Sermons (Page 14)

Sermons (Page 14)

More Than Thanks!

More Than Thanks     12-9-18 Bottom Line: Thankfulness is essential to our walk with God. Introduction: A. Remember how it felt when you finally understood Algebra? 1. Me either! Never got it – never cared! 2. When something is important you want to understand B. We all have spiritual “ah-ha” moments if we care! 1. Do you remember yours? 2. I’m lost! I need Jesus! That’s…

Just A Little Talk With Jesus

Just A Little Talk With Jesus    12-2-18 Bottom Line: Prayer is an essential part of our relationship with God. Introduction: A. Story: Stranded on a raining dark night…praying! * Some things just aren’t an answer to prayer! B. What is the most powerful and meaningful prayer in the Bible? Lord’s Prayer? David in Psalm 51? C. A special reading of Luke 18:9-14: D. What does…

Heart Smiling!

Heart Smiling!     11-25-18 Bottom Line: The joy of the Lord is something the world can’t understand. Introduction: A. The farmer’s son returning from the market… 1. With a crate of chickens his father entrusted to him 2. Box fell & broke open, chickens scattered 3. “I managed to find all twelve of them!” 4. “Good job, son,” he beamed. “You left with seven.” B. It’s…

Survive Together!

Survive Together!      11-18-18 Bottom Line: We are in a struggle together and we must support each other to survive. Introduction: A. There once was a rabbi who was curious about pork… B. “You do what you have to – to survive!” C. I loved the Survivor Show when it first came out! 1. Fascinating premise – survive, cooperate, & compete 2. Enjoyed first few years but,…

Thanks for the Help

Thanks for the Help    11-11-18 Bottom Line: We grow when we learn to appreciate those who have helped us mature in Christ. Introduction: A. Recent book series I read: A Town Called Fury 1. A young man & his sister travel west w/ their father 2. His plan: go to California then back east to school 3. Personalities and problems of a wagon train 4. Rustlers &…

Ya Done Good!

Ya Done Good!     11-4-18 Bottom Line: Encouraging one another is not an option, it’s a command from God. Introduction: A. There are a lot of obstacles to making a decision to dedicate your life to full time ministry. 1. A sense of unworthiness! I’m a sinner. 2. A question of capabilities. I’m I adequate? 3. The prejudice and judging of preachers! 4. Always being…

I Deserve It!

I Deserve It!       10-28-18 Bottom Line: An ungrateful heart is a place without the Spirit’s flame. Introduction: A. Even in ministry, it’s often a challenge to be grateful! 1. Story: “I hope you didn’t take it personally, Pastor,” said an embarrassed woman after church service, “when my husband walked out during your sermon?” – “I did find it rather…

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep      10-21-18 Bottom Line: If we don’t have the proper spiritual perspective about death, it can quench the Spirit’s fire. Introduction: A. Aging is universal and always new! 1. You’ve never been your age before! 2. Dumb thing to say, “When I was younger…” B. Aging is weird and difficult to understand as it happens 1. In my head I’m still 30, 40, or 50 2. My…

Thus Saith Me!

“Thus Saith Me!”     10-14-18 Bottom Line: Any form of legalism puts law above Jesus. Introduction: A. Ever fly coach when the First Class curtain is closed? 1. Can’t see what they are doing – can’t compare 2. You have been put in your place! B. Difference for Jews between the Court, the Holy Place, and the Holy of Holies. Things you just couldn’t see… C. There is a huge…

It’s All Mine!

“It’s All Mine!”       10-7-18 Bottom Line: Money is a gift from God what we must use to glorify Him. Introduction: A. How many movies have you seen where someone says, “Everyone has a price”? A classic line about human nature 1. A point or a place where they can be bought! 2. The desire for money win’s over principle, character, and doing what’s right! B. Is there an…