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  • Following Jesus

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Aug 13, 2002
    based on 38 ratings
     | 3,642 views

    We have been called to be followers of Jesus

    Following Jesus Luke 5:1-11 July 7, 2002 Introduction 1 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God, 2 he saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3 He got ...read more

  • The Cost Of Following Jesus

    Contributed by Phil Morgan on Apr 7, 2002
    based on 938 ratings
     | 314,473 views

    Jesus confronts three men with the high cost of following Him.

    READ: Luke 9:57-62. Luke records for us in this passage an account of THREE (3) MEN whom Jesus met as He travelled along with His disciples. Two of these men declared that they wished to follow Jesus; to become His disciples. The other was one whom Jesus SUMMONED to follow Him. What ...read more

  • Why Following Jesus Is Not Easy

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 184 ratings
     | 29,941 views

    We follow Jesus (no matter how hard it is!).

    WHY FOLLOWING JESUS IS NOT EASY John 6:60-71 S: Discipleship Th: Following Jesus Pr: WE FOLLOW JESUS (no matter how hard it is). ?: Inductive KW: Turns TS: In the recorded incident of John 6:60-71, we will find six turn of events of what it is like to follow Jesus. The _____ turn ...read more

  • "The Cost Of Following Jesus" Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 141 ratings
     | 17,862 views

    How do we determine the cost of following Jesus? What does it take to follow Him wholeheartedly.

    Iliff and Saltillo UM church Second Sunday of Lent February 20, 2005 “The Cost of Following Jesus” Mark 8:31-38 INTRODUCTION: At the beginning of this chapter we see 4000 people fed with 7 loaves of bread and a few fish. Jesus told his disciples to feed the people and when they said, ...read more

  • Following Jesus Into The Wilderness

    Contributed by William Mouser on Mar 14, 2006
    based on 18 ratings
     | 5,585 views

    Lent is one of the earliest observances of the church. Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness is a model for spiritual preparation for future effectiveness and fruitfulness in ministry.

    Psalm 25, Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-13 For most of the past 500 years, there was an almost infallible way to tell Catholics from Protestants: the Catholics were the ones who had a cross-shaped smudge of ashes on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday. But, those times are changing. ...read more

  • Why People Follow Jesus

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Jan 19, 2007
    based on 19 ratings
     | 10,360 views

    A look at those who followed Jesus and why people today still do

    Intro: I love reading the Bible in story form. Taking each story, paragraph by paragraph, and trying to put myself in the scenes. I have always loved to read the Word of God like I am actually there, to try to soak up the entire experience of every event. That may not be theologically gratifying to ...read more

  • Following Jesus To The Rivers Edge Series

    Contributed by Scott Bayles on Jun 17, 2007
    based on 64 ratings
     | 5,809 views

    By following Jesus to the river’s edge we witness the picture, purpose and power of his baptism.

    If this sermon is helpful to you look for my latest book, “The Greatest Commands: Learning To Love Like Jesus.” Each chapter is sermon length, alliterated, and focuses on the life and love of Jesus. This sermon is taken from chapter two. You can find it here: ...read more

  • Following Jesus To Court Series

    Contributed by Scott Bayles on Jun 17, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,153 views

    When the Pharisees bring a woman caught in the act of adultry before Jesus we see their Accusation and Jesus’ Acquittal.

    by Scott Bayles Following Jesus part 2 Following Jesus to Court Victoria Ruvolo was on her way home late one November evening when she crossed paths with a car-full of punks on a joyride in a gray Nissan. She probably never saw it coming. One of the juvenile delinquents—who had already broken ...read more

  • I Have Decided To Follow Jesus

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 3, 2001
    based on 67 ratings
     | 26,863 views

    A call to come out from our comfort zones.

    “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” Luke 9:18-26, 57-62 Introduction There is a great old chorus that I love to sing. Maybe you know it. It goes like this: “I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, No turning back, no turning ...read more

  • Follow Jesus, Our Shepherd-King

    Contributed by Charles Degner on Jul 14, 2003
    based on 52 ratings
     | 8,817 views

    God promised his people a leader who would lead them faithfully, giving them a righteousness that would make them right before God.

    Jeremiah 23: 1-6 Pentecost 9 Date: July 21/24 Slaughterhouses sometimes find it difficult to direct sheep marked for slaughter up the ramp to the place of their execution. They will mill about in confusion, desperately looking for someone to follow and show them the way home. To ...read more

  • Counting The Cost Of Following Jesus Ii Series

    Contributed by Steve Lotze on Jan 30, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 3,916 views

    Third in Series of what it means to really follow Jesus

    Counting the Cost of Following Jesus II Oct. 9, 2005, Luke 9: 57-63 These are my actual notes and sermon handouts and they probably mean more to me than they do to you. If you don’t understand something in my notes – feel free to e-mail me for clarification (stevenmary7@hotmail.com). Here’s ...read more

  • Follow Jesus--Not Your Feelings Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 9, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 7,403 views

    Are you a little proud you attend church? Do you feel a little superior to those folks who sleep in or are out on the lake? There is no room for spiritual pride in grace, because in grace, it’s all about boasting in God not in our goodness.

    INTRODUCTION If you were around in 1975 you might remember the one-hit wonder “Feelings,” by Morris Albert “Feelings, nothing more than feelings; / Trying to forget my feelings of love; / Feelings, whoa, whoa, whoa feelings…” This is the sappiest song I’ve ever heard. It was never was one of my ...read more

  • Following Jesus To The Cross #1 - Preparing To Die Series

    Contributed by Mark Thornton on Nov 21, 2001
    based on 238 ratings
     | 13,914 views

    This is the first message of a series that looks at Jesus’ final few days as He walked towards the cross. This message considers Jesus’ attitude as He approached His death.

    INTRODUCTION What would you do if you knew you only had one week to live? How would you spend the time that you had left to you? Max Lucado - "And the Angels Were Silent" "When a man knows the end is near - only the IMPORTANT surfaces. Impending death distills the vital. The trivial is ...read more

  • Following Jesus To The Cross #2 - Drawing A Line In The Sand Series

    Contributed by Mark Thornton on Nov 21, 2001
    based on 304 ratings
     | 13,400 views

    This is the second message in a series that looks at Jesus’ final few days on the way to the cross. This message looks at how Jesus’ confrontation of religious hypocrisy and his resulting challenge to his own followers.

    INTRODUCTION There are many images that come to mind when we think of Easter. -- Easter Bunnies, Easter Baskets, Easter Eggs, etc -- Easter Holidays - Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, etc. -- Easter Symbols -- Cross, Communion There is a Challenge We Face... -- Each time we ...read more

  • Following Jesus To The Cross #3 - Dead Man Walking Series

    Contributed by Mark Thornton on Nov 21, 2001
    based on 265 ratings
     | 17,744 views

    This is the third message in a series that looks at Jesus final few days before He was crucified. This message considers the anxiety that Jesus was feeling and how He faced His fears on the way to the cross.

    INTRODUCTION If you were given a choice, how would you Choose to Die? -- In an accident - quick & relatively painless? -- In your sleep? -- Surrounded by your friends and loved ones? Of course, none of us are given the choice of how we die -- we don’t know until the moment comes. Jesus, ...read more