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  • Why Participate In A Local Church

    Contributed by Mario Bruni D. D.. on Jun 4, 2016
     | 4,198 views

    Many Christians without finding out if church attendance is required or needful, just feel it is unnecessary. Could it be they really do not want to know the answer or do not care? Let us start examining if church attendance is required or necessary.

    Why Participate in Your Local Church Christians sometimes fail to see the need to be active in a specific local church. God’s word gives many passages that refer to local churches ...read more

  • Are You The Church, Or Do We Look For Another?

    Contributed by John Gaston on Feb 28, 2016
     | 4,968 views

    Is the Church of today the same as the original church? Would first century Christians recognize the church of today? Here are the 4 things we should we do to look like the early church.

    ARE YOU THE CHURCH OR SHOULD WE LOOK FOR ANOTHER? INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: POWER OF MOTIVATION 1. Bobby Dodd, the former great football coach at Georgia Tech, tells the story of a game in which his team was leading 7-6 with just a minute to go. 2. He instructed his quarterback not to pass the ...read more

  • In Christ Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Oct 29, 2013
     | 2,156 views

    as individuals and as a church, we must always be IN Christ

    Last week we noted how effective the Missionaries Paul, Silas, and Timothy were to the Thessalonians. What can we note about this church in Thessalonica? Open your Bibles to the First Letter to the Thessalonians…. Look at Chapter 1 of 1 Thessalonians v7-8: Through the apostle Paul, God ...read more

  • Our Traditions Make The Gospel Of No Effect

    Contributed by Wayne Barnes on Nov 27, 2016
     | 1,958 views

    Condemnation through traditions of men stifles the true gospel and destroys the Christian Life

    If a billionaire was to enter almost any church he would be especially honored, same way a swashbuckling movie star hunk. But when a LGBT or prostitute walks in, suddenly a crisis has arisen, even if both sets have truly turned their hearts to God through Christ. In other churches, it would be ...read more

  • Images Of Christ Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Mar 19, 2011
     | 1,392 views

    In the icon of the crucifixion we find the same spiritual orientations we discovered in the eastward direction of our prayer.

    Monday of 2nd Week in Lent 2011 Spirit of the Liturgy Over and over again the OT repeats the theme: God is merciful; His people are faithless. Original sin has not corrupted our natures entirely, but it has weakened them so that we find it an uphill climb to do good and avoid evil. Without ...read more

  • Carry The Light – Session 1

    Contributed by Warren Lamb on Feb 2, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,247 views

    Described by Christ as the "light of the world", how are we - his disciples and body on earth - doing at the start of 2008? Actually, we suck pretty badly, if what the latest study shows is true...

    Carry the Light – Session 1 Being the Light of the World Matthew 5:14-16 Described by Christ as the "light of the world", how are we - his disciples and body on earth - doing at the start of 2008? Actually, we suck pretty badly, if what the latest study shows is true... A report by The ...read more

  • "Making Vision Happen" Series

    Contributed by Paul Atwater on Jun 26, 2004
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,882 views

    The early church had a tremendous vision that changed the world. How do we make vision happen, so that we’re not just dreaming? The answer lies in unlocking the secrets of the the first church of Jerusalem in Acts 2.

    Acts 2:42-47 “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling ...read more

  • What Do You Believe, And Why? # 6

    Contributed by Timothy Shumer on Aug 27, 2005
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,227 views

    This was another message in a series entitles, “What do you believe, and why?” and this message was based on Rev. 20 and Paul’s farewell to Ephesian elders in Acts 20.

    This is the 6th message in series, "What do you believe, and why?" > Paul’s farewell to Ephesian elders = [Acts 20.17-27] = Focus on v.27 - This series = The necessity of preaching "the whole counsel of God" How necessary! - 1st Message - 2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture [is] given by ...read more

  • Jtv: The Incredible Race #3 Series

    Contributed by Robert Butler on Oct 30, 2019
     | 536 views

    We all need to cleanse our temple to get back to the mission of Jesus Christ. How are you doing in cleaning yours?

    This week we continue our message series entitled, “JTV” or Jesus Television. We established last week that the average American watches 29 hours of TV per week according to that source of all knowledge the Starbucks coffee cup. Almost a third of our waking lives are affected or infected vy the TV ...read more

  • A Healthy Church? Series

    Contributed by James Parker on Apr 29, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,136 views

    I want to begin a new series, not very long, but long enough. Several months ago, I noticed that I was reading quite frequently about churches closing the doors. This bothered me then, but apparently not enough to preach about it. But God has brought it t

    I want to begin a new series, not very long, but long enough. Several months ago, I noticed that I was reading quite frequently about churches closing the doors. This bothered me then, but apparently not enough to preach about it. But God has brought it to my attention again. I kind of feel like ...read more

  • The Coming Of The Holy Spirit

    Contributed by Jody Vansickle on May 24, 2015
     | 2,129 views

    The Holy Spirit comes through both invitation and preparation.

    THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: Acts 2:1-4 (Scriptures are from the God's Word translation) Pentecost Sunday is the day we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the Apostles & in the life of the Church. • But what we need to remember is that it didn’t just happen! ...read more

  • The Potter, The Clay, And The Church Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Nov 3, 2008
    based on 27 ratings
     | 14,368 views

    We know the role of the Potter and the role of the Clay, but what is the role of the Church? A revisit of the well known story as well as a study of the purpose of the church!

    INTRODUCTION SERIES: “The Purpose of the Church” – Part 2 Part 1: Luke 14:25-35 “What Is the Cost of Discipleship” - All believers are called into Discipleship - There is a cost for discipleship - All called but b/c of cost, many are not willing or (prepared) to pay the price - Saw that ...read more

  • "The Heartbeat Of Destiny” Series

    Contributed by Chris Mccall on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,586 views

    A Cell is a small House meeting where evangelism, consolidation, edification and commissioning take place. There are four hallmarks of a genuine cell: worship, nurture, fellowship and outreach.

    What is Destiny Fellowship? “The Heartbeat of Destiny” ACTS 20:20 NIV You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house. Can you please explain to me why cells are so IMPORTANT? I know you have touched on ...read more

  • Christians Only Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Feb 4, 2019
     | 3,762 views

    The goal to be simple, New Testament Christians and to strive to be like the New Testament church is something that will lead to Christian unity and pleases God.

    Introduction: A. I like the story told of the man who was shipwrecked on a beautiful, deserted South Pacific island. 1. Five years later, he was discovered by a passing naval ship. 2. Upon their arrival at the shore the rescue party was met by the shipwreck survivor. 3. He said, “I'm so glad ...read more

  • Striving To Be A Church Of Christ Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Oct 12, 2014
     | 2,899 views

    This sermon explores important principles that help ensure that we are being the church that belongs to Christ

    Introduction: A. I like the story told of the man who was shipwrecked on a beautiful, deserted South Pacific island. 1. Five years later, he was discovered by a passing a naval ship. 2. Upon their arrival at the shore the rescue party was met by the shipwreck survivor. He said, “I'm so ...read more