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  • Becoming A Person God Can Trust

    Contributed by Todd Hudnall on Dec 10, 2001
    based on 204 ratings

    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 more

  • Joseph's Response To The Message Of Christ Series

    Contributed by Doug Warren on Dec 11, 2001
    based on 37 ratings

    #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, more

  • 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

  • Avoid The Problems Of Miscommunication

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 20 ratings

    We ought to speak the truth we feel With careful thought for those who hear; For truth and love must try to sense What others feel, what others fear

    Avoid the Problems of Miscommunication (I Thes 2:6-12) Many problems in our relationships grow out of miscommunication. Failure to communicate love, truth and relevance often leads to alienation. Many people mistakening assume they are friends but through miscommunications they have drifted in more

  • God: You Gotta Love Him

    Contributed by Bradley White-Findeisen on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 11 ratings

    I’m a Boomer. No, I’m not talking about my preaching style. I’m talking about the generation in which I was born and raised. I grew up during a time of social upheaval when demonstrations in the streets were commonplace. It was the age of the bumper sticker. One bumper sticker that was popular in more

  • The Prodigal's Father

    Contributed by Dr. C. David White on Jun 15, 2002
    based on 15 ratings

    Our world is in desperate need of godly fathers.

    The Prodigal’s Father "There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, `Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. 13 "Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there more

  • The Adventurous Advent Season

    Contributed by Reginald Mortha on Mar 13, 2002
    based on 60 ratings

    The expectation and hope instilled by the birth of Jesus among the people of the world is the salvation of history.

    LK1: 26-36 On this 2nd Sunday of the advent season, we are called to reflect on the episode of the announcement of the birth of Jesus to an unwed mother called Mary. Let me invite you to spend some time with me to meditate on Luke 1:26-36. In the 1st chapter of LK, there are two important more

  • Truth In Advertising Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 11, 2001
    based on 66 ratings

    The same angel gives the same basic message to Zechariah and Mary. Zechariah reacts with skepticism while Mary responds with calm acceptance. Why the difference?

    OPEN: I recently ran across an article that gave some of the signs of the Christmas season: - A toy store advertised: “Ho, ho, ho spoken here.” - In a bridal boutique sign declared: “Marry Christmas.” - Outside a church – this proclamation: “The original Christmas Club.” - From a department more

  • Hey God! We Have Some Questions

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 5, 2002
    based on 80 ratings

    This sermon deals with doctrinal beliefs we should have about God.

    INTRODUCTION Does the topic make you a little uneasy? Have you ever said this to God or wished you had enough nerve to say it? Maybe you have had questions in your mind but you have never voiced them out loud. Perhaps one of the questions that has floated through you mind is whether there is even more

  • Have You Left Jesus In The Church House?

    Contributed by Gino Cascieri on Nov 30, 2001
    based on 104 ratings

    This sermon brings out how often times as Christians we rush out of church so fast that we leave Jesus behind.

    "Have You Left Jesus In The Church House?" Text: Luke 2:41-52 Intro: Ø Very little information is given of Jesus’ childhood in the scriptures. Ø Here Luke gives us an incident when Jesus was 12. Ø In our passage we have the story of Mary and Joseph going with Jesus to Jerusalem for the more

  • He's Not A Baby Anymore!

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Dec 15, 2001
    based on 51 ratings

    The manger is empty as well as the grave. We are not dealing with a child.

    He’s Not A Baby Anymore! We are in the season where everybody gets all mushy. Maybe it is because a baby in a manger brings out the paternal instincts in people. Maybe it is because a baby is not threatening. There is something about the Christ child that gets more attention than the day we more

  • Salvation: The 5 W's And The H

    Contributed by Dewayne Gamez on Dec 16, 2001
    based on 248 ratings

    What exactly is salvation? Who is it for? Why do we need it?

    Salvation: The 5 W’s and The H Who: Jesus Christ, The son of God. The Prince of Peace, Wonderful, Counselor, Emmanuel, The Messiah, The Promised One. Exactly who was Jesus? He was, and is the son of God, the Father. He was mothered by Mary. His legal Father was Joseph. Though God was more

  • With These Nails

    Contributed by Harold Nichols on Apr 16, 2001
    based on 73 ratings


    WITH THESE NAILS Text: Matthew 27:37 And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Introduction: There were four nails put in the cross when they hung our Lord two thousand years ago. Many people forget about he nail which was used to hang the more

  • If God Is My Father What Does That Make Him?

    Contributed by Michael Treston on Jun 10, 2001
    based on 61 ratings

    the reality of being a father as told by God the Father

    Ever been confronted with the question " what’s God like?" Now it’s not the sort of question that comes up very often but sometimes, just sometimes it might. Maybe you’ve been walking down the street and someone come up to you asked this question. Maybe it’s been at work over the smoko more

  • "A Checklist For Dads"

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 11, 2002
    based on 328 ratings

    Father’s Day message

    Father’s Day sermon: “A Checklist for Dads” Pastor Bob Leroe Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts I’d like to start off with a Top Ten List for Dads: The Top Ten Ways to Intimidate Your Daughter’s Date When He Comes to Pick Her Up: 10. Sprinkle some dust on your more