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Little Big Man -- Luke 19:1-10 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: How to be big in God's eyes.Props: Measuring tape.
Stick-to-it-tiveness -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Practice won't make you perfect, but persistence will surely get you closer t
The Candy Cane -- Luke 19:28-40 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To show how God can be within our midst and we can fail to recognize him (thi
Building Blocks -- 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 -- Tim Carpenter, Brett Blair -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To demonstrate the Bible's gift of instruction.
Feel The Wind In Your Face -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To communicate an understanding of what happened at Pentecost.
Oh, Lord, It's Hard To Be Humble -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To teach humility before God in prayer.Props: None.
You Owe Me Nothing -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Great forgiveness produces great love.
A Little Forgiveness Goes A Long Way -- Luke 17:3-10 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: We do not need a lot of faith to exercise forgiveness.
Big Rocks -- Luke 8:26-39, Galatians 3:23-29 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: We must fill our lives with the important things first or the smaller things
Thankful For The Little Things -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Appreciation for the little things.
A Great Party -- John 12:1-8 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Honoring Jesus.
Take Care Of Your Wagon -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: If you take care of your toys today you will be entrusted with greater things
Lost And Found -- Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To convey the joy that occurs when that which was lost is found.
Richie Rich -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: We must show concern and care for others.
I'll Do Better Next Time -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To explain that God is patient with us when we don't live as we should.
How Much Does It Cost? -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Understanding the cost of something before the commitment is made.
Wonder Bread -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: The body is more than food.
The Lost Sheep -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: God's love and concern for one lost child.
A Father's Desire -- Luke 13:31-35 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To communicate our Father's desire to gather and save his children.
Kingdom Order -- Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To teach that in God's Kingdom victory does not fall on the strongest and fas
Fishers Of Men -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: The evangelistic nature of Christianity.
Sometimes You Gotta Bend The Rules! -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Rules and laws are good.
The Upside Down Cup -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: The priorities of Kingdom living.
Sign Of The Times -- Luke 12:49-56 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Winter and cold as symbols and signs of the world's darkness and the need for
The Truth Will Upset You Before It Sets You Free -- Luke 4:21-30 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: We must listen to hard words as well as pleasant words.
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Note: This sermon is the second in a series you can continue through Advent. This is a great opportunity to have some fun with the children as you lead up to Christmas. The series is designed to end on Christmas Eve, but you can end it on the 4th Sunday of Advent if you do not have a children’s cermon on Christmas Eve. The most important part of this series is that the more fun you have with it, the more fun everyone else will have too!

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Sam was the envy of all his friends. His dad was a farmer, so he drove a tractor. On rare occasions Sam was allowed to sit in the tractor cab and even help drive.

Sam's dad was entering a ploughing competition, so he was spending quite a lot of time in the tractor practising ploughing in straight lines.

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The four gospels each have very different ways of introducing the story about Jesus. Matthew begins his gospel with a long genealogy, tracing Jesus' lineage -- "son of David, son of Abraham" (Matthew 1:1-16) from the time of Abraham through fourteen generations, through the line of Mary's husband, Joseph, all the way to Jesus.

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