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  • Unexpected!

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Dec 7, 2015
     | 2,599 views

    John the Baptist was an unexpected person bringing an unexpected message at an unexpected time. A communion sermon for Advent.

    Every one of us has certain expectations at Christmas. We expect to buy gifts and we expect to receive gifts. We expect the lights and the colors and the sights and the sounds of the season. We expect to eat a lot! We expect long lines in the department stores, and apparently this year more than ...read more

  • Unexpected Welcome - Unexpected Sin Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on May 20, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,053 views

    After dreading the meeting - Jacob and Esau have a family reunion. But then jealousy and violence take over as Jacob’s sons do something unthinkable.

    Jacob has had a really tough time - back in Padan Aram he finally left his uncle Laban, who had cheated him for 20 years. Laban would have probably killed him had God not intervened but even still Laban gives Jacob a really hard time and then makes this agreement asking that God judge Jacob if ...read more

  • The God Of The Unexpected Series

    Contributed by David Ward on Oct 3, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,011 views

    An expository message from Acts 12 on how God "shows up" in response to his people’s faith, and lack of faith.

    INTRODUCTION: Arthur Burns was chair of the Federal Reserve in the 1970s, and a Jewish economist of great influence in Washington during the tenure of several Presidents. Burns was once asked to pray at a gathering of evangelical politicians. Stunning his hosts, he prayed thus: "Lord, I pray that ...read more

  • Christ Unexpected

    Contributed by Daniel Austin on Mar 16, 2010
     | 1,118 views

    Christ was not what was expected more than two thousand years ago. His background, His outlook, His mission and His death were not what was expected. But it was all as God had planned.

    Christ Unexpected 12/14/08 PM Text: John 7:41 Introduction It’s not unusual for people to be guided by expectations. Our bosses have expectations, teachers have expectations. We have expectations for our spouses, our children; sometimes our expectations may actually match theirs. The key to ...read more

  • Unexpected Guests

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jan 22, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,190 views

    Jesus wants us to always be ready and unafraid of helping the lost come to Him.

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Have you ever come home from a long day at work, just wanting to relax? Maybe you have put in many hours at the office or in the factory. • On your way home, you envision a scene where you come home and put up your feet turn on the television and read ...read more

  • Expect The Unexpected

    Contributed by Richard Schwedes on Dec 26, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,710 views

    A Christmas eve sermon that highlights God often surprises us with what He does and how He does things.

    What do you expect on Christmas Day? For many years our family did much the same thing. All kids we would wake up early in the morning, even my sister who was normally a sleepy head. We expected gifts under the tree, so we’d rush out to the Christmas tree to make sure they were there. Then ...read more

  • Un:expected Series

    Contributed by Stephen Colaw on Nov 19, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,471 views

    Part 1 of "Christmas UN:wrapped" When God calls us to the unexpected we can respond with fear and doubt or we can trust and obey.

    THE POINT: When God calls us to the unexpected we can respond with fear and doubt or we can trust and obey. ME I don’t know about you, but I LOVE CHRISTMAS… I love the Christmas season, I love the sights, the sounds, the smells associated with Christmas… I hate winter and I hate ...read more

  • Expect The Unexpected

    Contributed by Marcos Suazo on Oct 25, 2004
    based on 47 ratings
     | 4,699 views

    God is not limited by anything other than the faith of the believer......

    Expect the Unexpected Acts 3: 1-12 1 Peter and John went to the Temple one afternoon to take part in the three o’clock prayer service. 2 As they approached the Temple, a man lame from birth was being carried in. Each day he was put beside the Temple gate, the one called the Beautiful Gate, so he ...read more

  • Unexpected Doors

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 85 ratings
     | 5,504 views

    There are times when the Holy Spirit opens unexpected doors in our lives when we follow God

    Unexpected Doors Acts 16:6-11 June 10, 2001 Morning Service Introduction I. Acts 1:8 - But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." II. The Roles of the ...read more

  • Expect The Unexpected Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Mar 27, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 15,962 views

    God's purposes prevail even when our plans don't.

    Expect the Unexpected Romans 15:22-29 Rev. Brian Bill 3/27/11 When the unexpected happens, we’re prone to either become exasperated or to make excuses. Here are some actual unedited excuses received by a public school. “My son is under the doctor’s care and should not ...read more

  • Unexpected Changes

    Contributed by Clair Sauer on Dec 27, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,774 views

    Herod presented a number of challenges for the young Jesus Christ and his family, but because of Joseph's constant faithfulness, Christ's saving work continued in the world. Are we, too, willing to "drop everything" in faithfulness to God so that Christ's

    The history books are full of stories of gifted persons whose talents were overlooked by a procession of people until someone believed in them. To name a few: Einstein was four years old before he could speak and seven before he could read. Einstein became one of the greatest physicists who ever ...read more

  • An Unexpected Hero

    Contributed by Bret Bone on Sep 13, 2011
     | 825 views

    Ten years ago today I think we would all agree that the events that happened on Sept. 11 marked us as a nation and individuals for a lifetime.

    An Unexpected Hero Slide Watch movie trailer…U-tube World Trade Towers (Nicholas Cage 2min…) Ten years ago today I think we would all agree that the events that happened on Sept. 11 marked us as a nation and individuals for a lifetime. Every American alive that day will forever ...read more

  • Unexpected Guests

    Contributed by Eric Keller on Nov 24, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,823 views

    Are you prepared for Christ when he returns?

    UNEXPECTED GUESTS Matthew 24:36-44 I. VIDEO A. Video of people disappearing in the rapture. B. Not required for sermon II. INTRODUCTION: UNEXPECTED GUESTS A. Ever have an unexpected guest? B. You’re sitting down to dinner and you hear a doorbell (ring the office doorbell) C. What do ...read more

  • Expect The Unexpected Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on May 7, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,388 views

    50-DAY SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE - JONAH

    Introduction: Veggie-tales Jonah, “Our God is a God of Second Chances” Our God is a God of second chances–and third, and fourth, and so on! The mercy and grace of God is greater than all of our sin. Regardless of who you are or what you have done, God is ready to let you start over ...read more

  • Unexpected Messiah

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Feb 24, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,748 views

    Those who were expecting God’s deliverer, the Messiah, were confused when Jesus came on the scene offering a Kingdom, not of this world as they expected, but a Kingdom to Come of Peace and Trusting Service.

    I Corinthians 4:1-5 St. Matthew 11:2-10 Unexpected Messiah During the Advent Season we sang hymns and read lessons about the promised Christ, the Messiah who would deliver the Children of Israel from bondage. Many First Century followers of St. John the Baptist as well as followers of ...read more