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Tests Into Treasure
Tests Into Treasure

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Ian Barclay wrote that in 1588 terrible storms lashed across the Orkney Isles. A Christian fisherman wrote that as he saw his home, his boat, ...


Bad things will happen, but never doubt that God is still good.


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The Man the King Delights to Honor
The Man the King Delights to Honor

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[Read Esther 3:1-6 and 6:1-10]

Esther is a Jewish woman who becomes queen of Persia, and as we have seen and will continue to see, she uses ...


All pride is deadly—but there is a cure.


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It's Not About Me
It's Not About Me

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"What is it, Doc? What do I have? What's wrong with me?"

It's a question we all ask ourselves from time to time. When we ...


When we remember who we are before God and in Christ, we're freed.


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The Lawful Pleasure of Praise
The Lawful Pleasure of Praise

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The key insight of this sermon is this: God will lavish his people with praise on the Last Day. Those who are in Christ can expect to find ...


It's not only okay to seek praise from God—it's absolutely necessary.


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Suffering and the 'U-Curve' of Life
Suffering and the 'U-Curve' of Life

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A story that I think about from time to time may also be one that you are familiar with. There was a wise man who lived on the northern frontier ...


What we consider to be the worst can result in God's best for us.


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Your Brothers' Keeper?
Your Brothers' Keeper?

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Sibling rivalry is a reality of life. For those who have a sibling or two, it starts young. Like the first-grader who came home and proudly ...


Even when things are at their worst, God is still in charge.


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The World is in Trouble
The World is in Trouble

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What's wrong with the world? That's a question that many people are asking, and there's no shortage of answers being given: the ...


The gospel exposes our desperate need before God.


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Who Am I When I Sin?

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The early Christian movement had a list that is famous to this day: "The Seven Deadly Sins." The seven sins on the list were pride, envy, ...


We're not just "mistakers" who need self-help; we're sinners who need a Savior.


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Who Am I When I Sin?

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The early Christian movement had a list that is famous to this day: "The Seven Deadly Sins." The seven sins on the list were pride, envy, ...


We're not just "mistakers" who need self-help; we're sinners who need a Savior.


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It's God's Party, Not Yours

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People question my wife and me about where we live and how we choose to spend our money. They basically say, "You know, it's OK with God if ...


The purpose of your life involves bowing to the authority of Christ.


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Hezekiah: Healed but Boastful

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Today we're going to be looking at Isaiah 38 and 39. I was thinking this week as I pondered these passages that the Bible is a lot like an ...


Guard your heart from the deceptive, insidious power of pride.


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Deep Desire

A love/hate relationship with the world

Christians have always had a "love/hate" relationship with the world. On the one hand, the most famous verse in ...


Where do you take your hungry heart?


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Looking Up to Heaven

A shattered Colossus

The poet Percy Bysshe Shelly tells of meeting a traveler from an "antique" land who describes the ruins of a great statue in the desert. ...


God is in control and can soften the hardest of hearts.


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The Judgment of Grace

Chapter five of Daniel addresses the question of what would happen if you gave a party, and God crashed it. Nebuchadnezzar was no longer on the throne. ...


In the fate of King Belshazzar, we see God's righteous judgment.


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Christmas in the City of Jerusalem

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We're going to do something a little different this year in December. We want to focus on a "Hometown Christmas." Typically we tend to think ...


The Christmas story reveals that people still resist, ignore, or embrace Jesus.


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Heart Worm

Over these past weeks we've been looking together at some conditions of the human heart that obviously need help. When we meet somebody whose life is ...


What does God do with a self-righteous heart?


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Who Can We Trust?

From the editor:

Here is another sermon from one of our featured preachers, David Anderson. Anderson uses the story of Samson and Delilah to explore issues ...


To overcome sin, we must admit to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.


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Love Does Not Boast

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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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Learning from Tiger Woods

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In late November 2009, a series of events led to a bevy of stories about infidelities on the part of golf's greatest player, Tiger ...


Let's find satisfaction in God alone, keep in mind that our sin will always find us out, and surround ourselves with good friends to keep us in check.


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The Wise Men Cry Glory
The Wise Men Cry Glory

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Here's a great sermon from one of our featured preachers—Mark Buchanan—that explores the story of the Magi and Herod through ...


Christ is worthy of the long journey to find him and worship him.


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Image Management

Introduction

In her wonderful book Breathe, author Keri Wyatt Kent names four crucial commitments necessary to finding our way into a saner kind of life ...


When we're keeping up appearances


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You're Fantastic

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Of all the comic books turned into motion pictures of late, my favorite one is the Fantastic Four. For those not in the know, it is a tale ...


When we need to be a superhero


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Trophy Kids

Introduction

When our eldest son was making preparations to start his freshman year of high school, I overheard him telling a classmate that he was planning ...


When we only want the best for them


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The Neighbors Are Nuts

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When I was a kid, my parents used to drag me out to church on Sundays. I'd walk into this big building in a shirt and shoes that seemed too ...


When crazy becomes normal


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Purpose
Purpose

Introduction

What would you do if you suddenly won $34.5 million? It happened to a family from Hauppauge, New York, this week. Dad spent $5 on a winning ...


Living as a Servant


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The House of Expectancy

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Have you wondered what makes one person open to God and the next person closed? What makes Sally receptive, attentive, responsive to God's ...


When we live in expectancy, rather than expectation, we are open to the person of Christ.


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Your Whole Life Matters to God
Your Whole Life Matters to God

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I once read an article in the New York Times entitled "How the Worm Turns." The article focused on a group of scientists who spend ...


All of life is an act of worship and an opportunity to serve and please God.


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Cain-R-Us

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I was reading an article in the New York Times about the abundance of new wealth in Khartoum, Sudan. The article featured pictures of well-dressed, ...


We're bad, too, but not beyond the loving reach of God.


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Speaking Truth

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For the next few weeks, we're following the story of Saul and David in First Samuel. We discovered last week that he is one of these characters ...


A loyal person speaks the truth.


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Public Performance Is Easier than Private Devotion

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If you are just joining us, this is the third week in a six-week series entitled "Adventures in Missing the Point." We have been learning ...


The power of authentic piety in a world that talks the talk


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God's Backward Logic

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As we all sit here this morning, a good friend of mine lies in the hospital in Gallup, NM, waiting to die. His name is Johnny Womack. Johnny ...


If we want to be used by God, mastering God’s backward logic in the area of humility is necessary.


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When to Flee: No One Is Impervious to Sin

Text: Colossians 3:5-10
Topic: What to do when you encounter temptation.

In Focus on the Family we have a crisis number for pastors and Christian leaders. ...


Run from whatever sin is chasing you.


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The Great Reversal

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I don't know about you, but I have always been amused by oxymorons. For those of you who have never heard that term, an oxymoron is a combination ...


We can enter into the kingdom of heaven only by humbly admitting that we need help to get there.


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A Contrast of Thanksgiving

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It seems to me that appreciation is often related to contrasts. We are told the beauty of art is not just in color, but it's in contrast. ...



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Good Guys, Bad Guys, and Us Guys
Good Guys, Bad Guys, and Us Guys

When I was a boy growing up in New York City, one of the nicest ways for me to spend a Saturday afternoon was at the matinee of the neighborhood theater. ...


Humility comes from looking at God and then seeing ourselves.


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The Often-Overlooked Benefits of Losing

In our society being called a loser is the ultimate indignity. You can almost hear someone say, "Call me a liar or a cheat, but please stop short of ever ...


Losing helps us spiritually because constant victories distance us from God


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The Contrast of Thanksgiving

Introduction

It seems to me that appreciation is often related to contrasts. We are told the beauty of art is not just in color, but it's in contrast. ...


Contrast is important in developing an attitude of gratitude in our lives.


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