West 65th Street church of Christ

West 65th Street church of Christ

Little Rock Arkansas

Little Rock Arkansas

Twitter @donmcclain1

SERMON SERIES / TOPICS

The Church of CHRIST

‍“The Blueprint For The Church Jesus Built” (Hebrews 8:3-6) AUDIO / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF 07/21/2019

‍“Is The Church of CHRIST A Biblical Church?”

  • ‍• [A Biblical Understanding of The Church Jesus Built] - Is the church of Christ a denomination? What is denominationalism? Is denomination-alism pleasing to God? What is the CURE for division (denominationalism)?  - MP3 / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 5/31/2015
  • ‍• [A Church That Belongs To Jesus Submits To Him] - MP3 / PPT / KEYNOTEPDF /  - 6/14/2015
  • ‍• [A Church That Belongs To Jesus Teaches The Biblical Plan of Salvation)  - MP3 / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 6/21/2015
  • ‍• “Identifying A Scriptural Local Church" - (Selected Scriptures) - Far too many fail to make this their primary criteria when looking for a congregation to worship & work with. A scriptural local church can be identified because it follows the New Testament pattern. In order to identify a scriptural church, we MUST search the scriptures that we may know what the NT church looks like. - What was it called? What did it teach? How was it organized? How did it worship? What did it practice? - MP3 / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 4/13/2014
  • ‍• "Why I Am A Member of the Church of Christ" - The simple answer to the question, "Why are you a member of the church of Christ?" would be that the Lord added me to His church when I by faith obeyed the gospel, (Acts 2:47). But why am I a member of this local church? Why do I fellowship others who identify themselves as members of the church of Christ? - MP3 / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF
  • ‍• “The Kingdom of God” “And The Church of Christ” — (Daniel 2:44,45; Mark 9:1; Acts 2:1-47; Col. 1:13; Rev. 1:9) — AUDIO PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 03/04/2018
  • ‍• “I Will Build My Church” (Matthew 16:13-20) — The Foundation of It -“Upon This Rock”  / The Construction of It -“I Will Build”  / The Ownership, Intimacy & Singularity of It -“My Church”  / The Inevitability & Invincibility of It -“The Gates of Hades Shall Not Prevail Against It”  - / Its Means of Access & Standard of Authority - “The Keys of The Kingdom” –  AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 8/27/2017

‍The Organization, Worship, & Work of The Church

  • ‍• [The Principle of Submission - Seeking Permission For All We Believe Teach & Practice - Can We Do A Thing Which God Has NOT Instructed Us To Do By Faith?] — MP3 / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 7/12/2015
  • ‍• How Can  We Establish That Which God Wants & Demands From Us? How Can We Know We Are Walking By Faith? - God has used the basic laws of communication to reveal His will to us. — MP3 / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 7/19/2015
  • ‍• The nature of positive instruction & our NEED to obey God’s word as He has instructed. - When God specifies a thing to be done and He specifies by positive instruction how He wants it to be done, we have no choice but to follow His specified instructions or be in rebellion. — MP3 / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 8/9/2015
  • ‍• Is It Expedient? - How can we determine if an act is merely an aide in fulfilling God’s commands, and thus in harmony with God’s will, or if it is an addition to God’s instruction and thus against God’s will?  — Part 1  MP3 / Part 2  MP3PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 8/23/2015 & 8/23/2015 
  • ‍• “Organization of A Scripturally Organized Church — New Testament provides the divinely approved pattern how the church of our Lord is to be organized. A failure to respect the divine pattern fails to honor the God of heaven. - MP3  / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 9/13/2015
  • ‍• “The New Testament Pattern of Worship For The Local Church" - It is important “HOW” we worship! There are MANY different ways to engage in “FALSE” worship! The “PURPOSE” of worship is to honor & glorify God -  The ONLY way to honor & glorify God in our worship is to worship AS HE SAYS! - MP3  / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 9/20/2015
  • ‍• The Lord’s Supper"  - [Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34] - In this lesson several questions are raised  about the Lord’s supper:  (1. What Is It? - - 2. Where Should We Partake? - - 3. When Should We Partake? - - 4. Who Should Partake? - - 5. How Are We To Partake? - - 6. What Are The Consequences Of Abuse?) Join us as we appeal to the scriptures to answer these question – MP3  / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 10/11/2015
  • ‍• Giving As We Have Prospered"  - [The NT Pattern For Giving] - 1 Corinthians 16:1-4 answers several questions relating to our need to give to the Lord. This lessons answers several questions - When? Who? Where? How much? – The manner, amount, and quality of that which we give back to the Lord manifests our love and  respect for Him? - MP3  / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 10/18/2015
  • ‍• The NT Pattern For Prayer ” - Acts 4:23-31 - A continuation of our study on the worship of the church.  - MP3  / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 11/8/2015
  • ‍• The NT Pattern For Teaching As Collective Worship ” - Acts 20:17-32 - A continuation of our study on the worship of the church.  - MP3  / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 11/15/2015
  • ‍• The New Testament Pattern For Music - [Worshipping God By Faith] - Why should true worshippers of God oppose using mechanical musical instruments in our worship to God? -  MP3  / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 11/29/2015
  • ‍• The NT Pattern For The Work of the CHURCH - Edification” - [Ephesians 4:11-16] -  MP3  / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 12/13/2015
  • ‍• The NT Pattern For The Work of the CHURCH - Evangelism” - [Select Passages] - The need /Authorized methods / Some Unauthorized Methods Both Past & Current -  MP3  / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 12/20/2015
  • ‍• The NT Pattern For The Work of the CHURCH - Benevolence” - [Select Passages] - The need / Authorized methods / Some Unauthorized Methods Both Past & Current -  MP3  / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 12/27/2015
  • ‍• “Church Social Meals?” - [John 8:44] - Is there positive DIVINE AUTHORITY for a local church to provide social & recreational activities for its members?  -  MP3  / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 01/10/2016

‍Dangers Facing The Church

‍(1) - “The Danger of Self-Righteousness"  (Luke 18:9–14; Romans 10:1-4) —  AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 05/20/2018

‍(2) - “The Danger of Liberalism"   (Judges 21:25; Num 16:3-13; 2 Pet 2:10; Jude 8) —  AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 05/27/2018

‍(3) - “The Danger of Error"  (2 Peter 2:1-3) —  AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 06/03/2018

‍(4) - “The Danger of Formalism"   (Revelation 2:1-7) Any act, regardless of how “ scriptural,”  “good” or “needed,” if done without faith and love, profits one nothing! —  AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 06/10/2018

‍(5) - “The Danger of Persecution & Compromise"  How to stand strong when the pressures of an ungodly world bears down on us - (Revelation 2:8-19)  —  AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 06/17/2018

‍(6) - “The Danger of The World’s Leaven"   What is worldliness? Do we truly understand the wickedness of the world? How can we “gain the victory” over the world?- (Revelation 2:18-29)  —  AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 06/24/2018

‍(7) “The Danger of Dying"   (Revelation 3:1-8)  —  AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 07/15/2018

‍“The Lord’s church in an 'Experience Driven Culture'” - [John 6:60-69] - As churches decline in membership, they begin to compromise to sustain numbers - Many churches have adopted the "market driven" approach – i.e., Find out what people want and give it to them - WHAT EVER THAT IS! — Many churches of Christ are doing the same things! Can the church fight apathy and materialism by feeding people's carnal appetites? What should the churches response be to the populace and its increasing hunger for an “experience” & disinterest in the truth?  - MP3 / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 5/17/2015

‍“Why Is The House of God Forsaken?” - (Nehemiah 13) - In Neh 13:4ff, Nehemiah returns to Jerusalem, but what he found was disturbing (13:7ff). The house of God was in disarray and the Levites had not been given their rightful portions. The question put forth by Nehemiah is one which needs to be asked today: “Why is the house of God forsaken?” - MP3 / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 6/29/2014

‍“Give Me That  SHOW Time Religion" —   (Jeremiah 6:16; Deuteronomy 12:29–32; 2 Timothy 4:1–5)  There Is A MAJOR Problem With “Contemporary Worship” & Why So MANY CANNOT SEE IT —  AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 09/02/2018

‍Unity In The Church

‍“The Need For Godly Women In The Church” - [Romans 16:1-4; 1 Peter 3:1-4; 1 Timothy 2:11-14; Titus 23-5] - The scriptural role, value, character, motivation and behavior of the godly woman is examined.  -  MP3  / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 12/27/2015

‍“Being United In A Divisive World” -  (James 3:14-4:10) - One of Satan’s most effective weapons is DIVISION. Since sin first entered the world, division has existed - and will continue to exist, even in eternity. In this lesson we will demonstrate the reality of the problem / why the problem exists / the necessity of division / and the ONLY provision & basis upon which unity with God & man can be achieved. - MP3  / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 04/10/2016

‍“Being United In The Body of Christ” - (Ephesians 4:1-16) - Jesus prayed for unity among all who believe in Him. Most believers recognize that division among Christians is a reality, and that it should not exist, however, many attempt to justify division, or dismiss the problem as not being a big deal. Others attempt to solve the problem by watering down the gospel into a few “essentials” and in turn dismiss many things the Lord demands of those who believe in Him.  The real issue is how to solve the problem -  How can believers in Christ truly be united? - MP3 / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 04/10/2016

‍“Things That Promote Unity In The Body of Christ" - & Things That Destroy It - [1 Corinthians 1:1-13; Ephesians 4:1-6; Philippians 2:1-5; James 3:13-18] - Without question, unity is important to God, seeing that numerous passages deal with it. It also should be noted that ANYONE guilty of causing division among God’s people, be it through introducing false doctrines or ungodly attitudes, is under the curse of God. - MP3  / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 8/2/2015

‍“Unity of The Spirit - NOT - Unity In Diversity”(John 17:17-23; Ephesians 4:1-16) — Explaining the difference / What unity of the Spirit looks like / When it comes to matters of faith and practice, the concept of "unity in diversity" undermines fundamental principles of truth — AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF  — 03/31/2019

‍“Troublers of Israel” Many troubled Israel from the outside (Egypt, Assyria, Syria, Philistines, Hittites, Edomites, Moabites, Amelekites, Midianites, etc.) BUT - No external enemy could harm Israel ‘IF’ they were faithful to God! Their greatest troublers were from ‘WITHIN’ — The church also has those who trouble it. Are we troublers or helpers of spiritual Israel? - AUDIOPPT / KEYNOTE / PDF — 4/23/2017

‍Church History

‍The First Sixty Five Years of The Church - (Audio MP3/ PowerPoint)

‍"The Falling Away" - (Audio MP3/ PowerPoint)

‍The Reformation Movement - (Audio MP3 / Power Point)

‍The Restoration Movement - (Audio MP3 / Power Point)


‍The Odd Folks Who Don't Have Piano's Part 1 - (Audio / Power Point) PDF

‍The Odd Folks Who Don't Have Piano's Part 2 - (Audio / Power Point)

‍We Have Something To Sing About - (Audio / Power Point)

‍“Worshipping God In Spirit & In Truth” - (John 4:19-26) - What does Jesus mean when he says, “those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth?” Most suggest that it means, “with the right attitude and proper form.” Whie this is true - I want to suggest that there is more involved in the meaning than this. - MP3 / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 1/26/2014

‍“Why We Do NOT Use Mechanical Musical Instruments In Our Worship To God” - (Hebrews 13:15) - This lesson attempts to answer one of the most commonly asked questions members of the church of Christ are asked. The principles established in a previous lesson, (Worshipping God In Spirit & In Truth), are built upon and applied to this subject. Hope that all will benefit from this important study, whether you are a member of the church of Christ or not. - MP3 / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 2/2/2014

‍“The Value of The Widows Two Mites”  - [Mark 12:41-44] -  Jesus concludes His public ministry with a scathing rebuke of the Jewish leaders because of their hypocrisy - (12:38–40; Mat 23:1–39; Lk 20:45–47). In stark contrast - Jesus commends a widow’s sacrificial giving, (Mark 12:41–44; Luke 21:1–4). Would He commend you for what you give to Him & His cause? - MP3 / PPT / KEYNOTE / PDF - 11/16/2014

‍The Distinct Nature of The CHURCH of CHRIST

‍The Search For Absolute Truth & The Gospel Plan of Salvation -  - (PPT-Audio)

‍The Church of Christ Is Undenominational - (PPT-Audio)

‍The Headship of Christ - (PPT-Audio)

‍The Authority of Christ  - (PPT-Audio)

‍Has The Church of Christ Become A Denomination? - (PPT - Audio)


WEST  65th STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST / DON MCCLAIN / 2019