Sermon Notes

10 Most Recent Sermon Notes

The Wisdom of Stephen – Acts 6:10-7:60

Friday, January 8th, 2016

The sermon begins in chapter 7, but the set up begins in chapter 6. One point to emphasize is that the detractors could not “compete” with Stephen’s wisdom, and the Spirit by which he spoke (6.10). Looking at the text, we have combined together the wisdom of a good and godly man with the inspiration […]

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Why Does Baptism Work?

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

When I was a preacher in my 20’s, my best friend in the congregation was a man in his 70’s. Our unusual friendship was in the Lord. He was a retired electrician. One day he made an interesting comment: “I know how electricity works; I just don’t know why.” That same sentiment was in a […]

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Genesis 1-3 – A Real Man is a Paradox

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

Genesis 1-3: A Real Man is A Pardox— A Real Man Is a Paradigm that is Not Perfect (Genesis 1:26,27,31) A Real Man Is a Purposed Creation That Needs Guidance (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:7) A Real Man Is a Provider But Not Just A Paycheck (Genesis 2:15; 3:17-19) A Real Man Is a Proclaimer of Truth […]

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Is “The Sinner’s Prayer A Lie?”

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Is it possible to believe a lie? Is it dangerous to believe a lie? Can we die spiritually because we believe a lie? If anyone doubts the truth that Satan preaches lies, then they have not read the Bible with an honest heart. Jesus Himself denounces Satan as the father of lies (Jn.8:44). Jesus speaks […]

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Sermon – The Death of a Loved One (John 11)

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

No one told me about the pain and the suffering, about all the funerals.  As a young man focusing on the supposed glories of becoming a preacher, never did I ever think of emotional and spiritual tribulations found at the bedside, in the hospital, at the funeral home, and by the graveside. If I had […]

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Sermon – People Are So

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

What word describes people, every single individual, all of mankind, maybe more definitely than any other? There are many to choose from such as “sinners,” and “mortal.” Indeed, we all sin and we all die. But one word that comes to my mind is maybe completely unexpected by you, which is very fitting, because that […]

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Wonders from the Word – The Classifieds (Genesis 4:17-24)

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

I have a wild imagination.  It serves me well…usually.  My mind can’t help but wonder about the story behind the story.  I keep asking “why” which keeps the story real, especially when reading the Bible.  But before going there, do you ever find reading the classifieds interesting?  For example, one classified read, “Wedding Dress – […]

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On Purpose! A Noun That Is A Verb (Hebrews 11)

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Faith is….  How would you describe faith?  Faith Is…trusting that God will save us.  Faith saves.  That is the point of Hebrews 11.  But what is the faith that saves?  We might be surprised, and not very much like what faith is.  Faith Is…accepting what God says because God says it, not because we understand […]

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Sermon – How To Be A Real Man

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

How To Be A Real Man – How To Find A Real Man INTRO: A.        Know Your Place Gentlemen, we need to learn to be real men.  Gentlemen, we need to know our place.  If we don’t know our place in life, we will be filled with delusions and we will not be very happy […]

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Sermon – The Unexpected Identity of Jesus and His Church

Monday, April 14th, 2008

                                The Unexpected Identity of Jesus and His Church [1]  INTRO:A.        God loves surprises.  And by that I mean that God loves to surprise.  The problem is that often people do not appreciate, understand, like, or agree with God’s surprises.  A surprise, by definition, is something unexpected.  Jesus was a surprise to the first century […]

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