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  • From The Stable To The Table

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Dec 20, 2010
    based on 6 ratings

    A sermon for Christmas Eve evening communion service.

    Luke 2: 1 – 20 / From The Stable to the Table Intro: Many people travel at the holidays to be close to family and friends. It was no different with Mary and Joseph that first Christmas long ago. They were from the area of Bethlehem. The only difference was they were ordered home to more

  • Great Signs From Heaven

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 12, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    We are called by Christ Jesus to live for today, hope for tomorrow and rest on the promise that Christ is coming in His due time. We cannot fear the future because it is in God’s hands. We cannot fear today because it is in God’s hands. So live and wa

    Luke 21: 5 – 11 / Great Signs From Heaven Intro: Whisper to one person in the congregation the following: “Jesus loves you! Jesus loves me!” --- Caution them to not tell anyone what they have been told. --- How many of you are even slightly curious about what I shared with more

  • Is Your Name Written In Heaven?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jul 1, 2010
    based on 6 ratings

    This is an evangelism sermon about the responsibility of spreading God's word.

    Luke 10: 1 – 11, 16 – 20 / Is Your Name Written in Heaven Intro: Dear Abby once wrote in her column about a lifeguard who was being charged with the death of a teenager. The lifeguard was working at a large poll with two or three others each with a specific area to cover. He was more

  • You’re In Trouble Young Man!

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Dec 24, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    Being obedient to God’s call even when others do not understand.

    Intro: You’re In Trouble Young Man! I Sam. 2:18-20 / Luke 2:41-52 Intro: When I was about 7 or 8 years old, my mother took me Christmas shopping. Before we left the car she told me to pay attention to where the car was located and if we got separated to come back to the car and wait for more

  • What You Want

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Oct 15, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Discovering what the difference is between be a consumer Christian and a serving Christian.

    What You Want? Mark 10: 35 – 45 Job 38: 1 – 7, 34 – 41 Intro: “He who dies with the most toys, is still dead!” I believe the basic problem today is this: people wish to do as little as possible and to get as much as possible. / Start at the top and work their way down I. James and more

  • A Hard Teaching

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Aug 21, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    The words of Jesus are not always easy to understand; but, to live successfully in this world as God’s child we must listen and follow.

    John 6: 60 – 69 / A Hard Teaching Intro: A young man from the city was visiting a dude ranch and wanted to appear as if he was used to the surroundings. So he went out walking with one of the hired hands. Walking through the barnyard, the visitor tried starting a conversation: “Say, look at more

  • Careful Promises

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jul 9, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    St. Thomas Acquinas said, "All of society is based on promises and trust." We must therefore be careful about the promises we make and our intentions to keep them.

    Mark 6: 14 – 29 / Be Careful What You Promise Intro: An Irishman had been drinking all night at a pub. The bartender announced the pub was closing so the Irishman stood up to leave and fell flat on his face. He tried again to stand with the same result; so, he decided to crawl outside and get more

  • The Beauty Remains. The Pain Passes

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Feb 20, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    We can be changed into the people God wants us to be through the mountaintop and valley experiences of life.

    Mark 9: 2 – 9 / The Beauty Remains. The Pain Passes. Intro: The process of metamorphosis has always fascinated me. It is best seen in the life cycle of the butterfly which lays eggs on a leaf. A small larva emerges, molts a few times each time getting bigger. Finally, it becomes a pupa more

  • Prepared

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 6, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    It is easier to SAY you are prepared for the return of Christ Jesus than it is to LIVE prepared.

    Matthew 25: 1 – 12 / Prepared! Intro: The story is told of a photographer who was also a skydiver. He jumped from a plane along with several friends and filmed the group as the each dove out of the plane and opened their parachutes. The cameraman jumped out of the plan enjoying himself and was more

  • Who?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Aug 22, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    Ultimately, each person must answer for themselves the question of who Jesus really is.

    Who? Matthew 16: 13 – 20 Introduction: The old childhood game, “HERE’S THE CHURCH. HERE’S THE STEEPLE. OPEN THE DOORS AND SEE ALL THE PEOPLE” took on new meaning for me while I was pastor of Memorial Presbyterian Church in South Bend, Indiana. I had just sat down to enjoy my lunch when more

  • The Kingdom Is Like . . .

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jul 28, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    Five parables summarize for the Christian our relationship to the Kingdom of God.

    Matthew 13: 44 – 52 / The Kingdom of God is like . . . (Part 2) Intro: Have you ever wanted something? I mean really longed for it? Desired, needed, craved, hungered for something so bad that it hurt? I. The first 2 parables deal with growth for seemingly modest or insignificant beginnings. more

  • Easy Yokes And Light Loads

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jul 4, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    Through his life, his teachings and his presence, Christ Jesus has given us the right tools to handle with ease every burden life can throw at us.

    Matthew 11: 16 – 19; 25 – 30 / Easy Yokes and Light Loads Intro: We live in a fast, instant kind of society. We want what we want and we want it right now! We have microwaves, drive-through fast food, pizza delivery, drive-up banking, drive-through car washes, e-mail and “instant messaging.” more

  • Let's Talk Fishing

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jan 24, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    We are not called by Christ to talk about fishing for people or wait until we have the proper equipment or bait. We are called to fish.

    Matthew 4: 12 – 23 / What Do I Use For Bait? Intro: Some people just love to fish! --- No offense intended to those who love it; but, I HATE IT! It’s not that I haven’t tried it. I have. I just don’t like it. First of all, I don’t like to get my hands sticky or dirty. Next, I can’t sit more

  • Wake Up!

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 30, 2007
    based on 28 ratings

    Christians must learn to live in eager anticipation of the return of our Savior, Christ Jesus.

    Matthew 24: 36 – 44 / Wake Up!!! Intro: One day a cardinal was approached by an anxious, agitated priest who said, “A woman claims to have seen a vision of the Savior in the chapel behind the main alter. What should we do?” To which the cardinal answered, “Look busy!” --- For literally more

  • Straightened Up

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Aug 26, 2007
    based on 9 ratings

    Christ Jesus brings us abundant life. We must not lose out by putting up unnecessary barriers to the work of Christ Jesus. The challenge is to watch out. Do not set up our own Sabbath prejudices that stop us from seeing and doing the work of Jesus in t

    Luke 13: 10 – 17 – Straightened Up Intro: When I was a kid, on those RARE occasions when I would be doing something mischievous or irritating to my mother, she would look at me and in all seriousness say, “Mister, you better straighten up and fly right.” For a long time I didn’t exactly more