Sermon Series
  • 1. Love Must Be Sincere

    Contributed on Feb 13, 2013
    based on 177 ratings

    Paul describe the sincerity of love in this text. 1- We love by hating evil 2- We love by honoring others 3- We love by showing zeal 4- We love by sharing with others

    INTRO.- Is there anything worse than fake love or insincere love? ILL.- After a 4 and a half year ministry with the Fairland Christian Church, Fairland, OK (population 1025) my friend Truman Brady from Seneca, MO, began preaching at the Villa Heights Christian Church in Joplin, MO. Truman more

  • 2. Everyone Must Submit To Governing Authorities

    Contributed on Feb 10, 2014
    based on 81 ratings

    Paul speaks about authorities in this world. 1- Authorities are established by God 2- Authorities punish the wrongdoers 3- Authorities must be respected by all

    INTRO.- We have authorities or authority figures throughout all our lives. ILL.- Little Johnny was going to a public school and he was doing very badly in math. So his mother decided to put him into a Catholic school. When she got his report card at the end of the term, his marks in math had more

  • 3. In View Of God’s Mercy

    Contributed on Jan 30, 2014
    based on 75 ratings

    In view of the fact that God is rich in mercy what should we do? 1- Become a living sacrifice 2- Don’t give in to the world 3- Change our thinking

    INTRO.- ILL.- After Lee’s surrender, Lincoln spoke to a large crowd from the balcony of the White House. He told them about the policy he had in mind for the South. At the end of his speech, Senator Harlan asked, “What shall we do with the rebels?” The vindictive crowd more

  • 4. We Know

    Contributed on Jan 7, 2014
    based on 80 ratings

    Paul said confidently that we know certain things about our relationship to Christ. 1- We know that God works for our good 2- We know that God conforms us to be like His son 3- We know that God glorifies us in Christ

    INTRO.- Old preacher Van Havner once said, “I feel like the American humorist Josh Billings who said, ‘I’d rather know a few things for certain than to be sure of a lot of things that ain’t so.” ILL.- Havner said, “My wife and I were taking a bus trip through more

  • 5. This One Rule

    Contributed on Feb 12, 2014
    based on 94 ratings

    This one rule covers many areas. 1- Because you love, you pay your debts 2- Because you love, you do no one harm 3- Because you love, you fulfill the law

    INTRO.- ILL.- After Confederate General Robert E. Lee retired from military life, he was named president of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. Originally named Washington Academy because of a $50,000 gift from George Washington, the name of the school was changed in 1871 in more

  • 6. Love Is

    Contributed on Feb 11, 2015
    based on 44 ratings

    Regardless of what the world calls love and thinks about love, we must consider what God says about love. 1- Love is a continuing debt 2- Love is a command of God 3- Love is a completion of the law

    INTRO.- ILL.- I went to the Cable TV office sometime back to change our subscription. The lady behind the counter and I were discussing TV programs and I told her that I watched Lifetime movies with my wife. She said, “YOU DO?!” as in debelief. The she said that whenever the Cubs more

  • 7. Accept Him Whose Faith Is Weak

    Contributed on Feb 22, 2014
    based on 84 ratings

    What does this text say about accepting others in regard to their faith? 1- We must accept others who eat everything 2- We must accept others who observe sacred days 3- We must accept others without judging them

    INTRO.- ILL.- A man said: I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. I immediately ran over and said, "Stop! Don't jump!” "Why shouldn't I?" he said. I said, "Well, there's so much to live for!" "Like what?" "Well ... are more

  • 8. Your Faith Is Being Reported

    Contributed on Oct 31, 2013
    based on 78 ratings

    Paul speaks of the faith of those saints at Rome. 1- A faith that is remembered 2- A faith that is renewed 3- A faith that is rewarded

    INTRO.- ILL.- Little Billy brought home his report card. His mother was very disappointed with his low grades and she let him know about it. Billy said, “But it’s got a good side to it too. At least you know I’m not cheating.” ILL.- Another boy came home from school more

  • 9. If God Is For Us

    Contributed on Jan 13, 2014
    based on 84 ratings

    Paul explains how God is for us and not against us. 1- God is for us - He gave up His son for us 2- God is for us - He graciously gives to us 3- God is for us - He grants victory over all

    INTRO.- ILL.- During quail season in Georgia, an Atlanta journalist met an old farmer hunting with an old pointer at his side. Twice the dog ran rheumatically ahead and pointed. Twice his master fired into the open air. When the journalist saw no birds rise, he asked the farmer for an more

  • 10. God Be True And Every Man A Liar

    Contributed on Nov 21, 2013
    based on 84 ratings

    God is true, right and holy but we humans are not. 1- The bad news - we’re all under sin 2- The good news - righteousness comes through Jesus

    INTRO.- There is good news and there is bad news. ILL.- Good news/bad news. An old man visits his doctor and after thorough examination the doctor tells him: "I have good news and bad news, what would you like to hear first?" Patient: "Well, give me the bad news first." Doctor: "You have more

  • 11. God's Judgment Versus God's Kindness

    Contributed on Nov 16, 2013
    based on 85 ratings

    The two sides of God.

    INTRO.- Judgment versus kindness? Whether we like to admit it or not, it appears there are two sides to God. He has times when He becomes angry at mankind and times when He demonstrates extreme kindness. Genesis 6:5-8 5 The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and more

  • 12. Shall We Go On Sinning?

    Contributed on Dec 12, 2013
    based on 81 ratings

    Paul answers the question of “shall we go on sinning?” Here is how he answers that question. 1- No to sin - Because we died to sin 2- No to sin - Because we live with Christ 3- No to sin - Because we are liberated

    INTRO.- ILL.- I like what Chuck Swindoll wrote many years ago in His book, “Seasons of Life.” He wrote: Comic caveman B.C. leans on a boulder. The rock is inscribed, “Trivia Test.” And B.C. is administering the exam to one of his deadpan prehistoric buddies. He says, more

  • 13. My Heart’s Desire And Prayer

    Contributed on Jan 24, 2014
    based on 79 ratings

    Paul’s desire which should also be our desire. 1- He had the desire to see people saved 2- He had the desire to preach the gospel

    INTRO.- My heart’s desire. What is your heart’s desire? I think every human person has desires in life, and often, intense desires. I’m not sure it’s knowledge or wisdom, however, like Solomon asked for in I Kings 3:7-14. There may be certain days when we want wisdom and more

  • 14. Ignorant Of God’s Mystery

    Contributed on Jan 27, 2014
    based on 77 ratings

    The mystery of God about the salvation of the Jews. 1- God’s plan 2- God’s mercy 3- God’s wisdom 4- God’s glory

    INTRO.- ILL.- Professional golfer Tommy Bolt was playing in Los Angeles and had a caddy with a reputation of constant chatter. Before they teed off, Bolt told him, "Don't say a word to me. And if I ask you something, just answer yes or no." During one round, Bolt found the ball next to a tree, more

  • 15. By The Grace Given

    Contributed on Jan 31, 2014
    based on 74 ratings

    By God’s grace we are motivated to do right, to live right. 1- By God’s grace we humble ourselves 2- By God’s grace we honor others 3- By God’s grace we use our gifts

    INTRO.- You’ve been graced by God whether you realize it or not! ILL.- When Billy Graham was driving through a small southern town, he was stopped by a policeman and charged with speeding. Graham admitted his quilt, but was told by the officer that he would have to appear in court. The more

  • 16. Our Present Sufferings

    Contributed on Jan 3, 2014
    based on 84 ratings

    Paul tells us why we must not let our present suffering get us down. 1- We recognize that suffering is a part of this world 2- We relish our hope of something better 3- We receive help for our weaknesses

    INTRO.- Our present sufferings. ILL.- An old man goes to his doctor and says, "I don't think my wife's hearing is as good as it used to be. What should I do?" The doctor replies, "Try this test to find out for sure. When your wife is in the kitchen doing dishes, stand 15 feet behind her more

  • 17. Now To Him Who Is Able

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2014
    based on 84 ratings

    What did God do for which He deserves praise and glory? 1- God established us in the faith 2- God revealed His mystery to all

    INTRO.- ILL.- Frank was the manager of an upscale men's wear store in a wealthy section of town and was interviewing Larry for the recently advertised salesman role. Frank looked at Larry's resume and noticed that Larry had never worked in retail before. Frank mused, "For someone with no more

  • 18. Help Me, Help Me!

    Contributed on Mar 9, 2014
    based on 88 ratings

    We can learn to help one another through Paul’s experience about asking for help. 1- We must be motivated by Christ to help one another 2- We must struggle with one another in prayer 3- We must rescue one another from evil

    INTRO.- We all need help in life, even the best of us. God allows us all to get to that point in life even though we’d like to be as independent as possible. ILL.- The soldier's first article of faith is summed up in an 1865 letter from Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman to U.S. Grant: "I knew more

  • 19. A Minister Of Christ Jesus

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2014
    based on 89 ratings

    Paul speaks of his ministry in Christ and what it deals with. 1- Ministry is a matter of believing in others 2- Ministry uses the avenue of writing 3- Ministry always points to Christ

    INTRO.- Romans 15:15-16 “I have written you quite boldly on some points, as if to remind you of them again, because of the grace God gave me to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles...” Paul was a minister of Christ Jesus but not many men are interested today in becoming a more

  • 20. Love Must Be Sincere

    Contributed on Feb 4, 2014
    based on 77 ratings

    Paul describe the sincerity of love in this text. 1- We love by hating evil 2- We love by honoring others 3- We love by showing zeal 4- We love by sharing with others

    INTRO.- Is there anything worse than fake love or insincere love? ILL.- After a 4 and a half year ministry with a church in a small Oklahoma town a preacher friend began preaching in Joplin, MO. He figured there would be more church growth in Joplin and one thing he had going for him is a more

  • 21. Justified

    Contributed on Dec 3, 2013
    based on 78 ratings

    Paul defines how we are justified. 1- Justified through faith 2- Justified at the right time 3- Justified by His blood

    NTRO.- ILL.- A new York Divorce Lawyer died and arrived at the pearly gates. Saint Peter asks him "What have you done to merit entrance into Heaven?" The Lawyer thought a moment, then said, "A week ago, I gave a quarter to a homeless person on the street." Saint Peter asked Gabriel to check this more

  • 22. The Gospel Of God

    Contributed on Oct 24, 2013
    based on 79 ratings

    Several different looks at this “good news” gospel. 1- It’s the gospel of the apostles 2- It’s the gospel of the prophets 3- It’s the gospel of the Son

    INTRO.- The word “gospel” means glad tidings or good news! Good news! Know some? Heard any lately? Good news seems to be few and far between these days what with the poor economy, high gas prices, unemployment, decent jobs hard to find, falling housing market, etc. ILL.- A more

  • 23. I Do Not Understand What I Do

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2013
    based on 84 ratings

    Paul struggled with his sin nature, just like us. Here is what he said about the sin nature and God’s deliverance. 1- Sin lives in me 2- God’s law delights me 3- Rescue awaits me

    INTRO.- I don’t understand what I do at times! What about you? I think this is true for most people. ILL.- Wayne Smith preached at the Southland Christian Church in Lexington, KY, for 40 years and had a great ministry. He was a well-loved preacher and full of laughter, but sometimes, he more

  • 24. Understanding The Present Time

    Contributed on Feb 18, 2014
    based on 85 ratings

    In the light of our salvation what must we do? 1- Put aside the deeds of darkness 2- Behave decently as in the daytime 3- Clothe ourselves with the Lord Jesus

    INTRO.- Do you know what time it is? Many people are living in their own little fairy tale world and they don’t know what’s going on spiritually. ILL.- “Actress Katie Holmes Six Years Later” the article stated. Six years after what? Six years after meeting Tom Cruise. more

  • 25. No Condemnation For Those In Christ

    Contributed on Jan 1, 2014
    based on 79 ratings

    Paul tells why there is no condemnation for us. 1- No condemnation - Jesus set us free 2- No condemnation - The Spirit empowers us

    INTRO.- Someone wrote: “Everything happens for a reason, but sometimes the reason is that you’re stupid and make bad decisions.” True. Stupid and sinful. ILL.- June, 2012. The longtime girlfriend of Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger was sentenced to eight years in prison more

  • 26. Commend, Greet And Watch Out!

    Contributed on Mar 12, 2014
    based on 88 ratings

    1- We must commend some people 2- We must greet all who are in Christ 3- We must watch out for those who cause trouble

    INTRO.- ILL.- I heard someone say one time that there are two kinds of people: saints and aints. We’re all supposed to be saints in the church but sometimes we act like aints. ILL.- David Lloyd George (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1916-1922) was addressing a meeting in South more

  • 27. Stop Passing Judgment

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2014
    based on 84 ratings

    Let’s consider what it means to stop passing judgment on others. 1- We must not be stumbling blocks 2- We must recognize the kingdom 3- We must do whatever leads to peace

    INTRO.- ILL.- Wrong Guesses: A six-year-old lad came home with a note from his teacher in which it was suggested that he be taken out of school because he was “too stupid to learn.” That boy was Thomas A. Edison. (and yet Edison is the fourth most prolific inventor in history, more

  • 28. Bless Those Who Persecute You

    Contributed on Feb 7, 2014
    based on 81 ratings

    Paul talks about how to be blessed with an inheritance from God. 1- Bless and don’t curse 2- Rejoice and mourn 3- Demote and associate 4- Befriend and don’t repay

    INTRO.- ILL.- A woman's husband dies. He had $20,000 left to his name. After everything is done at the funeral home and cemetery, she tells her closest friend that there is no money left. The friend says, "How can that be? You told me he had $20,000 a few days before he died. How could you be more

  • 29. We Who Are Strong

    Contributed on Feb 28, 2014
    based on 86 ratings

    If we claim to be strong in the faith or know that we are strong or maybe stronger than some others, what should we do? 1- We should bear with the failings of the weak 2- We should please our neighbor for his good 3- We should accept one another

    INTRO.- We who are strong. I’ve always been interested in strength and strong men. I guess that’s a boy thing. ILL.- I first became interested in strong men by watching Superman on TV. That was the old Superman, George Reeves and by today’s standards he wasn’t much of more