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The Theology of Baseball

Introduction

Growing up in my father's house, it was not possible to be indifferent to the American League pennant race. My father loved baseball. He was ...



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When the Seeds Come Up

Introduction

Someone hearing for the first time that the dead will be raised—physically—from the grave could easily picture something from ...


The new life of our heaven-ready bodies


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The Long Tomorrow

Introduction

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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A Brand New You

Introduction

I've got hundreds of things around the house that I would like to see made new—sofa cushions that have begun to sag, kitchen cabinets ...


What happens when the old has gone


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Jesus Face to Face

Introduction

If you had the opportunity, who would you like to meet face to face? Is it someone living? Someone who has already died? A celebrity? Nobility? ...


What the Resurrection means for us


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Older People: The Future of Our Church
Older People: The Future of Our Church

Introduction

On October 29, 1998, the space shuttle Discovery launched with a seven-member crew. One of them, John Glenn, was 77 years old. John Glenn ...


Older Christians should model what God wants the next generation to become.


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Expect God's Visitation

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In Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge lies down on Christmas Eve hoping to enjoy a good night's rest. In the course ...


God visits to test, punish, and bless his children.


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A Strange Résumé

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It's the most dreaded question of the job interview, and when the time comes, you can't seem to push the words out of your mouth. "Tell me," ...


God turns our weakness into incredible strength.


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How to Live Beyond Yourself

Introduction

I don't know if you are like me, but I imagine you are. I imagine there are times in which you feel boxed in by life; not only by what others ...


We can experience fullness of life by acknowledging our weakness, putting our past behind us, striving toward a worthy goal, and going for broke.


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

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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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What God Wants from You More Than Anything Else
What God Wants from You More Than Anything Else

Introduction

What does God want from you? What does he expect? Do you know?

That's a question that every person has to answer. Because if there is a God—and ...


To love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, say "yes" to him.


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You Don't Have to Be Good to Come to Christ

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The description of the early church that is found in the opening chapters of the Book of Acts almost sounds like paradise revisited. Two events ...


The tiniest crack in the door into honest acknowledgement of our sinfulness is the real beginning of growth toward grace.


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The Process of Transformation

Text: 1 John 3:1–10
Topic: How to attain holiness

Introduction

Imagine that you've been asked to write a book on marriage. Your publisher says, "We ...


Christians defeat sin by abiding in Christ.


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When God Makes Everything New

Series Title: Heaven: Nothing Could Be Better

Series Subtitle: Understanding the details and desirability of the age to come

Series Texts: Revelation 21:1–21; ...


God will renew the Earth at the end of time, creating heaven on this planet and establishing a permanent place of dwelling for and with his people.


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The Bridal City

Series Title: Heaven: Nothing Could Be Better

Series Subtitle: Understanding the details and desirability of the age to come

Series Texts: Revelation 21:1–21; ...


Our eternal home is a city like no other—a holy city radiant with the glory and power of God.


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Where the Sun Will Never Go Down

Series Title: Heaven: Nothing Could Be Better

Series Subtitle: Understanding the details and desirability of the age to come

Series Texts: Revelation 21:1–21; ...


Nothing could be better than being in heaven forever—we will live in God's presence, we will live in his light, and we will live with his people.


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Shall We Gather at the River?

Series Title: Heaven: Nothing Could Be Better

Series Subtitle: Understanding the details and desirability of heaven

Series Texts: Revelation 21:1–21; ...


The throne of God and the Lamb makes heaven the garden of life and perfect place of service it is.


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Coming Soon!

Series Title: Heaven: Nothing Could Be Better

Series Subtitle: Understanding the details and desirability of heaven

Series Texts: Revelation 21:1–21; ...


The last recorded words of Jesus—"I am coming soon!"—are both a solemn warning and a soul-sustaining promise.


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A Theology of Baseball

Growing up in my father's house, it was not possible to be indifferent to the American League pennant race. My father loved baseball. He was a Detroit ...


Baseball demands perfection, but offers the grace of a second chance.


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A Perfect Christmas

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There was a church in the northern part of the United States that had held a Christmas pageant for forty-seven years with the same director. Perfection ...


God is not looking for perfection, but love.


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