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  • Playing Church

    Contributed by Matthew Blau on Mar 20, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    There is a difference between watching a game and playing the game. We are called to be a playing church

    Playing Church The Living Word Theater in Cambridge, has been sharing the story of the passion for as long as I can remember. There unfolding before your eyes the Gospel comes to life. Each night Pete Hampton portrays Christ. Each night he is crucified in the big finale. It can be a very more

  • Playing Church

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Jul 18, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    We must BE the church, not just attend one.

    Playing Church November 16, 2008 Evening Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: We must BE the church, not just attend one. Focus Passage: Romans 12:9-21 Supplemental Passage: James 1:27 NASB Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father more

  • How To Avoid Playing Church

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Jan 25, 2001
    based on 122 ratings

    We need to be people who have control of our tongues. We need to be people who willingly care for the less fortunate. And we need to be people who clean up our acts whenever the need arises.

    How To Avoid Playing Church James 1:26-27 Preached by Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church January 28, 2001 Introduction: This morning we’re going to be studying James 1:26-27. Over the last couple of weeks we’ve looked at how we can avoid fooling ourselves about our spiritual more

  • The Corpse That Played Church Series

    Contributed by Keith Crouch on Jun 24, 2005
    based on 18 ratings

    This is the 5th in the series that takes a look at the 7 churches in Revelation and their attitudes and how they sometimes reflect the attitude of individuals and churches corporately.

    The Corpse that Played Church Revelation 3:1-6 I. The Danger Zone (v. 1) A. Life is more than skin deep 1. A church’s/person’s heart is more than a name 2. A church’s/person’s heart is more than activities B. There are causes for death in the church 1. A lack of leadership (I Peter 5:2, more

  • Are We Playing Church Games?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov 21, 2014

    Ever consider church games? Hide and seek? Queen for a day? Gambling? Let's make a deal? Playing hooky? Monopoly? Charades? Role playing? Russian Roulette, etc?

    DO WE LOVE TO PLAY GAMES WITH THE FLESH? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. GOSPEL COMEDIANS make good incomes, entertaining and making people laugh... WE ALL LOVE A GOOD JOKE... makes me laugh, humorous... funny... We have gotten so good at games... 1. We want to play at more

  • "The Danger Of Playing Church.” Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jan 23, 2006
    based on 117 ratings

    # 17 in series. There is no clearer text of the sobering reality of playing church than this one.

  • The Price Of Pentecost Part 2 Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Nov 4, 2014

    Dealing with a number of issues at EBC led me to a series by Pastor Jerry Shirley which God has graciously allowed me to revise and use to speak to our congregation.

    The Price of Pentecost, pt. 2 Acts 1:12-14 The early church had none of the things we seem to think are so essential for success today like: Buildings…money…staff…internet and programs. So why were they so successful? The reason is that they had the ONE thing many churches more

  • Conterfit Christrian Series

    Contributed by Rev. Baker on Nov 3, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    this is a dicusion of about playing church

    BROTHERS, SAINTS. I begin with these observations. We live in a society that embraces deceit. We want every thing to be easy. We do not want to have to put out any effort. We want every thing short and sweet. Father in heaven help me express these words with the help of the Spirit. more

  • "Running From A Lion... Into A Bear... Bitten By A Snake"

    Contributed by William Wilmore, Jr. on Aug 20, 2003
    based on 401 ratings

    A Warning from God to anyone who is "Playing Church."

    Consider the text God’s warning to anyone who’s ‘playing Church!’ I ought to just finish right there with that one statement, for the text says it all. Amos, here, is dealing with those who like to try to fool people by acting holy. One thing about it brothers and sisters... you can fool more

  • How To Live A Godly In A Corupt World

    Contributed by Dean Meadows on Nov 15, 2002
    based on 100 ratings

    This sermon deals with Christians playing Church instead of being the Church.

    HOW TO LIVE GODLY IN A CORUPT WORLD 11/11/02 We live in a time that is not like any other that I’ve seen. I know that I’m getting older even though I do not like to admit it. I can remember as a junior in High School working at a full service gas station, (you remember the ones that more

  • Why Go To Church.

    Contributed by Shane Brooks on Jan 9, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    If we’re just playing church...I’m outta here

    Hebrews 10:19 Sharing on Church, WHY GO TO CHURCH?— There is a purpose Church has become an end—instead of a means to an end Difference between between GATHERING or ASSEMBLING Most people don’t know why they go to church? The reasons they have, aren’t right FIX- Addict---Feel more

  • Are You Playing By Ear Or The Book?

    Contributed by Ron Hicks on Oct 26, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    In your oppinion, would playing church by ear be enough to get you to heaven?

    ARE YOU PLAYING BY EAR OR BY THE BOOK James 1:22-25 22 But be ye doers of the word , and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word , and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his more

  • Are You A Fan Or A Follower?

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Mar 2, 2011
    based on 9 ratings

    Don’t just cheer on Jesus; be a part of Jesus.

    Focus Passage: Luke 9:23 -25 Introduction: Explain the difference between being a fan and being alumni when it comes to Sooner football. Then church. Where we may wear a cross, we don’t bear the cross. You can come to church, know all the songs, open your Bible and take notes, walk out more

  • A Word Of Warning From The Amen

    Contributed by Jack Warford on Oct 11, 2001
    based on 94 ratings

    Jesus leaves the worst of the letters to the seven churches for last, because they received no commendation for doing what was right. They were a phony church, a church simply playing church.

    Jesus leaves the worst of the letters to the seven churches for last, because they received no commendation for doing what was right. They were a phony church, a church simply playing church. It is important for Pastors to remember that this letter was written to us by the Apostle John and more

  • Trick Questions - Probing Answers Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Nov 26, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Jesus’ opponents try to trip him up, but his answers back reveal much about the human character and how many of us "play" church.

    In a way this chapter is a direct attack against Jesus’ authority as the King and Messiah He has just claimed to be. They were not engaging in a verbal dialogue to discern the truth, they were engaged in verbal warfare in a public relations game to discredit Jesus and eventually kill more