SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

SERMONS ON SHEPHERDS

Our sermon ideas on Shepherds will help you preach a powerful message. The Shepherds were hard working men, out in the fields, tending to their flocks, when out of nowhere the angels appeared announcing the best news this world has ever heard. We can learn a lot from these men that will greatly benefit our congregation. Prepare your messages on the shepherds with sermon outlines or an entire sermon series.


SHEPHERDS SERMON OUTLINES

by Jerry Vines

When Jesus was born representative groups came to attend His birth. There were Simeon and Anna who were the devout believers who represents spiritual -minded people who come to the birth of the Lord Jesus. The wise men came when Jesus was born. They remind us that studious people come to the Lord Jesus...

by Ken Trivette

Getting laid off from your job is bad, but even worse is to lose your job around Christmas time. A few headlines I came across this past week read, ''No Christmas Parade Due to Pending Layoffs,'' ''Holiday layoffs are Adding Up,'' ''Walt Disney World is planning layoffs this holiday season,'' and ''Holiday cheer damped by...

by Dennis Marquardt

INTRO: A clear night sky, peaceful shepherds watching over their flocks at night, a peaceful town called Bethlehem at the outskirts of the big city Jerusalem, joyful angels singing with beloved shepherds below listening, a kind of holiday atmosphere everywhere, Joseph and Mary...

by Jerry Watts

- What do you think of when you hear these words ''THE DRAFT?'' Some think of the draft which takes place every year in sports as college athletes are ''drafted'' into the pros. Think about it; these top level athletes don't particularly get to decide ''where'' they play, they are drafted. In this same line of thinking, when we hear the...

by Duane Bemis

Verse 8: Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. - Shepherds: The occupation of the Shepherd was the lowest position. There were people who had much and people who had little and the smelly shepherds where below them all. Yet, the creator of the Heavens...

by Donald Cantrell

In this awesome story we find one of the most stunning events to be found in the entire bible. I honestly think that many never even give it a second thought, the events that happened outside the fields of Bethlehem. On the night that God was going to proclaim the birth of his Son, the Savior of...

by Brian Fletcher

Have you ever seen something spectacular? Something that you had a hard time believing that you were seeing? Maybe you've seen the Grand Canyon, Andrew talks about standing next to the giant sequoia trees in California. How about a couple of weeks ago on Dec. 12th, did anyone notice...

by Fred Lowery

OK. We're in Luke 2 this morning. Ky was just showing me on his phone how we're - we're working out something where you can go use UVersion which is my favorite on my Iphone and you can follow the Scripture with your Iphone but if you just have your copy of the Scripture, I'd like you to turn to Luke 2. That's where we are this...

by Roger Thomas

This is the shepherds' view of the Christmas events. Our biblical text summarized what happened that night. What would it have been like to have been one of those men? The following is an exercise of the imagination. We don't know what became of the shepherds. It could easily have been like this. The time: It is about...

by Jerry Branch

2000 plus years ago, here were these guys standing out in some pasture, in the middle of the night, and suddenly this angel of the Lord comes on the scene. I'll bet they came to their full senses in about one heartbeat. I remember walking guard duty while I was in Army boot camp. It was dark as it could be, and our guard...

by Robert Dawson

Every morning when we wake up we are faced with a decision that holds great risk for us, the decision to get out of bed or not. Many of us would vote for the ''or not.'' When we wake up, roll out of bed and walk out the door we are taking a great risk because we do not know what that day holds, almost anything can...

by Johnny Hunt

If sheep are left to themselves they will follow the same trails until they become ruts; graze the same hills until they turn to desert wastes, pollute their own ground until it is corrupt with disease and parasites. Many of the world's finest sheep ranges have been ruined beyond repair by over-grazing, poor management, and indifferent or...

by Ernest Easley

What is it in your life today that has your stomach tied up in knots and your life full of worry? What are you worried about right now? Now answer me this: Have you ever had a trouble or problem solved or strengthened by worry? You may feel like the person who told his friend, ''Don't tell me that worry doesn't do any good. I know...

by Adrian Rogers

Turn to First Peter now, chapter five and we're going to read the first four verses. Now, you will remember that we have been preaching through First Peter and we come almost to the conclusion of First Peter but I like is so well, I'm going to go right on with Second Peter when we finish First Peter I believe. First Peter chapter five, the first...

by Robert Walker

Philip Crosby, in his book March Till They Die, gives an account of a forced march which American and European soldiers who had been captured, and became prisoners of war, had to endure in Korea. It was November of 1950, and the North Koreans were being pushed north. As they went, they forced the....

by James Merritt

1. Peter is writing to a beleaguered church beset by woes, persecutions, tribulations and trials. When the hammer of satanic oppression and demonic opposition continues to pound away at a church, it is so easy for a church to get disconsolate and discouraged. Peter takes a time out here for the pastors of the church and ....

by Jesse Hendley

f you have your Bibles now, I want you to turn with me to John, chapter 10. We have been studying God as the Shepherd of Israel. We read that in Ezekiel 34:11-16. God is the Shepherd of Israel, and if you will read chapters 35, 36, 37, 38, and 39, you'll read many wonderful things about Israel, her future, and the fact that God is...

by Zach Terry

One might be tempted to think that a preacher always deals with those topics and situations that a congregation is most curious about. At times that is absolutely true - but I agree with Dr. Vines who said, "The job of the man of God is not to answer the questions that people are asking, but those that they should be asking." That is a...

by Jeff Strite

I once read the story about a 1st-grader stood in front of his classroom. The class had been taking turns in front of the room answering the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" This little boy stood up and said, "I'm going to be a lion tamer and have lots of fierce lions and tigers. I'll walk into the....

by Jeff Schreve

The blonde was tired of all the blonde jokes. And some of you might be tired of blond jokes and you say "Where do you get off telling a blond joke to start off your sermon?" I used to be a blond (Laugher) so I can tell you a blond joke. Well this blond she got tired of it and so what she did was dyed her hair brown so that people wouldn't say....