Category Archives: Isaiah

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 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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The Open Door of Opportunity

Revelation 3:7-13 1. Revelation 3:7 To the angel (angelos or messenger). Many theologians believe (and I concur) that this “angel” or messenger is the pastor. Therefore, to the pastor of the church in Philadelphia . Philadelphia was the youngest of the seven cities. It was founded  around 140 BC. It was called Philadelphia because it means “one who loves his brother.”

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The Gospel in Red, White and Blue

Isaiah 1:18 About once in a decade our nation’s birthday, July the 4th, coincides with the Lord’s Day. On those special Sundays, Independence Day is known in some circles as “Red, White and Blue Sunday.”   The best remembered was in 1976, the 200th birthday of the USA.Regardless of the day, July the Fourth is a

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God’s Kindness to the Undeserving

2 Samuel 9 Remember, much of what we see in the OT is a foreshadowing of the coming of Christ. David, who the Messiah will be from his lineage, is foreshadowing and prophetic of the Messiah. 1) The family of Saul were David’s enemies. Yet, David reached out to the house of Saul. God reaches

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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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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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Leadership Lessons from the Life of our Lord

Introduction: Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe shared the following in a message titled “The First Government” in a series called “Back to Our Beginnings”.  Dr. Wiersbe made reference to Dr. Walter Wilson (1881-1969) witnessing to a police officer. He told him it was good to meet a fellow minister of God.  To this the officer responded but you

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