THERE SHALL BE SHOWERS OF BLESSING
Chima Dioka • Sermon • • 3,997 views
Introduction There Shall Be Showers of Blessing There Shall Be Showers of Blessing As the year 2018 winds up, we have cause to give thanks to GodWe must have revival. In relationship to the land of Palestine, the withholding of rain was a sign and seal of God’s judgment upon Israel. Moses warned the…
Bobby Earls • Sermon • • 1,657 views
TEXT: Ezra 2:68-69 TOPIC: IF WE DON'T BUILD THE CHURCH, WHO WILL? Pastor Bobby Earls, First Baptist Church – Center Point, Alabama Sunday morning. October 23, 2005 Message and Outline scripted from other resources JESUS said, "I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."…
HING WONG • Sermon • • 808 views
ONE CHURCH ONE VISION Ephesians 4:1-16 1. Visioning the full potential of the church …the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. (Ephesians 1:23) …so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of…
Rick Crandall • Sermon • • 772 views
God’s Dream for Our Church Acts 2:36-47 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - June 3, 2012 BACKGROUND *God has a dream for our church, and we can discover this dream by looking back at the first church in Acts 2:36-47. *Here’s the background: Jesus Christ has died on the cross for our sins…
Johnold J. Strey • Sermon • • 713 views
Pastor Johnold J. Strey St. Mark’s Lutheran Church; Citrus Heights, CA Sermon on Isaiah 55:10-11 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (readings from Pentecost 8, Year A) August 14 & 15, 2011 CHURCH GROWTH—GOD’S WAY God’s Word is the tool for growth God’s Word has the power for growth Introduction Have you heard…
The Book of Acts
Rick Crandall • Sermon • • 404 views
God wants our church to grow! 1. So He stresses that no one is saved without Jesus (vs. 1-2). 2. He seeks to save the lost (vs. 3-8). 3. He stretches us to reach new people (vs. 9-16). 4. He sets-up divine appointments for us (vs. 17-23).
Bobby Earls • Sermon • • 381 views
TEXT: Matthew 5:16 TOPIC: Love Loud—Actions Speak Louder Than Words Pastor Bobby Earls, FBC, Center Point, Alabama June 28, 2009 Once again this year, Penny and I want to thank you for allowing us to attend the annual Southern Baptist Convention. The 152th meeting of the SBC in its 164th year of existence…
The Book of Acts
Pastor Randy Bradley • Randy Bradley • Sermon • • 377 views • 26:15
None of us are born in Christ as fully mature Christians. All of us are called to grow in Christ. To grow the Church of God we must Grow ourselves to be more Christ-like.
Corey Johnson • Sermon • • 338 views
1. Personal spiritual growth is not optional. 2 Peter 3. 17 You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be…
Pastor Clarence E. Stowers • Sermon • • 322 views
SERIES: CLARITY MESSAGE: Why Do We Go To Church? - Part 1 John 13:34-35 & selected scriptures November 5. 2006 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13:34-35 Our…
INTRODUCTION: If you are wondering - what happened to the book of Romans. We will be pausing on the Book of Romans. I don’t think it is healthy to spend 1-2 years in a single book. And Romans would take at least a year to get through. Pragmatically - We need more variety. And it is hard to listen too.…
Scripture has been given by God to lead people to faith and salvation. Through Scripture believers are nurtured in faith and led to spiritual maturity.
James Winter • Sermon • • 166 views
Acts: Faith in Action “Spreading the Good News” 5/6/2007 Acts 1:8; 2:13-20; 5:14 Communion Communion was something the early church practiced from the moment God added to their numbers. Peter preached his first sermon and the believers began to share meals together (slide). The disciples gathered together…
7 Powerful Conversations
“Church growth can bring out a beast in some of us. We can over focus on it. It can also distort our perception of ourselves. When our church is growing, it’s easy to think we can do nothing wrong. And when we’re not growing, it’s easy to feel as if we do nothing right. Neither is Healthy.” (C. Nieuwhof, Lasting Impact) Today, we begin our first powerful conversation, “Why Are We Not Growing Faster?” We’ll dive into Acts 6, learning from the Apostles, how to structure bigger to grow bigger.
John Leffler • Illustration • • 96 views
What are the keys to attracting visitors and keeping them coming back? by Charles Arn I sat affixed in front of my TV. THE BORG had just captured my hero and brought him onboard. “You will be assimilated,” a hideous-looking Borg intoned, raising his tentacles to the temples of “Star Trek” ’s Captain…
John Leffler • Illustration • • 92 views
When the Horse is dead, Dismount The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians says when you discover you’re riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. However, in professional ministry, because of the relationships and emotional attachments involved, other strategies are often tried with dead…
Chris Hodges • Sermon • • 91 views
Text: Eph. 4:7-16 Thesis: To stress the need for everyone to work together toward the same goal and thereby become a mature church that can be truly effective for God. Introduction: (1) “While Christians stand together on the seven facts of unity just listed, we each take our own individual positions…
#1 Love the Lord (worship) 27 So he answered and said, “ ‘ You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ” #2 Loving your neighbor as yourself (Ministry) 27 So he answered and said, “ ‘ You shall…
7 Powerful Conversations
Volunteerism is an essential component to fulfilling the mission of the church. Unfortunately, too often we volunteer without considering our gifting and calling. Soon our good intentions turn to feelings of obligation, then lack of fulfilment sets in, which always causes problems. In Acts 16, Paul finds a young man named Timothy who had significant leadership gifts. Timothy answer God’s call to lead and became one of the youngest leader of leaders the church has ever seen.
Chris Hodges • Sermon • • 59 views
Text: Acts 8.4 Thesis: To stress that every Christian has an obligation to share the gospel. If this is observed, then the church will grow. Introduction: (1) “Church Growth” is a hot topic today in religious circles. (2) Over the next few weeks, we will look at some “secrets” of church growth that are…
7 Powerful Conversations
Too often we spend far more time talking about change then actually making changes. At some point, we need to be honest with each other about where we’re at. At some point, a line has to be drawn and a decision has to be made. Church and ministry leaders need to champion this process in order to keep our churches moving forward with Gospel focus. In the last passage of Acts, the Apostle Paul does just that; ending the conversation and drawing a line.