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Me and My Big Mouth
Me and My Big Mouth

Introduction

“Pad kid poured curd pulled cod." Researchers from MIT say this is the world's most difficult tongue twister. Have a go. If ...


We have two choices with our words—either bless, or to curse.


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The King Liked to Listen
The King Liked to Listen

Introduction

The king liked to listen to him. So did most people.

"Repent. Stop what you're doing. You know it's wrong, so stop it. Make a ...


Hearing the call to repentance and acting on it.


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Heart Murmur

In our lesson from Matthew 25 today, Jesus tells us a parable that is likely to be a bit disturbing to most of us if we really examine our lives in light ...


What does God do with a careless heart?


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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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Growing Up

Introduction

When I was in kindergarten, we used to play a game based on a hit TV show called Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. My teacher, Mrs. Floaten, ...


Humans grow by receiving the truth told in love.


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Avoiding Foolishness

Introduction

In the early 1980s a very wealthy Swiss couple started acting like mutual fools. It all began when the husband cancelled a vacation. The wife ...


Humans need to find grace in our folly.


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Guide

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The story behind the sermon (from John Ortberg)

I have grown to love the theme of God's guidance. This is a chance to ...


We need to learn to recognize and follow God's guidance.


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Life on Wings

Introduction

The biblical image of the kind of life Christians are called to live is, "The way of an eagle in the air." I have lots of experience with ...


To live in victory, we must be reborn in Christ and yielded to the Holy Spirit.


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Managing Your Relationships

Introduction:

When Jerry Seinfeld began his comedy show (you may have heard of it; it was called Seinfeld), he paid one of his New York buddies what he ...


Relationships are not about taking control; they are about commitment.


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From Here To Eternity: Getting Your Spiritual Life in Order

I changed long distance carriers a few weeks ago. I've never considered choosing a long distance carrier a particularly sentimental decision—basically ...


In order to get to where you want to be spiritually, you need to move toward God, and he will move toward you.


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From Here to Eternity: Getting Your Spiritual Life in Order

I changed long distance carriers a few weeks ago. I've never considered choosing a long distance carrier a particularly sentimental decision—basically ...


In order to get to where you want to be spiritually, you need to move toward God, and he will move toward you.


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Silence and Solitude

Several years ago I came back from vacation feeling, not refreshed and renewed, but distracted, disenfranchised, and alienated. I came home feeling that, ...


Silence and Solitude supply fuel for the soul.


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How to Listen to a Sermon

I want to talk this morning about preaching and what preaching is all about. My fantasy about what congregations think preaching is goes something like ...


In order for a sermon to be effective, we must prayerfully and expectantly receive it.


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Listening to the Dark

Elijah is on the run, running for his life. He's on the run not because he's been a horrible failure, but because he's been an outstanding success.

You ...


While hiding in a cave, Elijah learns that God doesn't always speak to us in loud ways; sometimes he whispers in the dark.


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