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Sermon: The key to greatness

Note: This sermon was updated on 07th February 2011

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Introduction

A. In the heart of every man and woman there’s a desire for greatness.

B. The dictionary defines the term “greatness” as “of high rank, official position, or social standing. Ex: a great noble.”

B. The world’s criteria for measuring greatness: title, wealth, skills, intellect, achievements etc.

C. Unfortunately this is how some Christians measure greatness.

D. The Bible has a different criteria called “The mind or the attitude of Christ”

E. This is the key to greatness in God’s kingdom.

E. In today’s sermon lets find out more about the Christ like mind.

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Sermon: Why life is incomplete without Jesus?

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Introduction

  • Today people wonder what the real meaning of life is.
  • To them life is nothing but a one big Jigsaw puzzle.
  • Every piece fits together but still there is a one missing piece.
  • Nothing seems to be fitting into that empty space.
  • The big picture called life is not complete until he finds the missing piece.

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Sermon: Why should I believe the Bible?

Why should I believe the Bible?

Introduction

This message is among the 10 most important messages I have ever preached; yet, I do not recall ever having preached this. I have relegated it to the classroom and lecture hall, but I have never elevated it to the pulpit.

Yet, I believe this truth needs to be trumpeted from the highest housetop, to everyone who will hear. Some here do not actually believe that the Bible is flawless, and that it is God’s revelation of Himself to us.

I challenge you to get this tape and listen to it until it sinks into your spirit. Then, give it to that friend who does not believe the Bible. Today, I want to give you four reasons why I believe the Bible, and a lot of supporting rationale.

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Easter sermon: Answers to questions about resurrection

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Text: Luke 24:1-8

Introduction

The Easter is the most important day in the Christian calendar. We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.  As Christians, we take the fact of the resurrection without question.

However, unbelievers sometimes want more explanation before they will believe.  1 Peter 3:15 tells us to “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”

If you have friends who do not understand your faith, you may want to take notes this morning so you can answer their questions.

1. Why is the resurrection so important, (1 Corinthians 15:1-19)

A.    It validates everything Jesus taught

I. He told us He would rise from the dead; if He did not, we would have no reason to believe anything else He told us.

II. Our salvation would be a lie

III. He would not be the Son of God, but an imposter

IV. There would be no eternal life and the grave would be the end for us.

V. It gives us hope for our own resurrection; since Christ is risen, we will also rise from the grave

VI. It is the one thing that sets us apart from ALL other world religions; WE HAVE A LIVING SAVIOR!

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Sermon: Lessons from Naaman

Text: 2 Kings 1:5-19

Introduction

What can we learn from Naman’s miracle

1.  Needs are a part of God’s plan for me, 2 Kings 5:1-8

  • God is aware of our needs
  • He has allowed them to be a part of life.
  • So that we may seek true God
  • Naman had his own beliefs, but non of his god’s could cure him.

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