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  • 180 Gallons Of Grace

    Contributed by John Gaston on Jun 6, 2018
     | 394 views

    The Wedding of Cana is a picture of God's ability to take the common and earthy and transform it into something rare and precious. That's exactly what He wants to do with your life!

    180 GALLONS OF GRACE John 2:1-11 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. RUNNING THE SHOW -- Michael McPherson “I am a deputy sheriff assigned to courthouse security. As part of my job, I explain court procedures to visitors. One day I was showing a group of ninth-graders around. Court was in recess and ...read more

  • The Healing Of Aeneas

    Contributed by John Gaston on Jun 6, 2018
     | 215 views

    In the account of the healing of Aeneas, we see the Mistake of Nature, The Ease of Healing, the Directive, and the Point of Contact of Aeneas.

    THE HEALING OF AENEAS Acts 9:32-35 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. We've all heard about Napa Auto Parts, but did you know there is a restaurant called Napa 29? 2. The maître d' answered the phone and said, "How can I help you?... I'm sorry, Sir, this is a restaurant, not an auto parts store... ...read more

  • Just Around The Corner – Is Victory!

    Contributed by John Gaston on May 28, 2018
     | 760 views

    You’re PREDESTINED TO GLORY! You have a future so bright, so awesome, so wonderful that your mind can’t even conceive it! God has put his overcoming nature within us; we are going to win!

    JUST AROUND THE CORNER – IS VICTORY! 1 John 5:4-5 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. One day a big Hulk of a guy got onto a bus. Standing 6'8" tall and built like a wrestler, with arms hanging down to the ground, he glared at the driver and said, "Big John doesn’t pay!" 2. Naturally, the bus ...read more

  • Secret Power 0f Prayer

    Contributed by John Gaston on May 21, 2018
     | 800 views

    God wanted Daniel in the lion's den and rewarded him for his faithfulness. Daniel believed prayer was more important than his work. He cared more about what God thought than what people did.

    SECRET POWER 0F PRAYER Dan. 6:1-10 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: During a recent ecumenical gathering (meeting of many different denominations), a secretary rushed into the meeting shouting, “The building is on fire!" 1. The Methodists discussed sprinkling it out. 2. The Baptists said a river ...read more

  • Good Mothers Never Yell (And Other Myths)

    Contributed by John Gaston on May 16, 2018
     | 198 views

    There is a mythology afoot today which causes mothers to set standards for themselves so high that no real, normal human mother could ever reach it! Mothers need to know they are doing a good job and that kids also have a mind of their own.

    GOOD MOTHERS NEVER YELL (AND OTHER MYTHS) INTRODUCTION A. WONDERFUL OCCASION – MOTHER’S DAY 1. Is Scriptural: Exodus 20:12; “Honor your father AND YOUR MOTHER, that your days may be long on the land which the Lord your God is giving you.” 2. Rom. 13:7; “Give honor to whom honor is ...read more

  • No Water

    Contributed by John Gaston on May 9, 2018
     | 758 views

    David's spirit-man declared there is NO WATER in this world. Only in Christ can spiritual water be found. 8 characteristics of Living water and how you can obtain it.

    NO WATER Ps. 63:1 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. The minister gave his Sunday morning service, as usual, but this particular Sunday, it was considerably longer than normal. 2. Later, at the door, shaking hands with parishioners as they moved out, one man said, "Your sermon, Pastor, was simply ...read more

  • Back Troubles?

    Contributed by John Gaston on May 7, 2018
     | 723 views

    A look at the prevalence of back trouble, its causes and the symptoms that attend it. At each juncture we see the parallels to back trouble in the spiritual realm.

    BACK TROUBLES? Eph. 4:17-24 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. Why do people never eat clocks? Because it’s really time consuming. 2. There’s that moment when you put your steak on the grill and your mouth waters all over from that amazing smell. Do vegans feel the same when you mow the grass?“ ...read more

  • Anywhere But Nineveh

    Contributed by John Gaston on Apr 29, 2018
     | 2,118 views

    God has a Nineveh for every one of us -- a place we don't want to go; a command we don't want to obey. Going to Nineveh is unpopular, it will cost us, it doesn't make sense and it's hard. But God's purpose in dealing with us is to save many souls.

    ANYWHERE BUT NINEVEH Jon. 1:1-17 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. A city slicker pulled up to a farmhouse. He saw a farmer's wife on the front porch. 2. He pointed down the road; "Can I get to Quincy that way?" "Yep." "How far is it?" "25,000 miles!" 3. "What?" How far is it the other way?" ...read more

  • Four Cracked Pots

    Contributed by John Gaston on Apr 29, 2018
     | 1,252 views

    In Heb. 11:32 God honored 4 deeply flawed men as Heroes of Faith. If they can be esteemed by God in spite of their weaknesses, this gives us hope that we too are capable of great feats in the sight of God!

    FOUR CRACKED POTS Hebrews 11:32 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. A visiting minister was very long-winded. Worse, every time he would make a good point during his sermon and a member of the congregation responded with "Amen" or "That's right, preacher" he would get wound up even more and launch into ...read more

  • Praising God At The Dung Gate

    Contributed by John Gaston on Apr 26, 2018
     | 847 views

    Sometimes God allows us to experience bitter trials. The crowning grace is when we can praise God -- in spite of or even for -- the trial. That's what Nehemiah did when he went to praise God at the Dung Gate!

    PRAISING GOD AT THE DUNG GATE Neh. 12:27-43 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. A kindly old preacher married a couple and as he did, told the groom, “Son, God bless you. You’re at the end of all your troubles.” 2. A year later, the groom returned and said, “What a year I’ve gone through! It was ...read more

  • 5 Smooth Stones

    Contributed by John Gaston on Apr 23, 2018
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     | 3,908 views

    David needed no sword, spear, helmet, etc., but God's weapons -- the 5 smooth stones of the Name of Jesus, the Blood of Christ, the Word of God, the Spirit, and prayer. By those our giants will fall too!

    5 SMOOTH STONES 1 Sam. 17:40 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: DOING A GOOD DEED 1. A young pastor (trying to live a holy life) was sitting in a restaurant eating lunch. He opened a letter he’d just received that morning from his mom. As he opened it a twenty-dollar bill fell out. He thought to ...read more

  • God Still Speaks Today

    Contributed by John Gaston on Apr 19, 2018
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     | 1,462 views

    We live in a day of chaos. Everywhere there are voices speaking, telling us what to believe, how to live our lives, and how to even think. There's ONE VOICE we should be listening to -- God's! He's speaking to You!

    GOD STILL SPEAKS TODAY John 10:27 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: It’s Important to Speak & Listen 1. A wife was suing her husband for divorce and accused him of not speaking to her in five years. "What have you got to say for yourself?" asked the horrified judge. The husband replied meekly, "Well, er, ...read more

  • Not For Sale, Trade, Or Compromise: My Birthright

    Contributed by John Gaston on Apr 15, 2018
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     | 1,481 views

    We must take our stand as Christians and not barter our consecration, our morals, our faith in the supernatural God, or compromise on the rapture. We have a great inheritance coming; don't lose it!

    NOT FOR SALE, TRADE, OR COMPROMISE: MY BIRTHRIGHT 1 Kgs. 21:1-15 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. A four-year-old boy accompanied his expectant mother to the doctor’s office. When the mother heaved a sigh and clutched her stomach, her son looked alarmed. "Mommy, what is it?" He asked. 2. "The ...read more

  • Mephibosheth From Lodebar

    Contributed by John Gaston on Apr 11, 2018
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     | 2,413 views

    Mephibosheth is a type of the redeemed sinner, who is lifted from exile, poverty, and separation to favor, a vast inheritance, and inclusion in the royal family. "Those called ‘not my people,’ will be called 'children of the Living God!'"

    MEPHIBOSHETH FROM LODEBAR 2 Sam. 9:1-13 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. Two robins were sitting in a tree. "I'm really hungry," said the first one. "Me too," said the second. "Let's fly down and find some lunch." 2. They flew to the ground and found a nice plot of plowed ground full of worms. ...read more

  • The Five Myths Of Spiritual Growth

    Contributed by John Gaston on Apr 8, 2018
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     | 1,048 views

    Many Christians hold misconceptions of what spiritual growth is. These misconceptions can hinder or stop them from actually growing. Five of these myths are identified and explained. They are powerful points!

    THE FIVE MYTHS OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH Phip. 1:6 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: IMPORTANCE OF VALUABLE WORDS 1. There was a wife who was very hard of hearing. Her husband had to repeat himself all the time. The husband tried, unsuccessfully to get her to get a hearing aid. 2. One day, after the man ...read more