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  • The New Covenant Gospel Preacher

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Oct 13, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,045 views

    This message begins by considering how Paul dealt with the tension between evangelism (Reaching the lost)and pastoral care (looking after those who are now saved)and how we might apply it to ourselves, plus an application of this long Bible passage.

    2 Corinthians 2: 12 to end of Chapter 3 Introduction: In this letter to the church in Corinth Paul began by greeting the church, and by praying that Jesus would be kind to them and bless them with peace. He then went on to praise God, and to explain his apparently inconsistent behaviour. ...read more

  • "Don't Let It Stop You!”

    Contributed by Rev. M Edmunds on Oct 15, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,856 views

    There are two types of people exist within the universal body of the Church: the grateful and the ungrateful, the selfless and the self-centered, the contrite and the sanctimonious.

    Elder M. Edmunds Co-Pastor of United Ordained Church August 2001 In our text, we find two individuals demonstrating two different responses to the presence of Jesus Christ: one is a demonstration of gratitude and the other is of ingratitude. One individual responded in appreciation, while ...read more

  • A Time To Stand And A Time To Negotiate Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 5, 2005
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,440 views

    Fools respond to all situations in the same way; solid Christians adjust.

    A Time to Stand and A Time to Negotiate (Philippians 4:1-3) 1. Sometimes compromise is a virtue: A New York family bought a ranch out West where they intended to raise cattle. Friends visited and asked if the ranch had a name. "Well," said the would-be cattleman, "I wanted to name it ...read more

  • Tell The Truth

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Jul 7, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 999 views

    We are to be open and honest.

    TELL THE TRUTH Acts 4:32 – 5:11 S: Integrity Th: Community Pr: WE ARE TO BE OPEN AND HONEST. KW: Section TS: We will find in Acts 4:32 – 5:11 a community that is growing in faith and fear. Type: Inductive The ____ section of the narrative describes… I. UNITY ...read more

  • Courting Danger Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Jul 8, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,427 views

    Ultimately the biblical issue is Church division. Just as there can be internal actions that divide the church, there can also be external actions that divide the church. Paul hopes to set a biblical standard here for believers to follow.

    COURTING DANGER 1 Corinthians 6:1-8 INTRODUCTION: When I hear the word courting, my mind immediately goes to thoughts of dating, courtship and marriage. So, it was not so much of a jump to remember this story about marriage,: A wife was sitting at the breakfast table and asked her husband, ...read more

  • What Is The Christian Church?

    Contributed by Jason Cole on May 23, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,581 views

    Many people often ask, what is the Christian church and what do we believe? This message is a description of New Testament Christianity

    “What is the Christian Church?” Introduction: A lot of people have the mindset that it does not matter where they go to church, as long as they are going. I do not think that this is the truth. First of all, the church is not a building, and many places that have the word church on their ...read more

  • Protecting Unity Series

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Jan 7, 2002
    based on 42 ratings
     | 2,586 views

    A deductive exposition of selected texts on church unity and how to protect it.

    Introduction: I’d like to take a moment to explain the title of this series of messages – “What’s your commitment to God’s church?” 1. In a group this size at least one person is asking, “Whose church is it anyway?” We often talk about this church – this group of people as “our” church. But is ...read more

  • What Is Fellowship?

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 11, 2002
    based on 35 ratings
     | 4,566 views

    Someone has called it the glue that holds the church together.

    (Earlier in the service, I asked the congregation to be ready to respond to the following question when prompted by me during the sermon. (Overhead) If you were looking for a friend and you placed a classified ad either in the paper or on the Internet for one, what would it say?) “A pastor saw ...read more

  • What The World Needs Now Series

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Feb 21, 2002
    based on 91 ratings
     | 2,369 views

    God restores the community we destroy.

    The Greatest Place on Earth – Part 2 January 20, 2002 Big Idea: God restores the community we destroy. INTRODUCTION Lee Strobel wrote: People today will admit any problem - drugs, divorce, alcoholism - "but there’s one admission that people are loath to make, whether they’re a star on ...read more

  • Who Wouldn't Want To Be A Part Of This? Series

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Feb 21, 2002
    based on 91 ratings
     | 1,698 views

    Truly authentic biblical community is irrestible.

    The Greatest Place on Earth – Part 3 January 27, 2002 Big Idea: Truly authentic biblical community is irresistible. INTRODUCTION In the Bible, Acts chapter 2 records a most incredible day. Less than two months after the public execution of Jesus – 50 days after his crucifixion to be ...read more

  • Handling Conflict Appropriately Series

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Feb 21, 2002
    based on 152 ratings
     | 3,746 views

    No church will be free of conflict. What makes or breaks churches is what they choose to do with conflict.

    The Safest Place on Earth - Part 2 February 17, 2002 INTRODUCTION “The difference between spiritual and unspiritual community is not whether conflict exists, but is rather in our attitude toward it and our approach to handling it. When conflict is seen as an opportunity to draw more fully ...read more

  • Marks Of Unity Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on May 22, 2006
    based on 31 ratings
     | 9,768 views

    A unified chruch will bring praise and honor to the Lord. In turn God will bless the church for their unity.

    THE BOOK OF ACTS – WHEN LIFE IS ABOUT GOD Marks of Unity Acts 4:32-37 INTRODUCTION: A. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! David declared in Psalm 133:1 1. There is nothing better than a church, a group of brethren, who dwell together in ...read more

  • I Can't Go To Church!

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on May 23, 2006
    based on 38 ratings
     | 3,240 views

    IT IS A WONDER ANYONE WOULD GO TO CHURCH IF THEY WATCH THE PEOPLE? CHURCH IS NOT ABOUT THE PEOPLE IT IS ABOUT THE GOD OF THE PEOPLE!

    I CAN’T GO TO CHURCH! Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com IT IS A WONDER ANYONE WOULD GO TO CHURCH IF THEY WATCH THE PEOPLE? CHURCH IS NOT ABOUT THE PEOPLE IT IS ABOUT THE GOD OF THE PEOPLE! TEXT: Romans 2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for ...read more

  • Every Believer's Value

    Contributed by Dean Shriver on Jun 1, 2006
    based on 38 ratings
     | 5,755 views

    Do you ever struggle with other believers? Do you sometimes find yourself looking around wondering if one of your dear brothers or sisters in Christ is ever going to get their act together? When’s he going to get over his sin? Will she ever stop her w

    July 31, 2005 EVERY BELIEVER’S VALUE Matthew 18:10-14 Do you ever struggle with other believers? Do you sometimes find yourself looking around wondering if one of your dear brothers or sisters in Christ is ever going to get their act together? When’s he going to get over his sin? Will she ...read more

  • Resolving A Difference

    Contributed by Vinnie Cappetta on Jun 12, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 610 views

    Who was right--Paul or Barnabas? Does it matter? What could have been done differently? What can we learn from this disagreement?

    Resolving a Difference Acts 15:36-41 Once upon a time there was a business owner and project manager who had just months before successfully completed a project that created positive cash flow for their company. Not wanting to rest on his laurels, the business owner decided to write up a new ...read more