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  • From The Mountain To The Mission

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Feb 15, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,979 views

    In God’s kingdom here on earth, we are called to labor in loving service to make a difference.

    FROM THE MOUNTAIN TO THE MISSION Text : Luke 9:28 - 43 Someone (Barbara Klassen) tells the story about her “ ... great-great uncle who lived to the ripe old age of 106. He was healthy and spry and took joy in chauffeuring his less able-bodied senior friends around ...read more

  • The Need To Rend Our Hearts

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Feb 7, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 4,436 views

    How many of us examine our lives that closely on a daily basis? (This sermon can be used for Ash Wednesday or in general).

    THE NEED TO REND OUR HEARTS Text: Joel 2:1-2, 2 12-18 In his biography, Benjamin Franklin, reveals a lot about the kind of person he was. He would often look at his individual progress of each day. Someone (Raymond McHenry?) has observed Ben Franklin’s method ...read more

  • Who Is First, The Person Or The System?

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Aug 11, 2004
    based on 129 ratings
     | 9,342 views

    Jesus changed people everywhere He went. He always reached out to those on the outside and loved them.

    WHO IS FIRST, THE PERSON OR THE SYSTEM? Text : Luke 13: 10-17 “A daughter complained to her father about how hard things were for her. "As soon as I solve one problem," she said, "another one comes up. I’m tired of struggling." Her father, a chef, took her to the ...read more

  • Touching The Untouchable

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Feb 10, 2003
    based on 131 ratings
     | 3,101 views

    The leper in this miracle story obviously had a problem and needed a solution. At the end of the story we see the evidence of his cure as he was able to become a member of the crowd from which he had formerly been an outcast.

    TOUCHING THE UNTOUCHABLE Text: Mark 1:40-45 I will never forget a story that I had to read in College. It was called Bartelby The Scrivenor, and it was written by Herman Melville. In that story, through the eyes of the characters, we got to see a man who was a mystery simply because ...read more

  • Developing Our Talents

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Nov 12, 2002
    based on 196 ratings
     | 21,248 views

    God has invested talent in each and everyone one of us. God looks our abilities and sees not just who we are, but who we can become and what we can accomplish for His glory.

    DEVELOPING OUR TALENTS Text: Matthew 25:14 - 30 I once heard the story about a young man who called over the phone to check up on the effectiveness of his work at his work. He called the lady he worked for posing as a young man who was looking for yard work. He asked her if it were ...read more

  • The Ten Virgins

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Nov 8, 2002
    based on 163 ratings
     | 9,986 views

    Matthew 25:1-13 is a parable about two groups of maidens or virgins---the prepared and the unprepared.

    THE TEN VIRGINS Text: Matthew 25:1-13 "Although Douglas MacArthur graduated from West Point at the top of his class, he continued to prepare himself for service to his country. He studied every military textbook he could get his hands on. He visited battlefields and personally reviewed ...read more

  • By What Authority

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Sep 24, 2002
    based on 227 ratings
     | 20,033 views

    This sermon is about how our words match our actions when it comes to obedience to the will of God.

    BY WHAT AUTHORITY Text: Matthew 21:23-32 I once heard the story about a young man who wanted a custom paint job on his car. He wanted the car to be two different colors. He wanted the whole right side to be one color and the left another color. When asked why he wanted his car ...read more

  • Living Right Till The Last Day

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Sep 6, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 4,311 views

    This sermon is about going the distance in loving God with all of our hearts, soul, strength and minds and loving our neighbors as we love ourselves, until the last day.

    LIVING RIGHT TILL THE LAST DAY Text: Romans 13:8-14 There is no such thing as people who made their success all by themselves. Every success we have or have had or will have has usually come in part from the support and encouragement of others in the background. Quite a number of ...read more

  • Jesus And The Canaanite Woman

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Sep 5, 2002
    based on 117 ratings
     | 22,497 views

    This sermon addresses how Jesus ministered to the Canaanite woman when others, including Jesus’ own disciples, would have just brushed her off.

    JESUS AND THE CANAANITE WOMAN Text: Matthew 15:10-28 It seems that Jesus was indifferent toward this Canaanite woman who was in need of His help. Matthew 15:24 could give one that perception on the surface: "I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel" (Matthew 15:24 ...read more

  • Because He Lives

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Sep 2, 2002
    based on 51 ratings
     | 2,926 views

    For those who lack hope and do not believe in the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the hope of Sunday never comes.

    BECAUSE HE LIVES Text: First Corinthians 15:1-11 There is one Christian writer who once said, “It’s Friday, but Sunday is coming!” (Tony Compollo). What that means is this, Jesus was crucified and then resurrected from the dead three days later. For those who lack hope and do not believe ...read more

  • The Persistent Widow

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Aug 31, 2002
    based on 52 ratings
     | 9,976 views

    This sermon is about prayer, our frequency of prayer and how God answers prayer.

    THE PERSISTENT WIDOW Text: Luke 18:1-8 There is the story of a woman who prayed for one of her bride’s maids salvation for fifty-three years before her prayer was answered. (Kelly Douglas. If God already Knows Why Pray? Brentwood: Wolgemuth and Hyatt, Publishers, Inc., 1989, p. ...read more

  • Sanctity And Service

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Aug 30, 2002
    based on 67 ratings
     | 1,859 views

    Worship ... involves the body, the mind and the will.

    SANCTITY AND SERVICE Text: Romans 12:1-2 "When the Titanic went down, a worthy woman took into the lifeboat, not her diamonds, but a bag of oranges. It will be very important, where we are going that we value the right things. Worship often makes us examine our luggage." (Leslie D. ...read more

  • A Touch Of Love

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Aug 30, 2002
    based on 229 ratings
     | 11,406 views

    This sermon is about how we need to tell our loved ones what they mean to us while they are still with us.

    A TOUCH OF LOVE Text: John 12:1-8 One of the songs of my list of favorites would have to be James Taylor’s "Shower The People". One of the reasons that I love that song apart from its pretty melody is its message. It talks about showering the people that we love with flowers. Later, in ...read more

  • Spiritual Adolescence

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Aug 30, 2002
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,145 views

    Jeremiah 18:1-11 is a parable about how the house of Israel was acting like an unruly adolescent in the spiritual sense.

    SPIRITUAL ADOLESCENCE Text: Jeremiah 18:1-11 Have you ever known someone that you would could consider to be a know-it-all? We know that there is truth to the understanding that the older we get, the wiser we get. There is also the reality that as adolescents, to one degree or another ...read more

  • The Spirit Of Freedom

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Aug 29, 2002
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,460 views

    This sermon addresses how the amount of freedom that we have depends upon how much we yield to the Holy Spirit.

    THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM Text: Romans 8:1-11 There is the story of a child who was all dressed up with some place important to go. That place was a photographers shop. That little boy and his family were going to have a family portrait made. Dad was going to meet them there. The ...read more