Sermons on Bible Characters

Sermons on Bible Characters

From Ordinary To Extraordinary

Sermon Handout According to Luke 6:12-16, Jesus spent an entire night in prayer before He selected twelve ORDINARY men to serve as His Apostles. He chose Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew (a.k.a. Nathanael), Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Judas the son of James (a.k.a. Thaddeus), Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot. With the exception of Judas Iscariot, these ORDINARY men did something EXTRAORDINARY—they “turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6). Today we want to consider what we…


Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jedidah the daughter of Adaiah of Bozkath. 2 And he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and walked in all the way of David his father, and he did not turn aside to the right or to the left.” 2 Kings 22:1-2

Angry With God

Jonah 3 records how Jonah finally preached, Nineveh penitently responded, and God graciously relented. If the story ended there, it would be like a fairy tale with the perfect “happily ever after” conclusion. However, there is more to this story. Jonah 4 records Jonah’s frustration over Nineveh’s fate, causing us to ponder some questions. Why was Jonah angry, was Jonah’s anger appropriate, and what should we take away from God’s confrontation of Jonah’s anger? Sermon Handout 4 But it displeased Jonah…