Deut 15:21, 16:16, 1 Sam 16:7, 2 Sam 24:24, Ps 36:1, 40:6, 51:17–19, Mal 1:6–14, Matt 5:13, John 4:23–24, 1 Cor 11:26–30, 14:26, Heb 13:15, 1 Pet 2:9, Rev 1:6
Malachi 3 Can we turn to Malachi chapter 1 please? [P] May I ask an audacious question? “Why are you here?”! I know that when I was a kid, it was because I was dragged along. I was forced to by my parents; it was boring and I would rather not be there. I am sure none of you are like that! But you can...
Funeral Service for Difficult Situations·
Ps 25:6–7, 33:5, 34:8, Matt 11:28–30, John 3:16, James 1:17
Funeral Service for Difficult Situations Psalms 25:6-7, 33:5, 34:8; James 1:17, John 3:16; Matthew 11:28-30 Sermon by Rick Crandall BACKGROUND: It's wonderful to be able to preach the funeral for dear saints of God who could echo Paul's words in 2 Timothy 4:7, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished...
A sermon for confirmation and first communion·
Let me speak first to our confirmands. Of course, you all should listen. Sadly, many think of today as sort of graduation. You’ve come to the end of a period of training, specifically biblical training, what the Church calls catechesis. You’ve been asked questions and given answers. You memorized passages...
The Best Dressed Corpse in Town (3): Baggage Loaders·
May 10, 2015 Intro – (Read Lu 11:45-54). Jesus goes to lunch with a Pharisee, but it gets contentious immediately when Jesus doesn’t wash up. The host is appalled that Jesus would neglect this sacred tradition – tho it’s not God’s Law. Jesus bluntly warns against the danger of moralism – concerning...
Mother Appreciation ·
2 Tim 1:5
Title: Mother Appreciation Theme: Enjoying God's Gift To Children Topic: A Compilation of Short Truths - That Warms the Heart Introduction: Today, let us just do something appreciative, something truthful and intriguing to the heart in regard to the value of a mother. Proposition: I would propose to...
The Gospel - Do I need to be born again or from above?·
Rom 7:7–10, 1 Cor 15:39–49
Select all the text in this box and paste your sermon here... The Gospel - for the next nn min. keep in mind the second birth. What does born again mean? Do I need this? Sermon text with italics and bold and John 3:16 and [[v. 20|bible:Jn 3:20]]. Three readings Rom 7:7-10 – Paul describing his sin problem....
No Boasting Here (Credit: John Piper)·
Acts 3:19, 16:31
No Boasting Here Acts 3:19 (NKJV) — Repent therefore and be converted [or: turn to God], that your sins may be blotted out [or: wiped out]. Acts 16:31 (NKJV) — So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved.” Becoming a Christian means recognizing that there is a supreme God who...
Sermon for Easter 5·
The Scriptures do not leave us in doubt, nor do they leave it to our imagination, to figure out what it is to remain in Christ, what that looks like. It looks like love for each other, sacrificial love that lays down its life for others, calling each other friends, not servants, people who know Christ...
The Best Dressed Corpse in Town (2): Carriers of Death·
May 3, 2015 Intro – (Read Lu 11:43-44). Jesus has a message in this passage. He’s teaching that many people put on a façade of godliness to fool others, then end up believing it themselves – but all the while what is inside is destroying them. They are like Pete who had an appendectomy. Bill asked how...
Hearing From God in Modern Times ·
Title: Hearing From God in Modern Times Theme: Discerning God's Voice In a Secular Atmosphere Part 1 Introduction: We live in times were people are looking for answers. Now is the time for the people of God to be fully equipped to share God's Word in a way that intrigues' people to Biblical truths....
The High Price of Peace·
The High Price of Peace Isaiah 53:1-12 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - May 26, 2014 [PIC 1] One of the most famous pictures of World War II is of five brave Marines raising the American flag on the island of Iwo Jima. More than five thousand Marines gave their lives in that horrific...
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Select all the text in this box and paste your sermon here... Introduction Sermon text with italics and bold and John 3:16 and [[v. 20|bible:Jn 3:20]]. Heading 2 Text with an outline. Level 1 Level 2 Level 2 Level 3
The Best Dressed Corpse in Town (1): Targeting Trivialities·
April 26, 2015 Intro – (Read Lu 11:37-42) I love gifted impressionists. A favorite was Rich Little. John Wayne was one of his staples. The first time they met, Wayne demanded, “Little, let me see you do that walk.” Little bravely demonstrated his John Wayne gait to which Wayne said, “I’m glad you’ve...
Share in Suffering`·
2 Tim 1:8
“Therefore, do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God.”  The call of Christ is not as is commonly presented in contemporary church life. We preachers do issue a call for our hearers to receive the freedom that...
When you are going through airline security to board a flight they make you empty your pockets. Travelers drop their change into the bin along with their other possessions to be x-rayed. In their haste to make it to the gate many of them don’t bother to pick the loose change up again. Last year travelers...
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