Sermon Series
  • 1. Obstacles To Knowing Truth

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    Three obstacles to the knowledge of God. 1. Wrong Pursuits 2. Warped Assumptions 3. Willful Opposition

    Obstacles to Knowing Truth Fortifying the Foundations # 17 10-12-03 Text: John 7:14-36[1] Come with me this morning to the temple at Jerusalem during the last year of Jesus’ life. The city is full of people who have come to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. As you recall Jesus’ more

  • 2. An Invitation To Fulfillment

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2005
    based on 54 ratings

    Explores context and content of Jesus’ invitation: "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him."

    An Invitation to Fulfillment Fortifying the Foundations # 18 John 7:37-8:1[1] 10-19-03 Turn with me this morning to Lev 23:39-43 39 "’So beginning with the fifteenth day of the seventh month, (that is about this time of the year—in fact, today is the first day of the Feast of more

  • 3. Eternal Choices--Eternal Destinies

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    Explores Jesus interaction with the Pharisees--their choice--and the eternal consequence of their choice. The issues people face today are essentially the same.

    Eternal Choices Eternal Destinies Fortifying the Foundations # 20 John 8:12-30[1] 11-16-03 Intro There is in the passage before us this morning a life and death struggle going on in the hearts of these Pharisees and in the crowd that is listening to their dialogue with Jesus. The more

  • 4. The Shepherd Is Good

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2005
    based on 15 ratings

    Explores responsibilities of spiritual leaders (shepherds) and comfort found in Jesus as our Shepherd/Leader.

    THE Shepherd Is Good John 9:38-10:21 12-14-03 Intro Text: John 9:38-10:21[1] The first 21 verses of John 10 are a continuation of Jesus conversation with the Pharisees shortly after the Feast of Tabernacles. As you recall from last week, Jesus has healed the blind man. Here in more

  • 5. Uncommitted Believers

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    Explores the superficial belief many had concerning Jesus--His interaction with them--and their ultimate response.

    Uncommitted Believers Fortifying the Foundations # 21 John 8:30-59 11-23-03 Intro In John 8 Jesus has been teaching at the temple court. That teaching was interrupted by a challenge from the Pharisees in verse 13 and the crowd listened attentively as Jesus answered their defiance. more

  • 6. Unfinished Business

    Contributed on Sep 21, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    Lessons on effective evangelism from the example of Jesus when he was celebrating Hanukkah (Feast of Dedication).

    Unfinished Business Fortifying the Foundations # 24 John 10:22-42[1] Intro: The Jewish Celebration, Hanukkah, began last Friday evening at sundown and will end two days after Christmas. It is an eight-day festival commemorating the rededication of the Temple in 164 B.C. Hanukkah more

  • 7. Relative Values

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    What is God worth? Our real response to that question powerfully determines how we live, where we invest our time and money. Expository sermon on text dealing with Judas’ response.

    Relative Values Fortifying the Foundations # 27 John 11:55-12:11[1] 1-25-04 This morning I would like to announce that we will be spending $ 200,000 on the inside of this sanctuary to make it more conducive to worship. We will be improving the acoustics and the lighting in addition to more

  • 8. Mindset For Ministry

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 125 ratings

    Expository sermon using Jesus example to articualte foundations for sound ministry.

    Mindset for Ministry Fortifying the Foundations # 30 John 13:1-20[1] 3-14-04 In 1904 the heir to the Borden Dairy Estate, William Borden, graduated from Chicago High School a millionaire. His parents gave him a trip around the world. During that trip he became burdened for all the more

  • 9. Turbulence Calmed

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 19 ratings

    Expository sermon dealing with how Jesus comforted disciples in their disappointment and revealtion concerning heaven.

    Turbulence Calmed Fortifying the Foundations # 32 John 14:1-14[1] 4-11-04 “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” Jesus spoke those words to his disciples at a time when there were some good reasons to be troubled. This is the night before the crucifixion. Jesus has told them that more

  • 10. The Help We Need

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 111 ratings

    Expository Sermon dealing with the promise of the Holy Spirit and the call to obedience.

    The Help We Need Fortifying the Foundations #33 John 14:15-31[1] I came across a web site last week that had this phrase across the top, “The emotional rollarcoaster has hit bottom.” That’s a pretty good description of where the disciples were in our text. Jesus has told them in John 13 more

  • 11. Just Be A Branch

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 175 ratings

    Expository sermon--don’t try to be the vine--be a branch. Major considerations: (1) Our Relationship with the Lord (2)Our Responsibility to Him (3) Our Reward in Him.

    Just Be A Branch Fortifying the Foundations #34 John 15:1-17[1] 4-25-04 Intro 1. Have ever struggled in you walk with the Lord and found yourself asking, “How can I make Christianity work in my life?” There is no passage in the Bible that better answers that question than Jesus’ words more

  • 12. Can You Take The Heat

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 29 ratings

    Expository sermon on the dynamics of persecution and our response to it. Video clip from "The Robe".

    Can You Take The Heat? Fortifying the Foundations # 35 John 15:18-16:4[1] 5-16-04 In our text this morning Jesus warns his followers about persecution. Sometimes Christians are suffering persecution and they don’t even realize that what they are experiencing is persecution. In other more

  • 13. Cause For Encouragement

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    Expository sermon on Jesus’ promise of the Holy Spirit and the encouragement we can draw from Him.

    Cause for Encouragement Fortifying the Foundations #36 John 16:5-33[1] 5-23-04 Have you ever been hit with such a jolt of grief that you could not speak? That’s the condition I think these disciples were in by the time we get to our text. They are overwhelmed by the realization that more

  • 14. Still Lord Even At His Arrest

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 51 ratings

    Expository sermon explores the majesty of Christ even during His time of humiliation: 1. His Decision 2. His Demeanor 3. His Demonstration of power 4. His Dramatic healing of Malcus.

    Still Lord Even at His Arrest Fortifying the Foundations #38 John 18:1-11[1] 6-27-04 Intro In our study of John’s gospel we come this morning to the story of Jesus’ arrest. Here we see Jesus. We see him fully in control of his destiny. We see him full of majesty and authority even more

  • 15. Hitting Bottom: Peter's Denial

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 54 ratings

    Expository sermon uses clip from movie "Stand and Deliver". From Peter’s experience discusses our response to set backs.

    Hitting Bottom: Peter’s Denial Fortifying the Foundations # 39 John 18:12-27[1] 7-4-04 Intro I want to begin this morning with a clip from the movie “Stand & Deliver.”[2] The movie is based upon the true story of a math teacher, named Jamie Escalante. Through his leadership, a more

  • 16. A Pursuit Of Truth Aborted

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 57 ratings

    The quest for truth--What will we do when we find it? Expository sermon explores Pilates response to truth when interrogating Jesus.

    A Pursuit of Truth Aborted Fortifying the Foundations # 40 John 18: 28-40[1] 7-11-04 Are you on a quest for truth? In a sense every life is a pursuit of truth. When a baby reaches out to touch the object in front of him he is discovering the reality of what he sees. We spend billions more

  • 17. Pilate's Moral Struggle

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 60 ratings

    Expository sermon dealing with Pilate’s decision. Movie clip from the "Patriot" illustrates the importance of making courageous decisions.

    Pilate’s Moral Struggle Fortifying the Foundations # 41 John 19:1-16[1] 7-18-04 In our text this morning we encounter a tremendous moral struggle. The man experiencing this struggle is the governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate. His struggle begins when providence brings him face to face more

  • 18. Triumphant Death Of Christ

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 16 ratings

    Expository sermon about Jesus’ Death: (1)Pathway of Obedience (2)Providence of the Almighty (3)Provision for the Natural (4)Proclamation of the Victory! Video clip from "Ben Hur" used in this message.

    Triumphant Death of Christ Fortifying the Foundations # 42 John 19:17-30[1] 8-1-04 The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus—that is the heart and soul of Christianity. One reason I have been preaching through the Gospel of John is to make sure we never lose sight of what is important more

  • 19. Two Requests Concerning Jesus

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    Expository sermon dealing with a reqest from Jesus’ enemies and a request from Jesus’ friends. Movie clip from "Broken Down Palace" used in the call for a response to Jesus’ sacrifice for us.

    Two Request Concerning Jesus Fortifying the Foundations # 43 John 19:31-42[1] 8-8-04 We find in our text this morning two requests brought to Pilate when Jesus died on the cross. The first (in verse 31) was a request made by Jesus’ enemies. The second (in verses 38 & 39) was made by more

  • 20. Mary Magdalene At The Empty Tomb

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 60 ratings

    Expository sermon concerning Mary Magdalene’s experience at the tomb: (1)Her DISCOVERY of the empty tomb (2)Her DEVOTION to the crucified Christ (3)Her DELIGHT in the Risen Lord.

    Mary Magdalene at the Empty Tomb Fortifying the Foundation # 44 John 20:1-18[1] 8-22-04 In 1588 the Spanish Armada was defeated by a change in weather and a much weaker English navy.[2] That one event profoundly affected the future of America. On June 6, 1944 the Allied forces under more

  • 21. Messages From Our Resurrected Lord

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 224 ratings

    Expository sermon concerning messages Jesus spoke to His disciples: (1)Peace be with you (2)I am sending you (3)Stop doubting and believe. Used video clip from "The Inn of Sixth Happiness" to illustrate being sent.

    Messages from our Resurrected Lord Fortifying the Foundation # 45 John 20:19-31[1] 8-29-04 Come with me this morning to a small house in the city of Jerusalem 2000 years ago. The sun is setting as the first Easter day is coming to a close[2]. Some of Jesus’ closest followers have more

  • 22. Breakfast At Tiberias

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    Trying harder may not be the answer. Used movie clip from "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" to illustrate this. Expository sermon examines three experiences of the disciples (1)Failure (2) Success (3)Companionship with Jesus.

    Breakfast at Tiberias Fortifying the Foundation # 46 John 21:1-14[1] 9-12-04 Intro The video clip you are about to see is from the movie, The Pink Panther Strikes Again[2]. Peter Sellers stars as the bungling Chief Inspector Clouseau who has set out to stop a mad man and save the more

  • 23. Ministry Essentials

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 61 ratings

    Have you ever been confused or disillusioned about your calling? Expository sermon explores Jesus interation concerning Peter’s calling: (1)Motive (2)Assignment (3)Focus. Used clip from the movie "The Rookie" as illustration.

    Ministry Essentials Fortifying the Foundation # 47 John 21:15-25[1] 10-03-04 Intro Have you ever been confused or disillusioned about your calling? Early in your experience, God spoke to you and called you to serve Him in a particular way. You knew it. You knew it was from God. more