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  • The Resurrection And The Life Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Mar 20, 2014
    based on 3 ratings
     | 7,022 views

    We celebrate the most shocking event in human history, an event that was dramatized in the theatrical release, The Son of God.

    If you were to ask people, “What is the most important day of the year for Christians?” what response would you get? Probably most would respond, “Christmas.” It certainly looks that way, not only in our culture, but in our churches. And I don’t want to ...read more

  • The Son Of Man Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jan 21, 2014
    based on 8 ratings
     | 9,512 views

    Jesus identifies with us in our human condition to accept, forgive, and heal us. A special sermon contribution from the SON OF GOD sermon packet for pastors, inspired by the SON OF GOD movie from Mark Burnett and distributed by 20th Century Fox.

    You have probably heard it before. It is a saying commonly attributed to Marie Antoinette, the Austrian princess who became queen of France after marrying Louis the Sixteenth. Legend says that when she was informed that her subjects, the French peasants, were starving because they had no bread, ...read more

  • The Sinner’s Friend Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jan 21, 2014
    based on 8 ratings
     | 7,283 views

    Jesus loves the lowly, broken, and sinful. A special sermon contribution from the SON OF GOD sermon packet for pastors, inspired by the SON OF GOD movie from Mark Burnett and distributed by 20th Century Fox.

    I’d like to take a short quiz here today. Don’t worry, there are no wrong answers. I’d just like to poll this group to see who had childhoods like mine. For example, by a show of hands, how many of us here have actually cried over spilled milk? Some of us are too old to ...read more

  • The Anointed One Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jan 21, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,629 views

    Jesus ushers in a new kingdom and, with it, a new purpose for His followers’ lives. A special sermon contribution from the SON OF GOD sermon packet for pastors, inspired by the SON OF GOD movie from Mark Burnett and distributed by 20th Century Fox.

    We live in an age of rapid change. Our lives, our surroundings, our routines are constantly changing— sometimes so fast that we don’t even notice it; we can’t keep track; we can’t keep up. In the process, things that once were necessities to us become quaint, ...read more

  • The Coming King Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jan 21, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,739 views

    Jesus rules as king where He is received as king. A special sermon contribution from the SON OF GOD sermon packet for pastors, inspired by the SON OF GOD movie from Mark Burnett and distributed by 20th Century Fox.

    Everyone wants to back a winner. Take our allegiance and enthusiasm for sports teams, for example. Year after year may pass, and the local team may have a nucleus of loyal fans, but when they start winning, when they enter the playoffs, when they are vying for the championship, suddenly ...read more

  • As I Have Loved You Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,152 views

    Meeting the Need for Affection

    As I Have Loved You (Meeting the Need for Affection) Text: John 15:9-14 In his memoir, Education of a Wandering Man, the western writer Louis L’Amour repeats a charming story about two stage actresses of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. He tells how Sarah Bernhardt, the ...read more

  • The Third Voice Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 2,439 views

    Setting the vision for a new church

    The Third Voice Scripture Reading: John 6:1-15 Good morning. My name is Bob Hostetler, and I’ve been married for twenty-three years. That’s not an admission of a problem, mind you-- It’s not like saying, “I’m Bob and I’m an alcoholic.” No, I just mention it because it’s important ...read more

  • The Main Thing Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 153 ratings
     | 16,167 views

    Asserting the mission of a new church

    The Main Thing Scripture Reading: Luke 4:14-21 It was early on the morning of the sabbath. Bearded men in long robes passed behind and between rows of pillars as they took their seats in the room, which was lit by a clutter of low-hanging lamps. In the center of the room was ...read more

  • Your True Colors Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 3,518 views

    Detailing the values of a new church

    Your True Colors Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:1-12 Good morning. My name is Bob Hostetler, and I’d like you to play a game with me, a game that almost everyone in the room can play-- maybe not Aidan Oglesbee but certainly Kyla; AS A MATTER OF FACT, even Graham Crain can play this ...read more

  • Come To The Table

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 80 ratings
     | 3,259 views

    A parable of communion

    Come to the Table Scripture Reading: 1 Cor. 11:23-29 INTRO: Once upon a time: there was a certain young man who had a nice fast car. • Picked up a friend for school function, • En route, driver went a little too fast, lost control • Car careened off road into tree; • ...read more

  • A Fitting Memorial

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 49 ratings
     | 1,484 views

    A communion message following September 11, 2001

    A Time to Remember Scripture Reading: Luke 22:15-20     IT’S a painful question while thousands of victims remain buried in the rubble of the World Trade Towers, but it’s already being asked: What will take the place of the World Trade Center once the wreckage is cleared? ...read more

  • Aunt Bee's Medicine Man Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,748 views

    This was a short message given following a video episode of The Andy Griffith Show as part of an unorthodox summer outreach message series

    Mayberry Moments: Aunt Bee’s Medicine Man Scripture Reading: 1 Cor. 10:12-13 Well, maybe you’ve never bought a bottle of Colonel Harvey’s elixir, but my guess is that every one of us here has been deceived a time or two, and that’s what I want to take a few minutes to talk about, ...read more

  • Opie And The Spoiled Kid Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 33 ratings
     | 2,278 views

    This was a short message given following a video episode of The Andy Griffith Show as part of an unorthodox summer outreach message series

    Mayberry Moments: Opie & the Spoiled Kid Scripture Reading: Col. 3:23-24 Wow... Twenty-seven cents a week, eh? Andy’s a big spender, isn’t he? Just to set the record straight, my kids got THIRTY CENTS a week! And Opie’s got a lot to learn about how to throw a temper ...read more

  • Rafe Hollister Sings Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,219 views

    The first of a series of short messages after an unorthodox outreach series incorporating episodes from The Andy Griffith Show

    Mayberry Moments: Rafe Hollister Sings Scripture Reading: 1 Sam. 16:7c If you know it, join me--[whistle theme song] Those characters we just watched-- Andy, Barney, Opie, and the others-- are now a piece of Americana, and they’ve won such a place in our hearts ...read more

  • A Wife For Andy Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,033 views

    This was a short message given following a video episode of The Andy Griffith Show as part of an unorthodox summer outreach message series

    The Virtue of Patience Introduction: There once was a man who prided himself on being extremely punctual. He followed a very precise routine every morning. His alarm went off at 6:30 a.m. He rose, shaved, showered, ate his breakfast, brushed his teeth, grabbed his briefcase, drove to ...read more