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Jonah 2 Sermon

Here’s the outline for my sermon on Jonah 2, preached at Cross of Christ Fellowship on 1/22/23. Audio can be found here. Jonah 2 “God’s Saving Mercy” (1/22/23)Intro: Imagine you live in an area where there are pools of quicksand.      -You’ve been given stern warns not to go to a certain path because of danger […]

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Jonah 1 Sermon Outline

Here’s my sermon notes from Jonah 1 “The Unexpected Mercy of God” preached at Cross of Christ Fellowship on 1/15/23. The audio can be found here. Jonah 1 “The Unexpected Mercy of God” (1/15/23) Intro: I’m not sure what you think of when you hear about the book of Jonah. Most likely you think of […]

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Book of Romans Overview

Romans Wrap-Up: An Overview and Review of Paul’s Letter to the Church at Romeby Tom Schmidt Our church, Cross of Christ Fellowship, recently just completed a sermon series in the book of Romans. First sermon: 2/7/21 on Romans 1:1 (Midst of Covid; meeting at MMA Gym)Last sermon: 11/20/22 on Romans 16:25-27 (Post Covid; Back at […]

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Numbering Our Days PSALM 90 Sermon

Here’s the sermon notes for my sermon on Psalm 90 “Numbering Our Days” preached at Cross of Christ Fellowship in Naperville. You can listen to the audio on our sermon page. “Numbering Our Days” (Psalm 90) 1/1/2023 INTRO: 2022 year is complete. 2023 is upon us.      -New resolutions, new plans, new hopes, new fears, new […]

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The WHY of the Incarnation

Here’s my outline for “The WHY of the Incarnation,” preached at Cross of Christ Fellowship on 12/18/22. Phil 2:8 “The WHY of the Incarnation” Intro: 2 year-old persistently (and annoying) asking WHY?      -Sometimes asking why is helpful: Why car make that noise? Why are neighbors taking the trash out?                   -Some WHY questions changes us: […]

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The FACT of the Incarnation

Here’s my sermon notes for “The FACT of the Incarnation” (Phil 2:6-7) preached at Cross of Christ Fellowship in Naperville. You can listen to it here. Phil 2:5-7 “The FACT of the INCARNATION” Intro: Suppose a neighbor or co-worker asked you, ‘What do Christians believe about Christmas?’        -What’s the best text you can take them […]

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Paul’s Priorities & Ours (Romans 15:14-33 Outline)

Here’s an outline for a sermon I preached on Romans 15:14-33 at Cross of Christ Fellowship. Romans 15:14-33 “Paul’s Priorities and Ours” INTRO: Did you know that there are some restaurants where the servers are intentionally rude to their customers?      -Servers slam food on table, use vulgar language, make disparaging remarks, and intentionally try to […]

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Overcoming Evil with Good (Rom 12:17-21)

Here’s the notes for my sermon on Romans 12:17-21 “Overcoming Evil with Good,” preached at Cross of Christ Fellowship in Naperville. You can listen to the audio here.                     “Overcoming Evil with Good” Romans 12:17-21INTRO: 21 years ago, roommate getting phone call to turn on TV as I got ready for my class.                    […]

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A Remnant Chosen By Grace (Rom 11:1-10 Sermon Outline)

Here’s the sermon notes for my sermon on Romans 11:1-10 preached at Cross of Christ Fellowship in Naperville on 6/12/22. You can listen to the audio here. Romans 11:1-10 “Remnant Chosen by Grace” Intro: Today, there are roughly 15 million people in the world who identify as Jewish        -Do you know what country has the […]

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Getting Right With God: 2 Ways

Here’s the sermon outline for Romans 10:5-13, preached at Cross of Christ Fellowship in Naperville, IL. If you like to listen to the audio, it can be found here. Romans 10:5-13 “TWO WAYS TO TRY TO BE RIGHT WITH GOD”INTRO: Paul had a difficult question to answer:‘If the gospel is God’s promised salvation to His […]