We preached this at a Tomato Festival. It compares growing tomatoes with growing believers. Read the rest of this entry »
Psalm 139 tells us that the Lord is always there. We can not hide from Him, nor can we outrun His love. Read the rest of this entry »
This sermon looks at three things that God's love is like: 1) Raging Flood Waters 2) A Sweet Perfume 3) A Slave Master It includes an illustration about the romantic tradition of "Love Locks." Read the rest of this entry »
The core truth of the gospel is that the Lord of Heaven and Earth abased Himself to save the object of His love—mankind. His Crown tells the story. He laid it aside only to be given a cruel crown of thorns in its stead. But, that is not the end of the story, is it!? Read the rest of this entry »
This lesson looks at large mammals in the bible and the lessons believers can learn from them. Read the rest of this entry »
This lesson looks at birds & bugs in the bible and the lessons believers can learn from them. Read the rest of this entry »
Are we willing to honor God at any cost? This sermon examines four stories from the lives of men and women who were. Read the rest of this entry »
There are bells in the bible, they are around the hem of the High Priest’s robe. Today, we are Christ's bells. In this lesson, we examine what the bells are ringing about. Even in times of violence and unrest, peace on Earth good will to men. Read the rest of this entry »
In this lesson, we examine just 20 of the over 350 prophecies fulfilled by Jesus during His short time on Earth. The wonderful video at the end is 42 minutes long, and is good for playing in the background during an ‘altar time’ or ‘after service.’ Read the rest of this entry »
Our precious Savior has walked beside us and paddled along with us through life’s raging waters, yet we neglect and forget Him daily. Should Jesus be forgotten or should we renew that love we first felt way back at the cross of old? Note: This lesson contains a Christianized version of "Auld Lang Syne." Read the rest of this entry »
Every helicopter has an essential part called “The Jesus Nut.” If this one part comes loose, the aircraft will fall to its doom. This lesson examines each part of a helicopter and compares them to the Christian experience. Read the rest of this entry »
In this lesson, “The Jesus Nut” teaches us that there are two kinds of food. Food for the body and food for the soul. Read the rest of this entry »
SonshineTent is our new ministry tent enabling us to set up outdoors anywhere, including festivals. Check back here to know where the SonShineTent will be ministering next. Time to Preach the Gospel Outdoors, Park Pavilions, Festivals, etc. Read the rest of this entry »
SonshineTent is our new ministry tent enabling us to set up anywhere outdoors, including festivals. Check this page to know where the SonshineTent will be ministering next. Time to Preach the Gospel Outside, Park Pavilions, Festivals, etc. Check here to see where SonShineTent will be next. Read the rest of this entry »
We can learn a lot about love and devotion from the way a puppy adores his master. In this lesson we learn how to rejoice in the Lord's presence and how to live as we wait eagerly for His return. Read the rest of this entry »
Christ is our ROCK who SHOWS-UP, STANDS-Up, and STEPS-UP for His children. God is calling all men to be a ROCK just like our Savior. Read the rest of this entry »
This presentation examines the roles of fathers, mothers and children in leading their families to Christ. Read the rest of this entry »
When the Pharisees have Jesus to dinner, they are in for a big night. Here we examine the four lessons Jesus taught them about how to be a true leader of Israel. Read the rest of this entry »
How shall we then live? This is an old question with a one-word answer: GRATEFUL! In this lesson we learn how gratitude alone will deepen our relationship with The Savior, multiply our service and satiate our hearts. Read the rest of this entry »
This lesson examines the duties of the priests of Israel. It seems they spent a great deal of time sprinkling things with blood, water, salt and oil. Even Jesus, as our High Priest, sprinkles us with the blood of the cross, the water of the Word, and the oil of His Spirit. May our ministries reflect His as we “sprinkle” God’s people. Read the rest of this entry »
From His beloved inner circle, to those who followed Him solely for His miracles, to those who hated Him, Jesus had various levels of relationship with men. This sermon challenges the believer to draw closer to Jesus. Read the rest of this entry »
This sermon is well suited for youth as they often contemplate life’s bigger questions. They sense their greater purpose but, at the same time, fear insignificance. They want to understand the reason for their existence and long for it to be far more than a life-long wasteland. Let‘s say it together, “Jesus Fills the Hole in My Soul.” Read the rest of this entry »
Like Martha, most people believe that religion works from the outside in—if we please God (they think), He will let you in. However, Mary’s heart drew her to a better way—open your heart to God and He will change you from the inside out. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s harvest time. This lesson explains the Old Testament Harvest festivals, including their relationship to Jesus and His Church. We learn why the harvest is God’s main agenda and we are strengthened and encouraged to finish His work! Read the rest of this entry »
This is a great lesson for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or any youth meeting. The question addressed is this: Is there any real advantage to being raised in a Christian home—isn’t it better to have a dynamic testimony of God’s power to rescue from the pits of sin? What do His promises to our praying parents mean for us--the next generation of believers? Read the rest of this entry »
A short biography of seven different mothers of the bible. Read the rest of this entry »
In the story of the Good Samaritan, the lead character is unnamed—who is he? Is he merely an example of Christian love and hospitality—or much more? This story is nothing short of the Gospel itself. In it, we see all the players – sinful man, sin itself, good deeds, the Savior, the Holy Spirit, the church, and the second coming of Christ. It’s all there! Read the rest of this entry »
Our Redeemer started His saving work here on Earth (at the cross) and finished it when He entered Heaven with the redemption payment--His own blood. Standing in bronze sockets, under their silver caps, the tabernacle pillars typify this Heaven/Earth redemption connection. Read the rest of this entry »
This lesson compares the behavior of sheep to the nation of Israel and to all mankind. We examine the difference between bad and good shepherds. Read the rest of this entry »
Nine lepers were healed and duly religious (showing themselves to the priest), but one was thankful and Jesus took notice. Jesus looks at the heart!!! Read the rest of this entry »
When we remember the extent of God’s forgiveness toward us, we will be free to forgive others… seventy times seven times. Read the rest of this entry »
What does an artist care about more than anything—His work! His work is a reflection of his heart and skills. The universe shows us the amazing workmanship of God, but we are His masterpiece. He will never quit perfecting what he has begun, even if, like the potter, He needs to rework us few times. Read the rest of this entry »
Jesus knew that men were speculating about His identity. He asked His disciples, “Who do men say that I am?” Is He a prophet—a king—the Christ!!? They were not ready to hear the truth, but He was ready to tell it—I AM! Read the rest of this entry »
Want to be more like Jesus? Keep looking for Him--keep your eyes on Him and you will be transformed into His image. Read the rest of this entry »
If the groundhog stays in his hole, winter will continue for six more weeks--so tradition says. But, if he comes out--spring has come. Thank God Jesus came out of his tomb and ended the winter of sin. Read the rest of this entry »
Hearing Jesus gives us faith and seeing Him gives us comfort. In this lesson we examine situations in which bible characters received comfort from their ability to see Jesus in the situation. Read the rest of this entry »
Mankind has a unique sense of a reality that goes beyond what his five senses tell him. This lesson explains the longing and the moral compass that God has built into every human soul so that he might draw men to Himself. Read the rest of this entry »
Bats have amazing discernment—they never swallow anything that is bad for them. As we spend time in God’s Word, we become wiser seekers of truth and are not easily deceived by the enemy’s lies. Read the rest of this entry »
The bat navigates by listening—so too, believers soar through God’s calling by simply closing their eyes (to fears) and listening to His voice for direction. We learn to hear His voice by spending time in His Word. Read the rest of this entry »
This message examines The Shepherd's role as a 'sheep door' and His invitation to enter in and be safe. Read the rest of this entry »
This is the second of two special services we designed for some visitors from Turkey. This lesson covers “The Four Spiritual Laws” in both English and Turkish. The PowerPoint can be adapted to any two languages. Read the rest of this entry »
This is the first of two special services we prepared for some visitors from Turkey. This lesson uses portions of the Jesus movie in both English and Turkish to explain the Gospel. The PowerPoint can be adapted to any two languages. Read the rest of this entry »
This lesson compares the justice system of God with our own court systems. We have a choice: Do we want to demand a trial or will we throw ourselves on the MERCY of the court? The video starts with a skit and there are links to the downloadable plea agreement and the famous Law and Order “doink-doink” sound effect. Read the rest of this entry »
Cults, false religions and even false teachings within the church tend to err in one or more of these ten basic truths about Jesus Christ & salvation. Every other belief system is (at its core) a merit based system. Christianity alone is a MERCY based system. Read the rest of this entry »
This is part 2 of a two part sermon on the principle of travailing, birthing and launching. It uses the example of human birth and moves to the launching of ministries Read the rest of this entry »
This is part 1 of a two part sermon on the principle of travailing, birthing and launching. It uses the example of human birth and moves to the launching of ministries and revival movements. Read the rest of this entry »
This is a two part sermon on the principle of travailing, birthing and launching. It uses the example of human birth and moves to the launching of ministries and revival movements. Read the rest of this entry »
In this lesson we learn the names of the twelve disciples. We also learn that, as the Church, we have the same calling and commission as the twelve. Read the rest of this entry »
Our Second lesson on Moses compares the Hebrew's slavery with the bondage of sin. Read the rest of this entry »
As a part of our Easter weekend, our guest speaker, Mandee Smith, ministered on the Holy Spirit and His gifts. This lesson stresses the promise of Jesus -- that He would not leave us without a Comforter. The PowerPoint is designed in a way that any denomination can adjust the list of Biblical gifts according to preference. Read the rest of this entry »
This PowerPoint contains eight separate lessons using a combination of Bible stories, film clips and discussion questions. It is designed to be used in a mixed setting of adults and children learning together. From the beginning of Holy Week to beyond Easter, these lessons start with Palm Sunday and conclude with the Great Commission. Read the rest of this entry »
This famous tale illustrates the battle between our old nature and our new Christ nature. Read the rest of this entry »
This is the story of how God used a kidnapped child who returned to the land of his enslavement to preach the gospel. It also shows how Patrick used a three leaf clover to explain the trinity. Read the rest of this entry »
The Bible compares water baptism to familiar Old Testament bible stories (Noah’s Ark & Crossing the Red Sea) so that we might fully understand its meaning. This lesson teaches us what is at the heart of water baptism and its power as a testimony to others. It also teaches us what water baptism is not. Read the rest of this entry »
The Roman soldier understood the nature of Jesus’ authority. As the ruler of the universe, Jesus only needs to speak to sickness, nature, demons or even death and they must obey Him. What happens when God's authority meets our faith -- miracles! Read the rest of this entry »
In this lesson, Jesus compares material things with Heavenly rewards. Read the rest of this entry »
Remember the age old question, “What is this thing called love?” How can we tell who really loves us? How can we know that we truly love others? Do we really love Christ? Jesus tells us how to know when genuine love is present. Read the rest of this entry »
This lesson on the Ten Commandments, while explaining what each commandment means, teaches that we are unable to obey them by any means of our own. We need Jesus Christ living inside us and changing us into His glorious image. Read the rest of this entry »
There is nothing small about our God—His crumbs are as great as His full loaves, His whispers are as mighty as His shouts and His tender touch is as moving as an earthquake. Often we fail to see His glory because we are looking too high. Look for Him in the everyday and glorify Him in the heart. Read the rest of this entry »
Knock and keep on knocking!! This lesson examines the teachings of Jesus and the New Testament writers regarding the believer’s privilege of prayer. Read the rest of this entry »
This presentation uses ‘Memorial Day’ as a stepping stone to examine the ministry of Jesus as our High Priest standing before The Father, representing us with pierced side and nail-scarred hands. It also challenges believers to ‘remind’ God in prayer for our loved ones. Read the rest of this entry »
In this lesson we learn about how much our God loves to move forward—He is a walker, not a monument builder. Tents are fabric and believers are flesh. We are not granite stone, we are not statues. God wants to walk with us, not stake us down. Walking and talking is how we deepen relationships. Read the rest of this entry »
Jesus taught His disciples that the scriptures, from the book of Genesis forward, are actually about Him. He said, “Search the scriptures, for they testify of me.” This lesson teaches some basic principles for discovering the types and shadows of Jesus in the Old Testament. Read the rest of this entry »
Like Father Abraham, believers start ventures they could never complete, fight enemies too powerful to defeat, and rely on blessings they cannot see. Men might call this “bonkers,” but God just calls it faith! Read the rest of this entry »
In today’s style and beauty obsessed world, this lesson teaches us about the type of beauty God really cares about – a beautiful heart. This presentation includes the famous Dove commercial showing how beauty commercials are really made – retouching and all! Read the rest of this entry »
The expression, “Leave it on the field” means players should completely spend themselves in service to their coach and team. All that is in them should be left on the field? Our coach is Jesus and our field is the world—are we prepared to spend ourselves in His service. Read the rest of this entry »
As the song says, “He may not come when you want Him, but he’ll be there right on time!” Read the rest of this entry »
Jesus’ Kingdom is an Upside-down House (compared to the world). Up is Down & First is Last and Master is Servant. We compare thr Kingdom of God to a famous tourist attraction called "The Upside-down House." Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed." Rom.12:2 Read the rest of this entry »
This sermon explores several misconceptions about God and explains what it means to have a relationship with Him. We look at “relationship” as a position (in Christ); legal status (sons); and heart feeling (friend). Read the rest of this entry »
This youthful presentation compares the triune nature of God to things we understand in nature like water and eggs. Read the rest of this entry »
“From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, ‘Repent.” Mat. 4:17. The OT prophets, John the Baptist, Jesus and His disciples considered 'repentance' to be their primary message. Perhaps it is time to reacquaint ourselves with this essential truth. Read the rest of this entry »
From His beloved inner circle, to those who followed Him solely for His miracles, to those who hated Him, Jesus had various levels of relationship with men. This sermon challenges the believer to draw closer to Jesus. Read the rest of this entry »
Believers are created to hear God’s voice. This lesson compares the special attributes of flying bats with the believer’s ability to hear God. Read the rest of this entry »
The concept of a sacrificial lamb is universal and timeless. It is especially prominent in Abrahamic religions such as Christianity, Judaism and Islam. This lamb is at the heart of the Gospel. In this lesson we learn how God has inserted the promise of the “Lamb of God” throughout the scriptures. Read the rest of this entry »
This presentation examines The Shepherd's responsibilities as a 'sheep door' and our invitation to enter in and be safe. Read the rest of this entry »
What does an artist care about more than anything—His work! His work is a reflection of his heart and his skills. The universe shows us the amazing workmanship of God, but we are His masterpiece. He will never quit perfecting what he has begun, even if, like the potter, He needs to rework us few times. Read the rest of this entry »
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In this sermon, the American flag is compared to the broken body of Jesus. The stars represent His divinity, and the stripes His suffering. This presentation contains the wonderful story of the, “Forty Brave Soldiers for Jesus.” Read the rest of this entry »
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