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  • The "I Am”s Of Jesus

    Contributed by John Gaston on Feb 18, 2018

    When Jesus said "I AM," it usually was a metaphor describing his character or nature. 12 times Jesus used this phrase. Here we look at the 7 "I AMs" of Jesus which capture His most meaningful characteristics.

    THE “I AM”s OF JESUS Mt. 16:15 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: COWBOY WISDOM: 6 GEMS 1. Never squat with your spurs on. 2. There's two theories to arguing with a woman; neither one works. 3. Don't worry about bitin' off more than you can chew, your mouth is probably a whole lot bigger'n you more

  • Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire

    Contributed by John Gaston on Feb 15, 2018
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    The Day of Pentecost was a day that changed the life of Christianity forever. The Holy Spirit had come! The Church now had the power to exibit the life and miracles of Jesus to the rest of the world. But why did God send send wind and fire?

    FRESH WIND, FRESH FIRE Acts 2:1-4 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. A little girl was getting quizzed by her Sunday school teacher to determine how well she knew the Bible. The teacher had asked several questions, and the poor girl had not answered any of the questions correctly. The sympathetic more

  • "If I Be Lifted Up”

    Contributed by John Gaston on Feb 11, 2018

    A bold, powerful message of the urgent need today to lift up Jesus Christ through our lives, our actions, and our words. This is a message that will preach!

    “IF I BE LIFTED UP” Jn. 12:32 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. A man had a heart attack and was brought to the ER. The doctor told him that he wouldn’t live unless he got a heart transplant right away. 2. Another doctor ran into the room and said, "You're in luck, two hearts just became more

  • "Get Up And Look Again”

    Contributed by John Gaston on Feb 5, 2018

    Have you tried and failed? God says, “Get up and try again!” Have you prayed and received no answer? God says, “Get up and pray again!” Have you believed for a miracle and nothing happened? God says, “Get up and believe a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th 6th, 7th time!

    “GET UP AND LOOK AGAIN” 1 Kings 18:20-46 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: INCENTIVE TO LEARN MATH 1. A boy was having trouble in public school with MATH. His parents tried tutoring him. His grades stayed so low his parents decided to move him to a Catholic school where strict nuns taught and all the more

  • You Have Overcome The World!

    Contributed by John Gaston on Jan 27, 2018
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    Whatever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God!

    YOU HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD! 1 John 5:4-5 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. 2 veterans were talking about the Korean War. 2. “What knife did you use over there?” enquired the first. 3. “I didn’t have a knife,” said the 2nd. “I figured that if I needed to use a knife, I was too close to the more

  • Broken & Spilled Out

    Contributed by John Gaston on Jan 27, 2018

    The laws of concentration and diffusion say that “the more of Jesus we are filled with, the more pure will be the presence of Christ in us, and therefore, the greater and more widespread will be the diffusion!

    BROKEN & SPILLED OUT Jn. 12:3 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: TIGER SNACK 1. A tiger was walking through the jungle one day and saw two men relaxing under a tree. One was reading a newspaper, and the other was working feverishly on a manual typewriter. 2. The tiger leapt on the man with the more

  • Genuine Burial Shroud Of Jesus Found

    Contributed by John Gaston on Jan 26, 2018

    The Shroud of Turin,the burial shroud of Jesus, contains a photographic negative of the Crucified Savior. A faulty study in 1988 said it was of medieval date. It has been overturned. A new study says that a light source brighter than any put it on there.

    Genuine Burial Shroud of Jesus Found When you see the Shroud of Turin, you are seeing a kind of supernatural photograph of Jesus, taken by God 2,000 years ago, as he lay in the tomb after his death by crucifixion. It undoubtedly happened at the moment of His resurrection. 1. THE IMAGE IS OF A more

  • Hearts On Fire

    Contributed by John Gaston on Jan 22, 2018

    Christianity is on the rise in many countries of central and South America, Africa, and Asia, but in America it's on the decline. Why is that? It's not the lack of organization, programs, money, personnel - it's the lack of passion!

    HEARTS ON FIRE Rom. 12:11 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: THE RIGHT PASSWORD 1. "I’m getting worried about my memory," 75 year old Renee said to her best friend Judith. "Really? Why is that?" asked Judith. 2. "Because every time I go online, banking," replied Renee, "I just can’t remember my more

  • Proof Of The Miracles Of Jesus

    Contributed by John Gaston on Jan 17, 2018

    The world has questioned the reality of Jesus' deity, His supernatural origin, His miracles, and His resurrection and His ascension. Now here is the proof the Bible means what it says.

    PROOF OF THE MIRACLES OF JESUS 1 Cor. 15:3-8 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: A MISER’S KINDNESS 1. Sam is a kind-hearted husband but he’s the tightest skinflint you ever saw. One day he took his wife Sue to the Woodlands Mall. 2. They walked down half the mall for over 45 minutes admiring all the more

  • Modern Miracles For The Nation Of Israel

    Contributed by John Gaston on Jan 10, 2018

    God is still intervening today to help His people Israel. The wars fought by the Israelis have had unexpected conclusions each time. People chock it up to their extreme good luck, but the true drift is that God's hand is at work!

    MODERN MIRACLES FOR THE NATION OF ISRAEL INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: GOOD TIMING 1. Morris owned one of the most popular menswear shops in Houston. But one night, his shop is broken into and a lot of his best items of clothing were stolen. 2. Morris's best friend, Arnold, when he heard what more

  • 7 Measures Of Maturity

    Contributed by John Gaston on Jan 7, 2018

    There are milestones of growth which occur in the life of every child. These markers of advancement are mirrored in the lives of Christians as they making progress. Are you progressing?

    7 MEASURES OF MATURITY 2 Peter 3:18 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: 10 Things You’ll Never Hear in Church: 10) So many people want to share their testimony at church that you have to assign numbers to them; 9) When the pastor closes the sermon, the chant of “We want more! We want more!” erupts. 8) The more

  • Proof Of The Bible: Confirmation Through History, Science, And Archaeology

    Contributed by John Gaston on Jan 4, 2018

    Archaeologists once boasted that the Bible was full of errors because no independent, historic evidence had been found. But a slew of astounding discoveries has changed all that!

    PROOF OF THE BIBLE: CONFIRMATION THROUGH HISTORY, SCIENCE, and ARCHAEOLOGY INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. A mother was teaching her 3-year-old the Lord's prayer. For several evenings at bedtime she repeated it after her mother. One night she said she was ready to solo. 2. The mother more

  • The Real Meaning Of Christmas

    Contributed by John Gaston on Dec 26, 2017

    CHRISTMAS IS GOD WANTING TO BE WITH YOU! To go with you to your work, to your house, to be a part of every aspect of our lives. God yearns for relationship, fellowship with us.

    THE REAL MEANING OF CHRISTMAS INTRO HUMOR: CHRISTMAS FIREMAN 1. A man visited a small Mississippi town. There was a "Nativity Scene" that showed great skill and talent had gone into creating it. One small feature bothered him. 2. The three wise men were wearing firemen's helmets. more

  • Proof The Exodus From Egypt Occurred

    Contributed by John Gaston on Dec 21, 2017

    Even though the evidence for the Exodus is overwhelming, the intelligencia intentionally ignores it because their consciences would be stung and their immorality grow more detestible. Easier to look the other way!

    PROOF THE EXODUS FROM EGYPT OCCURRED I. EVIDENCE HEBREWS WERE SLAVES IN EGYPT 1. The Ibscha Relief from the tomb of Khnumhotep II shows Semitic traders (possibly the Hyksos) coming to Egypt some 4,000 years ago. [Pic - NebMaatRa, Wikimedia Commons]. A papyrus mentions a wealthy Egyptian lord more

  • Three Men And A Baby

    Contributed by John Gaston on Dec 17, 2017

    "3 Men and a Baby" was a spoof movie on how men don't know how to care for babies. The Wise Men seemed that way, but they followed the star, persevered in their search, and entered in to know Christ

    THREE MEN AND A BABY Matt. 2:1-11 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: ENTERING HEAVEN 1. Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates. "In honor of this holy season," Saint Peter said, "You must each possess something that symbolizes Christmas to get into heaven." more