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  • Gossip: Deadly Sin Of The Tongue

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 244 ratings
     | 8,342 views

    Intro.: 1. This is the time of year when many of us are making/breaking new year's resolutions! a. Lose weight. b. Read Bible through .... read each day. c. Become more involved in life/ministry of the church. 2. Another resolution which many of us need to make (seldom made this time ...read more

  • Forgiveness: Making A New Start

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 249 ratings
     | 5,523 views

    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

  • Where Are We Going

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 113 ratings
     | 4,617 views

    Thesis: To reach the promised land we must choose trust over fear. Intro.: 1. It has gone down as one of the greatest baseball games ever! a. 6th game of 1986 American League championship series. 1) California Angels ..... Boston Red Sox. 2) California led series 3 games to 2 (best of ...read more

  • When You Eat And Are Satisfied

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 104 ratings
     | 6,219 views

    Thesis: Praising God in prosperity reminds us of our constant dependence on him. Intro.: 1. Illust. Remember old TV show, "The Jeffersons"? About an upwardly mobile family in NYC. Dry-cleaning business. Had come a long way--"Finally got a piece of the pie." Episode where Geo. Jefferson ...read more

  • The Blessing Of Fathers

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 291 ratings
     | 21,622 views

    Thesis: Fathers will never be perfect, but they can be a blessing to their children. Intro.: 1. Today is the day recognized in our society as FATHER'S DAY. a. Fathers, we want to honor you today! b. Strong Biblical basis for this activity (Eph. 6:2). 2. This AM's sermon is directed ...read more

  • Unspeakable Joy

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,721 views

    Intro.: 1. The Christian life should be a life characterized by JOY. a. This we believe & Bible affirms--Christians have every reason to be happy. 1) What should this happiness & joy look like? 2) Answer will depend on how you view Christian joy. b. Some feel that Christian joy should ...read more

  • Not As Our Sins Deserve

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 28 ratings
     | 317 views

    Thesis: God's love is seen not just in what he does, but in what he doesn't do. Intro.: 1. The Bible is a healthy blend of optimism and realism. a. On the one hand you have realistic books like Ecclesiastes. b. On the other, you have positive portions like psalms of ...read more

  • The Lord Is Good

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 51 ratings
     | 956 views

    Thesis: The righteous see the goodness of the Lord despite circumstances. Intro.: Please turn to Psalm 107. I. LOOKING AT THE TEXT. < Pausing to make comments > A. After Verse 3. 1. This entire psalm is "compressed" in these first three verses; The rest of the psalm "unwraps" the ideas ...read more

  • The Spirit Of Thanksgiving

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 43 ratings
     | 1,092 views

    Thesis: The spirit of thanksgiving is found in thanks-living. Intro.: 1. Psalm 116 was most likely written by King David. 2. From the content it appears to have been written after some great act of deliverance by the Lord. I. THE LORD DELIVERS THOSE WHO DEPEND ON HIM (verses ...read more

  • Proverbial Advice To Fathers

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 57 ratings
     | 806 views

    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

  • Asaph's Bad Day

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 97 ratings
     | 3,205 views

    Thesis: God's people need to be reminded that tough times do not last. Intro.: 1. Everyone has a bad day. 2. Asaph, the writer of Psalm 73, had a bad day/attitude. Psalm 73 tells us how to "deal with it!" I. OPENING AFFIRMATION (v. 1): "God is good!" We agree with that, but find it hard ...read more

  • Pray! Pay! Obey!

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 44 ratings
     | 1,301 views

    Thesis: Christians are good citizens of the governments they live under. Intro.: 1. This coming Tuesday our nation will celebrate Independence Day. 2. The Fourth of July is not a religious holiday, but it does provide the opportunity to reflect on what it means to be a disciple of Jesus ...read more

  • Sticks, Stones And Words

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,016 views

    Thesis: Criticism cannot be avoided and it always hurts--respond well! Intro.: 1. It was a great moment in the history of Israel--God was going to select Israel's first king. a. Samuel gathered all Israel at Mizpah. b. Selection process began (20-24). c. Everybody was happy .... or ...read more

  • Gambling And Risk Taking

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 83 ratings
     | 1,680 views

    Intro.: 1. Gambling is an issue in our society and everywhere we look there is something to remind us of that fact: a. Lottery drawings (Pick 3; Pick 4; Super Lotto, etc.) b. Pete Rose (did he or did he not gamble on pro baseball games?) c. Bingo at local clubs and churches; horseracing; ...read more

  • Priesthood Of All Believers (Part 2)

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 92 ratings
     | 3,953 views

    Thesis: God wants a kingdom of priests, not just priests in the kingdom. Intro.: 1. Tonight we want to return to a text we looked at this AM--Exodus 19. a. God is at Sinai ready to make Israel his covenant people. b. God's intent was for Israel to be "a kingdom of priests." c. Did God ...read more