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Our Journey with God
Our Journey with God

Introduction

“Life’s a journey, not a destination,” Steven Tyler sang in the rock band Aerosmith’s 1993 song, “Amazing.” ...


Our journey begins with the LORD in our distress, trusting his truth over falsehoods, and living for peace in the midst of conflict.


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Relief for the Uncertain
Relief for the Uncertain

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In recent days you’ve probably heard people around you say and found yourself repeating, “I’ve never seen anything like ...


Our covenant-making, covenant-keeping Lord goes before us and he is with us.


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The Jesus Alternative
The Jesus Alternative

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One of my favorite things about going to the grocery store is going down the cereal aisle. I love going down the cereal aisle. One, because ...


Jesus provides a better alternative than the world.


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Persevering Through Suffering
Persevering Through Suffering

This sermon is part of the “More Than a Holiday” sermon series. See the whole series here.

Introduction

Isaiah 53, a very familiar chapter for ...


Knowing God is sovereign helps us persevere through suffering with peace in our hearts.


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Miraculous Births: Samuel
Miraculous Births: Samuel

This sermon is part of the “Miraculous Births” sermon series. See the whole series here.

Introduction

On December 1, 1863, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ...


Sometimes it is in the midst of our troubles, when all hope seems gone, that God carries out his purposes.


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The Properties of Light
The Properties of Light

Introduction

At this time of year, many of us find our mailboxes filled with cards, most of them photo cards. Those photo cards are the results of a well-orchestrated ...


We need to pierce the darkness with the light of Christmas.


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The Gift of the Son: Prince of Peace
The Gift of the Son: Prince of Peace

This sermon is part of “The Gift of the Son” sermon series. See the whole series here.

Introduction

During Advent we've been looking at ...


We need the Prince of Peace if we are to encounter the peace and hope the world craves.


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How Can I Enjoy Christmas?
How Can I Enjoy Christmas?

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Christmas can be so chaotic, can't it? I mean, this whole season can be such a disconnect between what we expect and what we end up experiencing. ...


How do we put "merry" into "Merry Christmas"?


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R-Rated: Eating with God
R-Rated: Eating with God

Introduction

Read (Leviticus 3:1-17)

I'm going to go way out on a limb here and guess that not many of you are thinking at this point, Not another ...


Old Testament sacrifices point us to deeper love and joy in covenant and community.


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R-Rated: Cut Up Your Rebellion
R-Rated: Cut Up Your Rebellion

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(Read 1 Samuel 15)

In a presidential election year you're going to hear a lot, from various candidates trying to be President, about ...


God brings peace through our obedience to Christ.


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God's Dwelling Place
God's Dwelling Place

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During the summer of 2014, the eyes of billions of spectators were glued to their television screens as they watched the most popular sporting ...


Christians fitting together to compose God's dwelling place.


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Liberation

Introduction

Richard Stearns, the president of World Vision, has a book called The Hole in Our Gospel. In this book he tells a remarkable story about a ...


Free to forgive


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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 Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Introduction

Today we're going to look at Luke chapter 2. There is a Christmas song tucked within this Christmas story that I want to uncover—a song ...


Christmas reminds us that Jesus provides the answers to all our fears.


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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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Love in Spite of Differences

Every sailor could agree on one fact. Had it not been for the captain, they never would have survived. The storm came suddenly, and in a matter of moments ...



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The Muchness of God

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In this very moment, God is ready to pour out upon you—from the lavish abundance and overflow of his reserves—blessings that will ...



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The Uncomfortable Truth of Easter
The Uncomfortable Truth of Easter

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At the 2008 National Pastors Conference in San Diego, Preaching Today got to interview N. T. Wright about his book Surprised by Hope and ...


As Easter people, it is our duty to make Christ's kingdom and justice known in his world.


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A Christian's Happiness
A Christian's Happiness

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If you're a Christian, you know that Christianity is supposed to be about joy. You probably also know that you're supposed to experience ...


Paul offers three principles for finding joy in suffering.


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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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The World's Greatest Step

The story behind the sermon (from John Ortberg):

For Easter I wanted to present some of N. T. Wright's material on the Resurrection. I love his work on ...


The story of the resurrection is not just good news; it's true news.


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The ABC's of Praise
The ABC's of Praise

Introduction

This is a Psalm that begins with a commitment that on the surface seems rather simple: "I will exalt you, my God the King; I will ...


Learning God-honoring worship from Psalm 145


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Life Together

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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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Death Is Life

From the editor:

Easter draws closer and closer (April 4), and we're here to help out with sermon ideas to inspire you in your own preaching. This week ...


Life isn't really life, and death isn't really death. But death is life.


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Worth Your Attention

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More helpful resources for Easter! This week we're featuring a message from Mike Woodruff, pastor of Christ Church Lake Forest in Lake ...


In an age of information overload, we need to pay careful attention to the message of the Resurrection.


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The Last Enemy

From the editor:

This week we continue to roll out great Easter resources to help inspire ideas for your own preaching. Below is a sermon by Donald Sunukjian ...


We must put our faith in the one who has conquered our greatest enemy.


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Easter: The Benefits Package

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This week we are featuring Leith Anderson's Easter sermon from 2009 to help inspire ideas for your own sermon for Easter 2010. As you ...


The benefits of the Resurrection are great, but salvation from sin forever is the goal.


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If God Is Great, Where Is He in World of Suffering?

Introduction

Of all the reasons for rejecting the claims of Christianity, the one most frequently offered comes in the form of a question: "If God is so ...


A cross of loss can be gathered up into God's redemptive plan.


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If God Is Great, Where Is He in a World of Suffering?

Text: Matthew 27:27-46
Topic: Dealing with the reality of suffering

From the editor

Easter really isn't that far away—April 4, 2010—so we'll ...


A cross of loss can be gathered up into God's redemptive plan.


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The Peace Jesus Brings
The Peace Jesus Brings

Introduction

In this Advent season, we are looking at the theme of God's promise of better days for our lives. That is the hope of Advent and Christmas, ...


Micah predicts the coming Messiah.


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Two Bad Examples
Two Bad Examples

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The story behind the sermon (from Mark Buchanan)

This sermon came near the end of a 10-week series on the letter to the ...


Paul lays out clear steps for peacemaking: rejoice in the Lord, be gentle, pray with thanksgiving, and think about virtues.


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I Pray the Lord My Soul to Keep

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Here's another great sermon from one of our featured preachers, Bryan Wilkerson—an in-depth look at the last few lines of the Lord's ...


Whatever may come, we must ask God to lead us in a way that honors him, blesses others, and advances his good purpose for our lives.


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More Better

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On my way to work this week, I had this peaceful time to think as I drove. Actually, I had even more time than usual, because I was kindly ...


When enough is not


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FSTR

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I've jumped into this series on inSanity not because I'm throwing stones, but because crazy has become the new normal for me. I feel like ...


When we are hooked on speed


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Total Freedom
Total Freedom

From the editor:

Here's another great sermon from one of our featured preachers, John Ortberg. This is actually John's message from Palm Sunday (2009). ...


Surrendering to Christ is not easy, but it leads to freedom and life.


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The Peace Keeper

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A man is shipwrecked. He spends months alone on a desert island. Finally, a passing ship sees him and sends a boat in to rescue him. When ...


The Holy Spirit keeps the peace that Christ gave to us.


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The Joy Network

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Several years ago a German researcher studied a thousand churches of every size and denomination all over the world. His goal was to identify ...


The deepest joy comes in relationship.


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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 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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The Long Tomorrow

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An 85-year-old couple died in a car crash after having been married almost 60 years. They had been in good health the last ten years mainly ...


Meditation on our future home


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Moving Towards Reconciliation
Moving Towards Reconciliation

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Victor Hugo's novel, Les Miserables, is a story about Jean Valjean, who was sentenced to a nineteen-year prison term for stealing a loaf of ...


Bless as You Have Been Blessed


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Calling on Family Support

Introduction

A mother entered her daughter's bedroom one afternoon and saw a letter on the bed. With trembling hands, she read:

Dear Mom, It is with much ...

Remembering the Ties that Bind


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What Child Is This Who Came Not to Bring Peace?

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One of the more popular texts in the Advent and Christmas season is Isaiah 9:1–7. Preachers love to explore the beauty of our having ...


Jesus came not to bring immediate peace, but to divide us from our illegitimate allegiances.


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Summer

Introduction

I grew up in a small mining town in northern Canada, a place memorable for its hard, cruel winters. But on the first day of summer in 1975, ...


A foretaste of heaven


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Spring

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I spent many early years in a northern mill town—a town with a heavy reputation. It's a place that made ice in winter and mud in summer, ...


God breaks through the desolate places.


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Fall

Introduction

My wife, Cheryl, and I had an opportunity in 2004 to spend a week in New Brunswick. We started in St. John, spent a couple of days in the ...


Reaping a spiritual harvest


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Angels: A Song of Peace

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We've been looking at Christmas songs preserved for us in Scripture. Some, like Zechariah's song last week, are completely foreign to most ...


Surpassing our understanding


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Brokers of Truth and Love

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We would probably all agree that conflict resolution is necessary, but incredibly tricky. Emotions trump reason, stubborn loyalties trump ...


Balanced doses of truth and love heal the rifts of conflict.


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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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Asleep at the Wheel

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Chances are, you've probably preached the story of Jesus calming the storm. The account is recorded in three of the four Gospels (Matthew, ...


When the storms of life come and God seems silent, our doubts come to light and we must decide who we believe Jesus is.


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