Sermon Series
  • 1. Runner Up

    Contributed on Jan 7, 2006
    based on 17 ratings
     | 7,107 views

    Beginning on series on Jesus’ life, actions, words, and ministry. This is a New Year’s message about making Jesus #1 in our lives.

    John 1:6-9 – Runner Up I’d like to begin this morning by reading John 1:6-9. Today is of course New Year’s Day. It’s the 1st day of the 1st month of the new year. Today we are going to talk a little about being first, and being second, and what all that means. I’d like to take ...read more

  • 2. Going Under

    Contributed on Jan 7, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,913 views

    This is about Jesus’ baptism, and what it shows for us: an attitude of humility and submission.

    Matthew 3:1-16 – Going Under (Lengthy illustration at end by Dr. Wayne Dehoney and SermonCentral Pro.) As I mentioned last week, this year, we are looking at the life of Jesus. What He did, what He said, how He spent His time on earth. Today we are looking at one of the 1st things He did ...read more

  • 3. Come And See

    Contributed on Jan 7, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,637 views

    This is about Jesus’ call to His first disciples - Peter, Andrew, Philip, and Nathanael. It’s about Jesus calling us to come and see what He sees.

    John 1:35-51 – Come and See Let’s read our passage tonight. I’ve been told about a grand convention of lawyers, held in a huge stadium. The host of the show in the stadium says "We are all here today to prove to the world that lawyers are not stupid. Can I have a volunteer?" One ...read more

  • 4. How Much Does Worship Cost?

    Contributed on Jan 16, 2006
    based on 50 ratings
     | 8,539 views

    This describes Jesus’ cleansing of the Temple, and why He did it: because the leaders were making worship too hard, and too easy.

    John 2:13-25 – How Much Does Worship Cost? We started this passage this morning, but I felt as though I needed another message to give you a better idea of what was happening. This morning dealt with Jesus’ personality and response to injustice. This morning we saw that Jesus was a social ...read more

  • 5. Called To Be Rebels

    Contributed on Jan 16, 2006
    based on 23 ratings
     | 4,189 views

    Looking at Jesus’ Temple cleansing, we can see He was a social revolutionary and a rebel against the culture, even the religious culture. This sermon calls people to rebel as well, as long as they’re obeying God.

    John 2:13-25 – Called to be Rebels You may have heard of Emily Post. She was born in the early 1870’s and died in 1960. She was the Martha Stewart of her day. Although she wrote a syndicated newspaper column and for a time also hosted a radio program, what made her famous was her book, ...read more

  • 6. How To Grow Your Faith

    Contributed on Jan 23, 2006
    based on 27 ratings
     | 9,758 views

    This shows how the nobleman grew in his faith - he obeyed, even when it was hard.

    John 4:46-54 – How to Grow Your Faith We are continuing our series on The Life of Jesus, looking at snapshots of what He did and what He said at different points of His 3 year ministry. Today we are in John 4:46-54 (p.753). Today we are looking at the question, how do you grow your faith? ...read more

  • 7. Cauterized By Handling Of Holy Things

    Contributed on Jan 23, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,993 views

    Jesus was rejected in His hometown because the people there had grown proud and unteachable. They were so familiar with their version of truth that they rejected real truth.

    Luke 4:16-30 - Cauterized by Handling of Holy Things Tonight I’d like to look at the passage of scripture from Luke 4:16-30. It describes what happened to Jesus when He returned to His home after having ministered to others outside of His hometown. Let’s read. Let me tell you a story. ...read more

  • 8. Remember The Sabbath

    Contributed on Jan 30, 2006
    based on 27 ratings
     | 6,470 views

    Jesus ate and healed on the Sabbath, going against what the leaders taught. So what can or can’t a person do on the Sabbath. How to keep the spirit of the Sabbath while being Sunday Christians.

    Matthew 12:1-14 – Remember the Sabbath Today we are continuing to look at the life of Jesus, and we are reading from the passage where Jesus confronts the religious authorities about what to do and what not to do on the day of worship. Let’s read Matthew 12:1-14. Danny Dutton, age 8, ...read more

  • 9. Climbing Companions

    Contributed on Jan 30, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,356 views

    Only 12, those who climbed with Jesus, got the best sermon ever preached firsthand. Only those who climb with Jesus get His best. This sermon tells stories of His climbing companions.

    Matthew 5:1-2 – Climbing Companions Deep within a forest, a little turtle began to climb a tree. After hours of effort, he reached the top, jumped into the air waving his front legs and crashed to the ground. After recovering, he slowly climbed the tree again, jumped, and fell to the ...read more

  • 10. Room For Doubt And Room For Growth

    Contributed on Feb 7, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,230 views

    This is about John the Baptist and his doubts about who Jesus was. This sermon gives permission to doubt as long as the believer goes to look for answers.

    Luke 7:18-23 – Room for Doubt and Room for Growth Today we are looking at a story not mentioned very much in sermons. The problem with the story is that it paints a hero of the faith with a quality that we aren’t comfortable with him having. The hero is John the Baptist, and that quality is ...read more

  • 11. A Love Song For The Savior

    Contributed on Feb 13, 2006
    based on 88 ratings
     | 26,409 views

    This is about the sinful woman’s anointing of Jesus. She was forgiven of much because she loved much. A story about salvation, criticism, holiness, worship, forgiveness and love.

    Luke 7:36-50 – A Love Song for the Savior Today we are continuing our series on The Life of Jesus. Let’s read a simple but emotional story that is found only in Luke 7:36-50. This is a good story to tell on the Sunday nearest Valentine’s Day. It’s got all the qualities of a great love ...read more

  • 12. God, Save Me From Your Followers

    Contributed on Mar 13, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,841 views

    Jesus said that we should not be ashamed of Him. But what happens when we are ashamed of our fellow believers?

    Mark 8:31-38 – God, Save Me From Your Followers Today we are continuing our series on The Life of Jesus, and we are looking at the 1st time Jesus predicted His own death. In the early stages of His ministry, Jesus did a lot of miracles and healings. As His ministry continued, He did more ...read more

  • 13. Defining Moments

    Contributed on Mar 13, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 6,121 views

    The experience on the Mount of Transfiguration was an encouragement for everybody involved that, despite the dark times ahead, God was guiding them. This calls us to remember our defining moments.

    Mark 9:1-13 – Defining Moments Today, as we continue through The Life of Jesus, we are looking at a passage of scripture that I have never preached on before. It’s the Transfiguration, and it’s mentioned in Matthew 17, Mark 9, and Luke 9. Let’s read tonight from Mark 9:1-13. This ...read more

  • 14. What Matters Most

    Contributed on Mar 13, 2006
    based on 28 ratings
     | 5,094 views

    This is about the widow’s offering, and what significance really is.

    Mark 12:41-45 – What Matters Most Today I’d like to speak to you on the issue of significance. As we continue to look at The Life of Jesus, there is an incident towards the end of His natural life that paints a picture of what significance is, and what it isn’t. This is a message that I ...read more

  • 15. Sorry I Missed Your Visit

    Contributed on Mar 13, 2006
    based on 90 ratings
     | 11,630 views

    This is about the idea in Lk.19:44 - the people missed the day of God’s visitation. This sermon talks about missing it when God tries to speak to us for our own good.

    Luke 19:28-44 – Sorry I Missed Your Visit Today we are looking at a familiar story from The Life of Jesus. It’s what we call the Triumphal Entry. It tells when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on what we call Palm Sunday, 5 days before His death on what we call Good Friday, and one week before ...read more

  • 16. When A Believer Fails

    Contributed on Mar 13, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 4,493 views

    A grace-filled sermon about Peter. We all mess up, even though we shouldn’t, and don’t have to, but we do. There’s still hope for us anyway.

    Luke 22:31-34; 54-62 – When a Believer Fails Today, as we continue to look at The Life of Jesus, we are looking at a familiar story from Scripture. We are going to look at Peter, in particular, his failure. But what it really a failure of faith? What was it? And are we likely to go through ...read more

  • 17. Barabbas: That's You!

    Contributed on Apr 2, 2006
    based on 48 ratings
     | 9,278 views

    Jesus took the place of Barabbas. This sermon shows that we are Barabbas, and calls people to be thankful that Jesus took our place.

    Mark 15:1-15 – Barabbas: That’s You! Today, as we proceed through our study of The Life of Jesus, we get ever closer to Jesus’ death. Today we are looking at one aspect of His trial and crucifixion that may or may not be new but it bears repeating anyway. To be reminded of what Jesus did ...read more

  • 18. Why Have You Forsaken Me?

    Contributed on Apr 2, 2006
    based on 33 ratings
     | 3,691 views

    A frank discussion about what Jesus meant when He asked why God had forsaken Him. A sermon about pain.

    Matthew 27:45-46 – Why Have You Forsaken Me? I had planned initially to preach tonight on the miracles of Calvary. Several things very out of the ordinary happened on the day Jesus died, and I had planned to look at them. There was the 3 hours of darkness, from noon until 3 in the afternoon. ...read more

  • 19. Mess Ups With Good Intentions

    Contributed on Apr 2, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 4,178 views

    Jesus’ disciples wanted to do what was right, but they couldn’t seem to do it. Encouragement for those who can’t seem to get it right.

    Matthew 26:36-54 – Mess Ups with Good Intentions Today’s passage is an interesting one. We have been looking at The Life of Jesus since we started the new year, and as we approach Easter – Resurrection Day – we find ourselves getting ever closer to the cross, to His death, by which He ...read more

  • 20. Unveiling God's Heart

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2006
    based on 31 ratings
     | 7,011 views

    This is about the Temple curtain torn in 2 when Jesus died. It shows us God’s heart of approachability, availability, and affection.

    Mark 15:33-39 – Unveiling God’s Heart (I got this sermon mostly from a pastor named Randal Earl Denny in his book In the Shadow of the Cross.) Well, here we are. Since January we have been looking at The Life of Jesus. We have studied his teachings and observed His miracles. We have seen ...read more

  • 21. Picky Picky Belief

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,589 views

    The religious leaders were selective about which laws to follow and which ones to ignore or defy. We are too. The point of this is to expose our own double-standards and lead us to show mercy to others.

    John 19:31-37 – Picky Picky Belief Tonight, in our last message of The Life of Jesus before Resurrection Day, I’d like to point out an interesting characteristic about the religious leaders that really bears hearing. Just to let you know: likely something I say tonight might make you angry. ...read more