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  • Unexpected!

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Dec 7, 2015

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

  • Unexpected Welcome - Unexpected Sin Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on May 23, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    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 more

  • Un:expected Series

    Contributed by Stephen Colaw on Nov 19, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    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 more

  • God Of The Unexpected

    Contributed by John Gaston on Sep 28, 2012
    based on 11 ratings

    Jesus reverses people's fortunes. We're shocked that God loves us, has wonderful plans for our insignificant lives,and isn't limited by the options that limit us. In one minute, everything in this man's life changed. God wants to do it for you!

    GOD OF THE UNEXPECTED John 5:1-9, 14-15 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. David, a second-grader, was bumped while getting on the school bus & suffered a two-inch cut on his cheek. 2. At recess he collided with another boy and two of his teeth were knocked loose. At noon, while sliding on ice, he more

  • Unexpected Messiah

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Feb 27, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    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 more

  • Expect The Unexpected Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on May 8, 2003
    based on 24 ratings


    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 more

  • Unexpected Converts

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Dec 26, 2000
    based on 66 ratings

    Grace. Those most people thought were least likely to become God’s people are the ones who come to Christ; while the ones often thought to be most likely became his enemies.

    Two of the surprises that we come across as we read the New Testament are the people who become close to Jesus, and the people who are alienated from Jesus. It is surprising because it is exactly the opposite of what we would expect to find. We would expect Jesus to be close to the religious folk more

  • Unexpected Gifts

    Contributed by Johnny Small on Nov 15, 2002
    based on 76 ratings

    At this time of the year we start thinking about buying Christmas gifts for our love ones. What gifts has God given to the ones that He loves?

    Unexpected Gifts At this time of the year we start thinking about buying Christmas gifts for our love ones. Have you ever been given a gift that you didn’t expect? Have you ever been given a gift that you thought you could never use? Have you ever been given the surprise of more

  • Expect The Unexpected

    Contributed by Nathan Bounds on Dec 16, 2005
    based on 20 ratings

    Learn to expect God to do that which is extraordinary. The Unexpected!

    EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED John 11:1-8; 14-17; 20-46 Expect - To look forward to, to anticipate, to look forward to the occurance of. Unexpected - That which is not expected What do you expect to happen when you come to God’s house? When was the last time you came more

  • A Tale Of The Unexpected !

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Feb 13, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    John was shocked when the sinless Jesus asked to be baptised. Jesus identifies with us in his baptism. We identify with him when we are baptised and we too can receive God’s Spirit! Truly this is a tale of the unexpected.

    The Baptism of Jesus must surely qualify as a ‘Tale of the Unexpected’! Have you ever been somewhere or seen something which was the exact opposite of what you were expecting? Have you ever been waiting expectantly for an event, only for the event itself to come as a total surprise or even a big more

  • An Unexpected Saviour Series

    Contributed by James Jack on Mar 11, 2005
    based on 16 ratings

    Jesus brings a new age in the way people relate to God: he gives us living water and spiritual renewal that transcends place and race so that all the true worshippers may worship in spirit and in truth.

    John 4:4-42 Main point: Jesus brings a new age in the way people relate to God: he gives us living water and spiritual renewal that transcends place and race so that all the true worshippers may worship in spirit and in truth. Unexpected Conversations When I inherited my classroom at more

  • The Unexpected Cross

    Contributed by Ken Crow on Oct 2, 2010
    based on 21 ratings

    Life circumstances may be so that not only do we not ask for a cross but also we may not have a choice in whether we bear it or not.

    The Unexpected Cross Pastor Ken Crow Matthew 27:32 (King James Version) 32And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. In our Christian life there are many crosses. There is our cross that Jesus says we must bear if we are more

  • Expect The Unexpected Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Mar 27, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    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 more

  • Expect The Unexpected

    Contributed by Richard Schwedes on Dec 27, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

  • Responding To The Unexpected

    Contributed by Barry O Johnson on May 10, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    Many Christians are not prepared spiritually for the attacks of the enemy. This message, taken from 2 Chronicles 20, gives six things we can do to prepare ourselves from the enemy's attacks.

    Many of you are much too young to remember the 1965 title bout between the Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali and the man he defeated for the title, Sonny Liston a year earlier. Ali knocked Liston out in the first round with a right cross to his left temple that he never saw coming. Ali’s punch more