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  • Going From Bad To Worse Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jul 5, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,736 views

    What should we do when our day goes from bad to worse? We should run to God. In this sermon, we see what Moses does when things don't go the way he would hope.

    Introduction: A. Have you ever had a truly bad day? 1. Have you ever had a day that went from bad to worse? 2. Imagine this guy, parachuting into a beautiful lagoon populated by alligators! 3. How about this guy, being rescued by helicopter, only to be eaten by a shark! (probably a doctored ...read more

  • Who? Me, Lord? Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jun 21, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,156 views

    In this sermon, we explore Moses' excuses and how God responded to them.

    Introduction: A. It was Benjamin Franklin who said: “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else” and I guess I have to agree with him. B. John Swigert, Jr. had an interesting excuse in 1970. Who is John Swigert, Jr.? 1. John L. Swigert, Jr. was one of the ...read more

  • Burning Bushes And Second Chances Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jun 8, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,071 views

    This sermon spends time at the burning bush and discusses the fact that failure doesn't disqualify us from God's service.

    Introduction: A. Maybe you have heard the story of the day that President George W. Bush was in an airport and noticed a man in a long flowing red robe with a long flowing white hair and beard. 1. The man had a staff in one hand and some stone tablets under the other arm. 2. George W. ...read more

  • Moses In The School Of Hard Knocks Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 31, 2011
     | 4,163 views

    In this lesson we look at the incidents of Moses killing the Egyptian and running to Midian. What did Moses learn from this period in his life and the mistakes he made? We can learn a lot from the school of hard knocks.

    Introduction: A. Has anyone here ever made a mistake? 1. Probably a better question for us is there anyone where who has never made a mistake. 2. Have you ever made a really foolish mistake? Like this boy sawing off the branch he was sitting on! That’s really dumb and painful! 3. Have ...read more

  • It's A Boy! Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 24, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,847 views

    In this sermon, we look at the birth of Moses and plan to protect him that was carried out by his family. We draw three important lessons from this part of the story.

    Introduction: A. Top 10 Things Not To Say While Your Wife is in Labor... #10. Women are so lucky! I sure wish men could experience the miracle of childbirth. #9. Do you think the baby will come before Monday Night Football starts? #8. I hope you’re ready for a picture, the ...read more

  • Once Upon A Time... Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 16, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,767 views

    This sermon is an introduction to a study of the life of Moses. It is based on Charles Swindoll's book on Moses from his character series.

    Introduction: A. A young girl asked her father, “Do all fairy tales begin with “Once Upon A Time?” 1. “No,” he replied, “A whole lot of them begin with ‘If elected I promise…’ ” B. “Once upon a time” is a wonderful, ...read more

  • Resurrection Wonder

    Contributed by David Owens on Apr 25, 2011
     | 1,656 views

    I took an article by Tim Woodroof titled "Resurrection Wonder" and made it into this sermon.

    Introduction: A. This week as I prepared for this sermon, I received an email from Tim Woodroof with an article he had written several years ago called “Resurrection Wonder.” 1. I was so inspired by the article that I turned it into this sermon. B. The story is told of a man who ...read more

  • How Then Shall We Live Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Apr 11, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 9,261 views

    In this last sermon in the 2 Peter series, we focus on the effort that we must put forth to be ready for the coming of the Lord.

    Introduction: A. The story is told of a minister who visited an elderly woman in the nursing home. 1. The young minister said, “At your age you should be thinking about the hereafter!” 2. The older woman said, “Oh, I do all the time. No matter where I am – in my room, ...read more

  • Answering The Scoffers Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Apr 3, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,897 views

    In this sermon, we discuss Peter's answer to the scoffers who said that Jesus was not coming again. We learn about our need to be prepared always for His return.

    Introduction: A. The story is told about a preacher who was preaching to a packed church about the second coming. 1. He wound up to a fever pitch and quoted Jesus’ promise, “I am coming soon!” 2. He preached some more and said even more loudly, “I am coming ...read more

  • The Truth About False Teachers Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Mar 29, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,681 views

    In this sermon, we cover the entire second chapter and attempt to understand the methods and motives of false teachers.

    Introduction: A. The picture you are looking at is of Joe Cervantes, who was an officer with the Kewanee Police Department for 30 years. 1. On the desk in front of him is the assortment of stolen goods recovered from the home and office of a man named Roger “Tank” Harlow. 2. The ...read more

  • Don't Forget To Remember Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Mar 22, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,829 views

    In this sermon, we notice that Peter encourages his readers to remember to be grounded in the truth, to remember that many of the writers of Scripture were eyewitnesses, and to remember that the Bible is inspired by God.

    Introduction: A. The story is told of an elderly gentleman who was telling his friend about a new restaurant he and his wife recently visited. 1. He said, “The food and the service were great!” 2. His friend asked, “What's the name of the restaurant?” 3. “Gee, I ...read more

  • Recipe For Spiritual Success Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Mar 14, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,389 views

    This sermon serves as an introduction to 2 Peter, and covers the first 11 verses. We focus on the provision, plan, and promises for spiritual success.

    Introduction: A. I love to eat, and I have been blessed to be married to an excellent cook, who is the daughter of an excellent cook, and granddaughter of an excellent cook. 1. I want to show you a few cartoons to get us thinking about cooking and following the instructions of good ...read more

  • The Call To Purity

    Contributed by David Owens on Mar 6, 2011
     | 2,536 views

    In this lesson we look at many verses that describe God's call for the purity of his people. We seek to understand the call and live it.

    Introduction: A. The story is told of a teenage boy and his grandfather who went fishing one day. 1. While fishing, the old man started talking about how times have changed. 2. The young fellow picked up on that and started talking about the various problems and sexually transmitted diseases ...read more

  • Attitudes And Actions For Victory Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Mar 1, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,616 views

    This sermon finishes the series on 1 Peter and focuses on how to win the victory over our enemy and the persecution he brings.

    Introduction: A. I like the story told of the 5-year old boy who was in the kitchen as his mother was making supper. 1. His mother asked him to go into the pantry and get her a can of tomato soup, but he didn’t want to go in alone. 2. “It’s dark in there and I’m ...read more

  • Shepherding God's Flock Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Feb 22, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,114 views

    In the first four verses of 1 Peter 5, Peter discusses the ministry, motives and manner of leading of elders.

    Introduction: A. The story is told of a preacher who quit the ministry after 20 years and became a funeral director. 1. When asked why he changed occupations, he said: “I spent 3 years trying to straighten out John, but John is still an alcoholic. Then I spent 6 months trying to straighten ...read more