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  • What's So New About Love?

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on May 7, 2004
    based on 53 ratings

    When Jesus told his disciples, "i have a new command for you, LOVE," it was an old command - from the beginning of time. What made this command new? How can we have a new love every day? Read and find out.

    May 9, 2004 John 13:31-35 When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once. “My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for more

  • Are You A Sheep Of The Shepherd

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Apr 30, 2004
    based on 43 ratings

    A Good Shepherd Sunday sermon on how Jesus never lets us out of his hands as his sheep. Also, Jesus describes what it means to be a sheep.

    May 2, 2004 John 10:22-30 22 Then came the Feast of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was in the temple area walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. 24 The Jews gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 25 more

  • 1 Ixthus > 153 Ixthus

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Apr 22, 2004
    based on 78 ratings

    How Jesus uses a catch of fish so the disciples would catch on (get it - catch on? insert belly laugh here) to who their friend was on the shore

    April 25, 2004 John 21:1-14 The Greek word for fish is ixthus. You often see that word on the back of cars within the shape of a fish. If you’ve ever wondered what that is supposed to symbolize - it’s not just for people who like fish. The five letters that spell fish - iota, chi, theta, more

  • Peace Be With You

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Apr 16, 2004
    based on 45 ratings

    Jesus resurrection gives us peace in the midst of threats and violence.

    April 18, 2004 John 20:19-31 When you’re having a bad day, people love to encourage us with these little sayings like, “hang in there, it’ll be ok.” As you leave, people will say, “have a good one.” Whereas these trite expressions are spoken with good intentions, what good do they do? more

  • Speaking The Unstoppable Truth Series

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Apr 8, 2004
    based on 32 ratings

    How Gamaliel spoke the truth about the Gospel of Jesus Christ against the hatred of the Sanhedrin - but also in his own indecisiveness.

    April 11, 2004 Acts 5:34-39 A Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, who was honored by all the people, stood up in the Sanhedrin and ordered that the men be put outside for a little while. 35 Then he addressed them: “Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these more

  • The Death Of Death

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Apr 8, 2004
    based on 31 ratings

    Easter sermon on the source and cure of death with thoughts gleaned from Glen Schaumberg’s 2000 Easter sermon.

    April 11, 2004 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men. 20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead more

  • Speaking The Sure Truth Series

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Apr 6, 2004
    based on 33 ratings

    How the centurion and the soldiers said, "surely he was the Son of God," after Jesus had died.

    April 9, 2004 Matthew 27:45-54 From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. 46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?”—which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” 47 When some of those standing more

  • Speaking The Common Truth Series

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Apr 5, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    How Paul spoke about the benefits of communion in the fellowship that it brought about.

    April 8, 2004 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of more

  • Speaking The Regal Truth Series

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 22 ratings

    How the chief priests spoke the truth when they said, "we have no king but Caesar." The government is no king to have as Christians.

    March 31, 2004 John 19:12-17 “Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer. 10 “Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?” 11 Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not more

  • God's Kingdom Stand And Falls On His Reputation

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Mar 26, 2004
    based on 34 ratings

    The LORD’s reputation has been much maligned by the devil and the accusations he is bringing against the Christian society of today. What kind of a reputation does God deserve? Where does it come from? Find out.

    March 28, 2004 God’s Kingdom Stands and Falls on His Reputation I. The need for a good reputation In the 1980’s a young lady dressed in leather by the name of Joan Jett sang a song singing in more vulgar language than this - “I don’t really care about my bad reputation.” She and her more

  • Speaking The Bloody Truth Series

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Mar 23, 2004
    based on 42 ratings

    How the Jews asked for Jesus’ blood to be on them and their children, and how their wish came true in more ways than one.

    March 24, 2004 Matthew 27:24-26 24 When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!” 25 All the people answered, “Let his more

  • Isaiah's Prophecy Of Praise

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Mar 19, 2004
    based on 48 ratings

    God predicted a mood enhancer for the Israelites better than any drug or aphrodisia in the waters of salvation.

    March 21, 2004 Isaiah 12:1-6 In that day you will say: "I will praise you, O LORD. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me. Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song; he has become more

  • Speaking The Legal Truth Series

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 30 ratings

    How the officials accused Jesus of deserving to die for breaking the law - and how the law ended up stating that very thing - but a different law.

    March 17, 2004 John 19:4-7 Pilate came out and said to the Jews, “Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him.” 5 When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!” 6 As soon as the more

  • The Confessions Of An Old Man

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Mar 10, 2004
    based on 39 ratings

    David gives a late life confession of sin and faith.

    March 14, 2004 Psalm 38 1 A psalm of David. A petition. O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. 2 For your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down upon me. 3 Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; my bones have no soundness because more

  • Speaking The Humble Truth Series

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Mar 8, 2004
    based on 23 ratings

    How the Sanhedrin unknowingly but truthfully said, "he saved others, but he can’t save himself."

    March 10, 2004 Matthew 27:41-44 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. 42 “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the King of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. 43 He trusts in God. more