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The Great Adventure
The Great Adventure

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In his wonderful book, The Island of Lost Maps, author Miles Harvey shares a sentiment with which I think many of us can probably resonate. ...


When Jesus says 'Follow me,' it's the most amazing invitation you will ever get. Say yes to it.


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The Life Was Made Manifest

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Christmas is definitely a wonderful time of year. But it's also a bit of a production, right? On average there will be $800 spent for every ...


How to experience the real life that fills the void in our heart.


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Panhandling for True Satisfaction

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Being asked for spare change by a person on the street corner can often make for an awkward situation. Do we look them in the eyes or do we ...


Spiritually speaking, we're all panhandlers looking for the satisfaction that only Christ can give.


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Hope for People Who Have Everything but Still Lack Something

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G. K. Chesterton, an English writer, once said that "every man who visits a prostitute is looking for God." Really? I believe he's right. ...


There's a God-shaped abyss in every human heart that only Christ can fill.


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Heart Throb

If you've picked up nothing else from our study over these past weeks, I hope you've absorbed this simple truth: the heart of God throbs for human hearts. ...


What does God do with a half-heart?


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Heart Burn

The man's name was Toby. He was the youngest son of a lawyer from Cleveland who'd struck it rich and moved his family to the upscale community of Rancho ...


What does God do with a selfish heart?


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Heart Attack

If I asked you to take your finger and point to yourself, where would you point? Most of us, I imagine, would not point to our heads. That's interesting ...


The importance of the heart


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Heart Scan

I'm going to talk today about the most important thing there is about you or me or anyone else we are ever going to meet. To get there, I want to take ...


What is your heart, and why is it important?


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Heart Ache
Heart Ache

More than 3,000 years ago, near the city of Shechem, in the land we know today as Israel, an unknown seeker began digging a hole in the crusty soil where ...


What does God do with a thirsty heart?


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The Muchness of God

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In this very moment, God is ready to pour out upon you—from the lavish abundance and overflow of his reserves—blessings that will ...



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The Good News Is the Bad News Is Wrong

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I'd like you to use your imagination this morning and picture our world, your world, as a terrarium. You know what a terrarium is. My version ...



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Not in Vain

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I was talking to a friend the other day. "I know you aren't much of a churchgoer," I said, "but I'd like to invite you to church this Sunday ...


The effectual power of Christ's resurrection


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What Do You Need to Be Happy?

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The story behind the sermon (from Francis Chan)

This message is about being content. It comes out of Philippians ...


When we give everything to Christ, we discover the secret of being content.


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The Abundant Life Commitment
The Abundant Life Commitment

From the editor:

The debate over embryonic stem cell research rages on and on. It was a center-stage issue in the last presidential election, and probably ...


We need to be informed about the embryonic stem cell debate to be effective advocates for this tiniest form of human life.


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You're Fantastic

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Of all the comic books turned into motion pictures of late, my favorite one is the Fantastic Four. For those not in the know, it is a tale ...


When we need to be a superhero


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Trophy Kids

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When our eldest son was making preparations to start his freshman year of high school, I overheard him telling a classmate that he was planning ...


When we only want the best for them


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More Better

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On my way to work this week, I had this peaceful time to think as I drove. Actually, I had even more time than usual, because I was kindly ...


When enough is not


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FSTR

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I've jumped into this series on inSanity not because I'm throwing stones, but because crazy has become the new normal for me. I feel like ...


When we are hooked on speed


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Total Freedom
Total Freedom

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Here's another great sermon from one of our featured preachers, John Ortberg. This is actually John's message from Palm Sunday (2009). ...


Surrendering to Christ is not easy, but it leads to freedom and life.


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The Long Tomorrow

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An 85-year-old couple died in a car crash after having been married almost 60 years. They had been in good health the last ten years mainly ...


Meditation on our future home


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A Brand New You

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I've got hundreds of things around the house that I would like to see made new—sofa cushions that have begun to sag, kitchen cabinets ...


What happens when the old has gone


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Focus

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There's good news and bad news about our gospel passage. First the bad news: this is one of the most difficult, disturbing, and surprising ...


Freeing Your Heart


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Summer

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I grew up in a small mining town in northern Canada, a place memorable for its hard, cruel winters. But on the first day of summer in 1975, ...


A foretaste of heaven


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Spring

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I spent many early years in a northern mill town—a town with a heavy reputation. It's a place that made ice in winter and mud in summer, ...


God breaks through the desolate places.


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God Is Big Enough to Comfort My Suffering


There is purpose in our pain.


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A Better Peace Prize

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At the turn of the 20th century, a man named Alfred was one of the preeminent scientists and entrepreneurs of his day. He made his fortune ...


The heart of a peacemaker


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Because of Righteousness

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The movie Braveheart tells the story of how a 13th century Scottish commoner named William Wallace led his country to freedom from an oppressive ...


Following God may bring persecution


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What the Heart Wants

What the heart wants

Back in the 1990's, the comedian and filmmaker Woody Allen was an icon of the movie industry—until his personal life began ...


The blessing of an undivided heart


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A Bleeding Hearts Club?

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Suppose someone were to describe you as "a bleeding heart?" How would you feel about that? That expression is often attached to ...


Mercy required a tender heart.


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Our Hungry Hearts

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Have you ever used an image to help motivate you? To help you clarify what and who you want to become? An image can be an object or can come ...


Only one thing will satisfy us.


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In God We Trust (Though We'd Rather Pay Cash)

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Have you ever felt really anxious and stressed? If I don't accept this offer, then …. If my child doesn't get into the right ...


Surrendering control to receive God's blessing


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The Heartbreak Gospel

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Last week we began our study of the Beatitudes: Jesus' intriguing list of people who are blessed and well-off. Suppose we were to come ...


Only through brokenness can we experience the comfort and salvation of God.


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Desperate Hearts

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Some years ago I experienced something that just about every stressed-out, 40-something American male experiences - chest pains. You know, ...


Being poor in spirit isn't a virtue to aspire to; it's a condition to confess.


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The "Muchness" of God

Text: James 5:13–16
Topic: How to experience God's provision and power

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In this very moment, God is ready to pour out upon you—from ...


The fervent prayers of the righteous release God's provision and power into our lives.


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What to Expect on Payday

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It takes 8½ hours for the winners to complete the Ironman world championship triathlon. One year, the networks featured a firefighter ...


Our faithfulness to God on Earth will increase our commendation, responsibility, and fellowship with him in heaven.


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Check Your Bags

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In his best-selling book Halftime, Bob Buford tells a story that is reminiscent of the encounter we read about in our text from Matthew's ...


When Jesus asks too much


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The Good News Is, the Bad News Is Wrong

Text: Ecclesiastes 3:1-14; 1 Corinthians 15:17-20
Topic: How Christ frees us from the meaninglessness of life on our own

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I'd like you to use ...


Jesus' resurrection broke the bounds of this life and enables us to do the same.


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Joy: A Time to Dance

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Series Subject: How to express and manage emotions rightly

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Learning to rejoice in the past, present, and future


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Abandonment: When You Feel Alone

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Finding strength when we feel forsaken


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Fear: When You're Scared Senseless

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Finding peace when we are afraid


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Gratitude: More than just an attitude

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How to be thankful for all things at any place and at any time


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Anger: When Your Back Is against the Wall

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Our anger is dangerous but doesn't have to be destructive


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Contentment: When Your Soul Is at Rest

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Finding serenity regardless of the circumstances


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Depression: When Darkness Is Your Closest Friend

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How to live victoriously when just living is hard


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Disappointment: When Your Dreams Die

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How to handle the pain of what might have been


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Uncertainty: When You're Not Sure of Your Next Move

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How to make right and wise decisions when the path ahead is unclear


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Restlessness: When You Still Haven't Found What You're Looking For

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The cause of and cure for our incessant inner hunger


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Outrage: When Your Heart Is Filled with Revenge

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Finding room for forgiveness when you want to fight back


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Seasons of the Soul

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How and why to praise God at any place, at any time, and in all ways


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How to Keep UP in a DOWN Economy

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Recent downturns in the economy and corporate crime have resulted in lower pay raises, loss of jobs, loss of stocks, and nationwide hiring ...


Jesus' blueprint for a solid life begins with a solid foundation, uses eternal materials, and recruits God and his people as inspectors.


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