The lessons contained in this section touch on conflict resolution, stewardship, basic doctrine and benevolence, topics that every church can find useful regardless of size or maturity.
Mike compares the natural wisdom seen in the migration habits of Canadian Geese to the attitudes the Christian flock should cultivate to live together in harmony.
In this lesson, Mike describes the three ways that God blesses those who regularly give to Him.
Prime 26 min
Mike reviews the main reasons why people fall away from the faith and how this tendency can be reversed in a person's life. (Matthew 24:9-13)
Prime 23 min
This lesson highlights 3 important ways that a congregation can honor its spiritual leaders. (Exodus 17:10-13)
This sermon outlines some of the attitudes Christians need to cultivate in order to promote unity and peace within the church. (Ephesians 4:31-5:2)
Prime 24 min
This sermon examines the circumstances that led Paul to write this beautiful ode to Christian love. (I Corinthians 12:31-13:13)
Prime 28 min
Mike looks at the Bible basis for the "invitation" feature of public worship and some of the reasons why many are hindered in coming forward at the appropriate time.
Prime 22 min
Christians are in a unique situation when called on to deal with their enemies. This lesson will outline the various strategies that the Bible provides when believers must face those who injure them in some way.
Prime 38 min
In this world of competing church "styles" (progressive vs. traditional vs. visitor friendly, etc) it is necessary to realize that the Bible describes the church belonging to Christ as being glorious in nature, not big or successful.
In this lesson, Mike develops five principles that Jesus gives the church to use in times of trouble. (Matthew 18:1-35)
Prime 28 min
In this sermon Mike reviews the broader implications of stewardship beyond the simple giving of money. (Matthew 25:14-30)
Prime 31 min
All churches can and do experience growth but there are core beliefs that promote the growth of those churches that strive to do Bible things in Bible ways. (Acts 8-10)
Prime 33 min
This sermon examines the motivation, purpose and results of a dynamic benevolence ministry. (I Timothy 1:5)
Sheep Seeking Shepherd
The Eternal Church
Jesus said that nothing will or can destroy the church. The Bible says that it will continue to grow until it fills and dominates every other kingdom in the world and remain that way forever. (Mark 16:18)
Brown Bag Christmas
The Silver Servers
A New Vision of the Church
The Work of this Evangelist
Paul the Apostle is near the end of his life in a Roman prison and gives instructions to Timothy, a young preacher he has trained about his work as a minister. (II Timothy 4:1-5)
Protecting our Unity
We are united into one group because God has separated us from the world and formed a special body of people who all share a special set of characteristics.
The Preacher's Job Description
In I Corinthians 14, Paul mentions that there are three primary tasks that the apostle lists concerning the work of the preacher. (I Corinthians 14:3)
Field of Dreams
Deacons: Men of Dignity and High Standing
This lesson will examine the role and qualifications of the men who serve as deacons in the local church.
The Light of Choctaw
Let's Get Ready to Rumble
This Hurts me More Than It...
Where are we and Where do we go from Here?
How to Grow A Preacher
If Your Brother Sins Against You