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'A Thrill of Hope'
'A Thrill of Hope'

Introduction

I don’t know if you’ve noticed this, but we’re going through a season of change. Maybe you’ve felt it, the leaves ...


Only Jesus has the power to push back the darkness.


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Blessed In Order To Be A Blessing
Blessed In Order To Be A Blessing

Introduction

I want to tell you a story about my uncle. My uncle is a missionary kid in Pakistan and like myself he was a bit of a troublemaker. So, as ...


Does God’s faithfulness define your view of tithing?


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The Prayer Test
The Prayer Test

Introduction

If you knew James way back then you might have known him by the nickname he had, “Camel Knees” because he spent so long on them ...


James calls us to pray, praying.


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Jesus: A Power Greater than the Angels
Jesus: A Power Greater than the Angels

Introduction

The focus of the Book of Hebrews is perseverance. It’s about finding strength to press on in the faith when things get difficult. Our ...


Hold fast to Jesus because his power is worthy of our trust.


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Receiving Power
Receiving Power

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

Introduction

We’re in the fourth week of our ...


The Holy Spirit gives us the power to become more Christlike.


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Hiss or His?
Hiss or His?

Introduction

(Read Luke 4:1-13)

Are you interested in having power? You don't have to have delusions of grandeur or dreams of being elected President ...


True power comes not from ourselves but from God.


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God's Anger and Mercy Toward Sin
God's Anger and Mercy Toward Sin

Introduction

If you want to know the three points that I'm going to walk through this morning, they are very simple. I want to talk about God's heaviness ...


We are called to turn from our idols and 'seek him and live.'


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There Must Be Some Mistake

Introduction

Do you know who TIME magazine's Person of the Year was for 2011? The Protester. Protesters were the big story in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, ...


God reigns and all will know it.


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Humble Leadership
Humble Leadership

Introduction

The goal for this series, "Four Pillars of a Healthy Community," is for us to look at the vision that Jesus was putting on display when he ...


We are called to follow Jesus' example of humble leadership.


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When the Spirit Comes with Power
When the Spirit Comes with Power

Introduction

Acts 2 brings us to an event that most of us are relatively familiar with—Pentecost. The drama we are dealing with here in these verses ...


In order to fulfill the Great Commission, we need empowerment from the Holy Spirit that is beyond method or technique.


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Power, Politics, and the Example of Christ

Introduction

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus shares some important insights on power. Mary the mother of James and John came to him and asked, "When you ...


All power comes from God, but Jesus alone shows us how to use power.


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God Is Holy

The story behind the sermon (from Dan Meyer)

The idea for this series grew out of a frank appraisal I did of my preaching curriculum over the past couple ...


Gaining a glimpse of God's fire


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God Is Present and Powerful

Introduction: Our struggle with sin

We've been trying to renew together our vision of who God really is. Everything good in life flows from the person ...


Becoming who we are in Christ


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Jesus Christ: His Resurrection from the Dead

"The gospel of God … regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendent of David according to the flesh, and who was declared to be ...


Jesus' resurrection reveals what was, what is, and what will be true.


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Heart Throb

If you've picked up nothing else from our study over these past weeks, I hope you've absorbed this simple truth: the heart of God throbs for human hearts. ...


What does God do with a half-heart?


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When God Doesn't Listen

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Introduction

I did something I thought I would never do in my life: I went to a NASCAR race. I know some of you are big ...


Prayer is a serious business that should not be taken lightly in connection with individual and communal sin.


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An Unstoppable Force

Introduction

Last week we learned that the Church was meant to be a life-changing community, where people are transformed by their encounters with God ...


Speaking the truth with courage


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Lifestyles

Introduction

A group of scientists got together who wanted to win the Nobel Prize. They thought, What can we do that's never been done? How can we use ...


Learning submission from Esther


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Return to Power

Introduction

We talk a lot here at New Life about the kingdom of God. The reality is that the kingdom of God comes first in the lives of God's people. ...


Practicing the power of "Yes, God"


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God's Protection and Delight


Zephaniah paints a picture of love.


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Trusting in God's Process

Introduction

Coco was a pit bull mix, just barely one year old. As a puppy she was dumped on the freeway and rescued by a teenager who handed her off to ...


God Is the Only Healer


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Big God/Little God

Introduction

When our first child was quite small, we used to ask her, "Laura, how big are you?" She wasn't even a year old—couldn't even hardly ...


Peace comes only when we understand the bigness of God.


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Putting the Kingdom First

Introduction

In an article entitled "A new kind of urban Christian," Tim Keller argues that "Christians should be a dynamic counterculture. It is not enough ...


This world is passing; use God's good gifts for his kingdom.


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King Me!

If you need an overall title, you could try something like this: "The King Takes His Throne: Solomon's Rise to Power."
By submitting to the kingdom of Christ, we put Jesus on his rightful throne.


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The House of Love
The House of Love

Introduction

This message concludes our series on the four best places to live. We've looked at the House of Worship, the House of Prayer, and the House ...


The one power that can conquer hatred, cast out fear, overcome evil, and endure through time is love.


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What Do Christians Think About the Holy Spirit?

From the editor

Tim Peck acknowledges that any discussion of the Holy Spirit has a certain mystery to it. After all, Jesus himself compared the Spirit ...


Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is the freedom of salvation, security, spiritual growth, and service.


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The Kingdom of God Is Near
The Kingdom of God Is Near

From the Editor

Hamilton's passage is but two verses long, but the chief idea of those two verses—the kingdom of God—knows no bounds. ...


The kingdom of God is both present reality all around us and a vision that we work toward in the future.


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Cross Bow

Introduction

I recently turned on the news and found myself confronted with another one of those stories that have become so common; my great fear is that ...


When homicide feels justified


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Body Life

Introduction

That the church is the "body of Christ" is more than simply a figure of speech. The church is the chief means by which Christ works today; ...


Like the members of our physical bodies, each member of the body of Christ is significant and dependent on one another.


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The Miracle of Christmas

Introduction

In Luke 11:33–35, Jesus says, "Your eye is a lamp, lighting up your whole body. If you live in wide-eyed wonder and belief, your body ...


God wants us to celebrate the mystery of Jesus' birth.


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The Prime Principle

Introduction

Abiding in Christ is simply staying near a friend who loves you. But what happens to a person who abides in Christ? If I really walk with ...


Abiding in Christ results in growth, cleanness, productivity, security, and power.


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A Strange Résumé

Introduction

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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Beyond Comfort

Introduction

Where do you turn for comfort when you encounter loss, pain, or disappointment? Some people turn to food. For some reason, certain foods—like ...


God gives comfort enough to share.


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Unbreakable?

Introduction

M. Night Shyamalan's film Unbreakable begins with a train wreck. Everyone on board is killed—over a hundred people—except for ...


We demonstrate the power of Christ by enduring hardship.


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Battered into Submission

Introduction

Not long ago, someone said to me, "I've never heard a sermon about violence in the home. I've never heard the preacher pray about it. I've ...


Domestic violence is an unqualified evil.


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Paying Your Dues

Introduction

How many of you would say, "The truth is, I really am more clued in than my boss"? Who would say, "My boss, my company, my manager, my supervisor, ...


When someone tells us what to do, the issue is not what but who.


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The Second Extreme: Contempt for the Lost

Introduction

I've got good news, bad news, and hard news.

The good news: The best argument for God is the church. Everyday, God becomes accessible to a ...


To both experience and celebrate God's grace, we must allow him to swallow us whole.


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God's Consuming Fire

Text: 1 Kings 18:16–39
Topic: What we learn about God and ourselves from fire

Fire. It was there from the beginning of God's creation. He said, "Let ...


When we surrender to God, he will transform our lives with his fire.


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Power

Introduction

"Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Humpty Dumpty together ...


The power of Jesus trumps everything else.


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A Prescription for Burned Out Christians

Introduction

A man went to the doctor complaining of fatigue. He described how he just felt burned out all the time. The doctor asked him to try to identify ...


If you’re feeling burned-out, rekindle your expectation of power to be a witness, and the passion of the Holy Spirit will return.


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Know Your Treasures

Introduction

Warren Wiersbe relates an account of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. One of the wealthiest men of his time, Hearst spent a large ...


We don’t know how rich we are until we know and tap into the treasury provided for us by Christ.


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Tongues of Flames

Introduction

The very first Christian festival was Easter. The early church celebrated the resurrection of Jesus before it thought of celebrating anything ...


By matching the condition of the early church, we can receive the same power that God poured out on Pentecost.


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Prayer Priorities

Introduction

When you pray, what do you pray about? What are the priorities in your prayer life? When you really get down to business with God, what rises ...


The priority of our prayers should include spiritual strength, love, and fullness.


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Salt and Light

Alienation was originally a Marxist word and Karl Marx meant by it the alienation of the worker from the product of his labors. When what he produces ...


We must repent of Christian pessimism and reaffirm our confidence in God's power.


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Four Ironies of the Cross
Four Ironies of the Cross

We all know what irony is. Some of it is bitter. Some of it is vicious. Some of it is funny. But at its best, irony has the capacity to clarify an incident ...


In his weakness on the cross, Jesus Christ revealed his greatness.


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