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Affluenza: The Disease of Greed

Introduction

What is affluenza? Affluenza is a nifty little word that a clever sociologist created by mixing two different words together. The word affluence ...



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Strong Grace, Hard Word, Good Memories

Introduction

Be strong. Suffer hardship. Remember Jesus Christ. These are Paul's words of counsel to Timothy in a fallen world and imperfect church. Timothy ...



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Right on the Money

"The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." That thought from Psalm 24:1 captures the core of our thinking on ...



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"Gay" Myths

Homosexuality is probably the most emotionally divisive issue facing our nation. It's a hot topic, as a range of Newsweek covers on the issue suggests: January ...


Since homosexuality is outside of God's will, we must deal with those desires just like any other sinful temptation.


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Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?

Story behind the sermon (from Lee Eclov)

I wonder if people aren't a little suspicious when we preach about work. When we say that all work is a calling, ...


At the core of the Christian work ethic is not what we do, but whom we serve.


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It's All in Your Head

Story behind the sermon (from Mark Buchanan)

When I first came to New Life Church, I established the practice that every January I would preach a month-long ...


Just as we have a kingdom responsibility to manage the material things that God gives us, so we have a kingdom responsibility to manage the immaterial things he gives.


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A Disciple's Approach to Drinking

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Few topics are more controversial than alcohol. Should a follower of Christ imbibe or abstain? In this sermon from regular contributor ...


While we are free to enjoy God's blessings, including drink, this requires great responsibility—especially for leaders.


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Image Management

Introduction

In her wonderful book Breathe, author Keri Wyatt Kent names four crucial commitments necessary to finding our way into a saner kind of life ...


When we're keeping up appearances


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You're Fantastic

Introduction

Of all the comic books turned into motion pictures of late, my favorite one is the Fantastic Four. For those not in the know, it is a tale ...


When we need to be a superhero


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Trophy Kids

Introduction

When our eldest son was making preparations to start his freshman year of high school, I overheard him telling a classmate that he was planning ...


When we only want the best for them


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Facing North When the Market Goes South

Text: 1 Kings 17:7–16
Topic: Claiming God's promises in the midst of hard times

From the editor:

Though many experts believe we've entered an economic ...


With the right attitude toward money and God, we can face financial uncertainty with confidence.


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Mind Your Own Business: What does the Bible say about savings and debt?

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If the prognosticators are right, the current economic crisis will probably stretch on into 2010. With that in mind, now might be a good ...


Eliminate debt, live on less than you earn, and save.


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What Would Jesus Say When the Dow Drops 700 Points?
What Would Jesus Say When the Dow Drops 700 Points?

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What would Jesus have us do in the midst of economic crisis? Mike Woodruff offers answers to that question that push us to gain new perspectives ...


In the midst of any kind of crisis, do not be anxious; nothing of ultimate importance has changed.


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Intercepting Entropy

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John Ortberg is a master communicator, whether through preaching or through writing. Preaching Today is blessed to have him as an editorial ...


God's will for the human spirit is that it would never suffer entropy.


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Strong Grace, Hard Work, Good Memories

Text: 2 Timothy 2:1–9
Topic: A sobering look at what the Christian life entails

From the editor:

Every once in a while a sermon comes along that is ...


Sacrifice and hard work are part and parcel of the Christian life.


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To Live Is Christ

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In this sermon Ed Rowell looks to tackle the tricky issue of joy and happiness. Most would agree that the two words have become synonymous, ...


You must give your life to the purpose God has for you, no matter the cost.


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Gone Fishin'

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John 21 is a powerful story of a fallen disciple, Peter, being restored by Christ. Many a sermon has been preached on the varying uses ...


If we love Christ, we will care about what he cares about.


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John the Baptist's Story

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Very early in his sermon, Kevin Miller says, "I have the hard job of telling you a hard truth." Indeed he does. The hard truth is that ...


God is a God who sorts things out, and not every life pleases him.


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Ready or Not, Here I Come!
Ready or Not, Here I Come!

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Simply put: it's easy to mess up a difficult passage like Luke 21. You may find yourself applying something regarding Jerusalem's ...


If we know what to look for and act accordingly in faith, we'll be ready for the Second Coming.


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Your Whole Life Matters to God
Your Whole Life Matters to God

Introduction

I once read an article in the New York Times entitled "How the Worm Turns." The article focused on a group of scientists who spend ...


All of life is an act of worship and an opportunity to serve and please God.


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It's Not How You Start; It's How You Finish

Introduction

I once read an article that listed some of the greatest comebacks in sports history. The list included the 2004 American League Championship ...


Finishing well is just as important as starting well.


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Fighting Well

Introduction

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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A Man Like Us and a God Who Lives

Introduction

Elijah is one of the Bible's most dramatic characters, because he experienced the light of God's presence even when everything around him ...


No matter how dark the world becomes, God brings the light through people who believe in him.


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Secrets of Financial Contentment

Introduction

When I was a kid, my dad told me two stories all the time.

In the first one, a couple goes to Harvard University and asks to see the president, ...


Contentment is a daily decision about how you address your financial anxieties.


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A Crop Is A Crop

Introduction

We've been considering what it means to be jars of clay—ordinary, fragile people living in a difficult and dangerous world. The message ...


You harvest as much as you sow, and never more.


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A Lifestyle Inventory

Introduction

I want to tell you exactly how to live your life and spend your money. I know I have your attention now, because when we talk about money, ...


The Christian is a steward, manager, and investor of God's money.


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What God Wants from You More Than Anything Else
What God Wants from You More Than Anything Else

Introduction

What does God want from you? What does he expect? Do you know?

That's a question that every person has to answer. Because if there is a God—and ...


To love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, say "yes" to him.


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You Don't Have to Be Good to Come to Christ

Introduction

The description of the early church that is found in the opening chapters of the Book of Acts almost sounds like paradise revisited. Two events ...


The tiniest crack in the door into honest acknowledgement of our sinfulness is the real beginning of growth toward grace.


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A Life without Regrets

This morning, let’s begin by taking a trip together. We’re going to a funeral. Yours. Doesn’t that sound like fun? What’s more, you get to witness the ...


Live today like it matters for all eternity—because it does.


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Keys to a Useful Life

Introduction

The personnel manager of a large corporation recently said that the chief problem in industry and business today is certainly not over-production, ...


The ultimate standard of a useful life is not what we think and expect of ourselves as much as what we are willing to do for those around us.


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Turning on the Light

Introduction

A young boy about 9-years-old went with his parents to Europe one summer. Part of their tour was visiting the great old cathedrals of the ...


Living in the light simply means realizing that Jesus has set us free from the darkness.


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Joy: A Time to Dance

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Series Subject: How to express and manage emotions rightly

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Learning to rejoice in the past, present, and future


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Abandonment: When You Feel Alone

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Series Subject: How to express and manage emotions rightly

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Finding strength when we feel forsaken


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Fear: When You're Scared Senseless

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Series Subject: How to express and manage emotions rightly

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Finding peace when we are afraid


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Gratitude: More than just an attitude

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How to be thankful for all things at any place and at any time


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Anger: When Your Back Is against the Wall

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Series Subject: How to express and manage emotions rightly

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Our anger is dangerous but doesn't have to be destructive


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Contentment: When Your Soul Is at Rest

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Finding serenity regardless of the circumstances


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Depression: When Darkness Is Your Closest Friend

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How to live victoriously when just living is hard


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Disappointment: When Your Dreams Die

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How to handle the pain of what might have been


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Uncertainty: When You're Not Sure of Your Next Move

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Series Subject: How to express and manage emotions rightly

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How to make right and wise decisions when the path ahead is unclear


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Restlessness: When You Still Haven't Found What You're Looking For

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Series Subject: How to express and manage emotions rightly

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The cause of and cure for our incessant inner hunger


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Outrage: When Your Heart Is Filled with Revenge

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Series Subject: How to express and manage emotions rightly

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Finding room for forgiveness when you want to fight back


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Seasons of the Soul

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Series Subject: How to express and manage emotions rightly

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How and why to praise God at any place, at any time, and in all ways


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Manage Money

According to research, of all the promises you'll make on your wedding day, the "for richer or poorer" part is likely to cause the most ...


Taking control of finances involves trusting God with your finances.


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How to Act Your Wage

A few years ago James Peterson and Peter Kim co-authored a book entitled The Day America Told The Truth. The book was the result of surveys that were ...


Living by biblical principles will bring you financial peace.


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How to Keep UP in a DOWN Economy

Introduction

Recent downturns in the economy and corporate crime have resulted in lower pay raises, loss of jobs, loss of stocks, and nationwide hiring ...


Jesus' blueprint for a solid life begins with a solid foundation, uses eternal materials, and recruits God and his people as inspectors.


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Take Charge

Jesus told a story about a man who called three of his servants to him and gave each of them large amounts of money. He gave one servant 5 talents, ...


A good servant takes charge of the opportunities he's given.


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The Lifestyle of a Believer

"Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children; and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant ...


Once we truly understand how much God loves us, we will in turn live that love in our relationships with others.


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