Moving Forward is a five part series designed for use at the beginning of the year or some other time when renewal and recommittment are a paramount theme in the preaching. The series deal with challenges to face, enemies to defeat and oportunities to take as well as other themes. This series has been used by the author with good results in at least three different local church settings (PDF file size: 668k).
Sermons For Young People. Preaching to and about young people is often neglected in the pulpit. The Bible has many lessons and even entire books addressed to the young. Some of our most admired heroes from the Bible were in their youth when when they demonstrated greatness, zeal and spirituality. Sadly, some of the most wicked were among the young as well. This popular sermon series about young people and for young people has been expanded to seventeen lessons, including the title sermon: I Want My Kids to Know, plus Jesus, an Example for Youth, Seven Bible Drunkards, Young People that Pleased God and 13 more (PDF file size: 1MB).
The Wonders Of Calvary is a seven part series on the unusual signs and miracles that surrounded Jesus during His betrayal, arrest, trial and crucifixion. These are rarely discussed in the commentaries and few have preached about them from this perspective. The author considers the angelic visitation, the mob being thrown to the ground, the torn Temple veil, the earthquake and three other wonders. An excellent series for emphasizing the facts of the Gospel and presenting evidences in favor of Jesus of Nazareth as the Son of God (PDF file size: 385k).
The Reality and Necessity of Grace. This lesson gives a good explanation of "grace," and explains that the definition of the word is more than the simple "unmerited favor" explanation given by many preachers. The lesson goes on to demonstrate the necessity of grace in our lives (File size: 56k).
The Relationship of Grace to Law. Some have erroneously argued that grace and law are mutually exclusive, i.e., if you have one you cannot have the other. This lesson gives an excellent explanation of "justification," based upon Paul's teaching in the Roman letter (File size: 56k).
Salvation by Grace. This lesson points out that numerous factors are involved in our salvation, including faith, repentance, confess, the blood of Christ, the gospel, grace and baptism. A good portion of this lesson is spent showing how the Ephesians were "saved by grace" as they obeyed the gospel that Paul had preached unto them (File size: 64k).
Reconciliation. Sin separated man from God. Alienated from Him, if man were ever going to be in fellowship with God, reconciliation would have to take place. This lesson considers reconciliation to God by examining what 2 Corinthians 5:18-21 reveals about it (File size: 48k).
Ingratitude. Of all people, Christians should be the most grateful for they have the greatest blessings. Sadly, some who claim to be disciples of Christ are guilty of the sin of ingratitude. This sermon shows why ingratitude is a sin and offers reasons why the Christian should be grateful to God (File size: 44k).
The Conversion Of The Multitudes. This outline is a study of the conversions of multitudes of men and women in the early days of Christianity following the establishment of the Church on Pentecost. The numbers of converted went from a thousands, to ten thousands, to innumerable multitudes in just a short while. Why and how were so many converted? This lesson answers that question (File size: 150k).
The What And How Of Conversion. Conversion is arguably one of the most important subjects of Scripture when considered from the perspective of man’s needs. Jesus said, “Unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter into the kingdom of heaven.” This sermon addresses this need in a straightforward and persuasive way intended to show men what conversion is and how it is accomplished (File size: 141k).
Things Morally Right, But Religiously Wrong. Many people equate being moral with being a Christian. However, morality alone does not constitute the religion of Jesus Christ (File size: 126k).
The Conversion Of The 5,000. The second recorded sermon of Peter which resulted in the conversion of above five thousand men, and that in the face of severe public opposition. This lesson examines the details of the conversion process and the kind of preaching that will effect conversion today (File size: 141k).
The Blood Of The Cross. This lesson explains the significance of the expression “the blood of his cross” in Colossians 1:20 and emphasizes the necessity of the death of Christ for the remission of the sins of the whole world (File size: 103k).