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God Pleasers

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Eddie Chapman was a British citizen in the early 1900s. He lived a life of low-level crime. During one of his stints in prison, he met two ...


You’ll know who you’re serving by whom you’re seeking to please.


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God's Plan for Your Body
God's Plan for Your Body

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I often need to fix and repair things, but I'm not very good with nails. I'm even worse with screws, and there are some things ...


Your body is ultimately about bonding with God and others, not sexuality.


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It's Just Sex!

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I'm starting a four week series on sex, marriage, and singleness. My text for this series will be 1 Corinthians 6:12-7:40, where Paul addresses ...


Sex is a physical and spiritual gift from God, but only within marriage.


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What Your Spouse Wants You to Figure Out

From the editor:

Few preachers make better use of humor than Dave Stone. He's especially gifted at knowing exactly the right point to insert a funny line ...


Strive to be intimate friends who unselfishly serve one another.


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How to Stay Pure in an Impure World

Time magazine recently published an article about the largest body of contaminated water anywhere in the United States of America. In that story they ...



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Christian Singles

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Currently 17 to 20 million unmarried women and several million fewer unmarried men live in the United States. It's estimated that, at ...



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Just Say Yes

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Back in the 1980's, when drug use became epidemic among young people, and teen pregnancy and AIDS were on the rise, and gangs were turning ...


The Holy Spirit's role in self-control


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Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

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Through the centuries there have been some people who have wanted to view Jesus' teaching in the Beatitudes as a kind of ladder that can carry ...


Jesus' promise of transformation


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Blessed Are the Merciful

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Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg entered the diplomatic service and was appointed foreign minister of Austria in November 1848. After the Hungarian ...


Surrendering loss to Christ


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What the Heart Wants

What the heart wants

Back in the 1990's, the comedian and filmmaker Woody Allen was an icon of the movie industry—until his personal life began ...


The blessing of an undivided heart


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Redneck Christmas

Editor's note: The following monologue is delivered in character by a shepherd named Larry. There was a live nativity scene on stage for the Children's ...


To understand Christmas, we must understand God's holiness and admit our sinfulness.


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Expect God's Visitation

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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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Patrol Your Pleasures

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When I ask you to give me an adjective that describes Jesus of Nazareth, what comes to mind for you? How many of you instantly thought of ...


When Jesus frowns on fun


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The Process of Transformation

Text: 1 John 3:1–10
Topic: How to attain holiness

Introduction

Imagine that you've been asked to write a book on marriage. Your publisher says, "We ...


Christians defeat sin by abiding in Christ.


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What's a Single to Do?

Oneness, the Bible says, is where two people in a miraculous, God designed way, become one. It is a beautiful thing. Dating is designed to prepare you ...


God is not a killjoy. He is just smart, with a protective perspective on sex for our welfare.


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The Imitation of Christ

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Over six hundred years ago, a boy by the name of Thomas Hammerlein was born in the Prussian town of Kempen on the Rhine, some forty miles ...


We must emulate the virtues in the life of our Lord Jesus.


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The State of the Heart

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Have you ever noticed that many people go through life hiding behind a mask? I'm not talking about the ones we wear at costume parties and ...


As Christians, we are blessed when we take off our masks and develop a pure heart.


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Digging Deeper in the Spiritual Life

There is a recurring theme throughout the Gospel of Matthew—there is a difference between being religious and spiritual. We spent 12 weeks in the ...


If you want to be right with God, you have to move beyond the limits of external religious behavior and embrace inner spirituality.


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What Did Jesus Say About Sex?

Five commitments can lead to sexual righteousness.

Jesus in this section of the Sermon on the Mount talks about what it really means to be righteous or ...


Maintaining five basic commitments will safeguard sexual righteousness.


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Combining Conviction and Compassion

What does the Bible teach about homosexuality? Since I have been at this church, I have had to answer this question as well as a number of related questions ...


Homosexuality is not God's design or will, but a reflection of the broken sinfulness of humanity.


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