September 30th, 2016
September 29th, 2016
John 1, 5, 8:18, 15:24, 15:27, 19:35, Acts 1:8
September 28th, 2016
Bufe starts out surmising what it will be like when the rapture comes. It has nothing to do with the sermon but is fun to think about. Then Bufe talks about Prison Ministry, Ministry in the Schools, prayer, CBMC (Christian Business Men's Committee), Navigators at the beginning. Bufe then tells a moving story about Tom Thaxter, a high powered surgeon with cancer who gave his life to Christ. Bufe bases his sermon on Tom's testimony. Very strong salvation message.
September 27th, 2016
Your Care for Others is the Measure of your Greatness by Bufe Karraker on 9/27/81.
Bufe mentions how much he loves reading about and studying history. It's important to understand that your care for others is the measure of your greatness. Some people are famous but not great. Pilate was a famous man but not great.
Luke 9:48, Mark 15.
September 26th, 2016
Bufe asks the congregation some questions. Do you pray for the following people often, occasionally or never? Do you pray for the President, the Secretary of State, the Governor, the Mayor, the Police Chief? There needs to be a revival in the church when it comes to prayer. Bufe talks about making a plea to God on behalf of those who don't know Him and give thanks to God for what He will do. We are to pray for the leaders of our country.
September 25th, 2016
Dr. Evan Kane was convinced that most major operations could be executed with a local anesthetic. To prove his point, on 2/15/1921 he removed his own appendix using local anesthesia. Bufe encourages us to do some self exploratory surgery on ourselves today. He asks us to look at our lives and do a check on how we are doing. How do you do with adversity? How is your integrity? How is your attitude? How often do you get alone with God? How is your prayer life?
September 24th, 2016
September 23rd, 2016
Bufe talks about the believer's responsibility to pray. He talks about Paul's continued preaching even in the midst of persecution. Paul asked the Thessalonians to pray for him and Silas and other leaders of the church then. We have a responsibility to pray for our pastors and Sunday School teachers and Missionaries. Each believer is part of the priesthood of Christ and we all have a direct line to God. We need to pray that the Word of the Lord will have an effect on people.
September 22nd, 2016
Believers need to 'stay with it'. If you grasp what the gospel is all about you will not lose your enthusiasm. Bufe talks about Simon Peter and the other disciples after Jesus' death and how some of them wanted to quit. Thank goodness they didn't! Don't look back! Don't look for perks! Don't compare yourself to others! Are you in the boat with Jesus? Get in the boat today!
September 21st, 2016
Bufe uses baseball stories to get his sermon started. He talks about denial. Are you still not a Christian because you have not admitted you have sin? Are you in denial? He moves from baseball to clowns in his sermon. He talks about it being easy to fall into the trap of looking in easy places to find God. Bufe talks about the New Age movement going on at that time. Bufe talks about acknowledgement of need and not being in denial. Do you know with real certainty that you are in Christ? Do you know the secret plan of Christ?