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A Festus to Test Us
A Festus to Test Us

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Let me ask you a question: As Christians, how do we witness well to those in authority? Like those who govern over us: How do we treat our ...


With integrity, respect, truth, acceptance, and doing what’s right for the gospel, we can witness God’s way to our leaders and our society.


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Repentance
Repentance

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Benjamin Franklin was into virtue, as were many of the founding fathers of the United States. That 18th century was a society in which self-discipline ...


We are forgiven by God—and that affects how we forgive others.


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There Must Be Some Mistake

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Do you know who TIME magazine's Person of the Year was for 2011? The Protester. Protesters were the big story in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, ...


God reigns and all will know it.


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Family Matters

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Colin Smith suggests a number of common, but faulty, metaphors for the church. He says the church can be viewed as a gas station—a place ...


When Jesus Christ is our priority, his family becomes our priority.


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Jesus Christ, Our Lord

"Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God-the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in ...


Jesus is first our Lord, then our Savior.


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Application

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Today we're going to be looking at the Book of James—incredibly practical and poignant letter for the spiritual life. This is the final ...


How to be truly changed by the Word


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Meditation

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I love in scripture. And I especially love Scripture when it gives me one of those really visual pictures. I'm a visual learner, so it's one ...


Learning to chew on God's Word


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Canonization

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We're going to be looking at Revelation chapter 22 today, and I want to talk about a very significant and serious decision that was made in ...


How our Scriptures were chosen


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Inspiration

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The Pony Express was created in 1860 to move mail across the United States from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California (2,000 miles ...


Where we got our Scriptures


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Literalism: Isn't the Bible Historically Unreliable and Regressive?
Literalism: Isn't the Bible Historically Unreliable and Regressive?

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Anyone who has heard Tim Keller preach or has read any of his books knows how effective he is at offering an apologetic for just about ...


We can and should trust the Bible historically, culturally, and most of all, personally.


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Divine Revelation

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We've been in a series called "Can Smart People Believe in God?" Last week we had Dallas Willard with us to answer some tough questions, and ...


Six indicators of God's existence


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Asking the Tough Questions

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We're in the series called "Can Smart People Believe In God?" and we're thinking through some really important issues. Today we'll be talking ...


A conversation with Dallas Willard


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Without Knowledge We Perish

The story behind the series (from John Ortberg):

This series actually was inspired by Dallas Willard's book, Knowing Christ Today. The title of the series ...


An introduction to knowledge and worldview


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Coming to Grips with the Authority of Christ
Coming to Grips with the Authority of Christ

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Donald Sunukjian is a master at making a text come alive for a congregation, carefully and memorably pointing out all the details that ...


We must come to grips with the authority of Christ and live accordingly.


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David's Last Words

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A life is a terrible thing to waste. In his life saving book, Don't Waste Your Life, John Piper recounts a story his father often told in ...


We cannot waste our lives if we obey the Word of God.


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Annihilate the Amalekites

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One of the chief hang-ups people have with God is the wrath he pours out in the Old Testament. How can a loving God call for the slaying ...


The wrath God exhibits in the Old Testament is true to his merciful and just character.


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You Go Your Way; I'll Go God's Way.

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Many people who study the times say that there isn't much we can trust today. Andy Crouch put it this way in Christianity Today:

The emptiness ...

God's way is the way of truth and trust.


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Above All Earthly Powers

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Martin Luther's famous Reformation hymn, "A Mighty Fortress," is about the triumph of God over all the attacks of Satan, including his attack ...


The Word of God is written by the Spirit, received by faith, shared with others, rejected at one's peril, and preserved eternally by God.


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Paying Your Dues

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How many of you would say, "The truth is, I really am more clued in than my boss"? Who would say, "My boss, my company, my manager, my supervisor, ...


When someone tells us what to do, the issue is not what but who.


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The Second Extreme: Contempt for the Lost

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I've got good news, bad news, and hard news.

The good news: The best argument for God is the church. Everyday, God becomes accessible to a ...


To both experience and celebrate God's grace, we must allow him to swallow us whole.


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The Bad News About Jesus ...

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Charles Swindoll has written a rather telling poem about what many feel on the day after Christmas:

'Twas the day after Christmas, When all ...

Jesus' birth was the best thing that could happen to you—or the worst. How can you tell?


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Who Do We Think We Are?

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"Who do we think we are? How do we know we're right? Can every other religion be wrong?" I would hazard a guess that this is the number one ...


Can every other religion really be wrong?


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Standing Your Ground

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In light of this passage, today I’d like to talk a little bit about conflicts and how we all deal with them. How do you deal with interpersonal ...


Christians can stand their ground if they make sure of the ground their standing on, check their motivation, know when to compromise, and stay on target.


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Hilarious Hupotasso

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This is a hot button issue: the woman's role in church and family. Feelings are running high, and we all bring a certain bias with us.

First, ...


Wives should submit to their husbands voluntarily, without losing their God-given identities.


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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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I had originally announced that I would be speaking today on the Christian's relationship to government, but in recent days the Lord has put ...


7 keys to living under authority


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Jesus and the Da Vinci Code

Text: Colossians 2:9; Matthew 16:15-17; John 1:1–14; Luke 8:1-3; Galatians 3:28Topic: What are the answers to the questions raised by The Da Vinci ...


The Da Vinci Code raises several questions about the authenticity and reliability of the Bible; it's easy to find answers to those questions when we simply look.


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Answering Objections to Christianity: Contradictions and Controversies

This is the third week of a series called "A Case for Christianity." This week and next week we will look at some of the objections that people have ...


When you take a close look at the Bible, it stops being an obstacle for faith, and becomes a reason for it.


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