SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

SERMONS & MEDIA ON THE CHURCH

Our sermon ideas on The Church will help you preach a powerful message on the church as the Body of Christ . Prepare your messages on the Church with sermon outlines or an entire sermon series.


THE CHURCH SERMON OUTLINES

by Stan Coffey

This morning I want to invite our attention to the Matthew 16 as we begin a series of messages on the church. Today we are going to talk about ''The Founder of the Church''. And next week we will be looking at ''The Faith of the Church'' or ''The Fundamentals of the Church''. I am excited to be a part of a New Testament church. I have been in the church all most all of my life. I was saved...

by Jerry Vines

''Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.'' The churches were edified, and they were multiplied. Let's bow in a moment of prayer. Any institution if it is to be effective must have clearly defined goals and must carry those goals out. No institution can do what it ought to do until...

by Johnny Hunt

As the early church is being established, we have learned that the Spirit-filled church is unified, magnified, and multiplied. It is so obvious that Satan wants to divide the church, disgrace the church, dilute the church, and decrease the church; and he will do it, if the church will let him. However, Acts 5:1-11 gives the discernment of the Apostle Peter, with the ability to ''test the...

by Stuart Briscoe

Paul was well aware that the Church of Jesus Christ is made up exclusively of sinners-in fact he called himself the chief of sinners. But he was insistent that the Church is also the work of God and its members are ''fellow workers.'' We need to know, therefore, what God is working on in the Church and how we can help. I. God's Desire for a Cultivated Field. A. A place to enjoy the fruits of righteousness...

by Ernest Easley

Now join me tonight in Colossians chapter 1. We are beginning a new series of messages tonight that I believe will not only set our course throughout 2003, but for the years to come. And my, how we need a course set! And not only us, but every New Testament church! But here's the tragedy: most churches don't know where they are going! Most churches across America are like sailboats without a rudder, they are just...

by Dave Gustavsen

One of the values of Jacksonville Chapel is Expository Preaching. And what that means is that the main way we teach is by taking books of the Bible and going through them front to back. If you don't do that, it's very easy to miss the original meaning, and you can take a passage out of context and use it to say anything you want to say. So Expository Preaching means that you're exposing the original meaning, and then we're...

by James Merritt

Well I speak as the pastor of a church; one who has been in the ministry now for over twenty years; who has grown up in the church; whose life has been built around the church; who will die serving the church, and as one who has studied the Word of God and discovered what God says are the needs of the church. I do not believe I would be far off the mark to say that there are three basic needs that every church has, that every true member of the church...

by Steve Jones

I worked in software sales for several years in Orlando. One of the skills I had to learn as a salesman was how to ''overcome objections.'' You see, to a salesperson, if ''no'' doesn't really mean ''no,'' it just means you have objections that must be uncovered and overcome. The most challenging people to sell to were salesmen or former salesmen because they already know all your ''techniques.'' They would...

by J. Gerald Harris

Several months ago I was going over to the headquarters of the Presbyterian Church in America - over in northeast Atlanta on Century Plaza. I was going to see a friend of mine, Archie Parrish. He's a church statesman, a prolific writer, a wonderful communicator, a great man of God. Not ever having been to the Presbyterian Church in America headquarters before, I got lost. And I...

by Jeff Strite

The Church is the ''Bride of Christ''. And that Scriptural term ''Bride of Christ'' is meant to help us understand Christ's love for His church in the same way a husband and wife would describe their love for each other during a marriage ceremony. Ephesians sums that love up by telling us that Jesus ''gave himself up for her''. Now we need to be clear on our definitions here because - over the centuries - many Biblical...

by Brian Fletcher

Maybe you've had this conversation at your house with your elementary school age child...Kid: ''Hey dad, our class is going on a field trip and they need chaperones. Will you come and be a chaperone for my trip?''Dad: ''Uh, sure, I'd love to!'' Later that night, in bed with your wife...Wife: ''I'm so glad you are going to chaperone the...

by Richard Bradley

by Robert Dawson

Church growth has been a buzz word for quite some time in evangelical and church circles. Everyone wants the church to grow. They especially want their church to grow.Every time I turn around there is another book, blog, study or conference being promoted to help churches grow. There are endless perspectives on how to...

by Lenny Ports

The New Testament church began on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the 120 in the upper room waiting for the ''promise of the Father.'' Despite what some modern-day theologians and religious leaders want you to believe, the TRUTH is that the church was founded in the outpouring of the...

by Donald Cantrell

In one little Midwestern town, Miss Jones had the distinction of being the oldest resident in town. So when she died, the editor of the local paper wanted to print a little article remembering this dear old lady, except he couldn't think of anything to say when he sat down to write the article. Miss Jones had never done anything...

by Patrick Edwards

[Begin with clip of young boy who is devastated upon learning that his favorite football player has been traded to another team]. Just to give you some context to what you just saw, Steve Smith was a famous wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers who a couple of years ago was released by the team. This mean father, in turn...

by John McKain

Poor Paul. He was so discouraged. At Philippi he had a promising beginning smashed by the opposition of fanatical Jews. The same thing had happened at Thessalonica and at Beroea. In Athens he had little success. Small wonder that when he came to busy, proud, intellectual Corinth, he came "in weakness, and in...

by Doug Tegner

Gallup shows that 81% of American people claim to be Christians...yet lifestyles and current moral climate in our country say otherwise. Seems like a Paradox increased religious interest; decreased morality BUT, Approximately 80% of American people say they agree that an individual should arrive at his or her own...

by Jimmy Evans

It's comforting to know that the condition of the world and of the church today is no surprise to God. Thousands of years ago in the book of Ezekiel, God prophesied what would be happening in the last days. These prophecies should give us great hope, especially the prophecy concerning the valley of the dry bones. This passage speaks...

by Adrian Rogers

Would you take God's precious word tonight and turn with me please to Psalm one hundred and thirty three, It's a short Psalm, only three verses but what a magnificent message it has for us tonight. It speaks of unity in the body of Christ, let's look at that Psalm and let me read it for you. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is...