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  • Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 5, 2018
    based on 2 ratings

    Acts 10 is a pivotal chapter in Scripture. From this point on the church exploded in growth. In this story there are 3 groups of people who were "surprised" by what they saw. Why were they surprised, and what difference does that mean to us?

    (Before reading the Scripture I noted that Acts 10 is a pivotal chapter in Scripture. It was after this event at Cornelius’ house that the Church exploded with growth and numerous churches were set up throughout the known world). (After the Scripture reading and prayer, we showed the following more

  • Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

    Contributed by David Lansdown on Dec 23, 2002
    based on 24 ratings

    This message focuses on a bunch of surprises that must be some of the greatest ever!

  • Surprise! Surprise! Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Jan 15, 2008

    The surprise announcement and coming of Christ gives us His love.

    Surprise! Surprise! December 9, 2007 Luke 1:26-38 There are some surprises that are wonderful. A surprise birthday party! A surprise visit by a dear friend. A surprise check in the mail. ✵ Russian poet Boris Pasternak said, “Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant more

  • Surprise, Surprise!

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 22, 2010

    Peter's miraculous escape from prison. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email:

    Reading: chapter 12 verses 1-19: Ill: Former heavy-weight boxer James (Quick) Tillis; • Was a cowboy from Oklahoma who fought out of Chicago in the early 1980s. • He still remembers his first day in the Windy City after his arrival from Tulsa. “I got off the more

  • Surprise

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Mar 21, 2017
    based on 4 ratings

    As I read this, I see it talking about all the things that the worldly people are doing every day and thinking they are getting by with it, and then one day, God says, “SURPRISE!”

    Read the passage. What does this passage say to you? As I read this, I see it talking about all the things that the worldly people are doing every day and thinking they are getting by with it, and then one day, God says, “SURPRISE!” Life is filled with surprises. How we cope with the more

  • Surprise

    Contributed by Ron Murphy on Apr 9, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Four different groups were quite surprised to find Jesus alive on the third day. To which group might you belong?

    Introduction: I. Even after his death, the Pharisee’s were concerned. A. Matthew 27, verses 63 and 64 read, “...’Sir, we remember that when He was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I am to rise again.’ 64 ‘Therefore, give orders for the grave to be made secure until the third more

  • Surprise!

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Apr 8, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    Jesus brings joy out of our mourning.

    SURPRISE! John 20.1-18 S: Resurrection C: Life, light, hope Pr: JESUS BRINGS JOY OUT OF OUR MOURNING. TS: We will find in our study of John 20.1-18 how God is an expert in performing the unexpected. Type: Inductive I. DARKNESS (1) II. INVESTIGATION (2-7) III. BELIEF more

  • Surprised???

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Dec 30, 2011

    To focus on how and when, we ordinary mortals can end-up making even the Wonderful One (Isaiah 9:6) wonder...

    Surprised??? First things first. What is the chief and highest end of man? Let the revered Christian Book namely the Westminster catechism give the answer. Man’s chief and highest end is to glorify (worship) God, and fully to enjoy more

  • Surprised Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Apr 24, 2012
    based on 3 ratings

    The women were surprised to discover the empty tomb, just as we are surprised when we see the risen Jesus in our lives and in our world.

    Mark 16:1-8 “Surprised!” INTRODUCTION Most of the time we journey through life on cruise control. We begin the day expecting the day to be just like every other day. Our routine is set and rarely do we vary from it. Every so often, though, we are surprised by more

  • Surprises!

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Aug 5, 2014

    During the waiting period of 25 years, Abraham and God became FRIENDS eventually!

    Surprises! Genesis 21:5”Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.” My family: right from my son, daughter, husband, sisters and mom, all of them love surprises! Notorious gang for surprises! They would surprise you out of the blue and guffaw! On one of more

  • Surprise! Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Mar 23, 2016

    If you’ve lost all hope, trust Jesus with your life, and don’t be surprised by His delays, His devotion, and His deliverance when it finally does come. It will be far greater than anything you’ve ever asked for: a resurrection instead of a healing.

    John Ortberg, pastor of the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in California, talks about a friend of his, who used to work as a denominational official in Minnesota. One of his jobs was to travel to little rural communities where they didn't have churches to do funerals. He would go out with a funeral more

  • Surprise! Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 17, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    That first Resurrection Sunday consisted of surprise after surprise. Let’s look at 4 of many surprises.

    Surprise! (Mark 16:1-8) 1. Last month the elders board decided to get the most handsome preacher in the State of Indiana to speak for Easter. He said no. 2. Then they thought they would get the most intelligent preacher in Indiana to speak. He said no.. Then they decided to get the pastor more

  • Surprise!

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Nov 15, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    The sheep and goats on Jesus’ right and left seemed surprised by Jesus’ words. We will be surpised as well when we hear, "Well done thou good and faithful servant."

    -One thing that y’all don’t know about me is that I hate surprises -Linda has tried to surprise me several times in our marriage but few of them have worked out, unfortunately -She doesn’t try to surprise me, anymore, thank God -It rubs me the wrong way on so many levels -After having dogs more

  • Surprise

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Dec 10, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    Jesus had surprising ministry

    Intro: if you are from Alabama you claim a few famous people as outstanding people in this world. 2 singers from Birmingham have been American Idols. Willie Mays and Hank Aaron came from our state. For Tide fans there is Bear Bryant. But probably our two most famous of all because of the show they more

  • Surprise

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Oct 19, 2018

    A study in the book of 2 Kings 6: 1 – 33