Contributed on May 17, 2001
We are going to take a journey with Jesus, but we need a map. The map is th Bible, but can we trust it? YES WE CAN!
INTRODUCTION An atheist was out fishing near Europe, when all of a sudden a huge dragon type amphibian began to come out of the water. With snarling teeth it moved closer to the atheist. In desperation the fisherman shouted "Dear God, Please save me!" All of a sudden, everything ...read more
Contributed on May 29, 2001
When we really get to know Jesus, our lives will never be the same.
INTRODUCTION (DRAMATIC ILLUSTRATION OF THE DISCIPLES) Go back with me to the crucifixion and arrest of Jesus. Think of the disciples and the way that they reacted when Jesus was taken away by the Roman soldiers. They all ran and hide, they did not want to take up any cross! ...read more
Contributed on Jun 1, 2001
Are you prepared for the coming of the King? Will you accept Him or reject Him?
INTRODUCTION We are privileged to accompany a King on a journey. Whenever a King or a great leader is going to come, there is great anticipation. There is excitement. People want to be a part of the experience. When President Bush came to Springfield, there was a lot of ...read more
Contributed on Jun 13, 2001
Jesus is the window in which we can see God
INTRODUCTION Windows are an important part of a building. They allow the occupant to see what is going on in the world around them and it allows the world to peek in on and see what the occupant is doing. Before we got our drapes, the neighbors used to tell us that they enjoyed watching us ...read more
Contributed on Jun 22, 2001
Jesus was tempted in the same way we have, but He made it without sin!
INTRODUCTION Bobby desperately wanted a new bicycle. His parents told him he would have to save his money and buy it himself. Not terribly surprised or disappointed, Bobby vowed to save his nickels, dimes and quarters until he finally had enough to buy a bicycle. His plan began well ...read more
Contributed on Jul 9, 2001
WE are going to look at Jesus’ first disciples. What happened to these men when God called their name?
INTRODUCTION A Country farmer and his boy ventured to the big city for the first time. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and back together again. The boy asked his father, "What is this father?" The father ...read more
Contributed on Jul 20, 2001
We find a man who comes to Jesus at night to wrestle with a great question of life
INTRODUCTION Today we continue on our journey with Jesus. Last week we spent time with Jesus as he opened His public ministry with a miracle at a wedding in Cana of Galilee. After the wedding, Jesus along with His mother, brothers and disciples (John 2:12) traveled down to ...read more
Contributed on Aug 15, 2001
Do you find evangelism hard? Let us look at how Jesus did it.
INTRODUCTION As we continue on our journey with Jesus, we are going to stop with Jesus by a well. At this well we will find a woman whom once she encounters Jesus, she will never be the same and because of this meeting. At first glance, this encounter does not look ...read more
Contributed on Aug 15, 2001
This is a look at God’s love
INTRODUCTION An overzealous preacher felt it was his calling to aggressively "make" people become Christians as they would ride on the city bus system. One day a drunk stumbled onto the bus that the preacher was on. He sprang into and shook his family Bible in the face of the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 17, 2001
Do you want real refreshment in life? Come to the living water that Jesus offers us!
INTRODUCTION Have you ever taken the time to sit back and take look at your life? Have you ever taken the time to look back on your life to see where you have been and then tried to look a head to see where you want to be? At this point in your life do you know what you want ...read more
Contributed on Aug 24, 2001
What does Jesus have to say about true worship?
INTRODUCTION As I read Christian magazines one of the most divisive issues in the church today is that of worship style. Many churches are working through the issues of contemporary verses traditional music styles. There have been churches that have split of the issue of ...read more
Contributed on Aug 31, 2001
Let’s look at the master’s plan of Kingdom Growth
INTRODUCTION I want to ask you an important question this morning. Raise your hand if you would like to see the Auburn Christian Church reach the lost people of our community. Reaching the community for Christ is the reason that we exist as a church. It should be the goal of ...read more
Contributed on Sep 7, 2001
Are you ready for Jesus to rescue you?
INTRODUCTION A man went into a drug store and asked the pharmacist if he could give him something for the hiccups. The pharmacist promptly reached across the counter and slapped the man’s face. The man said, "What in the world did you do that for? The pharmacist said, "See, you don’t ...read more