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  • Jesus And The Chief: Courage Series

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Apr 16, 2007
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,445 views

    For over 80 years Chief Illiniwek, symbol of the University of Illinois, represented Christian attributes; this is the first of six sermons that examine those attributes based on the Scriptures.

    Jesus and the Chief: Courage --Mark 6:45-52 This has been a newsworthy week. On Tuesday, April 10th, it was finally announced that Larry Birkhead is the biological father of Anna Nichole Smith’s baby daughter Dannielynn. Radio-Television shock jock Don Imus’ program “Imus in the Morning” ...read more

  • Jesus And The Fbi Series

    Contributed by Alex Perednia on Feb 25, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,512 views

    Recently a Baptist Pastor in Illinois received a visit from the FBI. They came in response to an anonymous caller who took issue with something the Pastor said in his sermon. Like this Pastor, the message of Jesus was controversial in his day. If Jesus

    INTRODUCTION Recently a Baptist Pastor in Illinois received a visit from the FBI. They came in response to an anonymous caller who took issue with something the Pastor said in his sermon. According to the Baptist Press news service, “Nov. 23, 2004, started out like any other normal morning ...read more

  • Practicing Christ's Preeminence

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 28, 2004
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,155 views

    The preeminence of Christ should not only be our dogma, but it should also be our practice. If we truly practice the preemeninence of Christ, it will affect every area of our life.

    PRACTICING CHRIST’S PREEMINENCE Text: Col.1: 18; Col.3: 17 Intro: Paul wrote the letter to the Colossians while a prisoner at Rome. The church, located in the city of Colossae, actually began and met in the home of a man whose name you may recognize—Philemon (Phil.2). You may recall ...read more

  • Do Not Slander One Another Series

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jun 2, 2012
    based on 133 ratings
     | 29,829 views

    James tells us why we must not slander one another. 1- Slandering makes you a judge of others 2- Slandering makes you above the law 3- Slandering makes you above the lawgiver

    INTRO.- ILL.- Who said, “Read my lips. No new taxes”? "Read my lips: no new taxes" is the famous phrase spoken by then presidential candidate George H. W. Bush at the 1988 Republican National Convention as he accepted the nomination on August 18th. Written by speechwriter Peggy Noonan, the line ...read more

  • The Pigtrail To Obscurity

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on Nov 4, 2005
    based on 2 ratings
     | 744 views

    What it must have been like for that very young couple as they are given the enormous responsibility of giving birth and raising the Son of God?

    THE PIGTRAIL TO OBSCURITY Introduction: Thanks for having my wife and I. I have never preached anywhere in Kentucky before. I sense each time I cross the Ohio River that I am back in the south. My wife and I were raised in the south, but moved to the Midwest more than 20 years ago. Don’t ...read more

  • Crown Him With Many Crowns

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Nov 25, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,736 views

    Prepared for Christ the King Sunday in November of 2006, this is a message about being witnesses for Jesus Christ and bringing the lost into His Kingdom by the power of the Holy Spirit ministering through us.

    Crown Him with Many Crowns --John 18:33-38 “Happy New Year!” Before you say, “That’s a little premature,” let me explain. Next Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent, the beginning of the Church or Liturgical Year. Today is the last Sunday of the current Church Year, “Christ the King ...read more

  • When The Storms Of Life Are Raging

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Jul 23, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 5,389 views

    Jesus may not always end the storms in your life, but He will always be with you empowering you to weather them through to victory.

    WHEN THE STORMS OF LIFE ARE RAGING --ISAIAH 43:1-2; MATTHEW 8:18-27; ROMANS 8 :(28)-32 Last week I began my message saying, “Inspiration for a sermon comes from many people and many places.” I would not be surprised, therefore, if you asked me, “Who or what inspired your sermon today?” Well, ...read more

  • Longing For Jesus

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Jul 21, 2007
    based on 24 ratings
     | 8,493 views

    What is your longing, your passion, your priority, your driving force in life? For every individual and every Church it must be a living, personal, daily relationship with the Resurrected Christ.

    Longing for Jesus --Psalm 84:1-4 and John 4:4-15 When preachers get together, someone may comment, “That will preach.” Inspiration for a sermon comes from many people and places. A few weeks ago in our Academy for Christian Training and Service one of our readings for reflection came from ...read more

  • Stand At The Crossroads

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Apr 24, 2005
    based on 33 ratings
     | 11,686 views

    At the crossroads of life when we are faced with making a decision, the Holy Spirit will direct us if we only but listen to Him. This was originally preached for a Church anniversary celebration.

    Stand At the Crossroads—Jeremiah 6:16-17 When Harry informed me that today was the 95th anniversary to the exact date when the congregation of Centenary United Brethren in Christ Church, then located on East Decatur and what is now Martin Luther King Boulevard, met at the old sanctuary and ...read more

  • Considerations Concerning The Christ Of Christmas

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 28, 2004
    based on 104 ratings
     | 21,635 views

    Though there is nothing wrong with giving and celebration, we as Christians need to remember that Christmas is about Christ, and about why He came into the world.

    CONSIDERATIONS CONCERNING THE CHRIST OF CHRISTMAS Text: Luke 2: 1-16 Intro: Christmas, though it has been much corrupted and commercialized over the years, is still a somewhat pleasant time out at the end of the year. It’s a time when, even if only out of dutiful habit, people seem to ...read more

  • More Than These?

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Apr 16, 2005
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,277 views

    As He did with Peter, Jesus asks each of us, "Do you love Me more than these?" This sermon helps each of us identify our own "these." It is especially appropriate for preaching during Eastertide.

    More than These? John 21:15-19 “Peter, do you love me more than these?” That Scripture text that I have read a heard read hundreds of times pierced my heart around 10:00 a. m. last Friday, 08 April 05, as I was silent before the Lord in room 124 of the King’s House of Retreats across the ...read more

  • How God Deals With The Heart

    Contributed by James Dunn on Feb 11, 2002
    based on 43 ratings
     | 2,301 views

    The spiritual consequences for not knowing what you look at when you peer into the human heart can be even more disastrous!

    Introduction: Jeremiah 17:9 tells us that the human heart is mysterious and deceitful. We cannot know what lies at the heart of our own nature and personality; it is beyond our ability to penetrate and understand. The planet on which we live provides an interesting illustration of the problem: ...read more

  • The Sad Thing About Sodom

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 7, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,705 views

    "The Sad Thing About Sodom" was the fact that there was one child of God there who should have been a witness and testimony of the one true God who could change their lives, but he was too backslidden to help.

    THE SAD THING ABOUT SODOM Text: Gen.19: 27, 28 Intro: The ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah shall forever live in infamy. The very mention of their names brings to mind thoughts of hellish depravity and horrible destruction, the latter being the result of the former. They stand in ...read more

  • Evangelization Of An Ethiopian

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,897 views

    Forgiveness and salvation are universal needs. Those needs are not met in one’s personal moral properties or position in life, but only through faith in the person and work of Christ Jesus the Lord.

    Evangelization Of An Ethiopian Text: Acts 8: 35-38 Intro: Prior to the story that we have just read, we are told of the death of Stephen, one of the first deacons of the church of Jerusalem. Before his death, Stephen preached a scorching sermon to the religious leaders of his day, ...read more

  • The Sign Of Wine Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 27, 2017
    based on 8 ratings
     | 14,363 views

    What was the purpose of "signs" in Jesus ministry? And what did this particular sign have to say to us?

    OPEN: The Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn had a problem - motorists weren't coming to a complete stop at stop signs. So in 2007 the Mayor came up with a creative solution. He added a second, smaller octagonal sign the town's 50 or so stop signs that read: “STOP And smell the roses” "STOP No ...read more