Contributed on Feb 21, 2002
Can we look as long as we do not touch? What does Jesus say about it?
INTRODUCTION Bruce Larson tells of an old priest, who was asked by a young man, "Father, when will I cease to be bothered by the sins of the flesh? The priest replied, Son I wouldn’t trust myself until I’d been dead for 3 or 4 days Today we are going to deal with a subject ...read more
Contributed on Feb 21, 2002
When we belong to Jesus, how are we expected to live/
INTRODUCTION How many times have you heard people say that your faith is a personal thing. How many times have people been scolded for bringing their “religion” to the workplace, the athletic field, the schools or to the government? Have you ever felt the pressure that tells ...read more
Contributed on Feb 21, 2002
What does Jesus have to say about anger?
INTRODUCTION After spending 3-1/2 hours enduring the long lines, surly clerks and insane regulations at the Department of Motor Vehicles, I stopped at a toy store to pick up a gift for my son. I brought my selection - a baseball bat - to the cash register. "Cash or charge?" the clerk ...read more
Contributed on Apr 5, 2002
Jesus says that we are to be people of our word, or people of integrity.
INTRODUCTION Paul Harvey told a story of some young men who were late to class. Four high school boys were late to their morning classes one-day. They entered the classroom and solemnly told their teacher they were detained due to a flat tire. The sympathetic teacher smiled ...read more
Contributed on Apr 12, 2002
This is a revamp of a same sermon I did in 1996, I hope it is better this time
INTRODUCTION • One winter day a man went shopping at the local neighborhood mall. When he returned to his car he noticed a rather foul odor coming from under the hood and so he checked the engine. In the compartment he discovered a dead cat rather mutilated from being caught in the fan belt. ...read more
Contributed on Apr 19, 2002
Jesus tells us to love our enemies. This is not an easy thing to do, but we are called to do it. This is a revamp of a 1996 sermon I did.
INTRODUCTION Kid’s views on Love: What do most people do on a date? • On the first date they tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date. Mike, 10 • I’m not rushing into being in love. I’m finding fourth grade hard enough. Regina, 10 Some ...read more
Contributed on Apr 26, 2002
Are actions without the right attitude and motives pleasing to God?
INTRODUCTION • In a small college town a tavern frequented by students ran the following ad in the campus paper during the days before Parents Weekend: "Bring Your Parents for Lunch Saturday. We’ll Pretend We Don’t Know You!" The ad was soon challenged by the college chaplain, who posted a ...read more
Contributed on May 3, 2002
Jesus gives us the model for a great prayer life in the model prayer
INTRODUCTION • It is bound to happen sometime, it usually happens when we get into trouble. We are not sure where to turn for help; we feel helpless, powerless and lost. • What do we do? • According to a 1993 study by the Barna Research group: Most people who pray offer their prayers several ...read more
Contributed on May 9, 2002
Where are you investing your life?
INTRODUCTION • Today we are going to look at a subject that most people start considering at some point in our lives. The subject is investing. • At some point most of us will consider taking some of the money that we have today and investing it so that it will grow for tomorrow. • There are ...read more
Contributed on May 23, 2002
I want to thank John MacArthur Jr for the mainpoints of this outline. Is worry consuming your life?
INTRODUCTION • How many of you here today live a life without anxiety or worry? Please raise your hand. Don’t be embarrassed to raise your hand. • What are some of the things that you worry about in life? Some things that send chills up your spine when you think about them? • People worry ...read more
Contributed on Jun 5, 2002
This is a revamp of a 1996 sermon I did. What does Jesus really mean when He tells us not to judge people? What do we need to do to obey it?
INTRODUCTION • Can you tell me the one verse in the bible everyone seems to have memorized? • How many times have we just taken a look at another person and made a judgment about them. We take one look at them and we think that we know everything about them? • What about the times when we ...read more
Contributed on Jun 11, 2002
Do we realize that we have a wonderful gift, it is called prayer. I revamped this from a 1996 message I did.
INTRODUCTION • How many times have we wondered why God has not blessed us in a certain way? How many times have you asked God for something from your heart only to feel that God kicked dirt in your face or that He did not hear you? • When you asked God and felt rejected, did you ever sit back ...read more
Contributed on Jun 14, 2002
Which path will you choose? This is another 1996 rework for me. I hope it isi better this time!
INTRODUCTION • Life is full of choices isn’t it? • Just take a moment to think about how many different decisions that you made just to get to church this morning. What time to get up? Shower or bath or nothing? What to wear? What to eat? Which car do we drive? Do we come this morning? What ...read more
Contributed on Jun 25, 2002
By your fruits, you WILL be known
INTRODUCTION • Silly warning labels illustration. http://www.rinkworks.com/said/warnings.shtml • Last week we looked at the choice that we all have the freedom to make concerning which path we will take in life. • Jesus encouraged us to take the narrow path. • In chapter y ,we have looked at ...read more
Contributed on Jun 27, 2002
Depart from me I never knew you. Words that no person, let along one who calls themself a Christian wants to hear!
INTRODUCTION In his book, Growing Deep in the Christian Life, p. 159-60. Charles Swindoll, writes, Several years ago, in Long Beach, California, a fellow went into a fried chicken place and bought a couple of chicken dinners for himself and his date late one afternoon. The young woman at the ...read more
Contributed on Jul 12, 2002
Are you really building your house on the Rock of Jesus and His Word or on the sinking sand of human opinion?
INTRODUCTION • I want to speak to you today about something that is very important. What God’s word has to say to us today can help keep us from doing something that we will regret. • How many of you here today have been involved in building a house? • What is one thing that you do not want ...read more
Contributed on May 1, 2009
We are called to let our light shine! What does that mean?
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Last week we examined what it meant to be the salt of the world. • Today we are going to look at part 2 of our message on the Bold Walk. • For our walk to be bold, we must get out of the salt shaker so we can bring flavor to this world along with all the other ...read more