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  • By Grace Alone Series

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Oct 31, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    A Reformation Sunday sermon on the "by grace alone" theme, based on the fine sermon by Jonathan McLeod, "Amazing Grace" (August 2006).

    By Grace Alone -- Ephesians 2:4-2:10 Grace It is UNDESERVED KINDNESS. Someone has said, “Grace is everything for nothing to those who don’t deserve anything.” An atheist once said, “If there really is a God, may He prove Himself by striking me dead right now.” Nothing happened. The atheist more

  • By Scripture Alone Series

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Oct 31, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    One of the basic questions of the Reformation was where does our authority come from? Answer: From Scripture alone.

    By Scripture Alone John 5:30-47 Four key questions of Protestantism: How is a person saved? Where does religious authority lie? What is the church? What is the essence of Christian living? Luther’s new answers: Salvation by faith alone, not by works. Religious authority is not in the more

  • Trust And Obey

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Oct 31, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Five principles about interpreting Scripture, especially prophetic passages.

    As an evangelical Christian, I have a high view of the authority of Scripture. I do believe the Bible is God’s Word to us. It is revelation from God in human words, not merely human ideas about God. That is why it is authoritative. In the language of 2 Timothy 3:15-17, the Bible is “…the more

  • Grateful To God

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Oct 31, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    We are people who have been blessed beyond measure, and people who NEED to give thanks to the giver of all good gifts.

    Thanksgiving Eve - Psalm 100:1-5 Harriet Martineau was an atheist. One morning she & a friend stepped out into the glories of a beautiful fall morning. As she saw the brilliant sun peaking through the haze, & the frost on the meadow, & the brightly colored leaves making their way lazily to the more

  • Resurrection Good News

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Apr 25, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    The meaning of the Resurrection for us today from Romans 8:31-39

    Resurrection Good News (adapted from the outline of chp. 17 in Max Lucado’s book, The Grip of Grace.) Read Romans 8:18-39 (though the focus will be on 8:31-39) INTRO. I heard about an atheist who was a little bit upset because of all the holidays that people of faith celebrated. He said more

  • The Good News Of Peace With God Series

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Mar 30, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    The Easter story as told by Peter to Cornelius in Acts 10.

    The Good News of Peace with God Easter 2005 Michael Green writes the truth when he says: "Christianity does not hold the resurrection to be one among many tenets of belief. Without faith in the resurrection--there would be no Christianity at all. The Jesus Movement would have fizzled out more

  • Prayer For All? Series

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Mar 24, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    A Palm Sunday sermon. This story about Peter and Cornelius has a couple of major parallels with Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, especially the call for us to be a house of prayer for all nations.

    Prayer for All? – Acts 10:1-23 Palm Sunday, 2005 This story about Peter has a couple of major parallels with Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. I want to highlight those and then make some application for us today. 1. Healings and Miracles Both Peter and Jesus had just had some more

  • The Lion Meets The Lamb Series

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Mar 24, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    The conversion of Paul on the road to Damascus

    The Lion Meets the Lamb – Acts 9:1-31 (From Saul to Paul) In chp. 8:1-3, we see the beginning of Saul’s attempt to destroy the Greek-speaking Christian congregation in Jerusalem. The result is that these persecuted disciples move out of the city, and plant new congregations in Samaria and its more

  • Philip The Evangelist Series

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Mar 6, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    Witnessing in the power of the Spirit

    PHILIP THE EVANGELIST Acts 8:1-25 Intro.: What is evangelism? What is an evangelist? (Wait for answers) Jesus said in His final words, “Go, be my witnesses here and everywhere,” “Go and make disciples of all nations.” To evangelize is to tell the good news of Jesus. “Gospel” = more

  • The Church At Work With The Spirit Series

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Mar 6, 2005
    based on 12 ratings

    In the healing of the lame man at the Temple gate, we see a model of how Christians can work with the Spirit to touch and transform lives.

    The Church at Work with the Spirit Acts 3:1-26 A. A Miracle of Healing Some weeks – maybe up to 3 months – after Pentecost, Peter and John go up to the Temple for the 3 PM prayer time, and encounter a man born lame. Apparently his feet and ankles were twisted and deformed and he couldn’t more

  • Stephen The Witness And Martyr Series

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Feb 26, 2005
    based on 37 ratings

    Stephen is a model for us of a Holy Spirit directed witness.

    Stephen the Witness and Martyr Acts 6:8—8:1 Intro: There is a Conspiracy of Silence in so many churches… Thinking that we can merely live good Christian lives as our witness, without telling people the why: telling about Jesus Christ. God’s acts have always needed explanation to be clear. more

  • Hope, Love And The Trinity

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Feb 26, 2005
    based on 15 ratings

    Our hope for healing and wholeness is found in the love of God demonstrated in the eternal fellowship of the Trinity. Also Jn. 1:1-4, 14:13-21; Rom. 8:18-39

    Hope, Love and the Trinity (Praise & Healing Service Message, 2/20/05) There are 2 “In the beginnings” in Scripture. (Gen. 1 and John 1) Gen. 1:1-2 Why did God create the world and us? Did He have a need? He needed an outlet for His love? Some suggest that. But it almost implies a more

  • Rich - Poor - Rich

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Dec 30, 2004
    based on 16 ratings

    Paul sums up the meaning of the Incarnation in this one sentence: "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that through his poverty you might become rich."

    Rich – Poor – Rich 2 Cor. 8:9 Al Lingren, a professor at Garrett Evangelical Seminary, tells about taking his junior-high-school son fishing years ago. It was one of those days when the fish wouldn’t bite, so the two of them had a lot of time to talk. Out of the blue his junior-high son more

  • The Baptism Of The Baptized Series

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Oct 18, 2004
    based on 17 ratings

    The meaning of Pentecost, God pouring out His Spirit to empower the mission from Jesus to go into all the world as His witnesses to make disciples from all nations.

    A children’s catechism class was learning the Apostles Creed. Each child had been assigned a sentence to repeat. The first one said, “I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.” The second child said, “I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son…” When he had completed his more

  • Showers Of Blessings Series

    Contributed by Tom Mccrossan on Feb 29, 2004
    based on 29 ratings

    Sermon outline for Ascension Sunday. From Christ’s present position at the Father’s right hand of power He rains down blessings upon His people.

    SHOWERS OF BLESSING Acts 1:1-11 This is Ascension Sunday. Christ reigns now at the Father’s right hand. This is the basic meaning of the Ascension. From Christ’s position at the Father’s side, He rains down blessings upon His people. A. Christ Won the Decisive Battle on the Cross and more