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  • A Valentine's Day Sermon

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 319 ratings
     | 46,764 views

    Thesis: Love is both a commitment and a feeling.

    Thesis: Love is both a commitment and a feeling. Intro.: 1. Illust. According to legend, there was a third century Christian who lived in Rome named Valentine. He was imprisoned during one of the periodic persecutions against Christians and was sentenced to death. While in prison, Valentine ...read more

  • The Sin Of Gossip

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 467 ratings
     | 26,024 views

    Thesis: A Christian does not talk about the private affairs of others.

    Thesis: A Christian does not talk about the private affairs of others. Intro.: 1. Two weeks ago I preached a sermon entitled, "Taming the Tongue." a. I received a lot of feedback on it, even though it was general. b. Like to follow up that lesson with a much more practical one on ...read more

  • Proverbial Advice To Fathers

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 57 ratings
     | 1,529 views

    Thesis: Children become fools unless there is a change of course.

    Thesis: Children become fools unless there is a change of course. Intro.: 1. Today is Father's Day! In recognition of that fact I'd like to read a piece from one of the most revered philosophers of our time, Bill Cosby. It is from his book entitled, Fatherhood. 2. Illust. It is no profound ...read more

  • Do You Have Eternal Life?

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 27 ratings
     | 964 views

    Thesis: Assurance comes from confessing sin, practicing righteousness, and loving the brothers.

    Thesis: Assurance comes from confessing sin, practicing righteousness, and loving the brothers. Intro.: 1. Illust. This year Kathy & I will celebrate eleven years of marriage. Having been both married and single, I would choose to be married any day! One of the most miserable periods in my ...read more

  • Hannah's Prayer Of Praise

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 99 ratings
     | 6,390 views

    Thesis: The way God delivered Hannah is characteristic of the way God rules his world.

    Thesis: The way God delivered Hannah is characteristic of the way God rules his world. Intro.: 1. Everyone loves to see an underdog win! (cf. two recent children's movies-- "Angels in the Outfield" and "Little Giants"--predictable films where the underdogs win.) 2. Hannah's story (1 Sam. ...read more

  • Jude: The Miniseries

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 91 ratings
     | 4,915 views

    Thesis: By identifying those devoid of the Spirit their influence can be minimized.

    Thesis: By identifying those devoid of the Spirit their influence can be minimized. Intro.: 1. The book of JUDE is one of the most neglected books of NT. a. Only 25 verses long. b. Cites non-canonical Jewish writings (AOM, Enoch). c. Scathing denunciation of false teachers. 2. ...read more

  • Jude: The Miniseries - Part 2

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,215 views

    Thesis: Those in the love of God are characterized by certain behaviors.

    Thesis: Those in the love of God are characterized by certain behaviors. Intro.: 1. Last Sunday PM we began a short series of lessons on JUDE. a. A rearranged agenda (v. 3). b. Need to identify false teachers (no NT; itinerants). c. Characteristics: 1) Sexually immoral (5-7). 2) ...read more

  • Questioning God

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 71 ratings
     | 5,380 views

    Thesis: It is o.

    Thesis: It is o.k. to question God, just don't get stuck there. Intro.: 1. Illust. There's an old story about a Jewish tailor named Lev Ashram who goes to a synagogue to pray. On his way out he meets a rabbi. "Well, what have you been doing in the synagogue, Lev Ashram?" the rabbi asks. "I ...read more

  • Ephesus: A First Love Lost

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 44 ratings
     | 1,158 views

    Thesis: A healthy church is one that never leaves its first love.

    Thesis: A healthy church is one that never leaves its first love. Intro.: 1. What one first century church do we know more about than any other in NT? 2. Ephesus! a. Acts 19-20--establishment of church by Paul. b. Ephesians--letter written to correct some developing problems. c. 1 ...read more

  • The Year King Uzziah Died

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 54 ratings
     | 2,557 views

    Thesis: Seeing the Lord and not ourselves is the key to worship.

    Thesis: Seeing the Lord and not ourselves is the key to worship. Intro.: 1. Have you ever been surprised at what people hear at church? a. Kids hear things differently, often in humorous ways. 1) Illust. Some children were once asked to draw a picture of Jesus. Boy drew a plane. ...read more

  • With Only A Potsherd

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 38 ratings
     | 2,150 views

    Thesis: Will man remain faithful to God even though he gets nothing in return? Intro.

    Thesis: Will man remain faithful to God even though he gets nothing in return? Intro.: 1. Illust. It's easy to blame God. Sometimes we think of God as the author of everything that goes wrong in our lives. A man was once having one of those days when everything goes wrong. One thing after ...read more

  • Forgiveness: Making A New Start

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 249 ratings
     | 7,284 views

    Thesis: Forgiveness is the creation of a new start.

    Thesis: Forgiveness is the creation of a new start. Intro.: 1. If anybody ever had a right to hold a grudge--it was probably Joseph! a. You know the story (Gen. 37-50). 1) Most favored of Jacob's 12 sons (special coat). 2) Brothers hated him because of it (tattletale, dreams). 3) ...read more

  • The Message Of First John

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 11 ratings
     | 748 views

    Intro.: 1.

    Intro.: 1. First John: Rare glimpse into Church of late first century. a. Probably written to churches in Ephesus/Asia. 1) Reason: By John who is linked to Ephesus. 2) Strong early church tradition; Rev. 1:9. b. Written in a time of false teaching. 1) Church growing; Apostles ...read more

  • Satan's Plan To Destroy Our Church

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 237 ratings
     | 9,172 views

    Thesis: Satan uses subtle techniques to destroy the Church.

    Thesis: Satan uses subtle techniques to destroy the Church. Intro.: 1. Satan is trying to destroy our church! a. Not by false teaching (know Bible too well); not by persecution (it would only make us stronger). b. His techniques are subtle (1 Pet. 5:8; Eph. 6:10-12). 2. At least 7 ...read more

  • Blessed To Be A Blessing

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 36 ratings
     | 3,052 views

    Thesis: We are blessed so that we might be a blessing to others.

    Thesis: We are blessed so that we might be a blessing to others. Intro.: 1. There are probably two things we as human beings like: a. Illust. We like to see. Starts early in childhood. Nearly every kid is afraid of the dark. That's why we have those little 4-watt night lights. In our ...read more