Building an Acts 2 Church (2 of 6)
by Frank Damazio
Introduction: Becoming the church God has in mind necessitates a revelation of the church Christ is building as revealed in the scriptures. In Scripture, God clearly reveals the church He desires for us to build. We must raise our passion level for the church, raise our commitment level, and
Straight Talk (2 of 4)
by James Merritt
1. A famous book was written many years ago with the title, You Can't Go Home Again. The first time I saw that book, I thought to myself, ''Of course you can go home again - anytime you want to!'' Then I realized what that author meant. 2. Once you leave the place you call ''home,''
You Were Made for This! - Topical Sermon on Small Groups
by Brian Fletcher
Introduction: Just as Tom Hanks in the movie Cast Away, is isolated on a deserted island, he has no one to relate to, he finally creates someone out of a volleyball. His friend is Wilson. He could not stand to be alone. But that's because he was not created to be alone, he was created for
Attributes of Discipleship
by Johnny Hunt
Research now allows us to begin with the end in mind. Lots of books written about how to ''make disciples,'' survey says! Let's hear about 5 attributes: One study broke down church members into 4 categories: 1. Exploring Christ (passive and active) 2. Growing in Christ...
Built to Last (3 of 3)
by Kerry Shook
''When the whole nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the LORD said to Joshua, 'Choose twelve men from among the people, one from each tribe, and tell them to take up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, from right where the priests are standing, and carry them over with
Walking in Fellowship (7 of 8)
by Jeff Strite
OPEN: Once upon a time (as all good stories begin), a group of people agreed that they should spend each Sunday in the presence of one another. Many were not satisfied with the 6 or 8 hours each week, but also came together each Saturday for several more hours of fellowship.They did
The Church in Action - Part 1 (5 of 7)
by Lenny Ports
How many of you were here last week? What a blessing it was to sit under the ministry of Pastor Phil Cappuccio! We believe that God moved in miraculous ways and that lives were forever changed. You see when the Holy Spirit comes in power like He did last week, what you may not
Gospel-Centered Discipleship (6 of 8)
by Jonathan McLeod
And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning...
The Value of Discipleship (3 of 6)
by Michael Romero
I am enjoying the vision that God has given us as a church. I have gone deep into Gods word and found absolute pleasure in discovering the reason why we hold the value of Biblical Authority so high. Through prayer I have found a never-ending connection to our God and savior and I
Becoming a Missional Church
by Jerry Watts
Billy Graham is a name most everyone knows. Today, his name carries a note of authority, authenticity, and integrity. What you may not know or do not remember is that Dr. Graham was not always popular. The story is told about him being scheduled for a meeting in one community
Shepherd and Lead the Church
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...
The Kind of Church to Join (4 of 15)
by Robert Dawson
I remember when Kristal and I moved to North Carolina just a few months after we were married; we had an easier time finding jobs than we did finding a church. For us, like so many who move into an area or become a Christian and start looking for a church home, the task is not an easy one and the decision is at best difficult and...
The Love-Filled Church (4 of 4)
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...
I Want You Back
by M. Jolaine Szymkowiak
A new friend made this statement shortly before I left on a trip, "I want you back, I want you back." She and I had just become acquainted. I understood the longing in her voice. She had previously remarked on one of my visits with her that it seemed whenever she got a new friend, they either died or moved away. Nothing was to happen to...
God's Blessing Found Only in the Church (9 of 44)
by Patrick Edwards
A new friend made this statement shortly before I left on a trip, "I want you back, I want you back." She and I had just become acquainted. I understood the longing in her voice. She had previously remarked on one of my visits with her that it seemed whenever she got a new friend, they either died or moved away. Nothing was to happen to ...
Get Back Up!
by Daniel Rodgers
Earlier this week, Dr. Orman Norwood forwarded a video clip to me. It was about Nick Vujicic, a man with no arms and legs. In the film, Nick spoke to a crowd of young people about the importance of getting back up when you fall down. In order to demonstrate his point, Nick slowly lowered himself to the floor and then, with some...
Bringing Back the Joy
by Joe Alain
David messed up big time! The king of Israel, the spiritual leader of the nation, the man whom God said had a heart after Him, in a season of weakness fell to temptation. He committed adultery with Bathsheba and then to cover his tracks, he had her husband Urriah killed. David’s story and many others like his in the...
How to Get Back to God
by William Wyne