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  • Christ Must Increase Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Nov 3, 2002
    based on 130 ratings
     | 8,892 views

    Looking at John the Baptist’s words that he must decrease and Christ must increase teaches us to do the same.

    First Baptist Church September 22, 2002 >I< John 3:22-36 When you think about words, the word "DOWN" doesn’t have many positive meanings. It’s a word reserved for cowards, losers and bear markets. It’s a word that is to be avoided or ignored. When you attach it to other words it brings ...read more

  • It's Christmas

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Dec 8, 2017
     | 939 views

    A reminder of how to live our lives during the Christmas season.

    The War on Christmas December 10, 2017 Luke 3:1-6 About 10 years ago there was a phrase which was popular. It didn’t last long, but it seems like every Christmas season those who are Christ followers feel like we’re in a battle. There was a popular book called The War on Christmas: How the ...read more

  • I Can't Speak--But I Can Hear You!

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jun 26, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,197 views

    The birth of John the Baptist gives us a clear sign of his message--Christ must increase; we must decrease.

    Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist June 24, 2011 There are only two birthday celebrations of men in the liturgical year. A line through them cuts the year exactly in half. Today, around the summer solstice, we celebrate the birth of John, who was the precursor of his cousin, Jesus, ...read more

  • Descending Into Greatness

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Feb 6, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,563 views

    A look at John the Baptist's words that Christ must increase, while he decreases. What does that mean for the Christ follower.

    ✞>I< John 3:26-30 February 5, 2012 When you think about words, the word “DOWN” doesn’t have many positive meanings. It’s a word reserved for cowards, losers and bear markets. It’s a word that is to be avoided or ignored. When you attach it to other words ...read more

  • The Mass And Martyrdom Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jun 22, 2013
     | 1,195 views

    The fortnight for religious freedom is a time to get back to basics and understand our history, our worship, and our mission to the world

    June 24, 2013 Sacrosanctum Concilium Today we celebrate, with a solemnity, one of the three critical birthdays recognized by the Church. These nativities are those of Jesus–of course–the Blessed Virgin Mary, and now St. John the Baptist. I’ve noted in other homilies that the ...read more

  • Humility

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Jan 21, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,050 views

    Apparently trying to humble the Corinthians, Paul makes a series of contrasts.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: A well-known Christian businessman who was visiting a church was asked to give his testimony. He said, "I have a fine family, a large house, a successful business, and a good reputation. I have plenty of money so I can support some Christian ministries very ...read more

  • The Kingdom Of God Series

    Contributed by Manuel Amparo on Mar 26, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,784 views

    THE BIBLE SPEAKS OF TWO OPPOSING KINGDOMS IN THE UNIVERSE.

    THE KINGDOM OF GOD DANIEL 2:44 A. THE BIBLE SPEAKS OF TWO OPPOSING KINGDOMS IN THE UNIVERSE 1. The kingdom of Satan: a. He claimed the kingdoms of this world as belonging to him because they had been given to him - Luke 4:4-6 b. Our Lord recognized that Satan ...read more

  • Surrender And Release

    Contributed by Shane Brooks on May 17, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,933 views

    Learning how and when to accept and use your calling.

    Tonght let’s concentrate on --- Surrendering to our purpose---Releasing our calling It’s God’s purpose for your life---You can kick and scream---God’s purpose So lets look at couple of different leadership lessons from the BIBLE— First lets look at what we must do to be effective in our ...read more

  • Seven Great Bible Paradoxes

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Nov 10, 2010
    based on 53 ratings
     | 98,892 views

    A "paradox" is defined as a seemingly self-contradictory declaration but is in fact true. There are several interesting paradoxes found in the Bible.

    Intro: The Bible is a unique and strange Book. It is very different from any other “sacred book” of other religions. The Bible contains “God’s thoughts” which are strange and yet marvelous spiritual teachings. Among them are paradoxes. A Paradox is defined as a seemingly self-contradictory ...read more

  • The One Who Goes Before

    Contributed by Gerald Roberts on Dec 5, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,542 views

    The sermon is based upon John as the one who is fore-runner or the one who goes before the people. The one who goes before prepares the people, goes for a purpose, and goes before with a message. So we are one of those who go before the people as was John

    The One who Goes Before Luke 3:1-6 Obviously John the Baptist is the Fore Runner or the one who goes before. God calls each of us to go before 1. The one who goes before is to be filled with the Holy Sprit • Luke 1: 15for he will be great in the sight ...read more

  • Part 3 - Matthew 9:14-17 - Surprise! I'm Already Here! Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Mar 21, 2010
    based on 15 ratings
     | 5,900 views

    Why are people still turning up to Jesus as John's disciples and wanting TO KEEP ON PREPARING THE WAY. Jesus has come. The Bridegroom has arrived. Get with the plan, people! He's here. All that is left is to celebrate the wedding!

    Part 3 - Matthew 9:14-15 - SURPRISE! I'M ALREADY HERE! My youngest grandson had his first birthday recently. My daughter wanted to make it special for him and she invited all her friends with young children to come. SHE SPENT WEEKS PLANNING THIS PARTY. We spent a good week just setting it up. ...read more

  • The Religious Sinner, Nicodemus Series

    Contributed by Jimmy Davis on Sep 19, 2001
    based on 100 ratings
     | 4,846 views

    Picture # 3 in the series: The 14 Candid Snapshots of the Maturing Christian as found in the Gospel of John. Nicodemus, a picture of the religious sinner who sits in the pew week after week but is not saved. John 3:16, preached to a religious sinner.

    Picture # 3: The Religious Sinner, Nicodemus John 3:1-21 The Surgeon General teaches us that the key to good health and physical fitness is plenty of exercise, a balanced nutritional diet, and the proper amount of rest. The Surgeon General doesn’t mention that we have a body and a ...read more

  • Co-Ministry With John And Leaves For Galilee Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Jul 1, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,159 views

    John’s disciples are jealous of Jesus and His disciples. -AND- Jesus goes to Galilee. This is the area where He grew up, because Nazareth is there. Also, Capernaum is by the Sea of Galilee, and He has made that city His home base.

    Harmony of the Gospels (Two Lessons) Judea Co-Ministry with John John 3:22-30 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. And John also was baptizing in Aenen near to Salem, because there was much water ...read more

  • Fruits Worthy Of Repentance

    Contributed by John Gerald on Jun 2, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,520 views

    The effects of True Repentance in a person’s life

    BRING FORTH FRUITS WORTHY of REPENTANCE Rev. John W. Gerald I. FLEE THE WRATH of GOD! Luke 3:2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. The world routinely reverts to the evil ways of man’s nature, and God sends a ...read more

  • How To Grow In Christ

    Contributed by David Holman on Feb 1, 2016
     | 3,369 views

    Allowing Christ First Place in Your Life

    How to Grow in Christ John 3:30 I rarely preach one verse at a time which makes this a topical sermon. But if there were ever a topical sermon to preach I believe this one verse will help us to grow in Christ. Let me lay out what is going on in John the baptizers ministry beginning in verse ...read more