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  • The Good Part Of Christmas

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Dec 11, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    How to deal with the stress of the holidays.

    Luke 10: 38-41 “The Good Part of Christmas” Are the Christmas holidays the most peaceful time of the year, a time when you finally get to experience some peace in your life – is that Christmas? “Sleep in heavenly peace,” goes the hymn. “Peace on earth,” the angels sang. “Christmas is my more

  • How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place O Lord Almighty

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Oct 22, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Building dedication sermon.

    Psalm 84: “HOW LOVELY IS YOUR DWELLING PLACE!” The last time I was here in LaPorte, this place where I am standing right now was just a muddy spot on the ground. There was an open field here, and the place where you’re sitting right now – can you picture it? Just mud, dirt, some grass. It more

  • As I Leave You, Remember This...

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Jun 20, 2005
    based on 27 ratings

    Five things to remind a congregation, as you preach your last sermon to them before you move to a different ministry.

    Acts 20:17-38 AS I LEAVE YOU, REMEMBER THIS... What should I talk about today – my last sermon here at Beautiful Savior as your pastor. If I ever preach to you again, it will be as a guest, or in another church where you will be visiting. So this is it. What should I talk about, on my last more

  • It Is Finished

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Mar 7, 2005
    based on 34 ratings

    Your debt to God has been paid in full - a Good Friday meditation.

    John 19:30: “IT IS FINISHED” 1) O sa-cred head, now wounded, With grief and shame weighed down, Now scornfully surrounded, With thorns your only crown, O sa-cred head, no glory Now from your face does shine; Yet, though despised and gory, I joy to call you mine. 2) Men mock and taunt more

  • Greatness In God's Upside Down Kingdom

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Mar 7, 2005
    based on 31 ratings

    What is greatness? The opposite of what we think. We’re so thankful that God is "great" in this way.

    Matthew 20:17-28: GREATNESS IN GOD’S UPSIDE-DOWN KINGDOM Once there was the president of a large corporation. He was a powerful man – when he said “jump” people would ask, “How high?” Everyone was below him, and everyone had to answer to him. And this job came with nice benefits – a fancy more

  • Sight For The Soul

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Feb 24, 2005
    based on 170 ratings

    Jesus gave this man sight. But the real miracle was the gift of sight for the soul.

    John 9: Sight for the Blind Imagine being blind. I don’t think you and I can really imagine that. Unless you’ve felt it, you probably have no idea. I did think it was interesting that in the movie Ray, about the blind musician Ray Charles, the actor that played Ray Charles insisted on being more

  • Doing Vs. Believing

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Feb 18, 2005
    based on 36 ratings

    The foundation of having a relationship with God - is it based on doing, or based on believing?

    Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 DOING VS. BELIEVING Have you ever bought something that needed to be put together, and it came with the wrong set of directions? Somehow, somewhere, someone put the wrong set of directions into that box. But you don’t know that. You open up the box – maybe it’s a piece more

  • Victory Over Temptation

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Feb 15, 2005
    based on 28 ratings

    Jesus’ victory over temptation is our victory. A closer look at the beginning of Jesus’ victories on our behalf.

    Matthew 4:1-11: VICTORY OVER TEMPTATION Have you ever tried to do something yourself, but in the end, it didn’t work out well? You should have depended on someone else do it. Maybe that has happened to you with a home improvement project – you did some painting yourself, or some plumbing more

  • Connecting The The Invisible

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Feb 7, 2005
    based on 35 ratings

    How does one connect to the Invisible God? Peter tells us how, in this sermon.

    2 Peter 1:16-19 CONNECTING TO THE INVISIBLE Last Sunday, the big thing in the news was that the people of Iraq voted. What gave them the confidence to vote? Up until that day, they were told by some of their fellow countrymen that if they voted, they would be blown up. They were being more

  • You'll Never Have To Worry About Money Again

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Jan 28, 2005
    based on 31 ratings

    According to Jesus, this is true, even if you don’t win the lottery. It has nothing to do with how much money is in your bank account.

    Matthew 6:24-34: “YOU’LL NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT MONEY AGAIN” “You’ll never have to worry about money again, if...” if what? How would you finish that sentence? You’ll never have to worry about money again, if – you win the lottery? That’s a common one. If you could get a better job? If more

  • Why Build A New Church?

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Jan 22, 2005
    based on 28 ratings

    Peter’s clear confession of Christ teaches us the real reason why we want to build a church in our community.

    Matthew 16:13-19 WHY BUILD A NEW CHURCH? Last Sunday after church we did some talking and some planning in connection with our future church building. The man that is planning to help us design it was here, and he had some conversation with us. With God’s blessing, we hope to do some initial more

  • I Have Come To Do It All

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Jan 14, 2005
    based on 26 ratings

    Jesus came to do it all, including being baptized. What are the implications for us?

    Matthew 3:13-17: I HAVE COME TO DO IT ALL In the name of Jesus, who was baptized as part of his plan to fulfill all righteousness for you, for me, and for the whole world. Dear Friends. Isn’t it frustrating, sometimes, when you’re not able to get everything done that you want to do? more

  • One Blessing After Another

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Dec 28, 2004
    based on 116 ratings

    Looking back on 2004, have you received one blessing after another? God would say, "yes!"

    John 1:16: WE HAVE ALL RECEIVED ONE BLESSING AFTER ANOTHER. Can you imagine, going on vacation in the middle of winter, and you’re sitting on the beach somewhere warm, relaxing, enjoying the sun, and suddenly, out of nowhere, a massive tidal wave comes crashing down on top of you and everyone more

  • Expectations And Let-Downs At Christmas Time

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Dec 13, 2004
    based on 35 ratings

    John the Baptist wasn’t sure if Jesus was the one he was to be expecting. Sometimes, our expectations don’t come true either, especially at Christmas.

    Matthew 11:1-11: GREAT EXPECTATIONS, AND RECOGNIZING THE MIRACULOUS “Why do I feel depressed right now, when I’m supposed to feel happy?” “Why do I feel frustrated right now, when I’m supposed to feel joyful?” “This isn’t the way it was supposed to be. This isn’t what I was expecting.” What more

  • Get Ready For Christmas - By Making Changes

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Dec 6, 2004
    based on 30 ratings

    There are three parts to "making changes" in your life. John the Baptist shows us what they are...

    Matthew 3:1-12 “MAKING CHANGES” If NBC were to call you on the phone this afternoon, and tell you that they were coming over to your house in one hour, because they are planning to do a story on you, as part of their people-living-in-a-small-town series, what would you do to get ready? You more