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What Is Success?
What Is Success?

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What is success?

Here in 2019, this has become a difficult question to answer. It seems every week we hear stories of people who climbed to ...


Faithfulness is success.


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It Is Finished
It Is Finished

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Michelangelo: the name brings to our mind great artistry, architecture, and sculpture. To say his name is to be reminded of the Sistine Chapel ...


One word that changes the world.


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The Priest
The Priest

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The year is almost over, and 2015 is almost here. Before we move on, let's take a moment to reflect on 2014. Looking back on the year, there ...


The imperfect Old Testament priesthood prepares the way for Jesus, as our High Priest.


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God's Power in Unexpected Places
God's Power in Unexpected Places

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Good Friday and Easter lie at the very heart and center of the Christian message. But there seems to be a lot of confusion in our culture ...


God's power to reconcile and forgive shows up in the least likely place on earth—the cross of Jesus.


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Jesus, Betrayed and Crucified
Jesus, Betrayed and Crucified

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If you have ever flown into Ireland, north or south, one thing will strike you. From the air, Ireland is remarkably green. What the tourist ...


Nothing compares to the toxic effect of taking Jesus and his death for granted.


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The Warrior Rises

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Do you ever watch wrestling? If you do, are you afraid to admit that you watch it? I recently read that you probably watch too much wrestling ...


Jesus died in our place, satisfied God's justice, and rose from the dead to give us life.


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Hung Up: How Do I Forgive Myself?
Hung Up: How Do I Forgive Myself?

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Hear the Word of God as it is recorded in Matthew 27:1-10:

Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people came to ...

Jesus says that we're totally forgiven in him. Do you believe it?


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Good News for a Dying Thief

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On that first Good Friday, nearly 2,000 years ago, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was crucified. For six hours he hung on the cross, and ...


God on the cross did for us what we could never do for ourselves.


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Judgment at Ai

Today we're going to look at the Book of Joshua, chapter 8, beginning in verse 18. We recall that Israel has once before been defeated by the little town ...


There's good news within even God's harshest acts of judgment.


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Jesus Christ: His Human Nature

"The gospel of God … regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendent of David …" (Romans 1:3).

Paul says, "Jesus Christ is ...


Jesus Christ meets us in our great weakness.


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Jesus Christ: His Resurrection from the Dead

"The gospel of God … regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendent of David according to the flesh, and who was declared to be ...


Jesus' resurrection reveals what was, what is, and what will be true.


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Flood of Judgment, Flood of Grace

There's a song children learn in church about Noah's ark and the flood. It goes something like this:

The Lord said to Noah, "There's going to be a floody, ...

In the midst of judgment, God weeps and then floods the world with his grace.


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Encounter on Golgotha Road
Encounter on Golgotha Road

From the editor:

We recently posted an Easter message by John Ortberg, because the themes like atonement, the Cross, resurrection, etc. are never out of ...


God is always at work, leading us to times and places where we might meet him.


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Fifteen Words of Hope

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Second Corinthians 5:21 says this: "He made him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in ...



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The Uncomfortable Truth of Easter
The Uncomfortable Truth of Easter

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At the 2008 National Pastors Conference in San Diego, Preaching Today got to interview N. T. Wright about his book Surprised by Hope and ...


As Easter people, it is our duty to make Christ's kingdom and justice known in his world.


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A Christian's Happiness
A Christian's Happiness

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If you're a Christian, you know that Christianity is supposed to be about joy. You probably also know that you're supposed to experience ...


Paul offers three principles for finding joy in suffering.


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Forgiven, Forgotten

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Guilt runs rampant in the body of Christ. Though you already know you often feel guilty, it's important that we say it, because you would ...



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The Centerpiece of the Gospel

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Anyone in marketing or sales knows how these games are played. Products and presentations are sculpted and crafted to tell listeners what ...



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The World's Greatest Step

The story behind the sermon (from John Ortberg):

For Easter I wanted to present some of N. T. Wright's material on the Resurrection. I love his work on ...


The story of the resurrection is not just good news; it's true news.


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Death Is Life

From the editor:

Easter draws closer and closer (April 4), and we're here to help out with sermon ideas to inspire you in your own preaching. This week ...


Life isn't really life, and death isn't really death. But death is life.


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Worth Your Attention

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More helpful resources for Easter! This week we're featuring a message from Mike Woodruff, pastor of Christ Church Lake Forest in Lake ...


In an age of information overload, we need to pay careful attention to the message of the Resurrection.


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The Last Enemy

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This week we continue to roll out great Easter resources to help inspire ideas for your own preaching. Below is a sermon by Donald Sunukjian ...


We must put our faith in the one who has conquered our greatest enemy.


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Easter: The Benefits Package

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This week we are featuring Leith Anderson's Easter sermon from 2009 to help inspire ideas for your own sermon for Easter 2010. As you ...


The benefits of the Resurrection are great, but salvation from sin forever is the goal.


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If God Is Great, Where Is He in World of Suffering?

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Of all the reasons for rejecting the claims of Christianity, the one most frequently offered comes in the form of a question: "If God is so ...


A cross of loss can be gathered up into God's redemptive plan.


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If God Is Great, Where Is He in a World of Suffering?

Text: Matthew 27:27-46
Topic: Dealing with the reality of suffering

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Easter really isn't that far away—April 4, 2010—so we'll ...


A cross of loss can be gathered up into God's redemptive plan.


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Radical Intimacy

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In this series, we're going to wrestle with very difficult story—the story of David. But I promise that as we allow this story to tell ...


Humans need to experience intimacy with a Holy God.


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The Christmas Plunge

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Who doesn't love reflecting on the amazing story of Mary, a teenage girl swept up in something so unexpected, so epic? The Incarnation ...


God's willingness to step into our mess comforts us—and calls us to a new standard of living.


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A Ministry of Reconciliation

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In this week's featured sermon, John MacArthur says, "Never has the world seen a God who by nature is a lover. Never has the world seen ...



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When Sin Creeps In

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If you remove the first three chapters of Genesis, anything goes. So much foundational theology is packed into those seminal verses. One ...


Sin is costly, but Jesus has come.


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Forgiven and Forgotten

Text: Hebrews 10:1-18
Topic: The effectiveness and scope of Christ's forgiveness of our sin

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As Brown points out at the very start of his ...


The sacrifice of Christ is not a reminder of your sin but a reminder of your forgiveness, your liberation.


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What if it's true?

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Several friends were talking in a restaurant when the conversation came around to dying. They asked each other what they would like to have ...


A call to faith in the risen Christ


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On the Cross
On the Cross

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A.D. abbreviates the Latin words "Anno Domini," which means "Year of Our Lord." Our calendars are all dated by the birth ...


The account of Good Friday


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Crown of thorns for the King of Kings

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It's almost Easter, but do you remember Christmas? We heard the joyous story that starts on the first page of the New Testament. Matthew ...


The fulfillment of prophecy


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The Greatest Trial Ever Held

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It was a long and difficult night. Jesus' best friends abandoned him. One of his closest colleagues committed suicide. Police arrested ...


The story of Pilate


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Moving Towards Reconciliation
Moving Towards Reconciliation

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Victor Hugo's novel, Les Miserables, is a story about Jean Valjean, who was sentenced to a nineteen-year prison term for stealing a loaf of ...


Bless as You Have Been Blessed


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Painting by Numbers

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If you've read or heard a sermon by Peter Hiett, chances are you've not forgotten it. Consider "Redneck Christmas"—a featured sermon ...


The Old Testament Law gives us a paint-by-numbers approach to life, but Christ's mercy enables us to live a life of beautiful faith.


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It's No Mistake

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One of the more important things you can do for your listeners—both believers and nonbelievers alike—is to find an appropriate ...


The sooner you embrace the fact that you're a sinner, the sooner you can engage in God's grace.


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The Christian's Happiness

Text: Romans 8:28–30
Topic: Our joy can be constant no matter our life circumstances.

From the editor

Romans 8 is such a beloved, oft-quoted section ...


Your bad things turn out for good, your good things can never be lost, and the best things are yet to come.


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The Purpose of the Passion

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By the close of this sermon, Mac Brunson has masterfully explained complex theological concepts like condemnation, salvation, and justification ...


In your life there is no condemnation—only the operation of redemption.


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God's Cure for Heart Trouble

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Greg Laurie is known for his straightforward, down-to-earth teaching style. This sermon showcases that ability in spades. Watch closely ...


Christ waits to bring salvation to those who are eagerly waiting for him.


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Cover Or Be Covered
Cover Or Be Covered

World War II was over. The Armistice had been signed in Europe and in Japan. Hostilities had ceased. But, under the leadership of General MacArthur, the ...


When we confess, we experience the shalom of God.


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Cross Here

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One of the great ironies of history is that those who took Jesus to Calvary believed they were forcing him to his dead-end; in reality, Jesus ...


When you can't get there from here


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Cross Out

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In August of 2003, the Church of the Holy Cross in New York City was broken into twice. In the first break-in, thieves made away with a metal ...


When we'd like the Cross to be just for Jesus


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Redneck Christmas

Editor's note: The following monologue is delivered in character by a shepherd named Larry. There was a live nativity scene on stage for the Children's ...


To understand Christmas, we must understand God's holiness and admit our sinfulness.


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You Don't Know, Do You?

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A member of this congregation experienced a tragedy when her father was suddenly killed in an accident. He was driving home one Wednesday ...


Each of us must be ready to face God's judgment, for death can come at any moment.


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God Remembers

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In the 1960s Jim "Wrong Way" Marshall was a member of the "Purple People Eaters," the fearsome defensive unit of the Minnesota Vikings football ...


Without the redemptive memory of God, we are nothing.


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Cain-R-Us

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I was reading an article in the New York Times about the abundance of new wealth in Khartoum, Sudan. The article featured pictures of well-dressed, ...


We're bad, too, but not beyond the loving reach of God.


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The Great Rescue

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When I was a teenager, I became fascinated, appalled, and grieved by the literature of the Holocaust. I think I probably read thousands of ...


Only the love of God and the blood of Jesus Christ free us from all sin.


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The Forgiveness of God

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"God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself." He came in flesh to forgive us—to run down the road from heaven to earth and say ...


The forgiveness of God forgives the mess.


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A Life Worth Saving

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There’s a story of a man who risked his life to save a boy trapped in a burning building. The doorway was blocked, the room was filled with ...


Just make sure your life is worth saving.


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