Sermon Series
  • 1. Make Our Joy Complete

    Contributed on Feb 18, 2010
    based on 47 ratings

    Let’s note what John is saying about Jesus who can make our joy complete. 1- He was from the beginning 2- He was seen and touched 3- He was sent for a purpose

    INTRO.- ILL.- The University of Notre Dame has a new tip for a catering employee they mistakenly gave a $29,000 gratuity check: Give it back. A lawsuit filed by the Indiana university claims Sara Gaspar used the accidental check to pay bills and buy a new car, MyFOX Chicago reported. Notre Dame more

  • 2. The Message We Declare

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2010
    based on 76 ratings

    1- The message is: There is no darkness in God 2- The message is: Claiming to know God doesn't mean you do 3- The message is: Confession and walking in the light go hand-in-hand

    INTRO.- ILL. The 23rd Channel The TV is my shepherd, I shall not want. It maketh me to lie down on the sofa; It leadeth me away from faith; It destroys my soul; It leadeth me into the paths of sex and violence for the sponsors sake. Yea, though I walk through the shadow of my more

  • 3. So That You Will Not Sin

    Contributed on Feb 27, 2010
    based on 44 ratings

    John tells us what we can do to overcome sin. 1- We must accept God’s sacrifice for our sins 2- We must obey His commands 3- We must walk as Jesus walked

    INTRO.- ILL.- A 77-year-old granny made a citizen’s arrest in Germany when she rugby-tackled a 25-year-old jay walker. The pensioner sat on him until police arrived - because he had walked across a road before the light was green. The woman, from Freital, near Dresden, shouted at the man as more

  • 4. A New But Old Message

    Contributed on Mar 18, 2010
    based on 44 ratings

    What is this new but old message? 1- The truth is in Christ 2- The light is in loving others 3- The darkness is in hating others

    INTRO.- New but old. How can that be? How can anything be new and yet old at the same time? ILL.- Elaine and I have new neighbors next door. I had never met them until one day I was outside and noticed that a truck was delivering a pickup truck to their driveway. I went to investigate more

  • 5. I Write To You

    Contributed on Mar 30, 2010
    based on 24 ratings

    Consider the different groups to whom John wrote and what he wrote. 1- I write to you children 2- I write to you young men 3- I write to you fathers

    INTRO.- I write to you. Does anybody write anymore? What has happened to the art of writing? One reason is poor penmanship. ILL.- Penmanship And Brilliance. A handwriting study made at one of our large universities has come up with the discovery that the smarter a person is, the worse his more

  • 6. Do Not Love The World

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2010
    based on 54 ratings

    What is so bad about the world that we are told not to love it? Why is the world so evil? 1- The lust of the flesh 2- The lust of the eyes 3- The pride of life

    INTRO.- 15Do not love the world or anything in the world. What part of "no" do you not understand? Or better yet: What part of "do not" do you not understand? Who said those words? It’s probably not the person you thought it was. The phrase got a wider audience when it was used as the title more

  • 7. It’s The Last Hour

    Contributed on Aug 3, 2010
    based on 27 ratings

    It’s the last hour - recognize, remember, remain. 1- It’s the last hour - recognize the enemy 2- It’s the last hour - remember you’re united 3- It’s the last hour - remain in Christ

    INTRO.- It’s the last hour. I don’t like the sound of these words: THE LAST HOUR! ILL.- Three buddies die in a car crash, they go to heaven to an orientation. They are all asked, “When you are in your casket and friends and family are mourning upon you, what would you like to hear them say more

  • 8. How Great Is The Love

    Contributed on Aug 3, 2010
    based on 30 ratings

    1- How great - we shall be called children 2- How great - we shall see Him as He is 3- How great - we shall be like Him

    INTRO.- How great is the love. ILL.- An old man and woman were married for many years even though they hated each other. When they had a confrontation, screams and yelling could be heard deep into the night. A constant statement was heard by the neighbors who feared the man the most. He said, more

  • 9. Everyone Who Sins

    Contributed on Aug 3, 2010
    based on 51 ratings

    1- Everyone who sins breaks the law 2- Everyone who sins needs a sinless savior 3- Everyone who sins and keeps on sinning knows not

    INTRO.- Everyone who sins. Some people don’t think they do. ILL.- A preacher named Eddie Martin tells this story: I have met a few people who have tried to convince me that they were not bad sinners. I met such a lady in Bluefield, West Virginia. This well-dressed woman came forward at more

  • 10. Be Not Led Astray

    Contributed on Aug 3, 2010
    based on 30 ratings

    1- Be not led astray about righteousness 2- Be not led astray about the devil 3- Be not led astray about the Son of God

    INTRO.- ILL.- On Sunday, November 15th, I saw in the Office Depot ad that they had a Windows 7 laptop computer for sale for only $319.99. I found out that the store opened at noon on Sunday so I went to the store after church. I figured that perhaps there would be several people there for that more

  • 11. The Message From The Beginning

    Contributed on Aug 3, 2010
    based on 24 ratings

    The message from the beginning is two-fold. 1- We should love people 2- We should loathe evil

    INTRO.- ILL.- A prominent lawyer's son dreamed of following in his father's footsteps. After graduating from college and law school with honors, he returned home to join his father's firm, intent on proving himself to be a skilled and worthy attorney. At the end of his first day at work he more

  • 12. How We Know Love

    Contributed on Aug 3, 2010
    based on 31 ratings

    How we know what true love is: 1- By understanding Jesus’ death 2- By sharing material possessions 3- By resting in God’s presence

    INTRO.- The movie, Love Story, came out in 1970 and starred Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw. This was when MacGraw was 32 years old and O’Neal was only 29. The film is considered one of the most romantic movies of all time by the American Film Institute. Harvard Law student Oliver more

  • 13. Confidence Before God

    Contributed on Aug 3, 2010
    based on 64 ratings

    1- We ask and God answers 2- God speaks and we obey 3- God sends and we receive

    INTRO.- ILL. - A prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman, to the stand. He approached her and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know me?" She responded, "Why, yes, I do know you Mr. Williams. I’ve known you since you were a young boy. And frankly, more

  • 14. Do Not Believe Every Person/Spirit

    Contributed on Aug 3, 2010
    based on 34 ratings

    1- We should refuse false prophets 2- We should recognize true believers 3- We should realize true power

    INTRO.- Let me name some people to see your reaction in regard to whether you believe them or not. Please give me thumbs up or thumbs down, depending on whether you believe them or not or believe in them; good, bad or otherwise. - Donald Trump (Mr. Combover. He talks a lot) - Bill Gates (He more

  • 15. Love, Love, Love

    Contributed on Aug 3, 2010
    based on 39 ratings

    1- The charge of love 2- The creator of love 3- The crown of love

    INTRO.- ILL.- Someone wrote: If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it was and always will be yours. If it never returns, it was never yours to begin with. If it just sits in your living room and messes up your stuff, eats your food, uses your telephone, takes your money and more

  • 16. We Know

    Contributed on Aug 3, 2010
    based on 41 ratings

    1- We know that we are in Him 2- We know the God of love 3- We know the security of salvation

    INTRO.- ILL.- Vance Havner was a southern Baptist preacher. (1901 - 1986) He was a very popular "revivalist" and Bible conference speaker and authored over 30 books of sermons and devotional books. He became a Christian as a boy, licensed to preach at twelve and ordained at fifteen. His charm, more

  • 17. We Love Because

    Contributed on Aug 3, 2010
    based on 33 ratings

    1- We love because of Him - motivation 2- We love because of His love - demonstration 3- We love because of His first love - inauguration

    INTRO.- Because, because, because. There is always a “because” about things in life. We do this or that because of something else. ILL.- A bumper sticker read: I owe, I owe, so it’s off to work I go! So very true. What’s your because? Why do you do what you do? more

  • 18. Born Of God

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2010
    based on 35 ratings

    Being born of God means many things. 1- Being born of God requires belief in Jesus Christ 2- Being born of God surrenders in obedience to God 3- Being born of God gives victory over the world

    INTRO.- ILL.- During the French Revolution, men were determined to abolish Christianity. One fine, clear night an atheist was loudly proclaiming his doctrine to a poor countryman. “Everything,” he said, “will be abolished—churches, Bibles, clergymen; yes, even the word more

  • 19. The Testimony Of God

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2010
    based on 29 ratings

    Our text reveals the testimony of God. 1- God’s testimony - Jesus came by water and blood 2- God’s testimony - The Spirit, water and blood agree 3- God’s testimony - God has given us eternal life

    INTRO.- There are testimonies and there are testimonies. There is God’s testimony and man’s testimony. And there are verbal testimonies and physical testimonies. ILL.- Mark Hatfield (US Senator from Oregon. He served from January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1997. He is now 87 years old and is a more

  • 20. That You May Know

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2010
    based on 44 ratings

    John tells what we can know or expect to know when we know the Lord. 1- When we know Him we will know we have eternal life 2- When we know Him we will know we can ask anything of Him

    INTRO.- ILL.- A man jumps out of an airplane with a parachute on his back. As he’s falling, he realizes his chute is broken. He doesn’t know anything about parachutes, but as the earth rapidly approaches, he realizes his options are limited; he takes off the parachute and tries to fix it himself more

  • 21. What To Do About Sin

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2010
    based on 30 ratings

    What should we do about sin and those who commit sin? Our text gives us the proper action. 1- Pray for the one who commits a sin 2- Trust God to keep you safe 3- Realize the world is under control 4- Stay away from idols

    INTRO.- ILL.- Perhaps you heard about the other version of John chapter 8 when the woman was caught in adultery. Jesus saw a crowd chasing down a woman to stone her and approached them. "What’s going on here, anyway?" he asked. "This woman was found committing adultery, and the law says we more