Contributed on Apr 10, 2006
The "Motive" of Christ’s death on the cross is fairly clear in Scripture... but there are people who are offended by that message.
OPEN: (We started the sermon playing the theme music for "CSI Miami". Then commented:) Some of you may be asking “What in the world was that?” That was the theme music from the hit TV show “CSI Miami”. There’s CSI, CSI Miami, and CSI New York… and for the next few weeks we’re going to be ...read more
Contributed on Apr 23, 2006
Christ’s death on the cross was a crime of passion. The crime was ours... the passion was God’s.
OPEN: (began with music theme of CSI – “Who Are You”) The year was 1910. The place - Chicago, Illinois. The time - The early hours of the morning. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hiller were lying in bed when Mrs. Hiller sensed something was wrong. She awoke to see that the gas light outside their ...read more
Contributed on May 1, 2006
If I had been Jesus, I would have shown the men on the road to Emmaus my scars and proved I had risen from the dead... but Jesus didn’t do that. Why?
OPEN: For the past few weeks, I’ve been preaching on the topic of CSI-Jerusalem. We’re Crime Scene Investigators…or more specifically “Cross Scene Investigators”. The following story is true. And while it is somewhat morbid it serves to illustrate what I want to say this morning. Several years ...read more
Contributed on May 8, 2006
Jesus built His church upon the foundation of a multitude of witnesses. Sometimes we forget how significant that can be.
OPEN: About 10 years ago, during a Homicide trial in Nassau County in the state of New York, the prosecution was examining their witness on the stand. In his testimony, the witness stated that he saw the victim lying on the ground, obviously dead. When the prosecution had finished, the defense ...read more