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 […]
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 […]
Who’s Missing? Whose Mission?
Text: Matthew 22:1-14 Introduction All are invited; only some accept. The kingdom of heaven is compared to a wedding feast to which everyone is invited. Only those responding to Christ’s invitation may participate (Romans 10:13). Those who have trusted Christ are assured of eternal life in heaven (John 3:16). Who’s Missing? Those who have an opportunity […]
Journey From Here To Eternity
Romans 8:30b Subject: God’s Plan for Sharing Introduction: Dr. George Sweeting, chancellor emeritus, Moody Bible Institute, states, “On July 20, 1969, astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin walked on the surface of the moon. Commander Neil Armstrong uttered the now famous words, ‘One small step for man-one giant leap for mankind.’ But as incredible as that journey […]
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 […]
A Blueprint for Brotherhood: Surveying God’s Plan of Salvation
2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 Introduction When it comes to construction, maybe you are like “Tim-the-Toolman-Taylor” (making the job worse), or “Bob the Builder” (forever starting new projects without completing the old) or “Mr. Fix It” (who gets it right every single time). Whether you are a master builder or severely challenged in this area, this message […]
On Top of Mount Carmel
I Kings 18:21 Introduction: A. King of the mountain Who will control the Mountain? When I was a little boy, we would play a game called King of the Mountain. One boy would place himself on a mound and declare himself king. Then each boy would attempt to climb the mound one at a time […]
The Local Church – Worthy of Our Service
Ask people to describe “church” and you will get a variety of answers. Members of God’s Kingdom Family speak of the Church as the Bride of Christ, comprised of all the redeemed who will one day be spend eternity with Him. In the meantime they realize their churches are the local representations of the Body […]