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  • Jesus Died That We Might Live

    Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Feb 8, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    The Good Shepherd Laid Down His Life for the Sheep.

    John 10. In March of 2004 a group of people on an expedition in Israel came up to a cave, and discovered the mangled body of a man dressed as a shepherd. His half-eaten body was lying across the mouth of the cave, and as they were examining things they began to hear the bleating of sheep inside the more

  • Jesus Is The Good Shepherd

    Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Jan 18, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

    John 10. Once there was a tourist walking on the back roads of Israel when up ahead of him he saw 2 shepherds, each with his own flock of sheep, and they came together in the road and began talking. As they talked together their sheep began to intermingle, until it looked like one big flock. The more

  • Jesus Christ Purchased Eternal Life For Us

    Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Dec 28, 2008

    The greatest benefit we have from Jesus’ death is our eternal life.

    John 8. John Griffith lived in Oklahoma in 1929 and lost all he had in the stock market crash. So he moved to Mississippi where he took a job as bridge tender for a R/R trestle. One day his 8 year-old son, Greg, spent the day with him at work. A ship came through and John opened up the draw bridge. more

  • Adapted By God

    Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Dec 22, 2008

    Jesus Christ paid the price for our adoption into the family of God.

    In 1985 John and Martha Laughlin were informed that they were unable to have children, and yet they so longed for little ones that they began saving money to adopt a child. Over time they had decided on a child from Russia, had been over once to visit and choose the child, a 3-month old baby boy more

  • Jesus Frees Us

    Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Dec 14, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Jesus sets us free from the curse of the Law, from the guilt of sin, and from the kingdom of Satan.

    John 8. I want us to consider a question together this morning. The question is this: what is the main mission of the Messiah? Why did Jesus Christ come to this earth? Well we get some help from Jesus very first sermon where He reads from Isaiah 61 saying, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because more

  • Jesus Christ Sets Captives Free

    Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Nov 23, 2008
    based on 17 ratings

    Jesus Christ is the great Liberator of His people. Come and see how He sets captives free.

    John 8. Zanzibar is an old city in East Africa. It is the home of the Swahili Institute, the official guardians of the Swahili language. But, for nearly 300 years it was the home of one of East Africa’s largest slave markets. But, something happened in Zanzibar. About 150 years ago a man walked more

  • The Cross Opens Our Eyes

    Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Nov 9, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    The disciples on the road to Emmaus had their eyes opened when the bread was broken. The songwriter wrote, "at the cross, at the cross, where I first saw the light..." The cross opens our eyes.

    Johyn 8. Nicky Cruz was the leader of the toughest gang in New York City. His Satanist parents abused him brutally, so he grew up a hardened man void of love and full of hate. “I wanted to do to others what my mother did to me,” Nicky says. “I used to feel good when I hurt people.” But privately, more

  • Jesus Christ Frees The Condemned

    Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Oct 19, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    Jesus Christ freed the woman caught in adultery.

    Let’s open our Bibles to John 3. Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities tells the story of a man by the name of Charles Darnay. Charles Darnay was a young Frenchman condemned to die by the guillotine. But when his friend, Sidney Carton, heard about Darnay’s sentence, he was determined to find more

  • Jesus: Our Thirst-Quencher

    Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Oct 12, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Only Jesus quenches our thirst.

    John chapter 4. 35-year-old Bill Jenkins had become very thirsty. Having gotten lost from the rest of the desert expedition, he was exactly 4 days in the hot desert sun without any water before he was rescued. He kept a diary during this time and recorded that at the end of the first day without more

  • Jesus, Our Feast Of Tabernacles

    Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Sep 14, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Jesus Christ is our Shelter, our Sabbath, our Sacrifice, our Savior and our Satisfaction.

    Let’s open our Bibles to John chapter 7, we’ll read verses 1-13 together: 1 After this, Jesus went around in Galilee, purposely staying away from Judea because the Jews there were waiting to take his life. 2 But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near, 3 Jesus’ brothers said to him, "You more

  • Eternal Life Comes From Feeding On The Cross

    Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Aug 25, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Jesus made eternal life dependent upon what we eat!

    Let’s open our Bibles to John chapter 6. One time there was a rich young man that came to Jesus and asked “What good thing must I do to get eternal life?” In other words, “what must I do to live forever?” And I hope you agree that this is the most important question we could ever ask, too. I more

  • Look To Jesus And Live

    Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Aug 17, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Look to Jesus and Live.

    “Oh Lord, please make a bee-line for our hearts today, and convict us of our sin, and turn us to the cross of forgiveness where we might kneel in repentance. Please give us that which enables our hearts to worship You. And then teach us how to live. How do we apply your Word oh God? What changes more

  • Believing Means Coming To Jesus Series

    Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Aug 10, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    True believing is not merely assenting to a few facts about Christ, it is feeding on Him and coming to Him.

    Father in heaven, draw us to you. Please draw us to you just now so that we might worship you with all of our hearts. We’re done with mere knowledge and information, we long for Your Presence and Your Power. Lord we are drawing near to You just now, please draw near to us through Your Word and Your more

  • Jesus Is The Main Thing!

    Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Aug 10, 2008

    What is the main teaching of the Bible? What is the main thing we ought to be conveying? "Jesus Christ and Him crucified."

    Father in heaven, at your right hand are eternal pleasures, and in your presence is fullness of joy. Help us now as we look into your Word to remain in Your presence. Oh God we know that You actively seek people to worship You, help us then to see in Your Word that which will draw worship out of more

  • Believing Means Feeding On Jesus

    Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Aug 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Believing is not giving mental assent to certain facts about Jesus, it is feeding on Him and drinking Him in so that He becomes the satisfaction of our hearts.

    Let’s open our Bibles to John chapter 6 this morning. As you’re opening your Bible I want to tell you about Andy Harris. Andy was one of a several people leading an expedition up Mt. Everest. When he reached the peak, he stayed there just admiring the amazing beauty. But he stayed there too long more