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  • Being Used By God: Don't Let It Slip Thru Your Fingers

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Jul 3, 2003
    based on 84 ratings

    The obedient disciple Ananias had the privilege to change history because he heard God’s voice, obeyed it, and loved Saul into the church.

    Acts 9:10-20 - Being Used by God: Don’t Let it Slip Thru Your Fingers I spent some time this week looking on the computer at actual excuses people use, or have used, or might someday use, to miss church. Here are a few: I missed church because the little guy had a cold. The whole family had more

  • John The Baptizer's Death Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Jul 7, 2003
    based on 40 ratings

    A sermon on the tragic beheading of John the baptizer.

    Sermon for 5 Pent Yr B, 13/07/2003 Based on Mk 6:14-29 Grace Lutheran Church, Medicine Hat, Alberta By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson Ever since the beginning, prophets have, more often than not, lived on a collision course with “the powers that be.” Indeed, the prophetic word, often more

  • Left-Overs

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Dec 26, 2002
    based on 115 ratings

    A sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas Sermon about Anna and Simeon

    First Sunday after Christmas Luke 2:22-40 "Left - Overs" "An Indian chief was disturbed about how lazy his braves had been during the hunting season, so he called all the tribe together and announced, "I’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is that, because you have been lazy and done more

  • So, What's Wrong With Avis?

    Contributed by John Beehler on Jan 11, 2003
    based on 59 ratings

    There’s nothing wrong with being #2 as long Jesus is #1.

    So, What’s Wrong With Avis? To say John the Baptist was unique would be an understatement. He had taken a Nazirite vow. Now a Nazirite vow contained 3 main conditions: refrain from wine and other intoxicants, not allow a razor to touch one’s hair, and not go near a dead body -–not more

  • 0004 Advent Iv: John The Schitzophrenic's Testimony Series

    Contributed by Mark Woolsey on Jan 6, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Examining the testimony of John the "Schitzophrenic".

    Sermon: John the Schitzophrenic’s Testimony. Text: John 1:19-34 (yes, I know the BCP stops at v28) Occasion: Advent IV Who: Mark Woolsey Where: Arbor House When: Sunday, December 18, 2005 Audio link: more

  • Question About The Virgin Mary Series

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Jun 11, 2005
    based on 15 ratings

    Series answering questions from the congregation

    Sermon Series: “Questioning the Faith” Sermon #7 “Question about the Virgin Mary” Text: Luke 1:26-30 OPENING JOKE: “King James Virgin” A ten-year old, who was becoming quite knowledgeable about the Bible because of her grandmother’s teaching, asked her grandmother: "Which Virgin was the more

  • Pilate's Perspective Of Jesus' Last Week

    Contributed by Michael Worker on Mar 31, 2002
    based on 26 ratings

    A view of the last week of Jesus life through the eyes of Pontius Pilate.

    It was the time of the Passover. Typically the Passover was a busy time in Jerusalem. For this reason, Pilate planned to spend several weeks in Jerusalem at this time of year. This year, Procula, his wife, wished to make the trip also, but Pilate refused her. "It’s too risky" he said, "The city more

  • Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Feb 27, 2002
    based on 41 ratings

    Reflections on the story of the Prodigal Son - for a Family Service service

    The Prodigal Son -Lk 15:11-32 The key to understanding this story can be found in the opening verses of Luke 15. Let me read them to you: Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he more

  • Trust In God's Protecting Care

    Contributed by Michael Otterstatter on Jan 4, 2002
    based on 153 ratings

    Like Joseph, the foster father of our Lord Jesus, may we trust in God’s protecting care...with a faith like Joseph’s that listens...with a faith like Joseph’s that obeys.

    A boy was given a part in the Christmas program at his church. He was asked to play the part of Joseph—the foster father of Jesus. The day before Christmas Eve, when the children were suppose to have their program, the boy became sick. His mother was very concerned about him missing the more

  • A Tale From The Cript

    Contributed by Roger Carson on Jan 9, 2002
    based on 12 ratings

    Story of Lazereth

    It was so dark, and so cold. He had no idea where he was, how long he had been there or what he was supposed to be doing. The last thing he remembered was being at home in bed. He had been sick; nobody knew what to do or even what was wrong. The doctors had come and gone leaving behind potions and more

  • Joseph's Story

    Contributed by William Groover on Dec 13, 2001
    based on 68 ratings

    Dramatic monologue on Joseph

    “Joseph’s Story” Dr. Bill Groover Tallahassee, Florida © 1998, 2002, William A. Groover Jr., Ph.D. Preachers may use this sermon or any part in worship if no publication is involved. No credit to the author is required, but an e-mail to will be appreciated. I’d also more

  • When Thou Hast Done, Thou Hast Not Done Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 27, 2001
    based on 21 ratings

    Sermon prepared for observance of my fifteenth anniversary as pastor; confession that, like Joseph of Arimathea, I have waited too long to be bold and then have done my work all to alone; but that the basis for pastor and people is the grace of the Cross

    If I know anything at all about life, I know that all of us want significance. We want to know that our lives have had meaning. We want to know, after we have invested a few years, that we have counted for something. We want significance. Years ago, I heard a lecture by Victor Frankl. Some more

  • One Thing Needful

    Contributed by Andrew Schroer on Aug 6, 2001
    based on 115 ratings

    With the story of Mary and Martha, God teaches us spiritual priorities.

    About seventy years ago a fascinating interview took place between a Mr. Charles Schwab, then president of Bethlehem Steel Company, and Ivy Lee a motivational speaker and self-help advisor. Lee was a confident, aggressive man who through perseverance had acquired this interview with Schwab, one of more

  • Are You Denying Jesus?

    Contributed by Evie Megginson on Mar 28, 2001
    based on 166 ratings

    Are you denying Jesus? Would you deny Jesus like Peter? We will look at seven ways some Christians deny Jesus.

    ‘ARE YOU DENYING JESUS”? MATTHEW 26:69-75 David Brainerd, the famous missionary to the American Indians, proclaimed this truth throughout his ministry. He said, “I never got away from Jesus and Him crucified in my preaching. I found that once these people were gripped by the great evangelical more

  • For Thou Hast Found Favor With God

    Contributed by Gino Cascieri on Apr 10, 2001
    based on 144 ratings

    This messages examines why it was said of Mary,"For thou hast found favor with God."

    "For thou hast found favor with God" Text: Luke 1:26-38 Introduction: -As we remember our mothers on this first mother’s day of the new century. -I want us to go back 2,000 years and look at one of the greatest mother’s of all time. -I am speaking about Mary, the mother of more