Author: Ron Graham

Challenge and Change

Challenge And Change
—In our walk with God

Challenge A collection of miscellaneous lessons on a variety of topics. These lessons do have something in common however. They challenge you to make some important improvement or change in the way you walk with God and worship him.

arrow At the CrossroadsThere are times in everyone's lives when they are likely to meet Jesus at the crossroads, times when some great change or challenge occurs.


arrow Umbrella ReligionUmbrellas have obvious shortcomings. There are similar shortcomings in many people's religion.


arrow A Sense of OccasionA study based on Nehemiah 8 regarding a sense of occasion in worship, including desire, decorum and doctrine.


arrow NotionsExamines different notions of discipleship and different expressions and styles of religious faith and worship.


arrow A Pleasing SacrificeChristians are to offer pleasing sacrifices to God but not for sin. These include the sacrifice of praise (Hebrews 13:15-16).


arrow It's Not Your Big ToeShort article and a sermon outline about the tongue and unwholesome speech.


arrow Right and Wrong JudgmentA simplified version of an old sermon outline of mine concerning right and wrong judgment.


arrow Ready to AnswerLesson from 1Peter 3:15 about always being ready to give an answer for Jesus Christ.


arrow Putting First Things FirstJesus was concerned about the way people focus on material possessions as being of first importance (Matthew 6:25-34). He tells us three very simple, very elementary things.


arrow Christian UnityChrist's Prayer, Paul's Plea, God's Plan for the Unity of Believers


arrow Christian FellowshipA lesson discussing the basis and breadth of Christian fellowship, and the barriers to it.


arrow The Basis of FellowshipFellowship among Christians has a certain basis. People who have a common purpose, work on the same premise, and follow the same principles, will be in fellowship.


arrow A-Grade LivingIf you wanted a mechanic to fix your car, what kind of mechanic would you rather have, a qualified A-grade mechanic or a B-grade back yard operator? Well who do you want to fix your life?


arrow Be a Do MosterAn encouragement to give the most that you can to God rather than the least required.


arrow BurningThree ways in which Christians burn within: conviction, outrage, and temptation.


arrow Thomas the EnigmaThomas the apostle is an enigma. He appears briefly in the book of John, especially chapter 20.


arrow Strong and CourageousA lesson from Joshua 1:5-7 and the three threads we find there.


arrow The Men Among YouA challenging message to the church and its men, especially the younger men and their essential role.


arrow Anxiety, Apathy, ActivityWe all make new year resolutions. Why not try revolutions instead? Here are three things (anxiety, apathy, activity) that you can revolutionize, and by doing so get a life.


arrow A Sermon in My PocketThe preacher got into the pulpit, reached into his pocket for his sermon outline, and behold it was not there. He had other things in his pocket, so he used them for a sermon outline instead.


arrow Worship of the Third KindThe first and worst kind of worship is the hypocrite's. Popular worship is the second kind. The third kind (John 4:24) is the only kind that Jesus valued .


arrow Three New ThingsA sermon for the New Year 2011 and a new decade. New years and new decades come and go, but Jesus Christ has provided three new things that will last forever —a new covenant, new life, and a new world.


arrow Grace to the HumbleA sermon from James 4:6-10 showing the need to be humble. There are three challenging things James tells us to do. He promises that these will change your life.


arrow Why Do Young People Leave?Many young people are turning away from being true disciples of Jesus, including those carefully taught in Christian families and who even obeyed the gospel with genuine faith.


arrow “Feed My Sheep”This lesson is about Peter’s love for Jesus, and the service that Peter would do for Jesus because of that love. First, we listen in while Jesus and Peter talk to each other (John 21:15-17). Then we consider Peter’s love for Jesus, the hurt that Peter felt, and the task Jesus gave him: 'Feed my sheep.'


arrow Happy New You!As another new year begins, and everyone is wishing you a happy new year, how are you going to help that wish come true? How can you become a happy new you in this happy new year?


Related lessons

arrow Jesus Changed My HeartThese lessons are about how wonderfully, radically, and positively Jesus changes our hearts and lives. There are also two trusty (not rusty) old sermons as a bonus.


arrow Seven Good InfluencesThese lessons examine the good influences that motivate us to obey God, and shows how we can either cause them to fail, or nurture and strengthen them.


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