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Salvation: The work(s) of God

Text: John 9:1-41

Introduction

The phrase, ‘work(s) of God’ appears approximately nine times in the book of John. The Greek term ‘ergon’ used in place of ‘work(s)’ gives the meaning effort. When you interpret these clues in the context of the gospel (John penned it to prove the messianicship of Jesus Christ), it is clear that John intended to communicate that God is making continuous efforts to set human race free from sin and bondage or to provide salvation. What can we learn about salvation from this passage? Click here to read the rest of, Salvation: The work(s) of God

Sermon: Lessons from the Paralytic of Capernaum

Sermon: Lessons from the Paralytic of Capernaum

Introduction

(Though I titled this sermon as ‘Lessons from the paralytic’ to make this post search engine friendlier, I recommend you to modify the title to suite your preaching.)

Paralytics were very common in biblical times. Medical support was not available for such disabled people and their only hope was divine intervention. This passage tells about a paralytic and the story deals with three principals for having an encounter with God.

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Sermon about the power of the Gospel

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Introduction

A. ‘And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.’ Matthew 16:18

B. The word gospel derives from the Old English g?d-spell (rarely godspel), meaning “good news” or “glad tidings”. There are plenty of evidence that it contains the supernatural power of God to convict sinners and bring them to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

C. There’s no demon – no human being capable of rendering it powerless unless Christians stop preaching the good news. In today’s sermon lets observe the supernatural power of the Gospel.

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Sermon: The gain of the world and the loss of the soul

The gain of the world

Introduction

We should be careful to note the two things here contrasted. It does not necessarily mean the gaining of the present and the loss of the future, for those who lose the future do not necessarily get the most out of the present. Nor does it mean that in order to gain the future we must lose the present – for those who gain the future really get the best out of this life too.

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Sermon: The winning attitude

the winning attitude

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Text: Numbers 13 & 14; Deuteronomy 1

Introduction

In the book of Numbers chapter 13 & 14 we read God ordering Moses to choose 12 leaders from each tribe and send them to spy on the land of Canaan. Moses instructed them to find the nature of the country, its population and military strength, degree of fertility and physical security. He also asked them to bring some of the fruits that grow there. (It was the season when Grapes were beginning to ripe) Twelve spies spied the land and their observations were same. They found that the land is rich and fertile, (Numbers 13:23-27) and that the inhabitants of Canaan are stronger and they live in cities that are very large and fortified, (Numbers 13:28-29).

But this is where the similarities end. Chapter 13 says except for Caleb and Joshua every one else had already thrown up the cards. Why did the spies act so weirdly? They were controlled by their defeated attitudes. When you perceive something in a certain way it is called your personal attitude. There are defeating attitudes and Winning attitudes.

Let me show you why we must take away the defeated attitudes.

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