Sermons by Pastor Steve Sanchez (Page 16)
How hard is it to break out of tradition? How can ritualistic worship of God actually keep people from God? Jesus came to destroy empty religious rituals to bring people to him, but it was not very well received. Are you religious? Or are you a person who worships in spirit and truth? Find out with this teaching from Mark 2:18-22.
Can you be good enough to make it to Heaven? What is the least prayed prayer in churches these days? What do Brad Pitt, David Bowie and shock jock Howard Stern think happens after they die? And what is the lost key guaranteed to unlock the heart of the most hardened sinner? Find out the answer to these questions and more when you check out this teaching.
The musical artist Prince just died. David Bowie and Glen Frey of the Eagles passed away recently as well. 150,000 people die every day, 6,200 people every hour, 104 each minute. With a snap of the fingers, two more people go into eternity. Where will most of them end up in the afterlife and what are you willing to do about it? Find out in this message called “Sudden Death.”
Jesus is the friend of all the worst society had to offer. He calls the most despised in the world’s eyes to follow him. That’s what he did when he told a most-hated man to leave it all behind and stake his claim with the Son of God? Why? And how did those old religious leaders respond? How would you respond if Jesus called an ISIS child molester to join your church?
There is nothing is more exciting than living on the knife edge of faith. We should live with an expectation that God can and will move in our lives as we trust in him. Do you live with a sense of expectancy as a follower of Jesus? Do you believe that God can and will move when you need him to, no matter what you are going through? In this account in Mark 2:1-12, five men were surprised by Jesus when…
When was the last time you were surprised by Jesus? When was the last time He answered your prayers in a totally unexpected way? In this passage in Mark 2:1-5, five men were completely blown away by something that Jesus did that no one ever expected him to do.
Easter is a holiday—a Holy Day—but much of the meaning behind it has been lost. Yet for the Christian, this day signifies the most amazing miracle that has ever happened in history: Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Maybe that’s not so significant a fact for you. Maybe you’re not sure why it’s so important. Or, perhaps, you’re confused about the full meaning of this event. Well, you’re in good company. Even those who followed Jesus, his very closest companions,…
John 12:12-15. Do you know why Palm Sunday has been celebrated for thousands of years? Have you ever wondered why people wave palm branches on this day? And what’s up with everyone shouting “Hosanna!”? What does that even mean? Get these questions answered and learn why you ought to consider the significance of Palm Sunday in your own life.
Mark 1:40-45. Jesus heals a man of leprosy which is a foreshadowing of his healing the greatest disease of all: sin. Warning: This teaching contains graphic descriptions of leprosy and its effects on the body. Sermon notes for further thought. These can be used as a personal devotional or for a group discussion. Click here for sermon notes.
Mark 1:14-28: Jesus starts his public ministry with a call to all, nabs his 1st followers, then preaches amazingly while casting out a demon from a heckler. All the info, along with search words, are provided below. The Call is to All (Mark 1:14-28) DISCLAIMER: No claims of absolute originality are made for this material. As one man said, “I milk a lot of cows, but I churn my own butter.” Please use these sermons as the Lord leads…. And now…