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  • The Shadow Of Gestas And Light Of Dismas Series

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Mar 27, 2012
    based on 2 ratings
     | 7,468 views

    This sermon examines the attitude and words of the two criminals from the cross.

    March 28, 2012 The Shadow of Gestas and the Light of Dismas Luke 23:39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!” Luke 23:40-43 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he ...read more

  • The Scandal Of Grace Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Nov 14, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,731 views

    We celebrate the salvation of the thief on the cross, but it seems a little unfair. And that is the Scandal of Grace

    They held his hands firmly against the un-planed timber and placed the rough iron spikes over the junction of his wrists. The roman centurion lifted the mall and drove the first spike home with one swing. The man bucked and twisted in agony as the metal pierced his wrist like white hot fire, ...read more

  • The Power That Doesn't Falter Series

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Mar 4, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,582 views

    This is the second message in a Lenten series on "The Seven Last Words of Christ." I also have information on appropriate dramas that can be used as an introduction to this and the other six messages in the series.

    CROSS WORDS: WORD #2—THE POWER THAT DOESN’T FALTER LUKE 23:32-43 ARE YOU ABLE TO REMEMBER, WHEN A THIEF LIFTS UP HIS EYES, THAT HIS PARDONED SOUL IS WORTHY OF A PLACE IN PARADISE? These words, composed in 1926 by the hymnist Earl Marlatt in his hymn “Are You Able,” should pierce our ...read more

  • Who Is That Man?

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Apr 14, 2017
     | 1,844 views

    If we were to ask those who were there on Good Friday Who the Man on the Cross was? We would get conflicting answers.

    Who Was on the Cross In 1950, Japanese Film Director Akira Kurosawa produced a movie that through the years has appeared on any number of lists of great movies. Maybe you are familiar with it, the name of the movie is Rashomon, and the premise of the movie has been used in movies, novels and ...read more

  • The Political Execution Of The Nazarine

    Contributed by Dennis Bliss on Mar 22, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 786 views

    A reflection on the intensity of the suffereing of the Savior and the need to imitate the repentant sinner and accept Jesus today.

    Good Friday, new 2005 We who are parents know that there is nothing more excruciating; nothing that makes us feels so powerless as the cries of a child in pain. Many years ago when I was doing a pastoral residency in Cincinnati Ohio, I was visiting a patient on the pediatric unit. ...read more

  • Conceived In Anguish; Consummated In Glory Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 15, 2012
     | 1,275 views

    The scene at the cross of Christ is of a triple trinity, joined by a young man

    September 15, 2012 Our Lady of Sorrows Verbum Domini Today we are invited by the Church to witness the climactic scene of human history–the moment on Calvary when Jesus, center of a triple trinity, gives over His Spirit and dies for us. The Holy Father recognizes that this is the ...read more

  • Are You Ready Series

    Contributed by Dennis Bliss on Feb 2, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,409 views

    An advent reflection on the the urgency to be prepared for the arrival of the Savior

    The Chapel of Dismas The Repentant Sinner A place where we know that the church of Jesus is an evolving, transforming and liberating clinic for sinners and not a museum for the self righteous AA 5/38-40 ...read more

  • Making A Messiah,easter Sunday Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Mar 27, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,705 views

    This is our conclusion to Making a Messiah, as we look at those who proclaimed Jesus Innocent of the charges brought against him.

    Jesus was guilty! That’s right on that Good Friday so many years ago Christ was declared guilty. He had fought the good fight but he had lost. In the eyes of the world, in the eyes of His followers and in the eyes of his enemies Jesus Christ the carpenter from Nazareth had been proven to be ...read more

  • The Great Resurrection Debate.

    Contributed by Anthony Smith on Feb 12, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 953 views

    The Life and death of Jesus is documented in records from the Roman Library, The Jewish Sanhedrin Records and even the Records of the Islamic Koran.

    The Great Resurrection Debate. I watched a program the other night featuring the Resurrection. On this program were theologians, debating weather the Resurrection of Jesus was real or a spiritual ...read more

  • An Unexpected Friday Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Apr 1, 2018
     | 730 views

    Of all the things that were expected to happen the Friday after the triumphant entry, nobody expected these things.

    An Unexpected Friday Nobody had expected this. It was only five days ago that the people of Jerusalem had welcomed Jesus as their Messiah. For three years Jesus had travelled throughout Israel. Preaching, teaching, healing the sick and feeding the hungry. He had quieted storms and ...read more

  • Biblical Evangelism And The Three Crosses Of Calvary

    Contributed by Douglas Phillips on Sep 15, 2015
     | 2,612 views

    THIS IS A SERMON I GAVE ON GOOD FRIDAY.

    BIBLICAL EVANGELISM AND THE THREE CROSSES LUKE 23:26-44 THE CROSS HAS BEEN THE CENTRAL SYMBOL OF CHRISTIANITY THROUGHOUT HISTORY. IT MAY HAVE DIFFERENT FORMS AND APPEAR IN DIFFERENT PLACES, BUT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO THINK ABOUT THE CHURCH WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT THE CROSS. THE CROSS REMINDS US ...read more

  • Why Jesus Was Raised From The Dead

    Contributed by Douglas Phillips on Sep 15, 2015
     | 2,097 views

    THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST IS ESSENTIAL FOR SALVATION TO BE AVAILABLE TO HUMANITY. BY JESUS CHRIST’S DEATH AND RESURRECTION GOD HAS SOLVED HUMANITY’S SIN PROBLEM AND HAS CREATED AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GUILTY HUMANITY TO STAND BEFORE HIM AND BE JUSTIFIED..

    WHY WAS JESUS RAISED FROM THE DEAD MATTHEW 28:1-8 THROUGHOUT HISTORY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO EXPLAIN THE MYSTERY AND MEANING OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST. HOW DOES IT HELP US AS WE STAND BEFORE GOD AS OUR RIGHTEOUS JUDGE? AS WE SHALL SEE TODAY, THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST IS ...read more

  • Right To Life

    Contributed by Dennis Bliss on Jan 31, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,159 views

    Reflections on right to life including abortion, capital punishment and war

    The Chapel of Dismas The Repentant Sinner A place where we know that the church of Jesus is an evolving, transforming and liberating clinic for sinners and not a museum for the self righteous ...read more

  • The Story Of A Journey

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Dec 18, 2016
     | 561 views

    We know about the Journey to Bethlehem, this message tells about the journey to Egypt

    We all know the Story; we’ve heard it over and over again. If you close your eyes you can almost picture them, Mary, Great with Child, on a donkey. Wow while that may be an accurate description I’m not sure that any woman ever, would appreciate being described that way. Ranks right up there ...read more

  • O Little Town Of Bethlehem

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Dec 7, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,444 views

    This was written for the second week in Advent and focuses on the differences that the events in Bethlehem made in the lives of some

    Wow, the second week of Advent, and as we were reminded earlier the second candle to be lit on the advent wreath is the Bethlehem candle. And it brings our focus to bear on the town of Bethlehem, the birth place of Jesus. We sing about it in Little Town of Bethlehem and Once in Royal David’s ...read more