Sermon Series
  • 1. Thank God And Fan The Flame

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2011
    based on 26 ratings

    We all need to recognize that we are in Christ and Christ in us. We need to serve Him most of all in this life. How so? 1- Remember others in prayer 2- Recall the faith of others 3- Refuel the flame in you

    INTRO.- I thank God, whom I serve. Who are you serving in this life? ILL.- When I worked for Safeway stores many years ago in Joplin, MO, the manager often made you feel like you owed Safeway your living and you should be totally dedicated to Safeway. For example, my manager would often call more

  • 2. Don't Be Ashamed

    Contributed on Sep 22, 2011
    based on 25 ratings

    1- Don’t be ashamed - you’ve been saved and called 2- Don’t be ashamed - you’ve been given grace 3- Don’t be ashamed - you’ve been given a ministry

    INTRO.- ILL.- The London Missionary Society almost lost the most prominent missionary of the nineteenth century when they were considering him because the candidate forgot his sermon. Had it not been for one member of the society’s board, they probably would have rejected the young man. The more

  • 3. The Pattern

    Contributed on Sep 24, 2011
    based on 46 ratings

    The pattern that Paul refers to is sound teaching but it includes several thoughts. 1- Keep the teaching 2- Guard the deposit 3- Show the mercy

    INTRO.- NLT 13 Hold on to the pattern of wholesome teaching you learned from me—a pattern shaped by the faith and love that you have in Christ Jesus. Hold to the pattern. What’s the pattern? It depends on what you’re talking about. There is a pattern for almost anything and more

  • 4. Be Strong In The Grace

    Contributed on Sep 24, 2011
    based on 28 ratings

    Let’s think about what it means to be strong in the grace of Christ. 1- Being strong means to impart the Word 2- Being strong means to endure hardship 3- Being strong means to please the commander 4- Being strong means to obey the rules 5- Being str

    INTRO.- 1 You then, my son, be strong. I thought all sons were strong! I guess it depends on the son and the type of strength you’re talking about. But when I was a son at home with mom and dad I only thought of one kind of strength and that was physical. What about you men? Did you more

  • 5. Remember

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2011
    based on 54 ratings

    What did Paul tell Timothy to remember? 1- Remember God’s Son 2- Remember God’s Word 3- Remember God’s elect

    INTRO.- ILL.- The man looked a little worried when the doctor came in to administer his annual physical, so the first thing the doctor did was to ask whether anything was troubling him. "Well, to tell the truth, Doc, yes," answered the patient. "You see, I seem to be getting forgetful. I'm more

  • 6. A Trustworthy Saying

    Contributed on Oct 1, 2011
    based on 28 ratings

    The word of God contains nothing but trustworthy sayings. 1- If we died with Him, we will live 2- If we endure, we will also reign 3- If we disown Him, He will disown us 4- If we are faithless, He remains faithful

    INTRO.- Is this a trustworthy saying? “When I served in Vietnam....” ILL.- It’s called “Blumenthal’s Blunder” (Conn. State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal) but it’s a not a trustworthy saying. Here’s the story and here’s what he said. "We have learned something important since the days more

  • 7. God’s Approved Worker

    Contributed on Oct 6, 2011
    based on 29 ratings

    The approved worker for the Lord is busy doing God’s business. What business? 1- God’s worker reminds people of scriptural truth 2- God’s worker correctly handles God’s Word 3- God’s worker avoids anything ungodly

    INTRO.- Did you ever know a “yes man” or “a teacher’s pet”? These such people have been called by other names, which are not so flattering or nice. What’s the idea? The idea is someone who is always trying to please certain people (the teacher, the boss, etc.) in order to get on their good more

  • 8. Useful To The Master

    Contributed on Oct 6, 2011
    based on 24 ratings

    How to make ourselves useful to the Master. 1- We must be cleansed from sin 2- We must pursue righteousness 3- We must avoid stupidity

    INTRO.- ILL.- A director was screen testing Sylvestor Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger for a new film about classic composers. Not having figured out who to give which part to, he asked Sly who he would like to be. Stallone said, "I like Mozart. I want to be Mozart" So the Director said, more

  • 9. Terrible Times In The Last Days

    Contributed on Oct 10, 2011
    based on 60 ratings

    Paul plainly describes the character of people in the last days. 1- Lovers of self 2- Lovers of money 3- Lovers of sinfulness 4- Lovers of pleasure

    INTRO.- ILL.- The doctor tells his patient: "Well I have good news and bad news..." The patient says, "Lay it on me Doc. What's the bad news?" "You have Alzheimer's disease." "Good heavens! What's the good news?" "You can go home and forget about it!" The bad news is that we are living in more

  • 10. Those Who Oppose The Truth

    Contributed on Oct 10, 2011
    based on 24 ratings

    Paul describes some specific people who opposed the truth of God. 1- They are home invaders 2- They are ignorant of the truth 3- They are depraved of mind

    INTRO.- ILL.- A little girl came very early one morning to her mother, saying, “Which is worse, Mama, to tell a lie or to steal?” The Mother replied that both were so sinful she could not tell which was worse. “Well, Mama,” replied the little one, “I’ve been thinking a good deal about it, more

  • 11. The Godly Life

    Contributed on Oct 15, 2011
    based on 35 ratings

    Living the godly life. What is it? What will it take? 1- The godly life will center on Christ 2- The godly life will bring on persecution 3- The godly life will rely on scripture

    INTRO.- The Godly life is NOT what many people want. I think many people would rather have the world and all of its goodies. ILL.- How would you like to own a 5000 square foot home with 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, three car garage, etc.? We’re talking $500,000 to $600,000 home. And let’s say you more

  • 12. Preach The Word

    Contributed on Oct 15, 2011
    based on 40 ratings

    God will judge the living and the dead. What must we do? 1- We must preach the Word 2- We must correct the incorrect 3- We must discharge the duties

    INTRO.- ILL.- Just before takeoff one day, a flight attendant approached Muhammad Ali and asked that he fasten his seat belt. "Superman don’t need no seat belt," Ali growled. "Well, Superman," the stewardess replied, "don’t need no airplane!" Did you ever meet Muhammad Ali in person? My more

  • 13. The Time Has Come

    Contributed on Oct 19, 2011
    based on 49 ratings

    In our text, Paul gives us the lowdown on death; when and what to do. 1- Death reaches all 2- Death requires preparation 3- Death reveals our future

    INTRO.- People say there are only two certainties in life. What are they? Death and taxes. ILL.- A woman named Shirley from Beverly Hills had a heart attack and was taken to Cedars Sinai hospital. While on the operating table, she had a near-death experience. She saw God and asked, "Is this more

  • 14. Helpful To The Ministry Of Christ

    Contributed on Oct 19, 2011
    based on 44 ratings

    In our text, Paul tells of some people who were helpful in the ministry and some who were not. Let’s examine these people to see how we can helpful to the Lord’s work. 1- Demas deserted 2- Mark helped 3- Alexander harmed 4- Christ strengthened

    INTRO.- Do you remember the beautiful gate story in Acts 3:1-10? 1One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 2Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those more