• Jim Butcher

    Contributing sermons since Nov 13, 2000
Jim's church

Madison Baptist Church
Madison, West Virginia 25130

About Jim
  • Education: M.Div. from Southern Seminary. M.A. from Marshall University. B.A. from Marshall University.
  • Experience: Pastor for more than twenty years. Author of the book "Christian Pharisees."
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  • What Do I Want More Than Jesus?

    Contributed on Jun 24, 2022

    This is a passage that clearly indicates what Pilate prized more than anything else. What can we learn from him?

    - Paint a picture of all the conflicting priorities we try to hold onto simultaneously: money, family, relationships, morality, power, religion, etc. THE BIG QUESTION FOR THIS MORNING: What’s the last thing in your hands? - When we think of all those things, there are situations where we have to more

  • Five Challenges With Finding The Truth

    Contributed on Jun 9, 2022

    Pilate's iconic "What is truth?" question is the centerpiece of a passage that highlights several of the ways that we struggle with truth in our lives.

    PILATE ASKS A GREAT QUESTION: “What is truth?” - John 18:38a. - Many ways to take it: sincere, sneering, lost, confused. - But at the end of the day, it is an essential question. - It’s not enough to be sincere in our beliefs, we need to sincerely believe something that’s true. - What about more

  • When We Fail Jesus

    Contributed on May 27, 2022

    A look at Peter's betrayal and what we can learn from it concerning the times we fail Jesus.

    OVERCONFIDENT FAITH: Peter fails Jesus three times. - John 18:15-18, 25-27. - Sometimes we have false confidence. - We think too highly of ourselves or too lightly of sin or Satan. - What was at the heart of Peter’s denials? a. Fear of death? b. There was a convenient way out (just lie)? c. more

  • The Forgotten Trial Of Jesus

    Contributed on May 17, 2022

    This overlooked portion of the trial of Jesus reveals a deep lesson on power.

    - Talk about how this is the forgotten part of the trial, as well as the overall pieces of the trial. - There are basically three pieces to the religious trial and three pieces to the civil trial: 1. Religious trial. a. Here before Annas. b. Before Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin (Matthew 26:57-68; more

  • The Gospel Of Might

    Contributed on May 4, 2022

    The arrest of Jesus puts a spotlight on the "Gospel of Might" versus the "Gospel of Jesus." What are the differences? And how does the backward stumbling that's described there sum it all up?

    THE GOSPEL OF MIGHT: By all outward indications, Jesus is in a losing situation. - John 18:1-11. - Pieces of this outward situation: a. Jesus has a betrayer with inside information. - John 18:2. b. Jesus is in an enclosed area. - John 18:1. - It’s an olive grove and they went “into it,” so more

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