Sermon Series

  • 1. The Importance Of Christian Maturity

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    John admonishes his readers to be faithful, obeident and submissive to God’s call.

    Date Written: September 4, 2006 Date Preached: September 6, 2006 Where Preached: OZHBC (Wed - PM Service) Series Title: Basic Bible Study Sermon Title: The Importance of Christian Maturity! Sermon Text: 3 John 9-11 9 I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to more

  • 2. Running God's Race

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    The importance of faithfully running the race we are called to run...

    Date Written: April 4, 2006 Date Preached: April 5, 2006 Where Preached: OZHBC (Wed - PM Service) Sermon Details: Series Title: Basic Bible Studies Sermon Title: Running God’s Race Sermon Text: Hebrews 12:1-3 Introduction: Have you ever stopped to think about what the Bible more

  • 3. Taking A Stand For The Gospel

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2006
    based on 26 ratings

    We must be courageous in standing firm for our faith!

    Date Written: April 18, 2006 Date Preached: April 19, 2006 Where Preached: OZHBC (Wed - PM Service) Sermon Details: Series Title: Basic Bible Studies Sermon Title: Taking a stand for the Gospel Sermon Text: Acts 14:1-7 Introduction: I want to ask you a question tonight… is it more

  • 4. Making Wise Decisions

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    We are called to make WISE decisions in our walk with Christ!

    Date Written: May 1, 2006 Date Preached: May 3, 2006 Where Preached: OZHBC (Wed PM) Sermon Details: Sermon Series: Basic Bible Studies Sermon Title: Making Wise Decisions Sermon Text: 1 Kings 3:1-15 Introduction: You have heard it said that the sum of our lives consist of more

  • 5. True Obedience

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2006
    based on 17 ratings

    We must be obedient when God calls us...

    Date Written: May 29, 2006 Date Preached: May 31, 2006 Where Preached: OZHBC (Wed PM) Sermon Details: Series Title: Basic Bible Studies Sermon Title: True Obedience Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 17:15-20 Introduction: What is obedience? The world seems to believe obedience is more

  • 6. What A Wonderful Gift

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2006

    We have a great gift in Christ, we must share what we have been given!

    Date Written: June 16, 2006 Date Preached: June 21, 2006 Where Preached: OZHBC (Wed PM) Series Title: Basic Bible Studies Sermon Title: What a Wonderful Gift Sermon Text: Romans 12:1-2 Introduction: Imagine turning 16 and your parents have purchased for you a brand new more

  • 7. Are You A Trailblazer

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    We are called by Christ to get out of our comfort zone and impact the world for Christ!

    Date Written: July 1, 2006 Date Preached: July 5, 2006 Where Preached: OZHBC (Wed - PM Service) Series Title: Basic Bible Study Sermon Title: Are You A Trailblazer? Sermon Text: Philippians 1:12-14 Introduction: 12 Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances have more

  • 8. Are You An Encourager

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    We are called by God to be encouraging and edifying to the body of Christ!

    Date Written: July 18, 2006 Date Preached: July 19, 2006 Where Preached: OZHBC (Wed - PM Service) Series Title: Basic Bible Study Sermon Title: Are You an Encourager? Sermon Text: Acts 4:34-37 Introduction: 34 For there was not a needy person among them, for all who were owners of more

  • 9. You Gotta Give God All Your Marbles!

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    We must NOT hold anything back from God, We must submit entirely to His will...

    Date Written: July 31, 2006 Date Preached: August 2, 2006 Where Preached: OZHBC (Wed - PM Service) Series Title: Basic Bible Study Sermon Title: You Gotta Give God ALL Your Marbles! Sermon Text: Proverbs 3:5-6 Introduction: 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not more

  • 10. Be Careful What You Ask For...

    Contributed on Sep 13, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    We must be careful what we seek after b/c we may get it...

    Sermon Brief Date Written: September 13, 2006 Date Preached: September 13, 2006 Where Preached: OZHBC (Wed - PM Service) Sermon Details: Series Title: Basic Bible Study Sermon Title: Be Careful what you ask for… you may get it! Sermon Text: Judges 14:1-3 Introduction: In the more

  • 11. The Parable Of The Faithful And Wicked Servants

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    On His way to Jerusalem to die for the sin of humanity, Jesus had many encounters... this story details one such encounter!

    First the stage is set in v.11 when the disciples/followers still show a lack of understanding in Jesus’ mission and the Kingdom of Heaven. They are seeking an earthly kingdom as they had been taught… and they were looking for it to happen the moment Jesus set foot in more

  • 12. The Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus encountered many people on His way to Jerusalem for the sin of the world, in our study tonight we will see Him viewed as the coming King, but not from a godly perspective, but from the perspective of Jewish teaching about Messiah

    Read Luke 19:28-40… if you read chapter 18 and the 1st part of 19 you will get more of the ‘flavor’ of this passage. But let me set the stage (so to speak): v.28-40 detail Jesus’ continuing journey toward Jerusalem. These verses take place sometime after Jericho events more

  • 13. Jesus Weeps Over Jerusalem And Jesus Clears The Temple

    Contributed on Aug 29, 2010
    based on 5 ratings

    Jesus enters Jerusalem on the colt to the praises of a throng of followers and under the scrutiny of the religious leaders, but His mind is focused on the souls of the city of Jerusalem, which represented God's chosen nation.

    Read Luke 19:41-48… Setting the stage: v.41-48 detail the conclusion of Jesus’ journey toward Jerusalem toward the destined sacrifice He was sent here to make for the sins of the world. For many days Jesus had been on a resolute journey toward the city of Jerusalem. He had more

  • 14. The Authority Of Jesus Is Challenged

    Contributed on Sep 3, 2010
    based on 6 ratings

    In our study of Luke, in the beginning of chapter 20 we find the religious leaders desparate to discredit Jesus and they openly challenge His authority!

    Read Luke 20:1-8… Set the stage: Chapter 20 continues the final week of Jesus, after He has entered Jerusalem and after He has made a scene in His clearing of the Temple and chided the money changers and crooked business practices that took place in the Temple! On a side note, when more

  • 15. Jesus’ Authority Challenged Again

    Contributed on Oct 20, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus is again challenged by yet another faction of the religious leadership of His day, this time the Sadducees come calling and they have a ’fool proof’ question that will stump this man they deem as a hinderance to the Kingdom of God...Oh how wrong the

    Luke 20:27-47 Another challenge to Jesus’ teaching October 20, 2010 Set the stage: Jesus has entered Jerusalem and has been proclaimed Messiah by the people and the religious leaders were furious with Him about His refusal to silence their proclamation about Him. They demanded Him to have more

  • 16. Outward Appearances

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2010

    Outward appearances were the focus of the religious leaders, but Jesus taught a different teaching...

    Luke 21:1-4 Outward Appearances October 27, 2010  Set the stage: To fully understand what is being taught in v.1-4 of chapter 21 we must remember what we learned in Chapter 20. So let’s do a bit of a review of sorts to reacclimate ourselves with what Jesus is teaching in Chapter more

  • 17. The Plan To Betray Jesus

    Contributed on Nov 17, 2010

    The plan to kill Jesus was hatched by Judas and the religious leaders, but they were not the true enemy...

    Luke 21:37 – 22:6 Plan to betray Jesus November 10, 2010  Set the stage: Since He entered the city in chapter 19 to the cheers and praise of thousands, Jesus has been doing 2 things constantly. Over these final few days of His public ministry, Jesus has constantly taught the more

  • 18. What Is The Passover Meal?

    Contributed on Jan 13, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    Jesus celebrated the Passover meal, it was very important to them... WHY? Let's look at why the Passover was such an important event for the Jews of Jesus' day AND why it is still such an important and sacred celebration for Jews today.

    Set the stage: Ok we have a bit of review to go over since it has been seven weeks since our last venture into the story from Luke. We have studied how Jesus entered the city to great fanfare and accolades of being the Messiah. He accepted these accolades and was chastised and criticized by the more

  • 19. The Lord's Supper Established

    Contributed on Jan 13, 2011
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    Jesus wanted to celebrate the Passover with His disciples but He also desired to establish another remembrance for them... a remembrance of what was about to take place! Let's take a look at that Last Supper in the upper room and just what it meant to Jes

    Set the stage: Jesus knew what was happening… Jesus knew what was about to occur, and Jesus wanted to spend one last night with the men He had trained and grown to love… Read passage here Luke 22:14-20… The Lord’s Supper has long been tied to the Passover meal as it more

  • 20. That Final Night - A Night Of Misunderstanding

    Contributed on Jan 27, 2011

    What is our destiny as believers? Why do we follow Jesus? What does Jesus offer those who are obedient? As sinners, can we ever know the grace of God? ABSOLUTELY! Let's look at these verses...

    21 But behold, the hand of him who betrays Me is with Me on the table. 22 For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!" 23 And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this. 24 A dispute also arose among more

  • 21. Dimly Seeing God's Glory

    Contributed on Jan 27, 2011
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    In our study tonight Jesus is drawing to a close His teaching for His disciples. The hour is at hand and His arrest is in the very near future! The disciples have a sense that something is going on, but their spiritual perception is dim and limited.

    31 "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers." 33 Peter said to Him, "Lord, I am ready to go with You both to prison and to death." 34 more

  • 22. Jesus Prays In Gethsemane

    Contributed on Feb 12, 2011
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    Jesus prays for deliverance from 'this cup' but submits to the Father's will, and the disciples still struggle with understanding what is going on...

    39 He went out and made His way as usual to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed Him. 40 When He reached the place, he told them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation” 41 Then He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and began to pray, 42 more

  • 23. Grace Under Fire

    Contributed on Feb 17, 2011

    Even when Jesus was being arrested He revealed grace...

    Luke 22:47-53 [ESV] 47 While He was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss Him, 48 but Jesus said to him, "Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?" 49 And when those who were around Him saw what more

  • 24. How Could He? [peter's Denial Of Christ]

    Contributed on Feb 24, 2011
    based on 9 ratings

    So often we judge Peter harshly for his denials of Christ, but how often do WE find ourselves walking in his shoes! We need to remember that this story does have a great ending!

    Luke 22:54-62 [ESV] 54Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house, and Peter was following at a distance. 55And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. 56Then a servant girl, seeing him more

  • 25. Jesus Mocked/Beaten

    Contributed on Mar 10, 2011

    Jesus endured much for our sake... lest we NEVER forget!

    Luke 22:63-71 [ESV] 63Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him. 64They also blindfolded him and kept asking him, "Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?" 65And they said many other things against him, blaspheming him. 66When day came, the assembly of the elders more

  • 26. In The Face Of Evil

    Contributed on Mar 16, 2011

    How often do we lament the fact that those who live EVIL lives seem to be getting away with things and those of us living FOR Christ seem to be getting the short end of the stick? Doesn't it make you angry... I know I don't like it, but God has a plan and

    Luke 23:1-5 [ESV] 1Then the whole company of them arose and brought him before Pilate. 2And they began to accuse him, saying, "We found this man misleading our nation and forbidding us to give tribute [TAXES] to Caesar, and saying that he himself is Christ, a king." 3And Pilate asked him, "Are you more

  • 27. Actions Speak Louder Than Words

    Contributed on Mar 23, 2011
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    Jesus was silent before Herod Antipas and His accusers because He understood that His words would not sway them, but His actions have changed the hearts of millions...

    Luke 23:6-12 [ESV] 6When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. 7And when he learned that he belonged to Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time. 8When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see more

  • 28. Pilate's Relents To The Crowd's Bloodlust

    Contributed on Mar 30, 2011

    Pilate's decision to relent to the crowd carries with it some far reaching meanings...

    Luke 23:13- [ESV] Read passage... STORYLINE: Jesus is taken in a midnight raid to arrest Him. He is then subjected to brutal treatment for hours before being brought before 1st the High Priest and then the Roman authority, who then shuffles Him off to the ‘client king’… more

  • 29. Via Dolorosa

    Contributed on Apr 13, 2011
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    On His way to the cross Jesus ministers to the weeping women and then ON the cross He seeks the forgiveness of those who placed Him there. A true reflection of God’s love for humanity.

    The Via Delarosa – READ THE PASSAGE [v.26-38] Since His arrest in the garden Jesus had not slept, and had been questioned on 4 separate occasions, none of which revealed any wrongdoing. Jesus had be treated roughly and beaten severely by the Temple guard and we know from Mark’s Gospel account more

  • 30. The Crucifixion

    Contributed on Apr 19, 2011
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    There are two kinds of hearts in this world, those that reject Jesus and those who accept Him, these verses detail those two hearts and give us great insight on the person of Jesus.

    The Crucifixion – Luke 23:39-49 [ESV] Illegally arrested, unjustly tried and convicted, and brutally treated and tortured, Jesus was now hanging on a cross between two thieves sentenced to the same fate as him… death! The other men sentenced to die had been in the procession coming more