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  • Advent Iv, Year B

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Dec 11, 2002
    based on 60 ratings

    God’s ways are not our ways. God has plans for our lives that surprise us all.

    Sermon for Advent 4, Yr B 22/12/2002 Based on Lk 1:26-38 Grace Lutheran Church, Medicine Hat By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson One grim winter day in 1754, Horace Walpole was reading a Persian fairy tale called “The Three Princes of Serendip.” The story touched him, and writing to his friend more

  • Narnia: What If There Were No Christmas? Series

    Contributed by Steven Dow on Dec 9, 2005
    based on 86 ratings

    Christmas Realities - Part 3. Is our world any different because of Christmas?

    WHAT IF THERE WERE NO CHRISTMAS? Is Our World Any Different? Christmas Realities – Part 3 Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 December 11, 2005 INTRODUCTION: Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if there were no Christmas? How has our world been changed because of Christmas? Think about more

  • Answering Jesus' Most Important Question

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Apr 12, 2005
    based on 20 ratings

    Have you ever been faced with a difficult question? Jesus asked life’s most important question; our lives will be forever affected by how we answer it.

    ANSWERING JESUS’ MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION Mark 8:27-35 Have you ever been faced with a difficult question? • “May I see your fishing license?” • “Do you know why I stopped you?” • “How many calories are in a mouse?” • “Will you marry me?” • “Are you saved?” The disciples were asked one more

  • Matthew 13:34-35 - Hey! That’s Me In That Story! - Part 15 Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Mar 27, 2011
    based on 29 ratings

    Why does Jesus speak in parables? Why doesn’t He explain all His stories?

    Matthew 13:34-35 – HEY! THAT’S ME IN THAT STORY! – Part 15 Back in the 60’s my parents allowed me to go to the city cinema and watch movies about Tarzan. The back yard then became my jungle and I would act out the whole movie again. I still have a tendency to be a product of the last movie I more

  • Answering Jesus' Most Important Question Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Mar 18, 2002
    based on 173 ratings

    "Who do you say I am?"

    Answering God’s Most Important Question Mk.8:27-33 INTRO.: Have you ever been asked an embarassing question? I was once asked by a Parks and Wildlife officer, “ May I see your fishing license?” I didn’t have one. If a policeman asks, “Do you know why I stopped you?” The best answer is “no” because more

  • Narnia: How The World Went Wrong Series

    Contributed by Randall Bergsma on Dec 1, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    Sin has frozen our world in it’s grip and without outside help we are lost. Our fundamental problem is the presence of evil which is only defeated by the presence of God

    Intro: Like Lucy, Edmund finds his way into Narnia through the wardrobe. But he doesn’t meet the nice faun, Mr. Tumnus. Instead, he comes face to face with the most feared being in that world: Jadis, the White Witch. What Edmund doesn’t realize is that he is, in fact, a being that she fears. She more

  • Narnia: Death Working Backwards Series

    Contributed by Merwin Rylaarsdam on Jan 4, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Christ gives us hope that death no longer has dominion, but works backwards to produce life.

    “Death Working Backwards” Scripture: John 1:1-18 The life of Jesus is filled with what skeptics would call “impossibilities.” From the very moment the egg in Mary’s womb was fertilized by the Holy Spirit, to his long-predicted birth in Bethlehem, to his being sent and called out of Egypt, to more

  • Following Jesus To The Cross #1 - Preparing To Die Series

    Contributed by Mark Thornton on Nov 21, 2001
    based on 238 ratings

    This is the first message of a series that looks at Jesus’ final few days as He walked towards the cross. This message considers Jesus’ attitude as He approached His death.

    INTRODUCTION What would you do if you knew you only had one week to live? How would you spend the time that you had left to you? Max Lucado - "And the Angels Were Silent" "When a man knows the end is near - only the IMPORTANT surfaces. Impending death distills the vital. The trivial is more

  • Part 1 - Matthew 11:2-6 - Jesus-In-A-Box! Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on May 29, 2010
    based on 50 ratings

    My grandchildren sometimes play with a Jack-in-a-box. Sometimes we want a JESUS-IN-A-BOX too. We want Him to fit into our pre-conceived ideas of who He should be and how He should act.

    Part 1 - Matthew 11:2-6 - JESUS-IN-A-BOX! I get the privilege and opportunity to speak to many old people in the course of my day. Being a chaplain and Pastor in an aged care facility (fancy name for old people’s nursing home) I am fascinated by the amazing lives that they have led. Last week more

  • Advent Ii, Year B

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Nov 29, 2002
    based on 69 ratings

    Listening and responding to the LORD’s voices crying in the wilderness.

    Sermon for Advent II, Yr B Dec 8, 2002 Isa 40:3-5; Mk 1:1-8; 2 Pet 3:9 & 15a Grace Lutheran Church, Medicine Hat By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson The Christian playwright and novelist, Henry Scholberg, tells the following story. They were proud of their church. “Proud as punch!” more

  • Christmas Messengers

    Contributed by Patrick Nix on Dec 10, 2010
    based on 5 ratings

    When we think of the Christmas story, we often think of Christ, of Mary and Joseph, of the shepherds and the wise men. But this message is dedicated to the most overlooked character(s) of the Nativity (Angels) and to their message!

    When we think of the Christmas story, we often think of Christ, of Mary and Joseph, of the shepherds and the wise men. But this post is dedicated to the most overlooked character(s) of the Nativity: Gabriel and the angels. Angels appeared at least six times in the few months surrounding the birth more

  • A Child Is Born

    Contributed by Howard Parnell on Oct 16, 2002
    based on 49 ratings

    A look at the perfect and holy fulfillment of God’s promise of a Savior.

    A CHILD IS BORN Luke 1:30-33 INTRO. I never cease to be amazed by those so-called "scholars" who are continually trying to find errors or contradictions with the flawless Word of God. Jesus prayed, "Thy Word is truth." My grand-dad used to say, "The best part of telling the truth is that more

  • Vision & Hope Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on May 3, 2004
    based on 39 ratings

    The importance of living with vision and hope, especially in difficult circumstances.

    Sermon for 5 Easter Yr C, 9/05/2004 Based on Rev 21:1-5 By Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, & Chaplain of the Good Samaritan Society’s South Ridge Village, Medicine Hat, Alberta “Vision & Hope” The leader of a certain Indian tribe encamped at the base of a more

  • Responding To The Kingship Of Jesus

    Contributed by Tim Hbc on Dec 28, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    Contrasting 3 different responses to Jesus... Herod, the Religious, and the Magi.

    Introduction They say there are 3 kinds of people: Those who MAKE things happen. Those who WATCH what happens. And those who WONDER what happened. And in our Bible reading today there are 3 kinds of people. Those who HATED what happened. Those who MISSED what happened. And those who more

  • Four Trees

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Dec 30, 2010
    based on 7 ratings

    This is my attempt to provide an original gospel presentation. I posted it on my blog and then added it to a discipleship web page attached to our church's web site.

    Four Trees Gospel Account The Tree of Life: God’s Original Intent: Genesis 1-2 The only way for a human being to know anything about God is for Him to reveal himself in some way. Fortunately for us, God has chosen to do that very thing. The Bible is God’s revelation of Himself and more