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  • Are You Ready To Work In The Vineyard?

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 7,412 views

    Jesus calls his children to work in the vineyard, and reprimands those who think they are most willing with their lack of true service.

    September 25, 2005 Matthew 21:28-32 “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’ ”‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went. “Then the father went to the other son and said the same ...read more

  • What Does It Take To Be Great In The Eyes Of God? Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Dec 2, 2004
    based on 33 ratings
     | 5,129 views

    Disciples of Jesus was given a new perspective on greatness. We learn to (1) find greatness in serving and (2) make Jesus the benchmark of true service.

    To be great is to serve. We don’t ASCEND to greatness, but descend into greatness.  To be great in this world is to put importance on oneself; to be great in God’s Kingdom is to serve the needs of man.  The world sees greatness in those who exercise power and authority but God ...read more

  • Clergy In Conflict

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jan 18, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,554 views

    Honouring the Son of God who appoints to holy service may well bring the servant of God into conflict with those who are seeking an easy religion. The one who will serve God, must maintain perspective and remain focused on pleasing Him who appoints to His service.

    “Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, ‘Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel. The land is not able to bear all his words. For thus Amos has said, ‘“Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel must go into exile away from his ...read more

  • A Concerned Spirit Series

    Contributed by Bart Leger on Jul 27, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,498 views

    Paul’s words to the Roman Christians in his introduction suggest ten marks of true spiritual service. Verse eight showed Paul’s thankful spirit. Verses 9-10a reveal a second mark of true spiritual service and that is a Concerned Spirit. Although he was gr

    A Concerned Spirit Self-righteous service comes through human effort. True service comes from a relationship with Jesus Christ deep inside. Self-righteous service is impressed with the “big deal.” True service finds it almost impossible to distinguish the small from the large ...read more

  • How To Mobilize People For Action

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 49 ratings
     | 4,024 views

    Too many people are worried about things being done right that they neglect doing the best things. Few lay people think that they have what it takes to be used of God as those who are professionally trained ministers. However, God equips everyone uniquely

    How to Mobilize People for Action (Eph. 11-13) "It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists and some to be pastors and teachers to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith ...read more

  • Giving What We Are Able

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Nov 3, 2004
    based on 22 ratings
     | 1,576 views

    Stewardship is an issue of sincerity that depends more upon what is in our hearts than what is in our wallets.

    IN HIS BOOK “THE DISCIPLINE OF SERVICE,” RICHARD FOSTER WROTE: “SELF-RIGHTEOUS SERVICE COMES THROUGH HUMAN EFFORT. TRUE SERVICE COMES FROM A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE DIVINE OTHER DEEP INSIDE. SELF-RIGHTEOUS SERVICE IS IMPRESSED WITH THE "BIG DEAL." TRUE SERVICE FINDS IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO ...read more

  • The Point: Devotion To Service Series

    Contributed by Todd Bishop on Mar 28, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,559 views

    The third point of life is a devotion to serving Christ, Church, and Community.

    Three weeks ago we started our series, “What’s the Point?” We learned that discovering the POINT is really about realizing our PURPOSE! Proverbs 19:21: “You can make many plans, but the LORD’s purpose will prevail” (NLT). A couple of weeks ago we discussed that the 1st point of life is to ...read more

  • Becoming A Community Church Series

    Contributed by Charles Mims on Jan 11, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,243 views

    Building a church community within our neighborhood

    Becoming a Community Church January 16, 2010 Romans 15:1-4 1Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves. 2Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification. 3For even (D)Christ did not please Himself; but ...read more

  • My "Hands On" Mission Series

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Oct 6, 2009
     | 2,029 views

    Serving is the key difference between "doing"church and "being" the church.

    NEW PURPOSE, RENEWED PURPOSE Part 3- My "Hands On" Mission John 13:1-17 Sunday, January 18, 2009 Pastor Brian Matherlee Serving is the key difference between "doing" church and "being" the church. If you saw the news this week regarding the plane that crashed into the Hudson River you ...read more

  • How Christ Perfectly Demonstrated The Golden Rule

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 22, 2001
    based on 77 ratings
     | 6,909 views

    Jesus knew that the golden rule benefits everyone, especially the first one to apply it

    Why Jesus Urged Everyone to Live By the Golden Rule Illustration:Most people wish to serve God -- but in an advisory capacity only. Quoted in Sunday Express, London. 1. Jesus knew that the golden rule benefits everyone, especially the first one to apply it. The Lord Jesus said, "Do to ...read more

  • The Character Of The Early Church

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Aug 15, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,058 views

    What the N.T. church was like

    “The Character of the Early Church” Acts 11:19-30, 13:1-3 One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex standing in the foyer of the church staring up at a large plaque. It was covered with names and small American flags mounted on either side of it. The six-year old had ...read more

  • The Character Of The Early Church

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Sep 1, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,575 views

    Characteristics of the early church

    “The Character of the Early Church” Acts 11:19-30, 13:1-3 One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex standing in the foyer of the church staring up at a large plaque. It was covered with names and small American flags mounted on either side of it. The six-year old had ...read more

  • Christian Stewardship - Part Four Series

    Contributed by Donald Stevens on Nov 19, 2004
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,886 views

    Fourth of four messages on stewardship. Based on UM congregational pledge and UM "Guidelines"

    2 Samuel 24:18-25 On that day Gad went to David and said to him, "Go up and build an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite." So David went up, as the LORD had commanded through Gad. When Araunah looked and saw the king and his men coming toward him, he went out and bowed ...read more

  • The Goal Of Ministry

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jul 8, 2006
     | 1,840 views

    Third sermon in the summer 2006 Series, “Being God’s People by Serving, Obeying, and Giving.”

    (1) Two weeks ago, I asked you if you rooted for a team no matter who played on it and if you rooted for a particular player no matter what team he/she played for. Some of you responded that you did both. I have very few players that I root for. I will admit that I am a Brad Miller fan and have ...read more

  • Fired Up, Or Fizzled Out?

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 19, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,643 views

    Satan has no problem with a church that has smoke going up the chimney, as long as there’s no fire in the furnace. If the church isn’t careful, its ministry can become mere methods and mechanics, performed legalistically, without love for Christ.

    FIRED UP, OR FIZZLED OUT? Text: Rev.2: 4 Intro: In the first seven verses of Revelation chapter two, the resurrected Christ, via the Apostle John, writes a letter to the church of Ephesus. At the time this letter was penned, the church of Ephesus was a thriving body of believers. Times ...read more