Posts with the category “sermon-manuscript”
Keep On Running
October 1st, 2023
Philippians 3:12-16Athletic awards, achievements, and records continue to accumulate through history. Last Sunday, for instance, Tigst Assefa, a female runner from Ethiopia, smashed the women’s world ...
Christ is My Trophy
September 24th, 2023
Philippians 3:7-11A man named Michael owned a gas station and car wash. Through this business, after paying all necessary expenses and taxes, he was able to earn around $150,000 a year. Sadly, he pass...
Beware of Your Credentials
September 17th, 2023
Philippians 3:1-6In the academic and professional world, we’re told to put our best foot forward and make a positive impression when we apply for a program or position. Sometimes we prepare a resume, ...
A Selfless Hero
September 10th, 2023
Philippians 2:25-30If we were to draw a main idea or central message from this section of Paul’s letter to the Philippians, it would be this: a joyful person does not take other people for granted. Th...
Camaraderie in Ministry
September 3rd, 2023
Philippians 2:19-24Camaraderie. The fictional world portrays camaraderie through iconic duos such as: (1) Mario and Luigi, (2) Batman and Robin, (3) Phineas and Ferb, (4) Han Solo and Chewbacca, (4) C...
The Litmus Test of Humility
August 27th, 2023
Philippians 2:14-18Do any students or teachers know what a litmus test is? In the most specific sense, a litmus test is a chemical process that reveals the degree of acidity or alkalinity of a liquid ...
It's Your Turn
August 7th, 2023
Philippians 2:12-13Two Sundays ago, we were reminded of the importance of being humble towards one another, placing the needs and priorities of others over our own. Paul told the church members at Phi...
July 23rd, 2023
Philippians 2:1-11Today we move from the first to the second chapter in Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi. In his letter, he is teaching the believers of this church how to experience regular, c...
Fearless and United
July 9th, 2023
Philippians 1:27-30Are you brand loyal? My father’s father, Grandpa Overmiller, was a brand-loyal kid of guy. He always purchases Mercury cars, ate dried rice cakes from Quaker Oats, and wore white Ma...
Respect for Human Government
July 2nd, 2023
Romans 13:1-6IntroductionPerhaps you’re familiar with the concept in political science called “separation of church and state.” Through the past 2,000 years, this concept has emerged in societies in v...
Resting in the God Who Knows
June 25th, 2023
Psalm 139:1-6As children enter their toddler years, they add a new word to their vocabulary and use it a lot – why. As their brain and thought processes develop and mature, they experience an increasi...
June 24th, 2023
2 Timothy 2:1–7Perhaps there are very few words more appropriate to bring up on Father’s Day than the word legacy. In my experience, it seems that many people are concerned about their legacy. They w...
Joy in Life and Death
June 11th, 2023
Philippians 1:19-26According to People Magazine, a radio host once asked the infamous body-builder, movie star, and former CA governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Tell me, governor, what happens to us wh...
June 4th, 2023
Philippians 1:15-18Our culture consumes sarcasm, witty comebacks, name-calling, and verbal putdowns like an undisciplined child consumes candy and soda. We find ourselves strangely drawn towards this ...
Why Things Happen
May 28th, 2023
Philippians 1:12-14Members of the armed forces, whether soldiers or veterans, understand a concept called “military (or tactical) advantage.” When applied, this concept enables soldiers to assess the ...
A Prayer for Our Church
May 21st, 2023
Philippians 1:9-11In the year 2000, twelve jurors in Kentucky used an unconventional method to decide the verdict for Phillip Givens, who had been accused of killing his girlfriend. Of the twelve juro...
A Divine Partnership
May 14th, 2023
Philippians 1:3-8What is anxiety? It is a whole-person response to stressful information and experiences, whether real or imagined. It manifests itself through fearful emotions, apprehensive thoughts,...
A Big Hello from Prison
May 7th, 2023
Philippians 1:1-2Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a variety of research raised awareness of a dramatic rise in anxiety in the U.S., which was only heightened by the national COVID ordeal. This problem ...
The Church Disciple Making
April 23rd, 2023
Jesus calls us to adventure. My goal in this sermon is to show you from Scripture that every believer has an essential call. No matter who you are, no matter how long you have been following Jesus. ...
Sent by the Resurrected Christ
April 16th, 2023
You know the feeling. For one reason or another, you are speaking in public tomorrow and you’re afraid.Maybe you have a class presentation at your school or you have some lines to recite in the school...
Let Go and Go Tell
April 9th, 2023
It’s hard to let go of those you love. Yet doing this is a regular experience of life. We let go of our family, friends, neighbors, classmates, cultures, homes, and familiar surroundings when we move ...
Stepping Out for Jesus
April 7th, 2023
The Christian life is a journey of many steps, a process of personal change that begins when you are born into a new relationship with God. This new relationship with God begins the moment you believe...
The King of Suffering
April 2nd, 2023
I remember two workbenches from childhood. The first was my father’s in the garage of our home. He kept all the surfaces clean and every tool and container in its place. The second workbench was my gr...
Ambushed by Ambition
March 26th, 2023
John 19:1-16Around the same time that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, another boy was born on the faraway untamed Iberian Peninsula (which we call Spain and Portugal today). He was an ordinary country...
The Lamb God Provided
March 21st, 2023
Genesis 22:1-14A significant portion of Genesis tells the story of Abraham’s life and the outworking of his faith in God. The Old Testament (OT) names him 237 times and the New Testament (NT) 74 times...
God's Plan for Painful Suffering
March 21st, 2023
1 Peter 4:12-19Influencers like Kenneth Copeland, Creflo Dollar, Jesse DuPlantis, Joyce Meyer, Joel and Victoria Osteen, and Paula White (just to name a few) teach a false “health, wealth, and prosper...
The Need for Pastoral Care
March 21st, 2023
1 Peter 5:1-4Why is it difficult to follow Christ through suffering. Following Christ through suffering is difficult not only because the suffering itself is difficult, but because we– as people – are...
The Priority of Humility
March 21st, 2023
1 Peter 5:5-7As we follow Christ through suffering, we all need to be guided and served by caring, faithful pastors (also called elders). Though God entrusts this leadership role to certain men in the...
Overcoming Our Enemy
March 15th, 2023
1 Peter 5:8-9Construction of the Lusitania finished in 1907, the same year it took its maiden voyage. At the time (five years before the Titanic), it was the largest ship in the world, yet it was most...
Loving Gospel Partnership
March 15th, 2023
1 Peter 5:10-14A.A. Milne wrote the stories we know as The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh as an attempt to restore happiness and innocence to a next generation of people who had survived the disappoint...