Contributing sermons since Jul 17, 2015
Contributed on Aug 19, 2016
Christianity is the Good News that we can be saved, not by trying harder and depending on ourselves or our own promises, but in trusting God's power to save through the cross and the blood and the resurrection.
INTRODUCTION: We've been hearing about those fires in Southern California and floods in Louisiana. And I found this story that really spoke to me... One night a house caught fire and a young boy was forced to flee to the roof. The father stood on the ground below with outstretched arms, calling ...read more
Contributed on Jul 21, 2016
The story of Jonah is not just a Big Fish Tale. It's a true story with an incredible message relevant to our time. It's a message about a God who cares for all lives, even those of our enemies and those who hate us.
INTRODUCTION: Today I want to tell you a BIG FISH TALE. How many fishermen do we have here today? Now our fish tales are always the truth, right? I caught a fish this big! But there's a story in the Bible about a Big Fish and about a man who lived to tell the tale. BODY: Let's Turn in your ...read more
Contributed on Jun 30, 2016
Psalm 33:12 says "Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD." Our blessings in this nation do not come from freedom alone, but from the God who provides and protects us. This is what our Founding Fathers knew and declared more than 200 years ago.
Illustration- Tomorrow is the 4th of July! The 4th of July is a special day in our country. It is a day we celebrate patriotism, liberty, freedom, and what makes our nation great. Tomorrow marks 240 years since our Founding Fathers gave us our national birth certificate. It is day known as ...read more
Contributed on May 13, 2016
God says that we are to be holy even as He is Holy, but how? Doesn't holiness mean perfection? And none of us are perfect! In this sermon study we will learn that holiness means sacred and separated or dedicated to God.
INTRODUCTION: Illustration/Story/Quote/Statistic- Several years ago my wife and I volunteered along with some helpers from the church to go clean the house of a family in need. I'd never been in a house like this before. There was so much stuff, you could barely see the floor. Roaches filled ...read more
Contributed on Jul 25, 2015
We are the Church and we are the Temple. The Church is not a building we come to. The Church is people, people called out of darkness. We do not come to a Temple to offer animal sacrifices. We come together as the Church to offer ourselves to God.
SERMON TITLE- “The Temple and The Church” SERMON SERIES or OCCASION- Final Words DATE- July 26, 2015 LOCATION- Shelbyville Christian Church INTRODUCTION: Illustration/Story/Quote/Statistic- (Quoted from Barna Group “Americans divided on the importance of Church) What, ...read more