Peter 2:1-3 / Ephesians 4:13-16 (Pillar 3 - The Pillar of DISCIPLESHIP)

    The Six Pillars of A Powerful Church - “A Work in Progress…” 1 Peter 2:1-3 / Ephesians 4:13-16 (Pillar 3 - The Pillar of DISCIPLESHIP) We continue looking at the six pillars that make a church powerful and effective, and today we look at the Pillar of being a church of disciples who are ...read more

  • 10 Characteristics Of Healthy Churches

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Jan 29, 2003
    based on 149 ratings
     | 36,105 views

    The characteristics of a healthy church compiled from nine of the most significant church health studies to date.

    During the last 20 years there has been a tremendous focus on church growth. Unfortunately this has created a tendency to be more analytical than prescriptive, more quantitative than qualitative. Rick Warren writes in “The Purpose-Driven Church”; (Zondervan) "the key issue for churches in the ...read more

  • Near The Waters

    Contributed by Phil Anderson on May 13, 2004
    based on 113 ratings
     | 7,659 views

    A look at the long journey we take as Christians once we find Jesus as our Savior...the great battles and the great victories we experience.

    “Near the Waters” Exodus 15:22-27 EX 15:22 Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. For three days they traveled in the desert without finding water. 23 When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is ...read more

  • Fasting Series

    Contributed by Nathan Johnson on Jan 4, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,512 views

    One of the misunderstood topics of the Bible and one not covered so much in preaching is the subject of fasting. What is it and is it for us today?

    Fasting Griffith Baptist Church – 1/6/08 A.M. Service Text: Matthew 6:16-18 The Introduction My pastor and his wife were recently invited over to dinner at the house of a member of their congregation. When they arrived, dinner preparations were almost finished, and the member’s young ...read more

  • The Importance Of Prayer

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Feb 21, 2008
    based on 45 ratings
     | 17,205 views

    This is a valuable word on the importance of prayer! Good for the whole church.

    The Importance of Prayer Text: Acts 19: 11-17 Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them. 13 Then some of the itinerant Jewish ...read more

  • "Baptism: Obligation Or Option”

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Mar 18, 2002
    based on 359 ratings
     | 19,926 views

    This sermon examines: Three types of baptism, why be baptized, and the significance of baptism.

    Into: Some people treat the Bible as if it where a buffet, they just pick and choose the commands they want to obey and pass the others by. They have all kinds of excuses for doing so. Illustration: A man walked up to a vending machine, put in a coin, pressed the buttons labeled, “coffee, ...read more

  • Living A Worthy Life Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jul 28, 2003
    based on 46 ratings
     | 3,268 views

    The glorious relationship we have with God, the benefites of it, and the means of maintaining the relationship.

    Living a Worthy Life I John 2:12-17 INTRO.: Nehemiah was a great leader and motivator among the Jews during the rebuilding of Jerusalem. Just before the completion of the wall was a time of great stress. The enemies of Judah did all they could to dishearten and intimidate Nehemiah and his ...read more

  • Biblical Holiness

    Contributed by George Crumbly on Aug 23, 2005
    based on 32 ratings
     | 2,202 views

    God expects His church to be Holy.

    BIBLICAL HOLINESS by George Crumbly I Peter 1: 13-16 4/24/2005 Sunday AM Sheridan, Arkansas INTRO: The bible tells us in Ephesians 5:27; “That He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but rather it should be holy and without ...read more

  • Heartily And Orderly

    Contributed by Grady Henley on Dec 31, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,661 views

    Take your ministry seriously. Do it heartily and orderly

    Heartily and Orderly Grady (Doc) Henley 4 Jan. 2002 INTRODUCTION: Prov. 10:26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him. Have you ever worked with or attempted to work an employee that was a sluggard by nature? Such a soul will indeed set ...read more

  • Gluttony Series

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Nov 28, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 6,871 views

    This is the sixth message in series on the seven deadly sins.

    Virus – Hidden Infections of the Spiritual Life Gluttony Funny: A hiker was charged w/ eating an endangered species while tracking the woods of California. After hearing the man had eaten a condor, the judge quickly passed a harsh sentence of 10 years behind bars. The man pleaded w/ ...read more

  • Faith And The Power Of God Series

    Contributed by Jerry Hopkins on Jun 30, 2002
    based on 219 ratings
     | 20,954 views

    A sermon on Mark 9:14-29 regarding the confrontation of the demonic-satanic in our lives and the power of Jesus to free and cleanse our lives.

    “Faith and the Power of God” Mark 9:14-29 Most of us want to live on the excitement of the highs in our lives. We don’t want to come back down to the valley and walk amidst the unbelief and ridicule. Our faith is not the kind that thrives on the assaults of unbelieving and unkind people. ...read more