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  • A Courageous Confronter Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jun 24, 2005
    based on 3 ratings

    3rd in a four part character study on the life of John the Baptist.

    "A COURAGEOUS CONFRONTER" MATTHEW 3:5-10 AND MARK 6:17-20 INTRODUCTION: How many of you are familiar with the X-Men? They are another of the superheroes of Marvel Comic fame and have been the stars of two blockbuster films for 20th Century Fox and “X-Men 3" is scheduled for release in May of more

  • Voices In The Wilderness

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Sep 28, 2005
    based on 26 ratings

    are you a voice for God

    Intro: a man had a hot dog business in a downtown area that had done very well for many years. His son came back from college with an economics degree and decided to help his dad with his business. First he said, your old cart with wheels needs to be up-graded, so they bought a very expensive new more

  • A Powerful Witness

    Contributed by Ben Bannister on Oct 10, 2004
    based on 7 ratings

    God gave us John the Baptist as an example on how to have a powerful witness.

    Text: Matthew 3:1-17 ETS: This passage details the early ministry of John the Baptist. ESS: God gave us John as an example of a powerful witness. OSS: God’s people will be effective witnesses. PQ: What are the characteristics of a powerful witness? UW: Characteristics Title: A Powerful Witness I. more

  • When God Does A Work

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Sep 21, 2004
    based on 45 ratings

    Message describes what to look for when God does a work with emphasis on the type of man/woman God uses.

    WHEN GOD DOES A WORK - Matthew 3:1-12 In these verses, we find John the Baptist preaching and baptizing out near the Jordan River. He is announcing the arrival of the Kingdom of God. He tells people that things are changing. God is about to do something new. Did you notice? The Bible tells more

  • Becoming An Authentic Christian

    Contributed by Ponce Brown on Oct 4, 2001
    based on 34 ratings

    Encouraging Christian committment

    Becoming An Authentic Christian “Growing together towards Christian maturity…” Matthew 3: 1-12 1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, more

  • Fact Or Fiction Series

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 5, 2001
    based on 36 ratings

    The significance of John’s call to repentance today

    Swanton Novers 9-12-01 Fact or Fiction Mt. 3:1-12 On a cold Christmas Eve in 1818 Father Joseph Mohr (1792-1848) walked the three kilometres from his home -in the Austrian village of Oberndorf bei Salzburg - to visit his friend Franz Gruber (1787-1863) in the more

  • 2 Advent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Dec 5, 2001
    based on 420 ratings

    John the Baptist calls us to repentance which calls us to live differently, as the body of Christ

    2 Advent A Matthew 3:1-12 9 December 2001 Rev. Roger Haugen Once there was a man who was a bit of a bum. Talented and successful, he neglected his wife and his children, his work and his friends, his community and his colleagues. He drank too much, lost his temper too often, was cruel too many more

  • A Journey Through The Stable Part 3 Series

    Contributed by John Beehler on Dec 2, 2001
    based on 26 ratings

    Jesus is coming. Are you Ready?

    A Journey Through the Stable III Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hearing that makes you take notice, doesn’t it? These are words that let you know that something important or relevant to you is about to be said. Now we don’t know if John the Baptist actually said those words but we do know that people more

  • "The Now And The Not Yet"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Dec 2, 2001
    based on 35 ratings

    The kingdom of God is here, and also in heaven.

    MATTHEW 3:1-12 “The Now And The Not Yet” By: Kenneth Sauer Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church As most of you know, I was raised in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse is the snowiest city in the country, and winter takes up about 7 months out of the year. So, if one is going to live in a more

  • Preparing The Soil

    Contributed by John Vella on Dec 4, 2001
    based on 60 ratings

    As with all relationships we have to prepare ourselves for a deeper union with Jesus.

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. VI, Issue 1, No. 2 Second Sunday of Advent - Year A Decxember 9, 2001 Readings: * Isaiah 11:1-10 * Romans 15:4-9 * Mt. 3:1-12 Preparing the Soil Removing Obstacles Creating something new often requires that we first remove any obstacles to that new creation. For more

  • The Most Important Decoration Of Them All

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Dec 4, 2001
    based on 395 ratings

    Let’s decorate our hearts and lives with real and true repentance this Advent season.

    Matthew 3:1-12: The Most Important Decoration of them All. This past week, it didn’t feel like December – the temperature almost reached 70 degrees on Wednesday! Quite a change from last year at this time! But if you have any doubt that it really is December, then go to the mall, and you’ll more

  • Listen To The Advent Voice Of John

    Contributed by Christopher Raiford on Jan 1, 2002
    based on 106 ratings

    Preparing for the season of Advent

    2nd Sunday in Advent December 9, 2001 Sermon Text: Matthew 3:1-12 Listen to the Advent Voice of John 1. Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near 2. Produce fruit in keeping with repentance Matthew 3:1-12 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea 2 and saying, more

  • Get Ready For Christmas - By Making Changes

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Nov 30, 2004
    based on 30 ratings

    There are three parts to "making changes" in your life. John the Baptist shows us what they are...

    Matthew 3:1-12 “MAKING CHANGES” If NBC were to call you on the phone this afternoon, and tell you that they were coming over to your house in one hour, because they are planning to do a story on you, as part of their people-living-in-a-small-town series, what would you do to get ready? You put more

  • An Honest View Of Yourself

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Nov 30, 2004
    based on 28 ratings

    A sermon for the 2nd Sunday in Advent Series A A sermon about repentance

    2nd Sunday Advent Matthew 3:1-12 "An Honest View of Yourself." "In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, "The voice of one crying in the more

  • You Must Be Joking - John The Baptist As Our Vicar!

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 2, 2004
    based on 30 ratings

    Can you imgaine what fun John the Baptist would be as your local vicar

    NR/SMM 05-12-04 Mt. 3:1-11 John the Baptist’s ministry Story: Have you ever stopped to think what would happen if Bishop Graham appointed John the Baptist as your local vicar instead of me. Ursula don’t answer that! Imagine yourself asking John the Baptist round for dinner. What would you more