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  • Following In The Footsteps Series

    Contributed by Tim Diack on Aug 22, 2012

    The call of the kingdom is a call to repentance, restoration and life and one of the first steps in that new life ought to be baptism. This message seeks to answer the question: Why should I be baptized?

    Following in the Footsteps - Matthew 3:4-17 - July 8, 2012 Series: Baptism According to what we read in the pages of God’s word there are what we would call two ordinances that Jesus has established for us. Now the dictionary defines an “ordinance” as “an more

  • Three Things Series

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Aug 30, 2012
    based on 30 ratings

    How do we introduce people? In this passage, we see John, the baptist and Jesus introduced in such graceful ways. May our words of introduction too be words of blessing, words of power, peace and grace!

    Three Things: Matthew 3:1-17 ILLUSTRATION There was a young student who had just graduated with his M.Th, fresh with his knowledge of New Testament and Greek. He was asked to introduce a colleague who had come to visit from Germany. This colleague was a pastor there. He knew what the more

  • Prepare For The Lord

    Contributed by William Baeta on Dec 3, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    “For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight’” Matthew 3:3.

    Theme: Prepare for the Lord Text: Is. 11:1-10; Rom. 15:4-13; Matt. 3:1-12 Today is the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Advent simply means the coming or manifestation of Christ. It is used to refer to the first coming of Christ, the birth of Christ, and to His second coming, His return. Before His more

  • Preparing The Way For The Work Of God Series

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on Jan 6, 2012

    WE have been called to actively participate in the Kingdom.

    January 8, 2012 Morning Worship Text: Matthew 3:1-10 Subject: John the Baptist Title: Preparing the Way for the Work of God I hope everyone has had a productive year so far. We’re looking forward to what God is going to do this year in His church. I said last week that I believe this more

  • Matthew 3:1-12 Vipers, Repentance And Fire Series

    Contributed by Thomas H on Nov 24, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    Matthew 3:1-12: Vipers, repentance and fire

    Matthew 3:1-12 Vipers, repentance and fire Sermon notes Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking at the first couple of chapters of Matthew - the birth and infancy of Jesus. And on that first Christmas, He appeared in human form, first as a baby, and then He grew up to commence His more

  • Ordinary Acts Of Grace

    Contributed by Darryl Ward on Mar 26, 2017

    Sermon about ministry amongst the marginalised

    During our lives, we encounter some people who make such indelible impressions on us that we are never quite the same again. And one person who had a profound impact on my outlook on life was my friend Sam. Like most of my friends back in the day, Sam was far from conventional. She defiantly more

  • Snakes And Hedgehogs, Fallen Trees And Fulfillment Series

    Contributed by Ron Tuit on Jan 9, 2013

    What relevance does the third chapter of Matthew have for us today? A Brood of Vipers and an Ax at the root of trees?

    Snakes and Hedgehogs, Fallen Trees and Fulfillment Matthew 3:4-12 Five “God” Promises 1. God promises that you can sit in a church pew and still smell of sin. 2. God promises that vipers will vanish more

  • Time For Change

    Contributed by Alan Holden on Jan 4, 2013
    based on 4 ratings

    The New Year is always a time of reflection and preparation for a new year. Today is a time for change: dramatic and drastic.

    Repent, v.2, 8 A. Change Directions B. Show Evidence Prepare, v. 3, 10 A. Elevate dips in the road B. Remove unfruitful works Baptism, v. 11 A. Baptism of repentance & water B. Baptism of regeneration & Holy Ghost fire more

  • Glory By The River Series

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 30, 2010

    Glory by the river (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email:

    Reading: Matthew chapter 3 verses 1-18. Quote: R.C. Sproul (the American author, theologian and pastor): “The soul is lifted up by the contemplation of the glory of God and of his only begotten Son” “It is Christ in his glory who is the object of our worship and more

  • Standing In The Stream

    Contributed by David Flowers on Feb 2, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Dave looks at the baptism of Jesus as a formative time for him, and shows how we must have a similar experience of coming to know who we are to God.

    Standing In the Stream Wildwind Community Church David Flowers September 19, 2010 Matthew 3:1-17 (MSG) 1 While Jesus was living in the Galilean hills, John, called "the Baptizer," was preaching in the desert country of Judea. 2 His message was simple and austere, like his desert more

  • Anxiety Or Possibility

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Dec 1, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    Sermon for the 2nd Sunday in Advent, Year A.

    Matthew 3: 1 – 12 / Anxiety of Possibility Intro: Have you ever watched the Ellen Degeneres show? She sends people with a film crew to the home of some unsuspecting person. Can you imagine what that would be like? You have no warning and you are suddenly on national TV. You more

  • Meet John The Baptist

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Dec 20, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    What can we learn from the man that eats locust and was the forerunner for Christ?

    Meet John the Baptist Matthew chapter 3:1-3:12 Introduction- We are in the third week of Advent. Traditionally, a look at joy. Could their be anymore joy to a believer than the preparation of Jesus more

  • Prepare His Way Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Dec 4, 2010

    To Prepare the Way for the arrival of Christ, John the Baptist presented 1) His Ministry (Matthew 3:1-6) and 2) His Message (Matthew 3:7-12) pointing to the coming King.

    Before people meet for Christmas gatherings, it is not uncommon to send out an R.S.V.P. to determine who is coming. The host declares that there will be a party at such and such a time, and such and such a location. You tend to know generally who else is coming and what to do to prepare. This more

  • Repentance: It's Not Just Words; It's A Complete Change Of Heart

    Contributed by Gregg Bitter on Dec 5, 2010

    How do we prepare our hearts for Christmas? Let's listen to the messenger God sent to prepare the way. Parts: A. A heart horrified at my sin. B. A heart rejoicing in Christ's kingdom. C. A heart producing real fruit in my life.

    Text: It's a Complete Change of Heart Theme: Repentance: It's Not Just Words; A. A heart horrified at my sin B. A heart rejoicing in Christ's kingdom C. A heart producing real fruit in my life Season: Advent 2a Date: December 5, 2010 Web page: more

  • "A Change Of Heart And Life"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Dec 1, 2010
    based on 8 ratings

    A sermon on repentance and coming out of the wilderness of life.

    Matthew 3:1-12 “A Change of Heart and Life” by: Ken sauer, Pastor of East Ridge United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN (Many ideas in the first part of this sermon are attributed to N.T. Wright) Imagine a police motorcade sweeping down Ringgold Road. First there are the more