Matthew Kratz • Sermon • • 4,761 views
I Will Build My Church - Part 1 - Teaching Notes Matthew 16:18-19 (KJV) And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt…
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Churches are confused. There appears to be no consensus on what function the church serves in the world. Building up believers, evangelizing the lost, feeding the poor, lobbying government, and protesting legislation are just a few of the functions churches feel compelled to perform. Rick Warren recognized…
Philip G Layton • Sermon • • 774 views
What is the Purpose of the Church? Preached by Pastor Phil Layton at Gold Country Baptist Church on January 20, 2008 www.goldcountrybaptist.org I want to ask you guys this morning a question that is not intended to insult but to initiate some thinking: why did you come to church today? What was your…
Skycaptain50 • Sermon • • 601 views
Tonight I want to share something very dear to my heart as your pastor. This is not so much a sermon as an introduction to a series of sermons which deal with rediscovering the purpose of the church. What are we aiming at? Imagine for a moment that I, as pastor, gave special permission for you to bring…
Bobby Earls • Sermon • • 323 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."…
Robert L. Smith • Sermon • • 315 views
Unity in the Godhead and in the Church What would happen if the Redwings played hockey like this. Every time any player got the puck, they would shoot for the goal. Over here, over here, I’m open, I’m open. There would be such frenzy, each time the Redwings got the puck: but unfortunately there would…
Robin Koshy • Sermon • • 166 views
Intro Welcome to Living Hope! We are almost done with a series we started in January called “Back to the Basics: Knowing why you believe what you believe.” We have a couple of points left to unpack. Today, we begin a new mini-series on the doctrine of the church: 10. /That the church, consisting of all…
Dr. John Barnett • Sermon • • 131 views
February 17, 2012 By John Barnett Read, print, and listen to this resource on our website www.DiscoverTheBook.org When Jesus Christ introduces Himself in Revelation 3:7 to those precious and faithful saints, He makes one of the greatest promises ever made. They, like us, lived in an uncertain world,…
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 93 views
“When Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that the Son of Man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter replied,…
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 62 views
The church is called to praise and glorify God, to establish Jesus Christ’s kingdom, and to proclaim the gospel throughout the world.
Vernon Terry Palmer • Sermon • • 62 views
Passion for His Purpose Purpose something set up as an object or end to be attained, Webster’s Dictionary Passion for His purpose what is God’s purpose in the earth? What end does He want to attained? We hear and read a lot about “purpose” these days, the best selling book; “The Purpose Driven Life”…
Frank Walker • Sermon • • 53 views
In the previous section, we saw that God created a new heaven and a new earth. The word translated new there means renewed or revitalized, not brand-new. The new creation represents what John Stott calls “the new humanity” — a creation that is no longer in rebellion to God. In other words, it represents…
Rich DeRuiter • Sermon • • 44 views
Reading: Psalm 125 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore. Psalm 125:2 (NIV) I. God Surrounds His people A. As the mountains surround Alger 1. Ok I know it says Jerusalem, but there are mountains here too! a. Imagine God surrounding us like these…
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 32 views
Jesus Christ rules and governs his people and directs them towards the fulfilment of God’s purposes. All power and authority within the church derive from Jesus Christ as the head.
Pastor Clarence E. Stowers • Sermon • • 28 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…
Some identifying marks of the church God built, so that we may compare churches to them to determine if they are genuine or counterfeit.
Pastor Aubrey Miller • Faith Church Oxmoor • Sermon • • 23 views
Gates and Doors are our barriers that separate us from our breakthroughs. Scripture describes gates as barriers to be broken through. We must break through intimidation, faithlessness, fear, hopelessness, despair, doubt or whatever else separates us from our inheritance. The threshold is where we either leap forward or back out. Once we cross that threshold, we meet the incredible supernatural power of God…and that Supernatural Power breaks through before us victorious over every obstacle.
Sermon on the Mount (SOTM)
Pastor Chuck Wilson • Lower Lights Church • Sermon • • 20 views
Pastor Chuck starts a new sermon series about the “Sermon on the Mount”. He describes how Jesus uses “The Beatitudes” help to us redefine what God wants us to admire in the world. Pastor Chuck provides a unique concept for us to use the Beatitudes as “not the attitudes we should have, but the attitudes we should be.” This week, Pastor Chuck’s topic is “Blessed are the Poor in Spirit.” Pastor Chuck describes how being “blessed” is a continuous spiritual condition of spiritual prosperity (being rich in spirit), contentment, and satisfaction in your life, not a physical feeling or state of physical material possession. Pastor Chuck will explain “one who is ‘poor in spirit’ has humbly recognized they have a deep need for God because they know they lack His Holiness and have a need for His forgiveness, grace, and mercy, and need Him as a Savior.” Pastor Chuck encourages us to become more aware of our desperate everyday need for God and to invite Him into our lives more every day.
George Toews • Sermon • • 19 views
Functional Structures Introduction When we moved into our house, one of the first things we needed to do was organize the kitchen so we could prepare food. As Carla looked at the kitchen cabinets, she was puzzled by them and she had a hard time knowing how to set up the kitchen. Later we found out that…
Jim L. Wilson • Sermon • • 18 views
Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Why are you here today? There could be as many answers to that question as there are people present. Some would say, "I'm here because my parents…
The Most Beautiful Place on Earth
Brian Manning • Sermon • • 16 views
To know what we are supposed to do as a church we must know what we are meant to be. What was Jesus design and intent for the church when He established it. Here we consider Christ as our confession and Christ as our builder.