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  • Behold! He Stinketh Series

    Contributed by Dennis Cocks on May 1, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,628 views

    What is the meaning of Acts 1:18 when it says of Judas, "He burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out"? This is the final in a series of "Seventy-Two Hours Jesus Was In The Tomb." The order of the other sermons are: "Was Jesus Crucified On

    EASTER: BEHOLD! HE STINKETH TEXT: Acts 1:15-21 INTRODUCTION: (Explain Wed. Crucifixion again) Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve disciples, proceeded the Lord in death. His death was by his own hand. Judas’ name is always accompanied in Scripture by such identifying descriptions as “who ...read more

  • Twelve Unaccounted For Hours

    Contributed by Dennis Cocks on Apr 10, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,854 views

    The Gospel reports agree that the tomb in which Jesus was buried was empty before daylight on Sunday morning. Since He arose at 6:00 P. M. on Saturday/Sunday there are twelve mysterious hours during which time Jesus Christ went on a preaching mission.

    EASTER TWELVE UNACCOUNTED FOR HOURS TEXT: Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:2, Luke 24:1, John 20:1 INTRODUCTION: The Gospel reports agree that the tomb in which Jesus was buried was empty before daylight on Sunday morning. Since He arose at 6:00 P. M. on Saturday/Sunday there are twelve ...read more

  • The Graves That Couldn't Be Shut

    Contributed by Dennis Cocks on Apr 4, 2006
    based on 36 ratings
     | 4,565 views

    In our text we see the singularly most important and impressive truth of the resurrection is a cemetery filled with graves which men were powerless to close. These graves were opened at the time that Jesus died; but those inside the graves would not come

    EASTER: THE GRAVES THAT COULDN’T BE SHUT TEXT: MATTHEW 27:50-54 INTRODUCTION: Let me begin by reviewing the sermon that I gave two weeks ago titled “Was Jesus Crucified On Good-Friday?” If you still have your chart, please take a look as I remind us of the timeline. We learned from ...read more

  • Key Players In The Crucifixion: The Chief Priest Destroyed By Envy Series

    Contributed by Dennis Cocks on Mar 31, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,531 views

    We see here Jesus being brought before the high priest Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin immediately after His arrest. The chief priest, the elders, and the teachers of the law have assembled to look for evidence against Jesus. Witness after witness is broug

    KEY PLAYERS IN THE CRUCIFIXION: THE CHIEF PRIEST: DESTROYED BY ENVY TEXT: Mark 14:53-65 INTRODUCTION: We see here Jesus being brought before the high priest Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin immediately after His arrest. The chief priest, the elders, and the teachers of the law have ...read more

  • Three Crosses

    Contributed by Dennis Cocks on Mar 31, 2006
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,824 views

    I would like us to look at the three crosses mentioned in our text this morning/evening. Each one has a significant meaning for us today. It is important that we understand what each one represents, because your eternal destination may depend on it.

    THREE CROSSES TEXT: MATTHEW 27:26-31; LUKE 27:32-46 INTRODUCTION: I would like us to look at the three crosses mentioned in our text this morning/evening. Each one has a significant meaning for us today. It is important that we understand what each one represents, because your eternal ...read more

  • The Triumphal Entry

    Contributed by Dennis Cocks on Mar 31, 2006
    based on 27 ratings
     | 10,199 views

    This morning I want to look at the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. There are many aspects to His entry and things that followed that we will be looking at.

    THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY TEXT: MATTHEW 21:1-11 INTRODUCTION: This morning I want to look at the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. There are many aspects to His entry and things that followed that we will be looking at. We will start in Matthews account and go to the other three ...read more

  • Key Players In The Crucifixion: Pontius Pilate Series

    Contributed by Dennis Cocks on Mar 31, 2006
    based on 29 ratings
     | 11,072 views

    Tonight we look at Pontius Pilate. The phrase “suffered under Pontius Pilate” is used in many a churches creed and has possibly been translated into more languages around the world than even the Bible. Even though he stepped onto the stage of human hi

    KEY PLAYERS IN THE CRUCIFIXION: PONTIUS PILATE TEXT: MATTHEW 27:1-2; 11-26 INTRODUCTION: Tonight we look at Pontius Pilate. The phrase “suffered under Pontius Pilate” is used in many a churches creed and has possibly been translated into more languages around the world than even the ...read more

  • Key Players In The Crucifixion: Peter Misplaced Confidence Series

    Contributed by Dennis Cocks on Mar 31, 2006
    based on 50 ratings
     | 9,933 views

    We have read the four accounts of Peter’s predicted denial of Jesus. Each gives us a little bit different information than the other three. In Matthew Peter says, “Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee.” Mark adds, “But he spake th

    KEY PLAYERS IN THE CRUCIFIXION: PETER MISPLACED CONFIDENCE TEXT: Matthew 26:31-35; Mark 14:27-31; Luke 22:31-34 John 13:33-38 INTRODUCTION: We have read the four accounts of Peter’s predicted denial of Jesus. Each gives us a little bit different information than the other three. In ...read more

  • Was Jesus Crucified On Good-Friday?

    Contributed by Dennis Cocks on Mar 30, 2006
    based on 32 ratings
     | 4,356 views

    Tradition says Jesus was crucified on Good-Friday, but the question must be asked, how do you fit three days AND three nights from Friday to Sunday?

    WAS JESUS CRUCIFIED ON “GOOD-FRIDAY”? TEXT: JOHN 19:16-42 INTRODUCTION: In order to really understand the strange and compelling three days of our Lord’s great victory at Calvary, we need to be certain about the Sabbath days. The importance of the Sabbath to the nation of Israel can ...read more

  • Key Players In The Crucifixion: Judas Series

    Contributed by Dennis Cocks on Mar 30, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,901 views

    I am doing a series of sermons on the key players in the crucifixion. I would like to begin with the most notorious player of them all, Judas Iscariot. In our text we read, “Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him.” The first thing we ever read of Juda

    KEY PLAYERS IN THE CRUCIFIXION: JUDAS ISCARIOT TEXT: MARK 3:13-19 INTRODUCTION: I am doing a series of sermons on the key players in the crucifixion. I would like to begin with the most notorious player of them all, Judas Iscariot. In our text we read, “Judas Iscariot, which also ...read more

  • Graveyard Dead

    Contributed by Dennis Cocks on Mar 30, 2006
    based on 112 ratings
     | 94,765 views

    There are many people who try to deny that Jesus did indeed die on the cross. We hear of people all the time who try to dispute the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We have heard of the “swoon theory,” the “Passover plot,” and the Christian Science (neither

    EASTER GRAVEYARD DEAD TEXT: John 19:16-30 INTRODUCTION: There is a seal of utter finality in the language of children. I remember hearing the term a “bazillion” the ultimate in numbers. There was none greater. Another term used was “graveyard dead.” It left no room for argument. ...read more

  • Three Gardens

    Contributed by Dennis Cocks on Mar 30, 2006
    based on 35 ratings
     | 14,792 views

    The Bible is a story about gardens. In one Adam took a fall. In another Jesus took a stand. In one God sought Adam. In another, Jesus sought God. In one Adam hid from God. In another, Jesus emerged from the tomb. In one Satan led Adam to a tree that l

    EASTER: THREE GARDENS TEXT: Genesis 2:8-9; Matthew 26:36; John 19:41 INTRODUCTION: What is a garden? It can be a place of life, a place where flowers, plants, and vegetables push back the soil and come alive. We protect our gardens with fences to keep the animals out. We pull the weeds to ...read more

  • What Is The Purpose For Our Church?

    Contributed by Dennis Cocks on Nov 29, 2003
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,255 views

    This sermon was preached as our charter service and I have preched it every year since to remind us why we’re a church. It can easily be preached to any church as a sermon on the purpose of the church.

    NEW HOPE’S CHARTER MEMBERSHIP SERVICE JUNE 4, 2000 TEXT: Matthew 16:13-19 INTRODUCTION: This morning we are here to charter our church’s membership. We have been called to build a church in this community upon the Solid Rock, Jesus Christ! God has called us to do a great work. We are ...read more

  • The Church Bone Yard: Or: Bony Christians

    Contributed by Dennis Cocks on Oct 25, 2003
    based on 81 ratings
     | 9,631 views

    This is talking about Israel. Explain. But what if we applied this to the church today? What if this was the church bone yard? What kind of bony Christians would we have in our churches today? Let’s look at some of today’s bony Christians.

    THE CHURCH BONE YARD OR: BONY CHRISTIANS TEXT: Ezekiel 37:1-10 INTRODUCTION: This is talking about Israel. Explain. But what if we applied this to the church today? What if this was the church bone yard? What kind of bony Christians would we have in our churches today? Let’s look at some ...read more

  • Flirting With Disaster

    Contributed by Dennis Cocks on Oct 25, 2003
    based on 22 ratings
     | 2,330 views

    Disasters happen every day it seems in this age we live in. We read of school children being murdered by some lunatic. An earthquake that has devastated homes and lives that are lost. Floods that seem commonplace any more. Huricanes, Tornadoes. It

    FLIRTING WITH DISASTER TEXT: HEBREWS 10:31 INTRODUCTION: Disasters happen every day it seems in this age we live in. We read of school children being murdered by some lunatic. An earthquake that has devastated homes and lives that are lost. Floods that seem commonplace any more. ...read more