50 Sermon Outlines – Volume 2

Title: 50 Sermon Outlines - Volume 2

Bible Book: Selected Passages

Author: Donald Cantrell

Subject: Sermon Outlines








Volume 2

©2013 Donald Cantrell

All Rights Reserved

ISBN 978-1-304-38457-7

All scripture quotations are from:

King James Version

Holy Bible



1. Rejected Repentance

2. Rising Up from Ruin

3. Rizpah – The Greatest Love in the World

4. The Second Mile

5. Seven Days from a Broken Heart

6. God Never Minimizes Small Things

7. Spared for another Year

8. Stepping Into Iron Shoes

9. The Authentic Church – Part 1

10. The Authentic Church – Part 2

11. The Authentic Church – Part 3

12. The Authentic Church – Part 4

13. It’s Still about the Babe of Bethlehem

14. The Danger of Assuming People Know how to be Saved”

15. Lesson’s we can learn from the Eagle”

16. Running on Empty

17. What if Christ was Partially Committed?

18. The Family Feud

19. The God that Dwelt in the Bush

20. The Half Shekel of Salvation

21. The Man that Cared for a Soul

22. The Path of a Prodigal

23. He is the Rose of Sharon

24. The Value of Being a Lost Sinner

25. Hearing the Voice of God

26. Trouble in Taming the Tongue

27. Turning a Bad Day into a Good Day

28. When it’s Time to move Forward

29. When Jesus Passed By

30. The Perplexity of Why

31. Our Wonderful Savior

32. The Dawning of a New Day

33. Comfort in the Name’s of God

34. Postcards from Prison – Philemon Part 1

35. Postcards from Prison – Philemon Part 2

36. Postcards from Prison – Philemon Part 3

37. Postcards from Prison – Philemon Part 4

38. Postcards from Prison – Philemon Part 5

39. Postcards from Prison – Philemon Part 6

40. Postcards from Prison – Philemon Part 7

41. Postcards from Prison – Philemon Part 8

42. Postcards from Prison – Philemon Part 9

43. Flaming Hearts in Fields of Hope – Ruth Part 1

44. Flaming Hearts in Fields of Hope – Ruth Part 2

45. Flaming Hearts in Fields of Hope – Ruth Part 3

46. Flaming Hearts in Fields of Hope – Ruth Part 4

47. Flaming Hearts in Fields of Hope – Ruth Part 5

48. Flaming Hearts in Fields of Hope – Ruth Part 6

49. Flaming Hearts in Fields of Hope – Ruth Part 7

50. Flaming Hearts in Fields of Hope – Ruth Part 8


It is with great pleasure I get to offer you these alliterated outlines. I have been doing alliterated expository sermons for over 30 years and find great satisfaction in preparing sermons.

I know we live in such busy days, especially for pastors, and even more so for Bi-Vocational ministers. Hopefully these sermons will be a useful tool as you study to design and deliver your weekly sermons.

Over the past 33 years I have had the opportunity to study homiletics at various places and read numerous homiletical materials. The greatest need I see is for ministers to find sermon material that is practical and presentable. I think you will enjoy reading this book and find that it will be useful in your sermon preparation.

If you have a passion for designing alliterated sermons, this book is for you. I have also designed some courses to help ministers to become better alliterators. If you want to check on my alliteration courses please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Dr. Donald Cantrell

Please feel free to check out my website at:


Dr. Donald Cantrell

770 Callie Jones Rd.

Chatsworth, Ga. 30705

[email protected]

(706)218-5646 - (706)695-6499




Title: “Rejected Repentance - One that is to Late”
Theme: “The Danger of Waiting to Late”
Text: “Hebrews 12: 17” (Repentance is a 180 not a 360)

I - Repentance that is clearly defined - Forthright

A) Biblical Repentance Involves Guilty Confession (Admission)

B) Biblical Repentance Involves Godly Change (Direction)

II - Repentance that is callously diagnosed - Forsaken

A) The Church & her Smugness (Rev. 3:17)

B) The Church & her Strangeness (Numbers 3:4)

C) The Church & her Sinfulness (Numbers 32:23)

D) The Church & her Shallowness (I Cor. 3:11/15)

E) The Church & her Spiritless (Judges 16:20)

III - Repentance that is confidently demonstrated - Favorable

A) King David Repented (II Samuel 12: 12)

B) Prodigal Son Repented (Luke 15: 17 - 21)

IV - Repentance that is commonly debated - Foggy

A) The Repentant that makes us wonder - Is it real?

B) The Repentant that makes us worry - Is it relevant?

V - Repentance that is craftily disguised - False

A) Repentance that is pressured, but not real

1 - Some have been pushed

2 - Some have been pulled

3 - Some have been prompted

B) Repentance that is profitable, but not real

1 - Done for public gain - association

2 - Done for personal guise - appearance

3 - Done for professed guilt - absolved

B) Repentance that is pictured, but not real

1 - Pharaoh’s repentance was false (Exodus 9:27, 10:16/17)

2 - King Saul’s repentance was false

3 - Judas Iscariot’s repentance was false (Matt. 27:3)

VI - Repentance that is confidently delayed - Foolish

A) The Depiction of Rejected Repentance

1 - The one’s that waited until after the flood

2 - The one’s that waited until after the rapture

3 - The rich man that waited until he went to hell

4 - The one’s that waited until after the judgment

5 - The one that waited until after he sold his birthright

B) The Danger of Rejected Repentance

1 - The Clock of Rejected Repentance

2 - The Choice of Rejected Repentance

3 - The Consequences of Rejected Repentance



Title: “Rising Up From Ruin”
Theme: “Christ Teaches Us to Rise Up”
Text: “Matthew 27: 26/50, Phil. 4: 13”

I - The Situation That Christ Faced

A) The Bleakness of his Future

B) The Betrayal of his Friends

C) The Banding of his Foes

II - The Separation That Christ Fathomed

A) The Weariness of his Path (Matt. 27: 32)

B) The Heaviness of his Prayers (Luke 22: 42/44)

C) The Loneliness of Plea (Matt. 27: 46)

III - The Sorrow That Christ Felt

A) It was Literal Sorrow (Isa. 53: 3)

B) It was Monumental Sorrow (Isa. 52:14)

C) It was Instrumental Sorrow (Isa. 53: 5)

IV - The Strength That Christ Found

A) Christ Rose above His Tragedy (Matt. 28: 6)

B) Christ Rose above His Trials (Heb. 4: 14/16)




Title: “The Greatest Love in the World”
Theme: “Rizpah Teaches Us about Love”
Text: “II Samuel 21: 1 - 14”

I - The Two Sons of Rizpah - Her Love

A) I See the Affection of This Mother

B) I See the Adoration of This Mother

C) I See the Attention of This Mother

1 - Attentive With Her Time

2 - Attentive With Her Touch

3 - Attentive With Her Talk

II - The Tearful Story of Rizpah - Her Loss

A) The Reason for This Story

B) The Request for Her Son’s

C) The Remorse of Her Soul

III - The Timely Stand of Rizpah - Her Loyalty

A) The Devotion of This Mother

1 - Her Wondrous Plan

2 - Her Wearisome Place

B) The Determination of This Mother

1 - Determined In What She Was For - Her Faith

2 - Determined In What She Was Against - Her Fight

* She Would Fight Off the Birds during the Day

* She Would Fight Off the Beast during the Night

C) The Demonstration of This Mother

1 - Her Watchful Persistence

2 - Her Woeful Pain

3 - Her Warranted Pride

4 - Her Worthwhile Price

IV - The Triumphant Success of Rizpah - Her Lesson

A) Record Was Proclaimed To the King

B) Reward Was Provided By the King

C) Role Was Priceless To the King

V - The Truthful Symbolism of Rizpah - Her Likeness

A) The Sacrifice of This Mother

“Her Children & Cause”

B) The Significance of This Morning

“You’re Challenge & Commitment”

C) The Symbolism of This Message

“Jesus Christ & Calvary”




Title: “The Second Mile”
Theme: “Living the Other Way”
Text: “Matthew 5: 41”

Matthew 5:41

(KJV) And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

Introduction: We need to understand the spiritual meaning of going the second mile.

The Mandate of the First Mile - Obligation/Legalism

The Marvel of the Second Mile - Opportunity/Love

I - The Original Way of Living (Fleshly way)

*The First Mile is the Have to Mile*

A) The Way that is required & expected

1 - Lives life based on the mandated rules (Expected)

2 - Lives life based on the minimal requirements

B) The Way that is reactive & equal

1 - Reaction can be equally positive

2 - Reaction can be equally negative

II - The Optional Way of Living (Spiritual way)

*The Second Mile is the Want to Mile*

A) Exceeds the Expected - More Than required

“This is the Character Mile - True Perspective”

B) Endorses the Excellent

“This is the Commitment Mile - True Purpose”

C) Eradicates the Equalizer (non-vindictive)

“This is the Commission Mile - True Payback”

III - The Optimal Way of Living

A) Second Mile Christians Look beyond the Norm

1 - Operate In Faith

2 - Operate In Freedom

B) Second Mile Christians Live beyond the Norm

1 - Cannot Serve God Casually - Halfheartedly

2 - Cannot Serve God Comfortably - Haphazardly

C) Second Mile Christians Love beyond the Norm

1 - In their Serving

2 - In their Giving

3 - In their Forgiving

4 - In their Worshipping




Title: “Seven Day’s From A Broken Heart”
Theme: “Is It Possible To Worship God When God Denies Your Prayers?”
Text: “II Samuel 12: 1 - 23”

I - The Tainted Circumstances of This Story

A) The Disobedience of a Man

B) The Disgrace of a Moment

C) The Delay of a Message

D) The Disgust of a Minister

II - The Terrible Consequences of This Sin

A) The High Price of This Sin

B) The Harsh Pain of This Sin

C) The Hurt People of This Sin

III - The Truthful Confession of This Servant

A) The Guilty Admission & Statement (Ps. 51: 1/4)

B) The Gloomy Anguish & Sorrow (Ps. 32: 1/4)

C) The Godly Atonement & Support (Ps. 32: 5/6)

IV - The Towering Crisis of This Saga

A) The Supernatural Illness of a Son

B) The Strategic Intercession of a Dad

C) The Sought Involvement of a God

V - The Tragic Catastrophe of this Scene

A) The Time of Opportunity had Presided

B) The Tears of Oppression had Prevailed

C) The Thought of Opposition had Passed

VI - The Transforming Courage of This Saint

A) The Long Struggle Was Relinquished

B) The Loud Silence Was Recognized

C) The Lost Son Was Revealed

D) The Lowly Saint Was Reenergized

VII - The Timeless Concepts of This Situation

A) The Beautiful Actions

1 - I See Him Rising

2 - I See Him Washing

3 - I See Him Anointing

4 - I See Him Changing

5 - I See Him Traveling

B) The Breathtaking Adoration

1 - Worship Equals Acceptance

2 - Worship Engulfs Assurance

3 - Worship Embraces Assistance

4 - Worship Exalts Accordance

C) The Bold Adulation

1 - Down but Not Defeated

2 - Misunderstood but Not Mistaken

3 - Hopeful but Not Hopeless

4 - Fallen but Not Finished




Title: “God Never Minimizes Small Things”
Theme: “Placing emphasis upon small things”
Text: “Zechariah 4: 10”

I - What Does the Bible Say

Concerning Small Things?

A) Moses used a Simple Rod

B) Samson used a Donkey’s Jawbone

C) David used a Slingshot

D) Moses Mom used a Woven basket

E) Rahab used a simple Scarlet Cord

F) Jesus used a Lad’s Loaves & Fishes

G) Jesus Selected 12 Nobodies as Disciples

II - Why Do We Ignore Small Things?

A) We Have Grown Past All That

B) We Say It Is Small So It Don’t Matter

C) God Will Not Be Impressed By Small Things

D) We Are Distracted By the Big Things

E) Others Are Better Than Me

F) We Have Little or No Faith

G) We Are Lazy or Don’t Care

H) We over Complicate Things

III - Can We Find Value In Small Things?

A) We Seek Multitudes & Jesus Sought Sinners

B) We Seek To Clean Our Cities - Jesus Cleaned Feet

C) We Seek Prominent Seats - Jesus Sought Servant hood

D) We Look High - Jesus Looks Low

IV - What Small Thing Can We Do?

A) Are We above Teaching a Class?

B) Are We above Driving a Van?

C) Are We above Giving a Tithe?

D) Are We above Placing a Call?

E) Are We above Involving Others?

F) Are We above Working Behind the Scenes?

G) Are We above Being a Faithful Church Member?

H) Are We Above Sending a Card?

I) Are We Making a Visit?

J) Are We Above Sharing The Gospel?

V - Do We Realize The Danger of Ignoring Small Things?

A) The Danger of an Unspoken Word

B) The Danger of an Unattended Task

C) The Danger of an Unfinished Deed




Title: “Spared For another Year”
Theme: “What Will You Do with One More year?”
Text: “Luke 13: 6 - 9”

I - The Chosen Place of the Fig Tree

“It’s Location”

A) The Tree Was Tenderly Planted

B) The Tree Was Tactfully Protected

II - The Concise Purpose of the Fig Tree

“It’s Expectation”

A) The Rightful Fruit That Was Expected

B) The Reasonable Fruit That Was Expected

C) The Reliable Fruit That Was Expected

III - The Condemned Performance of the Fig Tree

“It’s Frustration”

A) The Obstacles of Our Barren Fig Tree

1 - Things We Must Forget

2 - Those We Must Forgive

3 - Task We Must Finish

4 - Troubles We Must Face

5 - Tears We Must Find

B) The Oddity of Our Barren Tree

1 - Display A Personal Concern

2 - Diagnosis A Proper Complication

3 - Demand A Pivotal Change

C) The Offense Of Our Barren Tree

1 - His Pitiful Find - Lacking

2 - His Pointed Fury - Looming

3 - His Personal Fixation - Looking

IV - The Critical Plight of the Fig Tree

“It’s Extinction”

A) The Dreadful Demand - Mercy Denied

B) The Debated Decision - Grace Demonstrated

V - The Crucial Plea of the Fig Tree

“It’s Motivation”

A) The Day of Favor Was Granted

B) The Demand of Fruit Was Given

VI - The Clear Proposition of the Fig Tree

“It’s Notification”

A) Grace Would Be Extended Temporarily

B) Grace Could Be Extinguished Permanently




Title: “Stepping Into Shoes of Iron”
Theme: “Divine Promises for ones Despairing Path”
Text: “Deuteronomy 33: 25 - 27”

I - The Perplexing Promise of Iron Shoes (25a)

(Thy shoes shall be iron & brass)

A) The Appointed Plan

1 - Secretly Noted & Identified

2 - Strategically Needed & Imposed

B) The Awful Pain

1 - Iron Shoes are Unwanted

2 - Iron Shoes are Uncomfortable

3 - Iron Shoes are Undeserving

4 - Iron Shoes are Unnerving

II - The Persevering Promise of Increased Strength (25b)

(As thy days so shall thy strength be)

A) Coming to Grip with what God Won’t Do

“God Will Not Remove Sorrowful Situations”

1 - God Often Will Not Stay the Storms

2 - God Often Will Not Subdue the Sorrows

B) Coming to Grip with what God Will Do

“God Will Give Reassuring Sufficient Strength”

1 - God Will Supply His Available Strength

2 - God Will Supply His Adequate Strength

III - The Peaceful Promise of Insulated Shelter (27a)

(The eternal God is thy refuge)

A) The Eternal God Is My Helpful Person

B) The Eternal God Is My Hiding Place

IV - The Protective Promise of Immediate Security (27b)

(And underneath are the everlasting arms)

A) His Abiding Presence see’s me

(Though I cannot see him he sees me)

1 - Christ Diligently Watches

2 - Christ Daily Watches

B) His Abundant Power secures me

(Though I cannot protect myself he will protect me)

1 - We have the Personal Honor of God’s Security

2 - We have the Past History of God’s Security





Title: “The Authentic Church & Her Genuine Growth”
Theme: “Thessalonica Was the Model or Real Church”
Text: “I Thessalonians 1: 1 - 4”

Series Part 1 - “The Fabulous Review of the Church”

Real: “Not artificial of fraudulent, being precisely what

the name applies, genuine, not an illusion.”

R - Righteous Lifestyle

E - Evangelical Passion

A - Authentic Walk

L - Loving Our Brother/Neighbor

I - Authentic in their Spiritual Evaluation (1/3)

A) Work of Faith - For Saving

1 - Perceived Faith

2 - Practiced Faith

3 - Perfected Faith

B) Labor of Love - For Serving

1 -Love Plainly Documented & Observed

2 - Love Publicly Demonstrated & Offered

C) Patience of Hope - For Sustaining

1 - The Persistent Plodder - Determination

2 - The Patient Praiser - Demonstration

II - Authentic in their Soul’s Election (4)

A) The Evident Salvation of their Soul

“Public Testimony”

B) The Eternal Security of their Soul

“Peaceful Trust”

C) The Elected State of their Soul

“Positional Truth”

1 - Regarding the Father (Eph. 1:4, II Tim. 1:9)

“Saved Before the Foundation of the World”

2 - Regarding the Son (Galatians 2:20)

“Saved at the Cross of Calvary”

3 - Regarding the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 12:13, Titus 3:5)

“Saved the Moment we decided to Accept Jesus”

I - The Fabulous Review of the Church - Chapter One

II - The Factual Reminder of the Church - Chapter Two

III - The Faithful Re-establishment of the Church - Chapter Three

IV - The Future Removal of the Church - Chapter Four

V - The Fervent Responsibility of the Church - Chapter Five




Title: “The Authentic Church & Her Genuine Growth”
Theme: “Thessalonica Was the Model or Real Church”
Text: “I Thessalonians 1: 5 - 7”

Series Part 2 - “The Fabulous Review of the Church”

I - Authentic in their Supernatural Endorsement (5/6)

A) The Powerful Entrance of the Scripture

“Proven Acceptance & Power - Free Course”

1 - The Man of God and his Personal Touch

a. Paul’s Honest Authenticity & Devotion

b. Paul’s Holy Appeal & Desire

2 - The Message of God and its Powerful Truth

a. The Convicting Power of the Word

b. The Converting Power of the Word

c. The Changing Power of the Word

d. The Cleansing Power of the Word

B) The Personal Evidence of the Spirit

“Plenteous Assurance & Proof - Full Course”

1 - The Factual Notation of the Holy Spirit

a. The Holy Ghost Is Physically Real

b. The Holy Ghost Is Spiritually Relevant

c. The Holy Ghost is Absolutely Required

2 - The Fiery Nature of the Holy Spirit

a. The Spirit Compels

b. The Spirit Controls

c. The Spirit Comforts

3 - The Fervent Need of the Holy Spirit

a. The Need of the Spirits Presence

b. The Need of the Spirits Prompting

c. The Need of the Spirits Power




Title: “The Authentic Church & Her Genuine Growth”
Theme: “Thessalonica Was the Model or Real Church”
Text: “I Thessalonians 1: 7 - 8”

Series Part 3 - “The Fabulous Review of the Church”

I - Authentic in their Supreme Example - Their Walk (7)

A) Consider their Public Exposure

1 - Authentic in their Walk

2 - Authentic in their Word

3 - Authentic in their Witness

B) Consider their Proven Excellence

1 - Figure Formed by a Blow or Impression

2 - The Pattern/Conformity to Which a Thing is made

3 - An Example to be imitated

4 - To Strike - Scar - Wound

C) Consider their Prompting Encouragement

1 - The Exemplary Choice

a. Churches Can Choose Encouragement

b. Churches Can Choose Discouragement

2 - The Extreme Courage

a. The Worthiness of their Example

b. The Willingness of their Example

II - Authentic in their Sincere Evangelism - Their Word (8)

A) The Certainty of their Sounding - Sincere Service

1 - Realized the Importance of Soul Winning

2 - Resisted the Indifference of Soul Winning

3 - Refused the Intolerance of Soul Winning

B) The Clearness of their Sounding - Sincere Sowers

1 - This Church Gladly Embraced Soul Winning

2 - This Church Graciously Emphasized Soul Winning

3 - This Church Gloriously Embodied Soul Winning

C) The Confidence of their Sounding - Sincere Specialist

1 - The Church & Her Common Voice

2 - The Church & Her Community Visibility

D) The Courage of their Sounding - Sincere Stand

1 - Consider the Expressed Remarks about Thessalonica

2 - Consider the Eternal Rewards of Thessalonica

3 - Consider the Evangelized Region of Thessalonica

4 - Consider the Emotional Remembrance of Thessalonica





Title: “The Authentic Church & Her Genuine Growth”
Theme: “Thessalonica Was the Model or Real Church”
Text: “I Thessalonians 1: 9 - 10”

Series Part 4 - “The Fabulous Review of the Church”

I - Authentic in their Salvation Experience (9)

A) Holy People Due To Their Work of Faith - Elect

1 - The Church Was Scripturally Saved

“Turned To God” (Converted)

2 - The Church Was Spiritually Sound

“Turned From Idols” (Changed)

B) Helpful People Due To Their Labor of Love - Example

1 - Authentic Motives That Were Pure & Transparent

2 - Authentic Ministries That Were Powerful & Tested

C) Hopeful People Due To Their Patience of Hope - Expectant

1 - The Church Would Work & Watch

2 - The Church Would Love & Look

II - Authentic in their Second Coming Enthusiasm (10)

A) Enthusiastic Concerning the Plain Details of his Coming

1 - Collectively for his Rightful Church

2 - Individually for his Redeemed Children

B) Enthusiastic Concerning the Promised Deliverance of his Coming

1 - The Earthly Deliverance - Our Hasty Exit

2 - The Heavenly Door - Our Hearty Entrance

C) Enthusiastic Concerning the Personal Delight of his Coming

1 - Delight in our Future Removal

2 - Delight in our Future Reunions

D) Enthusiastic Concerning the Prophetic Destination of his Coming

1 - The Sureness of it

2 - The Suddenness of it

3 - The Swiftness of it




Title: “It’s still About the Babe of Bethlehem”
Theme: “Will We Make Room for Jesus”
Text: “Luke 2: 1 - 20, Micah 5:2”

I - Consider Bethlehem’s Call

II - Consider Bethlehem’s Census

III - Consider Bethlehem’s Couple

IV - Consider Bethlehem’s Congestion

V - Consider Bethlehem’s Child

VI - Consider Bethlehem’s Crime

VII - Consider Bethlehem’s Celebrities

VIII - Consider Bethlehem’s Choir

IX - Consider Bethlehem’s Chatter

X - Consider Bethlehem’s Counsel




Title: “The Danger of Assuming People Know how to be saved”
Theme: “The Sinner needs to be told How to be saved”
Text: “Jeremiah 38: 4 - 13”

I - The Special Interest That Was Shown (7/10)

A) Ebedmelech & his Deliberate Decision

“Soul-Winning is Intentional”

B) Ebedmelech & his Delightful Decision

“Soul-Winning is Inspirational”

II - The Swift Immediacy That Was Suggested (9/10)

A) Where Jeremiah was Found - Miry Dungeon

B) What Jeremiah was Facing - Miserable Death

III - The Simple Instruction That Was Shared (12)

A) Ebedmelech Told Jeremiah When (Now)

B) Ebedmelech Told Jeremiah What (Clouts/Rags)

C) Ebedmelech Told Jeremiah How (Under Arm Holes)

IV - The Spiritual Illustration That Was Signified

A) The Church Cannot Lose her Look for Lost Souls

B) The Church Cannot Lose her Love for Lost Souls

C) The Church Cannot Lose her Language for Lost Souls





Title: “Lessons We Can Learn From the Eagle”
Theme: “The Eagle Can Teach Us about God”
Text: “Job 12: 7 - 10”

I - The Birth of an Eagle - His Appetite

A) His Abundant Energy

1 - The Need of An Eagle’s Mouth

2 - The Nurturing of an Eagle’s Mother

B) His Awesome Expectation

1 - His Dependence

2 - His Diligence

3 - His Demand

II - The Growth of an Eagle - His Appeal

A) His Comforting Nest - Its Fur

1 - His Eaglet Look

2 - His Easy Life

B) His Challenging Need - Its Flight

1 - The Cleaning of It’s Nest

2 - The Screaming of It’s Mother

3 - The Fluttering of It’s Wings

4 - The Lifting of It’s Body

III - The Worth of an Eagle - His Allure

A) His Journey & Flight - His Time

1 - The First Voyage - Special

2 - The Fantastic View - Scene

3 - The Favorable Voice - Sound

B) His Jeopardy & Fear - His Test

1 - The Dropping of an Eagle

2 - The Falling of an Eagle

3 - The Training of an Eagle

4 - The Catching of an Eagle

C) His Joy & Faith - His Trust

1 - The Mother & Her Wisdom

* Her Mighty Grip

* Her Marvelous Guarantee

* Her Motherly Guidance

2 - The Mother & Her Wings

* His Daring Invitation

* His Divine Inspiration

3 - The Mother & Her Witness

* He Is a Heavenly Bird

* He Is a Happy Bird




Title: “Running on Empty”
Theme: “Dealing with & Defeating Depression”
Text: “I Kings 19: 1 - 8”

I - The Tremendous Terror that he Faced (1/2)

“A Message of Discouragement - Verbalized”

A) The Words That Hounded Him

B) The Woman That Horrified Him

C) The Worry That Harnessed Him

II - The Troublesome Times that he Fathomed (3)

“A Moment of Despondency - Visualized”

A) The Language That Mentally Shattered Him

B) The Look That Mysteriously Scared Him

C) The Load That Momentarily Sidelined Him

III - The Treacherous Temptation that he Fought (4)

“A Man of Depression - Victimized”

A) The Wilderness Flight - Destination

B) The Wearisome Fatigue - Drained

C) The Worthless Feeling - Dejected

D) The Writhing Fight - Demise

IV - The Transforming Touch that he Felt (5/8)

“A Messenger of Deliverance - Vitalized”

A) The Needful Realization of his Depression

1 - Elijah’s Selfish Syndrome (I Kings 19: 10, 14)

“Felt as though God had thrown him under the bus”

2 - Elijah’s Petty Perception (I Kings 19: 18)

“Felt as though he was the last man standing, wrong!!!”

3 - Elijah’s Overwhelming Occupation (I Kings 19: 4)

“Enough was enough, he was ready to quit”

B) The Necessary Relaxation for his Depression

1 - The Rest that he needed physically

2 - The Refuge that he needed mentally

3 - The Relief that he needed emotionally

C) The Noted Remedy for his Depression

1 - The Supernatural Touch (5)

“God Remembered Him”

2 - The Separated Trip (7/8)

“God Redirected Him”

3 - The Simple Teaching (11/13)

“God Readjusted Him”

4 - The Special Task (15/16)

“God Reenlisted Him”




Title: “What If Christ Was Partially Committed?”
Theme: “Jesus Was Faithful From Start to Finish”
Text: “Hebrews 12: 1 - 2, Matthew 18: 18/22, I Thess. 5:24”

(Yet He Was Faithful) (I Cor. 4: 1 - 2)

I - The Perfect Example of Faithfulness

A) The Place That He Left

B) The Person That He Left

C) The Position That He left

(Yet He Was Faithful)

II - The Pure Expression of Faithfulness

A) His Feeble Birth

1 - The Loathed City (John 1:45/46)

2 - The Loathed Congestion (Luke 2:7)

3 -The Lowly Cave (Luke 2:7)

B) His Financial Burden (Matthew 18:20)

C) His Family Baggage

1 - The Suspicious Reputation of His Family

2 - The Vicious Rejection of His Family

* Rejection of Society

* Rejection of Siblings

(Yet He Was Faithful)

III - The Plain Execution of Faithfulness

A) The Simplicity of His Life

1 - His Earthly Travels (John 1:36)

2 - His Fleshly Trials

3 - His Daily Troubles

* Those That Fought Him

a. Due To His Words

b. Due To His Walk

* Those That Forsook Him

a. His Friends Left Him (Matt. 26:58)

b. His Followers Left Him (John 6:66)

c. His Family Left Him

* Those That Followed Him

a. Look at Their Needs

b. Look at Their Nature

B) The Excellency of His Love

1 - Christ the Sufficient One

2 - Christ the Suffering One

3 - Christ the Slain One

4 - Christ the Supreme One

5 - Christ the Saving One




Title: “The Family Feud”
Theme: “Let Us End the Family Feud”
Text: “Proverbs 18: 19, Genesis 37: 1 – 11, Gen. 50: 15 - 21”

I - The Evolution of This Family Feud

A) The Difference That Was Made

1 - A Special Son That Was Loved

2 - A Splendid Suit That Was Loathed

B) The Division That Was Manifested

1 - The History of This Family Feud

2 - The Hurt of This Family Feud

3 - The Health of This Family Feud

C) The Destruction That Was Mounting

1 - This Destruction Was Unintended

2 - This Destruction Was Unneeded

II - The Emotion of This Family Feud (Genesis 37)

A) The Venue of This Emotion

1 - Hatred (4)

2 - Anger (4)

3 - Argumentative (4-5)

4 - Envy (11)

5 - Jealousy (18-20)

6 - Uncontrollable Rage (18)

7 - Grudge

B) The Violence of This Emotion

1 - The Physical Abuse

2 - The Mental Anguish

3 - The Emotional Attributes

C) The Victim of This Emotion

1 - The Son

2 - The Brothers

* The Disease of Blocked Love

* The Dynamics of Bitter Lives

3 - The Father


III - The Elevation of This Family Feud

A) The Destructive Plot (18/19)

B) The Daring Protector (21/22)

C) The Deep Pit (20/24)

D) The Deceitful Plan (31/33)

E) The Dreamers Path (28, 36)

IV - The Expiration of This Family Feud

A) Joseph’s Decision (18/20)

B) Joseph’s Declaration (20/21)

C) Joseph’s Devotion (22)




Title: “The God that Dwelt in the Bush”
Theme: “Every Man of God Must Have a Bush Experience”
Text: “Exodus 3: 1 - 4, Deut. 33: 16”

I - The Desert Location - God Crafting Moses (1)

A) God Skillfully Maneuvered Moses - Extent

1 - The Prestige That Moses Lost (Hebrews 11: 24/26)

2 - The Place That Moses Landed (Exodus 2: 15)

B) God Strategically Minimized Moses - Descent

1 - The Family That He Left - Splendor of Egypt - His Scepter

2 - The Flock That He Led - Shepherd of Midian - His Stick

C) God Secretly Marked Moses - Content

1 - God Used the Desert to Drain Moses - Uselessness

2 - God Used the Desert to Develop Moses - Usefulness

D) God Successfully Molded Moses - Intent

1 - The Lengthy Passing of those Years - Winding Path

2 - The Lovely Product of those Years - Wonderful Potential

II - The Dismayed Notation - God Captivating Moses (2)

A) The Authorized Placement of that Bush - Emphasized

1 - Simplicity of that Bush (Thorn Bush)

2 - Nobility of that Bush (Timely Bush)

B) The Attractive Presence of that Bush - Emblazed

1 - Bright Burning of the Bush - A Notation

2 - Bold Beckoning of the Bush - A Nudge

C) The Amazing Preservation of that Bush - Energized

1 - Continual Burning Was Instrumental

2 - Continual Burning Was Influential

III - The Diligent Investigation - God Calling Moses (3/4)

A) The Perplexing View of that Bush - His Logic

B) The Puzzling Visitor of that Bush - His Lord

C) The Penetrating Voice of that Bush - His Language

D) The Pleasing Value of that Bush - His Love

IV - The Delightful Consideration - God Changing Moses (Deut. 33: 16)

A) The Destined Call of the One That Dwelled in that Bush

1 - Moses Never Wandered from That Bush Calling

2 - Moses Never Waivered from That Bush Calling

B) The Delightful Cause of the One That Dwelled in that Bush

1 - The Fulfilled Desires That Moses Experienced

2 - The Fruitful Destiny That Moses Exemplified

C) The Distant Companions of the One That Dwelled in that Bush

1 - We Must Remember When the Bush Captivated Us

2 - We Must Remember When the Bush Called Us

3 - We Must Remember When the Bush Commissioned Us





Title: “The Half Shekel of Salvation”
Theme: “The Cost of Salvation”
Text: “Exodus 30: 1 - 16”

I - The People That Needed Redemption - Their Need

A) The Unmandated Measure of Salvation

B) The Unapproved Methods of Salvation

C) The Unchanged Mandates of Salvation

D) The Unsaved Members of Salvation

II - The Problem That Was Revealed - Their Nature

A) The Mixed Multitude

B) The Misguided Multitude

C) The Marked Multitude

III - The Procedure That Was Recognized - Their Number

A) To Be Numbered One Had To Receive Atonement

B) To Be Numbered One Had To Require Acceptance

C) To Be Numbered One Had To Reveal Association

IV - The Price That Was Required - Their Notification

A) The Human Simplicity of the Price

B) The Heavenly Supremacy of the Price

V - The Parameter That Was Recruited - Their Nomination

A) It Was a Strange Nomination - Age

B) It Was a Specific Nomination - Allotment

C) It Was a Solemn Nomination - Atonement

VI - The Parity That Was Requested - Their Neutrality

A) Signifies the Inclusive Consequences of Sin - Implies All

B) Symbolizes the Invaluable Cost of Salvation - Invites All





Title: “The Man That Cared For a Soul”
Theme: “A Beautiful Illustration of a Soul-Winner”
Text: “Jeremiah 38: 1 - 13”

I - The Spiritual Symbolism & His Horror (4/6)

“A Poor Lost Sinner”

A) The Foe That Sought His Literal Death

B) The Fall That Sealed His Personal Demise

C) The Fate That Secured His Eternal Destiny

II - The Shining Servant & His Heart (7/12)

“A Passionate Loving Soul-Winner”

A) The Critical News That He Heard (Fallen Man)

1 - The Miry Dungeon

2 - The Monumental Dilemma

B) The Compassionate Nature That He Had (Fervent Message)

1 - The Travail of his Heart

2 - The Timeliness of the Hour

C) The Crucial Notation That He Held (Fatal Moment)

1 - Death was Impending

2 - Delay was Inappropriate

III - The Strong Significance & Our Hope (13)

“A Powerful Liberating Story”

A) The Rescued Man - The Grace of God

1 - The Rags of Grace Seemed Strange

2 - The Rope of Grace Seemed Sufficient

B) The Reassuring Moment - The Gospel of God

C) The Rejoicing Messenger - The Goodness of God



Title: “The Path of the Prodigal”
Theme: “The Perplexing Journey”
Thrust: “A Prodigal Can Find Hope & Help”
Text: “Luke 15: 11 - 24”

I - The Prodigal & His Selfish Demand (12)

A) The Undesirable Proposal of the Son

B) The Unthinkable Pain of the Father

II - The Prodigal & His Sinful Departure (13)

A) The Willfulness of his Heart

B) The Wastefulness of his Heritage

III - The Prodigal & His Shameful Desire (14/16)

A) The Famine that he Faced

B) The Food that he Fathomed

C) The Failure that he Felt

IV - The Prodigal & His Strategic Decision (17/19)

A) The Pigpen Maneuvered Him - his life

B) The Pigpen Motivated Him - his longing

C) The Pigpen Moved Him - his leave

V - The Prodigal & His Sure Direction (20)

A) The Crushing of his Heart

B) The Craving for his Home

C) The Caressing of his Hope

VI - The Prodigal & His Sublime Delight (21/24)

A) His Prayer was Denied

B) His Pardon was Deliberate

C) His Party was Divine


VII - The Prodigal & His Spiritual Depiction

A) The Modern Day Prodigal - Help

B) The Modern Day Prodigal - Hope

C) The Modern Day Prodigal - Healing




Title: “He Is the Rose Of Sharon”
Theme: “Jesus Is My Precious Rose”
Text: “Song Of Solomon 2:1”

I - The Statement That Was Truthfully Made

A) The Boldness of His Statement - I Am

B) The Brightness of This Statement - He Is

C) The Bigness of This Statement - He Always Will Be

II - The Symbol That That Was Thoughtfully Manifested

A) The Usefulness of the Rose Of Sharon

1 - It Was Used for Washing - It’s Sure Strength

* Washed Away the Filth & Dirt

* Washed Away the Sin & Stains

2 - It Was Used for Drinking - It’s Superior Sweetness

* It Would Sooth Away the Depression of Men

* It Would Sooth Away the Despair of Men

* It Would Sooth Away the Doom of Men

He Is the Sovereign Jesus - Shielding Jesus

He Is the Special Jesus - Singing Jesus

He Is the Saving Jesus - Sure Jesus

He Is the Strong Jesus - Satisfying Jesus

He Is the Seeking Jesus - Sweet Jesus

3 - It Was Used for Healing - It’s Supernatural Supply

* It’s Invisible Power

* It’s Indescribable Power

III - The Story That Was Thankfully Maintained

A) The Beautifulness of the Rose

1 - The Beauty of His Name

2 - The Beauty of His Nature

3 - The Beauty of His Nomination

B) The Brokenness of the Rose

1 - The Crushing of the Rose - It’s Beautiful Savor

2 - The Crucifying of the Rose - It’s Blood Stain

C) The Blackness of the Rose

1 - The Rose Was Conquered

2 - The Rose Was Challenged

D) The Brightness of the Rose

1 - His Resurrecting Power (Napoleon, Red Spot)

2 - His Revealed Presence

3 - His Redeeming Plan (Rose Fever, Thorns)

4 - His Reassuring Promises

5 - His Rightful Place




Title: “The Value of Being a Lost Sinner”
Theme: “If a Person Can Get Lost, They Can Get Saved”
Text: “Luke 19: 1 - 10”

I - The Rich Comprehension of Zacheaus - His Wealth

A) The Position of Zacheaus

B) The Possessions of Zacheaus

II - The Ruined Condition of Zacheaus - His Worth

A) The Pureness of His Name

B) The Sinfulness of His Nature

C) The Needlessness of His Nobility

III - The Righteous Confessors of Zacheaus - His Witnesses

A) The Palsied Man Was Found To Be Walking

B) The Blind Man Was Found To Be Seeing

C) The Dead Man Was Found To Be Living

D) The Sick Woman Was Found To Be Healed

E) The Leper Man Was Found To Be Cured

F) The Demonic Man Was Found To Be In His Right Man

IV - The Real Conviction of Zacheaus - His Worries

A) Something Got a Hold of Him - Personal Notice

B) It would not let Him Go - Personal Need

C) He Had To Have Some Relief - Personal Nudge

V - The Revealed Constrictions of Zacheaus - His Weakness

A) His Shortness

B) His Sightlessness

C) His Sinfulness

VI - The Refreshing Conclusion of Zacheaus - His Wisdom

A) His Childish Inclination

B) His Cherished Invitation

VII - The Royal Conversion of Zacheaus - His Wellbeing

A) His Lovely Passion

B) His Liberated Position




Title: “Hearing the Voice of God”
Theme: “God Is Still Talking”
Text: “Isaiah 6: 8”

I - His Voice Was Heard In the Garden

*Genesis 3: 8/9*

A) The Nature of Adam & Eve

B) The Need of Adam & Eve

II - His Voice Was Heard In the Field

*Genesis 4: 1/7

A) The Foolish Sacrifice of Cain

B) The Flagrant Sin of Cain

III - His Voice Was Heard In the Desert

*Exodus 3: 1/7, 4: 1/5*

A) The Past Burden of Moses

1 - His Mighty Fight

2 - His Meager Flight

B) The Burning Bush of Moses

1 - The View

2 - The Voice

C) The Bright Beginning Of Moses

1 - His Shepherds Rod - Lay It Down

2 - His Special Role - Pick It Up

IV - His Voice Was Heard In the Bedroom

*I Samuel 3: 1/21

A) The History of Samuel

1 - The Grief of His Mother

2 - The Gift of His Mother

B) The Heart of Samuel

1 - His Multiple Calls

2 - His Mighty Courage

V - His Voice Was Heard In the Winepress

*Judges 6: 11/13*

A) The Foe of Gideon

B The Fear of Gideon

C The Faith of Gideon

D The Fight of Gideon




Title: “Trouble in Taming the Tongue”
Theme: “The Christian & his Tongue”
Text: “James 3: 1 - 12”

I - The Perfection That We Seek (1 – 2)

A) The Various Grief’s of Life - One’s Battle (2a)

1 - The Human Offenses of Life - Tongues Power

2 - The Hurtful Offenses of Life - Tongues Pain

B) The Virtuous Goal of Life - One’s Bridle (2b)

1 - The Forceful Question of Perfection - Tongue Captured

2 - The Fleeting Qualification of Perfection - Tongue Controlled

II - The Picture That We See (3 - 7)

A) The Horse & the Bridle

B) The Ship & the Rudder

C) The Forrest Fire & the Spark

D) The Animal Trainer & the Animal

III - The Problem That We Share (8a & 8b)

A) The Tongue is Running Wild - Evasive

B) The Tongue is Really Wicked - Evil

IV - The Poison That We Spread (8c)

A) The Frightening Potential of a Poisoned Tongue

B) The Fiery Pain of a Poisoned Tongue

V - The Person That We Shame (9 -12)

A) The Comparison That We See (9)

1 - Glorious Words of Blessing

2 - Grievous Words of Cursing

B) The Condemnation That We Share (10)

1 - It Should Not Be So - Must See Our Wrong Doing

2 - It Can Not Be So - Must Stop Our Wrong Doing

C) The Correction That We Seek (11-12)

1 - The Fig Tree & its True Fruit

2 - The Fountain & its Tasty Freshness




Title: “Turning a Bad Day into a Good Day”
Theme: “The Resurrected Christ Can Change Things”
Text: “John 20: 18 - 25, Philippians 3: 10”

I - The Past Situations That We Should Consider

“The Trials That Were Encountered”

A) Those That Encountered Difficulties

1 - David & Goliath

2 - The Widow of Zarephath

3 - Hannah Praying For a Child

4 - Joshua & the Walls of Jericho

B) Those That Encountered Disaster

1 - Jacob & His Father in Law

2 - Naaman the Leper

3 - Daniel in the Lions Den

C) Those That Encountered Death

1 - The Shunammite Woman & Her Son

2 - King David & His Son’s Death

II - The Powerful Story That We Should Celebrate

“The Tomb That Was Emptied”

A) The Victim That Lay In the Tomb

1 - The Reality of His Death - Demanded

2 - The Record of His Death - Documented

3 - The Reason of His Death - Delivered

B) The Victor That Left the Tomb

1 - The Excellence of That Easter Morning

2 - The Excitement of That Easter Morning

3 - The Effects of That Easter Morning

C) The Visit That Led To the Tomb

1 - The Awful Moment

2 - The Angelic Men

3 - The Alluring Master

4 - The Awesome Message

5 - The Assuring Method

III - The Precious Strength That We Should Cherish

“The Triumph That We’ve Experienced”

A) This Strength Should Resist Doubt

B) This Strength Should Remove Discouragement

C) This Strength Should Remedy Defeat




Title: “When It’s Time To Move Forward “
Theme: “God Wants Us to Move Forward “
Text: “Exodus 14: 1 - 31 “

I - The Past Foe That Was Faced

A) The Bondage of Their Enemy

1 - Slavery

2 - Misery

B) The Bigness of Their Enemy

C) The Boundaries of Their Enemy

1 - Limited in His Power

2 - Limited in His Perception


II - The Present Fear That Was Featured

(It Is Our Obligation - When We Cannot

Get Out Of Our Troubles, To Get

Above Our Fears)

A) Look at Their Opposition

B) Look at Their Obstacles

C) Look at Their Options

D) Look at Their Opportunity

1 - Don’t Fear

2 - Stand Still

3 - Go Forward

III - The Powerful Faith That Was Formed

A) This Would Be a Day of Decision

B) This Would Be a Day of Destiny

C) This Would Be a Day of Declaration

IV - The Probable Failure That Was Fixed

A) Their Foes Would Be Defeated & Buried

B) Their Fears Would Be Denounced & Broken

C) Their Faith Would Be Deepened & Blossom

D) Their Future Would Be Decided & Bright




Title: “When Jesus Passed By”
Theme: “We need Jesus to pass by”
Text: “Luke 7: 11 - 17”

I - The Gloomy Scene of Grief

“Death & Sorrow Going Out “

A) The Widow & Her Dreadful Situation

“Her Past Pain”

B) The Widow & Her Dead Son

“Her Present Plight”

C) The Widow & Her Deep Sorrow

“Her Future Path “

II - The Gracious Saviour of Grace

“Life & Hope Were Coming In “

A) The Beauty of His Precise Timing

B) The Boldness of His Precious Touch

III - The Glorious Story of Greatness

“Excitement & Praise Were Traveling Everywhere “

A) The Fear That Was Documented

B) The Fame That Was Declared




Title: “The Perplexity of Why”
Theme: “Finding Firm Footing When God Doesn’t Make Sense”
Text: “II Corinthians 1: 1 - 8, Proverbs 25: 2”

“Isaiah 45: 15, Deut. 29: 29, Eccles. 11: 5”

“Isaiah 55: 8 - 9, Romans 11: 33 - 34”

“I Cor. 2: 16, I Cor. 13: 10 - 12, Job 23”

“For what, for what reason, cause, or purpose?”

I - The Unexpected Possibility of Why

A) Unperceived Occasion

B) Unspeakable Offense

C) Unavoidable Oppression

II - The Unbearable Pain of Why

A) The Fleeting Answer

That cannot be Found

B) The Fiery Anguish

That cannot be Fathomed

C) The False Abandonment

That cannot be Fair

III - The Unending Perplexity of Why

A) The Dark Veil of Concealment

1 - Its Mystery

2 - Its Misery

B) The Deep Valley of Confusion

1 - What we feel - He has failed me

2 - What we fear - He has forsaken me

3 - What we fathom - He has forgotten me

C) The Desperate Victim of Contention

1 - The dreadful harshness of the hour

2 - The dangerous hardness of the heart

IV - The Unknown Process of Why

A) The Designated Entrance

1 - A Chosen Course

2 - A Chosen Cup

B) The Destined Endurance

1 - Sovereign Purpose of God

2 - Steadfast Presence of God

3 - Strong Power of God

4 - Sweet Peace of God

5 - Special People of God

C) The Delayed End




Title: “Our Wonderful Savior”
Theme: “Looking At the Christ of Christmas”
Text: “Isaiah 9: 6”

I - The Welcomed Announcement That Is Made

A) The Selection of This Son

B) The Sending of This Son

C) The Salvation of This Son

II - The Worthy Appointment That Is Manifested

A) Unequaled In His Position - Mighty Ruler

B) Unbiased In His Plea - Mighty Saviour

C) Unblemished In His Purity - Mighty God

D) Unchallenged In His Power - Mighty Helper

III - The Wondrous Attributes That Are Mentioned

A) The Beauty of His Name (Wonderful)

1 - Wonderful In His Birth

2 - Wonderful In His Life

3 - Wonderful In His Death

4 - Wonderful In His Ascension

5 - Wonderful In His Return

B) The Benefits of His Claim (Counselor)

1 - His Ability to Counsel the Sinner

2 - His Ability to Counsel the Saint

* He Hears Me When I’m Nigh

* He Holds Me When I Cry

* He Helps Me When I Sigh

C) The Boldness of His Fame (The Mighty God)

1 - The Supreme Son

2 - The Sinless Sacrifice

3 - The Sufficient Saviour

D) The Brightness of His Aim (Prince of Peace)

1 - The Priceless Value of His Peace

2 - The Proven Validity of His Peace

3 - The Prominent Vastness of His Peace




Title: “The Dawning of a New Day”
Theme: “When God Allows the Darkness to Vanish”
Text: “Job 28: 1/3, Job 14: 7, 14”

28:1 Surely there is a vein for the silver,

and a place for gold where they fine it.
28:2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass

is molten out of the stone.
28:3 He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all

perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.

14:7 For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will

sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.

14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my

appointed time will I wait, till my change come.

I - Recalling the Past Joy & Delight

“How it used to be”

A) The Memories that he cherished - Who he was

B) The Moments that he considered - Where he was

II - Revealing the Present Journey & Darkness

“How it was now”

A) The Illustration & Picture

B) The Affliction & Pain

III - Recognizing the Promised Jubilation & Dawning

“How it was going to be”

A) The Comforting Hope

B) The Coming Hour

C) The Changing Health

D) The Compelling Healing (Ecclesiastes 7: 13)

“Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?”





Title: “Comfort in the Name’s of God”
Theme: “Drawing Strength from God’s Names”
Text: “Exodus 6: 1 - 6”

Exodus 6:1-3 (KJV) 1 Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land. 2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.

I - Elohim “The Prominent One”

A) The Creating God

B) The Controlling God

C) The Choosing God

D) The Covenanting God


II - Yahweh “The Pure One”

A) Reveals his Eternal Existence

B) Reveals his Spotless Status

C) Reveals his Just Judgment

D) Reveals his Changeless Consistency

E) Reveals his Full Forgiveness (Exodus 34:7)


III - Adonai “The Preferred One”

A) God is a Just Master

B) God is a Jealous Master


IV - Jehovah-Sabaoth “The Powerful One”

A) Lord of the Host

B) Lord of the Harvest

C) Lord of History

1 - Offers Serenity from Aggravation

2 - Offers Security from Assault

V - El-Elyon “The Praised One”

A) Our Supreme God

B) Our Strong God

C) Our Sovereign God

1 - Can Praise his Strength

2 - Can Praise his Sovereignty

3 - Can Praise his Supremacy

VI - El-Roi “The Penetrating One”

A) Our God That Sees Problems

B) Our God That Seeks People


VII - El-Shaddai “The Protecting One”

A) Sufficient as the Almighty

B) Sheltering as the Almighty

1 - Allows us to be Patient

2 - Allows us to be Protected


VIII - Jehovah “The Personal One”

A) Jehovah-Jireh - The Lord will provide

B) Jehovah-Nissi - The Lord is my Banner

C) Jehovah-Shalom - The Lord is Peace

D) Jehovah-Shammah - The Lord is there

E) Jehovah-Tsidkenu - Our Righteousness

F) Jehovah - Self Subsisting

(Make this personal - Read Psalms 23:1/6)

1 - He Finds Me

2 - He Focuses on Me

3 - He Favors Me

4 - He Furnishes Me

5 - He Fights for Me

6 - He Follows Me


“Postcards from Prison”



Title: “The Prisoner of God’s Love”
Theme: “Paul was subject to a higher power that Rome”
Text: “Philemon 1, 9”

Philemon 1:1 (KJV) Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,1:9 (KJV) Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.

I - The Perplexing Location of Paul - His Chains

A) The Harsh Outcome of his Testimony

1 - Imprisoned Because of his Manifested Life

2 - Imprisoned Because of his Magnified Love

B) The Heavenly Outlook of his Testimony

1 - His Chains were not Dreadful but Spiritual

2 - His Chains were not Disgraceful but Supernal

II - The Promising Liberation of Paul - His Confidence

A) Looked Past the Chains - Unseen Connection

1 - The Upward Look That Soothed his Heart

2 - The Upward Love That Stirred his Heart

B) Looked Past the Circumstances - Unfathomable Confession

1 - Ignored the Obstacle of Imprisonment

2 - Invited the Opportunity of Imprisonment

III - The Puzzling Limitation of Paul - His Challenge

A) The Reduction of his Movement

“A Hard Prison Held Him”

1 - Physical Limitation

2 - Geographical Limitation

B) The Reach of his Ministry

“A Higher Power Helped Him”

1 - Puzzling Power of his Preaching

2 - Puzzling Power of his Pen


“Postcards from Prison”



Title: “The Passion of One’s Friendship”
Theme: “Paul cherished his friends and friendships”
Text: “Philemon 1 - 5”

Philemon 1:1-5 (KJV) 1 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer, 2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house: 3 Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, 5 Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;

I - Philemon was a Favorite Friend (dearly beloved)

A) Paul Publicly Recognized Philemon - Christian Brother

B) Paul Passionately Relished Philemon - Close Bond

II - Philemon was a Faithful Friend (fellowlabourer)

A) The Men Were Devoted Companions in the Work

B) The Men Were Deeply Committed to the Work

III - Philemon was a Flourishing Friend (hearing of)

A) Paul was Prayerful of the Ministry of Philemon

1 - The Prayer was Continual

2 - The Prayer was Intentional

B) Paul was Thankful of the Ministry of Philemon

1 - True Friendship Abandons Jealousy

2 - True Friendship Appreciates Success


“Postcards from Prison”



Title: “The Picture of Real Church”
Theme: “Paul talks of the church in the house of Philemon”
Text: “Philemon 2 - 7”

Philemon 1:2-7 (KJV) 2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the church in thy house: 3 Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 4 I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, 5 Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints; 6 That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. 7 For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.

I - The Intimacy of this Church - Their House (2)

A) The Preciousness of this Church

B) The People of this Church

1 - Philemon (one who kisses)

2 - Apphia (fruitful)

3 - Archippus (master of the horse)

C) The Place of this Church

D) The Perseverance of this Church

1 - Fellow Laborers’ In the Faith with Paul

2 - Fellow Soldiers’ In the Fight with Paul

II - The Identity of this Church - Their Habits (5)

A) Distinct in their Love & Faith towards the Saviour

B) Distinct in their Love & Faith towards the Saints

III - The Involvement of this Church - Their Help (6-7)

A) Involved in Doing a Good Job - Reassuring Labor

B) Involved in Displaying a Great Joy - Refreshing Love


“Postcards from Prison”



Title: “The Plea of Christian Forgiveness”
Theme: “Paul places much emphasis on the matter of forgiveness”
Text: “Philemon 8 - 10”

Philemon 1:8-10 (KJV) 8 Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient, 9 Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ. 10 I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:

I - The Incarceration of Paul

“Consider his Frailty & Desire”

A) The Age of Paul - His Consideration

B) The Accomplishment of Paul - His Convert

1 - A Free Man Came To Paul Bound

2 - A Bound Man Left Paul Free

C) The Appeal of Paul - His Concern

1 - See him pleading for Forgiveness

2 - See him pressing for Forgiveness

II - The Indiscretion of Onesimus (profitable, useful)

“Consider his Flight & Desertion”

A) The Lowly Occupation of Onesimus - Slavery

B) The Likely Migration of Onesimus - Separation

C) The Lovely Conversion of Onesimus - Salvation

III - The Invitation of Philemon

“Consider his Feelings & Dilemma”

A) Thought One - “Could He Forgive Onesimus?”

“Forgiveness would be a Personal Test”

B) Thought Two - “Should He Forgive Onesimus?”

“Forgiveness would be a Pivotal Test”

C) Thought Three - “Would He Forgive Onesimus?”

“Forgiveness would be a Phenomenal Test”


“Postcards from Prison”



Title: “The Product of Saving Grace”
Theme: “Paul emphasizes that Onesimus had experienced Salvation”
Text: “Philemon 11 - 14”

Philemon 1:11-14 (KJV) 11 Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to thee and to me: 12 Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels: 13 Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel: 14 But without thy mind would I do nothing; that thy benefit should not be as it were of necessity, but willingly.

I - The Past Void in the Life of Onesimus (11)

A) Slavery Had Infected His Outlook - Lost Love

B) Slavery Had Infected His Output - Lost Labor

II - The Present Value in the Life of Onesimus (11)

A) Paul Witnessed the Salvation of Onesimus - Changed Heart

B) Paul Welcomed the Service of Onesimus - Changed Hands

III - The Perplexing Visit in the Life of Onesimus (12)

A) The Coming Slave Needs Forgiveness - New Beginning

B) The Converted Saint Needs Friendship - New Believer

IV - The Perfect Venue in the Life of Onesimus (13/14)

A) Paul Valued the Noble Assistance of Onesimus - Highly Helpful

B) Paul Valued the Noted Approval of Philemon - Honestly Hopeful


“Postcards from Prison”



Title: “The Purity of Brotherly Love”
Theme: “Paul emphasizes the beauty of brotherly love”
Text: “Philemon 15 - 17”

Philemon 1:15-17 (KJV) 15 For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever; 16 Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord? 17 If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.

I - The Eternal Reception of Onesimus & Philemon (receive him forever)

A) Pure Brotherly Love without Hesitant Reservation

B) Pure Brotherly Love without Harsh Retribution

II - The Elevated Relation of Onesimus & Philemon (above a servant)

A) The Authenticity of his Conversion - A Saved Brother

B) The Duplicity of his Coming - A Serving Brother

III - The Emotional Representation of Onesimus & Philemon (as myself)

A) The Emotional Question - Do You Treasure our Brotherly Bond?

B) The Endorsed Reception - Do You Trust my Basic Beliefs?


“Postcards from Prison”



Title: “The Portrait of Free Salvation”
Theme: “Paul shows us how the payment of salvation was made”
Text: “Philemon 18 - 21”

Philemon 1:18-21 (KJV) 18 If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account; 19 I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides. 20 Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord. 21 Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.

I - The Regretful Penalty That Faced Onesimus

A) The Sinful Dealings That Is Mentioned - (My Sin)

B) The Sinful Departure That Is Magnified - (My Story)

II - The Righteous Person That Favored Onesimus

A) Someone Stood In On his Behalf - (His Worth)

B) Someone Spoke Up On his Behalf - (His Words)

III - The Redemptive Payment That Freed Onesimus

A) The Debt of Onesimus - Dependant of Another’s Account

B) The Destiny of Onesimus - Dependant of Another’s Acceptance


“Postcards from Prison”



Title: “The Possibilities of Prevailing Prayer”
Theme: “Paul places much emphasis upon the power of prayer”
Text: “Philemon 22”

Philemon 1:22 (KJV) But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that

through your prayers I shall be given unto you.

I - The Expression of Prevailing Prayer - The Request of It

A) The Specific Desire (James 4: 2/3)

B) The Special Direction (Hebrews 4: 16)

II - The Expectancy of Prevailing Prayer -The Reassurance of It

A) Expectant Prayer That Moves the Heart of God

B) Expectant Prayer That Maneuvers the Hand of God

III - The Extremity of Prevailing Prayer - The Reach of It

A) The Improbable Reaches of Prevailing Prayer - Hard Cases

B) The Impossible Reaches of Prevailing Prayer - Hopeless Cases

IV - The Experts of Prevailing Prayer - The Record of It

A) Some Have Experienced the Holy Glory of It

B) Some Have Experienced the Helping Goodness of It

V - The Examples of Prevailing Prayer - The Results of It

A) Answered Prayer is a Truth to be Spoken Hastily

B) Answered Prayer is a Testimony to be Shared Happily


“Postcards from Prison”



Title: “The Pleasure of Dedicated Disciples”
Theme: “Paul wanted to publicly acknowledge those that he appreciated”
Text: “Philemon 23 - 25”

Philemon 1:23-25 (KJV) 23 There salute thee Epaphras, my fellowprisoner in Christ Jesus;

24 Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, Lucas, my fellowlabourers.

25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

I - The Mentioned Names of these Men - Description

A) Consider the Mention of their Names

1 - The Great Apostle Personally Appreciated Them

2 - The Great Apostle Publically Acknowledged Them

B) Consider the Meaning of their Names

1 - Epaphras: “Lovely”

2 - Marcus: “A defense”

3 - Aristarchus: “The best ruler”

4 - Demus: “Governor of people”

5 - Lucas: “Light giving”

II - The Ministerial Needfulness of these Men - Dedication

A) Paul Had Wonderfully Won Most of Them - Loved their Souls

B) Paul Had Willingly Worked Most of Them - Liked their Service

III - The Matchless Nature of these Men - Devotion

A) Devoted in their Spirit

B) Devoted in their Service


“Ruth - Flaming Hearts in Fields of Hope”



Title: “Desertion in Moving to Moab”
Theme: “Facing Danger in Moab”
Text: “Ruth 1: 1 - 5”

Ruth 1:1-5 (KJV) 1 Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. 2 And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there. 3 And Elimelech Naomi's husband died; and she was left, and her two sons. 4 And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years. 5 And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.

I -The Forcefulness of the Famine - The Lack

A) The Reason of Famines - Biblically Speaking

B) The Results of Famines - Spiritually Speaking

II - The Faithlessness of the Father - The Landing

A) Displayed Faithlessness in Who he Trusted

B) Demonstrated Faithlessness in Where he Traveled

III - The Foolishness of the Family - The Longevity

A) Their Limited Stay - Foolishly Desired (sojourn)

B) Their Lengthy Stay - Foolishly Documented (continued)

IV - The Fiercefulness of the Funerals - The Loss

A) The Description of these Men - In Name

B) The Death of these Men - In Nature


“Ruth - Flaming Hearts in Fields of Hope”



Title: “Depression in Naming a Name”
Theme: “Facing Decision in Moab”
Text: “Ruth 1: 19 - 22”

Ruth 1:19-22 (KJV) 19 So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem, that all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi? 20 And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me. 21 I went out full, and the LORD hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the LORD hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me? 22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.

I - The Pleasurable Quest for Bethlehem - Enthusiasm (19)

A) The Identity of Bethlehem - “House of Bread”

B) The Intimacy of Bethlehem - “House of Praise”

II - The Piercing Questions of Bethlehem - Excitement (19 - 20)

A) The Name Reminded Naomi of her Previous Stature- Her Delight

B) The Name Reminded Naomi of her Present Standing - Her Demise

III - The Perplexing Quandary of Bethlehem - Emptiness (20 - 21)

A) Naomi Considered the Reason of her Leaving - Unseen Fullness

B) Naomi Considered the Results of her Leaving - Unsought Emptiness

IV - The Promising Qualities of Bethlehem - Expectancy (22)

A) The Breaking of the Famine

B) The Barley in the Fields


“Ruth - Flaming Hearts in Fields of Hope”



Title: “Looking for the Right Field”
Theme: “The Hand of God Unknowingly Directing Ruth”
Text: “Ruth 2: 1 - 9”

I - Great Friend - One’s Hope (1)

A) Recognition of Boaz - Their Relative

1 - Recognized for his Family

2 - Recognized for his Fortune

B) Relevance of Boaz - Their Redeemer

1 - Close Relative

2 - Capable Redeemer

II - Goodly Fortune - One’s Hap (2/3)

A) The Prompting Hand of God Guiding

1 - Ruth’s Human Need - What She Saw

“The Plenteous Fields of Bethlehem”

2 - Ruth’s Heavenly Nudge - Where She Stopped

“The Particular Field of Boaz”

B) The Providing Hand of God Giving

1 - Gave Ruth a Wealthy Man

2 - Gave Ruth some Wonderful Means

III - Glorious Find - One’s Hour (4/9)

A) Boaz was Inquisitive in Seeing Ruth (5/7)

1 - It was a Distant Look

2 - It was a Destined Look

B) Boaz was Intentional in Seeking Ruth (8)

1 - Sought Ruth with a Burning Heart

2 - Sought Ruth with a Bright Hope

C) Boaz was Instrumental in Supplying Ruth (9, 14)

1 - The Fields of Boaz Became Ruth’s Fields - Gleaning

2 - The Food of Boaz Became Ruth’s Food - Giving


“Ruth - Flaming Hearts in Fields of Hope”



Title: “Landing in the Right Fold”
Theme: “The Hand of God Undeservingly Delighting Ruth”
Text: “Ruth 2: 10 - 23”

I - The Favors That Ruth Enjoyed (10 - 14)

A) The Humbling Question (10)

1 - Notice the Contrition of Ruth - Stooping

2 - Notice the Confession of Ruth - Stranger

B) The Hearty Adoration (11 - 12)

1 - The Work that Ruth had Performed

2 - The Wings that God had Provided

C) The Helpful Provision (14)

1 - The Select Seating of Ruth - Placement

2 - The Sure Sufficing of Ruth - Contentment

II - The Freedom That Ruth Experienced (15 - 17)

A) The Limitations That Were Revoked - Exception Demanded

1 - Unlimited Placement among the Gleaners (15)

2 - Unlimited Privileges from the Gleaners (16)

B) The Liberties That Were Reiterated - Extra Drooped

1 - The Biblical Laws of Gleaning - For Strangers (Deut. 24: 19/21)

2 - The Bountiful Load of Gleaning - For Ruth (17)

III - The Food That Ruth Exposed (18 - 19)

A) The Abundance of her Provision - A Full Bushel

“Gracious Revealing of Ruth’s Gleanings” (18)

B) The Amazement of her Presentation - A Fruitful Blessing

“Glorious Rejoicing of Naomi’s Gladness” (19)

IV - The Friend That Ruth Encountered (20 - 23)

A) The Kindness of Boaz - Greatly Received

1 - Naomi’s Inspiration & Gladness

2 - Naomi’s Instruction & Guidance

B) The Kinship of Boaz - Gladly Revealed

1 - Kinsman Redeemer Defined

2 - Kinsman Redeemer Demonstrated


“Ruth - Flaming Hearts in Fields of Hope”



Title: “The Moabitesh Beauty That Sought Redemption”
Theme: “Redemption Actually Being Sought”
Text: “Ruth 3: 1 - 9”

Ruth 3:1-9 (KJV) 1 Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee? 2 And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? Behold, he winnoweth barley to night in the threshingfloor. 3 Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor: but make not thyself known unto the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking. 4 And it shall be, when he lieth down, that thou shalt mark the place where he shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and uncover his feet, and lay thee down; and he will tell thee what thou shalt do. 5 And she said unto her, All that thou sayest unto me I will do. 6 And she went down unto the floor, and did according to all that her mother in law bade her. 7 And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn: and she came softly, and uncovered his feet, and laid her down. 8 And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet. 9 And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman.

I - The Need of her Redeemer (1)

A) Someone was Privately Preparing Ruth

B) Someone was Personally Pushing Ruth

II -The Name of her Redeemer (2a)

A) The Appeal of his Name

B) The Affluence of his Name

III - The Nearness of her Redeemer (2b)

A) The Place of Natural Access

B) The Person of Notable Availability

IV - The Necessities of her Redeemer (3 - 5)

A) The Change That Ruth Needed (3)

B) The Covering That Ruth Needed (4)

C) The Commitment That Ruth Needed (5)

V - The Nudging of her Redeemer (6 - 9)

A) The Path That Ruth Followed (6)

B) The Place That Ruth Fell (7)

C) The Person That Ruth Found (8)

D) The Plea That Ruth Fashioned (9)


“Ruth - Flaming Hearts in Fields of Hope”



Title: “The Mighty Boaz That Supplied Redemption”
Theme: “Redemption Acceptably Being Wrought”
Text: “Ruth 3: 10 - 18”

Ruth 3:10-18 (KJV) 10 And he said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my daughter: for thou hast shewed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young men, whether poor or rich. 11 And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman. 12 And now it is true that I am thy near kinsman: howbeit there is a kinsman nearer than I. 13 Tarry this night, and it shall be in the morning, that if he will perform unto thee the part of a kinsman, well; let him do the kinsman's part: but if he will not do the part of a kinsman to thee, then will I do the part of a kinsman to thee, as the LORD liveth: lie down until the morning. 14 And she lay at his feet until the morning: and she rose up before one could know another. And he said, Let it not be known that a woman came into the floor. 15 Also he said, Bring the vail that thou hast upon thee, and hold it. And when she held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her: and she went into the city. 16 And when she came to her mother in law, she said, Who art thou, my daughter? And she told her all that the man had done to her. 17 And she said, These six measures of barley gave he me; for he said to me, Go not empty unto thy mother in law. 18 Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day.

I - Boaz Verbally Adoring his Future Bride (10)

A) Adored Due to her Dedication & Faithfulness

B) Adored Due to her Discretion & Chasteness

II - Boaz Virtuously Acknowledging his Future Bride (11)

A) The Public Knowledge of Ruth’s Stable Testimony

B) The Pleasurable Knowledge of Ruth’s Satisfying Testimony

III - Boaz Vibrantly Assuring his Future Bride (12 - 13)

A) Boaz would do the Required Thing - Due to the Mosaic Law

1 - The Other Redeemer & His Restrictions (Deut. 23: 3)

2 - The Other Redeemer & His Rejection

B) Boaz would do the Right Thing - Due to his Mighty Love

1 - The Favorable Words - Offered her Rest

2 - The Finished Work - Offered her Redemption

IV - Boaz Visually Adorning his Future Bride (14 - 18)

A) The Heavy Load of Ruth’s Barley - Ruth Carried It

1 - Barley was for her Food

2 - Barley was for her Family (17)

B) The Heightened Love of Ruth’s Boaz - Ruth Cherished Him

1 - Boaz Protected the Reputation of Ruth (14)

2 - Boaz Proclaimed the Redemption of Ruth (18)


“Ruth - Flaming Hearts in Fields of Hope”



Title: “The Big Finish of Boaz”
Theme: “Looking at the Redeemer - His Heart”
Text: “Ruth 4: 1 - 13”

I - Boaz Requiring his Redemptive Seat (1 - 2)

A) The Gate of Bethlehem & its Relativity

B) The Guest of Boaz & his Request

C) The Gathering of Businessmen & their Requirements

II - Boaz Reporting his Reluctant Story (3 - 6)

A) The Pressing Problem & Need (3)

B) The Public Proposal & Notice (4)

C) The Pagan Participant & Nullification (5 - 6)

III - Boaz Removing his Relatives Shoe (7/10, Deut. 23: 6/10)

A) The Shoe off of his Foot - Denied his Heritage

B) The Shame of his Family - Despised his Household

C) The Spitting upon his Face - Disgraced his Honor

IV - Boaz Receiving his Rightful Signs (11 - 12)

A) The Witnesses Speak of Blessings

B) The Welcomed Signs of Birth

C) The Worthy Seed of Boaz

V - Boaz Reproducing his Regal Son (13)

A) The Lovely Bride of Boaz - His Helpmate (his wife)

B) The Lord’s Blessing of Boaz - His Helper (the Lord gave)

C) The Little Baby of Boaz - His Heritage (bare a son)


“Ruth - Flaming Hearts in Fields of Hope”



Title: “The Bright Future of Bethlehem”
Theme: “Looking at the Redeemed - Her Heritage”
Text: “Ruth 4: 14 - 22”

Ruth 4:14-22 (KJV) 14 And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel. 15 And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him. 16 And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it. 17 And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David. 18 Now these are the generations of Pharez: Pharez begat Hezron, 19 And Hezron begat Ram, and Ram begat Amminadab, 20 And Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon, 21 And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed, 22 And Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David.

I - The Portrayed One & his Family Nurturing - Obed (14 - 16)

A) Obed Reestablished Naomi - Her Heritage & Name

B) Obed Reinvigorated Naomi - Her Helpfulness & Nursing

II - The Prominent One & his Forthcoming Nobility - David (17, 22)

A) David the Last Seed of Jesse

B) David the Lifted Son of Jesse

III - The Perfect One & his Famous Name - Jesus (Matt.1: 1, 5/6, 16)

A) Jesus is the Real Kinsman Redeemer - He Loved Me

B) Jesus is the Righteous Kinsman Redeemer - He Liberated Me



Hopefully these outlines will be useful to you as a pastor or a preacher. If I can be of any help to you in your personal ministry please feel free to contact me.

This is the 2nd volume of my Alliterated sermons. In the near future I will have many more books published with my alliterated sermon outlines.

Please feel free to check out my website at:


Dr. Donald Cantrell

770 Callie Jones Rd.

Chatsworth, Ga. 30705

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