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Affections Matter

Introduction

This December will mark my ten years as pastor of the Village Church. In my first few weeks, I just felt it out. I just keep thinking, Okay, ...


When we focus on Christ and confess our sin our hearts will overflow with real affection.


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The Christian's First Love

Introduction

This message is a fitting introduction to a series on the nature of the church. In these verses, the Lord Jesus Christ is speaking to the ...


Christ shares his grief over his church: "You have forsaken your first love."


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Think Hard, Stay Humble

Today I'm going to preach on humility. This is the topic assigned to me for this conference. Let's start by looking at 1 Corinthians 8:1-3:

Now concerning ...

Does your love-in-action make people say, "Being with you is like being with Jesus?"


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As we continue in our series in the book of Exodus, today we are in chapter 33, and in chapter 33 we encounter Moses at prayer. And I think ...


In order to know God deeply, we must long for him more passionately.


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Messiah's Community

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Years ago a small-town newspaper carried a letter sent in by one of its subscribers. She had gotten a thank-you note from her grandson after ...



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Blessed Are the Persecuted

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Imagine you are in the market for a new car. You visit the dealer and the salesman who is showing you the latest model takes you for a test ...


Enduring for the reward


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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

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The troops the United Nations deployed to the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan look like they could be soldiers from just about any nation. ...


The promise of sonship


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Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

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Through the centuries there have been some people who have wanted to view Jesus' teaching in the Beatitudes as a kind of ladder that can carry ...


Jesus' promise of transformation


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Blessed Are the Merciful

Introduction

Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg entered the diplomatic service and was appointed foreign minister of Austria in November 1848. After the Hungarian ...


Surrendering loss to Christ


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Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

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A businessman decided to throw a party for some of his clients, and because he was doing so well, he spared no expense. He hired the most ...


The purpose of our emptiness


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Blessed Are the Meek

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Suppose the company you work for were to write a description of the ideal person to be its new CEO. Do you think meekness would be on the ...


The inheritance of the humble


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Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

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"No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear." That is how C. S. Lewis begins his book A Grief Observed, a compelling account of ...


Jesus' promise of comfort


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Less is More, More or Less

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A few months ago my two teenage sons came to me and asked if they could go camping for a week … on Lower Wacker Drive in the city of ...


A closer look at Jesus' first beatitude


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The Way of Wisdom

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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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Simeon: A Song of Hope

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In the 1960s, psychologist Walter Mischel conducted a famous experiment that has come to be known as "The Marshmallow Test." Groups of 4-years ...


The reward is worth the wait.


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Church: The Message of 1 Corinthians

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In this sermon, Mark Dever offers a bird's eye view of one of Paul's longer letters, helping the audience hang their hats on a few critical ...


The purpose of the church is to manifest to the world the character of God.


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Lessons from Lepers

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We often look at thanksgiving backwards. We think of thanksgiving as thanking God for something that has happened to us already. The real ...


Thankfulness creates an opportunity for further blessing.


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Don't Just Do Something, Sit There

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Have you ever wondered how Jesus spent his evenings and his nights? Some of his disciples came to him early on to ask about the fringe benefits ...


Spending time with God is more important than getting many things done or doing all things well.


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All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Suffering Triumphantly Until I Died

Introduction

In All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Robert L. Fulghum writes:

All I really need to know about how to live and what to do ...

To know Christ, we must share in his sufferings.


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We Don't Have Men Like That

Introduction

[Editorial comment: Sunukjian delivers this sermon as a first-person narrative. References to props or stage directions will appear in italics.] ...


We are called to live in service to the King.


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Choosing What Is Best
Choosing What Is Best

Introduction

There were about 20 of us: the engaged couple, their parents, the bridesmaids and groomsmen who were going to be in the wedding the next day, ...


Increasing discernment by growing in love


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The Blazing Fastball That Gives Us Confidence

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On July 15, 1986, Roger Clemens came to bat in his first Major League Baseball All-Star game. Roger was the sizzling right-handed pitcher ...


How to know God is at work in your life and congregation


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A Day in the Life of Simon of Cyrene

Text: Mark 15:21
Topic: What it might have been like for Simon of Cyrene to take up Jesus' cross.

Introduction

My time on the road of history was brief. ...


We are all called to take up the cross for Christ.


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Follow Me

Introduction

Of all the things that Jesus ever said, one of my absolute favorites is the thing he says in John 21:12. Maybe you noticed it. The text reads: ...


When Jesus won't just do brunch


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Can Jesus Trust Us?

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The year was A.D. 155, and persecution against Christians had swept across the Roman Empire and come to the city of Smyrna. The proconsul ...


John is an example for all Christians of a person that trusted Jesus, and was trusted by Jesus.


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How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?

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The story is told of a man who visited a cemetery to leave flowers at the grave of his dearly departed mother. He couldn't help but notice ...


We are blessed when we sorrowfully confess our sin to God and joyfully receive his forgiveness.


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Loving God With All Your Heart

I'd like to read from the Scriptures a very familiar story. Sometimes when we hear familiar stories, we get a little disappointed. We think the speaker ...


When we receive a new heart to love God, it will be seen in our actions to others.


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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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