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  • Mary Should Not Have Worried

    Contributed by Mark Atherton on Apr 18, 2001
    based on 47 ratings

    a father’s day sermon about the godly father Jesus had

    -----1) Because Joseph was committed to doing the right thing. Mt. 1:19a -----2) Because Joseph was committed to doing loving thing Mt. 1:19b righteousness + love = holiness right in deed + wrong in spirit is wrong rules w/o relationship = rebellion -----3) more

  • Hail Mary.... The Immaculate Conception Explained

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Dec 7, 2001
    based on 101 ratings

    Explaining the Immaculate Conception, teaching on the history and theology of the dogma, and how it applies to all of us, as an example of God’s Grace and Goodness.

    Sermon: 8th December 2001, Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Text: Luke 1:26-38 “Hail Mary, Filled with Grace” In the name of the +Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Two weeks ago, during our Advent Course, Fr Lewis laid down a challenge for more

  • The Blind Man

    Contributed by Cleavon Matthews Sr. on Feb 6, 2010
    based on 25 ratings

    A message to encourage men to use what they have to the glory of God.

    THE BLIND MAN Mark 10:46-52 By Cleavon Matthews June 2004 INTRODUCTION The significant city of Jerusalem is the destination. On the pathway to this pericope of passion is the historic ‘city of Palm trees’ Jericho. This is not the original city of the Old Testament. It more

  • The Candles That Are More Than Just Wax....

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Feb 7, 2010
    based on 11 ratings

    Using the different candles found in a trad. church as visual images to unpack what it means for Jesus to be Light of the World

    Candlemas "Back in the days before electricity, a tight-fisted old farmer was taking his hired man to task for carrying a lighted lantern when he went to call on his girl friend. 'Why, when I went a-courting young ladies, I never carried a lantern. I always went in the dark' 'Yes' said the more

  • Turning A Religion Into A Relationship Series

    Contributed by Steve Hanchett on Apr 24, 2001
    based on 84 ratings

    Jesus’ encounter with Nicodemus. Sincere seekers need to be born again.

    “When a Religion Becomes a Relationship” John 3:1-15 Steve Hanchett, pastor Berry Road Baptist Church April 22, 2001 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. The man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; more

  • Beaten But Still Forgiving

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 5, 2001
    based on 19 ratings

    Stephen’s example of forgiveness amidst persecution

    Stephen’s Example of Forgiveness – Acts 7:34-60 Illustration:Karl Menninger, the famed psychiatrist, once said that if he could convince the patients in psychiatric hospitals that their sins were forgiven, 75 percent of them could walk out the next day! Today in the Word, March 1989, p. more

  • Leaders, Believers, Deceivers, & Cretans Series

    Contributed by Stephen Fournier on Mar 15, 2001
    based on 71 ratings

    Introduction to Titus

    LEADERS, BELIEVERS, DECEIVERS, & CRETANS TITUS (Introduction to the book of Titus) I want to think with me a moment this morning. What is the most important letter that you have ever received? For some maybe it was a letter affirming something, like a new home, or something of that more

  • "John - The Forgotten Cousin At Christmas"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Dec 5, 2003
    based on 27 ratings

    John the Baptist often gets overlooked in Christmas sermons. John introduces the ministry of Jesus. Christians are to continue the ministry of Jesus.

    “JOHN – The Forgotten Cousin At Christmas” Luke 1:6-66 INTRODUCTION: Christmas sermons always deal with the birth of Jesus … as well they should. HOWEVER, His cousin John gets left out a lot, when it comes to Christmas sermons. John is only 6 months older than Jesus. What did John and more

  • This Is Great! Series

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Dec 10, 2003
    based on 35 ratings

    There is joy to be had!

    THIS IS GREAT! Luke 1:26-38 S: Mary Th: Courage at Christmas Pr: THERE IS JOY TO BE HAD! ?: How? How does it come to Mary? KW: Inductive TS: We will find in our study of Luke 1:26-38 how Mary discovers the joy that is available to those that accept God’s will. The _____ aspect of more

  • Barabbus

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 29, 2010

    Barabbus. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email:

    Reading: Matthew chapter 27 verse 11-26. The Antonia Fortress was a military barracks built by Herod the Great in Jerusalem: • He named after Herod's patron Mark Antony. • And he built it on the site of an earlier Hasmonean (Has-mo-nean) stronghold, • The fortress more

  • John – Preparing A People For The Lord Series

    Contributed by David Elvery on Nov 18, 2004
    based on 7 ratings

    Examining the role of John the Baptist

    Luke 1:11- 17 – John – preparing a people for the Lord Imagine agreeing over the phone to meet a distant business acquaintance—someone you’ve never met in person—at a large business convention. “How will I know you?” you might say. “Well,” says your colleague, “I’ll be carrying a more

  • How To Separate Ourselves From The Sins Of The Pharisees

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 23, 2004
    based on 25 ratings

    Jesus gives us a challenge He gave about the Pharisees. He wants us to show mercy and love to those who need salvation, not just go through the motions of our own religious beliefs

    How to Separate Ourselves From the Sins of the Pharisees Jesus said to them, "Be careful and on your guard against the leaven (teaching, corruption, hypocrisy) of the Pharisees and Saducees." (Matthew 16:6) Jesus said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves in the eyes of men. But more

  • God Encounters: Simeon And Anna Series

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Aug 2, 2004
    based on 71 ratings

    This is about Simeon’s and Anna’s encounter with Jesus in the Temple.

    We’ve been looking at God encounters: Abe, Jacob, Moses, Gideon, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel. They pointed to the Messiah (Christ). We turn now to encounters in the NT; encounters with Christ. Outside of the shepherds, this is the first one. Read Luke 2:21-38. Verse 21 was eight days after more

  • "Giving In To Pressure"

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jul 13, 2006
    based on 64 ratings

    A sermon for the 6th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 10 The beheading of John the Baptist

    6th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 10 Mark 6:14-29 "Giving in to Pressure" 14* King Herod heard of it; for Jesus’ name had become known. Some said, “John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; that is why these powers are at work in him.” 15* But others said, “It is Elijah.” And more

  • You Have Found Favor With God

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Feb 6, 2006
    based on 129 ratings

    The Archangel Gabriel said Mary was selected to become the mother of Jesus because she had “found favor with God.” What was it about Mary that caught the Lord’s attention. What qualities did she possess which “found favor with God?”

    As we continue our study of the Gospel According to Luke, I want to focus our attention on the person of Mary. Of all the women of Judah, she was chosen by God to become the mother of the Messiah, the King and Redeemer of Israel. Gabriel said she was selected because she had “found favor with more