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Christian Unity in a Politically Diverse Congregation: Why Both Sides Are Right
Christian Unity in a Politically Diverse Congregation: Why Both Sides Are Right

Introduction

In this two part series we are going to explore how our baptism can help us achieve Christian unity in light of our political diversity. And ...


Baptism provides a theological framework for helping us gladly and charitably embrace each other as Christian brothers and sisters in the midst of our political diversity.


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The Sudden Turn of Joy
The Sudden Turn of Joy

Introduction

It’s a wonderful day and I’m really honored to be preaching on the first Sunday of the New Year it’s a great joy. I have ...


In our journey with Christ we need the work of faith, the labor of love, the uppomano of hope, and the sudden turn of joy.


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Count Your Blessings
Count Your Blessings

Introduction

The Chamber of Commerce invited a pastor to offer the blessing at a banquet honoring elected officials. The master of ceremonies forgot to ...


A person blesses God by remembering all that God has done and thanking him for it.


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Fake Faith
Fake Faith

Introduction

In a now famous experiment, two social psychologists at Princeton University in 1973 wanted to examine whether thinking religious thoughts ...


God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense.


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A 7-11 Song
A 7-11 Song

Introduction

Psalm 118 is a type of psalm this is what is known as an antiphonal psalm, which means it has echoes whereby God’s people respond to ...


God intends for us to remember that the steadfast love of the Lord endures.


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Through Love, Serve One Another
Through Love, Serve One Another

Introduction

Have you ever been loved in a way that really astounded you? Have you ever been served in a way that, when you sat back and thought about ...


Use your Christian freedom as an opportunity to love through serving others.


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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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The Story Before the Grand Story
The Story Before the Grand Story

Introduction

In the Bible there are two books that begin with these words: “In the beginning, God spoke.” The most famous is the Book of Genesis. ...


From the very start, God speaks his love for us.


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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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Will You Forgive?
Will You Forgive?

Introduction

Anybody you're having a hard time with these days? Ever forgiven anybody who doesn't deserve it? If so, this sermon's for you. And if you've ...


Our ability to forgive starts with realizing we are forgiven.


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National Reflections
National Reflections

Introduction

This past week, our elders met to pray and talk about our church and the level of churning in our nation these days around issues of political ...


How to think biblically in times of political chaos.


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Freedom from Lust
Freedom from Lust

Introduction

The voices of lust are varied—young and old, male and female, single and married—but all of them are strained, brittle, and sad. ...


What we were made for, what we long for, is something greater.


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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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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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Called Out and Called Up
Called Out and Called Up

Introduction

Our title for today's message is "Called Out and Called Up." One of the things that people misunderstand about the Christian ...


Commit to consistently grow up in your spiritual walk.


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When Small is Great
When Small is Great

Introduction

Every once in a while in American culture there will be a court case that sort of captures our whole nation. That's not a recent ...


Living small lives of great significance.


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Yet . . .

Introduction

I'm sure there are times when you have wondered, "What will become of me?" Were you standing, bewildered, outside of your boss's office door? ...


We receive strength from God to climb above the dark powers of this world.


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Two Inseparables: Truth and Love

Introduction

Thanksgiving and Christmas are a time when we like to open our home to family and friends. However, in the ancient Mediterranean world it ...


Do not sacrifice truth for love or love for truth.


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True Relationships

Introduction

As we wrap up our series on 1 and 2 Thessalonians, we are going to continue our focus on Christ's second coming.

I am a member at Sam's Club ...


How does Christ's return impact our relationships today?


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Family Matters

Introduction

Colin Smith suggests a number of common, but faulty, metaphors for the church. He says the church can be viewed as a gas station—a place ...


When Jesus Christ is our priority, his family becomes our priority.


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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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Jesus, Betrayed and Crucified
Jesus, Betrayed and Crucified

Introduction

If you have ever flown into Ireland, north or south, one thing will strike you. From the air, Ireland is remarkably green. What the tourist ...


Nothing compares to the toxic effect of taking Jesus and his death for granted.


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God's Stolen Identity

Introduction

Identity theft is one of the most rampant crimes sweeping across America. A thief steals someone's Social Security number and personal information ...


When we catch a vision of God's true identity, we'll fall down and worship him.


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When the Perfect Comes

Introduction

We have been going through 1 Corinthians, chapters 12 through 14, and we have been studying the Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts. We saw the ...


In heaven we'll experience an unending life in God's unlimited joy and love.


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Love Keeps Going

Introduction

Several years ago there appeared on Broadway a political satire called Of Thee I Sing. The opening scene of that musical took place in a smoke-filled ...


When love is rooted in Christ, it will hope and endure in all things.


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God Is Good

Introduction

Can you recall the first prayer you learned by heart? Was it for you, as it was for me, the one still prayed by children around dinner tables ...


Believing in the heart of God


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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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Hanging on When You Feel Like Giving Up

Introduction

Helen Hayes, a stage actress of another decade, was talking about charm when she said, "Charm is that thing which, if you have it, you don't ...


Christlike love bears with people, offering protection and trust.


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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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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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What Makes You Happy?

In John's first letter of correspondence to the churches, there are some troublesome verses. First John 4:9-10 is not difficult: "This is how God showed ...


God's love is made visible when we don't delight in evil and we rejoice in truth.


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The Song of a Broom

Sunday school pictures of a ruddy faced lad in a lions' den have scant resemblance to the actual situation described in this sixth and last chapter of ...


God's call through Daniel to trust and live


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The Greatest of These
The Greatest of These

The story behind the sermon (from Mark Buchanan)

This was the second-to-last sermon of one of the longest series we've ever done at our church—20 ...


Nothing is more transforming—and commissioning—than the love of Christ.


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What Your Spouse Wants You to Figure Out

From the editor:

Few preachers make better use of humor than Dave Stone. He's especially gifted at knowing exactly the right point to insert a funny line ...


Strive to be intimate friends who unselfishly serve one another.


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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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Forgiven, Forgotten

Introduction

Guilt runs rampant in the body of Christ. Though you already know you often feel guilty, it's important that we say it, because you would ...



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The Ultimate Community

Introduction

The story is told of three men, all in the New Testament, who were born blind but who had been healed miraculously by Jesus. These men heard ...



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Messiah's Community

Introduction

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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The Forgiveness Factor

Introduction

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us all of our sins." What do you do when you forgive someone? What really happens ...



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Comradeship Christ Commands

Introduction

From Paul's letter to the Galatians the sixth chapter I begin the reading at the verse numbered one. "Brethren if a man is over taken in any ...



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You Shall Not Kill

Introduction

The sixth commandment is short. "Thou shalt not kill." Ratsach, the Hebrew word used here for "kill," is more properly ...



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Release Resentment

Introduction

It may have been King David's lowest moment. His son Absalom was leading a revolution against him. Absalom was a charmer and had convinced ...



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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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Life Together

Introduction

The first week we moved into the small town where I served as pastor, my wife Jane and I decided to take a walk down Main Street. We immediately ...


Discovering true unity in Psalm 133


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Love Does Not Boast

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 ...


Love builds community; it does not break down community through envy, boasting, or pride.


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