Greed Trap Ahead

SERMON OUTLINE: “GREED TRAP AHEAD”  Luke 12:13-21  Introduction – The Epic Stunt Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.  Watch out!  The Big Lesson: The spiritual disease of greed is exposed, addressed, and in the end guarded against by correct use of pronouns.  A host of possessives  The Greed Virus – Forgetfulness […]

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Unanswered Prayer

SERMON OUTLINE: “UNANSWERED PRAYER” Various Passages  Introduction –Been There?  Currently There? Perspective: Jesus recognized that a life of prayer would face quitting points that people of prayer would come to situations and times when they would be inclined to give up. A life of prayer will face rough road, be ready to push through, to […]

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The Throne Work Of Jesus Christ

SERMON OUTLINE: “THE THRONE WORK OF JESUS CHRIST”  Various Passages  Introduction – The 50 Most Underappreciated Things Ever The authors list  Ascension Day  Christ Intercedes For Us – Hebrews 7:22-25 Not completely saved?  Charles Spurgeon – God’s Boat Our very best interests always being worked out in Heaven  Christ Intercedes In Us (Sends the Spirit […]

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How To Pray

SERMON OUTLINE: “HOW TO PRAY”  Matthew 6:5-13  Introduction – WikiHow.com Secretly Skirting the Rabbinic rule  Go into your room  Getting off square one in our prayer lives  What God wants  How God does it – CS Lewis  Simply  The Greek Mind when it came to deities  The prayer test  Pray like you  Scripturally  Jesus puts […]

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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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