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  • Blocking The Door To Heaven

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 64 ratings

    In religious leaders’ refusal to accept God’s way not only did they not go through the door but also blocked the door to heaven for others.

    In Matthew 23:13 Christ pronounced judgment upon the scribes and Pharisees when He said, "But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in." Christ condemned more

  • What Kind Of Sinner Are You

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Sep 21, 2005
    based on 42 ratings

    A sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 21 Two sons in the field

    19th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 21 Matthew. 21:23-32 "What kind of Sinner are You? "And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?" more

  • Problem Renters

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Nov 8, 2005
    based on 23 ratings

    This message is based on parable of the vineyard and the wicked tenants.

    Mark 12:1 (NLT) Then Jesus began telling them stories: "A man planted a vineyard, built a wall around it, dug a pit for pressing out the grape juice, and built a lookout tower. Then he leased the vineyard to tenant farmers and moved to another country. The Master Plan  The more

  • Be Influencers Series

    Contributed by David Taylor on Oct 11, 2004
    based on 9 ratings

    What it means to be salt and light

    Sermon on Mount Being a People of Influence In the SOM, Jesus’ aim was to create a lifestyle in his followers that would make people think about the value of God, or to glorify God. Jesus goes from talking about persecution to being salt and light that is being an influence in the world more

  • Embracing And Extending The Good News Series

    Contributed by David Asch on Oct 20, 2004
    based on 21 ratings

    In this text we discover what exactly the Good News of Jesus entails. We will be challenged to embrace fully the good news and to commit to extending the good news to others.

    EMBRACING AND EXTENDING THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS Mark 3:7-19 In this text we discover what exactly the Good News of Jesus entails. We will be challenged to embrace fully the good news and to commit to extending the good news to others. A. Jesus returns to the lake to reaffirm his mission Read more

  • Saints?

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Nov 1, 2004
    based on 43 ratings

    A sermon for All Saints Sunday

    All Saints Sunday Luke 6:20-31 "Saints??"   20* ¶ And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: "Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21* "Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. "Blessed are you that weep now, for you shall more

  • Where Broken Hearts Go Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jul 28, 2003
    based on 22 ratings

    Parables of Eternal Life, Part 4 of 9

    WHERE BROKEN HEARTS GO (LK. 15:11-32) I was not fond of popular but controversial Hong Kong actor and singer Leslie Cheung in his prime; I was a fan of Alan Tam! To me, Alan sings; Leslie whispers. Alan’s songs were melodious; Leslie’s were tuneless. Their fans were loyal and fierce. They heckled more

  • Bloom Where You Are Planted Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jul 28, 2003
    based on 36 ratings

    Parables of Eternal Life, Part 1 of 9

    BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED (LK 8:4-15) Motivational writer Dennis Kimbro says that some people are like wheels - they don’t work unless they are pushed. Some people are like trailers - they have to be pulled. Some people are like kites - always up in the air, and if you don’t keep a string on more

  • Another Year Series

    Contributed by Eric Carey-Holt on Feb 18, 2003
    based on 28 ratings

    Traditionally, the New Year is a time of new beginnings. It is a time when we make a commitment to do better this year than we did last year! Out with the old and in with the new. But, isn’t it strange that the same problems and perplexities that we went

    SERMON---ANOTHER YEAR---Luke 13:6-9 Then he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it, but did not find any. 7 So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, `For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree more

  • Use It Or Lose It! Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Mar 27, 2003
    based on 118 ratings

    The parable of the Ten Minas is a wonderful lesson for Christians and how to take advantage of opportunities to serve the Master, the resources He has given us and how we will be judged by our management of these gifts.

    Use It or Lose It! Luke 19:11-27 By Dr. David O. Dykes INTRODUCTION One of my heroes is Billy Graham. Although he is in his mid 80s, and battling Parkinson’s disease, he is still preaching the gospel. In 1996, he and Ruth were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for their service to more

  • The Sleeping Giant Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Aug 23, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    The Kingdom of Heaven is present and is growing here on earth, and we are God’s vessel for expanding the kingdom.

    Last week we looked at one of Jesus’ favorite teachings, the kingdom of God. We discovered the kingdom of God isn’t just something which will happen in the future when Jesus returns, but God is already in the process of building his kingdom, his perfect reign on earth right now. Jesus said “the more

  • The Root And Destiny All Of Evil Series

    Contributed by Warren Lamb on Jul 1, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Dare we talk about this fire that Jesus mentions? Is it real? Is it a literal place with literal fire and wailing and gnashing of teeth? I am convinced that it is. Let me tell you why.

    The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Like… – Part 4 The Root And Destiny All Of Evil Matthew 13:36-43 We have been working our way through the kingdom parables in Matthew 13 for the past few weeks. My hope is that each of us is gaining a much better understanding of three things: 1) that the depth of more

  • Blessed Is The Man Who Trusts In The Lord

    Contributed by Carl Benge on Mar 16, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Trusting in God and life’s situation

    Today we read what may have seemed to be a very familiar passage to you, however with a different twist. The reading from the Gospel is Jesus’ Sermon on the Plain, and it sounds very familiar to the Matthews Gospel account of the Sermon on the Mount. However, there are some differences in the way more

  • ¿tienes Ciudadanía? Series

    Contributed by Andrew Schroer on Mar 20, 2001
    based on 35 ratings

    Jesús nos enseña que todos los niños que creen y todos los que creen como niños tendrán ciudadanía en el cielo.

    Tengo una pregunta: ¿De dónde es tu ciudadanía? Pues, en los dos meses en que la Iglesia Luterana Divino Salvador ha estado aquí en el Doral, ha venido gente de más que veinte países del mundo entero. Y de esas personas, muchos ya tienen ciudadanía aquí en los estados unidos, mientras otros están more

  • Two Men, Two Prayers, And Two Faiths

    Contributed by Richard Futrell on Oct 21, 2010
    based on 6 ratings

    At the Temple were two men, two prayers, and two faiths. One trusted in himself and his righteousness. He went home dead in his sin. The other humbly confessed his sin and believed in salvation outside himself. He went home justified by God’s grace.

    Intro At the Temple were two men, two prayers, and two faiths. The first man was a Pharisee. He’s the good guy. He’s respected. He’s forgotten more about the Scriptures than most of us can remember. He’s an example of how to live an upstanding life. Do as he says more