Sermons
Free Sermons and Sermon Outlines for Preaching :

Sermons on philip yancey: showing 1-15 of 373

Scripture

Rating

Date

Denominations

  • Show more

Language

Sermon Type

Audience

Try PRO
Get Full Access — Free for 14 Days
Unlock premium sermon illustrations, preaching campaigns, and church media ... only with PRO
Get Started
  • Is God Fair?

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Aug 31, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 4,558 views

    – Life is not fair. God is. – Philip Yancey (Disappointment With God)

    I like the comment that I recently read which said, “If you tell a man that there are 568,678,934,341 stars in the universe, he’ll believe you. But if a sign says, “Fresh Paint,” he has to make a personal investigation.” Certain things in life create questions that move us to “personal ...read more

  • From Lamb To Ham

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Aug 31, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,960 views

    Fueled by Philip Yancey’s What’s So Amazing About Grace?, Jesus’resurrection showed that God opened the door for oddballs and misfits.

    Acts 10:9-16 – From Lamb to Ham I’ve been wanting to preach this message for some time. And right after Easter is a good time to do it. Today I’m talking about one of the changes that Jesus made by His life and death. I’m talking about food. Now, our religion has very little to do ...read more

  • Doubting God Series

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,782 views

    This message looks at five things that cause people to become disillusioned with God. Part 3 of a series inspired by Philip Yancey’s book "Disappointment with God."

    Is God real? Does He care? Is He even there? Is He there for me? All questions sincere people ask all the time. Why? Because they’ve experienced heartache. They’ve been disappointed. They’ve been disillusioned. What do I mean when I say disillusioned? I’m talking about you having certain ...read more

  • "Life" Time!

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Nov 24, 2007
     | 789 views

    Philip Yancey wrote about trying to explain a life of spiritual ecstasy to a person who spends all day taking care of a cranky, bedwetting Alzheimer’s parent. There’s gotta’ be more to life.

    Play a clip of Stacie Orrico’s music video, "More to Life" – fade after second line LIFE. The word conjures up a flood of ideas. Marilyn Meberb pushes the buttons of our first reaction to the word LIFE. “Cornered. Boxed in. On our last leg. In a pickle. Between a rock and a hard place. Sitting ...read more

  • Is God Unfair? Series

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,741 views

    How do you respond to the unfairness of life? This message looks at seven possible responses. Part 1 of a series inspired by Philip Yancey’s book "Disappointment with God."

    Innocent children are dying of starvation in Third World countries. Four Canadian soldiers died when a bomb was dropped on them from the sky during a training exercise. Missionary Martin Burnham was held captive by terrorists for 376 days until he was killed in a rescue attempt. Two weeks ago, ...read more

  • Does Prayer Even Work

    Contributed by Jeff Poor on May 11, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,470 views

    Prayer isn't a wish list. Prayer isn't a formal conversation. Pray is a vulnerable, honest, and raw conversation with God. God doesn't want the information, He wants the conversation.

    Title: Does Prayer Even Work? Text: Matthew 6:5-13 Bottom Line: Prayer isn’t a wish list, it’s the foundation to a relationship. Intro A couple years ago I was asked to be in a wedding in Iowa. An other buddy of mine was also in the wedding and we decided we would fly out a day or two early ...read more

  • Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People? Series

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 33 ratings
     | 8,199 views

    Bad things can happen for a variety of reasons. This message examines those reasons and how we can respond. Part 2 of a series inspired by Philip Yancey’s book "Disappointment with God."

    I found these letters to God on a website this week. They are supposedly real letters written by real kids to God: Dear God, I didn’t think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset you made on Tuesday. That was cool! Signed, Eugene Dear God, Thank you for my baby brother, but ...read more

  • When Prayer Goes Unanswered Series

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,582 views

    Why doesn’t God answer all our prayers? And when he doesn’t, what should our response be? Part 4 of a series inspired by Philip Yancey’s book "Disappointment with God."

    Back when I was a student at Bethany Bible College in Sussex, NB, I lived in one of the dormitories. They’ve since renovated the dorm, but when I was there we had two pay phones in the dorm… one on the second floor, and one on the third. The one on the third floor worked fine, but the one on the ...read more

  • If God's So Good, Why Does Evil Exist? Series

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 8,443 views

    How do you reconcile the existence of evil with the existence of a good, all-powerful God? Part 5 of a series inspired by Philip Yancey’s book "Disappointment with God."

    If God’s so good, why does evil exist? Good question, and a question that theologians, philosophers, and even sceptics have dealt with for centuries. Several possible answers have been proposed, but each one seems to spark more questions. And we’re not going to be able to exhaustively answer that ...read more

  • The God Who Changes The Unchangeable

    Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Aug 7, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 6,962 views

    Philip Yancey has described it as one of the ugliest words in our language. It is a word that nearly suffocates all the joy out of life. The word is irreversible. But through Jesus that which was irreversible has now been reversed.

    The God Who Changes the Unchangeable Acts 3:13-15 Philip Yancey has described it as one of the ugliest words in our language. It is a word that nearly suffocates all the joy out of life. The word is irrevers¬ible. You know what it means for something to be irreversible do you? It’s like ...read more

  • Decoding The Da Vinci Code – Walking With The Master! Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on May 22, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,889 views

    Christ is Christianity. Philip Yancey writes: "Why am I a Christian? I sometimes ask myself, and to be perfectly honest the reasons reduce to two: 1) the lack of good alternatives, and 2) Jesus. Brilliant, untamed, tender, creative, slippery, irreduci

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: Christ is Christianity. Philip Yancey writes: "Why am I a Christian? I sometimes ask myself, and to be perfectly honest the reasons reduce to two: 1) the lack of good alternatives, and 2) Jesus. Brilliant, untamed, tender, creative, slippery, irreducible, ...read more

  • Who Is This Man Jesus? Series

    Contributed by Floyd Johnson on Mar 23, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,110 views

    This is the first of a series of sermons on the life of Christ. Today we look at the world’s perceptionof Jesus.

    Intro.: In the summer of 1997 I was introduced to eight pictures of Jesus Christ. 1. It was part of the journey that brought me here – I was spending the biggest part of my summer serving as a chaplain at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute – a state mental hospital. 2. Mornings were spent ...read more

  • Heaven ~ Tickets Only

    Contributed by Ken Durham on May 24, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,292 views

    We all have a personal invitation to His Place.

    HEAVEN Revelation 21:1-7 1: Introduction: Everything is going to Change! How many of you have planned to go on a cruise this summer or take a holiday by the sea this year? Well make the most of it because this scripture tells us that when we finally get to heaven it’s going to be very ...read more

  • What Is The Proper Way To Pray?

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Oct 30, 2007
     | 1,332 views

    What Is the Proper Way to Pray? 1) Persistently 2) Confidently

    Some people hold their hands up to heaven when engaged in this activity. Others get down on their knees. Most fold their hands and close their eyes. Yes, I’m talking about prayer. While prayer has many postures there is only one proper way to pray. Let’s find out from Jesus what the proper way to ...read more

  • The Mathematics Of Grace

    Contributed by Mark Atherton on Apr 10, 2001
    based on 92 ratings
     | 2,027 views

    Grace does not add up. It does not make mathematical sense. Maybe that’s why its grace.

    God’s sense of mathematics does not make sense: God leaves the 99 to find the 1. Luke 15 God counts a penny as much as millions. Mark 12 God doesn’t pay by the hour. Matthew 20 ----1) God’s grace is to be received not deserved.(Mt. 20:10) ----2) God’s grace is ...read more