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How God Works Through Tragedy
How God Works Through Tragedy

Introduction

Life can seem pretty vicious sometimes. As a church, over the last about five weeks we've had two major tragedies within our family here ...


Life may be messy, but Jesus is real.


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Get a Grip
Get a Grip

Editor's Note: This sermon was given from an empty gymnasium. To prepare for the topic and really connect with the idea of "letting go," John Ortberg ...


Stretch out your hands to God, the Great Catcher.


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Personal Transformation
Personal Transformation

Introduction

Today we are asking the question what does it mean to be whole people in the presence of others. What does it mean to be shaped into wholeness, ...


A healthy community is huddled around the holy presence of God.


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Passing Judgment

Introduction

There is a new John 3:16. The old John 3:16 was John 3:16. That was the verse that everyone knew, the verse that was familiar to all, the ...


There's a huge difference between making a judgment and passing judgment.


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God's Favor

Introduction

It is so good to gather on this special Christmas morning and welcome our Lord Jesus Christ into the world to celebrate his birth together. ...


Capturing the beauty of Christmas in two words—God's favor.


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A Tale of Two Women

Introduction

In the days when the judges ruled over the land of Judah there came a famine to the land. So a man from Bethlehem together with his wife and ...

Spiritual friendships turn the journey of life into a journey of faith.


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Hanging on When You Feel Like Giving Up

Introduction

Helen Hayes, a stage actress of another decade, was talking about charm when she said, "Charm is that thing which, if you have it, you don't ...


Christlike love bears with people, offering protection and trust.


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Jesus, Lord of the Cross

There are few more exciting units of the U.S. Military than the Combat Search and Rescue (or the CSAR). If you've seen the movie Black Hawk Down, ...


Through Christ's death on the cross we are offered acceptance, forgiveness, and victory over evil.


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Heart Worm

Over these past weeks we've been looking together at some conditions of the human heart that obviously need help. When we meet somebody whose life is ...


What does God do with a self-righteous heart?


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The Deep Truth

Introduction

Back in 1899, four reporters from four different Denver newspapers didn't have a story for the morning paper. They decided to make up a story—to ...


Taking the ninth commandment to heart


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Love in Spite of Differences

Every sailor could agree on one fact. Had it not been for the captain, they never would have survived. The storm came suddenly, and in a matter of moments ...



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Recognizing Divine Interruptions

Matthew 1:18-25:

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, ...


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What Is This Thing Called Love?

From the editor:

Over the next few months, PreachingToday.com is going to run an entire transcript series from Haddon Robinson on 1 Corinthians 13. The ...


The Christian life often boils down to being patient and kind with people—even impossible people.


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From Exclusion to Embrace
From Exclusion to Embrace

The Story Behind the Sermon

This year (2009) we have been preaching through the Gospel of Luke. As the preaching schedule was being put together, it just ...


Jesus wants us to move away from excluding others and toward embracing others.


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Image Management

Introduction

In her wonderful book Breathe, author Keri Wyatt Kent names four crucial commitments necessary to finding our way into a saner kind of life ...


When we're keeping up appearances


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Trusting in God's Process

Introduction

Coco was a pit bull mix, just barely one year old. As a puppy she was dumped on the freeway and rescued by a teenager who handed her off to ...


God Is the Only Healer


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Openness

Introduction

I don't know many people who want to come to the end of their lives and say, "I never made an impact on anything or anyone?but I'm okay with ...


Receiving God's grace


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A Better Peace Prize

Introduction

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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A Bleeding Hearts Club?

Introduction

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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The House of Expectancy

Introduction

Have you wondered what makes one person open to God and the next person closed? What makes Sally receptive, attentive, responsive to God's ...


When we live in expectancy, rather than expectation, we are open to the person of Christ.


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Taming the Beast

Text: Genesis 4:1–16
Topic: How to battle envy

Introduction

A few years ago, two high school girls in California—well liked, talented and ambitious—attended ...


Envy will destroy us if we don't tame it with love.


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Lessons from Lepers

Introduction

We often look at thanksgiving backwards. We think of thanksgiving as thanking God for something that has happened to us already. The real ...


Thankfulness creates an opportunity for further blessing.


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When Life Crowds You Out

Introduction

On the wall of a subway in New York City was an advertising poster that depicted a dignified older gentleman recommending a particular product. ...


We find acceptance in Jesus when we acknowledge our loneliness, cry out for help, and respond to Jesus' openness.


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Separation Can Lead to Isolation

Introduction

Imagine a weird world where, before you can be admitted to a hospital, you have to have a clean bill of health. A world where doctors won't ...


Why the Pharisees liked bubbles, and why we should avoid them


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Living With Your Inadequacies

Introduction

A man named Terry Mike was speeding toward Tucson, Arizona, and passed an unmarked Arizona Highway Patrol Car. The officer pulled him over. ...


God has always used ordinary people to do great things in order to reveal his power.


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How to Improve Your Standard of Living

Introduction:

Today's message should come with a warning. Caution: This passage requires no interpretation. Peter writes Chapter 3 in a way that makes ...


We experience the good life by working hard at being at peace with one another.


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Would Jesus Join This Church?

In the last couple of decades a style of worship—and a style of ministry—has become increasingly popular. You know the term: seeker sensitive. ...


God wants a church to be immersed in his Spirit, include everyone, and invite his presence.


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Treat Your Mate to a Better Marriage

Genesis 2:18-24

Gloria Steinem, the well-known feminist activist and publisher of Ms. Magazine, made a statement a few years ago that has been quoted ...


Better marriages happen when you remember that your spouse is God's gift to you, and treat him or her accordingly.


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Encounter: The Vision of Witnessing

Introduction

Several years ago, I was enjoying a day of recreation on a ski slope in central Wisconsin. While other friends from the church had gone ...


To reach the lost, we must see them with the compassionate eyes of the Father.


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Exclusive Territory

In my economics class, we finished studying agreements. At first glance, my students thought an agreement would limit consumer choice. They're surprised ...


God's demands of exclusivity are for our own good.


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A Wonderful Night

W. Would you look at those stars! There's Orion and the Pleiades, a shooting star ... and another one! Aah, I will never get tired of looking at the night ...


God sent his son Jesus Christ as Savior even for unclean people like shepherds.


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