Sermons and Lessons

Sermon: Jesus: Both Lord and Christ

Acts 2 quoted from memory with meaningful interpretations. Motivational

 

 

Sermon: Heaven…”When you get there…soon.”

Heaven is reserved by God for you: When you get there—soon—you will find God, Christ, the angels, and the redeemed of the ages; you will find room for you, a new body, and relief from all pain; and you will enjoy heaven for all eternity.

 

 

Sermon: Foundations of Service

“Foundations of Service” (1 Thessalonians 4:1-2) delivered at Centerville Church of Christ, February, 2005.

 

 

PowerPoint: Abide with Me–A Journey through Great Hymns

Scenes from his book “Abide with Me–A Photographic Journey through Great British Hymns” with stories of the classic hymns, their writers and an exposition of the poetry. As Professor of English at Lipscomb University and formerly at Freed-Hardeman University, John is particularly fond on the religious poetry found in the great English hymns such as When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, Abide with Me, and Rock of Ages. Beginning in the fall of 2006, John will offer a series of PowerPoint lessons featuring these hymns and photographs of sites in England associated with their composition, some of which he and Jill visited in the summer of 2006. Please contact John at johnparker22@comcast.net for further information on this series.

 

 

PowerPoint: Keystones of God’s Plan

One of the greatest needs for members of the church is a basic knowledge of God’s scheme for man’s redemption as revealed in the Old and New Testaments and the teaching of the apostles on the plan of salvation; the identity, organization, and work of the church; and the avenues of scriptural Christian worship. John is available to present any or all of this series of PowerPoint lessons on these fundamental truths to your congregation. Please contact John at johnparker22@comcast.net for further information on this PowerPoint series. (Click on BOUND AND LOOSED: FUNDAMENTALS OF THE CHRISTIAN SYSTEM for information regarding John’s book on which this series is based.) 12+ lessons

 

 

PowerPoint: “A land that I will show you…”

A study of the ministry of Jesus, that his life and power might be REAL in your life, using our photos of the Bible Lands and copies of great works of art. Discussion groups. 12 lessons

 

 

PowerPoint: “The Bible through the Master Works of Art”

The greatest artists of western civilization from Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael of the Renaissance to later artists including Rembrandt, Rubens, and Bruegel have turned to the Bible for their subjects more than to any other literature. With the help of his wife Dr. Jill Parker, John developed this PowerPoint series on the Scheme of Redemption as illustrated in great paintings, presenting it first in a class at Lipscomb University, and then in the Lipscomb Study Abroad program in Vienna, Austria. John now offers to present this series to interested churches. Please contact him at johnparker22@comcast.net for further information. 13 lessons

 

 

PowerPoint: “Virtues and Vices”

Seven lessons that have a contemporary application with each lesson treating a related virtue and vice.

 

 

PowerPoint: “Profiles in Courage”

Five lessons of favorite Bible characters and a modern-day application.

 

 

Book: “Abide with Me–A Photographic Journey through Great British Hymns”

A wonderful story book with gorgeous photography of the places in England where the classic hymns were composed and sung.  24 hymns. Ray Walker mastered a CD of the songs recorded by himself and the Harding Chorus. www.abidewithmehymns.com

 

 

Book: “Bound and Loosed: Fundamentals of the Christian System”

One of the greatest needs for members of the church is a basic knowledge of God’s scheme for man’s redemption as revealed in the Old and New Testaments and of the teaching of the apostles on the plan of salvation; the identity, organization, and work of the church; and the avenues of scriptural Christian worship. To meet this need John wrote his book on these topics entitled BOUND AND LOOSED: FUNDAMENTALS OF THE CHRISTIAN SYSTEM. The original manuscript was published in quarterly form by the Gospel Advocate in 1991-92, and in 2004 with the permission of that fine company it was published in one volume by Hester Publications of  Henderson, Tennessee. This text has been translated into Russian, Bulgarian, Albanian and Greek. Ten thousand copies have been distributed to speakers in those countries since 1995.

 

Sample chapter from John’s book on Shakespeare and the Bible

William Shakespeare is celebrated because probably of all uninspired writers he presents the clearest and most accurate picture of humanity with their strengths, weaknesses, and various traits.  Inevitably, then, his plays generally illustrate in compelling fashion the truths of the perfect and inspired book, the Bible.  John, a Bible teacher and a professor of Shakespeare for over 40 years, has written a manuscript discussing fifteen of the plays and the Biblical truths that they illustrate. This excerpt is John’s chapter on Hamlet.