Category Archives: Otis Corbitt

What Does it Mean to be a Missionary?

Romans 15:14-33 Introduction: When people here in the USA are asked to support missions, they often wonder what do missionaries do? It reminds me of a cartoon I once read: Illustration: In a “Peanuts” cartoon, Lucy asks Charlie Brown, “Why are we here on Earth?” Charlie replied, “To make other people happy.” Lucy replied, “Then why are they

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Whom Can God Use?

Romans 12:1-21 Introduction: A basic fact of life is that none of us will live forever.  Thus comes the question:  Who will replace us in our places of service for God? Who will replace Billy Graham? James Dobson? Dr. White? We need not worry about the replacements for these people.  God has already picked them out.  The

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Keeping Your Heart for the World

Romans 5:5 Introduction: Have you ever noticed that a pro baseball player often has his best year just before he becomes a free agent?  Also, have you noticed that they often have one of their worst years just after they have signed a huge contract?Have you ever noticed how beautiful a bride is on her

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Is This Trip Necessary?

Romans 10:8-15 Introduction: During World War II, people on the home front were told to conserve fuel for the war effort. They were told to ask: “Is this trip necessary?” Many times during our missionary service, we, too, have asked: “Is this trip necessary?” Even Willam Carey was challenged about this.  After he preached his

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The Prospect of the Church

Isaiah 25:1-8 Introduction: Dwight Nelson recently told a true story about the pastor of his church. He had a kitten that climbed up a tree in his back yard and then was afraid to come down. The pastor coaxed, offered warm milk, etc. The kitty would not come down. The tree was not sturdy enough to

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