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  • Lazarus And The Rich Man

    Contributed by Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Aug 2, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    It has become common practice to see as the whole meaning of this story that the rich should help the poor... But this particular story especially, if one allows oneself to be affected fully by its original meaning, is a very concrete proclamation of the

    One cannot understand and preach the gospel concretely enough. A real evangelical sermon must be like holding a pretty red apple in front of a child or a glass of cool water in front of a thirsty person and then asking: do you want it? We should be able to talk about matters of our faith in such a more

  • Fun? Or A Future?

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Jul 8, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    One may either live for the moment, or live in view of eternity. Christ calls us to live for the coming glory of God.

    “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his more

  • "The Punishment Of The Man Who Never Noticed"

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Sep 24, 2010
    based on 5 ratings

    We live in a very wealthy land...God has blessed us but are we mis-using our wealth? Do we notice the poor, the child captured by child trafficing, homeless prenant teenager.... can we help? or do we not notice. Our culture has taught us to "want more"

    In Jesus Holy Name September 26, 2010 Text: Luke 16:19-31 Pentecost XVIII - Redeemer “The Punishment of the Man Who Never Noticed” A number of years ago Shania Twain, Country Female Artist of the Year more

  • You Have All You Need

    Contributed by Casey Lieneman on Sep 25, 2010

    Rather than comparing ourselves to the rich man or Lazarus, congregation members are invited to see themselves through the five brothers of the rich man. Jesus’ parable reminds us we have all we need, God’s Word.

    Luke 16:19-31 Grace and Peace to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus, who is the Christ I want to start off today’s message with a little pop quiz for you. Now don’t worry this isn’t something that either myself or pastor will but I want to test your Biblical literacy. In other words…how more

  • How To Study Parables Series

    Contributed by L Lee on Oct 3, 2010

    The word parable is translated from the Greek word parabole which means “to place beside”. A parable, then is a story that places one thing beside another for the purpose of teaching. How then should we study parables?

    The study of parables What are parables? The word parable is translated from the Greek word parabole which means “to place beside”. A parable, then is a story that places one thing beside another for the purpose of teaching. It is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. When more

  • Open Your Eyes

    Contributed by Daniel Austin on Sep 7, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    There will come a day when all eyes will be opened, when faith will become sight

    Open Your Eyes Reading: Matthew 20:29-34 Text: Luke 16:19-31 Introduction Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes! Quotation of Leonardo Da Vinci When the Rich Man opened his eyes . . . 1. He saw more than torment. 2. He saw regrets, and lost more

  • Did You Miss Lazarus?

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on Sep 10, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    The rich man's life illustrates some traits that can lead us to miss opportunities God sends.

    DID YOU MISS LAZARUS? LUKE 16:19-25 INTRODUCTION I once lived beside a retired pastor and his family. His wife worked at the Department of Social Services. There were many poor people in the county, and she was very familiar with many of them since her line of work often took her to their more

  • The Man Who Went To Hell Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 11, 2011
    based on 84 ratings

    Does Hell exist? And, if so, why did the Rich man end up there? What had he done that was so terrible that he deserved that type of punishment?

    POEM: An old man sat by an open fire and dreamed the years away, While, outside in the battle of life, many perished in the toils of day. He never did any good, nor did he ever do any wrong. He just sat by the open fire and dreamed the whole day long. Now he’s left a vacant chair and more

  • The Reality Of Hell

    Contributed by Jon Miller on Apr 18, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    This message is in response to a recent book published by Rob Bell that questions the doctrine of Hell. This sermon is a fresh look at what the Bible says about Hell.

    The reality of Hell Luke 16:19-31 In a national poll conducted several years ago by USA Today “67% of American adults said they believe in a hell. But less than 25% believed that they would go there, while 25% believe their friends will be there In one article for Newsweek Kenneth Woodward more

  • Decisions Have Lasting Results

    Contributed by Wayne Mock on Feb 7, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    While there are many decisions that occupy our mind, many of these are decisions with temporary results. There are other decisions that are too often given lesser attention that have permanent, eternal results.

    Those who play chess know that decisions made early in the game may very well have an irreversible effect on the outcome of the game. Decisions have lasting results. Too often those who make a decision to sample some drugs at the urging of another over time become addicted to drugs. Decisions have more

  • The Poor And Blessed Life

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Dec 2, 2010

    Think about that which is eternal. Only God can truly satisfies our heart. Seize every opportunity to seek God and live for Him.

    I entitled this story – the poor and blessed life • These two words poor and blessed does not usually go together but we see them here. • At a glance, Lazarus’ life looks pathetic and sad. He is homeless and poor. • But at the end, we saw him returning to God, more

  • Pride And The Poor In Spirit

    Contributed by Chris Mccarthy on Jan 11, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    This series is a study of the seven deadly sins contrasted with solutions found in the Beatitudes from Matthew 5. This second sermon uses the popular stories of the Prodigal Son and the Rich Man and Lazarus to contrast being proud against being poor in sp

    Pride and the Poor in Spirit Seven Sins and Solutions THE STORY IS TOLD OF A MAN WHO HAD A DREAM IN WHICH AN ANGEL showed him two doors — one marked Heaven and the other Hell. Curious, the man went to the door marked Hell. Inside he saw an unhappy sight. Twelve emaciated people sat more

  • What Is Hell?

    Contributed by Richard Futrell on Oct 7, 2010

    Scripture describes God as both an all-consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29) and an illuminating light (Psalm 119:105; 1 John 1:5). Both the rich man and Lazarus saw the same reality: God in all His blazing glory. One expereinced heaven; one expereinced hell.

    Intro Many people believe that Christianity is one, big, fat lie. It must be, they assume, because they see so much injustice in this world. They say, “How can there be a God if He allows so much evil to exist?” Even in the Bible we find complaints about injustice in this world. more

  • The Failure Of The Resurrection! Series

    Contributed by David Smith on Oct 10, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the

    I don't know how many of you were at this year's annual 'Smith Lecture', but it was a good night - highly stimulating and intellectually challenging - and afterwards Ange and I got into a discussion over dinner where she made the comment that the older she got the more impressed she was at how more

  • What In Hell Do You Want

    Contributed by Don Bradley on Dec 13, 2010
    based on 5 ratings

    This sermon gives a description of Hell and why it should be avoided at all costs.

    WHAT IN HELL DO YOU WANT? Luke 16: 19-24 Intro: People have got a serious misconception of Hell. Though they believe it to be a place that’s hot, they also believe it to be a place where they will spend the rest of their existence living in any way they desire. After all, they’re more