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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sermon Ideas for 2013




The following is a list of sermon and sermon series ideas (in no particular order) I'm considering for next year. I'd love your input. Comment on what you'd like to hear (whether you go to GCF or not). Add anything you don't see but would like to hear on too. Thanks for your input! DRG



Evil, theodicy
Roles of men and women
Napkin scribbles - theology+ on a napkin
The point: god makes all things work together for good...live like everything that happens to you is from God (good and bad); rom 8:28; Matt 5:10-12; acts 16:16-34
20/20 vision - spiritual blindness and light
God in the City - Jeremiah 29:4-10
Mountains in the Bible
Mt of olives
Mt of transfiguration
Mt of Golgotha/Calvary
Mt Sinai
Know-be-do
Gospel acrostic
what to do when the country is falling apart? Your move; how do we respond to what we learned in this election?
Love summerville & mchuck weekends
Why membership matters
Your move
Margin
Rescuers
Desiring God index
My life series built around personal devel
Spiritual gifts
Personal serving
Discipleship
Healthy eating and exercise
Leading yourself
Use it or lose it! Spiritual gifts Matt 25:14-30
Jonah
"Clutter-free Christianity"
Postures of worship
True worship - Isaiah 58
Who am I? Identity crisis
"It's not easy being green" - creation care for the Christian
Questions that Jesus asked - Matthew
Homosexuality - legit?
The trinity
Cults vs real deal; false religions
What we believe (doctrine basics) - 8 pillars and why they matter to you; apostles creed
Argument for intelligent design; power of ten video
Messages with lions in them
Satan is like a lion waiting to devour
1 Peter 5:8
Daniel and the lions den
David as a shepherd boy defeating lions and bears 1 Sam 16
Beneniah in a pit with a lion on a snowy day
Myth busters: Christians are anti-scientific/anti-intellectual; blind faith
Myth busters: Marriage and family are purely social constructs and therefore are malleable by the current society
What on earth am I here for? 40 days
Daniel fast 40 days
Apologetics
Giving messages to be used around the offering
How to suffer wee - Matt 4:1-11, job, Paul, James 1:2-4, 12
Sexual purity, pornography, romance fantasy
Purity principle
Call to persevere until he's here, Heb 10:19-25 (offense), acts 14:21-22 defense)
Titus 3 - what older and younger people are to do in the church
Marriage
Heaven and hell; afterlife; eternity
Revelation
David
OT book
Heb 11:13-16+ afterlife; see Alcorns notes and books
Cultures biggest lies (Myth busters)
Doesn't matter what you believe as long as you're sincere
Personal significance lies in gaining fame and wealth; the one who dies with the most toys wins
Sex is physical, not spiritual; do what you want
Science is the ult arbiter of truth and determines both fact and meaning
The separation of church and state necessarily means the separation of politics and religion
Churches are man made orgs that u can take or leave, r corrupt and compromise on true spirituality, and the larger they are the more suspect
The Jesus of the nt is a fabrication and not historically accurate; should not be believed
Multiply: Series on how to make disciples who make disciples
1 Corinthians as part of Acts series
"let it grow" The Lorax
Parenting series on Deut 6;4-9
Kingdom of God - Jesus and Paul preached a lot more about kingdom than the church; see cypress noes on kingdom; study kingdom verses
Isaiah 55
Teach basic bible study methods & principles
Sermon on the mount (Portrait of the Kingdom of God)
Journey, path, stepping stones, pressing on for Jan sermon series
Isaiah 58 - worship, fasting
Finish Acts/epistles