George Toews • Sermon • • 1,331 views
Honoring Leaders Introduction One of the things I appreciate about Rick Mercer is that he does not discriminate. No matter what your political stripe, you will be mocked and what you do will be held under a microscope. Yet, I also get a sense that even though he mocks political leaders, he also respects…
Bobby Earls • Sermon • • 1,171 views
TEXT: Ephesians 4:11-12 TOPIC: What If the Church Played the Super Bowl? Pastor Bobby Earls, First Baptist Church, Center Point, Alabama February 1, 2009 (Much of the following message is gleaned from John Maxwell's TEAM Ministry and his seminar notes on God's Master Game Plan.) 11 And He Himself gave…
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.
GLENN PEASE • Sermon • • 35 views
By Pastor Glenn Pease Rusty Stevens, a Navigator Director, tells this story. He was pushing the lawn mower around his yard trying to get done before supper was on the table. His 6 year old son Mikey came out and stepped in front of him, grabbed the handle of the mower and started to push. The father…
Pastor Clarence E. Stowers • Sermon • • 23 views
THE SUPREME TASK OF THE CHURCH MARK 16:16; MATTHEW 28:18-20 INTRODUCTION A. Some may think we say too much about these verses. The late Gus Nichols has a book with 42 sermons on this one theme--"The Great Commission." B. Before this service comes to a close--6000 will die in the darkness of all types…
Ordinary People: Radical Joy
We all follow someone. But how do we chose who we'll follow? What's the criteria? In this week's passage, Paul challenges the Philippian church to follow and imitate him. Is he being arrogant or is there something more behind his request? Moreover, how will his words impact who we should follow or imitate?
7 Powerful Conversations
According to research, 40-50% of Millennials connected to the church in their teens will walk away after their senior year of high school. This trend has been happening for almost a decade and it’s time to ask why? Today we look at Acts 20, getting a fly-on-the-wall perspective into Paul’s final message for the Ephesian Elders. And in Paul’s instruction, we find the clues to address our Millennial crisis.
Pastor Wilbur Winborne Sr. • Sermon • • 15 views
“THE MANDATE TO MINISTRY” 2 COR. 4:1 NEW SPIRIT COMM. PRESBY CHURCH – FOUNDER’S DAY - NOV. 25, 2007 MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH – FOUNDER’S DAY- DEC. 2, 2007 2 CORINTHIANS 4:1-18 THEREFORE, SINCE WE HAVE THIS MINISTRY, AS WE HAVE RECEIVED MERCY, WE DO NOT LOSE HEART. 2/ BUT WE HAVE RENOUNCED THE HIDDEN…
1 Timothy 3:4-5 – In the next couple of verses, we see that the way a prospective elder manages their household, and the state of their family life is an aspect that must be observed when judging whether or not they qualify. (See also Titus 1:6) 1 Timothy 3:4a - “He must be one who manages his own household…
John O. Evans • Sermon • • 11 views
GREYFRIARS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DIRECTIONS IN DIFFICULTY Studies in 1 and 2 Timothy 1. Danger of False Teaching Passage: 1 Timothy 1: 1 - 20 Background: Paul, for his part, saw Ephesus as a great place to preach the gospel. He began with preaching to his fellow Jews on his second missionary journey. On…
Greg Bondurant • Sermon • • 10 views
Opinion - Everybody has one! Dishonest or Trustworthy? Her screen name is "sgal901" -- and she wants to know if she's pretty or if she's ugly. Maybe she asked her parents or maybe didn’t? Maybe she mulled this over with her friends, but either way this middle-school student decides to pose the question…
Andrew Manwarren • Sermon • • 7 views
Last week I began the service by asking a couple of questions. I will begin this morning by asking these same questions. What is the church? What is the relationship between the church and church leaders? I ask these questions because in chapter three Paul focuses his attention squarely on the church…