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  • Embracing The Priorities Of Jesus

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Jan 7, 2014
    based on 6 ratings

    "Embracing the Priorities of Jesus" is an exposition of Mark 2:1-12 that teaches that Jesus always prioritizes the eternal over the temporary.

    EMBRACING THE PRIORITIES OF JESUS Mark 2:1-12 Jesus was born in Bethlehem and raised in Nazareth. But Capernaum was his home and headquarters during his Galilean ministry. Simon Peter, one of the initial disciples, also lived in Capernaum. In Mark 1, Jesus healed the sick – including more

  • Jesus' Answer To The Question Of Divorce

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Apr 16, 2013
    based on 8 ratings

    "Jesus' Answer to the Question of Divorce" is an exposition of Matthew 19:3-10, where Jesus responds to questions about divorce and remarriage. It explains the Lord Jesus' explanation of the proper grounds of divorce.

    Matthew 19:3 states the occasion of the text: And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” The Pharisees were the moral examples, religious leaders, and theological scholars of the day. With few exceptions, they more

  • When Duty Calls

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Dec 7, 2012
    based on 7 ratings

    "When Duty Calls" is an exposition of Jesus' instructions to his disciples in Luke 17:1-10. This passage teaches that obedience to Jesus requires holy fear, unlimited forgiveness, genuine faith, and total submission.

    WHEN DUTY CALLS Luke 17:1-10 On July 4, 1976, Israeli commandos made a daring on the Entebbe International Airport, rescuing 103 Jewish hostages. In 15 minutes, the soldiers killed the seven kidnappers and set the captives free. But three hostages were also killed during Operation Entebbe. As more

  • The Psalm Of The King

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Oct 31, 2012
    based on 6 ratings

    "The Psalm of the King" is an exposition of Psalm 2, a Royal Psalm that declares Jesus reigns over heaven and earth. Psalm 2 declares the unimpeachable authority of Jesus Christ in four movements.

    THE PSALM OF THE KING Psalm 2 Psalm 2 is closely connected to Psalm 1. Both Jewish and Christian traditions indicate they were once considered one psalm. The two are separate psalms in our Bibles. Yet they stand together as the introduction to the Psalms. In a real sense, these two psalms more

  • Having Possessions And Being Possessed

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Oct 22, 2012
    based on 7 ratings

    "Having Possessions and Being Possessed" is a message from Matthew 6:19-21. It teaches three lessons: (1) Be careful of where your treasure resides. (2) Be committed to treasure that remains. And (3) Be concerned about what your treasure reveals.

    HAVING POSSESSIONS AND BEING POSSESSED Matthew 6:19-21 Matthew 6:19-21 marks a transition in THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT. In the first half of this chapter, Jesus explains how righteous people practice religion. Verses 1-4 address how righteous people give. Verse 5-15 address how righteous people more

  • Teach Me

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Aug 30, 2012
    based on 8 ratings

    "Teach Me" is an exposition of Psalm 119:33-40. It teaches that only God can teach you how to live right. There is (1) a prayer for personal admission into God's school, (2) a prayer for continual progress in God's school, and (3) a prayer for steadfast p

    TEACH ME! Psalm 119:33-40 In Psalm 51:5, David confesses, “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.” Every one of us shares David’s sad testimony. We are all sinners – by nature, by birth, by inclination, by choice, and by more

  • Seeing And Believing

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Aug 8, 2012
    based on 9 ratings

    "Seeing and Believing" is a message on how an encounter with the resurrected Christ turned doubt to faith for Thomas. It teaches that saving-faith in the risen Savior is a choice, a gift, and a blessing.

    SEEING AND BELIEVING John 20:24-29 THOMAS is one of the well-known disciples of Jesus, even though very little is known about him. Matthew, Mark, and Luke each mention him only once, listing him one of the twelve disciples. Everything we know about Thomas is found in the Gospel of John, which more

  • God Knows What He’s Doing

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Jul 17, 2012
    based on 15 ratings

    "God Knows What He’s Doing" is a sermon based on the doxology of Paul recorded in Romans 11:33-36. It declares that God is worthy to be praised, because God knows what he’s doing, even when we do not.

    GOD KNOWS WHAT HE’S DOING Romans 11:33-36 There is a pattern in the New Testament Epistles of Paul. He begins by explaining doctrine and then exhorts to duty. This pattern reminds us that doctrine and duty go together in the Christian life. Christianity is not religious activism disconnected more

  • When God Seems Far Away

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Jun 24, 2012
    based on 22 ratings

    "When God Seems Far Away" is an exposition of Psalm 61, which teaches that you can never be so far away that God cannot hear you when you call.

    WHEN GOD SEEMS FAR AWAY Psalm 61 A certain little boy greatly missed his father, who was separated from the family for the long time by military duty. But the boy was comforted by a picture of his dad that sat in a frame on his nightstand. When he was frightened at night, he would state at more

  • Two Are Better Than One

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Jun 13, 2012
    based on 13 ratings

    "Two are Better than One" is an exposition of Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. It teaches four reasons why two are better than one: (1) Two are better than one when you are work; (2) Two are better than one when you have fallen down; (3) TWo are better than one when

    TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 The Book of ECCLESIASTES is the sad sequel to the book of PROVERBS. The book of Proverbs primarily consists of wise sayings Solomon teaches his children that they may live godly and peaceful lives. But in Ecclesiastes, Solomon laments the fact that more

  • Financial Advice From A Crooked Manager

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Jun 5, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    "Financial Advice from a Crooked Manager" is an exposition of the Parable of the Unjust Steward in Luke 16:1-13. Sermon Point: There is no discipleship where there is no stewardship. The sermon teaches three godly principles of financial stewardship: (1)

    FINANCIAL ADVICE FROM A CROOKED MANAGER Luke 16:1-13 Some people avoid church because they feel the preacher is just after their money. And some pastors and churches intentionally avoid the subject of money. Their motives may be sincere. But their strategy is misguided. You cannot be a devoted more

  • The Life God Blesses

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on May 22, 2012
    based on 6 ratings

    "The Life God Blesses" is an exposition of the prayer of Jabez recorded in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10. It celebrates the fact that God is still in the blessing business. The outline of the message argues that the life God typically blesses is marked by (1) purit

    THE LIFE GOD BLESSES 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 In the year 2000, BRUCE WILKINSON of WALK THROUGH THE BIBLE MINISTRIES turned the obscure character in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 into an international phenomenon with his little book, The Prayer of Jabez. Not only did it become a runaway hit and a longtime more

  • Built To Last

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Apr 25, 2012
    based on 13 ratings

    "Built to Last" is an exposition of the Parable of the Two Builders. Sermon Point: The life that lasts is built on the word of God.Main ideas: (1) The life that lasts is built on a firm foundation. (2) The life that lasts is tested by severe storms. (3) T

    BUILT TO LAST Matthew 7:24-27 My father typically ended his sermons with an illustration, which he would introduce by saying: “If you miss my message, keep my story.” Of course, he did not mean that literally. This catchphrase meant that to get the point of the illustration was more

  • Good News For The Guilty

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Apr 19, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    "Good News for the Guilty" is an exposition of Psalm 32. The bad news of the psalm is that you can run, but you cannot hide from God. But you can run to God and you can hide in God! The good news for lost sinners and saved sinners is that sin can be forgi

    GOOD NEWS FOR THE GUILTY Psalm 32 SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, the novelist who created the master detective, Sherlock Holmes, enjoyed a practical joke at other people’s expense. He sent identical telegrams to twelve of his friends. The telegrams were anonymous and simply said: “All has more

  • Living With Confidence In God

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Feb 15, 2012
    based on 6 ratings

    "Living with Confidence in God" is an exposition of Psalm 23. The point of the message is that God is worthy of your trust. It offers three reasons why God is worthy of your trust: (1) God watches over those who trust in him. (2) God walks with those who

    LIVING WITH CONFIDENCE IN GOD Psalm 23 Psalm 23 is the best known and most beloved of the psalms. CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON aptly called it “the pearl of the psalms.” It is arguably the most famous and cherished scripture in the Bible. It is the John 3:16 of the Old Testament. The more

  • When You Pray

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Jan 16, 2012
    based on 8 ratings

    "When You Pray" is an exposition of Matthew 6:5-8. In this passage, Jesus tells us what not to do when we pray. His instruction can be summarized with two prohibitions: (1) Do not pray like the hypocrites. And (2) do not pray like the Gentiles.

    WHEN YOU PRAY Matthew 6:5-8 There is a principle of Bible interpretation called the principle of repeated mention. It means that the repeated things in scripture are usually the emphasized things. This principle leads us to the theme of our text. Verse 5 begins, “And when you pray.” Verse 6 more

  • A High View Of God

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Dec 27, 2011
    based on 16 ratings

    "A High View of God" is an exposition of Isaiah 6:1-8, which records Isaiah's life-changing vision of God in the temple and subsequent call to prophetic ministry. The point of this sermon is that your view of God is everything! Isaiah's vision teaches thr

    A HIGH VIEW OF GOD Isaiah 6:1-8 Isaiah 6 records Isaiah’s life-transforming vision of God and subsequent call to prophetic ministry. It is arguably one of the most well-known passages in Isaiah’s prophecy. And rightfully so, for it contains the dramatic testimony of a sinful man more

  • It's Not As Bad As It Seems

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Dec 13, 2011
    based on 13 ratings

    "It's Not As Bad As It Seems" is an exposition of Psalm 3 that makes the point that things are never as bad as they seen, if the Lord is on your side!

    IT’S NOT AS BAD AS IT SEEMS Psalm 3 Psalm 3 introduces a series of firsts in the book of Psalms. It is the first psalm with a superscription. In most of your Bibles, you will find these words above verse 1: A PSALM OF DAVID, WHEN HE FLED FROM HIS SON ABSALOM. This heading presents more

  • Great Expectations For A New Beginning

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Jan 3, 2011
    based on 14 ratings

    "Great Expectations for a New Beginning" is an exposition of Psalm 126. It makes the point you can face life's turning points with confidence that the Lord who has intervened in the past is able to do it again. So look back and consider what God has alrea

    GREAT EXPECTATIONS FOR A NEW BEGINNING Psalm 126 The Mountain Valley Cathedral in a remote Swiss village was one of the most beautiful churches in the region. One of the features that attracted so many people to the cathedral was its beautiful pipe organ. People would come from miles away to more

  • Surprised By Grace

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Dec 16, 2010
    based on 36 ratings

    "Surprised by Grace" is an exposition of 2 Samuel 9 in which David reaches out in kindness to Mephibosheth for the sake of his father, Mephibosheth. David's kindness is read as a parable of the amazing grace of God that saves unworthy sinners.

    SURPRISED BY GRACE 2 Samuel 9 “O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell in your holy hill?” David begins Psalm 15 with these probing questions. The body of the psalm answers these opening questions. It describes that character and conduct of the person who pleases more

  • God Is Good All The Time!

    Contributed by H.b. Charles Jr. on Dec 6, 2010
    based on 11 ratings

    "God Is God All The Time" is an exposition of James 1:16-18 in which God’s goodness and immutability are emphasized. The outline explains how the goodness of God is defended (v. 16), declared (v. 17), and demonstrated (v. 18) in the text.

    GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME! James 1:16-18 In his book, Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome, R. KENT HUGHES tells of a dark night of the soul that he went through and how the Lord brought him out. Kent Hughes had been groomed for success. It was no surprise that he was chosen to plant more