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  • Narnia And An Angel Of Light Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 14, 2005
    based on 65 ratings

    Why would C.S. Lewis use a "white witch" to depict the evil of Satan? And what can we learn from Satan’s attempt to deceive Jesus in the desert?

    OPEN: (Played an ApologetiX CD featuring “The Devil Went Down to The Jordan” while showing the lyrics on the overhead projector) The devil went down to the Jordan He was lookin’ for a show to steal He was in a bind cause Jesus came to find The people willing to make it real. And he came more

  • The Hope Of Christmas Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Nov 17, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    Jesus is the Hope that arrived for our lives.

    “The Hope of Christmas” November 27, 2005 Theme: Hope gives us an eternal perspective on life. Intro: Hope is a great encourager in our day to day lives. It gives us the ability to understand that our life can have a future of promise and a clearer path. We hold on to hope to see us more

  • Come Follow Me

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jun 21, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    This sermon leads people to understand what it means to be a "fisher for men"

    Come, Follow Me – Matthew 4: 12 - 23 Intro: At the time of Jesus as now, there were three methods of fishing: with a line, casting a net, dragging a net. The most difficult , I believe is with a line. I. Look at the “big picture.” What we have here is the message of Jesus followed by an more

  • "So What Does It Mean?"

    Contributed by John Quigley on Mar 6, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    What does the call of Jesus mean to us today, as opposed to what it meant to the first disciples.

    Matthew tells us that Jesus, walking along the shoreline one day, happens on Peter and Andrew and tells them to; "come follow me, I’ll make you fishers of men." Then a short while later he comes upon John and James his brother, and calls them to follow him. In both instances they do so, they just more

  • Jesus The Light Of The World

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 22 ratings

    Jesus came as a light to lighten the nations, he called people to be a church who would continue to share the good news with others, and his coming was accompanied by miraculous events that heralded the end to all suffering and the creation of a new heave

    One of the things I hate is turning on the TV just after a movie or a weekly drama has started, so I’ve missed those opening few scenes where the story is set up, where perhaps the main characters are introduced; where the crime is committed or the tensions between characters is highlighted. If you more

  • Tempting

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Feb 7, 2005
    based on 126 ratings

    A sermon for the First Sunday in Lent Temptation of Jesus series A

    1st Sunday in Lent Matthew 4:1-11 "Tempting"   "Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And he fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterward he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these more

  • Drop Everything

    Contributed by Tim Morrison on Jan 26, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    This is a monologue portraying Simon Peter and his decision to "drop everything" and follow Jesus.

    What would cause you to drop everything and do something completely different? While in seminary there were several times where when I was studying my friends would try to pull me away from those studies to do far more important things, or so they said. These things included going to IHOP at more

  • When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Go Fishing...

    Contributed by John Nadasi on Jan 26, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    A message addressing the reality of time catching up to our rural church. This is an initial call to embrace a paradigm shift within church and society. In order to speak to a new generation, we have to be willing to find new methods of communication.

  • Follow Me

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on Jan 26, 2005
    based on 16 ratings

    Jesus calls us to follow him in repentence, immediacy, and ministry. He asks us to follow because he never wants us to be the same.

  • Proclaim The Goodnews Of Christ

    Contributed by William Baeta on Jan 25, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their Synagogues, preaching the good news of the Kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people” Matt. 4:23.

    Matt. 4:12-23 Theme: Proclaim the Goodnews of Christ Text: Is. 8:22-93; 1 Cor. 1:10-13, 17; Matt. 4:12-23 Introduction: In the providence of God the message and ministry of John the Baptist served two special purposes. Firstly it prepared the hearts of the Israelites for the advent and more

  • Jesus' Call

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 22, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    Jesus called Andrew and Peter to be "fishers of men"

    Dymchurch 23-01-05 Fishers of Men - Matthew 4:12-4:22 Story: A vicar was retiring after 25 years in the parish. As he came to clear out his bedroom, he found a small bowl with 5 eggs and £1,000 pounds in. Baffled he called his wife and said: Darling, what is this little basket under the more

  • Go Fish

    Contributed by Tim Zukas on Jan 22, 2005
    based on 12 ratings

    Call of Andrew, Peter, Jamess and John. Some emphasis on Andrew

    Linda (from Pulpit with frustration) – Tim. Tim! It’s your turn. Don’t you think that you should be up here? Tim (from first pew) – That’s OK. I can see from here. Linda – But you’re supposed to be giving the sermon. Tim – I thought that I’d just watch. Somebody else will do it. You did a more

  • Unity

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Jan 22, 2005
    based on 18 ratings

    A sermon preached at the local thriving Roman Catholic church as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

  • Fishing

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jan 19, 2005
    based on 41 ratings

    A sermon for the 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany The call of the first 4 disciples

    3rd Sunday after the Epiphany MATTHEW 4:12-23 "Fishing" When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he returned to Galilee. 13Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali&endash; 14to fulfill what was said through the more

  • The Inaugural Message Of Jesus

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jan 18, 2005
    based on 50 ratings

    We need to repent because: 1. We have a problem. 2. Something better has come. 3. The Kingdom is here.

    One of my favorite cartoon strips is “Frank and Earnest.” Frank is in the courtroom standing before the judge who says to him, “It’s ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty.’ You can’t plead ‘I gotta be me.’” The cartoon is humorous because it touches a reality in our culture which places the need for more