Acts 11:15-17 A. Introduction (Save text and title till end.) 1. Why reinvent the wheel? Why make things more complicated than they should be, in the name of progress? 2. … Continue reading Back to Pentecost
Category: Sermon Starters
Outlines, ideas and nuggets to help inspire sermons. Just the bones… you provide the meat.
De Opresso Liber (Liberate the Oppressed)
De Opresso Liber is the motto of the US Army Special Forces. It is a latin phrase that means, “Liberate the Oppressed”. The phrase originated during WWII when Colonel Aaron Bank and his Special Forces teams enabled the oppressed French Resistance to grow and eventually oppose and overthrow the occupying German Army. Similarly, it is… Continue reading De Opresso Liber (Liberate the Oppressed)
2 Kings 4:1-6 Luke 17:11-19 A message about the widow woman and vessels of oil. Likening her destitute condition to our condition of emptiness/hunger/need/desire, and the fact that, as long as there is yet a vessel to fill the oil will flow. How did she feel when she realized there were no more vessels to… Continue reading More
A Bride in White…
(Sermon seed by Tony McCall) An article on CNN.com details a recent shift in wedding preferences of brides choosing colored dresses over the traditional white. Instead of trying to fit a certain mold, Ariel Meadow Stallings cut up a lime-green prom dress she found on eBay, and paired it with an iridescent blue corset. After… Continue reading A Bride in White…
The Secret Mistake Of The Titanic
For 100 years, the real reason for such devastating loss of life on the Titanic had been kept secret. A navigational error was at fault for the initial collision with the iceberg, but it has been revealed that the reason for it’s quick sinking was the rash decision of the ship’s owner, J. Bruce Ismay.… Continue reading The Secret Mistake Of The Titanic
Philippians 3:13 (13) Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, Have you ever opened a folder or a document expecting to find the contents on the inside bearing the results of the name… Continue reading Forgetfulness
Tragedy in four stages
Stage 1–The Empty Pew Sleeping late Weekend visits Excuses No resolve Deepening neglect Stage 2–An Empty Heart No time for God No time for prayer Not interested in the Bible Spiritual cobwebs More excuses Stage 3–An Empty life Influence for God–nil Influence for church–nil Example to children on selecting the best–nil Influence on neighbors–nil Materialism… Continue reading Tragedy in four stages
A Mocker or a Marveler?
Acts 2:7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? Acts 2:13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. Some men marvelled, others mocked. Marvelled: something that causes wonder, admiration, or astonishment; a wonderful thing. Mocked: To attack or treat with… Continue reading A Mocker or a Marveler?
Watchman, What of the Night?
Isaiah 21:6 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth. Isaiah 21:11-12 The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night? 12 The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if… Continue reading Watchman, What of the Night?
Sermon Starter: They Found A Road
They found a road Jeremiah 6:16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. There is a road we must walk… Straight… Continue reading Sermon Starter: They Found A Road