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Because He Loved Us
Because He Loved Us

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About 25 years ago I almost became a hero for the cause of justice and compassion. For my first job after college, every morning ...


Jesus displayed incredible compassion and then he told us to do likewise.


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Here I Stand
Here I Stand

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We’ve been learning from Paul’s example how to witness well when our faith is on trial, which raises a question for us to consider ...


God calls and commissions us as witnesses, and it's our role to respond to that call.


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'A Politician, a Lawyer, and a Jew'
'A Politician, a Lawyer, and a Jew'

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James Emery White tells a story about his visit to The Eagle and Child pub in Great Britain, the place where C. S. Lewis and his friends used ...


When our faith is on trial, we must stay blameless and shameless as witnesses.


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Take Courage
Take Courage

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Football referees are unbiased, right? They would never be influenced by fans or football players, right? Well, according to a recent study, ...


When you fear the worst, take courage in Christ.


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A Story to Tell
A Story to Tell

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Last September, Pat Payaso ran for an open seat on Boston’s city council—and he got an idea for a creative way to campaign. Payaso ...


Sometimes God calls us to go out of our way to share the Way.


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Receiving Power
Receiving Power

This sermon is part of the “More Than a Holiday” sermon series. See the whole series here.

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We’re in the fourth week of our ...


The Holy Spirit gives us the power to become more Christlike.


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Keyholders
Keyholders

Introduction

Across from the residence where I lived in college stood a mysterious building known as Scroll and Key. This great stone-clad mausoleum was ...


What will you do with the key Christ has given you?


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True Relationships

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As we wrap up our series on 1 and 2 Thessalonians, we are going to continue our focus on Christ's second coming.

I am a member at Sam's Club ...


How does Christ's return impact our relationships today?


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Hope Is a Who

Introduction

Life has a way of killing dreams, doesn't it? You set out with high hopes—for your schooling, your career, your family, and your ...


If life has a way of killing dreams, Christ's resurrection has a way of bringing them back to life.


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The Surprise God's Mercy

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Imagine that you wake up at 2:00 in the morning, and you think to yourself, Is my life really pleasing to God? What would help you determine ...


There's something that pleases God's heart even more than sacrifice: showing mercy to the messy.


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Experiencing the Holy Spirit

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My name is Francis, and I was a pastor in Southern California for about sixteen years at a church that I planted. About a year ago, I moved ...


We can expect to experience the power of God if we start taking risks.


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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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Think Hard, Stay Humble

Today I'm going to preach on humility. This is the topic assigned to me for this conference. Let's start by looking at 1 Corinthians 8:1-3:

Now concerning ...

Does your love-in-action make people say, "Being with you is like being with Jesus?"


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WWJS?

Introduction: Shouldn't we be saying something?

There are certain words or phrases that are almost guaranteed to make people really uncomfortable: root ...


Communicating the Good News as Jesus would


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How to Be a Redemptive Person

Introduction

Evangelism is like strong horseradish: people praise it with tears in their eyes.

There are other word associations we could make with the ...



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An Empowering Presence

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Some years ago I had a conversation with a guest after one of our services. It was her first or second time at our church, and she offered ...


Pursuing real worship


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Good News in America

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The Roman empire was a pagan place where Christian values were little known or honored, where corruption was pervasive in business, where ...



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Keep the Dust off the High Chairs

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A couple of months ago, a relative of mine passed away. The funeral service was at the church, and the burial service was at a cemetery next ...


The church has a responsibility to place a high priority on youth.


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Adventures in Capital City

In the nineteenth chapter of Acts, when the apostle and missionary Paul walked into Ephesus, he was entering the queen city of the Roman province of Asia, ...



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The Eyes of a Doctor

From the editor:

Here's a sermon from Donald Sunukjian on what we ought to do when we encounter someone who has yet to know God. We've mentioned before ...


We must have the eyes of a doctor, not the eyes of a judge.


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The Sermon That Inspired Murder
The Sermon That Inspired Murder

From the editor:

We feel that this featured sermon from regular contributor Kevin Miller can inspire ideas for two different sermons: a sermon on the divinity ...


God is on a rescue mission to deliver this world—a mission that was started in Christ and continues with us.


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The Lostness of Humankind

Text: Romans 1:18-25Topic: A look at mankind's journey through rejection, separation, domination, and condemnation—and his opportunity for redemption ...


Jesus came not to make bad people good, but to make dead people live.


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Regime Change
Regime Change

From the editor:

Here's a sermon by Kevin Miller that might inspire a few ideas for your own Palm Sunday sermon (April 5, 2009). As you read the sermon, ...


When Jesus comes to town, he often challenges the things that are most dear to us.


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Show Me the Way

Text: Romans 6:23
Topic: Why we need to accept Jesus' offer of salvation

From the editor:

Bill Hybels has long been known for his ability to interact with ...


All of us have fallen short of God's standard of perfection, although not all of us know it.


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Fall

Introduction

My wife, Cheryl, and I had an opportunity in 2004 to spend a week in New Brunswick. We started in St. John, spent a couple of days in the ...


Reaping a spiritual harvest


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Stop Witnessing, Start Working

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A few months ago, I came across an article in The Boston Globe about religion in the workplace. The columnist, who is one of the few Jewish ...


Why the quality of our work matters


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Fighting Well

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The movie Cinderella Man is based on the true story of a boxer named James J. Braddock. Braddock was a good boxer who lost his passion and ...


Fight well for the right things, in the right way and with the right motive.


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Keep the Dust off the Highchairs

Text: Luke 2:52
Topic: Why the young people of a church are important

Introduction

I once attended the funeral of a relative of mine. The service was at ...


The church has a responsibility to place a high priority on youth.


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Body Life

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That the church is the "body of Christ" is more than simply a figure of speech. The church is the chief means by which Christ works today; ...


Like the members of our physical bodies, each member of the body of Christ is significant and dependent on one another.


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Don't Go To Church!

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D. L. Moody was visiting a prominent Chicago citizen when the idea of church membership and involvement came up.

"I believe I can be just as ...


Being the church demands more than attendance.


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How Should a Pastor Think About His People's Giving?

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When I mentioned the title of this sermon to a group of pastors at our monthly denominational meeting, it elicited considerable response. ...


Giving indicates spiritual growth and participation in the gospel.


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Weighing Others Heavy

Text: Exodus 20:13; Matthew 5:21–24; Romans 12:14–21; Romans 13:8–10
Topic: How to apply the sixth commandment

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The sixth commandment ...


The sixth commandment is ultimately positive: treat all people with love and respect.


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Come to the Banquet

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One day last December, an invitation to a Christmas party arrived in our mailbox. Inside the card were a festive holiday greeting, a time ...


Our mission as servants of the King is to invite everyone to the feast.


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Teach Your Children Well

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They say God has no grandchildren. What they mean is that it isn't enough to be born into a believing home or a believing church. Every child ...


Are your priorities in line with God's?


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Passing the Baton

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A few months ago, I heard a song on the radio by an artist named John Mayer. The song is entitled "Daughters," and you hear it several ...


How to actively transfer faith from generation to generation.


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A Christmas To-Do List

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Most of us have heard the Christmas story so many times that we think we know what it's all about, but the fact is we might have passed over ...


What's at the top of your list this season?


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Gratitude Gives Way to Resentment

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I will never forget a meeting I had with unhappy parishioners a few years ago. We had made deliberate changes in our church in order to better ...


A lesson from the Prodigal's brother


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Separation Can Lead to Isolation

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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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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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Go to the Ends of the Earth
Go to the Ends of the Earth

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The British missionaries who led my family to Christ made all the cultural mistakes in the book. I remember as a little boy sitting in the ...


Christians are called to declare, among all people, the character and great works of God.


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A Good Start

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When I began thinking about the first message I would preach here, I began to realize that the beginning of any endeavor is a perilous ...


If we want to get off to a good start, we have to follow four principles of Paul and keep in mind the goal of bringing others into relationship with Jesus.


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An Unmistakable Mandate

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Dr. Jim Moore, Pastor of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Houston, tells of a trip to the store with his family. They decided to buy ...


Jesus’ mandate is clear; he calls us to be partners with him in making love tangible in our corner of the world.


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Don’t You Believe It! The Myth of Greener Grass

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This morning we’re looking at the last of the Ten Commandments, which deals with desiring something that someone else has, but which we do ...


We’ve been shown grace by God, and we’re to spread that grace around.


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The Witness of Worship

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Have you ever thought of the connection between worship and witnessing? As believers, we understand that we must be involved in both. We come ...


When we have been with Jesus, there is a boldness to our witness.


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The Gospel According to Jesus

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Have you ever found yourself completely confused by the multitude of religious ideologies being sold in the marketplace? I'm not just ...


The gospel according to Jesus is not about church membership or do's and don'ts; it's about a relationship with him.


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One Step Closer

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In the last days of Jesus' life, after the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the religious leaders engaged him in a running battle of theology. ...


Evangelism isn't a one-shot presentation; it's moving people one step closer to God.


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A Breath of Fresh Air

Focus: Sometimes the best way to build God's kingdom is to brace up his workers.

Introduction: I want to read three brief passages, first from 2 Corinthians ...


Sometimes the best way to build up God's kingdom is to encourage his workers.


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Work Hard, But …

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I first met Danny G. the Sunday morning he came down the aisle during decision time with his wife in tow. I had known he would probably ...


If we sow the seed of the gospel, we will be frustrated, heartbroken, in danger of distraction, and yet overwhelmed by God's blessings.


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Gifts From Above

Every year at Christmas, on my birthday, or at other appropriate times, my family and friends give me gifts. Usually these gifts reflect my individual ...


Jesus gives spiritual gifts to individuals and gifted persons to the church to be used for the common good and the glory of God.


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The Gift of Purpose-Filled Living

A few years ago I was working at an elementary-aged camp. It had rained a couple of days in a row, and finally the sun was shining, but it was still ...


The 'secret' of purpose-filled living is helping people.


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