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  • Don't Be Afraid

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Feb 13, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    We are all afraid of something. However, as Christians we shouldn't be afraid of anything. God has promised to protect us from all harm.

    -What are some of the things that y’all are afraid of? -Do you know what Americans top fears are? -According to a Boston Globe survey, Americans top fears are: 1. Public speaking 2. Snakes 3. Confined spaces 4. Heights 5. Spiders 6. Tunnels and bridges 7. Crowds 8. Public more

  • I'm The Greatest!

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Sep 16, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    We think that we can find greatness in accumulating wealth, friends, accomplishments and the like. However, Jesus tells us that true greatness is found

    -What does it mean to be great? -It’s an age old question -Everyone ultimately is on a quest for greatest -People search for this elusive gem in many different places or pursuits -People look for greatness is wealth, power, prestige, fame, accomplishments, friends -However, those will all more

  • Bloom Where You Are Planted

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Sep 16, 2009
    based on 10 ratings

    God moved the Israelites from Judah to Babylon and called them to "bloom where they were planted". Likewise God moves us around and calls us to do the same. I preached this sermon in Iraq for a group of Ugandan security personnel celebrating their one y

    -Have you ever been put in a difficult position? -Have you ever been asked to do a difficult job that would not make you many friends if you did it to the best of your abilities? {PAUSE} -That has been something of my job here. The senior chaplain has asked me and Sergeant Weathers to help him more

  • Use The Right Weapon For The Fight

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Sep 1, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    Too often times we, as Christians, use the wrong weapon for the fight in which we are engaged. God gives to us special weapons to fight with when we are engaged in a spiritual battle

    -The father of a girl that I dated in high school was an Army recruiter -When he found out that I was going to West Point, he gave me a lot of cool Army recruiting stuff. One of the items was a pin with the motto of the Army on it -It said, “Join the Army. Go to exotic lands. Meet new and more

  • Life-Giving Blood

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Aug 13, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus tells His disciples that anyone who eats His flesh and drinks His blood has eternal life. Why did they doubt? Jesus says, "This is my body" and "This is my blood". Why do we doubt His word?

    -Obviously, blood is absolutely essential to life. No human can live without blood. -For those who have experienced massive blood loss due to great trauma, a blood transfusion can be the difference between life and death -For those with anemia, low red blood cell count, or thrombocytopenia, low more

  • Do You Want To Live Forever?

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Aug 6, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    Jesus offers us a way to live forever that is better than the fountain of youth. If only Ponce De Leon spent more time looking into Jesus’ way to immortality.

    -I love the Indiana Jones movies -I love them most of all because they usually deal with something of a spiritual nature -Raiders of the Lost Ark is about the Nazis trying to find Israel’s lost Ark of the Covenant in order to use its power for their evil plans -The Temple of Doom is about more

  • Have You Eaten?

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Aug 1, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    In parts of China, to ask a person how they are doing you ask them "Have you eaten?" Jesus gave the people bread to eat but He wanted to give them even more. He wanted to give them The Bread of Life that would satisfy their every need.

    -Have you eaten? -It’s kind of a silly question since I know most of you have probably eaten breakfast already -But have you eaten? {PAUSE} -Does anyone know any Chinese? -I have a couple of friends one who was missionary in China and one who is a missionary in China -They shared with me that more

  • Adopted!

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Jul 24, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    None of us are born into God’s kingdom but all of us are reborn into His family. Thankfully, God adopts us into His family because of what Jesus has done for us.

    -I like people who get to the point quickly. -I don’t like beating around the bush. -I’m not a big fan of people who beat around the bush – people who aren’t very direct. -I don’t always like what people who are blunt have to say but I like that they get to it quickly. -At least that way, if more

  • Coming Up Short

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Jul 24, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    Jesus’ disciples come up short when they come up with solutions for the lack of food. Jesus never comes up short.

    -Have you ever come up short in your attempts to get something done? -Have you ever tried to pull something really cool together and it didn’t quite work out? -You are in good company. The disciples come up short, way short in their attempts to feed the thousands of people in today’s Gospel more

  • Start Acting Like A Child!

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Jun 5, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    Being accused of acting like a child is a major insult but not from Jesus. Jesus wants more people that act like children.

    -In our culture, saying that someone is acting like a child is not really a compliment -We are always telling our children to grow up, to act their age -In the immortal words of that great philosopher, the artist formerly known as Prince, “Act your age not your shoe size.” {PAUSE} -There’s a more

  • Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on May 30, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    Sometimes we feel like our bones are dried up and our hope is gone like the Jews in Ezekie’s vision but God has come in Jesus Christ to restore our hope and bring us back to life one day.

    -I’m sure you’ve all heard this song before. -Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones Gonna hear the word of the Lord. Your toe bone connected to your foot bone Your foot bone connected to your ankle bone Your ankle bone more

  • When God's On Your Team

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on May 24, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    David writes that "The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid?" When God is on our team, we have nothing to fear.

    -I don’t know whether y’all played any organized or disorganized sports growing up -Did any of y’all play any team sports either interscholastically, in intramurals or on the playground? -Obviously, it is a lot more fun playing sports when your team wins -Playing a game is a lot more fun when more

  • Love One Another!

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on May 9, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    A sermon for an Armed Forces Sunday celebration, looking at ministry to those in uniform.

    -Our Gospel lesson for today might seem a bit strange to preach for an Armed Forces Sunday -Just look at the words in verse 12 -Jesus tells His 1st century disciples and His 21st century disciples to “love one another as He has loved us” -Contrast that with what we are celebrating, at least in more

  • You Turned My Wailing Into Dancing

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Apr 29, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    A funeral message for my sister-in-law.

    -Family and friends, we all wish that this day had never come, at least not so soon -There is a simple maxim in life that gets violated from time to time that rocks a family -The maxim is that parents are not supposed to bury their children -Jack and Betty, for you this maxim has been violated more

  • Jesus' Insurrection

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Apr 10, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    Jesus revolts against the powers of sin and the devil in order to save humankind. His final coup d’etat is His resurrection from the dead.

    -I know it’s an older story but how many of y’all have seen the movie or read the novel, The Caine Mutiny? -If you haven’t seen it, it is a great flick. You need to see it. -It stars the late, great Humphrey Bogart -I think it is one of his best performances and they would have cleaned up on more