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  • Phoebe- Servant Of God Series

    Contributed by Neil Partington on Jul 23, 2007
    based on 34 ratings

    Where can we see examples of servants of God? Paul tells us that Phoebe is one of those examples. Though we don’t know a lot about Phoebe, we do know that she was a deacon and servant to many.

    The book of Romans is an interesting book written by Paul to the Church of Rome The purpose of the book was for Paul to do three things: 1. To introduce himself to the church and enlist their help in spreading the Gospel 2. To develop and defend the truth of the Gospel message he had been ...read more

  • The Ascension Of Jesus Series

    Contributed by Matthew Cook on Jan 3, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    Power for the "friends of God"

    The Ascension January 1, 2006 Center Point Baptist Church Read Acts 1:1-12 I. Theophilus *Note the overlap of the two books: •“in my former book” – that is the book of Luke •The overlap occurs at the Great Commission -The life of Jesus -The beginning of the church •These two ...read more

  • Ten Universal Elements Of Church Planting Movements

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 1, 2003
    based on 39 ratings

    Ten universal elements of church planting movements by David Garrison

    Ten Universal Elements of Church Planting Movements (David Garrison) After surveying Church Planting Movements around the world, we found at least 10 elements present in every one of them. While it may be possible to have a Church Planting Movement without them, we have yet to see this occur. ...read more

  • Spiritual Organization Series

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Dec 6, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Someone once said, Christians become very unchristian when they get organized.

    Spiritual Organization Acts 6:1-7 Intro Someone once said, Christians become very unchristian when they get organized. Some of us here today may agree with that statement. One side of the church is affirming the power of Christ in His church and likes church polity. Others believe the ...read more

  • Sometimes God Gives Us What We Want

    Contributed by Ronald Zamkus on Feb 24, 2001
    based on 71 ratings

    If God gives us what we want, is there a guarantee of satisfaction?

    Art Linkletter’s statement that "Children say the most amazing things" helps us to laught at life from a child’s perspective. But, here are some news items that will cause you to SHAKE you head in amazement. The Stupid - Criminals HALL OF SHAME…… How could anybody do such a stupid thing? ...read more

  • Strongholds In The Promised Land

    Contributed by Eric Amundson on Nov 29, 2000
    based on 118 ratings

    Faith that God will bring down the walls inhibiting the promise

    There are strongholds in the Promised Land. All of us, in our lives, have impossible situations. Every hope that we have that has any value at all has obstacles to it. Every promised land has strongholds that must be dealt with to truly claim the land as our own. The Israelites have been ...read more

  • The Uninvited Guest

    Contributed by Jeff Armbrester on Mar 26, 2002
    based on 193 ratings

    There was a guest at the Passover with Jesus and his disciples who was not invited, but showed up anyway.

    The Uninvited Guest Luke 22:14-30 14Then at the proper time Jesus and the twelve apostles sat down together at the table. 15Jesus said, “I have looked forward to this hour with deep longing, anxious to eat this Passover meal with you before my suffering begins. 16For I tell you now that I ...read more

  • Set Apart For A Particular Work Series

    Contributed by A. David Hart on Aug 6, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    To alert the reader that the Lord can use those who are willing to work.

    SET APART FOR A PARTICULAR WORK Acts 13:1-5 My brothers and sisters when it comes to doing work for the Lord, we all have a particular job to do. Even though many in the church would rather do someone else’s job, we must realize that the Lord had already picked us ...read more

  • A Remedy For Fighting

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 10 ratings

    Introductory Comments 1. It has been the most disappointing aspect of my ministry. It has at times drained me of my energy and spiritual strength. It has taken away the focus from the actual work of ministry to that of starining to keep peopel working together. It has often taken away the joy of ...read more

  • Un-Comprehensible Faith

    Contributed by Scott Bradford on Apr 13, 2005
    based on 20 ratings

    This sermon is about the uncomprehensible faith that could even sacrifice, or be willing to sacrifice a son.

    I. What if God had said? C. Maye, take your son Bob to Lover’s Leap and offer him there as a burnt sacrifice. Dick and Dee, take Delaney; Marc and David take Kit; Larry & Sarah take Lyndal; Minnie take that grandbaby Raley up on the mountain and offer her as a burnt sacrifice; Debbie & Stan take ...read more

  • Marks Of A Christian Leader

    Contributed by William Mouser on Feb 25, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    Using a Servant Song of Isaiah 50 and Paul’s self-defense to the Corinthians, this sermon lays out the basic marks of a Christian leader.

    How do you recognize a Christian leader? A sermon on Quinquagesima Sunday Isaiah 50:4-10, 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 John Maxwell is the head of an organization called “Maximum Impact,” which from its website appears to have the mission of turning men and women into "impactful" leaders. One ...read more

  • Our Awareness Series

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Jan 21, 2004
    based on 23 ratings

    This is the first message in a 5 week series on spiritual warfare. This message focuses on our need to be aware of the reality and enemy of spiritual warfare.

    The Battle is the Lord’s Our Awareness Story: There was once a boxer who was getting pummeled in the ring by his opponent. Battered and bruised, in b/w rounds, the boxer tells his trainer, “Throw in the towel, this guy is killing me.” The trainer says, “No he’s not, he’s barely ...read more

  • It Pays To Sweat The Small Stuff

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Jul 9, 2007

    There are four steps in healing broken or damaged relationships within the church body: always be gentle, always use caution, always evaluate yourself, and always have compassion.

    It Pays to Sweat the Small Stuff Galatians 6:1-10 July 8, 2005 Our son Chris was about 15 years old when he came stumbling in the house one summer day with his face screwed up in pain. He was holding his right arm tight to his chest and all he could gasp was, “I fell off my bike.” We got ...read more

  • A Pastor And His Purpose

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Sep 26, 2007
    based on 16 ratings

    This message explores and attempts to dispell some myths regarding what a pastor should be about the ministry of doing.

    (Opened with the "MeChurch" video - available from SermonSpice.com) Everyone has their own idea of what church should look like. What church should be like. How church should minister to their needs and the needs of those around them. So from time to time it is important to ask, what is ...read more

  • Always Faithful

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Oct 16, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    In this sermon you will find encouragement and motivation to remain faithful to Jesus Christ.

    Over the past few weeks I have highlighted several overarching qualities that I see in the people of our church. These are not a source of arrogance. This does not mean we are superior to any other church. We celebrate these qualities because God has assembled a group of people who share similar ...read more