Category: Sermon Outlines (Page 3 of 25)

New Year Sermon: 6 steps to spiritual maturity in year 2014

New Year Sermon - 6 steps to spiritual maturity in year 2014

Introduction

My parents take great pleasure in looking at photographs taken at my infancy. I think those old pictures remind them of lovely memories attached to the early days of my life. Just imagine, I never reached maturity but remained a baby for the past 32 years or suddenly stopped growing. Do you think my parents will feel the same?

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Christmas sermon 2013: The visit of the Magi

Christmas sermon 2013: The visit of the Magi

Introduction

Although the visit of the Magi took place at least 2 years after Jesus’ birth it isn’t wrong to preach a Christmas sermon based on the incident, because still the narrative is about Jesus’ birth. In it Matthew introduce us to 3 kinds of people and how each one of them responded to the news about the messianic birth. Each response reveals to us the kind of person they were.

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Sermon: Jesus walks on water

Sermon: Jesus walks on water

Introduction

Like any other account in the Bible this story also must be interpreted in its own context in order to understand the author’s original intentions. The story unfolds followed by a messianic uproar, (John 6:15). In response Jesus immediately sent his disciples away while he dismissed the crowd and went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.

Why did Jesus evade such a good opportunity? Being the king of Jews sure sounds impressive.  That was not his mission however. God’s plan for him was to suffer and die so that we shall be saved. Likewise God has a plan for each one of us. He wants us to stick to the plan before he can bless us. This chapter teaches us three important principles about honoring the divine plan.

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Sermon: Jesus calms the storm

Sermon: Jesus calms the storm

Introduction

The sea of Galilee is actually a vast lake (166 Km2) surrounded by a ring of mountains. It has been scientifically proven this unique geographical position is directly responsible for the storms sweeping the lake during the latter hours of the day. This condition still exists to this day and the local fishermen exercise a plenty of caution.

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Sermon: The parable of the Pharisee and the Publican

Sermon: The parable of the Pharisee and the Publican

Introduction

Westboro Baptist church, followed by bomb explosions in Boston and Texas tweeted that the victims were sinners upon whom God’s wrath descended and wowed to picket funerals of the victims.

Westboro’s careless response to a national tragedy actually reminds me of the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector. Jesus told it to some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else. So this is God’s message for you and me today.

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Sermon: How to prepare for eternity?

Sermon: How to prepare for eternity Ecclesiastes 3:11

Introduction

The largest ‘Pyramid’ in Egypt belongs to Khufu, an Egyptian Pharaoh. Studies have revealed it took around 6700 highly skilled men (let alone the slaves) and 20 years of labor to build. Why did Khufu put such a huge effort into building himself a tomb? The Egyptians believed in life after death so much they made preparations while they were still alive. You see, God had placed eternity in their hearts.

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