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  • Qualities Of An Effective Servant

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Dec 6, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,003 views

    Paul and Barnabas. Through this narrative these two servants of God manifest examples of seven qualities that make for effective spiritual ministry.

    Qualities of an Effective Servant Acts 14:1-28 Intro Admittedly this lengthy narrative passage contains no explicit teaching on God’s requirements for effective service. It does, however, present two highly qualified and effective servants who modeled the qualifications necessary for all who ...read more

  • An Earful Of Cheerful Givers Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 18, 2012
     | 2,287 views

    Giving is an important part of the Lord’s work, because spiritual ministry is carried out in the physical realm. We can give without loving God, but we cannot love God without giving.

    An Earful of Cheerful Givers (2 Corinthians 8-9) 1. Churches have different ways of doing things. But bulletin bloopers and typos cross denominational lines. • Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa, will be speaking tonight at Calvary Memorial Church in Racine. Come tonight and hear ...read more

  • By Any Means

    Contributed by Rick Gatten on Feb 10, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 987 views

    This seemingly insignificant phrase, "by any means", is actually used to express the urgency of attaining some object sought, along with the means for its attainment. It occurs just four times in the New Testament.

    Intro: This seemingly insignificant phrase, "by any means", is actually used to express the urgency of attaining some object sought, along with the means for its attainment ... It occurs just four times in the New Testament, and it is interesting that these four occurrences seem to follow a ...read more

  • The Character Of An Effective Church Series

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Dec 6, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,439 views

    There is much truth in the humorous adage that some people make things happen, others watch things happen, while still others are left wondering what happened. What is true of individuals is also true of churches. Some churches are dynamic, aggressively

    The Character of an Effective Church Acts 13:1-13 Intro There is much truth in the humorous adage that some people make things happen, others watch things happen, while still others are left wondering what happened. What is true of individuals is also true of churches. Some churches are ...read more

  • The Foundation For Fellowship

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 26 ratings
     | 963 views

    SPIRITUAL MINISTRY LAYS THE FOUNDATION FOR ONGOING FELLOWSHIP THAT RESPONDS TO MATERIAL NEEDS AND PROMOTES THE EXTENSION OF THE GOSPEL 1. The Example of Mutual Fellowship Between the Jews in Jerusalem and the Gentiles in Macedonia and Achaia 2. The Anticipation of the Blessing from Mutual ...read more

  • Stewardship

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 25, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,605 views

    One of the things in Christian circles that tends to be done in a careless manner is the handling of money. The apostle Paul in this passage organizes the collection of funds for the saints in Jerusalem so that it will be managed honestly and faithfully.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: A man had a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital. He could receive little company and was to avoid excitement. While in the hospital a rich uncle died and left him a million dollars. His family wondered how to break the news to him with the least amount of ...read more

  • Why Was Christ A Carpenter?

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Sep 6, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,058 views

    It was not by chance or mere coincidence that Christ was raised in the environment of a carpenter’s shop.

    In Mark 6:3 we read, "Is not this the carpenter?" I believe nothing was left to chance in the life of our Lord. Every day’s experience had been foreseen and planned in the counsels of deity before the Incarnation took place. There were no surprises for Him. He was never caught unaware. He knew the ...read more

  • Hard Work: Spiritual Growth Is Not An Accident

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Jul 8, 2009
    based on 31 ratings
     | 7,187 views

    Paul challenges Timothy to focus like a soldier, train like an athlete, and work like a farmer.

    HARD WORK: Spiritual Growth is Not an Accident July 5, 2009 In a time of economic crisis, many people today would love some hard work! We also need to work hard spiritually. Ministry and spiritual discipline is often hard work. 2 Timothy 2:1-10 Our salvation is based on grace, not works, ...read more

  • How To Plant And Grow A Church

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 40 ratings
     | 859 views

    14. Share Christ, the gospel or the plan of salvation with the heads of the area first. Ask the Lord to lead you to receptive heads of families that are willing to participate withyou in the pla nting and the growing of a new fellowship. 15. While you are meeting in someone's home begin to look ...read more

  • A Minister Of Refreshment

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Feb 11, 2003
    based on 75 ratings
     | 2,626 views

    We want a refreshing person. No special education required. They need to sense the hidden needs, must love without expectations and must encourage. Flatterers are not wanted.

    “A Minister Of Refreshment” 2 Timothy 1:15-18 We would like to create a new staff position. We want a refreshing person. No special education required. They need to sense the hidden needs, must love without expectations and must encourage. Flatterers are not wanted. Do you know of anyone ...read more

  • The Longer The Sweeter (Couple Relationship) Series

    Contributed by Rule Digal on Dec 19, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 7,084 views

    Sexual immorality is very seducing. Paul adressed this problem by admonishing the husband and wife to have a fulfilling and enjoying couple relationship.

    Theme: THE LONGER, THE SWEETER Text: 1 Cor. 7:3-5 Intro. A. Last January 2005, I received a text message informing me that 2500 Satanists in Africa gathered in a certain place to release curses especially on marriages. Satan knows that the collapse of marital relationship will mean the ...read more

  • How Jesus Successfully Used Metaphors

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 11 ratings
     | 13,939 views

    Metaphor - A figure of speech used to describe, illustrate or apply something to a lesson that it does not usually denote. Jesus masterfully communicated truth in a creative way so that His listens would understand and remember His teaching. For example, Jesus used many objects as analogies to ...read more

  • Knowing God's Still Small Voice

    Contributed by Joseph Ng on Nov 26, 2000
    based on 76 ratings
     | 2,810 views

    Disillusioned Christians need to acknowledge God's latent remnant people.

    Theme: Let's acknowledge God's latent remnant. Opening: Have you ever felt all alone when standing for the truth? Elijah sure felt that way when Queen Jezebel issued a sentence on his head for showing her up at Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18-19). He hightailed from Jezreel, up in the Northen ...read more

  • Seven Dangers To Ministry

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Aug 31, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,106 views

    SEVEN DANGERS TO MINISTRY. All believer are called to some type of ministry. However, no matter if we are a ministry or a layman there are dangers that we face. If we will guard against these dangers we can overcome. I am listing seven of the most commo

    SEVEN DANGERS TO MINISTRY Luke 9:1-12 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. 2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. 3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither ...read more

  • The Reward Of Work –ephesians 4: 28

    Contributed by Joshua Boateng on Nov 1, 2012
     | 3,354 views

    Hard work does not kill, it only refines

    In my life, I sold ice cream, chilled water, eggs, banana and bread when I was a teenager. I worked in my dad’s Pharmacy for 8 years. I did National service after Advanced levels and after university and supported my aging parents sometimes. During my National service we had just planted a ...read more