Sermon Series
  • 1. The Story Of Daniel - A Hero In A Pagan Culture

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2001
    based on 51 ratings

    The Bible is quite literally an anthology of hero stories. The writer chooses the most crucial events in the hero’s life and builds his story on those key moments. Let’s look at The Story of Daniel - A Hero in a Pagan Culture.

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: Creating and choosing heroes are one of the most significant things that cultures do. We see this everyday in one way or another. Watch ESPN Sports Center, and you can see an entire evening of basketball games reduced to a couple of minutes by Kenny Mayne and more

  • 2. The Story Of Esther - A Heroine In Personal Crisis

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2001
    based on 86 ratings

    The book of Esther is the biblical answer to Walt Disney’s story of Cinderella. An orphan girl from an enslaved nation ends up marrying the king. It’s short story at its finest.

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: One of Megan’s favorite stories is Cinderella. She was the abused, ophaned house slave with no hope of a future or ever attending the royal ball much less luring the handsome prince into marrying her. Her fairy god-mother magically helps her to not only attend more

  • 3. The Story Of Jonah - A Tragic Hero With A Fatal Flaw

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2001
    based on 110 ratings

    The story of Jonah is a satiric masterpiece. The book of Jonah is unique in that it humorously recounts the adventures of a prophet who struggled against his divine commission. This really is a handbook on how not to be a prophet.

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: In his book, True Heroism in a World of Celebrity Counterfeits, Dick Keyes writes that a celebrity is "one who is famous and well publicized," well known "apart from how they became known. Celebrity itself is indifferent to moral character," he adds. One can be more

  • 4. The Story Of Ruth - A Heroine In Search Of A Home

    Contributed on Aug 6, 2001
    based on 68 ratings

    The major motif to watch for as you work your way through this story is a movement from emptiness, famine, and death to fullness, plenty, and life.

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: As you walk down the red carpet, a frenzied mob swarms around you, demanding your autograph. The reporters are snapping your picture, nearly blinding you. Every ten feet, a television crew stops you for an interview. Have you just become the hottest newest star? more