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Free to Stay
Free to Stay

Introduction

(Read Acts 16:16-34, Psalm 97, Revelation 22:12-21, John 17:20-26)

Happy Ascension, everybody. Actually, Ascension Day was Thursday, so I'm ...


The Ascension is not about Jesus leaving us. It is about four words: 'and I in them.'


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What Child Is This?

Introduction

I want to wish you a very blessed and Merry Christmas.

We just finished singing "What Child Is This?" and I think it's an appropriate ...


What's the big deal with Christmas? Jesus is God 'with' us and God 'for' us.


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What's the Big Deal with "John 3:16"?

The story behind the sermon (Craig Brian Larson)

The background of my approach to this sermon: As I began work on this sermon, I realized that it has been ...


John 3:16 is the best known Bible reference in the Western world. What's the big deal?


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The Uncomfortable Truth of Easter
The Uncomfortable Truth of Easter

From the editor:

At the 2008 National Pastors Conference in San Diego, Preaching Today got to interview N. T. Wright about his book Surprised by Hope and ...


As Easter people, it is our duty to make Christ's kingdom and justice known in his world.


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Forgiven, Forgotten

Introduction

Guilt runs rampant in the body of Christ. Though you already know you often feel guilty, it's important that we say it, because you would ...



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The Centerpiece of the Gospel

Introduction

Anyone in marketing or sales knows how these games are played. Products and presentations are sculpted and crafted to tell listeners what ...



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When Sin Creeps In

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If you remove the first three chapters of Genesis, anything goes. So much foundational theology is packed into those seminal verses. One ...


Sin is costly, but Jesus has come.


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Forgiven and Forgotten

Text: Hebrews 10:1-18
Topic: The effectiveness and scope of Christ's forgiveness of our sin

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As Brown points out at the very start of his ...


The sacrifice of Christ is not a reminder of your sin but a reminder of your forgiveness, your liberation.


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Show Me the Way

Text: Romans 6:23
Topic: Why we need to accept Jesus' offer of salvation

From the editor:

Bill Hybels has long been known for his ability to interact with ...


All of us have fallen short of God's standard of perfection, although not all of us know it.


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It's No Mistake

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One of the more important things you can do for your listeners—both believers and nonbelievers alike—is to find an appropriate ...


The sooner you embrace the fact that you're a sinner, the sooner you can engage in God's grace.


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God's Cure for Heart Trouble

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Greg Laurie is known for his straightforward, down-to-earth teaching style. This sermon showcases that ability in spades. Watch closely ...


Christ waits to bring salvation to those who are eagerly waiting for him.


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When Life Crowds You Out

Introduction

On the wall of a subway in New York City was an advertising poster that depicted a dignified older gentleman recommending a particular product. ...


We find acceptance in Jesus when we acknowledge our loneliness, cry out for help, and respond to Jesus' openness.


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You Don't Know, Do You?

Introduction

A member of this congregation experienced a tragedy when her father was suddenly killed in an accident. He was driving home one Wednesday ...


Each of us must be ready to face God's judgment, for death can come at any moment.


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Christ's Birth and Your Birth

Introduction

On the wall in my church study, I have a precious photograph that was taken in a hospital room a couple of years ago. It's a picture of a ...


Christ's physical birth points to our need for a spiritual birth.


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A Life Worth Saving

Introduction:

There’s a story of a man who risked his life to save a boy trapped in a burning building. The doorway was blocked, the room was filled with ...


Just make sure your life is worth saving.


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The Gospel According to Jesus

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Have you ever found yourself completely confused by the multitude of religious ideologies being sold in the marketplace? I'm not just ...


The gospel according to Jesus is not about church membership or do's and don'ts; it's about a relationship with him.


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Make Room

Introduction

There is a wonderful story that comes out of the treasury of Jewish humor about a family from the lower east side of New York City. The ...


There was, and still is, no room for Jesus because of preoccupation, insensitivity, and inhospitality.


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Missed Opportunities

As we close out this section of Matthew's Gospel, today we'll look at another of the "danger zones" that people must face as they pursue a life of freedom ...


Jesus offers everyone the opportunity to experience freedom in him.


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