Bobby Earls • Sermon • • 1,129 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."…
THERE SHALL BE SHOWERS OF BLESSING
Chima Dioka • Sermon • • 816 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…
Rick Crandall • Sermon • • 539 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…
HING WONG • Sermon • • 389 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…
Bobby Earls • Sermon • • 324 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…
Johnold J. Strey • Sermon • • 321 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 • • 226 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).
Corey Johnson • Sermon • • 164 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…
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.
James Winter • Sermon • • 86 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…
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.
Chris Hodges • Sermon • • 54 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…
Chris Hodges • Sermon • • 51 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…
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.
Rev. Claude L. White, Jr. • Sermon • • 37 views
Introduction: In this passage we’re going to learn some ways to avoid playing church. We’re going to consider a plan for our church so that we won’t be a congregation that simply plays church. At the same time, we’ll consider some indicators to watch for in our own lives that may be indicative of playing…
Chris Hodges • Sermon • • 36 views
Text: Acts 12:24 Thesis: To note how persecution aided in the growth of the early church. Introduction: (1) One of the least emphasized “secrets” for church growth may very well be one of the most important. (2) Let us note how persecution helped the early church grow: Discussion: I. Reality of persecution…
God’s House, a DIY Make-over...
Michael T Longson • Sermon • • 32 views
Whenever you are considering diagnosing a problem with anything, it is important that you first understand how it is supposed to operate. For instance, if you have a problem on you car, one of your appliances in your home, or even something as simple as your a drawer on your dresser, before you can figure…
Pastor Clarence E. Stowers • Sermon • • 27 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…