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How to Look at People with God's Eyes

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You may remember that in Jonah 3 there was this great revival in Nineveh. And usually when there's revival there's also great joy in the place ...


Living God's love for the lost.


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Ignoring Clear Directions

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I'm known among my family and friends for having a terrible sense of direction. It doesn't matter whether I am driving or walking. It doesn't ...


When we underestimate the depth of our sin we also downplay the power of the cross.


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The World's Best Love Story
The World's Best Love Story

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Ralph Waldo Emerson observed that the entire world loves a lover. And if he was right that all the world loves a lover, then the best loved ...


God keeps pursuing us and waiting for us to cast ourselves on his faithful love.


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Looking in the Mirror

From the editor

Mother's Day is this Sunday (May 10), and should you decide to offer a message for the occasion, you might get a few general ideas from ...


We return to God's blessings when we embrace our identity as servants of God.


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The Centerpiece of the Gospel

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Anyone in marketing or sales knows how these games are played. Products and presentations are sculpted and crafted to tell listeners what ...



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The Eyes of a Doctor

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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 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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A Better Peace Prize

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At the turn of the 20th century, a man named Alfred was one of the preeminent scientists and entrepreneurs of his day. He made his fortune ...


The heart of a peacemaker


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Because of Righteousness

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The movie Braveheart tells the story of how a 13th century Scottish commoner named William Wallace led his country to freedom from an oppressive ...


Following God may bring persecution


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A Bleeding Hearts Club?

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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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Keep the Dust off the Highchairs

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

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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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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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You Need a Good Priest

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I could tell that he had been badly injured in the accident. I'm no medical expert, but I could tell by the pallor of his skin that he was ...


Christ is a perfect high priest, who still understands our every weakness.


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You Don't Know, Do You?

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A member of this congregation experienced a tragedy when her father was suddenly killed in an accident. He was driving home one Wednesday ...


Each of us must be ready to face God's judgment, for death can come at any moment.


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The Lord Is My Shepherd
The Lord Is My Shepherd

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I don't know much about sheep. I was born and raised in the suburbs, and we didn't have sheep. In fact, they were probably illegal. ...


When we say, "The Lord is my shepherd," we acknowledge our dependence upon him, his ownership of us, and our personal relationship with him.


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Where Are You?

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When I was a kid growing up in Minnesota, my family had a summer tradition. Every Sunday night, all seven kids and my parents would cram into ...


God's persistent, loving question to lost people


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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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Encounter: The Vision of Witnessing

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Several years ago, I was enjoying a day of recreation on a ski slope in central Wisconsin. While other friends from the church had gone ...


To reach the lost, we must see them with the compassionate eyes of the Father.


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Prone to Wander
Prone to Wander

One spring day, two friends set out on a canoe trip in the wilderness of Ontario. After paddling all afternoon the first day, they came to a portage, ...


Self-reliance distances us from God, but there is always a way back.


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