Matt Woodley

Preaching to a Bunch of Rebels

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Let's be brutally honest: every week you preach to a bunch of rebels. Folks who don't really want to hear from God. And it gets worse: you're a rebel too. We're all rebels. As C.S. Lewis once wrote, "We are not merely imperfect creatures who must be improved: we are … rebels who must lay down our arms." In this week's featured sermon—"The Rebel in All of Us"—Michael Lawrence says, "By nature, nurture, and choice, you're a rebel. That's what you are. But by grace [and through Christ] you can have a different legacy and a better future."

This sermon provides some great material for preaching on Lenten themes. It's also a great way to prepare your own heart for this holy season.

This week we also feature:

In Christ,

Matt Woodley
Managing Editor, PreachingToday.com
mwoodley@christianitytoday.com

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Matt Woodley serves as the Editor for PreachingToday.com and the Pastor of Compassion Ministries at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the author of God With Us: The Gospel of Matthew (IVP).

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