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  • Sharing The Father's Embrace In Preaching Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 26, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    The two sources of the scribe versed in the kingdom of God are Moses and Jesus

    Thursday of 17th week in course 2015 Joy of the Gospel “Every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.” We need to see the revolutionary idea in this short and familiar quotation of more

  • The Importance Of Embracing Lost People Series

    Contributed by Clinton Smith on Feb 18, 2008

    This sermon encourages the believer to embrace lost people as the father embraced his rebellious son.

    As Jesus moves through these stories, He is placing greater and greater emphasis upon the value of the thing lost. In the illustration of The Lost Sheep, there was 1 sheep out of 100 missing, just 1%. In the illustration of The Lost Silver, there was 1 coin out of 10 missing, 10%. In the more

  • Promoting Priestly Vocations Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 5, 2010

    We must all pray for vocations to the priesthood and ministry, but we must also invite young persons to consider that vocation, and create an environment that reaches toward the transcendent in our worship.

    24th Sunday in Course Supporting the Priestly Vocation What is the most important day of my life, or of yours? The most important day to each of us is the one that will determine the rest of our unending existence. It is the last day of our life. The key question we must answer at that more

  • 226 - The Unwelcomed Brother Series

    Contributed by Joel Vicente on Jul 13, 2002
    based on 24 ratings

    The prodigal son may have searched for his brother’s welcome. What did he find?

    Sermon Study 226 – THE UNWELCOMED BROTHER The Younger Son represents the lost soul The Father represents God Luke 15:11 Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons. Luke 15:12 The younger one said to his father, ’Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property more

  • Man Vs. Wild Series

    Contributed by Ryan Akers on Oct 8, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Man vs. Wild looks at how to overcome ourselves in order to discover how God gives us what we need to survive in the wild.

    Man versus Wild Part 1- Intro Pastor Ryan Akers Me- Have you ever seen the TV show Man vs. Wild? It is a show about surviving extreme conditions with only a knife and survival knowledge. Bear gets tired, exhausted, wants to quit a lot. He would say, "I could go for a steak." Or, "I could go more

  • Arise, Shine: Radiate

    Contributed by Jonathan Meyer on Mar 5, 2018

    "Arise, Shine" was our Epiphany 2018 Series. This was the final installment (Transfiguration Sunday). In short, as Christ radiantly revealed His glory to the disciples, we radiate the light, the life, and the love of Jesus to all the world.

    The whole week had been one big mountaintop experience for us all. It was July, 2008, and there were about 30 of us—both high school youth and adults from Redeemer and Immanuel Lutheran Churches from my hometown of Seymour, Indiana. We had been on a servant event trip all week at Lutheran more

  • Four Fathers-Four Stages

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on May 29, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    This is about the Prodigal Son, with a Memorial Day twist

    The Parable of the Prodigal Son has been touted as possibly the greatest short story of all time It can be looked at as Episode III in a trilogy of parables Episode I is the Lost Sheep It could be called A New Hope for the lost sheep is found and comes home With a new hope of continuing more

  • God's Glory In The Church

    Contributed by Ian Lyall on Oct 20, 2005
    based on 78 ratings

    Part of the High Priestly prayer of the Lord Jesus Christ was that God’s glory might be in them. What our Lord prayed for is staggering.

    A story is told of a boy who was drawing a picture. His teacher asked what he was drawing. “I’m drawing a picture of Jesus, miss,” he replied. “But, Johnny, we don’t know what Jesus looked like.” Johnny paused for a moment, perked up, and said, “but they will when I’ve finished” We laugh more

  • Faith & The Father' Heart Series

    Contributed by Steve Lawson on Jan 7, 2004
    based on 7 ratings

    We can trust God’s heart towards us.

    One night a wife found her husband standing over their newborn baby’s crib. Silently she watched him. As he stood looking down at the sleeping infant, she saw on his face a mixture of emotions: disbelief, doubt, delight, amazement, enchantment, skepticism. He would stand back, shake his head and more

  • Fathers Day 2008 Provider Protector Priest

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Jun 23, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus calls men to a spiritual leadership in the home and through this parable we learn how to develop a God like attitude, affection and acceptance of ourselves and our role as fathers to our children.

    Fathers Day 2008 Provider Protector Priest Luke 15:11-32 1 Peter 2:9-11 There are many scriptures that demonstrate the characteristics of a good Father. Deciding which ones to speak on is not easy. Life has taught me much so far and this through my walk with Jesus Christ. Today is more

  • Have Faith

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jan 29, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Strong faith can become weakened by doubt, but life can be restored by Jesus.

    Text: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). Story: “Show Much Have You?” A friend tells of overhearing two little girls, playmates, who were counting over their pennies. One said, “I have five pennies.” The other said, “I have more

  • Draw Near - Part One

    Contributed by Tim Vamosi on Jan 12, 2011

    The Longing Of God’s Heart Is For All Of Us To Draw Near To Him With A Fully Surrendered Heart.

    Open: Start by singing "I Surrender All." All to Jesus I surrender; all to him I freely give; I will ever love and trust him, in his presence daily live. I surrender all, I surrender all, all to thee, my blessed Savior, I surrender all. All to Jesus I surrender; humbly at his more

  • The Parable Of The Forgiving Father

    Contributed by Richard Futrell on Oct 7, 2010
    based on 2 ratings

    So what do we learn from this parable? We learn who the Father is, and what His nature is.

    Intro Today, Jesus tells us a parable, a story. You probably know the Parable of the Prodigal Son. And the point of the parable is simple: When the lost are found, you rejoice. Instead of being a spoilsport, looking down on someone else, you rejoice when a sinner repents, and you join the more

  • 60. The Holy Spirit - Spiritual Guide Series

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Nov 10, 2018

    Although we are God’s children already considered holy and righteous by our inclusion with Christ, God’s intention is to develop His divine nature of love within us.

    IN GOD'S IMAGE 60 - THE HOLY SPIRIT - SPIRITUAL GUIDE This message is part of a series of 90 sermons based on the title, “In God’s Image – God’s Purpose for humanity.” This series of free sermons or the equivalent free book format is designed to take the reader through an amazing process beginning more

  • The Dragon

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    A sermon for the 1st Sunday in Lent Temptation of Jesus

    1st Sunday in Lent Luke 4:1-13 "The Dragon" 4:1* ¶ And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit 2* for forty days in the wilderness, tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing in those days; and when they were ended, he was hungry. 3 The more