Category Archive: Sermon Ideas

Sep 19

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13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. Luke 19:13 We live between the 1st and 2nd Comings of Christ. Our calling is to follow Jesus’ commandments. That is, to love. J.C.Ryle wrote a nice piece on this.             …

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Jul 24

Spoudazo

Spoudazo means with energy. We saw the Spoudazo group at Okoboji on 7-23-17. Group of HS students from Fremont, NE. The second to the last song was “My Story” (which, in it’s own way, lays out the Gospel). See https://youtu.be/1TKAN-nAsu8   Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bigdaddyweave/mystory.html It ended with Francesca Battistelli’s “Write Your Story.” See http://www.bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Lexicon.show/ID/G4704/spoudazo.htm for the …

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Mar 01

Surviving and Succeeding in Life and Ministry

Surviving and Succeeding in Life and Ministry Sermon by (Navy Chaplain) Ron Pettigrew, 2/26/17, Wesley UMC When Ron went off to serve in the Navy, his father told him Son, take care of your people, because your people will take care of you. His scripture text for the sermon is Mark 1:29-39 Ron made 3 …

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Dec 03

Pax Romana

Notes taken while listening to espisode 3 of Romans video series on RightWay Media (by Mart De Haan [with Jimmy DeYoung]). Ceaseria Phillipi (named in honor of Caesar Augustus) was the administrative center (for the Romans) of Palestine. Herod was put in by the romans as the ‘King of the Jews’. He had a palace …

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Nov 01

Great commission or morality

Good devo by Joe Stowell on the idea that the great commission is more important than promoting morality. Some good ideas to use in the Two Decrees sermon.  http://getmorestrength.org/daily/one-at-a-time/ 

Oct 24

Establishments and Institutions

Sermon idea:  I like institutions (look up definition). They exist to carry out a needed duty. ‘The establishment’ on the other hand seems to mainly be there to maintain itself.  In Yancey’s ‘The Jesus I Never Knew’ book he says, on page 197, that Jesus posed a genuine threat to the establishment in Jerusalem. More …

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May 24

Faith devo.

This devotion has a good story of faith growing from a mustard seed. Through our faithful witness, we can bless future generations to come. Let’s strengthen our homes and produce, by His grace, a legacy for the Lord. A Legacy for the Lord Did He not make them one, having a remnant of the Spirit? …

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Apr 07

7 Free Online Tools for Sermon Writing

http://www.concordiatechnology.org/blog/2016/03/7-free-online-tools-for-sermon-writing?utm_content=25259776&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter 6th one is Christian Classics Ethereal Library  – The mission of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is to build up the church by making classic Christian literature widely available and promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars. The CCEL accomplishes this by selecting, collecting, distributing, and promoting …

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Mar 24

The Three Bowls of Jesus’ Last 24 Hours on Earth

I like the comparison and contrast of the Three Bowls of Jesus’ Last 24 Hours on Earth Wash basin: Jesus Washes the disciples feet (at the Last Supper).  He showed us that we are to be servants of others. Bowl of bread: broken and shared together at the Last Supper. Fellowship. Remembrance. Institution of the …

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Feb 16

Ekklesia, church, religion

Sermon idea. talk about the progression Ekklesia > church > religion assembly of believers is the foundation (and this should always be remembered-keeping the main thing the main thing). (see also http://faith.drjimo.net/ekklesia/) talk about the pros and cons of each (especially church, religion). Jesus at 2 am has a good podcast Turning Theology into Church …

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