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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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Joy in Liberty over Legalism
Joy in Liberty over Legalism

The story behind the sermon (Jared Alcantara)

This sermon was the fourth of five messages in the series "The Joy Genome." The image of a genome ...


Legalistic religion kills the spirit, but knowing Christ sets us free.


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Rediscovering the Sabbath
Rediscovering the Sabbath

Introduction

While I was leading some pastor training in the Philippines, I broke the pastors up into small groups and had them share various things ...


How to honor God on our seventh day


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The Way of Wisdom

Introduction

As Christians, we say we want to love God, and we want to love people. We want to serve the world. This idea comes from the core of Jesus' ...


The wisdom of God transcends the wisdom of the world.


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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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What the Heart Wants

What the heart wants

Back in the 1990's, the comedian and filmmaker Woody Allen was an icon of the movie industry—until his personal life began ...


The blessing of an undivided heart


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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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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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The Christian Subculture: Righteous or Rubbish?

Introduction

As believers, we sometimes feel pressured to act in certain ways, fit in with certain norms, or participate in certain activities. The pressure ...


When we try to live up to others' standards of righteousness, we miss the life Christ intended.


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Public Performance Is Easier than Private Devotion

Introduction

If you are just joining us, this is the third week in a six-week series entitled "Adventures in Missing the Point." We have been learning ...


The power of authentic piety in a world that talks the talk


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Let Go of Legalism

One afternoon a man named John, dressed in blue jeans, walked into a bank to finalize a business transaction. The teller told him that the officer he ...


The key to avoiding legalism is to treat people as Jesus did.


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What to Do While Your Life Is Happening

People in California were going about their lives this week, and then the earthquake came. It just happened. Just as men went to work this week and were ...


We can't control everything that happens in life, but we can pour out gratitude to Christ for his forgiveness.


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