Sermons that Work
Like you, I enjoy hearing sermons that work. By God's grace I have been asked to preach and teach in many different settings. Years ago I remember reading a quote on preaching: "It's better to say something rather awkwardly than nothing very cleverly." In a day that seems to value style over substance, this truth has never been more relevant.
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones defines preaching as "logic on fire." Many sermons are logical but contain little passion. By contrast, some sermons are exciting to hear, but say little.
The best preachers do not preach the text exclusively, but also the application of the text. Through the use of real life stories and clear application, people discover that the Bible is relevant today. These are the sermons that work.
Know God, not just Know About God
The goal of teaching and preaching is not to merely to help people know more about the Bible, but to help them know God himself. This requires communicating clear steps of obedience with a sense of urgency. Everyone must know what's at stake.
Sermons that Work are a Means to an End
An effective sermon will bring individuals to the "throne of grace" and invite them to do business with God. These messages are my humble attempt to do just that. I trust you will find the content biblical and relevant; timeless and timely.
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Free Sermon Outlines
The outlines provide the listener with a structure that makes the message easy to follow and suitable for Sunday Schools as well as large and small groups.
My prayer is that by listening and using these free sermon outlines your confidence in God's Word and Spirit will grow.
The downloadable Bible studies listed below are free mp3 sermons. You can listen now or later.
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Imagine the Possibilities
- Numbers 13-14
Facing Your Jericho
- Joshua 5-6
The God Who is on a Mission
Kingdom Disciple #2 - Follow: Giving Up Everything
Kingdom Disciple #3 - Pray: Relying on God
Kingdom Disciple #4 - Love: Doing Good for Others
Kingdom Driven Discipleship #1 - A New World: Post Christian Culture
Kingdom Driven Discipleship #2 - Motivation: Christ Himself
Kingdom Driven Discipleship #3 - Focus: Relational Network
Kingdom Driven Discipleship #4 - Success: Becoming LIke Jesus
Kingdom Driven Discipleship #5 - Vision: Global Impact
Live Your Mission - Join God's Family Business
Prince of Peace
- Isaiah 9:6
Kingdom Disciple #1 - Come: Hearing Your Name
- Matthew 4 and Luke 5
What Does Bible Say About Forgiveness?
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- Luke 15
It's Time to Narrow Your Focus
-John 17:4; Mark 1:35-38; Luke 6:12-16
Shaped Into Christ Likeness
- Acts 6-7
Christ in You - His Personality
The DNA of Jesus
- New Testament Scriptures
Christ In You - His Presence
- Holy Spirit Sermon #1
- Holy Spirit Sermon #2
Christ in You - His Power
- Holy Spirit Sermon #3
Christ in You - Our Purpose in Life
- Holy Spirit Sermon #4
People of the Light
-- Ephesians 5:3-14
Becoming Like Jesus
- Colossians 3:1-17
Discipleship Lessons from the Book of Timothy
- II Timothy 2:1-7
- I John 2:18-27
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Easy to lead - discussion questions included
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All Bible verses written out
Powerful real-life stories engage the heart
Challenging application personalizes the teaching
Easy to lead - discussion questions and leader's guide included
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Explains expectations that Jesus has for His disciples
Average believers will become solid Christ-centered followers
Easy to lead with discussion questions included
Real-life stories that develop faith and obedience
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