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  • Dealing With Today's Church

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Jan 14, 2005
    based on 12 ratings

    As prolific as the church was in the days of Paul, it suffers today. Either people do not come, or people come for the wrong reasons. The church is abundantly immersed in paradoxes. Whether verbalized, or thought, the operative question of the day is, “

    Dealing with Today’s Church Hebrews 10:24-25;13:7,17 1 Timothy 4:13 Acts 2:42 INTRODUCTION: The New Testament repeatedly emphasizes the importance of local assemblies – ie: local churches. The pattern of the Apostle Paul was to establish local churches in every community he went to. Yet, as more

  • Fellowship

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Jan 14, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    Fellowship as a purpose of the church

    Intro: This morning, we want to talk about the purpose of the church. We’ve been talking about this the last few weeks. When we think about the church, we remember that God set up the church. He gave a Great Commandment: to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and strength. He also more

  • The Biblical Preacher

    Contributed by Steaven Snow on Jan 21, 2005
    based on 15 ratings

    A word study dealing with the Biblical 1) Qualifications 2) Calling and 3) Ministry of the pastor.

    The Biblical Preacher TEXT: I Corinthians 14:3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. I. His Qualifications (I Timothy 3:1-6) 1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must more

  • The Importance Of The Church

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jan 22, 2005
    based on 26 ratings

    The words of Jesus Christ in Matthew 16 reveal the importance of the church as Christ reveals the ownership, foundation, power, authority, and mission of the church.

    The Importance of the Church Matthew 16:13-19 Introduction: TEN THINGS YOU NEVER HEAR IN CHURCH 1. Hey! It’s MY turn to sit on the front pew! 2. I was so enthralled, I never noticed your sermon went over time 25 minutes. 3. Personally, I find witnessing much more enjoyable than golf. 4. I’ve more

  • Foolish Communication Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Feb 7, 2005
    based on 20 ratings

    the apostle Paul wants us to understand that human wisdom is not the answer to the needs of the church, the cross of Christ is the answer to the needs of the church

    FOOLISH COMMUNICATION 1 CORINTHIANS 1:18-31 INTRODUCTION: As we continue our study in the book of First Corinthians, we approach a fundamental tenet of Paul’s’ writing, namely the inability to comprehend the wisdom of God through the wisdom of man. Aptly applied to the church, the apostle more

  • Restoring The Preaching Of The New Testament Church Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Feb 13, 2004
    based on 39 ratings

    Preaching is indispensible to Christianity. Both its form and function are important. Using Peter’s sermon on the day of Pentecost, we look at the fundamental aspects of New Testament preaching.

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 2:14-41 TITLE: “RESTORING THE PREACHING OF THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH” INTRODUCTION: A. Several years back, the Dallas Morning News did a report on Elvis impersonators. When Elvis was more

  • A Good Church Or A Great Church

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Mar 4, 2004
    based on 39 ratings

    What does it take to make a church a great church?

    The Church. The Church. When I say church, what do you think of? A little white clapboard building with a steeple and a bell, or perhaps the Crystal Cathedral in California. Maybe you don’t think of a building instead you think of people, perhaps your friends and fellow believers at BCC come to more

  • Bring What You Got

    Contributed by Ronald Beatty on Mar 6, 2004
    based on 26 ratings

    A sermon on the provision of God.

    BRING WHAT YOU GOT The proper title for this sermon should be “Bring what you got, and bring plenty of it. Don’t hold anything back, but bring it all to the Lord.” We are so guilty of believing that we cannot do many things because we just don’t know how, or we just don’t have enough of more

  • The Rapture. When?

    Contributed by Alan Balatbat on May 27, 2004
    based on 7 ratings

    How to be prepared for God’s Coming?

    The RaptUre: What Is It? 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, [4] and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from more

  • "Where Vision Starts" Series

    Contributed by Paul Atwater on Jun 28, 2004
    based on 4 ratings

    This first Sunday of the year challenge was designed to remind members of the reason why our church exists.

    Text: MT 22:36-40. 22:18-20 Title: “Where Vision Starts ” Date: January 4, 2004 Series: VISION & VALUES – 1 Intro: A golfer’s errant shot ended up on an ant hill. So he found the ball, squared up, took a big swing – and missed. Thousands of innocent ants were killed. Then the golfer more

  • Under Siege

    Contributed by James May on Apr 24, 2007
    based on 16 ratings

    In these last days, we are a church under siege by the powers of darkness, but we will prevail because we are armored by God.

    Under Siege By Pastor Jim May On May 23, 1863, nearly 30,000 Union soldiers were camped in a semi-circle around one of the most unlikely places in the country. Just 35 miles north of where we are right now there was a fort built on a high bluff overlooking a sharp bend in the Mississippi more

  • 6 & 7

    Contributed by Greg Carr on May 2, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    This is a prophetic message explaining what God is doing in our church.

    LET’S PRAY Father we ask for Your anointing on us today. Place Your anointing on me as Your messenger today. God move in our lives. Help us to see things the way they are and understand that we need to prepare for the day you send your Son to bring us home. Rip open the heavens and visit Your more

  • Making The Right Choice

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Jan 20, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    God has given us the choice: life and blessing or death and curses. Which will we choose?

    TEXT: DEUTERONOMY 30:11-20 TITLE: “MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE” INTRODUCTION: A. Has there ever been a time in your life when you made the wrong choice? --Maybe you’ve heard of the Darwin Awards. It’s a yearly feature sent around the more

  • Me Comprometo A Estudiar La Palabra De Dios En Comunión- Parte 2 Series

    Contributed by Joshua Pinto on Mar 8, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    El día de hoy quiero formular y responder dos preguntas que dejaran claro la importancia de estudiar la palabra de Dios en comunión.

    Me Comprometo A… Estudiar La Palabra De Dios En Comunión Efesios 2:19 “19Por lo tanto, ustedes ya no son extraños ni extranjeros, sino conciudadanos de los santos y miembros de la familia de Dios” (NVI) Hoy continuamos con la serie “Me Comprometo” y la segunda expectativa de un cristiano real es more

  • Holy Hands Bring Holy People

    Contributed by Mark Wood on Mar 9, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    Dr. Wood used this sermon to bring his listeners to the point of understanding that the first church was on target to build the church of today. He used an illustration to show God’s desire to have breakout churches reaching people for Jesus.

    Suppose I take a match and drop it into a can of gasoline? Suddenly it would have a great release of energy. On the other hand I can take that same can of gasoline and put into the tank of a car and it can go through the course of gas lines and make its way into the carburetor and then it be more