Category Archives: Luke

The Kingdom Focused Church – Embracing

Philippians 3:7-20 – The – Kingdom – Focused – Church.  Think about those 4 words for a second.  Each word has significant meaning. – The – An article denoting specific, distinctive nature.  It identifies something which is special, unique, and even “one of a kind.” – Kingdom – A kingdom is that which is ruled

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A Message from the Master Broadcaster

Matthew 13:1-23 Introduction Broadcasting is the communication of a message through various forms of media.  You might find it interesting to note broadcasting took place years before radio and television.  In fact, the concept of broadcasting has an agricultural meaning.  According to one dictionary the term “broadcast” can mean “To sow (seed) over a wide

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What If?

Exodus 1:8-10, 15-17; 2:1-6 Exodus 1:8-10KJV 8Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. 9And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we: 10Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when

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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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Sanctity of Human Life and Abortion

INTRODUCTION: The third Sunday in January is designated by the Southern Baptist Convention as Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. A. Why do we need Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Because of what I read in the newspaper. Crimes of violence are escalating – the crime clock tells us that a woman is battered every 15 seconds, 1.3 adult

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Choose Life!

Deuteronomy 30:15-19 Bob and Pam were Christian missionaries to the Philippine Islands and Pam was experiencing a difficult time of pregnancy. As her time progressed, Pam contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection that enters the intestines through contaminated beverage or food. This type of infection sent Pam into a coma. To revive Pam from the coma,

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What a Gift

Luke 1:26-38 Begin with the pastor who went to the church in the snow and dropped into the plate $5.00. That is the amount the deacon paid him. Just think, said the boy, if we had given more we would have gotten more.When we think of Christmas, we rightfully think of the ultimate gift God

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The Leader God Uses

Numbers 12:3 1. God is not concerned with age. Moses was 80, Aaron 83, (Exodus 7:7). Christ was thirty, (Luke 3:23). Timothy was young, (1 Timothy 4:12). Jeremiah was a youth, (Jeremiah 1). The key is trusting God with this man. The one God wants to serve might seem to be too old or too

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It All Comes Back to Jesus, pt.3

Introduction I. The inevitable reality, (Luke 22:31-34; Luke 22:54-62). Sometimes we are tested, (Luke 22:31-34).Sometimes we fail the test, (Luke 22:54-62). II. The inspiring verity, (Luke 23:44-46). Jesus is always faithful. III. The inviting opportunity, (Luke 24:1-12). We can believe.

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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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