• 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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  • When My Situation Seems Impossible

    Contributed on Nov 30, 2020

    The angel tells Mary that nothing is impossible with God. This sermon looks at five things that seem impossible that God has made possible.

    “NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD”: “Well, then, give me a million dollars!” - Luke 1:37. - Shallow requests. WHAT ARE SOME WORTHWHILE REQUESTS THAT SEEM IMPOSSIBLE? 1. “I wish I could have my slate wiped clean.” - Luke 24:47. - Matthew 26:28; Luke 3:3; Luke 24:47; Acts 2:38; Hebrews 9:22. - more

  • How Elizabeth Encouraged Mary

    Contributed on Nov 23, 2020

    Mary has just received overwhelming news. To whom does she look? Elizabeth is the only one in the world that she knows of also dealing with a miraculous birth, so she quickly turns to her. How can we encourage others like Elizabeth encouraged Mary?

    SOMEONE ELSE: Mary was encouraged by what God was doing in Elizabeth’s life. - Luke 1:36, 39. - Mary had gotten mind-blowing news. Why did the angel mention Elizabeth? Because Elizabeth had gone through something similar. Certainly it was not a virgin pregnancy, but it nonetheless was a more

  • When We Don’t Have Enough

    Contributed on Nov 10, 2020

    The miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 (really, probably the 20,000) is a story about asking God to move in bigger ways that we have the resources to move ourselves.

    MORE THAN A MEAL: Jesus was testing His disciples. - John 6:6. - John tells that Jesus is doing this to test the disciples. Obviously, throughout His three years of ministry He was pushing them to grow and learn the lessons of the Kingdom. - Now, He asks them to sort out this difficult more

  • Six Testimonies About Jesus

    Contributed on Nov 3, 2020

    Jesus says that He's not going to testify about Himself, but He's got an impressive lineup of witnesses to who He is. What can we learn from them?

    - v. 31. Six Testimonies about Jesus: 1. The positive testimony of John the Baptist: Jesus is the Perfect Lamb. - John 5:31-35. 2. The positive testimony of the work: Jesus is the Suffering Messiah. - John 5:36. 3. The positive testimony of the Father: Jesus is the Beloved Son. - John more

  • The Son’s Connection To The Father

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2020

    This deep, dense, and challenging passage details the connections between the Son and the Father. What specifics can we learn from it?

    EQUAL WITH GOD: The Jews thought Jesus was claiming to be equal with God the Father. - John 5:18. - What exactly is going on in this interaction that the Jews thought Jesus was claiming to be equal with God the Father? a. In v. 16 the Jews persecute Jesus because He violated their rules for the more

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