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The Myth of Balance

Introduction

I'm going to read from Matthew chapter 6 verses 24 through 34. These are the words of Jesus,

No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate ...

If you're not living for Christ, your life is failing even if you're "winning."


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Treasury Notes in Heaven

Introduction

Our son-in-law, Keith, works on the trading floor of the commodities market exchange in Chicago. I've been there to watch him. You stand in ...


To make investments that will last forever, value what God values.


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The Bucket List

The Story Behind the Sermon (Dan Meyer)

This sermon was the third-to-last installment of a year-long survey of the Bible's great stories and themes that ...


It's time to revise your bucket list and live according to God's priorities.


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Broken and Compromised

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The people of Israel believed they had their perfect king, a man they thought could do no wrong. But David was just like all of us—a ...


We can overcome temptation if we avoid the road of compromise and choose the road of integrity.


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Right on the Money

"The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." That thought from Psalm 24:1 captures the core of our thinking on ...



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The Basic Need

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Here's a great sermon from one of our featured preachers, Haddon Robinson.

Introduction

T. S. Elliott, in one of his poems, asked a penetrating ...


Many things matter in life, but the most important thing is to do everything in love.


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A Lesson Wise Moms and Other Influential People Can Teach the Next Generation
A Lesson Wise Moms and Other Influential People Can Teach the Next Generation

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Mother's Day is just around the corner (May 9), and should you decide to offer a message for the occasion, Steve Mathewson's look at Proverbs ...


A mom who fears the Lord teaches her kids to use their strength to serve people in need.


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Our Fathers Who Are on Earth
Our Fathers Who Are on Earth

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Father's Day is just around the corner (June 21), and should you decide to offer a message for the occasion, Mark Mitchell's look at a ...


An earthly father should reflect the heavenly Father.


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What It Takes to Be a Mother

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Mother's Day is just around the corner (May 10), and should you decide to offer a message for the occasion, Mark Mitchell's look at the ...


A mother's ultimate purpose is to instill in her child a love for God.


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Lent: Preparing Our Garden for Growth
Lent: Preparing Our Garden for Growth

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Despite its rich history in the church, many of us don't observe Lent. Maybe it's time to reconsider. As Skye points out in his ...


Lent is a time to remove obstacles and dedicate ourselves anew to growing in Christ.


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Stop Witnessing, Start Working

Introduction

A few months ago, I came across an article in The Boston Globe about religion in the workplace. The columnist, who is one of the few Jewish ...


Why the quality of our work matters


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Good to Great

Introduction

Suppose someone were to show up at your workplace tomorrow, shove a microphone in your face, and ask, "How do you think your work affects ...


How our work continues to shape God's creation


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The Job

Introduction

One of the most talked-about shows on television today is called, The Office. The Office gives us a glimpse into the cubicles and consciousness ...


Work done as for the Lord is good.


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Fighting Well

Introduction

The movie Cinderella Man is based on the true story of a boxer named James J. Braddock. Braddock was a good boxer who lost his passion and ...


Fight well for the right things, in the right way and with the right motive.


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Keep the Dust off the Highchairs

Text: Luke 2:52
Topic: Why the young people of a church are important

Introduction

I once attended the funeral of a relative of mine. The service was at ...


The church has a responsibility to place a high priority on youth.


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The Problem of Growth

Introduction

The map of global Christianity our grandparents knew has been turned upside down. At the beginning of the twentieth century, only 10 percent ...


How to counter challenges with sound leadership and encourage growth.


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Don't Just Do Something, Sit There

Introduction

Have you ever wondered how Jesus spent his evenings and his nights? Some of his disciples came to him early on to ask about the fringe benefits ...


Spending time with God is more important than getting many things done or doing all things well.


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Jesus Uncensored

Introduction

I want you to replay a video in your head about coming to chapel this morning. You leave your room, checking your watch to make sure you have ...


Jesus didn't just bring love and peace—he brought a sword, too.


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Check Your Bags

Introduction

In his best-selling book Halftime, Bob Buford tells a story that is reminiscent of the encounter we read about in our text from Matthew's ...


When Jesus asks too much


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Get off the Fence

Introduction

Of all the people admired in the world today, Jesus of Nazareth continually ranks at the top of the list. Even those who don't call themselves ...


When Jesus won't accept neutrality


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My Favorite Heroes: Esther

Introduction

Some time ago I went on a retreat, and one of the topics at this retreat was how we're all created for a mission; everybody was made for a ...


Why we all need to watch out for shadow missions


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A Christmas To-Do List

Introduction

Most of us have heard the Christmas story so many times that we think we know what it's all about, but the fact is we might have passed over ...


What's at the top of your list this season?


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Treasury Notes in Heaven

Text: Matthew 6:19–21
Topic: Why storing your treasures in heaven is better than storing treasures on Earth

Introduction

Our son-in-law, Keith, works ...


To make investments that will last forever, value what God values.


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Developing A Daily Routine

We’re in the second week of a series called “This Year Will Be Different.” The series is about creating long-term change in your life. It’s about taking ...


If you want to create lasting change in your life, you have to create a daily routine that takes you where you want to go.


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A Leader Tough and Tender

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Today when we read this passage, we tend to think of how it applies to the pastor and the rest of the church staff. In fact, in several ...


Leaders need to learn to be tough enough to pay the price and tender enough to take care of their people.


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What WWW Stands For

Does anyone know what WWW stands for? [obvious answer] Not today it doesn't. It means something different, and these three W's are the key in ...


A great church sticks with three, biblical priorities regarding what, who, and when matters.


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Stop Worrying and Start Living

Introduction

The average American is in a bad mood 110 days out of the year, according to Harper's Index. That means that for about 30 percent of the ...


Instead of worrying, Christians must trust God, put him first, and take life one day at a time.


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God Is Not To Be Taken Lightly

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We're in a series of messages on the Ten Commandments, where we're looking at each of them in light of destructive myths that our culture tries ...


We keep the Sabbath by not profaning the sacred.


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Don't Worry, Be Wealthy

A little less than 20 years ago, jazz singer Bobby McFerrin had a huge hit (his one and only) with the song "Don't Worry, Be Happy." No doubt you've ...


When your mind and your heart are in tune with God, you never have to worry.


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Navigating Your Priorities

Undoubtedly the greatest misconception nonbelievers have about the Christian life is that becoming a Christian results in the loss of freedom. Many ...


Living the Christian life is about living a life that brings glory to God.


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First Things First

Today we conclude our series on "The Business of Living." This series is about how we can manage the various aspects of our lives—goal setting, ...


Doing the fundamentals of the Christian life well lead to the result of living an effective life—a life that is completely dependent on God.


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Carpe Diem: Seize the Day

A few years ago the movie Dead Poets Society resurrected an obscure Latin phrase that most of us had forgotten: carpe diem. It means, "Seize the day." ...


If you follow Paul's example, you can learn to "seize the day" and live life to the fullest.


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Christ the Center
Christ the Center

"He is before all things and in him all things hold together."

This passage, a hymn to Christ, has drawn to itself a considerable body of studies ...


When Christ is central we gain the perspective we need for life.


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A Good Lesson From a Bad Example

Some wag has described preaching as "the fine art of talking in someone else's sleep." I'm not sure that's true, but I do know that one of the occupational ...


To live to pursue riches and success is foolish, for these things are not eternal.


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Friendship

In this passage our Lord calls us his friends and gives us four tests or proofs, or signs of the friendship. Two signs or proofs are on his side and ...


Jesus provides the example of how to be a friend.


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Kids Rule

If you were to read the Bible from cover to cover and list all the times children are talked about, you would have a long list. The Bible is clear that ...


Idolizing children is dangerous for us and devastating to them.


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Judas: Blinded by Desire

 

In Mark 14:111, we read about a battle that was waged over Christ in the final days of his earthly life.

"It was now two days before the Passover ...


What a contrast between the woman who anointed Jesus with ointment worth a year's wages, and Judas who betrayed him for a relative pittance. Which are we?


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