Contributed on Nov 19, 2012
This introductory sermon to my Got Questions Series answers the question: "How did Jesus respond to those who had doubts?"
A. Allow me to welcome everyone to Friend Day, we are delighted that you are here today. 1. If you are visiting with us, we hope you enjoy yourself and leave here filled with joy and hope. 2. And we hope that you will come back again real soon…how about next Sunday? B. I like the story ...read more
Contributed on Nov 26, 2012
In this sermon, we review four major clues for the existence of God.
Introduction: A. The story is told of a family who had two young boys, ages 8 and 10, who were excessively mischievous. 1. They were always getting into trouble and their parents knew that, if any mischief occurred in their school or neighborhood, their sons were probably involved. 2. They ...read more
Contributed on Dec 3, 2012
In this sermon, we examine the internal and external evidence that the Bible truly is the Word of God.
Introduction: A. The story is told of a Sunday school teacher who asked his class, “What is Faith?” 1. A young boy raised his hand and answered, “Oh, that’s easy. Faith is believing something you know is not true.” 2. Unfortunately, that little boy’s ...read more
Contributed on Dec 9, 2012
Science and faith do not have to be in conflict with each other. When there is conflict, it is either because of bad science or bad religion, or both.
A. How many of you enjoy learning about science? Was science your favorite subject in school? B. I like the story told about a teacher who was giving her second-grade students a lesson in science. 1. She explained all about magnets and showed how they would pick up nails and other pieces of ...read more
Contributed on Dec 16, 2012
No answer can completely answer this most difficult question of life. I this sermon we consider some things about God and the world He created, we consider the reasons for suffering, and we consider how to cope with suffering.
Introduction: A. There is a scene in a British movie where a young brother and sister had experienced the death of their beloved kitten. 1. The children had prayed fervently that the cat would get well, but unfortunately, it had died. 2. The children couldn’t understand why this had ...read more
Contributed on Dec 31, 2012
I used this abbreviated sermon on the Sunday of our special Christmas themed service.
Introduction: A. The story is told of a man who got tired of all the Christmas hoopla and commercialism. 1. So, he decided not to send Christmas cards, feeling that the expense and effort were non-productive. a. For the first ten days of December he felt good about his decision. b. But then, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 7, 2013
In this sermon, we examine the evidence for the historicity of Jesus and the evidence of Jesus' divinity.
Introduction: A. The story is told of a boy who came home from Sunday School and was asked by his father what he had learned that day in Sunday School. 1. “Well, dad, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. When he ...read more
Contributed on Jan 13, 2013
In this sermon we learn why is it not arrogant or narrow-minded to say that Jesus is the only way to God. I borrowed a lot from Lee Strobel's sermon on this subject.
Introduction: A. The story is told of two rival rabbis who came face to face in a narrow alley way. 1. The alley was so narrow that it was impossible for the two to pass by each other. 2. The one rabbi, pulling himself up to his full height, said, “I never make way for arrogant, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 21, 2013
Is hope in heaven just a crutch? Is there life after death? These are important questions that need answers.
A. The story is told of a minister who went to visit an older man at his home. 1. The minister said, “At your age you should be thinking about the hereafter.” 2. The older man replied, “Oh, I think about the hereafter all the time. No matter where I am – in the living ...read more
Contributed on Jan 28, 2013
Reconciling a loving God with an awful hell is not easy for many people. In this sermon I try to resolve this dilemma.
Introduction: A. A church was looking for a new preacher. 1. They asked their top two candidates to preach a trial sermon. 2. Both candidates were assigned the same topic – the topic was “Hell.” 3. Both candidates preached and did an excellent job, but one was hired and the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 5, 2013
Once we have established that there is a God and that Christianity is the way to God, then a big question that might be asked is: Why would God love me? This sermon answers that question.
Introduction: A. Every year the youngest children in a Christian preschool would steal the show at their end-of-the-year program. 1. This year they did their usual waving to parents, tugging at their clothes and at each other, and staring at the floor. 2. The highlight came when 11 ...read more
Contributed on Feb 11, 2013
The answer to the question: "does God want me to be happy?" is "yes" and "no."
A. What is happiness? What does it mean to be happy? Here are a few quotes on happiness to get us thinking: 1. “Whoever said money can't buy happiness didn't know where to shop” (Gertrude Stein). 2. “Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go” ...read more
Contributed on Feb 19, 2013
Many skeptics use Christian hypocrites as an excuse for rejecting Christ. In this sermon, we make the distinction between sinners and hypocrites. Everyone in church is a sinner, but not everyone is a hypocrite.
Introduction: A. One day Robert Redford, the famous actor, was walking through a hotel lobby, when a woman recognized him and ran over to him. 1. With great excitement, she gushed, “Are you the real Robert Redford?” 2. As the doors of the elevator closed, he replied, “Only ...read more
Contributed on Feb 25, 2013
In this last sermon in the series, we tackle the question of the Trinity.
A. The story is told about a little girl who was drawing a picture in Sunday School. 1. Her teacher asked her what she was drawing. 2. “I’m drawing a picture of God,” the little girl responded. 3. “But nobody knows what God looks like,” her teacher said. 4. The ...read more