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  • Church For The Churched

    Contributed by Steve Hereford on Aug 25, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 15,080 views

    Who is the church for? Believers or unbelievers? Or to use more contemporary terms - churched or unchurched. Listen today as Pastor Steve addresses who is the church in the midst of the seeker-sensitive movement.

    Recently I was invited to attend a church planters conference in Lake Yale. At that conference I was exposed to various teaching and methods for reaching the unchurched. As I sat there and listened and took notes, I couldn’t help to think how we have somehow missed it when it comes to the purpose ...read more

  • The Church Vs. The Church

    Contributed by Jack Russell on Feb 7, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,876 views

    Man’s view of the church is often very different from the one Jesus demonstrated and Paul described.

    I can stand anywhere in my back yard and see my church. It sits rather majestically at the apex of our little town. Its stained glass windows chronicle its founders. Inside, a huge chandelier hovers over our pew. I don’t know who appointed us to sit in that particular pew, but it must have been ...read more

  • The Church’s Mandate Series

    Contributed by Billy Noel on Jan 2, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,638 views

    The church’s primary function is to win souls

    The Church’s Mandate Matthew 28:16-20 James Stewart says “defective evangelism produces defective Christianity and defective Christianity produces defective churches and defective churches produce defective Christianity and defective Christianity makes for defective evangelism, it’s a vicious ...read more

  • The Church’s Context Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Dec 23, 2010
     | 6,957 views

    When times are tough, pray in faith, because you are fogiven. Persevere with hope, because God is faithful. And provoke one another to love, because Jesus is coming. These core values of faith, hope, and love will keep the church on track.

    Not too long ago, a real estate listing in Dallas had the simple headline: “Converted Church.” In other words, what had once been a church facility is now somebody’s house. The listing under the heading had this description: “The altar has been adapted for use as a granite and stainless steel ...read more

  • The Church’s Companion Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Dec 30, 2010
     | 5,654 views

    The mission of the church is to wait on God’s Spirit, then witness about God’s Son, because Jesus is alive and coming again!

    Several years ago, the London Transit Authority had a problem. Buses were going right past passengers who were waiting at designated places to be picked up. They were at the bus stops, and the buses were sailing right past them. The London Transit Authority released a statement to explain their ...read more

  • The Church’s Commitments Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jan 6, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 8,593 views

    The church grows when we devote ourselves to living out the truth of God’s Word, to sharing our lives together in genuine fellowship, and to joyful worship.

    A few years ago, some wag told his friends he wasn’t going to any more ball games. Why? Well he said… a. Whenever I go to a game, they ask for money. b. The other fans don’t care about me. c. The seats are too hard. d. Coach never visits me. e. The referee makes calls I don’t agree ...read more

  • This Church Is A Pentecostal Church

    Contributed by David Mcnally on May 24, 2012
     | 4,645 views

    As we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost we appreciate the ministry of the Holy Spirit, without Whose presence in it, this church, every church, would only be a gathering of people.

    SERMON – Every church a Pentecostal church Today is Pentecost, which some people call Whitsun or White Sunday, because priests and ministers used to wear white robes to symbolise the Holy Spirit who came down on Jesus in the form of a dove immediately after he had been baptized by Jordan in ...read more

  • Be A Church Not Just In A Church

    Contributed by Howard Gunter on Dec 11, 2017
    based on 4 ratings
     | 9,154 views

    Church is the PEOPLE, not the building.

    Be A CHURCH Not Just In A Church Colossians 1:18 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year ...read more

  • Let The Church Be The Church

    Contributed by Chris Cuthbertson on Jun 6, 2024
     | 950 views

    God wants His church to grow and He commissioned us to evangelize, and if the church is doing its job it should grow, but numerical growth in itself is not evidence that God is blessing. It’s important to remember that the goal is to try to restore the church of the 1st century in its principles.

    Let the Church Be the Church Acts 2: 36 – 47 A newspaper reporter was doing a story on growing churches, and in preparation for that story he interviewed a number of preachers. I want to share the questions asked of these preachers and then give you my answers to them. One of the questions he ...read more

  • The Church Series

    Contributed by Dan Farrell on Jul 10, 2001
    based on 16 ratings
     | 7,496 views

    We, as the church (world-wide church), need to become a community.

    INTRODUCTION: We are continuing our series on names or titles for the church. So far we have covered the church being: a LightHouse, a Bride, a Body, an Army, and this morning, a Community. A while back someone told me of a “block party” they participated in. The whole block organized a ...read more

  • The Church

    Contributed by Kevin Mayberry on Mar 13, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 5,579 views

    The true Church Christ established

    The Church Ex.18:19-23,Is.22:20-22,Mt.16:17-19,Mt.28:18-20 St.Augustine once said,"I would not have believed the Gospels unless moved by the Church."Why would someone depend on a church that much?The churh he was refering to here is one of the oldest churches in the world,it was founded in ...read more

  • The Church

    Contributed by John Gullick on Sep 1, 2002
    based on 14 ratings
     | 9,732 views

    A Sermon that discusses the nature of the church

    The Church. In the world today there are many kinds of people. There are many races, classess, occupations - languages and so on. Among a myriad of distinctions that qualify people in different ways to belonging to one group or another there is a distinction of incredible importance. MT 16:13 ...read more

  • The Church

    Contributed by Richard Rutledge on Nov 4, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 11,710 views

    We have home schools, home business, and home shopping but the church cannot be relegated to the home.

    The Church Heb 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-- and all the more as you see the Day approaching. I realize that I will be preaching to the choir today but I believe that it is important for us to be reminded from time ...read more

  • The Church

    Contributed by Dennis Lawrence on Nov 16, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,658 views

    Understand how we are uniquely related to each other in the church.

    The Church Cornwall September 25, 2005 In our first week together, as Grace Community Church, I spoke about who we are and what we want to be here as GCC. Then we focused on how God works with you personally, as we considered Zacchaeus and Jesus’ calling him by name. Last week, we looked at how ...read more

  • The Church

    Contributed by Pastor Dempsey Daniels on Jan 5, 2004
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,380 views

    The Church

    THE CHURCH 3/22/98 Mark 3:33-36 Introduction Theme:God’s family- Is a family of true believers who understand who the father is and conducts themselves in accordance to the Fathers will. There is no rebelliousness in God’s family. There is no envy, no puffed up and boastful attitudes, no ...read more