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Finding Your Way in the Unfamiliar
Finding Your Way in the Unfamiliar

Introduction

Over winter break, one of my goals was to reconnect with old friends. When school and work are moving full-speed ahead, long conversations ...


At the crossroads, seek security within God’s system.


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Your Brothers' Keeper?
Your Brothers' Keeper?

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Sibling rivalry is a reality of life. For those who have a sibling or two, it starts young. Like the first-grader who came home and proudly ...


Even when things are at their worst, God is still in charge.


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The Safest Safe

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1 Peter 1:3-6 frames the message this morning. It offers a word of encouragement and a reminder that our ultimate salvation is in the safest ...


There's only one safe place on earth—to be hands of our faithful God.


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God's Great Heart of Love

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In John Bunyan's famous Pilgrim's Progress, right from the outset of the book we are introduced to a man who is deeply troubled and who is ...


The One who judges our sin also invites us to find refuge in his grace.


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Believe the Blessing

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Ten years ago I had an experience that changed my life in a profound way. I was working at a Christian camp in the mountains of L.A. I lived ...


In Jacob's life, we see how God disrupts, wounds, and blesses us so we can bless the world.


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The Gloria in Excelsis Deo

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Today we're going to look at Luke chapter 2. There is a Christmas song tucked within this Christmas story that I want to uncover—a song ...


Christmas reminds us that Jesus provides the answers to all our fears.


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The Uncomfortable Truth of Easter
The Uncomfortable Truth of Easter

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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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In the House of the Lord

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The start of the Christmas season seems like an inappropriate time to talk about Psalm 23, sheep, and shepherds. But when you open the Bible, ...



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The Forgiveness Factor

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"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us all of our sins." What do you do when you forgive someone? What really happens ...



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Memorial Service for Robert Huizenga

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Even if we're Christians, life involves some enormous contradictions. Doesn't it? We pray for one thing, and the opposite seems to happen. ...



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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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God Is Strong—Am I?
God Is Strong—Am I?

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Here's another great sermon from one of our featured preachers, Francis Chan. A few noteworthy items: Just below this editor's ...


We must be people of courage, with faith in our mighty God.


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The Joy Network

Introduction

Several years ago a German researcher studied a thousand churches of every size and denomination all over the world. His goal was to identify ...


The deepest joy comes in relationship.


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Facing North When the Market Goes South

Text: 1 Kings 17:7–16
Topic: Claiming God's promises in the midst of hard times

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Though many experts believe we've entered an economic ...


With the right attitude toward money and God, we can face financial uncertainty with confidence.


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Mind Your Own Business: What does the Bible say about savings and debt?

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If the prognosticators are right, the current economic crisis will probably stretch on into 2010. With that in mind, now might be a good ...


Eliminate debt, live on less than you earn, and save.


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The Long Tomorrow

Introduction

An 85-year-old couple died in a car crash after having been married almost 60 years. They had been in good health the last ten years mainly ...


Meditation on our future home


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A Brand New You

Introduction

I've got hundreds of things around the house that I would like to see made new—sofa cushions that have begun to sag, kitchen cabinets ...


What happens when the old has gone


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Freedom

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In the summer of my 11th year of life, I learned the power and joy of surrender. It happened in Minnesota at the Edina community swimming ...


Surrender Your Life


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Openness

Introduction

I don't know many people who want to come to the end of their lives and say, "I never made an impact on anything or anyone?but I'm okay with ...


Receiving God's grace


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Faith in Tough Times

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I'm confident we all would agree that 2008 was a tough year: war, a tumbling stock market, natural disasters, the continued threat of terrorism, ...


Only faith in a worthy object can see us through hard times.


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Big God/Little God

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When our first child was quite small, we used to ask her, "Laura, how big are you?" She wasn't even a year old—couldn't even hardly ...


Peace comes only when we understand the bigness of God.


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What Would Jesus Say When the Dow Drops 700 Points?
What Would Jesus Say When the Dow Drops 700 Points?

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What would Jesus have us do in the midst of economic crisis? Mike Woodruff offers answers to that question that push us to gain new perspectives ...


In the midst of any kind of crisis, do not be anxious; nothing of ultimate importance has changed.


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Angels: A Song of Peace

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We've been looking at Christmas songs preserved for us in Scripture. Some, like Zechariah's song last week, are completely foreign to most ...


Surpassing our understanding


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Our Hungry Hearts

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Have you ever used an image to help motivate you? To help you clarify what and who you want to become? An image can be an object or can come ...


Only one thing will satisfy us.


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In God We Trust (Though We'd Rather Pay Cash)

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Have you ever felt really anxious and stressed? If I don't accept this offer, then …. If my child doesn't get into the right ...


Surrendering control to receive God's blessing


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In the Father's Arms

Text: Job 36, 38
Topic: How a Christian should respond to suffering

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As you read Jill Briscoe's sermon, notice how she takes a classic story-story-story ...


God watches over, comforts, and delivers us in and through suffering.


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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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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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Cover Or Be Covered
Cover Or Be Covered

World War II was over. The Armistice had been signed in Europe and in Japan. Hostilities had ceased. But, under the leadership of General MacArthur, the ...


When we confess, we experience the shalom of God.


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Ready or Not, Here I Come!
Ready or Not, Here I Come!

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Simply put: it's easy to mess up a difficult passage like Luke 21. You may find yourself applying something regarding Jerusalem's ...


If we know what to look for and act accordingly in faith, we'll be ready for the Second Coming.


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Comfort for the Troubled Heart

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The Allies had planned Operation Overlord for years, amassing vast armies, an incredible navy, and enough arms to release Europe from the ...


The cure for turmoil of the soul is trust in God's character and obedience to him.


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The Prime Principle

Introduction

Abiding in Christ is simply staying near a friend who loves you. But what happens to a person who abides in Christ? If I really walk with ...


Abiding in Christ results in growth, cleanness, productivity, security, and power.


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You Need a Good Priest

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I could tell that he had been badly injured in the accident. I'm no medical expert, but I could tell by the pallor of his skin that he was ...


Christ is a perfect high priest, who still understands our every weakness.


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Doubts in Belief

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I once participated in a very interesting conversation. A group of sixteen evangelical pastors, who believed the Bible and had good ministries, ...


Trusting Christ is not an issue of Christ's ability, but rather an issue of our faith.


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Above All Earthly Powers

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Martin Luther's famous Reformation hymn, "A Mighty Fortress," is about the triumph of God over all the attacks of Satan, including his attack ...


The Word of God is written by the Spirit, received by faith, shared with others, rejected at one's peril, and preserved eternally by God.


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Life on Wings

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The biblical image of the kind of life Christians are called to live is, "The way of an eagle in the air." I have lots of experience with ...


To live in victory, we must be reborn in Christ and yielded to the Holy Spirit.


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Sense Out of Nonsense

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

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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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How Should a Pastor Think About His People's Giving?

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When I mentioned the title of this sermon to a group of pastors at our monthly denominational meeting, it elicited considerable response. ...


Giving indicates spiritual growth and participation in the gospel.


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Where's the "Gift Return" Receipt?

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Let's suppose there's a small town on the edge of Iraq, near the Saudi border. Let's call the town Mosel. It's a small community with no other ...


How to appreciate the gift of suffering


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A Win-Win Situation

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Every so often we find ourselves in a win-win situation. No matter which way it goes, we come out ahead.

For example, at school we decide to ...


Gaining a biblical perspective on life and death


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The Lord Is My Shepherd
The Lord Is My Shepherd

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I don't know much about sheep. I was born and raised in the suburbs, and we didn't have sheep. In fact, they were probably illegal. ...


When we say, "The Lord is my shepherd," we acknowledge our dependence upon him, his ownership of us, and our personal relationship with him.


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Things I'm Glad I Don't Know

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I once heard R. C. Sproul conduct a question-and-answer session during which he gave a delightful answer to a very complicated question: "The ...


The story of Judas points out several truths that we ought not know.


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Worship or Worry?

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There's an old Greek proverb that says, "The bow that is always bent will soon break." What that proverb seems to be implying is that the ...


Instead of worrying about our circumstances, God wants us to worship him for his faithfulness.


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Cain-R-Us

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I was reading an article in the New York Times about the abundance of new wealth in Khartoum, Sudan. The article featured pictures of well-dressed, ...


We're bad, too, but not beyond the loving reach of God.


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The Wisdom of Small Creatures
The Wisdom of Small Creatures

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My task this evening is to tell you how to live wisely now and for the rest of your life. Quite frankly, I've run out of ideas of my own, ...


Christians must learn to value the times, recognize the source of their security, prioritize community, and adopt God's seemingly incongruous perspective.


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A Time to Forgive

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I recently had a conversation with a young man. He is a qualified, certified professional, and through his work, he has come into contact ...


Forgiving others frees us to experience God's full redemption and hope for the future.


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Inquiring of the Lord

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I want to read to you an obscure little verse from an obscure part of the Old Testament. Very few people know this story, but it has a lot ...


Inquiring of the Lord enables us to identify God's plan for our lives and experience his provision.


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Back to Reality

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Do you know what it is like to have a mountaintop experience and then come down hard when necessity forces you to get back to reality? Maybe ...


Our disappointment does not negate God's power or his potential.


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