Category Archives: John

The Kingdom Focused Church – Empowering

Acts 1:9-26 – Acts 2 records the beginning the church age.  Candidly, the church as we know it today was born right here.  To read Acts 2 is to see the chapter opening with some 120 believers in the upper room and the Manifest Presence of the Holy Spirit of God literally “falling” in power. 

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What the Bible Has to Say About Gambling

Introduction: A woman was in a gambling casino for the first time. As she walks the floor, looking at all of the pretty lights, the machines and the special tables she is awestruck. The woman walks up to a roulette wheel and watches as someone plays a round. The attendant invites her to join the game and she

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It All Comes Back to Jesus, pt.4

Introduction I. Returning to the Familiar (John 21:1-8) II. Receiving of the Favor (John 21:9-14) III. Repenting over the Failure (John 21:15-17) IV. Reinstating with the Father (John 21:18-19)

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It All Comes Back to Jesus, pt.1

Encounter (John 1:40-42) Have you met Jesus? Context and Background John 1:29-39 Dr. Jerry Vines wrote a book titled Interviews with Jesus. Song: “I Met the Master” Experience (Matthew 4:18-22) How do you respond to Jesus’ invitation? Rejection or Reception? R.S.V.P. is an abbreviation for a French phrase that means “please respond”. “Regrets Only”—Luke 18:18-30 Rich Young

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God Sees, Hears, and Understands

Luke 1:5-17 I. God Sees and understands your sufferings, (Luke 1:5). In the time of King Herod . . . this was a dark time for God’s children. Herod is one who is called “the Great” because he built some magnificent buildings. He is responsible for rebuilding the temple, but also polluted the land with

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God Bless America

Genesis 12:1-3 Introduction Dr. Ron Herrod was unaware that I would preach this message.  Interestingly, yesterday he sent a brief message that could serve as its thesis.  He writes: “GOD BLESS AMERICA AS WE CELEBRATE 235 YEARS OF FREEDOM” May you and your family enjoy a blessed day of celebration for the freedom given to

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Most Unlikely to Succeed

1 Chronicles 4:9-10 Reading the genealogy of the family of Judah in 1 Chronicles chapter 4 is like reading a Hebrew telephone book! Curiously, we discover a brief biography of a man named Jabez recorded in verses 9 and 10. Someone explains, “The compression of Scripture truth within its limited area is one of the great

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A Message from the Bone-yard

Ezekiel 37:1-14 Introduction The Bible says in Hebrews 1 that God spoke in the Old Testament through a variety of means. For example, God spoke through men, through a donkey, and through a burning bush. But in Ezekiel 37, God sent a message through a pile of bones. Imagine a skeleton preaching a sermon to you! This morning, I

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Living God’s Unshakable Truth

Psalms 86:11 Introduction Someone wrote Billy Graham with the following question: Q: “I’m new at going to church, so I apologize if my question is too simple. But several times our pastor has talked about the blood of Jesus saving us, and I don’t understand what he means by that, (and I’m too embarrassed to

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Lessons from a Bar-B-Q

Daniel 3 Topics: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. The story is of three Hebrew children, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; also known by their Chaldean names of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. The fiery furnace was a place that was kept hot 24 hours a day for the cremation of the dead. I. Standing firm begins before you face the fiery

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