Sermon Series

  • 1. How Beautiful Is The Body Of Christ

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014

    You are not one in one million. You are one in 6-and-a-half billion. There is nobody else like you on the face of the planet, and there is nobody else like you in this body. You are a unique member of the body of Christ.

    INTRODUCTION Open your Bibles please to Romans, chapter 12. I’m preaching through the book of Romans verse after verse. If you did not bring a Bible look there in the pew rack and you should find a copy of the Bible and also maybe somebody beside you will offer to share his or her copy. We more

  • 2. Stumbling Over God’s Stepping Stone

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014

    God’s wrath has been revealed throughout history. It is being revealed right now. Why does God show us some demonstrations of his wrath in history? To warn us. To teach us that one day God is going to judge sin.

    INTRODUCTION I heard about a pastor after he would preach a man would say to him, “Pastor, that was a warm message today.” or the man would say, “Pastor, that was a warm sermon” or he would sometimes say, “I appreciate those warm words.” One day the preacher more

  • 3. All In The Family

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014

    Have you ever stopped and thought, “Why me? Why did God choose me to be his child?" It just pleased God to do so. It gave God pleasure to choose you to be his child. And when God does something he does it so he derives personal pleasure from it.

    INTRODUCTION Today I want to talk to you about being part of God’s family. We’re all so proud of our parents– or at least we ought to be–like the little boy in school who was bragging about how tough his daddy was and he turned to a little girl and said, “You know, more

  • 4. Free At Last!

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    The apostle Paul uses the issue of slavery to simply illustrate and demonstrate how sometimes people can be in bondage to sin, and then how we need to be in servitude to God.

    INTRODUCTION I would like to make a statement in light of what’s happening in our nation. I would like to request that there not be any response to what I say. I don’t want any applause, boos or hisses or whatever the case might be. After I read this statement, I want to more

  • 5. Saving Faith: A Matter Of The Heart

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014

    Calling on the Lord has never saved anybody, but calling on the name of the Lord, always saves. How can you do that? How can you have that kind of faith? I’ve noticed there are at least three different types of faith I think everybody possesses.

    INTRODUCTION We have come now to what I believe to be the clearest instructions in all the Bible that tell a person how they can be saved. How they can get from Texas to heaven. You may see in the bulletin there a little outline, you might want to follow along and fill it in. I’m convinced more

  • 6. When A Second Marriage Is Better

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014

    What’s the difference between living under law and living released from law in a relationship with Jesus? I obey the law of God not because I’m afraid, but because I love Jesus. Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”

    INTRODUCTION Many people think these verses in Romans 7 are confusing and very hard to understand. In fact, some people say, “You ought to just go from Chapter 6 on into Chapter 8, because Chapter 8 is so great!” But I don’t believe you ought to do that, I think every verse and more

  • 7. God’s Inescapable Love

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014
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    The Bible says we have enemies in this world. It is the world, the flesh and the devil. We have enemies, but who’s afraid of the big, bad world? The Bible talks about how our flesh needs to stay crucified.

    INTRODUCTION Today we finish this wonderful chapter I call the Himalayan Mountains of Biblical revelation. We have climbed to the pinnacle, the peak–Romans, 8:28–“For we know that God is working in all things for good to those who love him, those who are called according to his more

  • 8. Objection Overruled!

    Contributed on Oct 29, 2014

    The question the writer of Hebrews asks is the question all of us ought to consider: How shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation? The Bottom Line: God is holy, and he must punish sin.

    INTRODUCTION As we are going though the book of Romans, it is important for us to keep in mind the historical context of the book. You know, we don’t do that very well in the twentieth century. We are very poor students of history, or we don’t really appreciate history the way we more

  • 9. Love Is Better Than Liberty

    Contributed on Oct 31, 2014
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    A tightrope is a picture of Christian liberty with legalism on one side and unrestrained license on the other. But somewhere in between the two is the beautiful tightrope of balance, and the balance bar for a Christian is love.

    INTRODUCTION I invite you to open your Bibles to Romans 14. We’re going to start reading at verse 13. You remember last week, I started the message by holding a gold earring to my ear and some of you thought, well there’s nothing wrong with a guy wearing an earring. But others of more

  • 10. A Branch Can Never Boast

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014

    A tree's fruit reveals outwardly the inner nature of that tree. The same is true in the Christian life. When there is fruit in your life what you are expressing outwardly is the inner character and nature of Jesus Christ.

    INTRODUCTION We are studying Romans, 9, 10, and 11 about God’s past, present and future dealing with the nation of Israel. Sometimes what people think is impossible becomes a reality. For instance, I want to read to you an actual editorial from a Boston newspaper from 120 years more

  • 11. God Of Grace And God Of Glory

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014

    Have you ever been in a relationship with someone and it seemed like you could not please them? That’s somewhat true of God, because if you try on the basis of your own behavior to earn God’s approval or his glory, you’ll miss the target every time.

    INTRODUCTION People often say about others, “To know him is to love him!” This is really true of Jesus. To know Jesus is to love him. If you know him, you love him. If you don’t know him, you can’t love him until you do know him. I hope today you will meet him if you more

  • 12. Mindset = Lifestyle

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014
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    Most people really want to try and please God. But if they don’t have faith it is a frustrating experience, because most people think the way you please God is by ceasing to do bad and getting it all together. But we don’t have the power to do that.

    INTRODUCTION I’m preaching through the book of Romans, verse after verse, and I personally believe if you could compare the whole Bible to a mountain range, then the book of Romans would definitely be the Himalayan mountains and Romans, Chapter 8, would be the Mount Everest towering over more

  • 13. Life's Greatest Choice

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014
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    What is eternal life? Most would say, “Living forever.” The only thing wrong with that is some are so miserable right now that the idea of existing forever is eternal misery. What is eternal life? It is knowing God; it is knowing Jesus Christ.

    INTRODUCTION Life is full of choices and today I want to talk to you about “Life’s Greatest Choice.” When I was growing up in south Alabama you went down to the local drugstore if you wanted ice cream, but you only had three choices: chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. Today we more

  • 14. Homosexuality: Lifestyle Or Deathstyle?

    Contributed on Oct 29, 2014
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    I’m going to say something that may shock you out of your socks: Jesus had to deal with homosexual temptation. How I can say that? It’s simple. Jesus dealt with EVERY kind of temptation.

    INTRODUCTION Open your Bibles to Romans 1:18. Today I am going to address the issue of homosexuality. After I preached this in the last two services, I was amazed at how quiet everyone has been. They have really been listening. Also, people really don’t know what to say when they leave more

  • 15. How To Deal With Mean People

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014
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    Sometimes when your enemies treat you wrong, you try to get revenge. You would hurt those people who have hurt you. It may be that Jesus tells you to put your sword away. Some of you just need to put it in the scabbard, because God is going repay evil.

    INTRODUCTION Please open your Bibles to the book of Romans 12. This is a great, great chapter. As I have been telling you, this chapter 12 of Romans is very practical. It teaches us about relationships. Since we’re going to finish chapter 12 today, I want to do a little review. The first more

  • 16. Wake Up And Get Dressed!

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014
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    Sometimes people are so content they get into a spiritual rut where nothing ever changes. Part of the problem is with us preachers. There is so much Sermonic Sominex dispensed in churches today, it lulls people to sleep.

    INTRODUCTION Open your Bibles, please, to Romans 13, verse 11. Today I want to talk to you about “Wake Up and Get Dressed!” So you won’t have to keep looking at your watch, I’m putting a clock up here for you. I know for some of you, when you come to church and the more

  • 17. Don't Waste Your Sorrows

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014
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    One reason God allows suffering is so we will depend on him. Suffering shows us the value of God’s grace. Sometimes we think grace was just something way back yonder when we got saved. But we forget that God’s grace is active right now, present tense.

    INTRODUCTION I felt the tugging of the Holy Spirit this week telling me to go back and look at verses 3 and 4 of Romans 5 because I know some of you are going through some very difficult times right now, struggling with suffering and pain and tribulation. I hope the Holy Spirit will use this more

  • 18. The N.t. Condensed Version Of The Gospel

    Contributed on Oct 31, 2014
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    Every word in the Bible is important. So you can’t condense the Bible down, but what I’m talking about to today is condensing the essence of the gospel, the kingdom of God, down into one verse.

    INTRODUCTION Let’s open our Bibles to Romans 14:17. We’ll read exactly what we just sang about there. You have to be careful what you read to make sure you figure it out. Some of you have already read some of these things called “actual bloopers from church bulletins.” more

  • 19. Hang On To Hope

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014
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    The Apostle Paul said if you take all of the suffering you’ve ever endured in this life, it is like a drop in the bucket compared to a vast, deep ocean of glory that’s going to come. Paul gave us three examples of why we ought to have hope.

    INTRODUCTION In the English language the word hope is rather an anemic, weak word. Sometimes when we say, “I hope something happens,” we’re not too certain it will happen. For instance, you may say, “Well I really hope I get a raise next year,” or, “I hope I more

  • 20. The Slippery Slope Of Sin

    Contributed on Oct 29, 2014
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    If you entertain thoughts about entering into a sexual relationship with a person and you begin to fantasize it and visualize it, then you can step over the line and you can commit adultery in your heart and it all began with a tempting thought.

    INTRODUCTION Please open your Bibles with me to Romans 1. We are going to start looking again at the passage of scripture that begins with verse 18 but culminates in the end of the chapter where we are today. The topic of the message today is on sin–and yes, I am against it. Grady Nutt, a more

  • 21. Not Ashamed!

    Contributed on Oct 29, 2014
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    Some people think they are going to go to heaven by doing good deeds or acting righteously. The very best thing I have ever done in my flesh compared to God’s holiness and purity, looks like dirty, filthy, stinking rags before God.

    INTRODUCTION Open your Bibles to Romans 1:16-17. Rome was the greatest city of the world in Biblical times. Now you really can’t say that now, because there are many great cities in the world today. New York, Tokyo, London, all are great. You really can’t say there is one city that more

  • 22. The Groanings Of The Spirit

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014

    Where is the Lord Jesus right now? He is actually here in the person of the Spirit. He is interceding for me. He is interceding for you. The Bible says there is one mediator between God and man. Isn’t it good to know Jesus is praying for you?

    INTRODUCTION There was a lady who had a female parrot and the only thing the parrot said was, “Let’s pray.” Well, the lady met a man at a parrot lover’s meeting and he had a male parrot who never said anything but “Let’s kiss.” Eventually the man and more

  • 23. The Greatest Of These Is Love

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014

    America is adrift without a moral standard, a moral anchor, and until we get back to the word of God, we’re going to get further and further away from God’s standard.

    INTRODUCTION During World War II when the Nazis were bombing London, there was an Anglican Church that had a statue of Jesus with his arms outstretched on their lawn. The caption below the statue read, “Come unto me all you who labor and are heavy laden.” As the bombs fell, the more

  • 24. No Excuse!

    Contributed on Oct 29, 2014
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    What is the eternal destiny of a person born, raised and dying in a place where they never once had access to a Bible or heard about God? Is God going to excuse them? Is God going to excuse those people who never had access to the Bible?

    INTRODUCTION Open your Bibles, please to Romans 1:18. We have come to the part I call, “No Excuse!” We all know people who are not too bright. I’ve decided I don’t pick on Aggies and I don’t pick on Longhorns or even Baylor Bears, so today I guess I’ll make more

  • 25. The Blessed Benefits Of God's Love

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014
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    The secret to living the Christian life is not trying to imitate Jesus. The secret to the Christian life is allowing Jesus simply to control every part of your life so his character is just displayed.

    INTRODUCTION If you are going to interview for a new job, you want to know what the salary is, but you also want to know what the “fringe benefits” are. The benefits I’m going to talk about today are not “fringe” by any stretch of the imagination. Instead, they are more

  • 26. The Beauty Of Unity

    Contributed on Oct 31, 2014
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    When a lost person comes in the doors of this church, they sit down and they look around and see a thousand Christians in here singing praises to God. That has an impact on them because with one heart and one voice, we are glorifying God together.

    INTRODUCTION I would like to acknowledge a very special guest who is here today. It is the Lord Jesus Christ. He is here. He said, “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I’m right there in the midst.” Choir, thank you for singing to Him. There are songs that we sing about more

  • 27. A Tale Of Four Kings

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014
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    Do you remember what happened to Adam when he sinned? He died immediately in his spirit, he died gradually in his soul, and he died ultimately in his body. But salvation reverses it.

    INTRODUCTION Romans, 5:12-21 is a pretty complex, complicated passage of scripture. In fact, it is one of the deepest theological teachings in all of the book of Romans, and Romans gets pretty deep. Some people even disagree about the punctuation of the Greek text, because you have to remember more

  • 28. God’s Incredible Plan

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014
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    God is interested in making a whole family of people like Jesus. That is our destiny our destination and God has already predetermined to make us that way. So that’s God’s purpose. He chose us and then he changes us.

    INTRODUCTION Last Sunday as we were reading Romans, 8:28, I told you it was like the spiritual Mount Everest. It is the pinnacle of biblical revelation to me. We’re going to stay on the top for a little bit today and admire the view from this great pinnacle of biblical truth. If you happen more

  • 29. Look In The Mirror

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014

    You and I struggle with guilt, because we’re guilty. The sooner you and I admit we are sinners by nature and by choice, and we are guilty, the sooner we can move on to receive the forgiveness of God. A reflection of our guilt in four areas.

    INTRODUCTION I invite you to open your Bibles to Romans, chapter 3. I heard about a funny chain letter going around. It’s being sent to the Chairmen of Deacons of Baptist churches. It’s a typical chain letter: Dear Mr. Deacon: If you are tired of your preacher, send a copy of more

  • 30. Your Supreme Act Of Worship

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2014

    Just as a caterpillar metamorphoses into a butterfly, and just as a tadpole metamorphoses into a frog, God wants metamorphose each of us into a different kind of person who thinks differently and acts differently. Our job is to repent.

    INTRODUCTION Open your Bibles, please to Romans 12. I’ve been preaching through the book of Romans, verse after verse, for a year and a half. In May, we took a four-week break to talk about families, and now we are back in Romans. We will go verse by verse through the rest of the book. It more