Sermon Series
  • 1. Overcoming Mediocrity

    Contributed on Mar 14, 2001
    based on 96 ratings
     | 1,211 views

    The Sermon on the Mount was not for everyone. It was only for REAL disciples. Should you be here for this series of messages?

    I. The Multitudes (5:1a) A. See 4:25 B. They followed the miracles 1. (4:23-24) brought sick folks to be healed 2. This happened often a. Feeding of 5000 b. ‘An evil generation seeks a sign’ C. Majority of followers week after the exhilarating experiences II. The Mountain (5:1b) A. He ...read more

  • 2. The Progression Of Blessedness

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2001
    based on 52 ratings
     | 981 views

    The Beatitudes show the beautiful progression of blessedness as one grows in maturity in the Kngdom of God.

    I. Inward (5:3-5) A. Poor in Spirit- bankrupt before God 1. Citizenship B. Those who Mourn – over their bankruptcy 1. Comfort C. The Meek – pliable; submissive 1. Inheritance II. Upward (5:6) A. Hunger for Righteousness 1. Seems to denote yearning for growth 2. We hunger for food for ...read more

  • 3. How Far Should I Go?

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2001
    based on 47 ratings
     | 730 views

    How far should I go in this obedience thing? Is every part of the Bible to be heeded?

    I. Everything Is To Be Heeded (17-18) A. The Old Testament is Approved 1. Jesus’ seal of approval on the OT 2. Jesus’ often quoted the OT B. The Old Testament is Absolute 1. Not to be modified or changed 2. Jot & Tittle C. The Old Testament is Authoritative 1. Jesus came to fulfill the ...read more

  • 4. Is There A Murderer In Your Mind?

    Contributed on Apr 29, 2001
    based on 50 ratings
     | 737 views

    Our anger can create destructive tendencies. Jesus wants us to handle it properly.

    I. A False Interpretation (21-22a) A. Observing the Law Outwardly 1. Jewish leaders had reduced 6th commandment to only an act 2. Only judgment feared was from courts of earth B. Neglecting the Law Inwardly 1. Jesus said 6th commandment deals w/matters of the heart 2. “To be unjustly ...read more

  • 5. The Silent Sin

    Contributed on May 4, 2001
    based on 61 ratings
     | 1,029 views

    This sin is something we just don’t talk about today. It is not one of the Baptist ’biggies’; it is hidden, private, and all the more dangerous.

    I. A Discipline that is Deceitful A. Pharisees Insisted on External Obedience 1. Pharisees had reduced commandment number seven down to the mere physical act of adultery 2. Cup and platter analogy (Matthew 23:25-26), “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of ...read more

  • 6. Miles Down The Road

    Contributed on Jun 5, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
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    Does Jesus advocate absolute passivity in the face of oppression?

    I. The Old Testament Injunction A. The Limitation 1. Mosaic Law allowed this treatment 2. Principle: The punishment must fit the crime (Judges 1:6-7) B. The Administration 1. It should be noted that in each of these passages the context is one of civil justice. The law was not designed to be ...read more

  • 7. The Word On Divorce

    Contributed on Jun 18, 2001
    based on 53 ratings
     | 826 views

    There are lots of confusing messages today about divorce and remarriage. What does the Bible really say?

    I. The Covenant of Marriage (19:3-6) A. Affirmed by Creation 1. God created 1 male & 1 female 2. The Creator determines the ideal in marriage B. Affirmed by Connection 1. Abandonment of blood relations a. ‘Leave’ – forsake utterly 2. Attachment to wife a. ‘Cleave’ – glued to C. Affirmed by ...read more

  • 8. Speech Therapy

    Contributed on Jun 18, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 711 views

    How do you tame the tongue?

    I. The Commencement A. An Oath Defined 1. The concept of oath-taking originated in the OT 2. "An oath is a solemn affirmation or declaration, made with an appeal to God for the truth of what is affirmed, and imprecating His vengeance, and renouncing His favor if what is affirmed is ...read more

  • 9. The Third Mile

    Contributed on Jun 18, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 677 views

    Isn’t going the second mile enough? Not for a true disciple and follower of Jesus...

    I. A Misrepresentation that Is Typical (43) A. An Omission that was Considerable 1. How do we love our neighbor? 2. The OT admonition paralleled Jesus’ commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves (see Lev. 19:18) B. An Addition that was Convenient 1. Nowhere in scripture do you find the ...read more

  • 10. The Fruit Of Wolves

    Contributed on Aug 20, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 906 views

    Beware of false teachers!

    I. Confusion A. Hidden Motives 1. Harmless disguises 2. Pretense of innocence B. Harsh Methods 1. Destructive tendencies 2. ‘Ravenous’ – to take by force 3. Matthew 10:16, “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as ...read more