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  • Beatitudes Of Church Growth

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Oct 31, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    What is necessary for church growth? This message examines three things that promote church growth.

    BEATITUDES OF CHURCH GROWTH Matthew 16:13-18 INTRO: "I want to grow," "I want my church to grow," are statements which reflect the desire of most Christians. Growth is not only our personal wish but the purpose of God for every person born into his kingdom. If we are really serious about more

  • The Church As A Growing Community Series

    Contributed by Galen Hackman on May 10, 2003
    based on 24 ratings

    5th and last in a series on the Core Characteristics of the Church. This sermon looks at the church as a growing community.

    The Church as a Growing Community Acts 2:42-47 (vs. 47) Do you remember those little choruses we learned at Vacation Bible School? There were several little ditties that were brought out only at VBS time. One came to my mind as I was preparing this sermon: Deep and wide; Deep and wide, There’s a more

  • Growing - God's Way

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 4 ratings

    1. In Holland, Michigan we lived on a street which is part of Tulip Lane.

    1. In Holland, Michigan we lived on a street which is part of Tulip Lane. In the fall, city workers planted thousands of tulip bulbs along the boulevard in the middle of our street. In the spring these bulbs would shoot upward out of the ground. To see those plants made us think about how, in a more

  • Hindrances To The Growth Of The Church

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 34 ratings

    Hindrances to the Growth of the Church

    Hindrances to the Growth of the Church Learning Objective The students will be able to explain some of the major hindrances to the qualitative and quantitative growth of the church. Introduction - When a child is not growing we look for causes. The child may not be growing because he is not more

  • This Is Your Life

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 26, 2004
    based on 25 ratings

    A good way to examine what life is all about, to stop and take account and re-evaluate! GOD’S DESIRE, DESIGN, DESCRIPTION FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH

    THIS IS YOUR LIFE! EPHESIANS 4:11-16 I Love My Life Sunday? [Kimberly-self!] John 12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. I Love My Lord Sunday! This is a once in a lifetime day, the average lifespan will more

  • On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 27, 2009

    Growth can come by pruning, cultivating, or simply letting it happen. God wants the church to grow, and all these methods are used.

    Growth takes place in one of three ways. Things grow because one of three things happens. First, some things grow just because it is in the very nature of those things to grow. You don’t have to do anything, you don’t have to feed them or nourish them or encourage them. Some things just grow. more

  • Explosive Growth

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Jan 5, 2013

    In the Book of Acts, we see nothing short of explosive, exponential growth. The church is wired for growth. The explosive growth of the early church is testimony to the nature of the church to grow. So what do we have to do to see explosive growth in our

    Explosive Growth Acts 2:42-47 In the Book of Acts, we see nothing short of explosive, exponential growth. In Acts Chapter 1, there are 12 disciples and 120 believers. Jesus is no longer physically with them. They are bewildered and frightened but all that changes on the day of Pentecost. The Holy more

  • Spiritual Growth Series

    Contributed by Bledar Valca on Mar 26, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Results of Spiritual Growth

    SPIRITUAL GROWTH Acts 12:24; 19:20 God created the first humans and He gave to them the command “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Genesis 1:28. Growth more

  • Deterrents To Church Growth

    Contributed by Grant Adams on Jan 10, 2020

    What is church in the business of doing? Are we suppose to grow? Whose fault is it if we don't? I hope to answer some of these questions for us.

    I’m sure most of us can recall great stirring sermons that have helped and motivated us on the subject of church growth. There are many aspects to growth, such as soul winning, being a good witness for Christ. If a church is going to grow it also needs a healthy membership that will follow the more

  • The Five E's Of Church Growth

    Contributed by Scott Carroll on Mar 8, 2008
    based on 14 ratings

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    The Five E’s Of Church Growth Acts 2:40-47 40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. 41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 42 And they more

  • How To Grow A Church

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Nov 29, 2010
    based on 11 ratings

    God wants His church to be fruitful. He wants and expects growth, both spiritual growth and numerical growth. If we are to be obedient to our commission from Christ we must grow. Let’s look at what it takes to grow a church.

    toHow to Grow a Church Matthew 16:13-19 Introduction: God wants His church to be fruitful. He wants and expects growth, both spiritual growth and numerical growth. But the sad reality is that that according to one survey 81% of America’s churches reported stagnant or declining membership. more

  • One More Year

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Dec 30, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    How long have you been coming to church? Can you measure your spiritual growth in years? Has Gods Holy Spirit so convicted your life that you can measure the changes in your spiritual growth?

    One More Year Luke 13:1-9 Hear we are at that awkward in-between place where Christmas is past and the New Year lays ahead of us. Many of us still have a lot of visiting to do and plans to make as we celebrate the holidays. We all get this middle ground that falls between our two big more

  • The Future Of The Church

    Contributed by I. Grant Spong on Jun 11, 2018

    What is the future of the Church? Should we worry about it? Who is responsible for church growth?

    Prelude What is the future of the Church? Should we worry about it? Who is responsible for church growth? Purpose: Let’s understand the unstoppable growth of God’s kingdom. Plan: We will look at Mark 4:26-34 and why optimism over the church’s future is valid, why the church will continue to grow more

  • Growing Up Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on May 24, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    In Ephesians 4:15-16 we learn one more way Christ grows his church.

    Scripture We are currently in a series of sermons in Ephesians 4:1-16 that I am calling, “Unity in the Body of Christ.” In this section of Scripture, the Apostle Paul has been teaching the church to maintain unity, to use their spiritual gifts, and to grow in spiritual maturity. In other words, more

  • How Does Jesus Grow His Church? Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Aug 27, 2007
    based on 17 ratings

    In this text the Apostle Paul explains how Jesus grows his church.

    Scripture About five years ago someone apparently stole several copies of the Miami Hurricanes’ football playbook from an assistant coach’s office. Later, some of the contents from those playbooks appeared on the Internet. It didn’t help the Hurricanes’ opponents! A playbook, as I understand it, more