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Link to sermons on topic: THE CHURCH

SERMON TOPIC: Y1-M3-L6- The-church - Baptism

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 10 July 2022

Sermon synopsis: What is the mission of the church?

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SERMON TOPIC: Y3-M3-L2- The function of the Church

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 1 April 2022

Sermon synopsis: WHAT DOES THE CHURCH (ECCLESIA: “CALLED-OUT ONES”) DO? Up-Reach: The church reaching up by communicating and giving to God. Down-Reach: God reaching down by communicating and giving to the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Biblical Church

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 25 March 2022

Sermon synopsis: Christian fellowship is something that (in countries with religious freedom) would typically be done in a building we call a church. But the term “church”, as we understand it, was unknown in.....

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SERMON TOPIC: THE BIBLICAL CHURCH - Part 2

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 31 October 2021

Sermon synopsis: Let’s briefly consider a modern congregational church and what a typical structure could look like. There are 4 areas of the local church which can be represented by 4 relationships the church.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Fellowship with each other

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 24 October 2021

Sermon synopsis: 1 John 1:5-7 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Communion

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 3 October 2021

Sermon synopsis: Communion is a memorial in which Christians identify with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and remember the Lord's broken body and the blood he shed for us. Along with baptism, Communion is a.....

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SERMON TOPIC: THE BIBLICAL CHURCH

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 26 September 2021

Sermon synopsis: Christians are instructed to fellowship with other believers. Heb 10:25 (NIV) not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another--and all the more as.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Y1-M3-L6- The Church

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 10 July 2021

Sermon synopsis: The term “church”, as we understand it, was unknown in Jesus’ time. However he told his disciples, “I will build my church [ecclesia]” (Matt 16:18). The English word ‘church’ derives from the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: What is the Kingdom of God

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 18 October 2020

Sermon synopsis: One of Matthew’s major themes is “the kingdom,” which he refers to over 50 times (over 40 times in Luke). In the time of Christ, many Jews were expecting the imminent Kingdom of God. E.g., Joseph.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Elders

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 14 July 2019

Sermon synopsis: Should the end-time church be led by apostles and prophets or is it in the hands of elders / presbyters and deacons? Our position on the office of elder is that it refers to a pastor, bishop (or.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Deacons

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 28 April 2019

Sermon synopsis: Deacons assist the church by attending to physical, administrative matters. A person’s life and character must pass certain criteria before qualifying one to serve as a deacon. The apostles gave.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Church governance

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 14 April 2019

Sermon synopsis: A look at the different types of church governance: - Episcopal - Presbyterian - Congregational - Connexional

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SERMON TOPIC: The seeker sensitive church

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 10 June 2018

Sermon synopsis: Describing the last days, Paul warns in 2 Tim 3:1-5: But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive,.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Unity

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 17 September 2017

Sermon synopsis: If you don’t think that unity is vital, consider this. - Jesus prayed for unity. John 17:11 & 20-23. I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Building the Church - Part 3

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 12 December 2016

Sermon synopsis: What is the Church? Many people today understand the church as a building.This is not Biblical . The word “church” comes from the Greek word ekklesia which is defined as “an assembly” or “called-out.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Building the Church - Part 2

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 22 November 2016

Sermon synopsis: Many people today understand the church as a building. his is not a biblical understanding of the church. The word “church” comes from the Greek word ekklesia which is defined as “an assembly” or.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Building the Church - Part 1

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 6 November 2016

Sermon synopsis: Many people today understand the church as a building.This is not a biblical understanding of the church. The word “church” comes from the Greek word ekklesia which is defined as “an assembly” or.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Biblical Leadership

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 23 October 2016

Sermon synopsis: For much of the written history of Christianity, episcopal government was the only known form of church organization. This changed at the Reformation. Many Protestant churches are now organized by.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Lukewarm Church

BY: Lynne van Wyk ON: 7 February 2016

Sermon synopsis: Rev 3:14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Structural Leadership

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 14 October 2015

Sermon synopsis: The different forms of government in Christian churches, with variations on each are. (1) Episcopal (2) Presbyterian (3) Congregational - Single elder/pastor led - Democratic congregational -.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Praise and worship

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 12 April 2015

Sermon synopsis: Although there are things that can be done to enhance corporate worship, there is a profound sense in which excellent worship cannot be attained merely by pursuing excellent worship. In the same way.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Developing a healthy church - Part 1

BY: Julio da Silva ON: 15 November 2014

Sermon synopsis: Training on developing a healthy church: Much has been said about church growth, but not much about church health. We need quality as well as quantity. A large crowd doesn't guarantee that a.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Developing a healthy church - Part 2

BY: Julio da Silva ON: 15 November 2014

Sermon synopsis: Training on developing a healthy church: 8 characteristics of a healthy church 1. Empowering leadership 2. Gift-oriented ministry 3. Expectation 4. Functional structure 5. Inspiring worship.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Developing a healthy church - Part 3

BY: Julio da Silva ON: 15 November 2014

Sermon synopsis: Training on developing a healthy church: If your church would cease to exist tomorrow, would the community miss it? Are you relevant to the needs of those around you? If you are not salt and.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Christless church

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 2 November 2014

Sermon synopsis: When John was in exile on the island of Patmos, the glorified Jesus appeared to him and gave him messages for each of the 7 churches in Asia Minor. Although these were 7 literal churches in Asia.....

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SERMON TOPIC: ANTIOCH - The prototype Christian church

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 15 February 2014

Sermon synopsis: Acts 11:26 The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch. As Antioch was the place where followers of Jesus were first named “Christians”, the name by which we are still called today,.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Body of Christ

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 1 December 2013

Sermon synopsis: Ephesians 4:11-16 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The church triumphant

BY: Gordon Calmeyer ON: 9 October 2013

Sermon synopsis: AGF 2013 NATIONAL CONFERENCE: Jesus said “upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it,” but the world holds the church in contempt. It's impossible.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Real thing

BY: Des Burrows ON: 16 June 2013

Sermon synopsis: A Look at an AUTHENTIC Christian 1 Thessalonians 1 (NIVUK) 2 We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. 3 We remember before our God and Father your work.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Becoming an Effective Church

BY: Gary Barnett ON: 9 June 2013

Sermon synopsis: What matters are theses graces: - The work of Faith, The labour of love and patience of Hope. 1 Thessolonians 1:3 .New International Version (NIV) 3 We remember before our God and Father your work.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Effective Church Part 4 - Inspiring Peoples Faithfulness

BY: Des Burrows ON: 26 May 2013

Sermon synopsis: “Faithfulness is not doing something right once but doing something right over and over and over and over.” Joyce Meyer. ---- “Success certainly isn’t achievement of popularity. Success in God’s.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Effective Church – Part 3 . Accepting the Holy Spirits Anointing

BY: Des Burrows ON: 19 May 2013

Sermon synopsis: To be a GREAT Church our focus needs to change. We have to be Holy Spirit empowered! Why because God works through His Holy Spirit. God gets us to do things that please Him through His Holy.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Effective Church - My Decision to accept Christ’s Purpose

BY: Des Burrows ON: 5 May 2013

Sermon synopsis: LUKE 9:23 (NASB) 23 And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me

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SERMON TOPIC: The Effective Church Part 2

BY: Des Burrows ON: 26 April 2013

Sermon synopsis: Part 2. - “Great churches are built on God’s Promises - Christ’s Purposes – The Holy Spirit’s Anointing – and Peoples Faithfulness”. Brian Houston

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SERMON TOPIC: The Effective church

BY: Des Burrows ON: 14 April 2013

Sermon synopsis: “Great churches are built on God’s Promises - Christ’s Purposes – The Holy Spirit’s Anointing – and Peoples Faithfulness”. (Brian Houston)

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SERMON TOPIC: The Church is sick

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 9 December 2012

Sermon synopsis: What does a sick church look like? How can we recognize one when we spot one? We want to be cautious in treading here. The last thing we hope to do is discourage our brethren. Our only reason for.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The prototype Christian church (Missionary church)

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 17 June 2012

Sermon synopsis: Followers of Jesus were known by some as the “Nazarene sect” (Acts 24:5). At the time of Stephen’s martyrdom, Christianity was referred to as “the Way” (Acts 9:1-2) But the disciples were first.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Stop going to church. You are the church

BY: Julio Da Silva ON: 18 February 2012

Sermon synopsis: 1 Sam 4:14 Eli heard the outcry and asked, “What is the meaning of this uproar?” The man hurried over to Eli, 15 who was ninety-eight years old and whose eyes were set so that he could not see. 16.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Doing Church in Kingdom Style

BY: Costa Mitchell ON: 5 October 2011

Sermon synopsis: AGF Conference 2011 - Question & Answer session for "Doing Church in Kingdom Style".

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SERMON TOPIC: Doing Church in Kingdom Style

BY: Costa Mitchell ON: 5 October 2011

Sermon synopsis: AGF Conference 2011 - "I would go to a church where": - Everyone can come as they are - They teach you the Book - You don’t have to pay to be taught the Book - They live what they say - They.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The church as a kingdom community

BY: Costa Mitchell ON: 4 October 2011

Sermon synopsis: AGF Conference 2011 - EVERY CHURCH, IN EVERY TIME AND EVERY PLACE, IS "UNDER STANDING ORDERS" (MATTHEW 28:19-20; MARK 16:16-20): (1) CONTINUE THE MINISTRY OF JESUS (2) INVITE GOD’S RULING.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Revival

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 26 September 2011

Sermon synopsis: In it's truest sense, revival is to bring back to life that which once was alive before.

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SERMON TOPIC: Ephesians - Introduction - The Church of the Ephesians

BY: Des Burrows ON: 6 June 2011

Sermon synopsis: The Church is made up of people "ecclesia" - called out ones. The Church is not a beautiful building. The Church is beautiful people in a building. So wherever the church meets the Spirit of God.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Let us wake up to our purpose and objective

BY: Des Burrows ON: 5 March 2011

Sermon synopsis: What is our purpose as the church? Our first objective is WORSHIP. Our second objective is INSTRUCTION. Our third objective is FELLOWSHIP. Our fourth objective is EXPRESSION.

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SERMON TOPIC: The Church that Jesus Built

BY: Leston Blackburn ON: 13 February 2011

Sermon synopsis: The Church that Jesus Built

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SERMON TOPIC: Unity

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 18 April 2010

Sermon synopsis: 1 Cor 3: 16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Restoring the dynamics of the early church

BY: David Khoza ON: 14 February 2009

Sermon synopsis: The church is the body and bride of Christ and is both local and universal. In order to restore the dynamics of the early church it must be built "according to the pattern" that God gave. This.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Hindrances to Revival

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 1 February 2009

Sermon synopsis: What are the things that hinder revival? If we do what we can - God will do what we cannot. Are you one of the 380 or one of the 120?

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SERMON TOPIC: The kingdom of God - Part 3B - Birds in the tree and corruption in the Church

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 6 January 2008

Sermon synopsis: Jesus taught 7 consecutive parables in Matthew 13 about the kingdom. The third parable of "The Mustard Seed" covers the period from approximately 300 - 600 AD or the "State Church" where we see.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Common Characteristics of a Successful Church Plant (THESIS)

BY: Leston Blackburn ON: 1 January 2008

Sermon synopsis: A summary of a dissertation identifying the common characteristics which contribute to the success of a church plant as identified by church planters and organizations around the world. More than.....

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SERMON TOPIC: What is our purpose

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 24 June 2001

Sermon synopsis: In God's eyes, what purpose do we fulfill both as individuals and as an assembly?

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SERMON TOPIC: CH 7-8 - The Kingdom of God

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 31 January 2000

Sermon synopsis: 1) The Kingdom was predicted by Daniel, Isaiah and all the prophets. 2) The Kingdom was offered to Israel. 3) The Kingdom was refused by Israel. 4) The Kingdom was replaced by an interim Kingdom.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Church

BY: Gavin Paynter ON: 20 October 1996

Sermon synopsis: Why is the church called the body and Christ called the head? Why does Jesus need us to manifest himself to the world? Why will the church of Jesus never be destroyed by Satan? Who is the rock on.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The body of Christ

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 31 March 1996

Sermon synopsis: Rom 12:4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Church - The Building - Part 5

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 20 February 1994

Sermon synopsis: 1 Cor 3:9 For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building. 10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But.....

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SERMON TOPIC: Election of elders

BY: Ken Paynter ON: 14 February 1993

Sermon synopsis: 1 Tim 3:1 Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task. 2 Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate,.....

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SERMON TOPIC: The church

BY: Nicholas Bhengu ON: 1 January 1963

Sermon synopsis: The church

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SERMON TOPIC: The National Church

BY: Nicholas Bhengu ON: 10 October 1955

Sermon synopsis: In this brief thesis presented by Nicholas Bhengu at the Assemblies of God conference in Witbank on 10 October 1955, he alerts us to the fact that Africa is facing three pending dangers: (1).....

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SERMON TOPIC: The Church Triumphant under Communism

BY: Richard Wurmbrand ON:

Sermon synopsis: Wurmbrand, who passed through the penal facilities of Craiova, Gherla, the Danube-Black Sea Canal, Vacaresti, Malmaison, Cluj, and ultimately Jilava, spent three years in solitary confinement. His.....

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