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Hope in a Time of Anxiety
Hope in a Time of Anxiety

Introduction

I know a woman who is a working professional, she’s the mother of young children, a wife, and she recently contracted COVID-19 which ...


God causes all things ultimately to work for the good of those who love him.


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Christians and the Coronavirus
Christians and the Coronavirus

INTRODUCTION

I want to speak to you today about the virus that is currently and quickly changing the landscape of our world. More specifically, I want ...


Do not be anxious and seek first the kingdom of God.


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How Can We Settle for Settledness?
How Can We Settle for Settledness?

Introduction

As an incoming college freshman, I attended Wheaton College’s Vanguard program. It was their Outward Bound–type wilderness program; ...


There are many things that keep us settled, but we must choose to seek the Lord.


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How Can I Be a Gift at Christmas?
How Can I Be a Gift at Christmas?

Introduction

As we live in the gap between Christmas expectations and Christmas reality, we end up raising really profound questions about this whole deal ...


In this season, take time to actually see what's around you.


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The Lawful Pleasure of Praise
The Lawful Pleasure of Praise

Introduction

The key insight of this sermon is this: God will lavish his people with praise on the Last Day. Those who are in Christ can expect to find ...


It's not only okay to seek praise from God—it's absolutely necessary.


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You Are So Welcome
You Are So Welcome

The story behind the sermon (by Mark Buchanan)

This sermon opened a quick series that kicked off our fall 2011 ministry. The immediate background (which ...


God welcomes us with costly, extravagant love and then he calls us to share his love with the world.


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More
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Introduction

As we continue in our series in the book of Exodus, today we are in chapter 33, and in chapter 33 we encounter Moses at prayer. And I think ...


In order to know God deeply, we must long for him more passionately.


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What Do You Need to Be Happy?

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The story behind the sermon (from Francis Chan)

This message is about being content. It comes out of Philippians ...


When we give everything to Christ, we discover the secret of being content.


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The Wise Men Cry Glory
The Wise Men Cry Glory

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Here's a great sermon from one of our featured preachers—Mark Buchanan—that explores the story of the Magi and Herod through ...


Christ is worthy of the long journey to find him and worship him.


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Image Management

Introduction

In her wonderful book Breathe, author Keri Wyatt Kent names four crucial commitments necessary to finding our way into a saner kind of life ...


When we're keeping up appearances


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You're Fantastic

Introduction

Of all the comic books turned into motion pictures of late, my favorite one is the Fantastic Four. For those not in the know, it is a tale ...


When we need to be a superhero


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Trophy Kids

Introduction

When our eldest son was making preparations to start his freshman year of high school, I overheard him telling a classmate that he was planning ...


When we only want the best for them


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More Better

Introduction

On my way to work this week, I had this peaceful time to think as I drove. Actually, I had even more time than usual, because I was kindly ...


When enough is not


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FSTR

Introduction

I've jumped into this series on inSanity not because I'm throwing stones, but because crazy has become the new normal for me. I feel like ...


When we are hooked on speed


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The Neighbors Are Nuts

Introduction

When I was a kid, my parents used to drag me out to church on Sundays. I'd walk into this big building in a shirt and shoes that seemed too ...


When crazy becomes normal


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Lent: Preparing Our Garden for Growth
Lent: Preparing Our Garden for Growth

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Despite its rich history in the church, many of us don't observe Lent. Maybe it's time to reconsider. As Skye points out in his ...


Lent is a time to remove obstacles and dedicate ourselves anew to growing in Christ.


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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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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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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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Desperate Hearts

Introduction

Some years ago I experienced something that just about every stressed-out, 40-something American male experiences - chest pains. You know, ...


Being poor in spirit isn't a virtue to aspire to; it's a condition to confess.


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The House of Worship

Introduction

Where is the best place to live? Every year, the UN asks this question about countries, and every year they release their recommendations ...


By ascribing to God his attributes, we draw near to the place where he is.


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What Have We Done?

Introduction

After the Chicago Cubs lost their 96th baseball game in 2006, manager Dusty Baker, was called in to meet with the general manager. We all ...


When something has to change in your life, turn to your unchanging God and serve the Lord with all your heart.


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Seeing Life God's Way

Introduction

Not too long ago, a friend of mine was at the doctor's office for his annual checkup. As part of the exam, the doctor looked in his eyes. ...


If we want to be a Christ-follower, we have to see life as he sees it and live life as he lived it.


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Good Guys, Bad Guys, or Us Guys?
Good Guys, Bad Guys, or Us Guys?

Introduction

Anybody here grow up in a legalistic, fundamentalist type of church? The emphasis in those kinds of churches is on keeping the rules, lots ...


Getting to know the Pharisees


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Eternal Worship

Introduction:

I want to begin this message on worship in eternity by sharing with you a line from a hymn by William Cowper. One of the great hymns of our ...


In worship, we see things as they really are, not as they appear to be.


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How To Expierence Everlasting Joy

Often, when I read a passage of Scripture, I ask myself two questions: Is there something here that God wants me to know? And, Is there something here ...


God has promised to reward those who are about his business with everlasting joy.


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The Difference-Making Difference

Introduction:

Have you ever noticed that some passages of Scripture are crystal clear and easy to understand—the previous passage, for example? And ...


Christians are to be different, different in such a way that we make a difference in the world.


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The Secret of Satisfaction

Introduction

Evander "The Real Deal" Holyfield is a former heavyweight-boxing champion of the world. During his boxing career he has earned ...


We are blessed when our actions display a hunger and thirst for righteousness.


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When You Feel Like Dancing

Introduction:

One day an expert in time management spoke to a group of business students. He said, "Okay, time for a quiz." Then he pulled out a one-gallon, ...


Genuine praise is something God takes seriously.


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When You Think God Has Forgotten You

Introduction:

David wrote Psalm 13 at a time in his life when it seemed like everything had fallen apart. Saul, the king, was jealous of David's popularity ...


When God is brought into our situation, God can be trusted to provide help.


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How to Experience God's Peace This Christmas

Needless to say, this Christmas will be different than any Christmas in recent history. We're experiencing what our parents and grandparents must ...


You can experience God's peace regardless of your circumstances.


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How to Meet with God

Each Sunday millions of people gather together for the purpose of worshipping God. They come to all kinds of churches—big churches, small churches, ...


The most important element in any worship service is the heart of the person attending the service.


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How to Know God

In the gospel of John, one of the disciples of Jesus—his name was Philip—said,

"Lord, show us the father and that will be enough for us." Jesus ...


God revealed himself through his son, Jesus Christ.


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Getting a Handle On Happiness

Everyone in the world shares one basic desire: we all want to be happy. Different people define happiness different ways, but it boils down to the same ...


Happiness comes from experiencing the fullness of God in your life.


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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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How God Will Answer Your Prayers

Today we will look at the story of miraculous healing that Jesus performed on a man who could neither hear nor speak. Mark's purpose in writing this ...


God answers our prayers in order to strengthen the bond between us and him, in order to help us grow deeper in our walk with Christ.


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Trust God

Today we're looking at one of the most popular passages of scripture in the Bible. You've probably heard it before...

(v. 5-6) Trust in the Lord with ...


When trying to get your life together, you don't need to do it on your own; you just need to follow God's direction.


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Where Can God Be Found?

When Elvis Presley died there were a lot of different ways in which the news was covered concerning the reactions of the people who really loved him and ...


We must not live in middle ground because God is in lofty and lowly places


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The Often-Overlooked Benefits of Losing

In our society being called a loser is the ultimate indignity. You can almost hear someone say, "Call me a liar or a cheat, but please stop short of ever ...


Losing helps us spiritually because constant victories distance us from God


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When Religion Becomes Serious Business

Old salts like to tell the story of the young sailor learning to become a navigator. Aboard the ship at sea, the captain said to him, "Please tell us ...


The journey of a seeker is characterized by self-realization and metamorphosis.


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