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  • A Pastoral Responsibility

    Contributed by William Wyne on Jan 30, 2012
    based on 13 ratings

    Preaching of the gospel should be an encouraging word.

    The world has much religion, but it has only one gospel. Religion in itself or in its own vacuum is man made. There lies the difference between religion and the gospel. Religion is man made, the gospel is God given. Religion is what man does for God; the gospel is what God has done for man. more

  • Destination - The Cross

    Contributed by Bill Burress on Apr 15, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    The death of Jesus was pre-arranged as to when, where, and how He would die for us. This message describes how those events were filled exactly.

    I owe this message to the teachings of Gary Johnson and thank him for sharing his vast knowledge. “Destination - The Cross” The other day I was reading letters to God from little kids and I felt this more

  • Trim Your Branches

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on Oct 5, 2010
    based on 17 ratings

    To share how we need the light of Jesus in all areas of our lives in order to be effective in our calling.

    Trim your Branches Scripture: John 12:45- 46 Date: 3 October 2010 Purpose: To share how we need the light of Jesus in all areas of our lives in order to be effective in our calling. Illustration: Since our arrival in Leon we more

  • Fading Light

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on May 15, 2010
    based on 5 ratings

    The light we have in Christ is a fading light; we are not assured that history as we know it will remain, and it may be nearing its end. Feel the urgency of following and using that light while we can.

    A foursome on a golf course, in the late afternoon. It's getting late, and the sun is beginning to go down. Harder and harder to see the flags in the distance, more difficult to tell just where the fairway leaves off and the rough begins. They have two choices: either they can decide to call it a more

  • For This Purpose He Came

    Contributed by D Parker on Mar 29, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    How do we look at the fickle crowd? can we join in their worship?

    Concordia Lutheran Church Passion Sunday, March 28, 2010 For this purpose He came to this hour! John 12:20-43 † IN JESUS NAME † As we, like the crowd, cry out Hosanna, may we realize the depth of Christ’s passionate love for us, His people, which will drive Him to the cross, for more

  • The Uplift Of The Cross Series

    Contributed by A. B. Simpson on Oct 8, 2009
    based on 11 ratings

    The cross of Jesus Christ--which naturally suggests only suffering, ignominy and defeat--has become the noblest sign of all that is lofty, heroic and glorious in the story of redemption and the experience of the Christian. A classic sermon by A. B. Simpso

    "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me" (John 12:32). A story is told of a medieval saint who asked his attendants to lift him from his death bed and place him on a cross. As he lay there and breathed out his life, he kept repeating with glowing eye and shining face the more

  • A Summary Of The Lord's Ministry Series

    Contributed by Hugh W. Davidson on Apr 16, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    We often refer to the offer of salvation as an invitation and it is but it’s also a command.

    A summary of the Lord’s ministry John 12: 44-50 Someone in a seminary class once asked the professor, “How many points should a message have?” And he wisely said, “At least one.” And I hope to fulfill the dreams of all my professors this morning because there’s nothing more

  • A Summary Of The Lord's Ministry Series

    Contributed by Hugh W. Davidson on Apr 14, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    Misunderstandings of what Jesus ministry was all about.

    A summary of the Lord’s ministry John 12: 37-43 The grade two class had their class picture taken and the teacher was trying to encourage them all to get their parents to buy one of these pictures by saying, “Someday you’ll look at this picture and you’ll say, ‘Why more

  • Journeying With Jesus Through Lent #5: ‘along The Way Of Love And Life' Series

    Contributed by Michael B. Perrott on Mar 25, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    We reflect upon the reality of God’s Law of Love, written on our very hearts, and made possible in our lives by the sacrifice of Jesus, and the new life God brings through the wonder and glory of Jesus’ resurrection.

    John 12:20-33 (Jeremiah 31:31-34) Sermon Series: Lent 2009 We reflect upon the reality of God’s Law of Love, written on our very hearts, and made possible in our lives by the sacrifice of Jesus, and the new life God brings through the wonder and glory of Jesus’ resurrection. A SERMON more

  • The Glory Of Thecross Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Mar 22, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    The road to glory is self-sacrificing love

    John 12:20-36, March 15, 2009 The Glory of the Cross What do you imagine Jesus will look like in his glory? Images that come up when you search “Jesus Glory” “Go for the Glory” – said in sports, usually means beating all the other competitors soundly. Read passage The Glory of more

  • Standing In The Judgment Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Sep 23, 2008
    based on 13 ratings

    God gives Jesus to rescue his people from the judgment due sin.

    Scripture Introduction The cross is the crux (the central point) of the Christian faith. At the cross sinners find hope and help; from the cross the hands and side of the Savior bleed; by the cross that God cries out, “Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth” (Isaiah 45.22). more

  • The Marvelous Magnet

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 15, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    A message on how Christ has an effect on our daily lives.

    THE MARVELOUS MAGNET John 12:32-33 INTRO: Have you ever experimented with magnets? If you have, you have noticed hew they will attract objects to them, and they will rearrange metal filings into a different pattern from what it was in before. This more

  • So You Want To Follow Jesus Series

    Contributed by Aarron Ellerman on Mar 17, 2008
    based on 9 ratings

    Seperating those who truly follow Jesus from those who merely look like they follow Christ.

    Series: Journey to the Cross Text: John 12:23-36 Title: “So You Want To Follow Jesus” Introduction • At this point in time many were still following Christ (triumphal entry), but they failed to grasp what Jesus meant by “go after” Him. • Still today there are many who call themselves more

  • The Message Of The Cross

    Contributed by Ken Mowery on Dec 19, 2006
    based on 37 ratings

    Message about what the cross of Jesus Christ has to teach us.

    The Message OF The Cross (Tell about triumphant entry into Jerusalem – Pharisee’s final rejection and plot – Greeks wanting to see Jesus – Jesus invitation to follow him – Voice of God the Father responding - ) all pointing to the culmination of Christ’s advent on the earth – the reason for His more

  • Silent Sermons Of The Church

    Contributed by James Lowe on Nov 12, 2006
    based on 15 ratings

    Silent sermons that are in every standard church

    Silent Sermons of the Church I doubt very seriously if you have ever heard a sermon quite like this one. But as you know I have a tendency to preach one of those types occasionally. Have you ever thought about the silent sermons the church building itself preaches? “Sermons in stones” more

  • The Autopsy Report From Calvary's Cross

    Contributed by Charles Banks on Jul 20, 2006
    based on 13 ratings

    This sermon takes an in-depth analysis of the death of JESUS and how it could have been paralleled with moden day forensics and pathology!

    “The Autopsy Report From Calvary’s Cross!!!” John 12:32 There are primarily 5 things sought out in any standard autopsy: • The identity of the deceased person! Matthew 1: 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their more

  • The Principle Of Life Through Death

    Contributed by George Barton on Jun 28, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    Using John 12:24 as a text, the sermon demonstrates that the principle of life through death was true in the resurrection of Christ and is true also in agriculture, the Christian life, the resurrection of the Christian and in Christian giving.

    THE PRINCIPLE OF LIFE THROUGH DEATH REVISED JUNE 28, 2006 (John 12:24 NIV) I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Introduction Today I should like to preach concerning a very more

  • Life In Paradox

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Apr 4, 2006
    based on 38 ratings

    An evangelistic call to die to self

    April 2, 2006 Fifth Sunday in the Season of Lent Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told more

  • Christians Find Glory In Unlikely Places

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Apr 4, 2006
    based on 39 ratings

    Christians Find Glory In Unlikely Places 1) Glory in death 2) Glory in service

    If you had to buy milk and eggs, would you go to a music store? If you wanted to eat a big juicy hamburger, would you stop by a sushi restaurant? No. A music store is an unlikely place to find groceries, and a sushi restaurant is an unlikely place to sink your teeth into a meaty hamburger. What more

  • The Kingdom Of God

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Apr 3, 2006
    based on 51 ratings

    We see in this passage that the kingdom of God is available to all, that it was achieved through the Cross and that it is costly.

    02-04-06 NR/NC Story: 26 Christians were crucified at Nizhizaka Hill in Nagasaki, Japan on 15 February 1597. Amongst them was a young seventeen year old boy, Thomas Kosaki, who had been sentenced to die for his Christian witness - along with his father. He wrote a letter to his mother more

  • The Centrality Of The Cross

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Apr 3, 2006
    based on 21 ratings

    We cannot avoid the centrality of the Cross if we are going to truly reflect to the world the true Gospel of Jesus.

    02-04-06 NR/NC Story: On 15th February 1597, 26 Christians were crucified at Niz-hiz-aka Hill in Nagasaki, Japan. Amongst them was a young seventeen year old boy, Thomas Kosaki, who had been sentenced to die for his Christian witness - along with his more

  • Lent 5 Series B "Can You See Jesus"

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Apr 3, 2006
    based on 26 ratings

    People wanted to see Jesus & Lazarus. They wanted hope and assurance beyond the grave and Jesus was the he was lifted up on the cross. He is still the answer today.

    In Jesus Holy Name April 2, 2006 Lent IV John 12:20-21 Redeemer Note: I’m indebted to Max Lucado for the phraseology and some ideas …from his book “He Chose The Nails” “Can You See Jesus?” “Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to more

  • My Heart Is Troubled

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Apr 3, 2006
    based on 10 ratings

    Following the example of Christ Jesus, our prayer in the difficult places of our lives should be for God’s name to be glorified.

    John 12: 20 – 33 My Soul Is Troubled Intro: We’ve all heard the old spiritual, “Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen.” --- We earnestly believe that nobody else in the world has had the same troubles we have or to the degree that we have. What we are forgetting is the second line of that song, more

  • An Interview With Jesus

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Mar 31, 2006
    based on 16 ratings

    Some people came to see Him and the interview is recorded for us in John 12:20-33. These people came because they wanted to meet Jesus and find out if all the rumors were true.

    AN INTERVIEW WITH JESUS JOHN 12:20-33 INTRODUCTION... Adapted from "Interviewing" by Dan Gillmor ( I would like you to imagine that you are a journalist about to interview someone of great importance. Perhaps it is the President of the United States or another more

  • The Day Has Come

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Mar 30, 2006
    based on 19 ratings

    A sermon for the 5th Sunday in Lent

    5th Sunday in Lent John:12:20-33 Jeremiah 31:31-34 "The Day has Come!" 20* Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. 21* So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22* Philip went and more

  • Lifting High Jesus

    Contributed by Richard Abernathy on Mar 14, 2006
    based on 34 ratings

    Christ has been lifted high for us.

    Lifting high Jesus… Pastor Richard Abernathy John 12:32 I was sitting in a devotional meeting the other day listening to a rather dispassionate preacher. This man was trying to make the point that if we, as professing Christians, would simply come together, in Jesus’ name, we could forget more

  • We Want To See Jesus Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Feb 6, 2006
    based on 21 ratings

    We want to see Jesus - should be the desire of all out hearts

    John 1220-33 We want to see Jesus. What have you always wanted to see? I have always wanted to see the Northern Lights – now I hope I pronounce this right – the Aurora Borealis. Not much chance of it happening though – you have to go somewhere like Alaska to see it. Anyway there may be other more

  • Narnia: Aslan Changes Narnia; Jesus Changes Us!

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Oct 31, 2005
    based on 15 ratings

    A short evangelistic sermon. For many people life is cold and dreary, ’always winter’. The good news is that just as Aslan changed Narnia, so Jesus will change you!

    A NOTE ABOUT THE CONTEXT: This was originally preached on 31 October 2005 at our ’Light Party’. We had bouncy castles, face painting, live worship on a stage, plus a short evangelistic preach followed by fireworks to finish. The event was/is designed to take young people away from ’trick or more

  • "The Judgment Of The World"

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Sep 15, 2005
    based on 17 ratings

    Future judgment? It’s done! You are judged already. Either you await sentencing, or Jesus has paid the penalty for you.

    John 12:31-33 31 “Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. 32 “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.” 33 But He was saying this to indicate the kind of death by which He was to die. The knowledge that the entire membership more

  • Knowing Who You're Looking At - Meeting Jesus Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 13, 2005
    based on 67 ratings

    The Bible frequently refers to Jesus as the "Son of Man" (even more than it calls Him the Son of God) Why was He called the "Son of Man", and what can mean to us?

    OPEN: In the late 1700’s, the manager of Baltimore’s largest hotel refused lodging to a man dressed like a farmer because he thought this fellow’s appearance would discredit his inn. So the man left. Later that evening, the innkeeper discovered that he had turned away none other than then more