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  • Following Jesus

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Aug 13, 2002
    based on 38 ratings
     | 3,495 views

    We have been called to be followers of Jesus

    Following Jesus Luke 5:1-11 July 7, 2002 Introduction 1 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God, 2 he saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3 He got ...read more

  • The Cost Of Following Jesus

    Contributed by Phil Morgan on Apr 7, 2002
    based on 938 ratings
     | 313,693 views

    Jesus confronts three men with the high cost of following Him.

    READ: Luke 9:57-62. Luke records for us in this passage an account of THREE (3) MEN whom Jesus met as He travelled along with His disciples. Two of these men declared that they wished to follow Jesus; to become His disciples. The other was one whom Jesus SUMMONED to follow Him. What ...read more

  • Why Following Jesus Is Not Easy

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 184 ratings
     | 29,828 views

    We follow Jesus (no matter how hard it is!).

    WHY FOLLOWING JESUS IS NOT EASY John 6:60-71 S: Discipleship Th: Following Jesus Pr: WE FOLLOW JESUS (no matter how hard it is). ?: Inductive KW: Turns TS: In the recorded incident of John 6:60-71, we will find six turn of events of what it is like to follow Jesus. The _____ turn ...read more

  • I Have Decided To Follow Jesus

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 3, 2001
    based on 67 ratings
     | 26,276 views

    A call to come out from our comfort zones.

    “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” Luke 9:18-26, 57-62 Introduction There is a great old chorus that I love to sing. Maybe you know it. It goes like this: “I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, No turning back, no turning ...read more

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

    Contributed by Mark Thornton on Nov 21, 2001
    based on 238 ratings
     | 13,825 views

    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 ...read more

  • Following Jesus To The Cross #2 - Drawing A Line In The Sand Series

    Contributed by Mark Thornton on Nov 21, 2001
    based on 304 ratings
     | 13,338 views

    This is the second message in a series that looks at Jesus’ final few days on the way to the cross. This message looks at how Jesus’ confrontation of religious hypocrisy and his resulting challenge to his own followers.

    INTRODUCTION There are many images that come to mind when we think of Easter. -- Easter Bunnies, Easter Baskets, Easter Eggs, etc -- Easter Holidays - Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, etc. -- Easter Symbols -- Cross, Communion There is a Challenge We Face... -- Each time we ...read more

  • Following Jesus To The Cross #3 - Dead Man Walking Series

    Contributed by Mark Thornton on Nov 21, 2001
    based on 265 ratings
     | 17,654 views

    This is the third message in a series that looks at Jesus final few days before He was crucified. This message considers the anxiety that Jesus was feeling and how He faced His fears on the way to the cross.

    INTRODUCTION If you were given a choice, how would you Choose to Die? -- In an accident - quick & relatively painless? -- In your sleep? -- Surrounded by your friends and loved ones? Of course, none of us are given the choice of how we die -- we don’t know until the moment comes. Jesus, ...read more

  • Going The Extra Mile

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 10, 2001
    based on 151 ratings
     | 16,282 views

    Following Jesus requires that we go the Extra Mile!

    Text: Matthew 5:38-42 Subject: Justice Theme: New Testament view of justice Prop: The Law provided justice, but Christians are not to always seek justice. Trans.: Jesus gives us the solution to a heart of retaliation. Turn the other cheek, give more than is required, to go the extra mile, to ...read more

  • The Cost Of Discipleship

    Contributed by Doug Lyon on Jan 9, 2002
    based on 151 ratings
     | 7,999 views

    Three reasons why following Jesus Christ is costly.

    Luke 9:57-62 The Cost of Discipleship INTRODUCTION In the middle of the first century BC, Julius Caesar landed on the shores of Britain with his Roman legions. He took a bold and decisive step to ensure the success of his military campaign. He ordered his men to march to the edge ...read more

  • Second Thoughts About Jesus

    Contributed by Philip Gunther on Oct 1, 2001
    based on 213 ratings
     | 6,971 views

    Many will follow Jesus half-way, but not the other half.

    The Parable Of The Fox, The Funeral And The Furrow “A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing and suffers nothing, is worth nothing.” (Martin Luther) A Different Breed America Under Attack – America At War – Siege On America – The Day That Shook America – The Day The U.S. ...read more

  • Following Jesus To The Cross #4 - Power To Change Your Life Series

    Contributed by Mark Thornton on Nov 21, 2001
    based on 639 ratings
     | 25,759 views

    This is the final message in a series that looks at Jesus’ final few days leading up to his crucifixion. This was the Easter Sunday morning message that declares the hope that we have because of the cross.

    INTRODUCTION As many of us have heard, cartoonist Johnny Hart has come under a great deal of criticism for his B.C. comic strip - specifically for the strip he created for today, Easter Sunday. It depicts a Jewish menorah being transformed into a Christian cross as Jesus the last words of Jesus ...read more

  • A New And Higher Calling Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Feb 4, 2002
    based on 384 ratings
     | 92,033 views

    From the call of the Peter to follow Jesus we can see three principles of answering his call to a new and higher calling.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 8 “A NEW AND HIGHER CALLING” Luke 5:1-11 This occasion on the Sea of Gennesaret, [ also called Tiberias and Galilee] was evidently the Lord’s second call to these disciples, Jesus had ...read more

  • The Day Of Preparation

    Contributed by Peter Mclewin on Mar 13, 2002
    based on 81 ratings
     | 3,386 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

  • Take Up Your Cross-Only If You Are Nuts Series

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Mar 18, 2002
    based on 81 ratings
     | 8,293 views

    This Sermon Is The Second In NUTS. It deals with our call to deny ourselves, pick up our cross and follow Jesus.

    Take Up A Cross—Only If You Are NUTS 3/17/2002 Jeremiah 15:18-21 Matthew 16:21-28 Earlier this year, we went to the Beyond All Limits Conference for pastors in Florida, and heard a message by Leanord Sweet entitled NUTS Passion. NUTS Passion meant Never Underestimating The Spirit ...read more

  • The Slaughter Of The Innocents

    Contributed by Jacob Golden, Jr. on Apr 24, 2002
    based on 120 ratings
     | 7,897 views

    A consideration of Matthew’s story about Herod’s slaughter of the children in Bethlehem following Jesus’ birth.

    THE SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS Matthew 2:13–23 • Romans 8:18–25 Christmas 1 (a) • December ’95, ’98, ’01 I hope you had a good Christmas. We stayed home again. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t visit any relatives (though we had some visit us). Didn’t go see a movie (something we’ve sometimes ...read more