Contributed on Jan 8, 2002
Perfection is often thought of as being sinless. But there is more to the Biblical ideal of "perfection" than that. Opening illustration is humorous and informative.
OPEN: This morning I’m going to give you a quiz, and I don’t want you to think real hard about your answers. I just want you to answer as you feel you should. Question #1: How many of you believe you are perfect? Question #2: How many of you believe it is possible for someone WHO IS STILL LIVING ...read more
Contributed on Jan 14, 2002
Peter says we are a royal priesthood. What does that mean for the average church goer? (this sermon had great effect to prompt members to greater involvement in the church.)
OPENING: On the overhead projection we put up a cartoon showing a crazed man being led away from a church in a straightjacket. On the steps of the church building the preacher comments to another man “I’m going to miss Louis - he volunteered for everything.” COMMENT: As funny as that cartoon is, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 21, 2002
Hebrews says by this time we should all be teachers... but why?
OPEN: A man was scheduled to speak for an important business dinner. But, as he was eating his meal he must have bitten down on something hard, for at that moment his false teeth broke in his mouth. Nearly paralyzed by panic, he muttered to the man next to him, “I can’t believe this!” he says, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 28, 2002
Being a mature Christian means more than going to church to be educated and entertained - it means growing to the point where you become an example to others.
OPEN: What does it mean to be grown up? A group of 5 to 8 year children were asked that question and these were their answers: David, age 7, said you know you’re grown up when your clothes don’t fit anymore. Angie (6) said she believed being a grown up meant being able to ride a bike with no ...read more