The Marks of Jesus

Introduction A. Scars are difficult to get rid of and often are worn forever. B. When Paul told the Galatians, “I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus” (6:17), they knew what he meant (cf. Acts 14:19). C. Do we bear the marks of the Lord in our body today? I. Jesus’ resurrected body bore many marks for our sakes. A. He bore the marks of a whip (Matthew 27:26). B. He bore the marks of thorns and a reed (Matthew 27...

Don’t Give Up Now!

Introduction A. When Jesus offered the bread of life to a crowd with an appetite that only literal bread would appease, many refused to walk with Him another step. B. When the Christian life becomes difficult, there are many who will give up when God’s greatest gifts are yet to come. I. Jesus reminds us that any hardships we endure are only temporary. A. In the garden He asked for just one hour (Matthew 26:40)...

The Way of the Cross

Introduction A. Every year thousands of tourists visit the Via Dolorosa. B. Although the actual road Jesus walked has been lost to time, the way that leads to heaven has been perfectly preserved (John 14:1-6). I. The way of the cross was charted in remote antiquity. A. This road was to follow a course predetermined by God (Acts 2:23; 4:28; Revelation 13:8). B. The course of this road was announced in prophecy (Genesis 12:3; 21:12; 25:23...

"Oh, Think of the Home Over There"

Introduction A. Although we usually reflect of the home over there when a loved one has passed away, Christians would do good to think more often about the heavenly place. B. Peter said that our hope is reserved in heaven (1 Peter 1:3-5). C. Heaven will be more beautiful than anything we have ever imagined, any place we have ever been or seen, and anything we have ever enjoyed. What is Heaven? A. Heaven is...

Bearing One Another’s Burdens

Introduction A. The fact that there is strength in numbers explains many of the things God has done since the creation of Eve (Genesis 2:18-24). B. It should be a great comfort to all of us to know that we are not in this fight alone; as soldiers we are all in this together. I. We have a responsibility to encourage the weak and the faint. A. Those who are weak in the faith should be able to depend on their stronger brethren...

Member Login
Welcome, (First Name)!

Forgot? Show
Log In
Enter Member Area
My Profile Not a member? Sign up. Log Out