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Mourning to Joy
Mourning to Joy

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Haman hated the Jews, and he was in a position to do something about it. Around 480 B.C., Haman was the second-most powerful man in the vast ...


God's saving power gives us a reason to celebrate.


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The One the King Delights to Honor
The One the King Delights to Honor

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Don't you love hearing a behind-the-scenes story? Like from a movie, or a famous historical event, or how a couple you know got together. ...


God works miracles and gives us courage "for such a time as this."


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Mysterious Grace

Introduction

A few months ago my wife and I met with a woman who was telling us about her family. She told us that when her daughter was born she had big ...


Where's God when life goes horribly wrong? He might be a lot closer than you ever imagined.


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The Dark Side of Grace

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In the structure of John's gospel, John 11 serves as a hinge between two halves. The first 10 chapters are concerned with the ministry of ...


The dark side of God's grace is that a sovereign God who is in control sometimes uses the things he allows as much as he uses the things he directs.


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Loss, Loyalty, & Lament

Introduction

I've never been one to read romance novels, but lately I've been reading one. It's been a good one, too. Believe it or not, it's a book I ...



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A New Philadelphia

Introduction

There is something in a name. My name is Mike. Actually, Michael's not my first name; my first name is Jerry. I'm Jerry Michael Breaux. On ...



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The Muchness of God

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In this very moment, God is ready to pour out upon you—from the lavish abundance and overflow of his reserves—blessings that will ...



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What a Nation Should Never Forget

Introduction

The Fourth of July is a wonderful weekend of celebration of the goodness of God in national life. It is also an important reminder for us ...



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Divine Revelation

Introduction

We've been in a series called "Can Smart People Believe in God?" Last week we had Dallas Willard with us to answer some tough questions, and ...


Six indicators of God's existence


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The Messy Family of God

Introduction

"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." So reads the first line of Leo Tolstoy's famous novel, Anna ...


Learning to choose the right way over the hard way


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A Fine Mess

Introduction

What a great promise from God: "I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go." We talked about this great promise in the last sermon—a ...


Exploring the implications of God's presence


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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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Living on the Edge of Whatever Happens

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One of the great joys in preaching is when you know you have something special to offer. Perhaps it's a particularly well-crafted thesis ...


To live a "whatever happens" existence is to embrace the superintending hand of God that guides us even in the midst of mystery.


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A New Name for Philadelphia

Text: Revelation 3:7–13
Topic: We have a new name, and we're going to live in a new city that cannot be shaken.

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Like Dave Stone of Southeast ...


God opens doors and provides what we need so we can live in his will and be known by his name.


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Loss, Loyalty, and Lament

Text: Ruth 1:1–22
Topic: Learning to make the right choices in difficult times

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Perhaps you're looking for a unique way to approach ...


In the midst of our loss, God is still at work, and his ultimate aim is to bless us.


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Trust Me

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As Marshall indicates in his introduction, few people ever rummage around in the final few chapters of Genesis. But the final events recorded ...


Making a lifestyle of staying only where it's safe is actually dangerous.


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You Go Your Way; I'll Go God's Way.

Introduction

Many people who study the times say that there isn't much we can trust today. Andy Crouch put it this way in Christianity Today:

The emptiness ...

God's way is the way of truth and trust.


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The "Muchness" of God

Text: James 5:13–16
Topic: How to experience God's provision and power

Introduction

In this very moment, God is ready to pour out upon you—from ...


The fervent prayers of the righteous release God's provision and power into our lives.


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Expect God's Visitation

Introduction

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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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?

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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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Sense Out of Nonsense

Text: Luke 24:1–11
Topic: How to make sense of chaos and suffering

Introduction

Ancient sailors puzzled over why some of their colleagues who sailed ...


We find peace by trusting that God creates order in the midst of chaos.


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Dream Child

Introduction

A man shared with me that for years he went to church and watched as the advent candle was lit by these beautiful families, so well-dressed ...


When parenting disappoints


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Thanksgiving: The Truth About Thanksgiving

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The first Thanksgiving dinner I ever ate outside of the United States was in Belgium. The people of Belgium are as thankful as any other ...


All good gifts come from God.


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You're In Good Hands

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Have you ever noticed that the fear of getting a shot is often worse than the shot itself? You dread the moment, dread the moment, dread ...


You are in good hands here, because you are in God's hands.


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He Is Able

One of the lovely things about the Lord is that he hides the future from us. Most of us would love a sneak preview of the future. We say, "Well, Lord, ...


Faith in a wonderful God releases you from worry.


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Happy New Year!

Introduction

Have you ever wondered how many seconds in this year you'll be unhappy? Have you ever thought how much can happen in a second? When you say, ...


Happiness comes from knowing that God works through every moment of life.


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