Outlines focus on Ephesians, James

August 7, 1988Relationship PrinciplesEphesians 4:25-5:2We are relational creatures by nature and by need. We have multiple relationships at home, work, play, and church. We bring to those relationships diverse ...

Sermon briefs offer ideas, illustrations

June 5, 1988The Strong Savior(Mark 3:20-35)In discussing foreign affairs and the arms race, it is common to hear political leaders say, "We must negotiate from a position of strength." Nations seek to place the...

Outlines suggest ideas for spring sermons

Palm SundayMarch 27,1988Hey, That's Me!(Philippians 2:5-11)I recognized the news sportscaster on the evening news as a high school classmate of mine. Fifteen years had passed since we played in the band togethe...

Outlines suggest sermon ideas

January 3, 1988Behold His Glory!(John 1:1-18)Although the gospels of Matthew and Luke tell the Christmas story with detail, in John 1:14 we find the ultimate meaning of these events. John writes: "... we have b...

Outlines suggest sermon ideas

November 1, 1987Who Brings God Happiness?(1 Thessalonians 2:10-13, 17-20)A missionary from India relates the experience of a native Christian whom he called to visit. Inquiring as to the state of her mind, she ...

Outlines feature texts in Matthew, Philippians

September 6, 1987Live in Obedience, Walk in Love(Romans 13:1-10)Recent months have caused great agony to many Christians as they have watched their faith ridiculed in the news media and in public conversation b...

Outlines offer sermon suggestions

July 5, 1987The Kingdom Will Succeed(Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43)The planners hadn't expected such a large turnout for the "seminar." Jesus was teaching. They had to have "Professor" Jesus in a larger space to acco...

Outlines offer helpful sermon starters

May 3, 1987Redeemed by An Everlasting Love(I Peter 1:17-23)If you are aware of the mood of the country now, you know that we are in a time of personal insecurity, self doubt and disappointment. Psychology Today...

Outlines include Lenten, Easter texts

March 1Building-Block Christianity(I Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23)Thomas A' Kempis wrote: "The loftier the building the deeper the foundation be laid."Paul views the Corinthian Christians as "God's building" (v. ...

Outlines feature I Corinthians texts

January 4, 1987What God Has Done For Us(Ephesians 1:3-7, 15-18)Since the family lived so far apart, Grandpa had never had a chance to spend much time with his grandchildren. When the big day finally arrived for...