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  • Superman Vs. Jesus

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Jan 9, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,699 views

    Comparing and contrasting Superman and Jesus, concluding that -- Jesus is the superhero who delivers God’s justice to the world in God’s way.

    Super heroes are popular these days. One of my favorite shows on TV is No Ordinary Family -- an ordinary enough family which somehow ends up with extraordinary super-powers -- and how they are struggle to figure out the best way to use their powers for good -- without imploding the family. NBC ...read more

  • Home, Sweet, Home

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Jan 2, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,937 views

    When we welcome Jesus into our lives we find ourselves at home as children in his household. This is the fuller fulfillment of Jeremiah's prophecy.

    If someone were to ask you where HOME is, what would you tell them? If you are not living there now, do you ever go back? Why or why not? [Carry on group discussion.] When I was 19 my parents moved to Tempe from San Jose -- where I had spent all but perhaps three months of my life. In my mind, ...read more

  • Joseph's Crazy Dream

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Dec 20, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,187 views

    Story format sermon in special Christmas service with three parts interspersed with scripture reading and carols.

    READ -- Matthew 1:18-19 “This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. Joseph, her fiancé, was a good man and did not ...read more

  • Gotcha!

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Nov 8, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,703 views

    When we keep the focus on the central issue the side issues become less tricky. For followers of Jesus the central issue is resurrection life.

    Have everyone take the following “quiz.” 1. How many 3-cent stamps in a dozen? a. 3 b. 4 c. 12 d. 6 2. You're the pilot of an airplane that travels from New York to Chicago - a distance of 800 miles. The airplane travels at 200 m.p.h. and ...read more

  • Look Who "Gets It"!

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Oct 12, 2010
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,726 views

    As far as Jesus is concerned it's not so much religiosity and background but practiced faith in him which counts. This story isn't as much about thankfulness as it is about WHO was thankful.

    Is anyone here a Canadian? If you were Canadian you would know that tomorrow is Canadian Thanksgiving. In the States we have Thanksgiving on November 25th this year. The Chinese had their Autumn moon festival a few weeks ago. The Koreans had their three day harvest festival, Chuseok, just ...read more

  • Mustard Seed Size Faith

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Oct 4, 2010
    based on 12 ratings
     | 10,975 views

    We should expect that even small faith can have a big impact, if...

    During the time we lived on Guam Cheryl and I were fortunate enough to spend two weeks vacationing in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. I could go on for hours about how wonderful Australia is and how much we enjoyed our time and the people there. (It was a much needed break from the pressure ...read more

  • What's In A Name?

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on May 1, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,591 views

    Jesus is the ultimate name -- the only name through which there is salvation.

    Well, as you’re aware by now my name is Brad. Although, that is not the whole truth. Brad is actually a shortened form of Bradley. That’s what my parents named me -- Bradley. Bradley is a name from the British Isles that means broad meadow -- perhaps a commentary on girth. Now, I wish that I ...read more

  • Learning A New Song

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Oct 19, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 6,446 views

    We cannot get the old song out of our heads until we replace it with something new.

    This morning I’d like us to spend a few moments with Psalm 96. I’ve noticed that I’ve been preaching on Psalms a lot over the past few years. Maybe it’s because others don’t preach much on the psalms and I feel sorry for them. Or maybe it’s the dynamic nature of the psalms. They’ve got all the ...read more

  • The Wise Wife

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Jan 2, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,434 views

    At our Christmas Eve service each year I tell a silly story which deals with an aspect of the Christmas story. This one has to do with the wisemen.

    There are lots of wisemen legends that have been perpetuated over the years. For example, it doesn’t say anywhere in the Bible that three kings visited Jesus bearing gifts. It’s just not there! First of all, they were “magi” or “wisemen” – perhaps astrology scholars – not kings – at least in the ...read more

  • Staying Connected

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on May 3, 2005
    based on 40 ratings
     | 11,299 views

    Teaching style sermon on staying the mystical connection with have with Christ the vine.

    John 15:1-17 by Brad Boydston Cornerstone Covenant Church Turlock, California Sunday, 10 April 2005 [Biblical text from the TNIV. Some of the illustrations are gratefully ripped off from your sermons on SermonCentral.com] Last year I tore out the grapevines I had planted 6 or 7 years ago. ...read more

  • Joseph And The Old Man

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Dec 22, 2004
    based on 32 ratings
     | 1,145 views

    Parable for Christmas Eve service.

    Until the 1960’s it was not customary for fathers to be physically present in the room while their children were being born. Birthing was the realm of women, and men were not Lamaze coaches. They were not hand holders or breathing assistants. They were outside – where men belonged. So when ...read more

  • The Other Nine

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Dec 1, 2004
    based on 48 ratings
     | 2,466 views

    Historical scientific report on what happened to the nine lepers who failed to return to express gratitude.

    One of the traditional passages that we look at each Thanksgiving is Luke 17:17, where Jesus says to the one former-leper who has returned in gratitude “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine?” Good questions. And I’m happy to be here to tell you tonight that we finally have answers. Through ...read more

  • Unwrapping The Good News

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Oct 18, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,161 views

    First person narrative on the unwrapping of Lazarus.

    I was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. My wife was good friends with both Martha and Mary and so when their brother Lazarus died she wanted to go out to the mourning site. We couldn’t go on the first two days because of the work in the field but we went for the third and fourth ...read more

  • Key To Life

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Oct 13, 2004
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,246 views

    You have a friend in the resurrection business – and he is the key to life.

    When we lived in Texas and all of our children reached school age, Cheryl decided that she would go back to working outside the home – at least part-time. She easily got a job in an office and I remember that out of her first pay check she bought a Ninetendo game unit for the children. It was ...read more

  • The Prize Prisoner

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Apr 14, 2004
    based on 46 ratings
     | 1,330 views

    Easter sermon which contains a parable telling the story of the resurrection from the perspective of the devil.

    It was the pinnacle of his existence. The Prince was more than elated, almost giddy, as he personally led the new prisoner into the dungeon of death. This is what he had been working for all these years -- years and years of opposition by the King -- years and years without any respect for his ...read more