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  • The Penitent

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Oct 27, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Pharisee/Tax Collector - which one had the right attitude to prayer?

    OR/NR 24-10-04 Parable of the Pharisee & Tax Collector - Lk 18:9-14 Story: In a small country village in Sicily, there were two brothers, renown members of the local Mafia. They were mean, bad and very rich. No one had a good word to say about them. Indeed, everyone seemed to have ...read more

  • "Plans For The Penitent"

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Mar 6, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Long before the sin, long before the discipline, God has already made plans for the restoration of the repentant. A future and a hope.

    “For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” This is the first sermon I have ever co-authored. The process was a pleasure as it turns out, because my partner in it was Jacquelynn Tanner. Her ...read more

  • The Pilgrim's Path 2 Penitence

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Jan 8, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    The Pilgrim’s path is the way of the Beattitudes. Penitence is a matter of the heart’s attitude toward receiving forgiveness.

    The Pilgrim’s Path Part-2, Mathew 5:1-12 Penitence Introduction The Congregational preacher of old, D.L. Moody, told the story of a rebellious and angry boy who had run away from home. He had given his father no end of trouble. He had refused all the invitations his father had sent him to come ...read more

  • A Man After God's Own Heart

    Contributed by Alton Coleman on Aug 26, 2003
    based on 123 ratings

    The kind of attitude God is looking for in His people.

    A Man After God’s Own Heart Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 13:1-14 Scripture Text: 1 Samuel 13:14 But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the Lord hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that ...read more

  • Contradiction Or Conversion?

    Contributed by Joseph Barraclough on Jul 29, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    A sermon of the majesty of God’s grace. This displays the ability of Christ to draw a man and save him, even when the penitent is at death’s door.

    Texts: Matthew 27:33-44 Mark 15:27-32 Luke 23:32-33, 39-43 “And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death. And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the ...read more

  • Seven Penitential Psalms

    Contributed by Larry Wolfe on Jul 24, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    Bare bones sermon-building outlines of penitential Psalms

    SEVEN PENITENTIAL PSALMS Psalm 6-A Pattern of Penitence I. Cry of the Penitent (v.1, 2) II. Cost of Prolonging (v.3, 5, 6, 7) III. Cure of the Penitent (v.4, 8-10) Psalm 32-Past Look at Penitence I. The Blessedness of Guilt-free ...read more

  • The Rest Of Your Life

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Feb 4, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    We have been called into the same transformational life of the first disciples.

    The Rest of Your Life! Luke 5:1-11 Introduction Two Texans were trying to impress each other with the size of their ranches. One asked the other, “What’s the name of your ranch?” He replied, “The Rocking R, ABC, Flying W Circle C, Bar U, Staple Four, Box D, Rolling M, Rainbow’s End, Silver Spur ...read more

  • Finding Answers In The Book

    Contributed by Ronald Fair on May 31, 2002
    based on 12 ratings

    It ministers courage to the discouraged, hope to the despairing, guidance to the bewildered, forgiveness to the penitent, consolation to the sorrowing, rest to the weary, and peace to the inwardly distraught.

    Finding Answers in the Book Text, Psalm 119:130 “The unfolding of thy words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.” Introduction: A little girl busy at her arithmetic lesson had one ear open to the conversation of her parents about some of their problems. Finally, she ...read more

  • Standing Around The Cross Series

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Nov 30, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    Will consider the different attitudes and circumstances of the people who are detailed at the scene of the crucifixion, especially the penitent thief

    1. Title: Standing Around The Cross 2. Text: Matthew 27:32-50; Mark 15:20-47; *Luke 23:26-56, John 19:16-40 3. Audience: Villa Heights Christian Church, AM crowd, 4-9-06, 3rd in the series “Walk To The Cross” 4. Objectives: -for the people to consider the different attitudes and ...read more

  • Divine Providence Part 5 - The Only Way To Eradicate Sin Series

    Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Nov 13, 2018

    Now that a penitent sinner is "in Christ," temptation springs again, and the reformed sinner sins again. How are our sins erased?

    DIVINE PROVIDENCE This is Part 5 of an 8-part series that was originally developed for a 13-week adult class, with some of the parts taking more or less than a 45-minute class period. I am starting to post the series on SermonCentral, and plan to post the remaining parts over the next few days as ...read more

  • What's So Important About The Church?

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on May 7, 2007
    based on 79 ratings

    We will consider how the Lord’s church started and what’s significant about it. In this text, I see these things: 1- powerful spirit 2- pointed message 3- penitent response

    INTRO.- What’s the big deal about the church? What’s so important about the church? Why go to church? What does it do for us? I’m sure these are some questions that the average American asks. And the answers they get from themselves or others are not very positive so they don’t go to ...read more

  • Return To Innocence

    Contributed by Keith Manry on Apr 3, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Part VI in the series - 24. This is a first person narrative account from the perspective of the penitent thief on the cross. The preaching idea: Only by the innocence of Christ are the guilty set free.

    Introduction… My prayer is that over the past six weeks that those of you who have been present for this series of sermons have been moved by the stories that we have experienced. One of the great things about preaching – is that before the message ever gets to you I’ve spent hours and hours ...read more

  • Lesson 9: The Gentiles’ Former State: Isolation Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Apr 25, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    It is a good thing for Christians to “remember” what they were. No ability of the mind can be better employed to produce humility, penitence, gratitude, and love, than the memory. It is good for us to recall our former sins.

    Commentary on the Book of Ephesians By: Tom Lowe Date: 3/31/17 Lesson 9: The Gentiles’ Former State: Isolation (2:11-13) Ephesians 2:11-13 (KJV) 11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision ...read more

  • The "Be" - Attitudes

    Contributed by Christopher Nerreau on Nov 2, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    In the beattitudes, Jesus introduces the kind of life those who seek the Kingdom of God should lead.

    “THE “BE”-ATTITUDES” “The Righteousness of the Kingdom of Heaven” Mt. 5:1-12 Fr. Christopher M. Nerreau Introduction: (READ PASSAGE) • In our gospel reading today we arrive at Jesus Sermon on the Mount. In this sermon Christ goes after the heart of man, taking us ever deeper into the ...read more

  • Bad News Series

    Contributed by Peter Parry on Mar 9, 2002
    based on 26 ratings

    He is not afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.

    Bad News (Ps.112:7) During Lent I have been preaching on various verses with each one having its own powerful truth: “my times are in your hand” (Ps.31:15); our God is a consuming fire (Heb.12:29); and now this morning verse 7 from Psalm 112: ...read more