Contributed on May 12, 2006
As Jesus disciples, we are called to be the salt of the earth.
The Nature of a Disciple: Salt Text: Matt. 5:13 Introduction 1. Read Matt. 5:13 2. Martin Luther once said "A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing." 3. We are all called to be disciples of Christ, but what does that mean? 4. Jesus gave ...read more
Contributed on Jun 8, 2006
If we continue to persevere, God will answer our prayers.
HE’LL BE THERE JUST IN TIME Text: John 11:1-44 Introduction 1. Read John 11:1-7 2. Several years ago I heard a song called He’s An On Time God. The song said "He may not come when you call him, but he’ll be there just in time." 3. Perhaps we don’t get our prayers answered because we ...read more
Contributed on Jun 16, 2006
Jesus tells us not to worry, but to trust God.
Good News For the Worry Wart Text: Matt. 6:25-34 Introduction 1. Read Matt. 6:25-34 2. Illustration: The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety. George Muller Massena, one of Napoleon’s generals, suddenly appeared with 18,000 ...read more
Contributed on Jun 27, 2006
If we want to be Christ’s disciple, we must be willing to count the cost.
Are You Willing to Pay the Cost? Text: Lk. 9:57-62 Introduction 1. Read Lk. 9:57-62 2. Illustration: In his book "The Cost of Discipleship," Dietrich Bonehoffer wrote "When Christ calls a man he bids him come and die." Bonehoffer was a Christian leader and pastor in Nazi Germany during ...read more
Contributed on Jul 7, 2006
Jesus told us to be ready no matter when His return will occur.
Watching and Waiting Text: Mk. 13:28-37 Introduction 1. Read Mk. 13:28-37 2. Illustration: After 14 years of studying the Bible, William Miller became convinced that Christ would return in 1843. When Miller announced April 3 as the day, some disciples went to mountaintops, hoping for a ...read more
Contributed on Jul 13, 2006
In order to draw nearer to Jesus we need to make the effort.
From Wee Little to Great Big Text: Lk. 19:1-10 Introduction 1. Read Lk. 19:1-10 2. Illustration: A certain man was troubled with dizzy spells. He went from one doctor to another and none could tell him what the problem was. He tried everything, it seemed. Finally, it was bothering him ...read more
Contributed on Jul 21, 2006
If we want to walk on water, we have to get out of the boat.
Taking The First Step Text: Matthew 14:22-33 Introduction 1. Read Matt. 14:22-33 2. Illustration: The physics professor had just finished his lecture about the pendulum, wherein he had shown the mathematical proof that an untouched pendulum will always swing in ever-decreasing ...read more
Contributed on Aug 25, 2006
The most important thing that Jesus tells us about His second coming is to be ready.
Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning Text: Matt. 25:1-13 Introduction 1. Read Matthew 25:1-13 2. Illustration: Three athletes are about to be executed. One is a short dark haired hockey player; one is a bald headed tennis player, and the third is a tall blond haired soccer ...read more