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 Sermon Outlines

Below you will find numerous sermon outlines, presented here at Bellflower.   We record all of our lessons so if you would like an MP3 copy emailed to you, send us a note.

Lesson Presented by Date

NEW Sermons 2017

Sermons 2016

Sermons 2015

Sermons 2014  

Sermons 2013

Sermons 2012

Sermons 2011

Series of Lessons

1 CORINTHIANS - Sermons from 1 Corinthians 

BACK TO BASICS.   Back to Basics -     2014 Theme! A study of some fundamental doctrines.  From time to time we need to study the basics. 

BIBLE RELIABLE - Can We Count on the Bible? A series of lessons addressing the integrity of the text of the 66 Books of the Canon.

BAPTISM  - Baptism in God's Plan - a discussion of why one should be baptized.

Comfort Doctrines.  A study of TRUE comfort in Christ and FALSE doctrines of comfort.  Series in progress.

NEW  CHRISTIAN, What It Means to Be a Christian- A Series of lessons addressing becoming and growing as a Christian.  Prepared for a Gospel Meeting.

NEW CHURCH - The New Testament Church - 2017 Theme.  A detailed study of what is the New Testament Church

COMMUNITY CHURCH - The Community Church Movement.  A 4 lesson study of a movement that is sweeping the nation because of its worldly appeal.

ELDERS - A study of Elders.  Examining what the Bible says about elders and other leaders in the Lord's Church

NEW  EPHESIANS- Book of Ephesians -  A textual examination of the Book of Ephesians in sermons

EVANGELISM - Evangelism Lessons.  A monthly lesson addressing our need to evangelize.

EXCUSES - What's Your Excuse?  An examination of excuses in the Bible

FAMILY Godly Homes in an Ungodly World - An ongoing study dealing with the home.

GOD - A study of God - 19 lessons about God.  Presented with the hopes that a better understanding of Him means we will give Him the reverence He deserves.

HEARTPurer in Heart, Help Me to Be2013 Theme! 
A study of the Christian's Heart.

ISLAM- A Study of Islam  A brief study of this growing world religion.

JESUS - Life of Jesus - An ongoing series examining the life of Jesus and what we can learn about Him. 

MONEY  The Christian and Money - an ongoing study (2012) addressing what the Bible says about money and how we are to manage our things.

OTHERS - The Christian and Others.    2016 Theme   Continuing to address the responsibilities of Christians, this theme addresses how the life of a Christian includes others - including those outside and our brethren. 

POSITIVE PREACHING - The Positive Preaching Movement.  A study presented in 3 lessons about the problems with ALL positive preaching.

PSALMS  NEW  Studies in the Psalms (ongoing series)

PREMILLENIALISM - A Study of Premillenialism.  A series of lessons posted dealing with this popular end-time doctrine.  Lessons were presented about 2 years ago and are posted here by request.

SONGS NEW   The Songs We Sing.  Studies examining the messages of songs we sing.

TRENDS - Trends.  A study of some movements affecting the brotherhood.

UNITY - Can't We All Just Get Along?  A study addressing how to achieve unity within the local congregation. 12 lessons.  Now Complete

Sermons by Topic

Assurance -

Blessed Assurance.  What can Christians with assurance know about their salvation?

 

Attendance -

Why Should I Be Here?  A lessons encouraging support of Gospel Meetings.  Especially attendance.  Listen

 

Attitudes -

Lost in the Wilderness.  Attitudes that contributed to Israel being lost in the wilderness

 

Authority -

Accept no Substitutes - a lesson dealing with attempts to substitute man's ways for God's word

What Is Your Source of Authority? - The true source of authority as well as false sources of authority.

 

BACK TO BASICS.  
Back to Basics -   2014 Theme! A study of some fundamental doctrines.  From time to time we need to study the basics.   

Bible -

The Effective Working Word - how the word of God Works today        Listen
Trembling At God's Word.  Isaiah 66:2 - Do we truly tremble when we are not in line with what God's word says?
SERIES
 
Can We Count on the Bible? A series of lessons addressing the integrity of the text of the 66 Books of the Canon.

NEW The Bible - an introduction to the Bible.

NEW Is the Bible Inspired? Can We understand it?

NEW Bible Study.  Some rules to help us effectively study the Bible

NEW Is the Bible Reliable today?  A summary of observations that prove what we have today is accurate and thus the word of God.

 

Christian, the name -

Called Christians.  An examination of the name Christian as recorded in Acts 11:27       Listen

 

Christian Living -

Whose Business Is It What I Do?  Biblically, it is the business of others what we do.  See what the Bible says.  Listen
What this Election Will Not Change  Some thoughts on how to live after an election, regardless of who wins.

Counting the Cost  Part 1  Part 2  Two lessons devoted to an understanding of the cost involved in serving God.

 

Church -

NEW  The New Testament Church 2017 Theme - an ongoing study of the NT church

Can Churches Cooperate? A Lesson addressing HOW churches cooperated in New Testament times
Listen Upon this Rock.  A lesson addressing the origin of the one TRUE church.  Matthew 16:18-19

What is the Mission of the Church?  What is the TRUE Biblical mission or work the church is authorized to engage in?
Institutionalism - 2 Lessons addressing some of the main issues associated with this doctrine advocated among many churches of Christ   Listen: Part 1    Part2

The Church - God's Kingdom - how are the church and kingdom of God related to one another?

 

Choices -

What Choice Will You Make.    Life is about the two paths we choose between.  Every little thing we do has an impact on the overall picture.

 

Conviction -

Stand Fast, 2 Lesson on our need to become unmovable in our stand for truth.

They Had Been with Jesus - Acts 4:13.  The courage of Peter and John demonstrated.

 

Evangelism -

 Call To Reach the Lost.  Some reasons why we ought to reach the lost.

Would You Have Talked to Apollos? Excuses people make to avoid confronting those in error
Discussing Religion with Others.  Some thoughts to keep in mind as you engage in discussions about religion.
Excuses of Moses.  Five Excuses made by Moses to keep from delivering Israel.  Do we make these excuses in reaching the lost?

 

Evidences -

Does God Exist?.  Some reasons within the world that point toward the existence of Intelligent design.

ELDERS -
SERIES 
A study of Elders.  Examining what the Bible says about elders and other leaders in the Lord's Church

Faith -

Help my unbelief.  Tools to help us increase our faith in everyday life

 

False Religions and Doctrines -

Comfort Doctrines.  A study of TRUE comfort in Christ and FALSE doctrines of comfort.  Series in progress.

SERIES  - A Study of Islam  A brief study of this growing world religion.

SERIES  - A Study of Premillenialism.  A series of lessons posted dealing with this popular end-time doctrine.

SERIES  - Trends.  A study of some movements affecting the brotherhood.

SERIES   - The Positive Preaching Movement.  A study presented in 3 lessons about the problems with ALL positive preaching.

The United Church of Christ.  A lesson explaining why we are not affiliated with this denomination. (Moved from Archives)

 

FAMILY -

SERIES   Godly Homes in an Ungodly World - An ongoing study dealing with the home.

 

God -
SERIES
 
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A study of God - 19 lessons about God.  Presented with the hopes that a better understanding of Him means we will give Him the reverence He deserves.

The Will of God - a lesson examining texts about the will of God.

Why I Believe in God

Why the God of the Bible? Just because you believe in God is not enough.  You need to understand the God of the Bible is the ONE true God.

Who is God?  An introduction to the character of God.

Theistic Evolution.  Was the world created by God in 6 literal days?

Difficult Questions About God.  Examining some challenges about God.

 

Gospel Meetings

Now that our Gospel Meeting is History - observations from a completed meeting - 2013

 

Heart

SERIES Purer in Heart, Help Me to Be.   A study of the Christian's Heart.

 

Holiness -

How Can I Be Holy? 2 Lessons that help us understand the need to be holy.

 

Jesus, life of -

SERIES  - Life of Jesus - A series examining the life of Jesus and what we can learn about Him.   NOW Complete

WHAT Crucified Jesus?  Sinful attitudes that resulted in Jesus being crucified.  They may be closer than we care to admit.         Listen

They Had Been with Jesus - Acts 4:13.  The courage of Peter and John demonstrated.

Jesus - Who is He? An introductory lesson about Jesus

Jesus - Son of God/Son of Man - What does it mean to say Jesus is the Son of God?  Establishes the deity of Jesus

Jesus - His Virgin Birth and Resurrection.  Examining the virgin birth and resurrection of Jesus.

 

Money -

SERIES  The Christian and Money - A study (2012 theme) addressing what the Bible says about money and how we are to manage our things.  NOW Complete

 

Opportunity -

 As We Have Opportunity.  Do we take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves?

 

Repentance -

Fruit Worthy of Repentance (1).  Part 1 of 3 lessons on what TRUE repentance will produce.
Fruit Worthy of Repentance (2) (Examples).  Part 2 of 3 lessons on what TRUE repentance will produce.
Fruit Worthy of Repentance (3) Part 3 of 3.  When one repents. (Presented over 2 sessions)
                Listen to Part 1                Listen to Part 2            Listen to Part 3        Listen to Part 4

 

Rejoicing -

Rejoice in the Lord.  Christians ought to rejoice.

 

Religion -

Is it Enough to be Religious?  Examining zeal without knowledge and knowledge without zeal  Listen

 

Salvation -

The Way.  Examining the term, "the Way" found in scripture.  Jesus is "The Way"

 

Sin

I Have Sinned.  Several times in the Bible people have admitted to their sins.  Was it always sincere?

 

Sincerity

Am I Sincere?  Some qualities found in one who is sincere.

Songs
The Songs We Sing.  Studies examining the messages of songs we sing.

 

Unity -

SERIES  Can't We All Just Get Along?  A study addressing how to achieve unity within the local congregation. 12 lessons.  Now Complete

 

You have not Passed This Way Before

Archives - Sermons prepared 2008 and earlier. (In time these will be assimilated into this page with search capabilities)