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.
In this lesson, Mike describes the three ways that God blesses those who regularly give to Him.
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)
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)
This sermon examines the circumstances that led Paul to write this beautiful ode to Christian love. (I Corinthians 12:31-13:13)
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.
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.
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)
In this sermon Mike reviews the broader implications of stewardship beyond the simple giving of money. (Matthew 25:14-30)
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.
This sermon examines the motivation, purpose and results of a dynamic benevolence ministry. (I Timothy 1:5)
Men of Dignity and High Standings
This lesson will examine the role and qualifications of the men who serve as deacons in the local church.
The Work of this Evangelist
In II Timothy 4:1-5 Paul 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.
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.
Field of Dreams
Life of Choctaw