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  • He's Always There

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Jan 14, 2013
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,785 views

    After preaching three point sermon for nearly fifteen years, I am trying a much simpler style, one point, and send it home. This sermon addresses the issue of lonliness and why we can't feel God's presence in our lives.

    All my sermons use illustration found at sermoncentral.com and all scripture is NIV unless otherwise noted. HE’S ALWAYS THERE! I know that I have battled with something many people in our world battle with on a regular basis, and that is the feeling of loneliness. More people in our world ...read more

  • He's Always There

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Jan 14, 2013
     | 2,277 views

    After preaching three point sermon for nearly fifteen years, I am trying a much simpler style, one point, and send it home. This sermon addresses the issue of lonliness and why we can't feel God's presence in our lives.

    All my sermons use illustration found at sermoncentral.com and all scripture is NIV unless otherwise noted. HE’S ALWAYS THERE! I know that I have battled with something many people in our world battle with on a regular basis, and that is the feeling of loneliness. More people in our world ...read more

  • Success In Christ Series

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Jul 23, 2012
     | 3,381 views

    Each of us wants to be a better Christian, God has already given us EVERYTHING we need according to 2 Peter 1:3-5, journey with me trhough this great text.

    SUCCESS IN CHRIST I think that I can say with some degree of confidence that there are many people in this room this morning that would like to be better Christians. I would include myself in that statement, and I can speak for my wife as well. I KNOW, without a doubt that many people here today, ...read more

  • Deciphering Discipleship

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Nov 17, 2011
     | 1,346 views

    We are all called to be floowers of Christ, but do you really know what it means to be a disciplke of Jesus?

    (All my sermons use illustrations found at www.sermoncentral.com and all scripture is NIV unless otherwise noted) DECIPHERING DISCIPLESHIP You and I are called to be Disciples of Christ, followers of Jesus. We are told throughout scripture that this is the way, the only way to get to heaven. ...read more

  • Spiritual Bootcamp

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Nov 8, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,633 views

    Perhaps the greatest lessons I learned about life came during Marine Corps bootcamp, Paris Island, the Summer of 1978. Christians need bootcamp too.

    (All my sermons use illustrations found at www.sermoncentral.com and all scripture is NIV unless otherwise noted.) SPIRITUAL BOOTCAMP When I was young I was a very active kid, I am sure many of you were as well. We may have to strain a little to remember those days, but most all of us could not ...read more

  • Titanic Thankfulness

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Nov 8, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,311 views

    This Thanksgiving we need to see that God has given us provision, protection and power and be thankful in Titanic proportion.

    (All my sermons use illustrations found at www.sermoncentral.com and all scripture is NIV unless otherwise noted.) TITANIC THANKFULNESS Thanksgiving is a day set aside each year for us to give thanks, of course most of us know that scripture tells us we should be thankful always and at all ...read more

  • Keys To A Muscle Car Church

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Oct 26, 2011
     | 1,714 views

    We would all love to have a church that has the real "power" God intends the church to have, this sermon explores how.

    All my sermons use illustrations found at www. Sermoncentral.com and all scripture is NIV unless otherwise stated. KEYS FOR A MUSCLE CAR CHURCH Recently I saw a show on television where a guy was very upset that his 1970 muscle car had been stolen. He was very attached to this powerful car, ...read more

  • Like A Moth To A Candle

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Sep 28, 2011
     | 2,124 views

    The church today does NOT do enough to bring people out of darkness and into the light. Levi followed Jesus and invited his friends to do the same, we can to.

    (All my sermons use illustrations found at www.sermoncentral.com and all scripture is NIV unless otherwise noted) LIKE A MOTH TO A CANDLE Have you ever wondered why insects are attracted to light? I really think all living things, for the most part are attracted to light. There are of course ...read more

  • Transformers

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Sep 21, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,524 views

    So many so-called Christians are only Christians outwardly, what needs to happen is a Transformation of our heart.

    (All my sermons use illustrations found at www.sermoncentral.com and all scripture is NIV unless otherwise noted) TRANSFORMERS Recently I took my children to see the new Transformers movie, I had already seen it in 3-D, but they had not seen it so we went and truly enjoyed the family time ...read more

  • Cheap Sunglasses

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Sep 21, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,007 views

    Wouldn't it be great to see things through the eyes of Jesus? Perhaps if we accept the Cheap Songlasses that come with Grace, we could see others differently.

    CHEAP SUNGLASSES (ALL my sermons use illustration found on www.sermoncentral.com and all scripture in NIV unless otherwise noted) This morning the puppets performed a song by Brandon Heath called “Give Me Your Eyes” to have the eyes of Jesus. “Give me your eyes for just one ...read more

  • Making God Smile

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Aug 20, 2011
     | 1,869 views

    After Vacation Bible School I see the lesson we taught is a lesson we need to learn, We all should want to see God smile.

    MAKING GOD SMILE (All my sermons use illustrations that can be found at www.sermoncentral.com and all scripture is NIV unless otherwise noted) A few weeks ago we had Vacation Bible School, a slightly obnoxious camel puppet, from Brooklyn New York, taught the kids lessons about Noah. The first ...read more

  • Bout Of A Lifetime

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Aug 20, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,399 views

    We are all in a great fight, are you prepared

    BOUT OF YOUR LIFETIME (All my sermons use illustration found on www.sermoncentral.com and all scripture is NIV unless otherwise noted.) Oh, the hype of a good fight! We see the advertising on television, trying hard to sell PPV tickets to the bout of the century. The WWF is always ...read more

  • Take A Ride Or Abide

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Jul 14, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,025 views

    The world offers such temptation and many Christians are walking away from Jesus and toward the world, will you take a ride o ABIDE?

    (All my sermons use illustrations found at www.sermoncentral.com and all scripture is NIV unless otherwise noted.) TO RIDE OR ABIDE? I am afraid that many people who have sometime in their lives made a promise to God and to Christ, have been taken for a ride. I am certain that many Christians ...read more

  • Toys Or Joys?

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Jul 14, 2011
     | 1,318 views

    A man is not the sum of what he gathers, it is not abou what you have but who you know. Do you know the one that provides ALL things?

    TOYS OR JOYS? (All my sermons use illustrations found at www.sermoncentral.com and all scripture is NIV unless otherwise noted.) So many times I have heard people say “the one that dies with the most toys wins” as if gathering material possessions here on earth is what life is all ...read more

  • Grumpy Ole Church People

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Jul 14, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,813 views

    Where is the joy in our church? There is so much frowning and silence in a place where there is so much reason to celebrate. This sermon explores the problem.

    GRUMPY OLE CHURCH PEOPLE (All my sermons use illustrations found at www.sermoncentral.com and all scripture is NIV unless otherwise noted.) Through the many years that I have preached and taught from the Word of God I have made one very disturbing observation about the churches in our ...read more