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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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Hope in a Time of Anxiety
Hope in a Time of Anxiety

Introduction

I know a woman who is a working professional, she’s the mother of young children, a wife, and she recently contracted COVID-19 which ...


God causes all things ultimately to work for the good of those who love him.


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Hope in the Present
Hope in the Present

IntroductionIt’s a popular statement. I heard it years ago though I’m not sure who first said it.: Human beings can live for 40 days without ...


God is present in your present.


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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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Paying Attention to God
Paying Attention to God

Introduction

The Christian life is about a muscle. Simon Vay said that the only way we can love people is if we know how to pay attention. The most generous ...


God’s invitation for us is to hear his voice, trust him in the valley, see his beauty, and receive his love.


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My Name Is Nicodemus
My Name Is Nicodemus

Introduction (Framing the sermon)

This morning I will be doing something different in the sermon. I will retell the gospel story from John 3 through the ...


Just like Jesus called Nicodemus to be born again, so must we.


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Filled with All the Fullness of God
Filled with All the Fullness of God

Introduction

(Read Ephesians 3:14-21)

We are often impressed and inspired to greater heights of living as we observe the world around us. Many times, we ...


Prayer is essential if we are to experience the fullness of God.


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My Name is Hosea
My Name is Hosea

Introduction

My name is Hosea. My profession is prophet of the Lord Jehovah. My prophetic ministry took place in the northern kingdom of Israel between ...


You can break God's heart, but you can't break God's love.


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How to Love the Lord Your God
How to Love the Lord Your God

Introduction

(Read Deuteronomy 11:1-7)

I want to label the message "How to Love the Lord Your God." In the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses has already told the ...


To love God is to obey God.


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God's Love Language
God's Love Language

Introduction

Why does it take so long to learn how to love the important people in our life? Am I the only slow learner in this crowd? When our kids were ...


Live and love in a way that makes God smile.


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Looking Otherward
Looking Otherward

Introduction

Many years ago, I had dinner at a place called Windows on the World. The restaurant sat atop a skyscraper so high that the wait staff literally ...


Jesus is what our world needs most—will we conceal him or reveal him?


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The Love Reaction
The Love Reaction

Introduction

(Read 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10)

A single mother struggles to pay for a college education for her only child. She hates her job but knows she ...


How the spiritual condition of those we love can inspire us to persevere.


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The Love Expression
The Love Expression

Introduction

(Read 1 Thessalonians 3:1-5)

God is the source of love, Jesus is the proof of love, and believers must be the agents of love in this world.


In this world, believers must be the agents of love.


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The Love Connection
The Love Connection

Introduction

Dick Purnell, in his 2003 publication Finding a Lasting Love, makes the following statement: "We all need to love and accept the love of other ...


God's love keeps people together—even when distance, time, and the Enemy try to tear them apart.


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The Lawful Pleasure of Praise
The Lawful Pleasure of Praise

Introduction

The key insight of this sermon is this: God will lavish his people with praise on the Last Day. Those who are in Christ can expect to find ...


It's not only okay to seek praise from God—it's absolutely necessary.


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The Mighty Warrior Who Saves Moms
The Mighty Warrior Who Saves Moms

Introduction

We're going to land on Zephaniah 3:17 today, but we're going to take a while to get there, because we can't appreciate what's going on when ...


God is present, working, and loving in the daily lives of mothers.


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A Song for All People
A Song for All People

Introduction

On a Sunday morning in 2013, two Muslim suicide bombers entered All Saints' Church in Peshawar, Pakistan and detonated the explosives, killing ...


God's love and faithfulness are for the whole world to know.


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Learn God's Law
Learn God's Law

Introduction

We naturally like to hear of philanthropy, of charity, of giving. Our hearts may be warmed as we hear of Bill Gates or Warren Buffett choosing ...


Trust that the God who made you is wiser than you are, and obey him.


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How to Look at People with God's Eyes

Introduction

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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Party of Three
Party of Three

Introduction

Oprah recently interviewed Diane Nyad, the 64yr old who completed a 53 hour solo swim from Cuba to Florida. In the interview Nyad said that ...


Our vision of God as Trinity determines how we see everything else.


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The God Who Sees Me
The God Who Sees Me

I am very aware that Mother's Day isn't easy for some people. I have talked to two moms this morning who said, "I didn't want to come. ...


What difference does it make in my life to know that there is a God who sees me?


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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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What's the Big Deal with "John 3:16"?

The story behind the sermon (Craig Brian Larson)

The background of my approach to this sermon: As I began work on this sermon, I realized that it has been ...


John 3:16 is the best known Bible reference in the Western world. What's the big deal?


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A View from the Choir

The story behind the sermon (Bryan Wilkerson)

After doing first person narratives at Christmastime for many years, I was running out of characters—the ...


What was Christmas like from the angels' point of view?


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Broken and Repentant

Introduction

Last week I talked about the road to compromise and the road to integrity. We are either on one or the other. David eventually walked the ...


God will forgive us and use us for his purposes when we repent of our sin.


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You Are So Welcome
You Are So Welcome

The story behind the sermon (by Mark Buchanan)

This sermon opened a quick series that kicked off our fall 2011 ministry. The immediate background (which ...


God welcomes us with costly, extravagant love and then he calls us to share his love with the world.


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

Introduction

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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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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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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The Power of a Blessing

Introduction

Nancy and I had gotten married and were celebrating our first Christmas together. I was in grad school. We had no money at all. There was ...


Throughout the Bible God graciously blesses us so we can richly bless others.


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Falling Madly in Love with God
Falling Madly in Love with God

We'll be looking at Ephesians 3:14-19 today. Paul says, "For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and ...


Let the Holy Spirit work a miracle in your heart—loving the God who loves you.


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Deep Truth

Liz is friends with people of many religious backgrounds, and she's just starting to realize that what she claims to believe about Jesus necessarily has ...


Jesus came to rescue and redeem his creation.


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Deep Love

I want to know what love is.

Sooner or later, it had to come around to love. For six weeks now, we have been considering tests of true faith—the ...


We show true love through sacrifice.


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The Assurance of Blessing

Story behind the sermon (David Shelley)

My challenge: This was the final sermon in a series on the Ten Commandments from Deuteronomy 4-6. I wanted to explain ...


God sets us free from coveting, and moves us into a relationship of freedom.


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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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The God Who Shines Like the Sun

Introduction

One Friday night I was getting in a little exercise. It was a rainy and cloudy day, but just around dusk, the sun came out for a short time. ...


Life-giving light comes from God, and we must live in light of that reality.


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Love is More Than a Feeling

For a word that we use so often, love is a very difficult word for us to define. I looked up love in the dictionary on my shelf, and found that it is ...



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Don't Think for Yourself

Introduction

Undoubtedly you have seen the movie The Dead Poet's Society. In that movie, an energetic teacher at an exclusive prep school is depicted as ...



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Givers and Takers

Introduction

My son is the assistant manager of a Potbelly's sandwich shop in the northern suburbs of Chicago. When you ask for a glass of water, most ...


To be with God is to be with the one who never stops giving, never stops loving, never stops providing blessings through Jesus Christ.


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The Hard Side of Epiphany
The Hard Side of Epiphany

From the editor:

January 6th is Epiphany—the day that many Western Christians commemorate the visitation of the Magi to Jesus. With that date just ...


The good news of Jesus arouses the ugliness of sin and violence in the world.


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The Christmas Plunge

From the editor:

Who doesn't love reflecting on the amazing story of Mary, a teenage girl swept up in something so unexpected, so epic? The Incarnation ...


God's willingness to step into our mess comforts us—and calls us to a new standard of living.


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God's Protection and Delight


Zephaniah paints a picture of love.


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What Is This Thing Called Love?

From the editor:

Over the next few months, PreachingToday.com is going to run an entire transcript series from Haddon Robinson on 1 Corinthians 13. The ...


The Christian life often boils down to being patient and kind with people—even impossible people.


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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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Desperate for God

Introductory remarks from John Ortberg:

I remember reading that when baseball great Ty Cobb was in a slump, he would battle it by resorting to bunting. ...


Once you hit bottom, you'll find that God is there, doing something great.


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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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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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Come to the Banquet

Introduction

One day last December, an invitation to a Christmas party arrived in our mailbox. Inside the card were a festive holiday greeting, a time ...


Our mission as servants of the King is to invite everyone to the feast.


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Costly, Messy, Beautiful Obedience

Introduction

The key word in the title of this message is "obedience." When I did a Google search on obedience, the most popular sites fell into two categories: ...


Finding favor in the eyes of the Lord


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Where Are You?

Introduction

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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