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  • The Temptations Series

    Contributed by Denis O'callaghan Ph.d. ,th.d., D.d., D. Phil. on Sep 21, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,945 views

    Suprise! Jesus was not a Christian!

  • Worldviews

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Aug 20, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,665 views

    A look at the religious groups of Jesus day and how they were affected by their culture (as might be): 1. Zealots 2.Phariasees 3. Saduccees 4. Scribes 5. Herodians 6. Essenes

    How would you like it if someone spit on you? In our cultural setting it would be a sign of disrespect, an attempt to shame and humiliate a person. But for some cultures, it has an entirely different meaning. I am reading a wonderful book entitled Christianity Rediscovered. It is written by a ...read more

  • The Day Of Preparation

    Contributed by Peter Mclewin on Mar 13, 2002
    based on 81 ratings
     | 3,675 views

    A monologue: Bar Timaeus follows Jesus to Jersualem; in the foreground he offers his first lamb, in the backgound Jesus is crucified.

    The Day of Preparation (A monologue) I dreaded the announcement of the new moon. Depression gripped me. I could not face the beginning of another year of feasts and fasts excluded from the spiritual life of Israel. But what was a blind man to do? I did what I did every day. My son led me ...read more

  • Anticipation Series

    Contributed by Joe Tilton on Nov 26, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,322 views

    What does it mean? There was preparation the first arrival, so what's the important second arrival?

    Message December 1, 2013 Anticipation A chemistry professor at a major university tells the story of a young girl who wished to make some potassium hydroxide solution. She decided to throw a large lump of potassium into a bucket of water. The professor, glancing in her direction, saw what ...read more

  • Christmas For Everybody!

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Jan 15, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,268 views

    God’s favor is not exclusive. God doesn’t play favorites, but offers His mercy to all who will receive Him. Let’s look at some thoughts about God’s favor, His good will toward men.

    Christmas for Everybody! Luke 2:7-14 7 and she [Mary] gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at ...read more

  • Second Coming.”

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Dec 6, 2000
    based on 71 ratings
     | 2,784 views

    2nd Sunday of Advent Year C

    2nd Sunday of Advent Year C Lord of the Lake Lutheran Church Web page http://lordofthelake.org By The Rev. Jerry Morrissey, Esq., Pastor E-mail pastor@southshore.com Opening Prayer Heavenly Father empower each of us here today to be an example of John the Baptist to other people in our ...read more

  • Jesus, The Rebel With A Cause Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 17, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 11,216 views

    Throughout the Gospel of Mark, we see a growing opposition to Jesus from the Pharisees and the other religious leaders of the day. To understand that, we need to look at the religious landscape Jesus ministered in

    Jesus, the Rebel With a Cause Throughout the Gospel of Mark, we see a growing opposition to Jesus from the Pharisees and the other religious leaders of the day. To understand that, we need to look at the religious landscape Jesus ministered in. In Jesus’ time, there were three sects of ...read more

  • The First Church Business Meeting

    Contributed by David Wilson on Jan 6, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,344 views

    Taken from our church’s verse by verse study of the book of Acts, this study covers Acts 6:1-7, the calling of the first deacons. It covers several issues such as the Care of widows, the need for church business meetings and pastoral leadership, as well

    Grant Avenue Baptist Church 2215 Grant Avenue Redondo Beach, CA 90278 Phone 310-376-7890 Fax 877-248-2998 DAVID M. WILSON, Pastor THE FIRST CHURCH BUSINESS MEETING Acts 6:1-7 Verse 1 GROWTH PANGS In the early history of the church we quickly find a division between ...read more

  • When You Hear Of Wars And Revolutions, Do Not Be Terrified

    Contributed by Carl Benge on Jan 5, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,599 views

    Looking for the blessing in life and not dwelling on what looks like the end.

    Some time ago a man was staying in a chalet in the Swiss Alps. Early one morning he heard what sounded like an earthquake. Hurriedly he got out of bed and ran to the front desk and asked if there was something wrong, if the mountains were breaking up? He was scared. The man at the front desk ...read more

  • The Testimony Of John Series

    Contributed by Aarron Ellerman on Apr 23, 2008
     | 1,458 views

    John the Baptist’s testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    John 1:19-28 “The Testimony of John” I. The Question (19-22) • Vv. 19-20 John the Baptist’s voice breaks 400 years of silence. • “The Jews” is used by John to describe many groups within the Jewish community; here it is referring particularly to the Pharisees. • Background on the Jews ...read more

  • The Apostle Simon, Called "The Zealot", And Also The Apostle Jude. Series

    Contributed by William D. Brown on Apr 1, 2014
     | 3,188 views

    One reason Simon is called "the Zealot" is to distinguish him from the Apostle Simon Peter. -- He was againts the Roman oppression.

    #10 ~Apostle Simon, the Zealot ~~ 2-8-14 And the Apostle Judas, Thaddeus, Lebbaeus --same person ~ son of James. Today we'll continue with our study of the apostles, ...read more

  • The Da Vinci Code: Mary Magdalene Series

    Contributed by Tim Zukas on Apr 25, 2006
    based on 42 ratings
     | 2,466 views

    Mary Magdalene and Da Vinci Code

    Last week I mentioned that I still had to do my taxes. Well I didn’t get them done on Sunday, but I took Monday off. I got the filed by 3:30 pm. That was eleven and a half hours before the deadline. You will be glad to hear that I won’t be going to jail for failing to file. Maybe after the audit, ...read more

  • How The Pharisees Got It Wrong

    Contributed by Ken Mckinley on Aug 20, 2011
    based on 8 ratings
     | 8,630 views

    In this topical sermon we are going to examine how the Pharisees missed it so badly by examining their history, their beliefs, and where they went wrong.

    How the Pharisees Got it Wrong Text: Matthew 15:1-14 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) Well we’re taking a little break from Ecclesiastes. We did last week so that I could talk to you all about how we might better serve God as a church. And tonight, I want to talk to you about how the ...read more

  • Discover The Christ Whose Way Is Prepared Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,583 views

    Like John the Baptist, the word of God has come to us and we are called to prepare the way of Jesus.

    Luke 3:1-6 “Discover the Christ Whose Way Is Prepared” INTRODUCTION The Word of God came to John in the fifteenth year of the right of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias ...read more

  • How It All Begins Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Oct 9, 2002
    based on 70 ratings
     | 4,981 views

    The topic, prelude, context, and focus of Mark’s story about Jesus.

    (Note: This sermon was introduced with scenes 1 and 2 of "Traveling Light," a full length play based on the Gospel of Mark from Lillenas). When you start something new, it’s always good to start at the beginning. Have you ever gone someplace and felt like you walked in on the middle of something ...read more