Sermons on Fear

Sermons on Fear

1 Samuel 15

SERIES: Leadership in Hard Times Partial Obedience Is Disobedience SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 15 SPEAKER: Michael P. Andrus                         Introduction:  Let me paint a little word picture for you that will be readily identifiable to anyone with a toddler at home.   “It’s almost supper time, Adam.  Pick up the papers and crayons that are all over the floor and put them in your desk before supper.”   “Oh, Daddy, do I have to?”   “Yes, you have to.”   The family gathers at the supper table, Adam…

John 20:11-29

SERIES: The Gospel of John Grief, Fear, and Doubt:  Three Enemies of the Soul SPEAKER: Michael P. Andrus Introduction: Last Lord’s Day we had three great worship services.  The music was marvelous, and our people were able to focus their hearts and minds on the risen Christ in a very special way.  In a message on the Not-Quite-Empty Tomb, we noted that the Apostle John came to believe in the Resurrection, not through OT prophecies about it, nor through Jesus’ own predictions concerning…

2 Chronicles 19, 20

Jehoshaphat: “The Battle Is not Yours, but God’s!”                                             Introduction:  American parents are choosing Bible names for their children in record numbers.  In a recent survey Michael was the most popular, but others frequently chosen were Joshua, Mary, Elizabeth, Timothy, David, Andrew, and Matthew.  Generally, the more godly and successful the person was in Bible times, the more popular the name is today.  Little wonder, then, that Ahab, Jezebel and Judas are rarely, if ever, chosen.  But one name that doesn’t fit this particular pattern…

1 John 4:7-21

The Love Connection:  God’s Love and Ours Introduction:  A strange story hit our newspapers about two weeks ago involving two ten-year-old girls and their parents.  One of the girls, Arlena Twigg, had a congenital heart defect, and when the doctors ordered some genetic testing to aid in her treatment, it produced a surprising result:  her parents weren’t her parents.  Regina and Ernest Twigg didn’t tell her the news because of her critical condition, and shortly thereafter, in August, 1988, she died. The Twiggs hired private…

Matthew 14:22-36

 Truly You Are the Son of God! Introduction:  In our journey through the Gospel of Matthew we come today to another of those amazing miracles which are so well-known to Bible students and even children–Jesus walking on the Sea of Galilee.  Sometimes these stories are so well known that familiarity can breed contempt; we may even yawn when we hear about them.  But these were real events with profound truth behind them.  May God help us to have ears to hear what He wants…

Acts 18

What You Can’t Learn in Seminary Introduction:  The road to virtually any worthwhile goal is long and tough.  To become a pilot in the U.S. Airforce you have to start with a college degree.  If you make it through the brutal application procedure (over 95% washout) you spend three months in Officer Training School.  Then comes a year of undergraduate pilot training, two years of operational training, and two more years of co-pilot training.  The goal of becoming a captain in the Air Force from…

Luke 7:36-50

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?                       Introduction:  Missionary aviation is a field of service that for the past 75 years has enabled the gospel to penetrate the most remote areas of the third world.  Twenty-five years ago a New Tribes missionary and I took off from the southernmost airport in Venezuela, Puerto Ayacucho, in an MAF four-seater plane.  We flew over the rainforest for 3 hours with absolutely no place to land a plane until we came to a little jungle airstrip next to…