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  • Head And Not The Tail! Series

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Mar 27, 2013
    based on 14 ratings

    The devil is not interested in the tail but he wants the head! I am speaking to someone out there!

    Head and not the tail! Mark 6:24”So she went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask?" And she said, "The head of John the Baptist!" 25 Immediately she came in with haste to the king and asked, saying, "I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter." The more

  • "Giving In To Pressure"

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jul 10, 2006
    based on 65 ratings

    A sermon for the 6th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 10 The beheading of John the Baptist

    6th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 10 Mark 6:14-29 "Giving in to Pressure" 14* King Herod heard of it; for Jesus’ name had become known. Some said, “John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; that is why these powers are at work in him.” 15* But others said, “It is Elijah.” And more

  • Standing Firm On What Is Right Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jun 28, 2005
    based on 33 ratings

    Make up your mind to stand firm on what is right and resist the pressures to be popular or to conform. Pray and draw strength from God to resist pressure to compromise God’s truth.

    (Taken some pointers from David Hoke’s sermon “Herod’s Folly”) We face pressures in life – different pressures, different degrees, at different stages of life. • From school projects, workload, meeting datelines, and others. • You faith in God – no matter how strong it is – will not take away more

  • Pressure

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Oct 13, 2004
    based on 19 ratings

    Do I ever feel like I am in a pressure cooker, or that I am being pulled and pushed in every direction? Well, I can respond like Herod. I can be manipulated by it to the point where I am forced to make decisions contrary to what I know is right. Or I can

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: The Hope College Women’s basketball team had made it to the national playoffs. The final game saw Hope 20 points behind with 10 minutes left to play. The team remained calm and began to narrow the gap. Then with just 5 seconds remaining, a 3 point basket tied the more

  • Shhhhh (Meditation)

    Contributed by Spencer Homan on Dec 15, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    This is a sermon that focuses on the discipline of meditation.

    Matthew 14:6-13 6 On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for them and pleased Herod so much 7 that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. 8 Prompted by her mother, she said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist." 9 The king was distressed, more

  • Learning To Walk - Introduction Series

    Contributed by Shawn Rose on May 19, 2009

    Life after conversion should be different than life before conversion. We learn to live (to walk) differently by allowing the Holy Spirit to change us from the inside-out. Paul suggests five different areas in which our walk as a Christian should distin

    LEARNING TO WALK Text: Ephesians 2:1 – 10 Introduction: · Life after conversion should be different than life before conversion. · We learn to live (to walk) differently by allowing the Holy Spirit to change us from the inside-out. · Paul suggests five different areas in which our walk more

  • Truth And It's Consequences

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Mar 5, 2014
    based on 7 ratings

    The consequences of boldness and taking a stand for the truth.

    Truth And It’s Consequences Mark 6:14-29 Intro - When the emperor Valens threatened Eusebuis with confiscation of all his goods, torture, banishment, and even death, the courageous Christian replied, "He needs not fear confiscation, who has nothing to lose; nor banishment, to whom heaven more

  • Careful Promises

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jul 9, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    St. Thomas Acquinas said, "All of society is based on promises and trust." We must therefore be careful about the promises we make and our intentions to keep them.

    Mark 6: 14 – 29 / Be Careful What You Promise Intro: An Irishman had been drinking all night at a pub. The bartender announced the pub was closing so the Irishman stood up to leave and fell flat on his face. He tried again to stand with the same result; so, he decided to crawl outside and get more

  • Who Lost His Head?

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Dec 18, 2008
    based on 9 ratings

    When we lose our ways emotionally or spiritually, we hurt ourselves and others. Herod, Herodias and Salome demonstrate the ways we can be seduced into losing our heads. John only lost his physical head but not his integrity.

    Do you know the poem, "If’, by Rudyard Kipling? I’m sure you’ve heard it a hundred times. But let me quote just a part of "If’. "If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you; if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, but make allowance for their more

  • Herod's Choice

    Contributed by Matthew Wright on May 19, 2003
    based on 68 ratings

    A look at how we should not just listen to the Word, but also obey it.

    Title: Herod’s Choice Text: James 1:22; Mark 6 18-29 Subject: Obedience Introduction: There is an epidemic loose in our world today. It’s not a physical disease, but an epidemic far worse. It is the terrible reality that many people in our country know what God expects, yet more

  • Training For Discipleship Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Sep 15, 2004
    based on 35 ratings

    Believe it or not, you don’t have to have it all together to serve Jesus Christ. In this week’s study of the Gospel of Mark we learn how Jesus trained His disciples through disappointment and death to bring the gospel.

    Sports teams always like to play before a hometown crowd. Here in Portland they say that the “fan factor” can really help the Trailblazers win games. But when it comes to ministry, often playing to the home town crowd is a disappointing experience. Either because of past relationships or more

  • The Preacher Who Lost His Head Series

    Contributed by David Moore on Nov 4, 2005
    based on 49 ratings

    An examination of the arrest and martyrdom of John the Baptist, showing that a man may kill the messenger, but not his message.

    The Preacher Who Lost His Head Aim: To show how John’s fearless condemnation of Herod and his wife resulted in his death, yet his message lived on. Text: Mark 6:14-29 Introduction: John the Baptist was, of course, the forerunner to Christ, “the voice of one crying in the wilderness, more

  • The Death Of A Conscience Series

    Contributed by Terry Blankenship on Mar 2, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    Herod Antipas provides proof that death is not always physical. Life ends in death twice without Christ.

    Mark 6:14-29 The Death of a Conscience And King Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, that John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do show forth themselves in him. Now King Herod heard of Him, for His name had become well known. And he more

  • John The Baptist

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jul 9, 2003
    based on 87 ratings

    Does the message of John the Baptist have any relevance in the 21st Century?

    Sharrington 13-07-03 John the Baptist - Mk 6:14-29 Our Gospel this morning is all about the ministry and death of that enigmatic character -John the Baptist. Story: As I was thinking about John the Baptist, I wondered what would life be like in our parish more

  • Be Careful What You Promise

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 17, 2004
    based on 33 ratings

    A sermon based on a vacation bible school song encouraging us to be more careful and deliberate in the way in which we live.

    Be Careful What You Promise Mark 6:14-29 Intro: There is an old chorus that I learned as a child in Vacation Bible School that applies to this passage beautifully. The words are as follows; Verse 1 - “O be careful little hands what you do. For the Father up above is looking down in love. So more