Category: Sermon Outlines (Page 25 of 26)

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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Sermon: How to block God’s blessings?

How to block God's blessings?

Introduction

I could have said “How to release. . .” but I wanted to impress upon you the negative results of certain choices and this title better serves that purpose. This passage written by Solomon who had learned firsthand the penalty of operating outside God’s will.

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Sermon: David runs for his life

Sermon: David runs for his life

Introduction

In my previous sermon we learned 03 principles which David used to defeat Goliath and how those principles can help us to defeat our own Goliaths. Victory over Goliath was a turning point in David’s life. However while David’s victory was met with the compliments of the majority he couldn’t avoid Saul’s outright hostility. Consequently David was forced into 08 years of self exile. Tonight we will consider few implications from this story.

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Sermon: Emotional healing and the Christian

Sermon: Emotional healing and the Christian

Introduction

In his class work of literature, Future Shock, Alvin Toffler spoke of a time when our culture would change so radically that the human mind could not cope with it. I believe we are seeing that come to pass. In the early years of my ministry, counseling was almost unheard of. The need seemed to be rare. Today, a Pastor who has no counseling skills has a tough time finding a job. People deal with emotional pain in several different ways. I would like to address four of them today.

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How to be baptized by the Holy Spirit and what to expect afterwards?

How to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit and what to do afterwards?

Introduction

I was compelled to write this article because of two needs that the modern church seem to have.

(A) The high percentage of believers who have never received the Spirit baptism.

(B) Their inadequate knowledge about the Spirit baptism and its purpose.

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Sermon: Why we mustn’t worry or feel anxious?

Sermon - What the Bible teaches about worry and anxiety

Introduction

In this chapter Jesus recognized the three basic needs every man has. Namely clothes, food and medicine. In Jesus’ time the average life expectancy of an individual didn’t exceed 40 years due to sickness and hardships. Continuous supplies of food and clothes were rare and considered a luxury. People were often worried and anxious about how to meet these needs. Then one day Jesus told them to not to worry. He placed three reasons before them.

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