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A Model Mother
A Model Mother

Introduction

A wise man once described a mother as a woman who combines the practical and the spiritual into a way of life. “A mother wipes little ...


4 characteristics we can learn from Eunice.


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Not What We Expected
Not What We Expected

Introduction

(Illustration: Description of seeing the Mona Lisa for the first time.)

Have you ever had an experience where things didn't turn out as you ...


What happens when Jesus opens our eyes to recognize him?


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The Transforming Word

Introduction

It's been called the speech that changed America. I'm talking, of course, of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln ...


Preaching as discipleship


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Using Scriptures in Our Lives

We're going to start today at the very beginning of the Psalter: Psalm 1. In many ways, Psalm 1 lays out the format for the entire Psalter. And, as ...



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Application

Introduction

Today we're going to be looking at the Book of James—incredibly practical and poignant letter for the spiritual life. This is the final ...


How to be truly changed by the Word


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Meditation

Introduction

I love in scripture. And I especially love Scripture when it gives me one of those really visual pictures. I'm a visual learner, so it's one ...


Learning to chew on God's Word


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Canonization

Introduction

We're going to be looking at Revelation chapter 22 today, and I want to talk about a very significant and serious decision that was made in ...


How our Scriptures were chosen


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Inspiration

Introduction

The Pony Express was created in 1860 to move mail across the United States from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California (2,000 miles ...


Where we got our Scriptures


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Literalism: Isn't the Bible Historically Unreliable and Regressive?
Literalism: Isn't the Bible Historically Unreliable and Regressive?

From the editor:

Anyone who has heard Tim Keller preach or has read any of his books knows how effective he is at offering an apologetic for just about ...


We can and should trust the Bible historically, culturally, and most of all, personally.


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Guide

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The story behind the sermon (from John Ortberg)

I have grown to love the theme of God's guidance. This is a chance to ...


We need to learn to recognize and follow God's guidance.


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The Way of Wisdom

Introduction

As Christians, we say we want to love God, and we want to love people. We want to serve the world. This idea comes from the core of Jesus' ...


The wisdom of God transcends the wisdom of the world.


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David's Last Words

Introduction

A life is a terrible thing to waste. In his life saving book, Don't Waste Your Life, John Piper recounts a story his father often told in ...


We cannot waste our lives if we obey the Word of God.


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Annihilate the Amalekites

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One of the chief hang-ups people have with God is the wrath he pours out in the Old Testament. How can a loving God call for the slaying ...


The wrath God exhibits in the Old Testament is true to his merciful and just character.


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All God Does Is Good

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Chuck's sermon is an excellent example of a sermon that sharpens the way we read the Bible. Notice how Chuck challenges us to take the ...


The creation account is the introduction to God's story of redemption.


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The Colorful Creator

Introduction

I grew up in a family that never had a color television set. All the ballgames and TV shows—including the "Colorful World of Disney"—were ...


Don't miss the creative wonder of the Artist's masterwork.


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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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Knowing the Bible Comes Easier Than Living the Bible

Introduction

When you get a love letter or Valentine's card, what do you do with it? (Besides hide it from the kids.) Usually you read it over and over ...


How to move beyond information and experience God's transformation


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Tradition Becomes More Attractive than Truth

Introduction

According to Merriam-Webster, tradition is "the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one ...


Why the church must fight against spiritual ruts


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Elements of Worship

Introduction:

One of the most interesting points of a pastor’s week is greeting people after Sunday morning worship. People say the most interesting things ...


The greatest acts of worship are acts of simple obedience to God each day of the week.


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Jesus and the Da Vinci Code

Text: Colossians 2:9; Matthew 16:15-17; John 1:1–14; Luke 8:1-3; Galatians 3:28Topic: What are the answers to the questions raised by The Da Vinci ...


The Da Vinci Code raises several questions about the authenticity and reliability of the Bible; it's easy to find answers to those questions when we simply look.


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A Strategy for Self-Defense

I'd like to begin today by telling you about my friend Dan. Dan grew up in a denominational church. Though he was never really grounded in his faith, ...


Know yourself, know the Word, serve, and follow godly leaders.


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Answering Objections to Christianity: Contradictions and Controversies

This is the third week of a series called "A Case for Christianity." This week and next week we will look at some of the objections that people have ...


When you take a close look at the Bible, it stops being an obstacle for faith, and becomes a reason for it.


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Choices

Introduction

Life has been described by many as a series of choices. That's partly true. Obviously there are times when our lives are impacted by things ...


We can avoid the consequences of poor decisions by taking God's Word seriously.


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What About That Other Bible

There's another bible you can buy in your bookstores. It is the Gnostic bible. This bible has books in it like The Revelation of Adam, The Sermon of Zostrianos, ...


The Gnostic bible is not a source of truth leading us to God.


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