SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

SERMONS ON ASH WEDNESDAY

Our sermon ideas for Ash Wednesday will help you preach a powerful message. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. This is a great season of reflection on our lives and especially on all that God has done for us through the life and death of Jesus Christ. Prepare your message for your Ash Wednesday Service with sermon outlines or an entire sermon series.


ASH WEDNESDAY SERMON OUTLINES

by Tony Nester

We keep a lot about ourselves hidden. We have secret thoughts, secret desires, secret feelings. We have a lot to keep hidden. We hide things from one another because we're ashamed of what's inside of us. Others may think we have a pure heart, but we know that impure thoughts...

by Terry J. Hallock

Did you know that the feast held by the Pilgrims in 1621 after their first harvest was not called a ''thanksgiving'' feast and that they never repeated it? A day of thanksgiving for the Pilgrims would have been a day of prayer and fasting. They would have stripped themselves of...

by Roger Thomas

The same principle applies to praying. The Lord wants us to pray. But he wants us to remember who we are praying to when we do. This is not just an old problem. I know that preachers and leaders who lead public prayer have to deal with this. We can be tempted to use big words...

by J. Gerald Harris

Last week I indicated to you that there is a verse of Scripture that has been haunting me for some time. It is Psalm 66:18. Listen to the words of the psalmist: "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me." My dear people, I want you to listen. God wants to do...

by Nelson Price

Jesus Christ was asked by the disciples of John, ''Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?'' He answered: ''Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the day will come when the bridegroom will be...

by Fred Lowery

This series is born out of my walking on my new hip and asking God to restore me physically, emotionally, spiritually because I don't know about you but I don't stay where I need to stay with the Lord. I'm not always where I need to be. I haven't arrived. I don't have it all...

by Stan Coffey

This week is the National Day of Prayer. And certainly if ever there was ever a time when our nation needed to pray it is now, amen, because here we are with our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and we face a grave, grave situation in these places with our war on terrorism. We need...

by Jimmy Evans

Introduction: Even though the principles of God's word are always true, there are seasons and situations which require special insight and instructions. America is currently in such a season. As James Dobson stated this year,"America is in a moral free fall." Every fiber of morality...

by Larry Osborne

The reality that God prefers forgiveness over judgment is a profound comfort to us all. The culmination of God’s love for us is demonstrated through the sending of his son, Jesus, and the sacrifice of his life so that we might have life. As we close this quarter, we want to...

by Bob Wickizer

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. . . Only one other time in the life of a Christian besides Ash Wednesday do you hear these words. Of course if you are the one being buried, by the time the priest says these words it is too late for you to do anything about it. The prophet Joel...

by Jonathan McLeod

Comedian Jerry Lewis, in an interview with GQ, admits that his act ''is fueled by an unquenchable thirst for attention. He says, ''I need the applause.'' Lady Gaga performs a song called ''Applause.'' The song says, ''I live for the applause.'' Many performers live for the applause. As followers of Jesus, we must be....

by Rick White

With or Without a Mask A few years ago, two men held up a bank in Dallas. For reasons I do not know, only one of them wore a mask. In ten or fifteen minutes they were captured. Can you imagine one of those men standing before the judge and saying, "Your Honor, I admit I robbed the bank. I admit that I did it. But at least I...

by Ken Trivette

Ferdinand Waldo Damara, Jr., during the course of three decades, taught college classes in psychology, worked as a zoologist, served as dean of the School of Philosophy at Pennsylvania's Gannon College, taught science at a Catholic boys school, did cancer research in Seattle, worked as a civil engineer in the...

by Jeff Lynn

Several years ago my family took a vacation to Southern California where we visited such places as Disneyland, the safari park in San Diego, and Universal Studios in Hollywood. One of the ''rides'' at Universal Studios was what they call their ''back lot'' tour, where you ride a tram down to, basically, a little town.The amazing thing is...

by Tony Nester

A little girl was riding along on her bike when she bumped her head on the low hanging branch of a tree. She ran into the house hollering, "Mom! Mom, Joey hurt me!" Mom looked up from what she was doing and said, "Sissy, Joey didn't hurt you. Joey's not even here. He went to the grocery store with your daddy." The little girl got this startled...

by Joe Alain

Because God has made us free, we have the ability to chose the path of light that leads to life, or the path of darkness that leads to death. How do we respond to Jesus and his message? Specifically, how do we respond to his death and resurrection? The chief priests and scribes on the one hand (vv.1-2) and Judas on the other (vv.10-11) were...