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  • Mordecai A Step-Father

    Contributed by Glenn Branham on May 9, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 9,782 views

    Father’s Day sermon for step-dads.

    "Mordecai the Step-father" Esther 2:5-7 Now there was in the citadel of Susa a Jew of the tribe of Benjamin, named Mordecai son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, 6 who had been carried into exile from Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, among those taken captive with ...read more

  • Joseph - The reluctant Stepfather

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Jan 30, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,429 views

    would you be willing to raise another man's child as your own

    Listen to the Scripture on Joseph’s side of the Nativity story: Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous ...read more

  • Homily At My Step-Father's Funeral

    Contributed by R. Joseph Owles on Jun 23, 2011
     | 3,775 views

    The homily I preached at my step-father's funeral.

    R. Joseph Owles Layton’s Funeral Home June 2004 An aged and bitter Mark Twain wrote shortly before his death: A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle;……they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age ...read more

  • Joseph, Our Model

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Feb 18, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,329 views

    A Biblical Character Study (Joseph-Jesus’ step-father)

    JOSEPH, OUR MODEL Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 INTRO: Children model their lives after those around them. God-fearing parents usually have Godfearing children because the children model their lives after the parents. Children model their lives after their teachers. All of us think back about teachers ...read more

  • Becoming A Person God Can Trust

    Contributed by Todd Hudnall on Dec 10, 2001
    based on 204 ratings
     | 3,828 views

    Lessons from the life of Jesus’ stepfather Joseph. How we can learn to become a person God can trust.

    INTRODUCTION When you own something of great value you want to make sure it is kept in trustworthy hands. You want your money to be with a bank you can trust. If you own stock, you want the stock to be in a trustworthy company. As any owners of Enron stock recently learned; It’s risky to be ...read more

  • Fathers Day 2007

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Jun 15, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,772 views

    If you are part of a blended family and you have a step-father you need to know that your step-fathers capacity to love you is no less that of your biological fathers. Like Jesus you share a special relationship to your father.

    Fathers Day 2007 1 Timothy 1:1,2 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, 2 To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Today marks a special day on our ...read more

  • How To Be Useful For God

    Contributed by Randy Hamel on Dec 20, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 633 views

    This message looks at the life of Joseph, step-father of Jesus. It shows how he heard from the angel and adjusted his life when God spoke.

    How to be useful for God (Matthew 1:18-25) December 23, 2007 Have you ever been in a real spiritual predicament? You’re caught between a rock and a hard place? Did you come to a crisis of belief? Did you wait to hear from God? Did you seek spiritual counsel before you took action? Or did ...read more

  • Joseph Speaks

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 20, 2008
    based on 53 ratings
     | 15,267 views

    This is a first person rendition of how Joseph (the step-father of our Lord) may have viewed the events of Christ’s birth and life.

    (This sermon is done first person. I’m including my actions in the hopes this will help anyone wanting to duplicate some or all of this sermon. The presentation begins with me at the back of the auditorium holding an old looking carpenter’s tool. I gradually make my way to the front of the pews ...read more

  • A Word To The Wise On Listening To Your Papa Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 16, 2013
    based on 68 ratings
     | 21,956 views

    What do we dads for? In a society that regards fatherhood as irrelevant, why would God believe in fathers?

    OPEN: Have you ever noticed how little children pepper you with questions? I read the story once about a little four-year-old who did that to his mom. "Mommy, where do babies come from? Not quite sure she wanted to get technical with her son just now, she replied: "The stork." “Oh, ...read more

  • Joseph's Response To The Message Of Christ Series

    Contributed by Doug Warren on Dec 11, 2001
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,447 views

    #2 in series: Responses to the Message of Christmas. Focuses on Joseph and his response to the unusual news of the birth of Jesus.

    Intro: In Joseph, we see some admirable responses to the news of Jesus’ future arrival. Let us examine these responses: I. CONFUSION A. "Is Mary being honest with me?" B. "How shall I handle this" C. "What are the facts??" II. COMPASSION A. "to avoid public shame, ...read more

  • "God's Blessing On All The Children!"

    Contributed by Scott Bradford on Oct 17, 2002
    based on 76 ratings
     | 8,990 views

    This sermon is to bestow God’s blessing on all the children, and to offer God’s grace to those who have felt outcast or abandoned..

    I. Let me tell you the story of "Willow".(1) Every day as the Johnson kids played in their yard they would notice that they were being watched from the tree-line. The Johnson’s lived on a nice estate just this side of Greenville. It was a time when the days seemed "care free" and they enjoyed ...read more

  • The Mediator

    Contributed by C.j. Moffett on Sep 9, 2003
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,723 views

    Is the full deity and humanity of Jesus simply an item of academic theology, or does it give human faith and redemption meaning?

    Illus: I was about 10 years old at the time. My mother had been remarried for about a year and a half. Both she and my step-father worked, and it was summer. We children needed a baby-sitter. So my step-father arranged for his mother to sit us~~our Aunt Betty. I know what some of you are ...read more

  • Scandalously Amazing Love Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 19, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,363 views

    The meaning of Christmas can be summed up in two verses. The first is John 3:16. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” The second is this: “Here I am! I stand a

    Scandalously Amazing Love On Christmas Day, Mike Nicholas, a tall and slim young man with dark hair was making his way south on I-85 just below High Point, NC trying to hitch a ride. For two years, he hadn’t been home. His family had heard nothing from him. He and his mother had a ...read more

  • Mary Should Not Have Worried

    Contributed by Mark Atherton on Apr 18, 2001
    based on 47 ratings
     | 587 views

    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) ...read more

  • Leaving The Carpenter's Shop Series

    Contributed by Bud Ross on Jan 26, 2005
    based on 25 ratings
     | 3,523 views

    Jesus’ baptism was a transition from the tranquil world of his father’s carpenter shop into his Father’s world of kingdom building.

    My parents owned a small neighborhood grocery. Our house was located directly behind the store. As a child my world revolved around that store. People who bought their groceries there weren’t just customers, they were friends. The man who operated a road grader always stopped to drink a ...read more