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  • Benefits Of A Small Church

    Contributed by Ronald Thompson on Apr 17, 2005
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,663 views

    [My purpose is not to encourage stagnation in church growth, but to remind us of the benefits (and obligations) of a small church lest we become discouraged...]

    "THE BENEFITS OF A SMALL CHURCH" INTRODUCTION 1. Churches come in all sizes... a. Some are large, numbering in the thousands, even tens of thousands b. Some are small, with as few as two or more people meeting in a home 2. The definition of church sizes ...read more

  • Size Doesn't Matter

    Contributed by John Beehler on Jul 12, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,844 views

    A sermon for Celebration of Small Church Ministry Sunday

    Size Doesn’t Matter This is the transcript of the ACTUAL radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland. Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees the South to avoid a collision. Americans: Recommend you divert your course ...read more

  • When God Uses The Underdogs!

    Contributed by Izak Shipman on Jun 8, 2002
    based on 84 ratings
     | 9,028 views

    A Sermon to stay commited and motivated even when you think you mean nothing, espesialy for small churches.

    Gen 14:1-16 A: Introduction: · Here we have the first war of the Bible: · Seems to me as if it was a huge war. · Something similar to Hitler’s war. It’s estimated that from 2 678 wars in the 12th century, the total increased to 13 835 in the first quarter of the 19th Century. Wilbur ...read more

  • Warts And All

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 10, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 849 views

    An introductory sermon for a series of sermons on the letters to the Corinthians. Outline taken from Chuck Warnock of Confessions of a Small Church Pastor

    Sermon for 1/6/2007 Introduction to Corinthians 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Introduction: A. Read 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 B. In the newsletter I said, The Corinthian church destroys the idea that the early church is a model for us to imitate! The early church as recorded in Acts is worthy of our ...read more

  • The Church - God's 'remnant'

    Contributed by Michael B. Perrott on Mar 6, 2009
    based on 35 ratings
     | 34,624 views

    A sermon shared at a service at a small church to celebrate their 100th anniversary. A sermon to give encouragement and hope for the future.

    John 15:1-11 Psalm 46 Brothers and sisters in Christ, we join together this morning, members, friends, family and brothers and sisters from local churches, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this church. On special occasions like anniversaries it is natural to look back over the past, to ...read more

  • The Dedication Of Temple And Ourselves Before The Lord!

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Mar 30, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 5,370 views

    This outline can be used for the dedication of a building or people. It brings out how important the church is in our lives. In a big world, the small church has remained intimate. In a fast world, the small church has been steady. In an expensive world,

    THE DEDICATION OF TEMPLE AND OURSELVES! John 10:22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch. 24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be ...read more

  • Mission Impossible?

    Contributed by Fredrik Rich on Apr 20, 2004
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,016 views

    The main theme is mission, realistic mission as it might look today in a small church - it might be hard but not impossible (Also particularly suitable for Trinity Sunday).

    Isaiah 6:1-8 This morning I’m going to be speaking to you about mission. I wonder what you think of when you hear the word mission? Perhaps it’s the films called “Mission Impossible”, or the earlier television series of the same name. Maybe we think of companies or worldwide ...read more

  • Ash Wednesday

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Feb 27, 2004
    based on 92 ratings
     | 16,088 views

    Community Ash Wednesday service with 3 small churches. The comment at begining of Psalm 51 Related to David’s Sin conected to mark of the Ash.

    Create In Me A Clean Heart Psalms 51 Tonight as we gather as a unique church body. As we gather as Christians in Shannon Georgia we come as a unique body of Christ. We come as a small example of he church universal to a time when the church reviews itself and its actions and as individuals ...read more

  • A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Sep 4, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,546 views

    A small church far away from Hurricane Katrina damage - what do we need to hear? It seems that Jesus would tell us to repent.

    Luke 13:1-5 - A Little Less Conversation, a Little More Action Some of this sermon may sound familiar to you, and there’s good reason for it. Much of what I’m about to say, I preached after September 11, 2001. I felt it was time to dust it off and say it again. A pastor friend of mine, Denn ...read more

  • Examples Set By A Healthy Church

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Dec 8, 2000
    based on 67 ratings
     | 3,061 views

    Our encouragement today should be that almost two thousand years ago another small church, planted in a community probably not too unlike our own, became a model for other new churches throughout the world.

    Examples Set By a Healthy Church First Thessalonians 1:5-7 Preached by Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church October 8, 2000 Introduction: Last week we looked at three characteristics or building blocks essential to building a healthy church. We saw through the church in ...read more

  • Do You Want Your Church To Grow? Series

    Contributed by Greg Carr on Mar 6, 2007
    based on 13 ratings
     | 5,078 views

    Breaking the 125 barrier in attendance

    A few weeks ago, some of us attended a workshop on churches breaking the 125 barrier. It was one of the best workshops any of us had ever attended. My message today is based on the thoughts and notes from that day. I have had some time to chew up what we learned and digest it and figure it out ...read more

  • From No Account To Significance

    Contributed by Wes Richard on Aug 1, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 773 views

    Goliath-sized giants sometimes challenge small congregations, but God can work through us even though we are small.

    T he Old Testament records the confrontation between David and Goliath. The giant, over nine feet tall, stood as a formidable enemy. But, in the end, with God’s strength, David prevailed. You may be up against giants in your own personal life such as addictions, economic realities, or ...read more

  • Lba Installation: Spirit Filled Leaders

    Contributed by Joe Harding on May 25, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 4,396 views

    SPIRIT FILLED LEADERS BUILD THE CHURCH

    LBA INSTALLATION: SPIRIT FILLED LEADERS ACTS 6: 1-7 MAY 23, 2004 INTRODUCTION: This is a letter from Ziya Meral, a student at London School of Theology and a new friend of mine. Ziya is from Turkey, and this letter expresses what it feels like to be one of 2000 followers of Jesus in a country ...read more

  • State Of The Church 2008

    Contributed by Greg Carr on Jan 15, 2008
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,162 views

    A message on where we are and where we are going and how we are going to get there.

    I want to start off by saying that I am pleased with where our church is at this point in history, we are healthy, we are growing, we are persevering, but in the same breath, let me say that I believe that we are capable of so much more. We are growing spiritually but we need to grow more. We ...read more

  • Christ Will Build His Church Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Apr 12, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,290 views

    Jesus points to seven features & characteristics of the church that He builds. He speaks of its 1) Foundation, its 2) Certainty, its 3) Intimacy, its 4) Identity and Continuity, its 5) Invincibility, its 6) Authority, & its 7) Spirituality.

    Two Anglican parishes and the Diocese of Niagara have been in court recently to try to sort out the messy business of who ultimately owns church property. The two Niagara churches, along with eight more across the country, have recently voted to leave the Anglican Church of Canada and put ...read more