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  • New Wineskins Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on Feb 7, 2002
    based on 199 ratings
     | 23,988 views

    Jesus told a story in Matthew 9 to teach us about the new things He wants to do in our lives.

    INTRODUCTION Sermonic Theme Opening Statement: There are many literary forms used in the Bible. There is poetry, proverb, legal document, dramatic narrative, hymn, sermon, theological treatise, personal letter, and apocalyptic vision. And sprinkled into all of these genres are figures of ...read more

  • Second Thoughts About Jesus

    Contributed by Philip Gunther on Oct 1, 2001
    based on 213 ratings
     | 7,029 views

    Many will follow Jesus half-way, but not the other half.

    The Parable Of The Fox, The Funeral And The Furrow “A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing and suffers nothing, is worth nothing.” (Martin Luther) A Different Breed America Under Attack – America At War – Siege On America – The Day That Shook America – The Day The U.S. ...read more

  • Disciples Are Like Their Teacher ... They Forgive Series

    Contributed by Michael Mustian on Feb 13, 2002
    based on 22 ratings
     | 4,133 views

    This sermon is part of a series looking at four qualities of a disciple of Christ and focuses on forgiveness.

    Disciples Are Like Their Teacher … They Forgive Genesis 50:15-21; Matthew 18:25-35 I stumbled upon a copy of a letter that I had written back in college. It’s somewhat funny that I should find it now, because it tells of an event in my life that … well, I think I’ll just read it aloud to ...read more

  • Weed-Free Gardening-Guaranteed!

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Dec 8, 2001
    based on 181 ratings
     | 14,865 views

    Every time we try to use worldy influence or power or scheming to get God’s work done we end up doing more damage to his kingdom than if we’d just let the weeds grow until harvest time.

    Most of you are way too familiar with the problem of weeds. Even those of you who live in Covenant Village where the weeds are generally taken care of by the grounds crew can remember when you were children and you had to pull the weeds in the garden. I must have spent every Saturday ...read more

  • Counting The Cost Of Discipleship Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on Mar 4, 2002
    based on 237 ratings
     | 46,999 views

    Jesus told these stories in Luke’s Gospel to teach us to count what it would cost us to fully follow Jesus and what it would cost us if we choose a different path.

    INTRODUCTION Sermonic Theme Opening Statement: I came across a story this week that all the farmers will appreciate, especially Marvin Abplanalp. A hen and a pig approached a church and read the advertised sermon topic: “What can we do to help the poor?” Immediately the hen suggested they ...read more

  • Blocking The Door To Heaven

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 10, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 14,308 views

    In religious leaders’ refusal to accept God’s way not only did they not go through the door but also blocked the door to heaven for others.

    In Matthew 23:13 Christ pronounced judgment upon the scribes and Pharisees when He said, "But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in." Christ condemned ...read more

  • Which One Are You?

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 22, 2000
    based on 118 ratings
     | 2,373 views

    The Bible teaches a solemn and terrible truth about the reality of hell

    Two weeks ago there were about a hundred protesters picketing the Second Baptist Church of Houston, Texas. This was a group of Hindus who were upset that the Southern Baptist Convention was encouraging its churches like Second Baptist, which incidentally has over 10,000 members, to make a special ...read more

  • You Gotta Want It

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Oct 31, 2000
    based on 157 ratings
     | 8,144 views

    A look at the comparison of the Kingdom of God and a valuable pearl

    HE HAD IT ALL, AT LEAST ON THE SURFACE. A GOOD BUSINESS, A FINE FAMILY, STATUS IN THE COMMUNITY. HE HAD EVERYTHING IT WOULD APPEAR, BUT NOT QUITE ENOUGH. SOME MEN CRAVED AFTER GOLD OR SILVER OR JEWELS NOT THIS MAN. THOSE THINGS WERE ALL SO COLD AND INANIMATE, FORGED AND MOULDED DEEP INSIDE AN ...read more

  • A Kingdom Of Forgiveness

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Jan 9, 2001
    based on 59 ratings
     | 1,131 views

    The true source of forgiveness is Jesus

    A Kingdom of Forgiveness Matthew 18.21-35 October 19, 1997 Morning Service Introduction I. King Louis XII of France: As a boy was mistreated, kept in chains, thrown in prison, after becoming king was encouraged to seek revenge, he prepared a scroll with his enemies names and placed a cross ...read more

  • One Plus One Plus One Equals One

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on May 24, 2001
    based on 90 ratings
     | 4,561 views

    A sermon for the 7th Sunday of Easter

    7th Sunday of Easter John 17: 20-26 One Plus One Plus One = One   We have a wonderful mystery to contemplate this morning, and it is summarized in a strange formula. It’s not really all that complicated, but it is worthy of reflection for it has implications for our lives together. Here is the ...read more

  • The Marriage Of The King's Son Series

    Contributed by Ian Humphrey on Nov 12, 2001
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,154 views

    exposition on Matt ch 22 v 1 - 14

    THE MARRIAGE OF THE KING’S SON Matthew 22 v. 1 - 14 1. The source of this marriage v. 2 "a certain King which made a marriage" (a) God planned it (b) God purposed it (c) God prepared for it (d) God provided it 2. The subjects of this marriage v. 2 "His Son" i.e. Christ and His bride - ...read more

  • Are You Taking God's Grace For Granted? Series

    Contributed by Chua Lena on Oct 9, 2001
    based on 37 ratings
     | 10,395 views

    To challenge the audience to re-examine themselves, whether they are taking God’s grace for granted?’

    SERMON TOPIC: “The Wedding Banquet” SERMON TITLE: “Are You Taking God’s Grace For Granted?” SCRIPTURAL TEXT: Matthew 22:1-10 OPENING WORDS Indeed, it is a great privilege to be able to share God’s Word with all of you this morning. Let us pray. OPENING PRAY Dear Lord, thank You for this ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Prodigal

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jul 3, 2002
    based on 29 ratings
     | 655 views

    an outline, useful for youth bible studies

    THE SETTING OF THE TELLING Who is Jesus talking to? (vs 1,2) What was the attitude of each group? THE SON AND HIS LEAVING What was he given? (vs 12) Where did he go? (vs 13) What did he do? (vs 13,14) THE SON AND HIS SUFFERING What was his folly? (vs 14) Where were his ...read more

  • "The Gospel Is God's Favorite "Joke,” To Tell Humankind.”

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Jul 6, 2002
    based on 92 ratings
     | 5,915 views

    July 14, 2002 -- EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST --Proper 10 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Color: Green Matthew 13: 1-23 Title: “The Gospel is God’s favorite “joke,” to tell humankind.”

    July 14, 2002 -- EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST --Proper 10 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Color: Green Matthew 13: 1-23 Title: “The Gospel is God’s favorite “joke,” to tell humankind.” The Parable of the Sower 13 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2Such great crowds ...read more

  • The Wicked Tenants

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Oct 12, 2002
    based on 119 ratings
     | 8,663 views

    The Biblical metaphor of Jesus being the cornerstone which the builders rejected conveys the understanding that without Jesus we can do nothing (John 15:5).

    THE WICKED TENANTS Text: Matthew 21:33-46 In modern day, we tend to think of a cornerstone as a stone that is inscribed and placed in the corner of the foundation of a building that marks the beginning of the building. The way that the Bible uses the word cornerstone means much more ...read more