Pearls and Pigs

SERMON OUTLINE: “PEARLS & PIGS”  Matthew 7:6  Introduction – Colorful & Curious The Problem The problem Jesus has in his sights:                                                                         Anne Dillard’s Story                 Recasting the Command                 Respecting Certain Relationships Three Thoughts on the Command What pearls and pigs means for do not judge                 Taking the slow path with God […]

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Why Pray?

SERMON OUTLINE: “WHY PRAY?” Various Scriptures Introduction – The Tolerance Effect Why Pray? Reason #1 – If there was anyone for whom a relationship with God was automatic A Clue to Jesus Prayer Life – Hebrews 4:7-10 Carrying the weight Reason #2 – A conversation on prayer always leads to a conversation on power John […]

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The Mercy Code

SERMON OUTLINE: “THE MERCY CODE” Matthew 9:9-13 Introduction – Jesus is like whom? Follow me We have heard and seen this before – Matthew 4 The Nuclear Power of Jesus Word Low key? William Sloane Coffin Many Tax Collectors And Sinners Ate With Him The Four Functions of Ancient Table Jesus at Matthew’s Table Separatism […]

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What Is Prayer?

SERMON OUTLINE: “WHAT IS PRAYER?”  Various Passages  Introduction – A Month of Prayer What is Prayer? Prayer is intentionally conveying a message to God. Conveying a message To God Intentionally Prayer is the act of engaging God as the most important person in our lives. The Problem of Organized Religion Treating God as a nonperson […]

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A World Redeemed

SERMON OUTLINE: “A WORLD REDEEMED” Psalm 110 Introduction – Bible Trivia What is the most frequently quoted Psalm in the New Testament? The World The Early Christians Found Themselves In • Roman Government increasingly Hostile to Christianity • Fellow Jews despised Christianity • Early Christians Took Up The Cause of the Poor What the Early […]

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The God Clinger

SERMON OUTLINE: “THE GOD CLINGER” Matthew 15:21-28 Introduction – Stories That Sing & Some That Don’t Is it possible that the story of the Canaanite (Syrophonecian) Woman is the most perplexing Jesus stories we have? Not This – Jesus was testing her faith Jesus was known to test Troubles with the “testing” interpretation Jesus was […]

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Who Are You?

SERMON OUTLINE: “WHO ARE YOU?” Ephesians 1:1-14 Introduction to Ephesians Date The City and Culture Structure and Theme Who am I? 1. God has adopted me. “For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as […]

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What Is God’s Will?

SERMON OUTLINE: “WHAT IS GOD’S WILL?” Daniel 3:1-18 A Message in Tough Times 1. The book as an ancient tract 2. The book as a World War II sermon series A Three Point Message 1. We need not defend ourselves 2. Our God is able to deliver 3. But if not….We won’t serve your gods […]

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A Case Study in Forgiveness

SERMON OUTLINE: “A CASE STUDY IN FORGIVENESS” John 21:15-19 Introduction – Case Study Jesus Always Wants Us Back: Forgiveness Rises From A Reconciling Spirit Max Lucado – Learn a lesson from Peter: the sooner you speak to Jesus, the more you’ll speak for Jesus… Once you’re in the grip of grace, you’re free to be […]

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Resurrection Means Forgiveness

SERMON OUTLINE: “RESURRECTION MEANS FORGIVENESS” Mark 16:1-8, Ephesians 4:32 Introduction – Another Easter The first treasure of the resurrection: Resurrection Means Forgiveness A Grand Forgiveness What do you need to be forgiven for? “Little Sins” The Bigness of Forgiveness Forgiveness Without Frontiers What do you need to be forgiven for? (The other answer) God has […]

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