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Through Love, Serve One Another
Through Love, Serve One Another

Introduction

Have you ever been loved in a way that really astounded you? Have you ever been served in a way that, when you sat back and thought about ...


Use your Christian freedom as an opportunity to love through serving others.


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The Jesus Alternative
The Jesus Alternative

Introduction

One of my favorite things about going to the grocery store is going down the cereal aisle. I love going down the cereal aisle. One, because ...


Jesus provides a better alternative than the world.


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Courage to Sacrifice
Courage to Sacrifice

Introduction

I have to say on a Sunday when I get to kick off a new study, it does feel a little bit like Christmas morning and I finally get to open that ...


Through Jesus, we can be “great hearts” with courage to sacrifice.


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Free!
Free!

I used to think I needed a personal trainer, someone who'd get me to the gym and make sure I exercised regularly, someone who would put me through ...


We walk in bondage when we walk without Christ.


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Repentance
Repentance

Introduction

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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It's Not About Me
It's Not About Me

Introduction

"What is it, Doc? What do I have? What's wrong with me?"

It's a question we all ask ourselves from time to time. When we ...


When we remember who we are before God and in Christ, we're freed.


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Grace Alone

True North Backstory

One reason I enjoyed preaching the sermons in this series was the contrast between a "head" message and a "heart" message.

The message ...


Only Christ’s grace, not our works, can give us the love, acceptance, and forgiveness we want.


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Created with a Purpose
Created with a Purpose

Introduction

This is the first of a six sessions in our Living Free series. We're going to cover some foundational truths about God's purpose for ...


We need to discover and live out God's original design for the world, humanity, and each individual.


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Recovering God's Freedom
Recovering God's Freedom

Introduction

Last week we looked at God's original design for creation and humanity. We also talked about how sin disrupted God's plan. When we ...


A personal relationship with Christ enables us to enter into a restored relationship with God and to recover what was lost to sin and Satan.


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One World, Two Realms
One World, Two Realms

Introduction

In our first session, we identified God's original design for humanity, and we looked at what was lost because of the Fall. How did God ...


The Bible teaches that our world is more than what we see with our natural eyes; there are two distinct realms—the spiritual and the natural.


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Understanding Power and Authority
Understanding Power and Authority

Introduction

In this session, we're going to deal with the subject of the power and authority of Jesus Christ that's been given to us and the significance ...


Christ has given every follower his power and authority to defeat Satan and all evil spirits.


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Strongholds
Strongholds

Introduction

In this message we'll look at strongholds, the enemy's access points that can compromise God's power and purposes in our lives. ...


Satan gets a foothold into our lives when we align ourselves with his lies and give place to sin.


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Generational Sins, Soul Ties, Curses
Generational Sins, Soul Ties, Curses

Introduction

In this last session of our series, we're going to talk about three subjects that bring a lot of questions and even opposition: generational ...


Breaking free from generational sins, soul ties, and curses enables us to realize the gifts, passions, and truth God has given us.


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Beyond Friends

Introduction

Where are you on your spiritual journey? And what would help you take the next step?

A couple of years ago we joined hundreds of churches across ...


Friends will take you farther and deeper in your spiritual journey than you could alone.


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True Friends

Introduction

Last week I tossed out a question and invited you to respond: is it possible to be spiritual friends with a non-believer? For the past six ...


Spiritual friendships with people of other faith or no faith are not only possible, they're powerful.


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Thinking Biblically About Government
Thinking Biblically About Government

On December 17, 2010, a young Tunisian named Mohammed Bouazizi walked up to a local government building and set himself on fire. Earlier that day, the ...


Christ calls us respect, obey, and renew every form of human government.


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Deep Certainty

How do you feel about the future? What kind of world will our children and grandchildren, grow up in? What can we count on to give us any kind of confidence ...


To know Jesus is to know, for certain, eternal life.


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The Greatest Invitation Ever Made

Introduction

All of us enjoy receiving invitations—to a meal, a wedding, or a concert. Usually, when the invitation is printed on a little card, there ...


The way to find rest is to lose our burden at the cross and then allow Christ to put his yoke upon us instead.


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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 Critical Transaction

Most Broadway musicals begin with something called an overture. The writer of the musical tries, in the early moments, to give us some sense of all the ...



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Raw Ugliness

Introduction

On one level, this is a brilliant story handed down to us by a brilliant storyteller. This is a gripping, plot-twisting, edge-of-your seat ...


Humans battle and give into sin.


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Total Freedom
Total Freedom

From the editor:

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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Just Say Yes

Introduction

Back in the 1980's, when drug use became epidemic among young people, and teen pregnancy and AIDS were on the rise, and gangs were turning ...


The Holy Spirit's role in self-control


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The Long Tomorrow

Introduction

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

Introduction

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

Introduction

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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Painting by Numbers

From the editor

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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Wait for the Morning

Introduction

Right after the Virginia Tech University massacre, the worship leader at a community worship service turned to this text. On behalf of those ...


Sometimes we have to wait for God to lift us out of the depths.


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The Purpose of the Passion

From the editor

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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Herod the Great

Topic: Which king will you choose?
Text: Matthew 2:1–8

Introduction

If we look at facts and figures, "Herod the Great" had a pretty good administration. ...


The liberating Savior will free you to live as you were created to live—fully alive.


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All God Does Is Good

From the editor

Chuck's sermon is an excellent example of a sermon that sharpens the way we read the Bible. Notice how Chuck challenges us to take the ...


The creation account is the introduction to God's story of redemption.


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How to Live Beyond Yourself

Introduction

I don't know if you are like me, but I imagine you are. I imagine there are times in which you feel boxed in by life; not only by what others ...


We can experience fullness of life by acknowledging our weakness, putting our past behind us, striving toward a worthy goal, and going for broke.


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The Story of Our Broken World

Introduction

When I was about ten years old, my dad, a medical doctor, received a special gift from one of his patients: a beautiful globe with shiny sequins. ...


How believing a cosmic lie shattered paradise


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I Struggle With a Certain Sin Often. Will God Forgive Me?

Introduction

Here is today's question in the complete words of the person who submitted it: "I struggle with a certain sin often. Will God forgive me? ...


A fresh look at God's response to habitual sin


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Thanksgiving: The Truth About Thanksgiving

Introduction:

The first Thanksgiving dinner I ever ate outside of the United States was in Belgium. The people of Belgium are as thankful as any other ...


All good gifts come from God.


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Hilarious Hupotasso

Introduction

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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Jesus' Vacation

Introduction

Many of us have recently returned from our summer holidays and are trying to adjust to normal life once again. There was a little blurb ...


Jesus' easy yoke and light burden free us from worthless pursuits and provide us with something significant to accomplish.


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Don't Let Your Doubts Hold You Back

As we continue in the Matthew series, we're coming up on a new section of messages in chapters 11 and 12 that introduce a new element to the ministry ...


Your doubts about the Christian faith don't have to hold you back.


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I Can See Clearly Now

The book of Exodus tells a story about Moses going up Mount Sinai to meet with God, one-on-one. God descended on the mountain in a cloud and instructed ...


God wants you to be able to see the radiance of his glory, and he wants you to radiate his glory to the world around you.


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The Question Facing Us

"We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common ...


On the bicentennial celebration of the signing of the Constitution, Halverson hopes the U.S. will recognize God as the source of our liberties.


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Freedom

by John Stott

There are two reasons why I have chosen the topic of freedom. The first is that everybody is thinking and talking about freedom today, and ...


Jesus Christ sets us free from sin, guilt, and self-centeredness.


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The Liberty of Obedience to God

Introduction: An architectural wonder.

My husband and I had the opportunity to go up into the top of that great arch in St. Louis. I was fascinated to ...


We often think that freedom means doing whatever we want, when we want. But true freedom comes from only one place: Obeying the Lord.


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