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Outrageous, Miraculous Love
Outrageous, Miraculous Love

Introduction

In the fall of 2001, I was a senior in college. Because of where my college was located, I was an hour and a half away from my hometown ...


Love others with extraordinary, genuine, God-given love, knowing God first loved you.


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More Than Your Personal Savior
More Than Your Personal Savior

Introduction

For over three decades, Paul Harvey made a name for himself by telling “the rest of the story.” Day after day he came on our radios ...


Jesus our Savior is Christ the Victor.


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Christians and Politics
Christians and Politics

Introduction

This past July most of us missed an anniversary celebration. Thirty years ago, our government passed a law that has helped millions of Americans. ...


Who needs your fierce civility?


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Worthy Is the Lamb
Worthy Is the Lamb

Introduction

John, who is in prison at Patmos, writes letters to the church of Ephesus and churches that surround it. His goal is to comfort them and encourage ...


Jesus created and redeemed us. Jesus loves us and we have nothing to fear.


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A Good Friday Intervention
A Good Friday Intervention

Introduction

One of my favorite Chicago landmarks is the iconic breakfast destination known as Ann Sathers, on 909 West Belmont. Ann Sathers is a good ...


Jesus intervenes for us—and satisfies us.


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Maundy Thursday: It's About You
Maundy Thursday: It's About You

Introduction

Every Maundy Thursday, I am reminded of a particular event that occurred during my time at Seattle Pacific University. My senior year, I took ...


Jesus' call to love one another begins with Jesus' love for you.


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The Perfect Meal for Sinners
The Perfect Meal for Sinners

Introduction

When our daughter Bonnie celebrated her first birthday we threw her a huge birthday party. We put on silly hats, blew on little horns, waved ...


The Lord's Supper is a meal that transforms sinners, not a ritual for the "righteous."


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How a Servant Thinks

Introduction

Today I want to talk about how a servant thinks. Let's read Luke 17:5-10:

The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" And the Lord ...

True servanthood stems from the crucified life, which seeks to give, not receive.


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The Guest List

Introduction

We're in part two of a series called The Heart of Christ, and I want to begin this week with a question: Do you remember the first Christian ...


Jesus came for those who are sick.


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God Is Self-sacrificing
God Is Self-sacrificing

Introduction: Recovering a knowledge of God

As wonderful as life is in so many respects, many of us look at our world today and wonder how we are ever ...


Learning from the One who lays it down


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Defiled and Cleansed

Introduction

Today we're going to look at Numbers 5:1-10. This chapter is easy to outline because of the phrase that is repeated three times, in verses ...


In Christ the defiled and excluded are now healed and accepted.


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God Is Love

Introduction

God is love. This is the characteristic of God that we will explore today in our Discovering God series. The fact that God is love means that ...


Living in the shadow of the Cross


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Praying Our Hate

The story behind the sermon (from Darrell Johnson)

This sermon was the second in a series for the summer on "Praying the Psalms in the City." I preached ...


As we pray our hurt and even our hate, Jesus can free us to love our enemies.


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The Power of Identity

The story behind the sermon (from Jeff Manion)

In preparing to preach on Ephesians 1:3-14, I felt that there were a couple significant challenges to overcome. ...


We find our identity in Christ—the one who adopts, redeems, and seals us.


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God Is Still Loving

There are times in our lives when it seems like God is against us. I mean, we know that God is for us, but there are times when it seems like God is treating ...


God's Love is still with us, even in life's darkest seasons.


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Christmas in the City of Jerusalem

Introduction

We're going to do something a little different this year in December. We want to focus on a "Hometown Christmas." Typically we tend to think ...


The Christmas story reveals that people still resist, ignore, or embrace Jesus.


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Encounter on Golgotha Road
Encounter on Golgotha Road

From the editor:

We recently posted an Easter message by John Ortberg, because the themes like atonement, the Cross, resurrection, etc. are never out of ...


God is always at work, leading us to times and places where we might meet him.


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The Discipline of Communal Examination
The Discipline of Communal Examination

From the editor

Next week we start to roll out all of our new Easter sermons, but seeing as many congregations have just begun observing the Lenten season, ...


In the life of the church, communal examination is just as important as self-examination.


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The Love That Compels

From the editor:

Here's one more Easter sermon from another great preacher. This message comes with a missional twist, as Briscoe points out how the love ...


We are compelled to share the good news because of God's love for all.


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Immanuel
Immanuel

From the editor

Here's a short, to-the-point Christmas sermon from Mark Batterson, pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC, and author ...


The Almighty God became Immanuel, "God with us," so we can spend eternity with him.


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The Prime Principle

Introduction

Abiding in Christ is simply staying near a friend who loves you. But what happens to a person who abides in Christ? If I really walk with ...


Abiding in Christ results in growth, cleanness, productivity, security, and power.


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The Lord Is My Shepherd
The Lord Is My Shepherd

Introduction

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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The Love Connection

Text: 1 John 2:1–11
Topic: How to walk as Jesus walked

Introduction

First John is a book of assurances. It tells us what God wants his people to know. ...


We obey God by walking as Jesus walked; walking as Jesus walked begins by loving others.


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The Love That Brought Him

Introduction

One of the greatest Georgians who ever lived was Bishop Arthur Moore, the beloved Methodist bishop of our state. Bishop Moore once said that ...


The love of Christ never ends, is personal, and sets us free.


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Merry Tifton

Introduction

Once upon a time, long ago and far away in a strange land, there lived a man by the name of John Baresford Tifton—a man of incredible ...


In the midst of our celebration, Jesus is trying to give us what we really need.


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What's Driving You

Introduction

I've always enjoyed reading the stories of successful people and finding out what it is that makes them tick. What I find completely amazing ...


Like Paul, our driving force and life purpose can be to help others experience the fullness of God by sharing with them our hope, love, and faith.


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Prayer Priorities

Introduction

When you pray, what do you pray about? What are the priorities in your prayer life? When you really get down to business with God, what rises ...


The priority of our prayers should include spiritual strength, love, and fullness.


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The Sociable Outcast

Jesus did not fit very well into the society of his day. If you wanted to describe him in sociological terms, you might say he was an "outsider." ...


Jesus became a sociable outcast by opening himself up to outsiders, and he calls us to do the same.


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What About Sudden Conversion?

I am very intrigued by the new invention that is now being foisted upon some parts of the American people, whereby on closed-circuit television they ...


Sudden conversion is the very heart of the gospel.


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Friendship

In this passage our Lord calls us his friends and gives us four tests or proofs, or signs of the friendship. Two signs or proofs are on his side and ...


Jesus provides the example of how to be a friend.


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When You Feel You're at the End


Whatever our circumstances, we must see that Jesus is here.


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