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New Year's Sermons:

Protevangelium Genesis 3:15"Five Firsts" - Genesis 3:1-15
New Year message from the Book of Beginnings showing the first mention of Satan, Sin, the Saviour, the death Sentence, and the first Sacrifice...all in the same passage.

 

 

Proverbs 24:16 PowerPoint Sermon"Fresh Start" - Proverbs 24:16
The Resurrection was the ultimate turnaround! This message is for many who have fallen and need to ’rise up.’ We can have a clean slate, a new plan, & a fresh start!

 

 

Gray Hairs"Gray Hairs" -
Hosea 7:1-7:16
It was a rough year for many churches, and for our nation.  In our text Hosea pointed out 6 ’Gray Hairs’ that we should take care of.

 

 

Pray for Your Pastor Sermon"Will You Pray For Me?" - Exodus 17:9-13
New Year message to encourage the people of God to hold up the hands of the man of God as he lifts high the Word of God.

 

 

"8 Days After Christmas" - At Jesus’ circumcision we see that already He’s having an incredible impact...truly all things are made new. This New Year’s Message focuses on what Simeon did right in his response to the Messiah’s coming.

 

 

"4 Keys To Doing More With Your Life" - Philip. 3:13-14

 

 

 

"'Twas the Day / Week After Christmas" - Christmas has come and gone, but Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, and today, and forever. And everyday can be Christmas for the Christian!

 

 

 


January:

"God's First Half" - Message for Super Bowl Sunday ...on being a winner for God.

 

 

 

Super bowl PowerPoint Sermon"The Super Bowls of Wrath" - Revelation 16:1-21
7 Vile Vials of Judgment fall on the earth during the Great Tribulation. [The field, the officials, the spectators, the winners and losers on this game day.]

 

 


Sanctity of Life

 

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Valentine's Day:

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Valentine's Day PowerPoint Sermon"Three Homes" - 2 Corinthians 5:1
Everyone needs a Heavenly Home, a Christian Home, and a Church Home. How to have a Happy Heart, a Harmonious Household, and a Healthy Church.

 

 

"Love:  Passion or Promise?" - Does love sustain our commitment or should commitment sustain our love? The story of Gomer and Hosea is a spiritual Valentine from God to us!

 

 

 

"Why We Hurt the Ones We Love" - My spouse, my family, my friends...why do I slip and treat them that way?

 

 

 

Great Commandment"Two Loves" - Luke 10:25-37
All moral responsibility hinges on the two affections of love for God and love for others.

 

 

 

"Help!  I've Misplaced My Love" - 7 things the Bible says are wrong for us to love.

 

 

 

"Take This Job and Love It!" - How to enrich our work lives and affect eternity, no matter what our vocation is.

 

 

 


Easter Season:

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Wanted:  Dead AND Alive

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"Christmas:  The New Easter" - Luke 2
Christmas is the new Easter! We should celebrate it in the springtime, for the birth of Christ was only necessary to bring about the life, death, and resurrection of Christ.  He was born to die that we might live!

 

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Proverbs 24:16 PowerPoint Sermon"Fresh Start" - Proverbs 24:16
The Resurrection was the ultimate turnaround! This message is for many who have fallen and need to ’rise up.’ We can have a clean slate, a new plan, & a fresh start!

 

 

 

 

Empty Tomb"An Empty Celebration" - Philippians 2:5-11
Jesus made 3 ’Empty Promises’ which give more ’fulfill’ment than anything else to mankind today.

 

 

 

"The Message Left in the Tomb" - You won’t find a body, but perhaps some graveclothes, a napkin, the spices...& a SERMON?! It wasn’t graffiti carved in the rock, but it surely was a message, and anyone can find it there today.

 

 


Deleted Scenes from "The Passion of the Christ" - As good as the movie was, I prefer "the book."  The re-cut version took out a lot of the truth of how Christ died, but even the original film didn't include some wonderful scenes which can be found on the "cutting room floor."

 

 

 

 


"CSI:  Easter" - Easter series with great graphics and investigative theme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


"The Napkin Is Still Folded" - Famous Clyde Box Easter sermon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


"Evidence That Demands A Decision" - Easter or anytime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Palm Sunday"View From The Donkey" - Matthew 21:1-11 [Palm Sunday]
Triumphal Entry - Takes a unique look at this story from a more humble vantage point. The SAVIOR, the SERVANT, and the SINNERS.

 

 


Palm Sunday Sermon"Palms in the Garden" - Matthew 26:36-56  [Palm Sunday]
The only palms that really mattered eternally during passion week were Jesus’ palms. A study of all His hands touched and accomplished, and what they were about to do!

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Patriotic Sermons:

Micah 3 PowerPointNew - "Mapping 'Fault Lines' in America" - Micah 3

We have become a nation that loves to play the 'blame game.'  And so, Micah speaks by the Spirit of God and points a bony finger at three distinct groups of people and says, “It’s Your Fault!”:  1. Corrupt Politicians    2. Compromising Preachers    3. Complacent People
 

            The most positive message America should hear today!

 

"Heroes" "So Much To Remember!" "Ten Ways America Is Under Attack"

"America: Past, Present, and Future"    "The Greatness, The God, The Guilt of America"

"World War Won!"    "One Nation, Under God"

"When Does God Finally Judge A Nation?"

 


Graduation Message:  "But Continue Thou..."

A sermon on continuing steadfastness and faithfulness for any occasion.

 

 


Father's Day  &   Mother's Day:

Evan Almighty PowerPoint Sermon

"Dad Almighty" - Hebrews 11:7
Uses "Evan Almighty" theme - GET SAVED, GET RIGHT, GET INTO CHURCH!  How dads of today can construct an ark of protection for their household.

 

 

 

 

All Free:  "Men Behaving...Godly"

"A Few Good Men" "My Dad is the Greatest"   

"The Husband's Sacred Duty"    "7 Ways to Love Your Mother"

"God's Way for the Woman"    "Getting Paid to Raise Your Own Child"

"What Was Her Name?"

The Glory of the Lord is DepartedNew for 2011! "What Did Your Mother Do to You?" - I Samuel 4:1-22
This ’outside the box’ Mother’s Day sermon honors moms, but it also speaks of Father God and Israel, and we can apply some great truths to mothering in America today, which is one of the greatest challenges of all of human history.

 

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Halloween:

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Hell's Holiday Sermon"Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?"

A study of this Hellish Holiday and its pagan roots leads to even better Biblical reasons not to participate, but rather to offer good Christian alternatives.

 

 

"Bones, Bodies, & a Big Breath" 

Ezekiel 37:1-14
’Dem Bones--Imagine the scene Ezekiel saw as the scattered dry bones on this old battlefield surf the desert in search of each other. New life in Christ and the future restoration of Israel.

 

 

 

 

Hypocrisy PowerPoint Sermon"Dead Hypocrites" - Ananias and Sapphira - Acts 5:1-11
Have you ever lied to God? Made Him a promise you didn’t keep? Cared more about what others think than what God knows? The Problem, the Purging, the Punishment.

 

 

 

 

 

"Crossing Over the Line" - Expose on occult including Harry Potter, Dungeons and Dragons, etc. The Bible has a lot more to say about these things than most people realize!

 

 

 


Thanksgiving Sermons:

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"Five Kernels of Corn" -  Psalm 103:1-5

Thanksgiving - God inspired these 5 things which should be only the 'tip of the iceberg' of all we have to be thankful for.  Illustrations from Plymouth Colony to the present.

 

         [ Includes Thanksgiving Video]

 

Lord's Supper PowerPoint Sermon"Come To The Table" - 1 Corinthians 10:16-11:31
Includes 7 things we ought to bring with us as we approach the greatest dinner table of all time.  [Post-Thanksgiving Sermon]

 

 

Thanksgiving 2006 PowerPoint Sermon"Thanksgiving, 1456 BC" - Deuteronomy 2:7
Moses led the people of God in remembering things they easily forgot. They didn’t have turkey…but they had eaten quail for decades now!

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gratitude PowerPoint Sermon"The Thanksgiving Catalog" - Psalm 102

The biggest 'gratitude killer' is the day after when Christmas shopping begins in earnest and we stop thinking about what we have and start thinking about what we want.

 

 

Praying at table PowerPoint Sermon"Praying and Giving Thanks" - Colossians 1:9-14
Not only at Thanksgiving, and not just at meals, but always and in all things...give thanks! A study on PRAYER is also a study on PRAISE.

 

 

"Why Should We Be Thankful?"-Psalms 100:1-5
3 Scriptural reasons in this 10 min. devotional sets the stage for a testimony service for Thanksgiving and praises.

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"Never Satisfied"-Proverbs 30:15-16
The Bible gives us 4 things which are never satisfied, and then tells us where true satisfaction comes from. [Pre-Thanksgiving sermon]

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"Thanksgiving: 3 Ways to Look at It" - An Upward Look, An Outward Look, An Inward Look, Should All Make Us Thankful.

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"Turning Thanksgiving into Thanksliving" - How to live it out better the rest of the year.

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15 Christmas Sermons:                       Christmas PowerPoints

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"Christmas Shopping" -  II Corinthians 9:15

Gift giving is a good tradition that goes back to the Wise men, although the true meaning of Christmas can be overshadowed by giving gifts. 5 Christmas Shopping tips...all begin with "P's"

 

 

"Who Stole Christmas?" -  Matthew 2:1-12       Christmas PowerPoints

Christmas is the most wonderful holiday of year. But, in the last few years, something terrible has happened. Somebody has stolen Christmas! Getting it back will change our family time together this year, and maybe forever!

 

 

"Christmas B.C. - The Seed" -  Genesis 3:15

If you listen closely, you can hear the sounds of Christmas in the Old Testament.  Christmas first appears in the same place the gospel is introduced.  Can you believe that Satan is the first to be told about the great news?!

 

 

 

 

"Christmas B.C. - The Lamb" -  Genesis 22:8-14       Christmas PowerPoints

We assume there were sheep at the manger since there were shepherds there. One thing is absolutely positive, there was a Lamb there...and Mary’s little Lamb was the promised One Who would wash us white as snow!

 

 

 

"Christmas B.C. - The Time & Place" -  Micah 5:2; Daniel 9:25

The exact place of His birth and the exact time of His death are just 2 of the amazing prophecies fulfilled in the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Includes 2 funny Christmas icebreakers.

 

 

"Have a Mary Christmas" -  Luke 10:28-42

Let’s talk about another Mary, not the mother of Jesus, but Mary of Bethany, sister of Lazarus and Martha.  Work, worship, and balancing life and the holidays.

 

 

 

"The Infinite Infant" -  John 1:1-14

Includes great "Christmas Quiz" icebreaker w/ free PowerPoint.  This look at Christmas goes back in time to eternity past.  The WORD was with God and the WORD was God...in the beginning!

 

 

 

 

Jesus' Dad Jesus' Father PowerPoint Sermon"Jesus' Dad Hears From Jesus' Father" - Matthew 1:18-25
Joseph’s DILEMMA, Joseph’s DREAM, & Joseph’s DECISION. An earthly dad meets the Heavenly Father and is forever changed.

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King of Kings PowerPoint Sermon"The Baby King" - Luke 1:31-33
Here we see a baby…yet in the same breath we’re hearing about a kingdom. The end times are mentioned even at the manger!

 

 

I AM Christmas PowerPoint Sermon"Thou Shalt Call His Name I AM" - Exodus 3:10-15       Christmas PowerPoints
Jesus said, I AM the: 1.Goodness of God 2.Grace of God 3.Glory of God 4.Gift of God 5.Greatness of God...and He could say, "I AM CHRISTmas!"

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Christmas Communion:  "From the Stable to the Table" - Luke 22:7-10
"A Christmas Carol" style look at the Past, Present, and Future--remembering the birth, the life, the death, and then the ’breath’ of the Risen Christ!

 

 

"'After Christmas' Gifts" - Matthew 2:1-11             Christmas PowerPoints
The Wise Men and the symbolic significance of their gifts, and how they should change us all this Christmas!

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"Star Trek" - Matthew 2:1-10
The Wise Men were the true originals. This focuses on the real STAR of Christmas, Jesus, and how we can reflect that light to others this season and always.

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"X Marks the Spot" - Colossians 1:18
This year is all about “Happy Holidays” and “holiday trees”, and schools taking “winter” break.  Aaaarrrgggghhh!  Christ is the most important part of Christmas, but is being "X’ed" out.

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"Good News, Anyone?" - Luke 2:10-14             Christmas PowerPoints
7 Reasons why the good tidings brought by the angel that night were much needed "good news" in this world.

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"Mary and the Little Lamb" - Mary’s HUMILITY, PURITY, AVAILABILITY. Jesus was a SUBSTITUTIONARY, SUPERNATURAL, SPECIAL, SACRIFICIAL, and SPECIAL LAMB, and He SHOULD be a SOUGHT Lamb.

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"Gift Wrapped" - HOW GOD WRAPPED His greatest gift, HOW MARY WRAPPED the gift, HOW SATAN WRAPS the gift, and HOW THE HOLY SPIRIT UNWRAPS it.

 

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"A "Wonderful" Christmas Message" - The CRADLE, The CROSS, and The CROWN...and practical looks at Jesus’ Wonderful HEART, HANDS, EYES, EARS, BOOK, SPIRIT, AND HOME.

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                                                    Christmas PowerPoints


Baby Dedication:

Main Dedication Page w/ Video, Audio, Pictures, and much more of this big event!

"Give 'Em Back to God"            "Making Arrows out of Sticks"

 

"My Child Is Precious"    "Raising Kids That Count"

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Other Timely Sermons:

 

September 11th
"911:  When Buildings Fall & Waters RiseMatthew 14:22-33
In Case of Emergency--Have FAITH, not FEAR; PRAY, don’t PANIC; BELIEVE, don’t BLAME; RESPOND, don’t RUN.

 

 

 

 


 

"Pornography: Lies & Chains" - This silent sin has crept into the church, esp. thru the internet, and it’s time to lift our voices like trumpets and dispel the ignorance which allows it to thrive!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


"Grandparents Day" - September

All Grandparents will be blessed by this honoring message.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


"Consider the Heavens" - A breathtaking pictorial tour of the universe that will convince atheists and encourage believers.

 

[huge, 7mb PowerPoint-only presentation available as a part of this 'Timely Sermons' Collection CD-ROM only.]

 

 

 


"Left Behind:  On the Cutting Room Floor

Mark 13
Summary of entire movie series, with helps for discerning between it’s great truths and some of the "artistic license" found there.

 

 

 

 

 

Also included in this series:  Many other sermons and PowerPoints designed for Communion, Valentine's Day, Graduation, Super bowl, Daylight Savings Change, and so much more! 

 

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