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  • The Rebellious Son Series

    Contributed by Fred Sigle on May 1, 2006
    based on 18 ratings

    The Rebellious will always end up in the pig pen of sin if they remain in their rebellion.

    THE REBELLIOUS SON A. An ACCUSATION brought against Jesus more than any other was: "He is a FRIEND of SINNERS!" 1. Luke 15:1-2 (READ and COMMENT) ILLUSTRATION: A lump must have SWELLED in the throat of Jesus and tears WELLED in His eyes. Before Him were people from all walks of life: more

  • The Father’s House

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jul 7, 2002
    based on 549 ratings

    A look at the Father, the rebellious son, the eldest son and possible endings to the story.

  • The Importance Of Embracing Lost People Series

    Contributed by Clinton Smith on Feb 18, 2008

    This sermon encourages the believer to embrace lost people as the father embraced his rebellious son.

    As Jesus moves through these stories, He is placing greater and greater emphasis upon the value of the thing lost. In the illustration of The Lost Sheep, there was 1 sheep out of 100 missing, just 1%. In the illustration of The Lost Silver, there was 1 coin out of 10 missing, 10%. In the more

  • Essence Of God #6 Series

    Contributed by Clyde White on Aug 18, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    A father said to his rebellious son, “Everyone in the USA is a privileged person.” The boy replied, “I disagree!” The father said, “That’s the privilege. You are free to reject God’s provision, but that will not change the fact of the sure consequence."

    In the study of God’s plan of redemption for mankind, we must start with a very basic concept. That concept is..: It is God Who provides the redemption and it is humans who receive the redemption. This must NOT be “Basic Theology 101”, because very few people START their study at this more

  • Poverty Can Be Caused By Excessive Consumption Series

    Contributed by Henry Trocino Jr. on Apr 9, 2017

    Part 14 of the Sermon Series, "Rich Man Poor Man in Proverbs"

  • A Parable Of Two Sons

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Oct 6, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    In this parable Jesus is comparing the younger son to the tax collectors and sinners who came to Jesus. The elder son represented the Pharisees and religious rulers who continually found fault with the teachings of Jesus.

    A Parable of Two Sons Luke 15:1-2, 11-32 “Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisaical teachers of religious law complain that Jesus was associating with such despicable people – even eating with them.” Luke 15:1-2 The more

  • Satan Delcares War On God Series

    Contributed by Robbie Parsons on Mar 17, 2003
    based on 90 ratings

    The first in a series on spiritual warfare titled "THIS MEANS WAR!" Explore and reveal the five ways in which Lucifer wants to overthrow God, by trying to take His place, position, power, purity and prestige.

    GOD’S PLACE - SATAN WANTED A PLACE THAT BELONGED TO GOD “I will ascend into the heavens…” Satan expresses his desire to occupy and settle heaven and establish a superiority over God. “Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in more

  • The Storyteller: The Parables Of Jesus: Lost And Found

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jul 17, 2015

    In the parable of the prodigal son, Jesus reveals God as Father who is extravagant in His love for us, welcoming both rebellious and religious sons to come home.

    THE STORYTELLER: THE PARABLES OF JESUS #2: LOST AND FOUND OPENING: Have you ever lost something that was important to you? • I remember one time I lost my wallet and how I felt – looked everywhere for it! • There was another time we lost Austin in Walmart, and left Caleb more

  • A Place To Recover Series

    Contributed by John Browning on Sep 5, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    Our church needs to be a place where broken people can recover.

    Today’s message is about recovery from brokenness. This has been a strength of MCC and I hope it always is. Jesus loves and heals broken hearted people. Let’s be a church that He can use in this process. Our passage for today is Luke 15(11-24). (Read Passage) Being lost or losing more

  • The Fall Series

    Contributed by Travis Moore on Dec 13, 2000
    based on 107 ratings

    A look at Adam & Eve in the Garden

    The Fall Genesis 2 & 3 1. The Setting A. Location of the Garden (Gen 2:10-14) B. Description of the Garden(Ezek 31:9) C. Occupation in the Garden(Gen 2:15) D. Operation in the Garden (Gen 2:21-25). God made male & female for Companionship, Compliment, Commitment, Choice, & Chores 2. more

  • Make Me Like Mephibosheth

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Jan 1, 2001
    based on 258 ratings

    It all comes down to GRACE, and this story demonstrates a firsthand example.

    ATTENTION: Who’s your hero? Who do you want to be like? Is it an athlete, a politician, a movie star, or a comedian? Everybody in some way wants to be like someone else. Who we choose to be like plays a major part in how we more

  • Extravagant Love Series

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Feb 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    This story is often referred to as the story of the prodigal son, but I would like to introduce it to you as the story of the prodigal father, that reveals to us the extravagant love of God.

    EXTRAVAGANT LOVE INTRO TO TOPIC: A certain medieval monk announced he would be preaching next Sunday evening on "The Love of God." As the shadows fell and the light ceased to come in through the cathedral windows, the congregation gathered. In the darkness of the altar, the monk lighted a more

  • How To Get Your Parents To Do Exactly What You Want Them To Do

    Contributed by Andy Barnard on Dec 27, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    Youth Talk: If you honor and respect your parents they will do what you want them to do (because you’ll be wanting what they want)

    How to get your parents to do exactly what you want them to 1) Why are you here? Because of the cool title? a) Can you imagine saying “Dad I want this …” and he says “sure Honey” b) What kind of things would you like your parents to do for you that they aren’t doing now. c) Stacy comes and more

  • The Unlimited, Extravagant Love Of God The Father

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Apr 5, 2006
    based on 18 ratings

    We are living in a loveless, fatherless generation, and God is wanting to give us a new and fresh revelation of the unlimited, extravagant love of God the Father!

    THE UNLIMITED, EXTRAVAGANT LOVE OF GOD THE FATHER (April 2006 - Sunday am at Bible Fellowship) OPENING: Proverbs According To Kids: A first grade teacher collected old, well known proverbs. She gave each kid in her class the first half of a proverb, and had them come up with the rest. As more

  • Send Who?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jun 12, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Are you willing to go when and where the Lord wishes for you to go and do what the Lord needs to have done?

    Send Who? Isaiah 6: 1 – 8 Intro: A mother and father were at their wit’s end in dealing with a rebellious son and daughter. In utter frustration they turned to their pastor asking if she would speak to the children. The 8 year-old daughter was first to be ushered into the pastor’s office. more