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The Ultimate Challenge
The Ultimate Challenge

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A few years ago a representative from Teach America paid a visit to one of the premier university campuses—Duke. Teach America ...


Jesus challenges the dominant myths of our culture as he call us into his version of the abundant life.


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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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Living with Jesus

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Just below, you'll find a few introductory remarks from Francis Chan about his sermon. We want to encourage you to go ahead and watch ...


The surpassing greatness of Christ is worth our everything.


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Because of Righteousness

Introduction

The movie Braveheart tells the story of how a 13th century Scottish commoner named William Wallace led his country to freedom from an oppressive ...


Following God may bring persecution


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How Do We Handle Dangerous People?
How Do We Handle Dangerous People?

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When people gather for worship on a Saturday night or Sunday morning, they bring with them their questions. The questions vary, but it's ...


Jesus creates the way so that when God destroys evil he doesn't have to destroy you.


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Ready or Not, Here I Come!
Ready or Not, Here I Come!

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Simply put: it's easy to mess up a difficult passage like Luke 21. You may find yourself applying something regarding Jerusalem's ...


If we know what to look for and act accordingly in faith, we'll be ready for the Second Coming.


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Cross Talk

Introduction

There are times when the greatest power to change the world proceeds not from an act of forceful self-assertion, but from an act of gracious ...


When silence is not golden


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God's Noninterventions

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When I was a boy, my sister left our home in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania, and traveled to Central Bible College. She had a lifelong problem with ...


There is a purpose to God's silence.


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Triumphing Over Trials

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Connie Wertenberger is facing a major trial. Connie is a 30-year-old mother of two boys, a woman of faith who is excited about the birth of ...


To overcome suffering, we need comfort and honesty from others as well as a creative and faithful response to it.


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When You've Been Good and Life Goes Bad

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God's Word teaches us there are three sources of trouble in our lives. Number one is the most general and most often experienced: You and ...


True followers of Jesus will have troubles, and they will endure.


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The Difference-Making Difference

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Have you ever noticed that some passages of Scripture are crystal clear and easy to understand—the previous passage, for example? And ...


Christians are to be different, different in such a way that we make a difference in the world.


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Getting In the Last Word

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When we began this series, I mentioned that First Peter deals with some topics that Americans don't always immediately relate to. Peter ...


If you are willing to endure suffering, you can fulfill God's calling on your life.


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Harassed but Hopeful

Introduction

On November 14, 1999, thousands of churches around the world observed the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. This day ...


Jesus promises that all Christians will experience persecution, yet commands us to remain joyful in the midst of it by focusing on our reward in heaven.


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Dealing with Opposition

In this section of Matthew 10 Jesus addresses an unfortunate—but very real—aspect of pursuing greatness. Opposition. Persecution. In this ...


If you seek to follow Jesus faithfully, you will be mistreated and rejected by others.


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When Trouble Strikes

Growing up in the sixties and seventies I heard a prediction made several times by a variety of preachers and evangelists speaking on the subject of ...


God will help you outlast the darkness.


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Becoming Like Him in His Death

The previous message in this series was deceptively titled "Getting Out Of Matthew 27." It referred (as you may remember) to relinquishing the roles ...


In becoming like Jesus in his sufferings, we also experience the power of his resurrection in our lives.


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Spreading Power Through Persecution

On January 9, 1985, a Congregational pastor in Bulgaria named Christo Kuleczef, was arrested and put in jail. His crime was preaching in his church, just ...


God uses the suffering of the church for the advancement of the Gospel.


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Persecution and Christlikeness

 My background is an Eastern Orthodox country. Eastern Orthodoxy is much stronger than the Catholic church on the dogma that the church saves ...


Suffering for Christ’s sake makes us like him.


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