Sermon Series

  • 1. "How Can I Be Sure?"

    Contributed on Nov 26, 2001
    based on 104 ratings

    Zachariah’s search for certainty.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 1 “How Can I Be Sure?” Luke 1:5-25 The very last words of the Old Testament found in Malachi 4:5-6 read, “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and more

  • 2. Experiencing The Birth Of Christ With The Shepherds

    Contributed on Dec 17, 2001
    based on 301 ratings

    In the story of God’s announcement to the shepherds are some important truths for us today.

    Experiencing the Birth of Christ With The Shepherds Luke 2:7-20 The telling of the Christmas story can be such a familiar and common experience that we miss the significance of it. With the annual repetitions the familiarity of the story of the shepherds can cause us more

  • 3. The Waiting Game

    Contributed on Dec 31, 2001
    based on 78 ratings

    Characteristics taken from the life of Anna and Simeon that are important today.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 4 “The Waiting Game” Luke 2:21-38 The events recorded in the second half of Luke, chapter two are important, they have to be important because they are the only events from the more

  • 4. It Is Time To Turn

    Contributed on Jan 14, 2002
    based on 85 ratings

    Repentance and its relationship to the truth. 1. The Truth may not be easy to hear. 2. The Truth demands change. 3. The truth is the same for everyone.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 6 It’s Time to Turn Luke 3:1-20 Dr. John R. Hamby Approximately eighteen years have passed since Mary and Joseph found their lost twelve-year old son in the more

  • 5. Three Big Temptations In Life

    Contributed on Jan 21, 2002
    based on 1,036 ratings

    In the story of the temptation of Jesus we see three general kinds of temptation that we still face.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 7 Three Big Temptations in Life Luke 4: 1-14 I think that we all understand what temptation is. There is a story told about a little boy in a grocery store that I think illustrates the more

  • 6. A New And Higher Calling

    Contributed on Feb 4, 2002
    based on 383 ratings

    From the call of the Peter to follow Jesus we can see three principles of answering his call to a new and higher calling.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 8 “A NEW AND HIGHER CALLING” Luke 5:1-11 This occasion on the Sea of Gennesaret, [ also called Tiberias and Galilee] was evidently the Lord’s second call to these disciples, Jesus had more

  • 7. Remembering What God Has Done

    Contributed on Feb 4, 2002
    based on 487 ratings

    The purpose of memorials in our lives.

    A Study of the Book of Joshua Sermon # 4 “Remembering What God has Done” Joshua 4 God realizes that we often forget what he has done for us. In Deuteronomy. 6:12 Moses issued a final warning to Israel just before they entered more

  • 8. He Is Lord Of All

    Contributed on Mar 13, 2002
    based on 57 ratings

    Jesus presentation of Himself as the Lord of the Sabbath and its application for today.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 11 He is Lord of all! Luke 6: 1-11 “Sometime ago I heard about a pastor who was taking a Boy Scout troop on a tour of the church, explaining the meaning of the windows and some of more

  • 9. How To Live Successfully

    Contributed on May 16, 2002
    based on 147 ratings

    A look at the four beatitudes found in Luke’s account.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 12 How to Live Successfully Luke 6: 17-26 Jesus went into the hill country with His disciples during this night of prayer he was directed by the father to disciple an inner core of men, the more

  • 10. Love Your Enemies

    Contributed on May 16, 2002
    based on 130 ratings

    How true Disciples are to handle difficult people.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 13 “Love Your Enemies” Luke 6:27-38 I have another children’s book to share with you, and no, it not the only kind of book I read. I seem to find a lot of wisdom in them. In the more

  • 11. The Life Of A True Disciple

    Contributed on May 16, 2002
    based on 68 ratings

    Jesus points out the differences between what he is teaching and what the Pharisees are teaching.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 14 “The Life of a True Disciple” Luke 6:39-49 In the previous section (6:27-38) the Lord has instructed his followers on how they should respond when men hate them, curse them more

  • 12. An Amazing Faith

    Contributed on May 16, 2002
    based on 485 ratings

    The story of a Roman centurion’s faith takes the reader inside true faith and shows what faith does.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 15 An Amazing Faith Luke 7:1-10 Faith is not believing that God can; it is knowing that He will. Faith is deaf to doubt, dumb to discouragement, blind to impossibilities and more

  • 13. Even Death Is Not A Barrier

    Contributed on May 16, 2002
    based on 205 ratings

    What happened when Death crossed Jesus path.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 16 “Even Death is Not a Barrier” Luke 7: 11-17 “Joseph Bayly knew what the loss of a child was like. In fact, he and his wife Mary Lou lost three sons – one at eighteen days, after more

  • 14. When Life Is Just Not Fair

    Contributed on May 16, 2002
    based on 118 ratings

    We run into problems when we try to impose our definitions of fairness on God.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 17 When Life Is Just Not Fair. Luke 7:18-35 Do you remember when you were young what your mom always said as you went outside to join the neighborhood kids in some kind of organized more

  • 15. A Sacrificial Faith

    Contributed on May 16, 2002
    based on 298 ratings

    The story of the sacrifical faith of the woman who fell at Jesus’ feet and washed his feet with her tears.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 18 A Sacrificial Faith Luke 7:36-50 We have before us this morning a record of the worship of woman who falls at the feet of Jesus in worship. We are never told her name. Luke does not more

  • 16. When The Deliverer Comes

    Contributed on Jun 9, 2002
    based on 134 ratings

    The demon possessed man is a reminder of the dilemma that is faced by every human that has not come under the influence of the saving power of Jesus Christ.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 22 by Dr. John R. Hamby When the Deliverer Comes! Luke 8: 26-39 The disciples had just come through a life-threatening experience on the Sea of Galilee. A terrible storm had more

  • 17. There Is A Purpose In The Storm

    Contributed on Jun 9, 2002
    based on 88 ratings

    This story in the life of Jesus and His disciples, in the boat upon the sea, conveys another world, a world where storms rise up out of nowhere and life itself is put at peril.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 20 There Is A Purpose In The Storm. Luke 8:22-25 In 1976 Gordon Lightfoot recorded a haunting ballad entitled “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” [1976, Moose Music, Ltd.] The Edmund more

  • 18. Are You Ready To Listen?

    Contributed on Jun 9, 2002
    based on 60 ratings

    In each case the seed is the same, but the soil into which the seed falls is what makes the difference. In this story four different responses are given, along with four different causes and having four distinct results.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 19 Are You Ready To Listen? Luke 8:1-15 After over twenty years in the ministry there is one thing that I am absolutely convinced of and it is that there variety of listeners in more

  • 19. Help For The Hopeless

    Contributed on Jun 17, 2002
    based on 229 ratings

    Two interwoven stories that teach us some fascinating principles on Faith.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 22 Help for the Hopeless! Luke 8: 40-56 The Lord and his disciples had returned to the boats following the casting out of the evil spirits from the demon possessed man. As they more

  • 20. The Life Of A Disciple

    Contributed on Jun 25, 2002
    based on 121 ratings

    As Jesus challenges Peter and the rest of the twelve here in this passage, He unfolds the principles of being a disciple - a real follower of His.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 23 “The Life of a Disciple” Luke 9:1-6,10, 18-20, 23-26, 57-62 This morning I want to look Luke chapter nine in the light of what it reveals to us about what it takes to be a true follower of Jesus more

  • 21. Classic Problems That The Disciples Faced

    Contributed on Jul 1, 2002
    based on 121 ratings

    The text reveals several problems that the disciples had to deal with, they are not only problems they had to face, but are problems that have plagued the church all down through the centuries.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 24 “Classic Problems That The Disciples Faced” Luke 9:11-17, 28-32, 37-42, 46-52 Jesus had revealed that the following him will involve a radical change of perspective. The life of a disciple is more

  • 22. Bringing Joy To The Lord's Heart

    Contributed on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 238 ratings

    It is mind-boggling to realize that we have the capacity to make God rejoice by our faithful ministry.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 25 “Bringing Joy to the Lord’s Heart.” Luke 10: 1-24 Dr. John R. Hamby Luke’s Gospel account is the only one that tells of the sending out of the seventy. It is also the only more

  • 23. The Parable Of The Good Samaritan

    Contributed on Jul 15, 2002
    based on 885 ratings

    In the parable of the Good Samaritan we find some basic lessons on compassion.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 26 The Parable of the Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37 Dr. John R. Hamby “The Murder of Kitty Genovese" “At approximately 3:20 on the morning of March 13, 1964, more

  • 24. Duty Vs. Devotion

    Contributed on Jul 30, 2002
    based on 693 ratings

    Is it possible to serve the Lord out of habit rather than out of love? An examination of Martha and Mary illustrate the cost of a loss of focus.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 27 Duty vs. Devotion Luke 10:38-42 What brought you here today? Was it a sense of duty, you feel a sense of obligation, a responsibility to the Lord for all that he has done for more

  • 25. Lord Teach Us To Pray

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2002
    based on 222 ratings

    The Lord’s Prayer was not given to be just be recited as a ritual. It is actually given to us as the Lord’s blueprint for prayer that is acceptable to God.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 28 “Lord Teach Us to Pray” Luke 11:1-4 Almost all of our prayers begin by rushing into a series of request in which we pour out to God our problems, our needs, our irritations. This only more

  • 26. Persistent Prayer

    Contributed on Aug 19, 2002
    based on 289 ratings

    Now having given the disciples a pattern for prayer, the Lord continues his instruction by telling a story. But why does he give us this parable? In the text we are going to see three principles about prayer.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 29 “Persistent Prayer” Luke 11: 5-13 Do you ever feel impatient with God? Does He seem late in answering your requests or meeting your needs? Certainly all of us as believer’s have more

  • 27. Who Then Is This Jesus?

    Contributed on Sep 3, 2002
    based on 71 ratings

    The incident relayed to us in Luke 11:14-28 presses three relevant questions upon us. The first is, “Is Jesus The Son Of God As He Claims?” The second is, “How Do I Know That He Is Who He Says He Is?” And the third is, “What Must I Do In The Face Of This

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 30 “Who Then Is This Jesus!” Luke 11:14-26 Dr. John R. Hamby Several years ago (1972) Christian author Josh McDowell authored a book entitled “Evidence That Demands A Verdict.” more

  • 28. The Marks Of A Hypocrite

    Contributed on Sep 25, 2002
    based on 114 ratings

    From Jesus cofrontation with the Pharisees we can see six marks of being a hypocrite.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 31 “The Marks of A Hypocrite!” Luke 11:37-54 Hypocrites! Hypocrites! When I said the word someone came to your mind. We are quick to judge who we think may be a hypocrite, but most of us never consider whether we might be one. But the hard truth is that more

  • 29. The Folly Of Seeking The Comfortable Life

    Contributed on Oct 24, 2002
    based on 443 ratings

    This passage forces us to make a decision about what kind of life do we want? Do we want a life dependent on things of this world or a life with no guarantee of any of the world’s goods but close to God?

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 32 “The Folly of Seeking the Comfortable Life” Luke 12: 13-24 Every day of our lives we are being pulled in a number of different directions on one hand we have family responsibilities pulling us more

  • 30. The World's Most Acceptable Sin

    Contributed on Oct 24, 2002
    based on 161 ratings

    Worry is the painful preoccupation with the consequences of what “might” happen. The Lord forces us to think about why we are not to worry in these verses.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 33 The World’s Most Acceptable Sin Luke 12:22-34 Worry is the number one mental disorder in America. “The Mayo Clinic claims 80-85% of total caseload is due directly to worry and anxiety. Many more