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  • A Tragic Beginning, A Tragic End

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Dec 15, 2000
    based on 41 ratings

    Some stories start out good in life and get better, some start out bad and get worse.

    Tonight I want to share an unusual message with you, a message that is pointed out of Matthew Chapter 27. Lets read from verse 3-5 (READ). The message is titled, a tragic beginning, and a tragic ending. Some stories start out bad and end good, some start out good and end good, and some start out ...read more

  • A Tragic Beginning, A Tragic End

    Contributed by John Lowe on Nov 19, 2014

    But no doubt, he was not willing to admit that he was a sinner. No doubt it was hard for him to admit he was lost. Perhaps he was much like Cain in the Old Testament who wanted to make his own way. Perhaps he was much like Cain in the Old Testament.

    A Tragic Beginning, A Tragic End February 28, 2006 Matthew 27:3-27:5 Tonight I want to share an unusual message (or lesson) with you, a message (or lesson) that comes out of Matthew Chapter 27. I’ll read verses 3, 4 ...read more

  • A Tragic Mistake

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Nov 18, 2002
    based on 24 ratings

    This warning is so imperative that it appears identically in Proverbs 14:12 and Proverbs 16:25. Man, left to his own way, is destined to spend eternity in hell. Only by turning to Christ can this tragic mistake be averted.

    A TRAGIC MISTAKE "There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death." Proverbs 14:12 (Repeated identically in Proverbs 16:25). I There are many false doctrines abroad in the world today. Jesus warned His disciples: "For false Christs and false prophets will arise ...read more

  • The Tragic Prophecy

    Contributed by John Butler on Feb 19, 2008
    based on 12 ratings

    Jesus said that He would say to "many" "Depart from me". Here we see that the "many" were/are professing Christians.

    ******SERMON OUTLINE****** The Tragic Prophecy... 1) Introduction (Depart From Me)... Praise God, Church! a) Beware... The theme of this weeks conference has been, "Men of God beware, make your calling and election sure. And that theme has been drawn from ...read more

  • A Tragic Death Series

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Sep 6, 2017

    This passage in Mark is one of great tragedy. It has been suggested there were actually two deaths revealed - the death of John the Baptist and the death of Herod's conscience.

    A Tragic Death Mark 6: 14-29 Our text today deals with the horrific and tragic death of John the Baptist. Mark discussed the character of John and the tragic reason for his untimely death. The text actually deals with John’s death in retrospect, sometime after it had happened. John’s ...read more

  • A Tragic Moment

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Jun 17, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    A look into the moment spent between the Rich Young Ruler and Jesus.

    Moments with the Master Series A TRAGIC MOMENT Mark 10:17-22 Intro This morning I would like for us to look into this encounter today, because I fear that there are many people attending our Baptist churches who are in the same condition as this young man. They want to be saved and they may ...read more

  • "Hope And Joy....resurrection Reality"

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Apr 24, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    This is a funeral sermon. God is not the author of death but that Satan is. Many families will ask "Why"... I try to answer that question.... noting that at death the body is separated from the soul and Jesus has overcome. I add the story of the "fork"

    In Jesus Holy Name Text: John 14:1-3 “Hope and Joy – Resurrection Reality” As a congregation we just celebrated one of the two most important events in Christianity. Easter. The day Jesus rose from death and the grave. ______ loved Jesus. He was at his ...read more

  • Almost ( A Tragic Word)

    Contributed by Randell Brown on Dec 4, 2001
    based on 30 ratings

    Pilate was a man who asked "what is the truth?" and yet time and time again HE ALMOST sets the truth free in his life

    “ALMOST” (a tragic word) text: John 18:37-40 & 19: 1-16 I). In our text we begin reading how Pilate asked Jesus “Art not thou the King of the Jews?” Jesus replies thou sayest that I am a King. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto ...read more

  • Saul's Tragic Downfall

    Contributed by Jose Cabajar on Jun 15, 2004
    based on 36 ratings

    Saul’s foolishness and indifferent attitude toward God’s Word contributed a great deal to his tragic downfall.

    The rise and downfall of Saul convey both practical and spiritual lesson to every man especially to believers who want to glorify God continually through their God-given lives. King Saul’s spiritual blunder led him to a place he deserved. He pleased other people but overlooked to please God. ...read more

  • The Life Of A Tragic Hero

    Contributed by Ed Wood on May 29, 2002
    based on 44 ratings

    How Samson misused his privilege and failed his mission is a stern warning to every follower of Christ. It is also a reminder of the gift and gravity of the Spirit of God.

    The Life Of A Tragic Hero Judges 14-16 INTRO: The story of Samson is one of the saddest in all the Bible. He was gifted and nurtured to be God’s man in Israel’s critical hour. The Philistines threatened to invade. Israel needed a leader who could unite the people. God gave Samson special ...read more

  • The Tragic Consequences Of An Unrepentant Heart

    Contributed by Charles Wall, Jr. on May 28, 2003
    based on 44 ratings

    As I read Gehazi’s story I was struck by the tragic consequences of an unrepentant heart. And behind this truth was a question that formed in my mind: I wonder what would have happened if the person, when confronted, had responded with a truly repentant

    The Tragic Consequences of an Unrepentant Heart Selected Scriptures 4-21-02 PM Two weeks ago when I was studying the story of Gehazi I was struck by a particular truth and it caused me to look through the Bible for other situations where this truth is seen. Let me state the truth for you and ...read more

  • Instructions For Coping With Tragic Loss Series

    Contributed by Doug Warren on Jan 15, 2001
    based on 397 ratings

    When unexplainable tragedy/death strikes, God has definite instructions for His children.

    Intro: This has been a sudden loss, one which has produced many questions in our minds. When an unexplainable tragedy strikes, God has some definite instructions for us. Let us consider them briefly: I. RECOGNIZE THAT THERE ARE THINGS WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND. 1. We could "wrestle"with ...read more

  • More Tragic Than Death

    Contributed by Leo Launio on Oct 24, 2003
    based on 74 ratings

    Life is full of tragedy—sickness, lost of jobs, lost of possessions, lost of health, and death. But the greatest tragedy in life is living a life apart from God.

    October 23, 2003 INTRODUCTION: Cemetery Marker Some time ago, a man was trying to trace his family origin. In the process of his research he visited several cemeteries collecting information from the markers. At one place he came across a monument with the following inscription: Pause now ...read more

  • Perfect Peace In A Tragic World

    Contributed by Ronnie Grizzle on Apr 21, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    In the aftermath of the Virginia Tech Massacre, this message points people to the Perfect Peace that God offers to those who trust in Him.

    Perfect Peace in a Tragic World Isaiah 26.3 We have come together this morning to Worship God. Most of us know the events of this past Monday at VT. Many people, and maybe even a few in here this morning, wonder, how can we worship a God who allows things like this to happen. I want ...read more

  • Saul - The Bible's Tragic Hero

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 12, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Saul, man’s kind of king, came so close and yet so far from being God’s man.

    Saul- The Bible’s Tragic Hero (Bridge Lane Chapel, 25/08/02, am) Hymns Readings 1. Psalm 51 2. 1 Chronicles 10 3. Hebrews 12:12-24 Intro- The Tragic Hero Greek tragedy (Aristotle) components: • Unity of time, place and action • Inspire horror and pity • Man of greatness with tragic ...read more