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  • No Innocent Bystanders Series

    Contributed by Wes Richard on Jun 12, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 6,888 views

    The prophet Obadiah makes clear that we can’t stand idly by while our neighbors suffer.

    At approximately 3:20 on the morning of March 13, 1964, twenty-eight-year-old Kitty Genovese was returning to her home in a nice, middle-class area of Queens, NY, from her job as a bar manager. She parked her red Fiat in a nearby parking lot, turned-off the lights and started the walk to her ...read more

  • Is There An End Of The Innocence?

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Sep 20, 2001
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,483 views

    difference between hidden and willing sins

    September 23, 2001 Psalm 19 12 Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults. 13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression. In the 1980’s Don Henley sang a song called “the end of the ...read more

  • Slaughter Of The Innocents

    Contributed by Howard Tyas on Jan 7, 2002
    based on 28 ratings
     | 5,416 views

    Protecting the "newborn child" when the Herods of this world are threatened.

    This story of Mary and Joseph’s flight into Egypt with their newborn child and Herod’s slaughter of the infants in Bethlehem is a story that is not preached on very much, if at all. And for obvious reasons. Who wants to spoil the beauty and the joy of the Christmas season with a story of the ...read more

  • Innocent Suffering Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Mar 12, 2001
    based on 154 ratings
     | 2,846 views

    In today’s psalm, first lesson and gospel, the theme of innocent suffering gives us the opportunity to ponder what this means for us today.

    Sermon for Palm/Passion Sunday, Year C Based on Ps. 31:9-16; Isa. 50:4-9a; Lk. 23:1-49 By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson “Innocent Suffering” Preaching on Palm/Passion Sunday is like trying to see and appreciate the details of a beautiful landscape, while, at the same time, you’re ...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

  • Found Innocent Series

    Contributed by Byron Harvey on Feb 8, 2001
    based on 73 ratings
     | 1,504 views

    This is part four in a series on Galatians.

    The Triumph of Grace “Found Innocent” June 18, 2000 This Morning’s Text – Galatians 2:15-21 “We are Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles; nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in ...read more

  • Zacchaeus The Innocent

    Contributed by Bruce Lee on Mar 17, 2015
    based on 10 ratings
     | 16,393 views

    As Jesus makes his way toward Jerusalem and the Triumphant Entry of Palm/Passion Sunday he makes an important stop in Jericho to have dinner with Zacchaeus the Innocent. How many times in life do we jump to the wrong conclusions?

    Zacchaeus the “Innocent” “Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through town. 2 A man there named Zacchaeus, a ruler among tax collectors, was rich. 3 He was trying to see who Jesus was, but, being a short man, he couldn’t because of the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed ...read more

  • Suffering Of The Innocent

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Jun 15, 2001
    based on 280 ratings
     | 11,973 views

    We ask "why do innocent folks suffer?" but do we dare to hear Jesus’ answer?

    Suffering of the Innocent By Andrew Chan, Senior Pastor, PBC, Vancouver, BC Luke 13:1-5 An airliner was having engine trouble, and the pilot instructed the cabin crew to have the passengers take their seats and prepare for an emergency landing. A few minutes later the pilot asked the flight ...read more

  • An Innocent Man Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Apr 22, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,031 views

    Sermon #10 in John series dealing with Jesus’ trial before Annas (mentioned only in John)

    John’s Gospel #14 An Innocent Man CHCC: April 6, 2008 John 18:13-24 INTRODUCTION: Have you ever been accused of something when you were completely innocent? The time that stands out in my mind was a traffic ticket. Now don’t get me wrong … I’ve had plenty of traffic tickets when I ...read more

  • The Slaughter Of The Innocent Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Jun 28, 2004
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,866 views

    the holy innocents slaughter.

    THE SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENT MATTHEW 2.13-18 I hope you had a nice Christmas together. What were the familiar sounds of Christmas? Presents being opened, children’s excited voices, food being eaten, bells, carols and probably snoring. There are smells and there are sounds which remind us each ...read more

  • The Holy Innocents

    Contributed by Kristopher Morris on Dec 26, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 4,993 views

    This soon after celebrating Christmas we read the account of Herod’s slaughter of Bethlehem’s baby boys. What does this tragic story mean for us today?

  • Slaughtering The Innocent

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Dec 18, 2016
     | 866 views

    A homily considering the choice we must make when Christ comes near.

    “Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the ...read more

  • The Massacre Of The Innocents

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Oct 9, 2013
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,144 views

    The devil seeks to terrorise our own souls, but he will fail. In the end Satan cannot snuff out the anointing within us.

    THE MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENTS Matthew 2:16-18 You might not be surprised if I told you that the devil is pacing up and down in this earth as an adversary, like a lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). Satan (literally, the Adversary) boasted of the same thing long ago when he appeared ...read more

  • Innocent Blood

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on Jun 16, 2014
     | 1,463 views

    Jesus died when He wasn't guilty - for us when we were guilty. The price of freedom, both civil and spiritual, is innocent blood

    Innocent Blood Mark 15:15-41 • As we have worked our way through the gospel of Mark, we have learned many things. It has been more than a little interesting how we have “stumbled” on to the perfect text for the perfect day. It is no accident that we are where we are today! ...read more

  • Holy Innocents Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Jun 27, 2014
     | 2,591 views

    A look at the killing of the innocent children by Herod

    Matthew 2:13-18 Holy Innocents March 16, 2014 This morning, we’re going to look at a passage which comes from the Christmas story, but is readily avoided during the Christmas season. It’s a passage of scripture I’ve never preached from and is maybe one of the least preached ...read more