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  • The State Of Our Church

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Mar 31, 2015
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,821 views

    Our annual End of the Fiscal Year necessitates assessing where our church is and what we should be focusing on in the next year. Your congregation should hear something like this from you, too.

    I truly thank God for His allowing me to pastor a congregation like you. It is my distinct pleasure to serve you as you serve the Lord. We are in a small “bedroom” community that serves the two larger cities. A bedroom community is one where people choose to live even though ...read more

  • State Of The Church - 2005

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Dec 28, 2005
    based on 48 ratings
     | 5,707 views

    State-of-the-Church Message, showing what the church did last year, and what it should be doing this coming year. (Deals with change) Read the last paragraph - - 53 responded to invitation to covenant change in the church!

    Can you believe 2005 is over already? It doesn’t seem possible that it has been ten months since God led Diana and I from our church in Arizona to this church in Oklahoma. So many wonderful things have happened to us and to this church during this time that we are left with nothing but ...read more

  • How To Pray The Lord's Way Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 20, 2003
    based on 148 ratings
     | 77,823 views

    Prayer is the key ingredient in having a home that honors God ­ for husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, and children. Prayer is also one of our six stated purposes as a church. We must learn to pray the Lord’s way in order to pray effectively.

    How to Pray the Lord’s Way It makes sense to begin a study on prayer after concluding our “Heaven Help the Home” series. Prayer is the key ingredient in having a home that honors God ­ for husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, and children. Prayer is also one of our six stated purposes as a church. ...read more

  • A Word Of Warning From The Amen

    Contributed by Jack Warford on Oct 11, 2001
    based on 94 ratings
     | 1,357 views

    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 ...read more

  • Preservation In The Midst Of Persecution Series

    Contributed by Dr. Phillip Paschal on Sep 26, 2002
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,427 views

    The Church at Smyna

    PRESERVATION IN THE MIDST OF PERSECUTION REV. 2: 8-11 I. INTRODUCTION WHEREVER WE GO AND WHATEVER WE DO, EVIL IS ALWAYS LURKING IN THE VICINITY. YES MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS, PERSECUTION IS PREVALENT AND PRESENT. THERE ARE THOSE OF THE WORLD WHO SEEK TO DISHONOR, ...read more

  • I Feel My Hair Growing Again

    Contributed by Elder Tye Cowans on Mar 13, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 6,224 views

    Samson, Hair

    People of GOD I want to say….as we began to reach the close of this year and the Genesis of another…. that unfortunately trouble is a part of life….If you are here today... and you don’t have any troubles......I want to tell you ......just keep on living.....because....trouble is going to find ...read more

  • My Country 'tis Of Thee

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Jul 5, 2003
    based on 62 ratings
     | 1,582 views

    There is a rumor going around our nation about something called the "separation of church and state." What does that phrase mean? Are we a nation whose God is the Lord?

    Rumors can be devastating to people and their lives. I remember when I was a teenager. My father injured his foot. I don’t think he broke it, I think he just sprained it. But I do remember that he could not go into the office for several days, so instead, he just set up an office at ...read more

  • Communion And Its Commitment

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Aug 27, 2002
    based on 145 ratings
     | 11,140 views

    This sermon addresses how we are united by One and also how we are one for all.

    COMMUNION AND ITS COMMITMENT Text: First Corinthians 10:16-17 "According to medieval legend, before King Arthur sent his knights on errantry to right wrongs and befriend the helpless, he would call them together at his round table, where each knight could see the face of the his king ...read more

  • The Flesh Or The Spirit

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on May 2, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,654 views

    There is a war going on between our flesh and the Holy Spirit. And our behavior shows which of the two is winning.

    Passage: I Corinthians 3:1-9 Intro: It’s sad to watch someone who has deceived themselves. 1. people who talk the talk, but can’t walk the walk. 2. the Taliban and Iraqi fighters, so full of bravado one week, lining up to hand over their weapons the next. 3. some football teams, staking ...read more

  • Living A Life That Counts In God's Community

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Jan 6, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,099 views

    4 steps to being an effective worker in the communtiy of God

    Intro: I received the news that a young man from our bowling league, William Harris died of a heart attack last Saturday morning. 53 years old, in seemingly perfect condition, gone. I heard someone say, when it’s your time to go, you go. But today, I am not going to preach on death, or eternity, ...read more

  • Lie: Many Roads To Heaven Series

    Contributed by John Raulerson on Oct 15, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,603 views

    Many will spend eternity in hell because they buy into the lie there are many roads to heaven.

    Series: Lies Satan Tells MANY ROADS TO HEAVEN John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. On the night before his death, Jesus gave the greatest promise of comfort, of hope and of assurance that can be found in all of ...read more

  • Lord, What A Mess I'm In

    Contributed by Gerald Van Horn on Apr 17, 2006
    based on 37 ratings
     | 7,569 views

    These words written by David years ago but they go right to the heart of situations that exist today.

    Lord, What A mess I am In! - by Gerald Van Horn Psalms 55:6 “And I said, Oh, that I had wings like a dove! For then would I fly away, and be at rest.” These words were written by David over 2,000 years ago but they go right to the heart of situations that exist in our world today. David ...read more

  • If Only We Could Be One Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Jun 9, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,569 views

    A call for unity in the church.

    We like Jesus’ original disciples still have to live in this world. Have you ever wonder exactly what is “the world”? It is a system of values typified by Satan himself, centered on greed, power, deceit and self-will. While we are in the world Satan desires to do everything he can to destroy, ...read more

  • Cecil Series

    Contributed by Harold Nichols on Mar 29, 2001
    based on 60 ratings
     | 1,533 views

    The shadow of the cross on his lap and no one mentions Jesus

    CECIL TEXT: AWAKE THOU SLEEPER!... THERE IS A CHURCH IN FLORIDA THAT AT ONE TIME CATERED TO THE WELL TO DO OF THE COMMUNITY. THE PASTOR OF THE CHURCH WAS WELL KNOWN AMONG NEIGHBOURHOOD BUSINESS PEOPLE AND POLITICIANS. EVERY SUNDAY HE PREACHED SERMONS THAT TICKLED THE EARS OF THOSE HE ...read more

  • Churchology 101-The Basics

    Contributed by Steven Boyns on Feb 4, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,512 views

    Churchology 101 is the name chosen for a series of messages we will be studying for the next few weeks. These series of messages are not designed to deal with the intra-workings of the church, nor are they designed to discuss deep theology or deep doctri

    Churchology 101 is the name chosen for a series of messages we will be studying for the next few weeks. These series of messages are not designed to deal with the intra-workings of the church, nor are they designed to discuss deep theology or deep doctrinal issues at it relates to the church. ...read more