"The Church is _______"
Mark Hoover • Sermon • • 1,014 views
The Church Visible and Invisible Have you ever heard of the term “invisible church”? St. Augustine was the first to formalize the idea. He made a distinction between the invisible church and the visible church. This distinction by Augustine has been many times misunderstood and misapplied. What Augustine…
Dr. Bart J Leger • Sermon • • 655 views • 38:39
It's easy to become discouraged. God has given church leaders to the body of Christ to build up and equip the church. Let's look to the book Ephesians to see how we can grow together in unity.
Richard Wardman • New City Church Milton Keynes • Sermon • • 596 views • 33:30
What is church all about? That's a good question, isn't it!? If you're a Christian and go church, you might wonder about that from time to time. Or if you're not yet a Christian and don't normally go to church, you might find the whole idea of church to be something of a mystery. The Greek word for church…
why are so many churches doing so little for the kingdom? few if any conversions if they are growing it is growth by circulation extremely difficult to run programs because of a spectator mentality polls show that the daily lives of professing Christians are little different from that of unbelievers…
What is the church?
If the biblical evidence argues for a congregational polity, that is- the evidence in the NT shows the church as a whole, or the congregation making all the decisions in the church, then were does that leave the authority of the pastor? How can a pastor lead or shepherd the flock, if the flock is the…
Richard Arnold • Sermon • • 360 views
18 Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” 19 And they answered, “John the Baptist. But others say, Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen.” 20 Then he said to them, “But who do you say that…
Jim L. Wilson • Illustration • • 359 views
In his book, The Prodigal God, Timothy Keller writes, “Christians commonly say they want a relationship with Jesus that they want to ‘get to know Jesus better.’ You will never be able to do that by yourself. You must be deeply involved in the church, in Christian community, with strong relationships…
What is the Church?
Introduction: What is the church? What exactly is the NT church? What should it be according to the Scriptures? What should it look like? How should it function? What are its goals and what is its purpose? Specifically, how should each one of us, as members of this church, function? What are the roles…
Jim L. Wilson • Illustration • • 352 views
Recently Tom Watson, an eight time major champion indicated that he would no longer participate in the golf championships at the Masters in Augusta, GA. The main factor for shelving the event was the course length. Watson indicated to the press that his greatest regret at this point was that his time…
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 257 views
Israel and the church are the chief objects of God’s fatherly love. People become God’s children through faith and are then encouraged by Scripture to imitate their heavenly Father in their daily living.
Becoming Who We Aim To Be
Life isn't a playground but a battleground. In order for us to live up to our high calling as Christ's church, we must be diligent and devoted to be trained in God's truth from His word in order to be strong in ministry.
What is the church?
I have heard this said of the local church, “A church is one bad pastor away from crumbling into liberalism.” In other words, if I the pastor were to die tomorrow, and you all were left with the decision to call a new pastor, if you make the wrong choice the consequences could be devastating for the…
Una Iglesia Ejempla
Descripción de la sana doctrina. Las verdades del mensaje de la Biblia son el corazón del cristianismo. Cuando los hombres se apartan de esa verdad, debilitan el mensaje. Si cambian las verdades fundamentales, la doctrina deja de ser el mensaje cristiano bíblico. Son herejías, enseñanzas que no redimen…
Total Church Life
Keith Gambill • Sermon • • 236 views
All of us know it is humanly impossible for anyone to raise someone from the dead? But, I have seen it attempted. I’ve conducted hundreds of funerals over my 34 years in the ministry. I have watched many different ways people have expressed grief, one woman particularly stands out. W.C. Harper died and…
This morning we will attempt to answer the question, “Are you and overcomer?” Jesus writes seven letters to seven angels/messengers/pastors, and through the pastor to seven churches. And at the end of each of those seven letters Jesus brings up a certain group of people, and He calls those people “overcomers.”…
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 230 views
Scripture often uses light as a symbol of the people of God, and especially the manner in which believers are able and required to reflect the glory of God in a dark world of sin.
I Will Build My Church: Luke & Acts Series
Luke… our writer of a two part narrative. It is narrative in nature, NOT to be dismissed as “just stories” but God unfolding for us His plan for the progression of the Gospel! These narratives demonstrated for the early church and the church over the ages the TRUTH ! Luke 1:4 “ so that you may KNOW the…
Discovering the Church
The kingdom of God comes into being wherever the kingly authority of God is acknowledged. Although God is always sovereign, Scripture looks to a future “realm” or “reign” of salvation. This has come in Christ and yet will come in its fulness only when Jesus Christ returns.
Andre Alves-Areias • Sermon • • 189 views • 24:53
Introduction If you look at your announcement sheet you’ll see the fire triangle. Has anyone see this before? Well, for those of you who don’t know about the fire triangle, here’s a science and safety lesson for a few minutes…you’re getting a bargain this morning: 2 for 1. [ Show fire triangle ] So,…
What is the church?
14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: 15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:…
The Mystery Revealed... What is a mystery? We actually use the word mystery in many different ways. Who loves a good mystery? I love mystery novels Mystery used in different ways: “a piece of fiction dealing usually with the solution of a mysterious crime” “something not understood or beyond understanding:…
Ephesians 4:11-16 (morning worship) Candidating weekend Sermon details: Jesus Christ loves his Church so much that he died for her and He did not leave her alone to fend for herself but provided marching orders, direction, and gifts to the church for her up-building! Sermon points: 1. Equippers Equip Christians for Ministry (11-12) 2. Gospel Doctrine Unifies and Matures Christians (13-14) 3. Every Christian is Called to Grow the Church (15-16) Preacher: Daniel Pelichowski
Christopher Stephens • Sermon • • 138 views
This is my attempt at a thematic sermon outlining what the Church truly is as opposed to the things that people believe. I am using the TV show Catfish as a way to show that there are things that can be truly believed by people but may not be true.
Jim L. Wilson • Illustration • • 134 views
Cooking I never thought of myself as a good cook. Oh, I can heat up a TV Dinner with the best of them, and I can flip a burger on the grill, but I'm not much of a cook. One of my problems is I can't follow a recipe. When Susan cooks, she carefully measures out a cup of this and a teaspoon of that; cooking…