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  • Simple, But Not Easy

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Apr 19, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,142 views

    FCF: If we love Jesus – are teachable and available to him – then he can use us. Text Outline: 1. Be Teachable [John 21: 1 – 6] 2. Be Available [John 21: 7 – 14] 3. Be Restored and Used [John 21: 15 – 19]

    Simple, But Not Easy Text: John 21: 1 – 19 MP (Text): Because Peter loved Jesus, Jesus was willing to forgive and restore Peter to the where Peter would be able to lead the rest of his life in a Christ-like manner. FCF: If we love Jesus – are teachable and available to him – ...read more

  • The Obvious Choice

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Aug 24, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,820 views

    Text: Year A, 12th Sunday after Pentecost (Josh 24:14-18, John 6:58 – 69) FCF: We must focus on the grateful words of life or else will miss out on the obvious goodness of God. MP: The Gospel is an obvious choice, but there are things that prevent us

    The Obvious Choice Text: Year A, 12th Sunday after Pentecost (Josh 24:14-18, John 6:58 – 69) FCF: We must focus on the grateful words of life or else will miss out on the obvious goodness of God. MP: The Gospel is an obvious choice, but there are things that prevent us from making it ...read more

  • Born Right The First Time?

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Jun 12, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,989 views

    Jesus won’t make you a better man - he’ll make you a new one.

    I apologize this morning if you hear me coughing a bit – I’ve been suffering from some sort of the plague. Of course, I haven’t suffered enough to go to the doctor – I am, after all, a guy. I’d like to believe that my suffering has a purpose. That it makes me more of a man. And, when it comes to ...read more

  • A Love Song To The Law

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Mar 16, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,343 views

    3d week in Lent Year B: Incorporate the Clear, Profound, and Life-Giving Word into your life

    I love songs that tell me clear and profound things about life. I hate music that is nothing but unintelligible and repetitious rants against everything the musician can see. If you are going to complain and try to influence me, I would hope that as a songwriter, you’d at least be clear and ...read more

  • Faith And Fear On Friday The 13th

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Mar 14, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,775 views

    Really just a short devotional for teens on a "Don’t Fear" night.

    2 Kings 6 {{...It being Friday the 13th, come in wearing a hockey mask and a revving chainsaw (but take the blade off) Obviously, there will be some screaming, but pretty soon it should die down and be replaced by laughter. Take off the mask and say...}} Okay, I can take it by your reactions ...read more

  • But Wait, There's More!

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Feb 3, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,209 views

    The vision of Christ as the Word (at the Transfiguration) is what gives us the Power to understand the Will of Christ

    The main event is only about eight hours away now – the spectacle that comes only once per year is almost upon us. Oh, sure, there will be a game and a half time show, but we all know that the high point of today is going to be the advertisements. Most of them will be funny, some of them may ...read more

  • My Sediments Exactly (Ps 51 Version)

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Jan 28, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,459 views

    We all know what regular maintenance in our Christian lives should look like. What makes it so hard?

    SERMON: MY SEDIMENTS EXACTLY 1. Case Study: What caused the Johnstown flood? 2. What makes maintenance hard? a. Purging involves loss (hyssop) b. Washing involves vulnerability c. Acknowledgement means losing control 3. How do we do it? a. The Word (Eph 5:26) b. Prayer (What is this ...read more

  • Faith To Endure Our Blessings Series

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Jan 28, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,932 views

    Sometimes it requires faith to endure our blessings

    Title: Faith to Endure Our Blessings Text: Luke 1:26 – 38, 48 – 56 MP: It takes faith to endure our blessings FCF: Sometimes it requires faith to endure our blessings. If that sounds odd, maybe it is because we do not fully appreciate what it means to truly be blessed. It is easy to ...read more

  • Hold On

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Jan 28, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,820 views

    A farewell sermon for my church - encouraging them to hold on to the Gospel they have

    SERMON: HOLD ON How do you hold on to a legacy? 1. Hold on to the One you know a. Your Family (Broaddus, Broadus, Dagg) b. Your Spirit (Power and Self-Control) 2. Hold on to what you already know a. Your Suffering b. Your Testimony c. Your Bible 3. Hold on by the power of the one who knows ...read more

  • The Spy In Halfway Series

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,376 views

    When it comes to salvation, don’t trust in yourself or even your church - rather put your trust in the Lord.

    SERMON: THE SPY IN HALFWAY Things that people trust in: Themselves (Proverbs 3:5 – 6) Their Walls (Jeremiah 7:3 – 6) The Lord Title: The Spy in Halfway Text: Joshua 2:8 – 14 MP: Salvation is only found when you let the Savior ...read more

  • A Christmas Story? Series

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Dec 5, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,598 views

    Sin is bad because it takes so much more than it gives - God is great because he takes only what is needed and gives more than we could ever ask or imagine

    SERMON NOTES: AN X-RATED SERMON The Setup (Gen 38: 1 – 11) - Why do we have genealogies in the Bible? - Judah & his three sons: Er, Onan, Shelah - What was Onan’s sin? Act I: The Price (Gen 38:12 – 20) - Price vs. Cost - Signet ring = your driver’s license Act II: The Cost (Gen 38:21 – ...read more

  • Who's Your Shepherd? Series

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Nov 19, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,310 views

    You will hear the voice of your shepherd. The only real question is, how do you learn to recognize it?

    Title: Who’s Your Shepherd? Text: John 10:1-6 MP: Your shepherd is whomever you follow. Choose the Good one SERMON NOTES: WHO’S YOUR SHEPHERD? Real question: How do you recognize your shepherd? 1. He has a legitimate claim a. Why is God slow? b. How does the Tempter enter? 2. He knows ...read more

  • Wedding Homily - Pearl Of Great Price

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Nov 4, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 6,884 views

    1. [Bride & Groom] You are valuable 2. Options require that declare what is most valuable 3. God found you so valuable that he forsook all of his options to save you

    ---- Joel, Cathie, when I asked you to read the parable called The Pearl of Great Price, I did so knowing that it was not a traditional or ordinary wedding reading – but then again, neither of you are traditional or ordinary people. Joel, I have had the privilege of getting to know you as a ...read more

  • Help Me - I'm Stuck In Leviticus Series

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Nov 4, 2007
     | 2,296 views

    Principles for hearing God’s voice in the Bible: Recognize it (Plainly), Dig for it (Deeply and Widely), and Obey it (Fully)

    SERMON NOTES: HELP ME, I’M STUCK IN LEVITICUS Principles for Hearing God in Scripture: 1. Recognize the Word 2. Dig for the Word 3. Obey the Word Title: Help Me, I’m Stuck in Leviticus! Text: Luke 11:27 – 32 MP: You can and should be hearing the Words of God in the ...read more

  • Plainness Is Not Painless Series

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Oct 29, 2007
     | 1,030 views

    You can’t handle the Truth! But God can make you so that you can.

    SERMON NOTES: THE POINT OF PARABLES Why isn’t God doesn’t God speak more “directly?” 1. Because hearing implies doing [Deuteronomy 5:1 – 29; 1 Cor 10:13; Jude 24] 2. Because Coercion isn’t Conviction [2 Sam 23:15 – 16 / 1 Chronicles 11:16-19] 3. Because He already has [Luke 16:19 – 31] ...read more