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A Hunger for Glory
A Hunger for Glory

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Something happened in the fall of 1976 that sent shockwaves through the senior class of Edina-East High School in Edina, Minnesota. During ...


Got glory-hunger? Meet Jesus at the Cross


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The King Liked to Listen
The King Liked to Listen

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The king liked to listen to him. So did most people.

"Repent. Stop what you're doing. You know it's wrong, so stop it. Make a ...


Hearing the call to repentance and acting on it.


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The Love Reaction
The Love Reaction

Introduction

(Read 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10)

A single mother struggles to pay for a college education for her only child. She hates her job but knows she ...


How the spiritual condition of those we love can inspire us to persevere.


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The Love Expression
The Love Expression

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(Read 1 Thessalonians 3:1-5)

God is the source of love, Jesus is the proof of love, and believers must be the agents of love in this world.


In this world, believers must be the agents of love.


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The Love Connection
The Love Connection

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Dick Purnell, in his 2003 publication Finding a Lasting Love, makes the following statement: "We all need to love and accept the love of other ...


God's love keeps people together—even when distance, time, and the Enemy try to tear them apart.


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Who Can Stand Before This Holy God?
Who Can Stand Before This Holy God?

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I want to begin today by quoting an important verse, because as this sermon goes along, you may begin to wonder whether I believe this or ...


There's only one way to stand before our Holy God—through the merits of Jesus Christ.


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Good News for a Dying Thief

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On that first Good Friday, nearly 2,000 years ago, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was crucified. For six hours he hung on the cross, and ...


God on the cross did for us what we could never do for ourselves.


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Ignoring Clear Directions

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I'm known among my family and friends for having a terrible sense of direction. It doesn't matter whether I am driving or walking. It doesn't ...


When we underestimate the depth of our sin we also downplay the power of the cross.


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Redeem This

Story behind the sermon (Bryan Wilkerson)

We design our summer messages as a series, yet ensure that each sermon can stand alone, given the vacation habits ...


As our Redeemer, Jesus can rescue, ransom and restore our broken lives.


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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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Wait for the Morning

Introduction

Right after the Virginia Tech University massacre, the worship leader at a community worship service turned to this text. On behalf of those ...


Sometimes we have to wait for God to lift us out of the depths.


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Where Are You?

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When I was a kid growing up in Minnesota, my family had a summer tradition. Every Sunday night, all seven kids and my parents would cram into ...


God's persistent, loving question to lost people


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Merry Tifton

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Once upon a time, long ago and far away in a strange land, there lived a man by the name of John Baresford Tifton—a man of incredible ...


In the midst of our celebration, Jesus is trying to give us what we really need.


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The Great Reversal

Introduction

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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The Calculated Risk

Jesus concludes this section of parables with three more stories about the "Kingdom of Heaven." Three times he says, "The kingdom of heaven is like..." ...


Surrendering yourself to God is a calculated risk worth taking.


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A Guarantee for the Future

Do you know what I don't like about paying for some types of insurance? You don't know if you'll ever use it. It's possible to spend thousands and thousands ...


We need to live this life in such a way that we prepare ourselves to stand before Jesus on judgment day.


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An Unexpected Witness

Have you ever paid any attention to the arithmetic of the Scripture? I through the years have become intrigued with the things that the Word of God emphasizes ...


God always gives us a witness of himself


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A Day of Surprises

I remember the day that John Kennedy died. I remember the day when Martin Luther King, Jr. died. I remember the day when Robert Kennedy died. I remember ...


If we turn to Christ, his death becomes our day of salvation.


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Sin 101: Why Sin Matters

I'd like to read you a quote from an interview with someone named Brian Warner:

Initially I was drawn into the darker side of life. But it's really just ...


If we ignore our innate awareness of sin, we will follow the path to death.


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The Rocky Soil
The Rocky Soil

Luke 8:4—15 contains one of the most remarkable, unforgettable, and important parables our Lord ever taught: the parable of the soils.

The good news ...


The superficial believer appears genuine but withers in difficulty.


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