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  • A True Church Series

    Contributed by Richard White on Mar 20, 2003
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,758 views

    John describes what the Lord sees about 7 churches, which one describes us?

    A True Church Revelation 3:7-13 Illustration: Gregory P. Elder tells of his childhood. He spent many hours at the beach and in the sand building sandcastles. Whole cities would appear by his hand, in the sand. One year bullies, or toughies as he called them, appeared and ...read more

  • Microwave Christianity

    Contributed by James May on Aug 21, 2005
    based on 38 ratings
     | 4,860 views

    A look at the attitudes of the modern church compared to what the true church must be like.

    Microwave Christianity By Pastor Jim May We live in a fast-paced world. Less than 100 years ago, most people were still riding wagons, drawn by mules, ox or horses. Air travel was non-existent. TV’s did not exist. Radio was just beginning to make its presence known in the homes of private ...read more

  • "Moment Of Silence" - Worship Service Of The Godless

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Aug 21, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,627 views

    This is not the time for the true church to be silent in the face of people’s grief and uncertainty

    “The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.” Psalm 145:18 April 23, 2007 was exactly one week after the now infamous massacre of 32 people at Virginia Tech. I turned on the news that morning, as is my habit, to listen to what’s going on around the world ...read more

  • Christ Breaks Down The Dividing Walls

    Contributed by Brian William on Nov 10, 2005
    based on 43 ratings
     | 8,228 views

    So many people today live "without hope and without God" (Eph. 2:12), yet we build up walls that divide us from sharing the gospel with them. Christ tears down these walls and builds up the true church in its place.

    [I started the sermon at the altar rail that goes across the entire width of the front of the sanctuary.] Imagine, for a moment, that when you walked into church this morning that you received a big surprise. Imagine that in the past week, a wall had been erected, right about where the altar ...read more

  • Controlling Desires Series

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Jan 17, 2006
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,605 views

    All true churches are made up of Christians who want to see the hand of God working first in their lives, so they can be made usable to Him. Second, they want to be empowered by the Holy Spirit so they can fulfill their part in the “Great Commission.”

    Turn Your Bibles to 1 Corinthians 3:6,8-9 Title: Controlling Desires Theme: Beware of Becoming a Controlling Laborer Series: Laboring Together With God Introduction: A God-loving, Word-filled disciple-maker will be more concerned about his spiritual heart than about any unpleasant ...read more

  • The New Testament Church (Church Organization)

    Contributed by Nathan Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,024 views

    1) Couple of weeks ago, we began a ("first principles") study titled "The Church"  A) In it we co

    1) Couple of weeks ago, we began a ("first principles") study titled "The Church"  A) In it we concluded there is a True Church! -- & the way we go about identifying it is by looking to scripture & properly interpreting what we read. 1) Since Jesus Christ is the "head over all things to the ...read more

  • A Broken And Restored Community

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Mar 8, 2003
    based on 65 ratings
     | 2,447 views

    Allowing our Church to become a true spiritual community rather than just another dusty, antiquated, ecclesiastical organization.

    BROKENNESS IS REALIZATION THAT LIFE IS TOO MUCH FOR US, NOT JUST BECAUSE THERE IS TOO MUCH PAIN BUT ALSO BECAUSE WE’RE TOO SELFISH! BROKENNESS IS REALIZING ALMIGHTY GOD IS ALL WE HAVE! HOPE IS REALIZING GOD IS ALL WE NEED! JOY IS REALIZING GOD IS ALL WE WANT. IMAGINE IF WE WOULD ALL TAKE ...read more

  • The New Testament Church (Why Study The Church?)

    Contributed by Nathan Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 28 ratings
     | 1,300 views

    INTRO: 1) As we read in Mt. 16:18, We saw were Jesus speaks of His church... A) He promises "I wil

    INTRO: 1) As we read in Mt. 16:18, We saw were Jesus speaks of His church... A) He promises "I will build my church" B) & Even states, that not even the "gates of Hades" (ie. death) shall prevail against it. 2) Nothing short of Jesus' decision himself, could stop Him from founding & building ...read more

  • Preaching Christ

    Contributed by Brian Yeager on Mar 1, 2003
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,575 views

    A sermon outline pointing out what it means to preach Christ.

    Preaching Christ Introduction: A. The Message of the N.T. was Christ: 1. Acts 5:42 2. Acts 8:5 3. I Corinthians 15:1-11 B. Christ was preached, not the glorification of men (II Corinthians 4:5) 1. All glory goes to God for all things (I Corinthians 10:31). C. The Gospel message of ...read more

  • The Great Harlot

    Contributed by W. Alderman on Mar 11, 2006
    based on 33 ratings
     | 5,240 views

    This will not be a popular message with the apostate religions of the world as this chapter deals with the great harlot.

    THE HARLOT OF REVELATION 17 Revelation 17:1-18 The great religious harlot is about to be destroyed, along with its political and economic counterparts. This and the next chapter show how God judges a system that had its beginnings way before the New Testament Church was even formed. This ...read more

  • On This Rock

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 73 ratings
     | 2,956 views

    Salvation is a personal matter but the church still has an important role in our faith, according to Jesus

    Introductory Considerations 1. "I really do not need the church. I grew up in a church and I was not too impressed. Saw these people come each week dressed in their Sunday best, not only their best clothes but in their best behaviour. They sounded so sincere but if I saw them during the week, ...read more

  • Will We Know And Recognize Our Loved Ones In Heaven?

    Contributed by William D. Brown on Apr 2, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,769 views

    It really would be a sad situation if we didn’t know our friends and loved ones in Heaven, all of us have loved ones that have passed and gone on to be with the Lord, and those of us that are saved are looking forward to be

    WILL WE KNOW AND RECOGNIZE OUR LOVED ONES IN HEAVEN? 4-4-09 MATT. 22:23-30 It really would be a sad situation if we didn’t know our friends and loved ones in Heaven, all of us have loved ones that have passed and gone on to be with the Lord, ...read more

  • How To Recognize An Antichrist Series

    Contributed by Steven Dow on Nov 1, 2001
    based on 123 ratings
     | 8,000 views

    A Biblical Profile of an Antichrist

    How To Identify Antichrist by Steven Dow 1 John 2:18-23 October 28, 2001 INTRODUCTION: There is much speculation today about whether or not we are living in the end times. Such speculation has been on the rise for the last fifty plus years. It started back in 1948 when Israel became a ...read more

  • Churches That Survive

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Feb 28, 2007
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,499 views

    jesus gives the keys for the churches survival in a hostile world

    Intro: the other night a report was given that about 3000 churches close annually in the United States. When you hear a report like this the first thought is I wonder what attributed to the decline and closure of a church. Did it lose vision? Did it get older and not make adjustments to minister to ...read more

  • The Two Witnesses

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,512 views

    1. Last week John was given a measuring rod to measure the temple and count the people in it. And as we discussed, this did not mean the physical building but rather the true church which is the temple as described in the new testament. And we saw how the church in general can be described as the ...read more