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Sermon: Three reasons why Christians don’t celebrate Halloween?

Sermon: Three reasons why Christians don't celebrate Halloween?

Introduction

Early Druids in France worshipped Samhain on 1st of November. They believed evil spirits left to harm people in such nights. People thought leaving food for them will neutralize the danger. Later on the Catholics made it a Christian holiday which they called “All Saints’ day”. So the night before became the “Hallowed Evening”. Later on it was shortened as “Halloween”. Halloween is not for the Children of God! But why? Let me explain you.

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Sermon: The 3 fold cost of discipleship

Sermon: The 3 fold cost of discipleship

Introduction

There is a question I am asked when met with colleagues in ministry. ‘How many members do you have in your church?’ After answering the question I ask them, ‘How many disciples do you have in your church?’ Not to offense, but most of the time my question knocks their  brains out.

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Sermon: The parable of the rich fool

Sermon: The parable of the rich fool

Introduction

In the controversial TV series “The Good Wife”, Wendy Carr promises to financially back Pastor Isaiah’s church in return for his endorsement. Later Pastor Isaiah tells his father that he endorsed Peter Florrick, Wendy’s rival candidate instead because unlike her, Peter didn’t put money before God.

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Sermon: Lessons from Judas

Sermon: Lessons from Judas

Introduction

Someone said that Jezebel is the most hated woman in the Bible and the countless number of sermons you can find about her witness to the fact. In today’s sermon however we are not going to talk about the most hated woman but the most hated man in the Bible instead. This man is none other than Judas Iscariot.

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Sermon: The testing of your faith

The testing of your faith

Introduction

In today’s world more and more challenges are being made to our faith; from fellow employees, ungodly friends, or from those in the academic community. I do not believe that blind faith is the answer; we need to have an informed faith, a faith that is based on strong evidence. I believe that such evidence exists. What is needed for a believer to have a victorious faith in today’s world? It must stand up to several tests:

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Sermon: The parable of the empty house

Sermon: The parable of the empty house

Introduction

While doing research for today’s sermon I came across an illustration that describes a house which sat empty because its owner lived in a houseboat. He didn’t maintain his old residence at all. So the bushes and trees grew up around it in a fast phase. Everybody in the neighborhood knew the house was unoccupied and very soon it became a hangout for drug addicts, vandals and prostitutes who broke into the house.

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