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  • Unsinkable! Series

    Contributed by Fred W. Penney on Feb 26, 2019

    Tell the story of a storm while fishing

    “Title: “Unsinkable” Mark 4:35-41 Subject: What does the calming of the storm teach us about Jesus? Complement: His kingdom is going to flourish, endure and thrive! Big idea: Jesus calls us to an unsinkable kingdom! Preaching idea ? there is only one unsinkable ship – it's the kingdom of more

  • "god So Loved The World...those O So Famous Words" Series

    Contributed by Fred W. Penney on Feb 26, 2019

    read the passage in John 3... the sermon will be preached in the first person. Nicodemus will tell his story and give his testimony.

    Title: those o so famous words… John 3: 1Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God more

  • I Am Gabriel

    Contributed by Fred W. Penney on Dec 28, 2018

    The Christmas story told from the perspective of the angel Gabriel. First person narrative sermon.

    “I am Gabriel - I stand in the presence of God.” Move #1 – read text – Luke 2:1-14 Introduction: Allow me to introduce myself. I am Gabriel. I’m an angel. Now I don’t wish to boast but some people even consider me angelic. Where I come from, “Star Wars” is small potatoes… I find those movies it a more

  • The Story Of Jerusalem

    Contributed by Fred W. Penney on Dec 28, 2018

    The first advent anticipates the second

    The story of Jerusalem – City of David, City of God Texts: Genesis 12 and Revelation 21:3 and 22:5 Introduction: December 2018 - Advent message Great cities of the world include… NYC… Paris…London… Beijing…Rio De Janerio… San Francisco…Washington DC… Toronto…New Deli (Mumbai) (India)… Cairo… more

  • Zechariah - In The First Person

    Contributed by Fred W. Penney on Dec 12, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    An advent sermon about the life of John the Baptist and his parents as told from his Father Zechariah's perspective

    Title: Zechariah - in the first person Text: Luke 1:5-25 and 3:1-20 Big idea: “May our prayers rise to heaven like incense.” It’s been 400 years since we have heard from a prophet. And as a result, things have been upside-down in our nation for far too long. We have long suffered under more

  • How Can I Keep From Singing"

    Contributed by Fred W. Penney on Dec 12, 2016

    Palm Sunday message. "My house shall be called a house of prayer!"

    Title: How Can I Keep From Singing?" Gospel Idea; Jesus is our king who rides into Jerusalem on a donkey and conquers kingdoms by dying on the cross. Luke 19: 28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill more

  • Joseph - Husband Of Mary - In First Person Narrative

    Contributed by Fred W. Penney on Dec 12, 2016

    Christmas or Advent message about the birth of Jesus

    You Believe in Miracles?” Joseph-- {Eyewitness of his Majesty} “My name is Joseph; you know my wife better; she is much more famous than I. I’m the lesser half some might say. We were very average people--at least in the beginning, until all the attention. We were from a small tribe lived in a more

  • "Oasis In The Desert"

    Contributed by Fred W. Penney on Sep 13, 2016

    A first person narrative sermon told by Philip. Based on Acts chapter 8

    Title: "Oasis in the Desert." Philip – in the first person Situation; it’s been quite an exciting season around Jerusalem… We’ve been waiting so long for the messiah to arrive. Then, Jesus of Nazareth came – through his teaching and his love and his more

  • Walking With Jesus

    Contributed by Fred W. Penney on Mar 29, 2016

    Easter Sunday message 2016

    Resurrection Sunday – 2016 Title; “Walking together” “He walks with me and he talks with me…” Text: Luke 24:13ff Subject; why did Jesus come along side the 2 disciples on the road to Emmaus? Complement: to comfort and encourage them in their grief more

  • Jesus The Refugee

    Contributed by Fred W. Penney on Dec 26, 2015
    based on 3 ratings

    Christmas message based on Matthew 2 where Herod tries to kill Jesus

    “Jesus The Refugee” Introduction: Washington Post article (Dec 24, 2015) - Infertility, divorce, shame, mass murder, astrologers, injustice and doubt: these are a few of the topics that appear in the birth narratives of Matthew and Luke, but it is unlikely that they will more

  • "Rooftop" Series

    Contributed by Fred W. Penney on Nov 5, 2015

    Story of Jesus healing the paralyzed man carried to Jesus by four friends

    “Rooftop” Text: Mark 2:1-12 Chapter 2:1 A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. 2 So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. 3 Some men came, bringing to him a more

  • "When You Don't Have A Prayer" Series

    Contributed by Fred W. Penney on Nov 4, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    A sermon on the parable of the persistent widow and the unjust Judge

    Introduction: I was born and raised in the “holy land” - to you its Canada’s 10th province… we called “God’s country” … nowadays being exiled here in Upper Canada I refer to it as the “holy land”. It was a wonderful place to grow more

  • How Can I Keep From Singing?

    Contributed by Fred W. Penney on May 24, 2011

    This sermon is based on the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and addresses the question of cleansing the church and cleansing our hearts as he comes to us.

    "How Can I Keep From Singing?" Gospel Idea; A king who rides a donkey and conquers on a cross! Luke 19: 28 Gospel truth: My house shall be a House of Prayer.and a house of worship! Situation: King Jesus is coming to town...on a Donkey? Have you ever seen a coronation? The queen more

  • Is There Life After Loss? Series

    Contributed by Fred W. Penney on Jan 8, 2001
    based on 234 ratings

    A sermon offering hope in the face of grief

    Title: Is There Life after Loss? Subject: How can we handle grief in a healthy way? Complement: By allowing Christ’s resurrection to speak hope into our grief. Preaching idea: There can be life after loss because Jesus’ resurrection gives us hope. Last Sunday a 14-year-old boy from more

  • When Dreams Seem Like Nightmares

    Contributed by Fred W. Penney on Jan 8, 2001
    based on 106 ratings

    A first person narrative sermon on the life of Joseph from slavery to Prime Minister of Egypt.

    "When Dreams Seem Like Nightmares" Subject: How should we respond when our life gets turned upside down? Compliment: We respond by leaning upon God, because he has a master plan for our lives! Text: Genesis 37ff. Preaching idea: " When your life gets turned upside down, hold on to God and more