Goodbye, hope. Indeed, the cynic would say that those who would live on hope will soon starve to death. When the love you had counted on is gone and you feel that you may never know love again, remember that SUNDAY’S COMIN’. The Pharisees were struttin’ around, laughin’ and pokin’ each other in the ribs. It’s where the action is! John 21:3-4. (December 30 2018) Sermon for The First Sunday After Christmas - Colossians 3:12–17 (Exodus 13:1–3a, 11–15; Psalm 111; Luke 2:22–40) Give Love as a Gift Steve Berndt July 12, 2019 We know the story. Any church dress code should be whatever comes to mind immediately after thinking, “I’m going into the presence of God.” God doesn’t give brownie points for ties and skirts. The crowds shouted, “Hosanna!” which means “Save us, please,” or “Save us NOW!” “Hosanna! Doing whats right actually exalt the Lord! London: Holdsworth and Ball. Would the pastor wish he had worked harder on his sermon? Honoring the Sabbath helps us to focus on doing whats right. When you are so far down you don’t remember up, the word is SUNDAY’S COMIN’. That was the ancients’ way of saying how important hope is. and not doing as you please or speaking idle words. Being there ready and in your place when the first song starts is beneficial. This is "Sermon 07-28-19: When Sunday Comes" by St. James on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. (4) He had been horrible! A sermon for the 4th Sunday in Advent. It was Friday, and on Friday Pilate thought he had washed his hands of a lot of trouble. As Jesus rode into his capital city, tourists from all over Israel lined the street and cheered wildly. 16  But the LORD of hosts is exalted in justice, and the Holy God shows himself holy in righteousness. The early church clearly gathered on the first day of the week and served as a testimony that honoring Christ for His work at Calvary was a priority for them. The story is told of two brothers who grew up on a farm. Even though we have come to know those disciples all as “Saint” something-or-other, the gospel record regularly presents them as somewhat less than saintly and often in a most unflattering light. I know that can be a gruesome thought but I guarantee we have all wondered about it. They shouted back, “Crucify him!”(5) The high hope of just five days earlier was gone. That is the church’s message of hope. Charles Henrickson Posted on 11/19/2011 2:03:57 PM PST by Charles Henrickson “Then Comes the End” (1 Corinthians 15:20-28; Matthew 25:31-46) So should it be with us; and so it will be, in proportion as we have attained to the views and dispositions of those blessed spirits. One went away to college, earned a law degree, and became a partner in a prominent law firm in the state capital. J-Mcgee.com TTB.org Jesus loves you! ], Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favor of the LORD. When Death Comes Knocking 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 Have you ever wondered what happens to us when we die? The Ones Grieved By His Death! IT WAS FRIDAY. Hope for them would have involved bidding a not-so-fond farewell to the Romans, but that was not their true priority. When Sunday Comes. It seems fitting and right to give the Lord His own day. Who do you feel should give up their time when you need more? Tom Long quoted by Brett Younger, “Staying for the Whole Parade,” Pulpit Digest, March, April, 1999, pp. When life begins to get you down, our word is SUNDAY’S COMIN’. The disciples thought that it was the best day they had ever known. “Then what do you wish me to do with the man you call the King of the Jews?” he asked. In what light we should view the Sabbath—. Hosanna in the highest heaven!” They shouted until they were hoarse. (. Simeon, C. (1832). The other brother stayed on the family farm. 23 Thus says the LORD of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’ ”. 1.10.21 Sunday Sermon - WHEN IS JESUS COMING BACK? The disciples would be knights at the round table, shining in their armor, using might for right, battling evil. James says that the danger of hearing without doing is, in effect, deceiving yourself. He Comes! It is healthy and strengthening for a church to offer members the opportunity to honor the Lord corporately the entire day. They say unto him, We also go with thee. He asked, “Why don’t you… One would think that these who had traveled with him and known him so intimately surely would never lose hope – they had seen him give sight to the blind, heal withered limbs, even restore the dead to life. (. ... Positivity and hope are in very short supply when it comes to the book of Ecclesiastes. Resources to inspire you — and your congregation! On Sunday, your church needs to be the most coveted place to be in your community. Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. The illegal midnight trial at the home of Caiaphas, the High Priest, and subsequent torture. Posted on October 23, 2016 by Revd Alan Sykes. Jerusalem was going to be Camelot, and Jesus was going to be King Arthur. Sunday’s sermon: When the Perfect Comes. Would Jesus lead the conquest of the hated Romans? Thanks for all your hard work in preparing them.”. A deserved promotion went to someone else. Another form of being casual is getting up and leaving. Good for them. They thought they were back in charge of things. But that was Friday, and Sunday’s comin’!” One of the Deacons yelled, “Preach, brother, Preach!” It was all the encouragement he needed. Thousands who have perished by the hand of the public executioner, have traced their shame and misery to a neglect of the Sabbath: but never was an instance known of one who duly improved his Sabbaths being left to die under the dominion of his sins. I’ll make you feast on the inheritance of your ancestor Jacob.”. Sunday’s comin’! When the love you had counted on is gone and you feel that you may never know love again, remember that SUNDAY’S COMIN’. Mom and Dad quizzed him on his Sunday School lesson for the day. It’s also humorous how many people are too sick on Sunday, but aren’t on Monday. II. Of course, near the end of the week, Jesus gathered with the Twelve in the Upper Room to celebrate the Passover. Peterson, E. H. (2005). (2016). I have hope, the same hope that energized that Palm Sunday crowd. It might have taken different forms for different people. When The Morning Comes. The reality is that, if we figure to survive in this world, we had better have hope. We know the story. But here comes Jesus riding on the colt of a donkey, a notably undersized farm animal. If you’ll trust Him, He will use everything you've been through to prepare you for the weight that comes with new levels of favor. According to Mark’s gospel, the day after the parade, Jesus came to the Temple and made a wreck of things. The crowds lining the route of the procession should be commended for their enthusiasm. A husband or wife was NOT delivered from the cancer. "When Death Comes"Sunday, November 4, 2018All Saint's SundayPastor Dave Nagler ... Related Sermons. Make the decision once, not every week—the family who has to decide every week whether to go to church has already lost half the battle. A sermon is an oration or lecture by a preacher (who is usually a member of clergy).Sermons address a scriptural, theological, or moral topic, usually expounding on a type of belief, law, or behavior within both past and present contexts.Elements of the sermon often include exposition, exhortation, and practical application.The act of delivering a sermon is called preaching. The benefits we may expect from a due observance of it—. The ceremonial laws relating to it are abrogated; but the moral part of it is as much in force as ever. Rev. 508–509). GET YOUR FOUR FREE SAMPLES! At the end of his message he just yelled at the top of his lungs, `It’s FRIDAY!’ and all 500 of us in that church yelled back with one accord, `SUNDAY’S COMIN’!”(7). Mark 5:1-20. The disciples were runnin’ in every direction, like sheep without a shepherd, but that was Friday, and Sunday’s comin!”. Sorry. Pastor Monroe Mercer **Where it says Matthew 29, it should be Matthew 24. While it may not be easy, it really is simple. This was what had sustained the Israelite faithful from generation to generation. You can’t change anything in this world; you can’t change anything. IT WAS FRIDAY, SUNDAY IS COMING. As our Lord said of some particular evil spirits, “These go not out, but by prayer and tasting,” so we may say of the evils which are predominant in many professors of religion, ‘They do not give way, because such slight efforts are made upon the Sabbath to subdue them.’ If that day were truly and entirely devoted to the Lord, Satan would no longer retain the ungodly as his vassals, nor be able to exert so much influence over those who have professedly cast off his yoke. We may perform the outward duties of that day, and reap no material benefit: but if we truly and earnestly endeavour to honour God in the way before described, God will draw nigh to us, and reveal himself to us, and fill us with joy and peace in believing. Well. What in the world happened? The preacher kept going. What God has in store for you is greater than anything you can imagine. We have seen many lives radically changed by a … Luke 1:26-38,46-56 “When God Comes To Town” God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth to speak to a young virgin named Mary. Click here for more information. It needs to be the center of truth and divine presence wherever your church meets. But they didn’t know it was only Friday! Let me count the ways. and from doing as you please on my holy day, and if you honor it by not going your own way. Don’t be casual—it is trendy these days to treat church like any other place we go. I’m not advocating that there is innate spirituality in putting oneself in danger to go to church when it snows, but why should Walmart be worth the danger when church isn’t? Treat Sunday as the first fruits of your time—give God the first and your best. 22 Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favor of the LORD. I am helped and strengthened by reading it, and it sets so many ideas going that sermon preparation is a joy. They went forth, and entered into a … ** Who must not acknowledge that one day thus spent in the courts and in the service of Jehovah, is better than a thousand passed amongst the vain delights of this world? How significant is this last week of Jesus' life? The One Gloating Over His Death! They had hope. There would be more torture, the taunts of soldiers, a crown of thorns, the Via Dolorosa, and finally Calvary. The orchestra was forever ready to play, “Happy days are here again.” It had been SO long. For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my misery, and my bones waste away.”(3) For half a millennium, they had kept an eye out for David’s successor to gallop into town, assume the throne, and change their sad song. That ancient promise was etched indelibly in the mind of a glory-starved nation. Our concentration and that of those around us can be hindered when we munch on snacks we bring to church. Pastors always feel a bit nervous when someone says, “I visited your church last Sunday and . (Leininger), All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan. An adult man on a full grown donkey would almost have his feet scraping the ground. Indeed the services of the Sabbath cannot possibly consist with indulged and wilful sin: on the contrary, they are both a preparation for heaven, and a foretaste of it: on earth the saints behold their God by faith; but in heaven they will behold him face to face: on earth they, as it were, learn and rehearse their parts; but in heaven they will join the full chorus of saints and angels in everlasting hallelujahs to God and to the Lamb. Is our life here on earth as short and difficult as it seems all there is or… Perhaps because the answer to a heartfelt prayer did not come in the way expected. The basic question is, “Are you going to be a faithful worshiper or not?” Answering “yes” to that question answers a thousand other questions at the same time. Some serve to confirm what is already living in your heart. ], But we will proceed to state more particularly, Our one aim on that day must be, to “honour God”—. Each Sunday, Parrish delivers his sermon at St. James’ Franklin Street location for the 8 a.m. service, then travels to the Capehart Road location for the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Children’s Sermons In both cases, the emphasis was on the whole day. "When Sunday comes" Sermon Preparatory Song - Cailyn Wade of Stephen F Austin Univ. III. Have you ever lost hope? On that Sunday morning they had a sanctuary filled with thousands of people. Victory over our spiritual enemies—, [This seems to be the import of that expression, “I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth:” and it shall be fulfilled to all who conscientiously improve their Sabbaths to the glory of their God. Well, I have some good news for you this morning. It was enjoined to man in Paradise: and the commandment relating to it, when renewed to man at Mount Sinai, was, like all the other moral commandments, written by God himself on tables of stone. What if Jesus himself dropped by? (The answer is yes.) Sunday’s comin’! We should feel a veneration for it, precisely as we should for any thing else that had been dedicated to the Lord: and, as we shudder at the impiety of Belshazzar in using, at a feast, the sacred vessels which he had taken from Jerusalem, though he himself was not a worshipper of Jehovah; much more must we, who acknowledge the sanctity of the Sabbath, shudder at the thought of alienating any portion of it from Him, to whom it exclusively belongs. Watch. And here we confidently make our appeal to all who have ever laboured to spend a Sabbath to the Lord, whether they have not found such a measure of grace and peace flowing into their souls, as has abundantly recompensed their utmost exertions? The practice of honoring the Lord for a whole day had precedent in the Sabbath law from creation before evolving into the first day of the week after the resurrection. 8, pp. Have a high threshold for missing—what will it take for you to miss? 25) stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 20, 2011 | The Rev. Paul gave three words of encouragement to those believers: 1. It is something we must do every day. Hymn Lists, The six-year-old came home from Palm Sunday services proudly carrying his palm. What better way and time to make a statement than to exhibit outwardly what you should feel inwardly? And where the Sabbath is thus habitually honoured, we will venture to say, that such happiness will at times flow into the soul, as David experienced, when he said, “My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, whilst my mouth praiseth thee with joyful lipsf:” yes, “they shall be satisfied with the fatness of God’s house; and he will make them drink of the river of his pleasures.”], 2. Sermon: Bible Sunday, 23 October 2016, St Matthias. We get to spend the other six days divided up among our careers, homes, and hobbies. Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David! Antiochus had forbidden the practice of the Jewish faith on pain of death. This was what energized the crowd along Jesus’ parade route that day. Campolo continues, “He kept on working that one phrase for a half hour, then an hour, then an hour and a quarter, then an hour and a half. 73-78. Preaching Materials...that's all! The words of the Psalmist had been a continuing national lament: “Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eye wastes away from grief, my soul and body also. It’s what comes after the “and” that worries us. They were looking for the coming Messiah to lead them into battle, riding in a chariot or mounted on a fiery stallion. By eight the morning fog would disappear. ." 14 then you will find your joy in the LORD, and I will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land, and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.”. But those cynics don’t know that it was only Friday. Then with heart and soul and every fibre of our being we can shout, IT’S FRIDAY, BUT, PRAISE GOD, SUNDAY’S COMIN’! Dr. Campolo writes: For an hour and a half he preached one line over and over again…”It’s Friday, but Sunday’s comin’!” He started his sermon real softly by saying, “It was Friday; it was Friday and my Jesus was dead on the tree. For example, there were those in the crowd known as the Zealots whose top priority was ridding the land of Caesar. It makes a statement to your family about what you find most important to be on time for. Thus the very sanctity of the Sabbath should render it “honourable” in our estimation; and we should labour to “honour it” by every possible expression of our regard.]. I realize that our culture rarely dresses up for anything any more. It’s infectious and will spread whenever it is a reality in the pew. When Jesus Comes On The Scene. They laughed and cried and danced and sang. Jesus’ other good friends scatter like scared rabbits. By the end of the week, the crowds will have disappeared and be replaced by a few faithful friends gathered on a hill outside Jerusalem called Calvary. Some messages will leave you needing to correct something, while others may leave you needing to strengthen something else. Used by permission. J Vernon McGee teaches us "The Rapture Comes Next" in this Sunday Sermon in a way that you can easily understand. The early church clearly gathered on the first day of the week and served as a testimony that honoring Christ for His work at Calvary was a priority for them. For them it was religious duty to drive the infidels out. TRY SERMONWRITER! It is a great witness to a busy culture when Christians take a whole day out of their just-as-busy schedules and submit it to a kingdom much larger than their own little culture. Thus the Sabbath, being consecrated to the especial service of God, is called in our text “God’s holy day;” and, “The holy of the Lord.” In the New Testament also it is called, “The Lord’s day.” Hence it is obvious, that every part of it is to be regarded as the Lord’s property, and to be improved for him alone. Pastors Professional Research Service, March/April 1993, 2. Also consider giving Him the whole day, just not part of it. I. I love thee to the depth and breadth … By Request - From Donald Lawrence & Tri-City Singers - BIBLE STORIES The full possession of our heavenly home. But on that awful day we can think again and recall a special time long, long ago. [The arrival of that day should be greeted by us with holy joy: we should say, “This is the day that the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” If we could suppose an angel sent down to this lower world to labour in some common occupation, and permitted every seventh day to return to his heavenly abodes, and spend that day in the employments suited to his taste, with what delight would he look forward to the stated returns of that day! The Ones Glad For His Death! The Jewish prophets spake of it as to be continued under the Gospel dispensation: and the Apostles evidently continued the observance of it, transferring it only from the last day of the week to the first, in commemoration of our Lord’s resurrection from the dead, and of the work of redemption which was thereby completedb. What if Jesus himself dropped by? In fact, when you look at it, much of the Bible is describing situations that are far from positive. Copyright 2001, Dr. David E. Leininger. He had desecrated the altar by sacrificing pigs on it. 1. Mark 11:1-11 Sunday’s Coming!! The cynics were lookin’ at the world and sayin’ `As things have been so shall they be. [That land which was given to Jacob for his inheritance, was typical of the Canaan that is above, which truly “floweth with milk and honey.” And it may be safely affirmed, that no person who has conscientiously employed his Sabbaths here, ever did, or ever can, fall short of the heavenly rest. Be honest about whether His day gets the short end of the stick when the schedule gets tight. Mark 1:21-28. "Then Comes the End" (Sermon for the Last Sunday of the Church Year, on 1 Cor. Perhaps the answer is as simple as a loss of hope. Truth be known, their deepest hope would have been for Jesus not to upset their apple cart. Or perhaps there was disappointment with the Lord’s Church, disappointment because the church sometimes proves to be not quite that “fellowship of kindred minds…like to that above.” Those things can rob us of hope. Over and over he came at us, “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s comin!” By the time he had come to the end of the message…He had me and everybody else so worked up that I don’t think any of us could have stood it much longer. Sunday Sermon: ‘When Christ Comes to Take Us Home ... During my study for this sermon this week, I carefully read 1 st and 2 nd Thessalonians. Yet, it still makes a statement when we refuse to treat His presence too casually. Skip to comments. The next morning the transfer to Pilate, the governor’s Passover festival offer to the gathered crowd: freedom for some prisoner – “Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?” They cried out for Barabbas instead. Something, while others may leave you needing to correct something, while others leave. 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