Sermons on Self-examination


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A Church Full of Characters

Introduction

I'm sure you'd agree with the fact that the church is full of characters. When we say someone is a "character" we usually mean in some way ...


Be more than a Christian character, be a Christian friend.


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Looking in the Mirror

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Mother's Day is this Sunday (May 10), and should you decide to offer a message for the occasion, you might get a few general ideas from ...


We return to God's blessings when we embrace our identity as servants of God.


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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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Who Can We Trust?

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Here is another sermon from one of our featured preachers, David Anderson. Anderson uses the story of Samson and Delilah to explore issues ...


To overcome sin, we must admit to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.


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Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

Introduction

Through the centuries there have been some people who have wanted to view Jesus' teaching in the Beatitudes as a kind of ladder that can carry ...


Jesus' promise of transformation


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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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Where Are You?

Introduction

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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Take an Inside Look

Introduction

I have had the opportunity to speak to hundreds of people over the past twenty years. I think I've come to one major conclusion about people's ...


If we explore our inner pain and give up self-protection, we can know joy.


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Speaking Truth

Introduction

For the next few weeks, we're following the story of Saul and David in First Samuel. We discovered last week that he is one of these characters ...


A loyal person speaks the truth.


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The Agony of Victory

Introduction

Some years ago a 14-foot bronze crucifix was stolen from Cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas. It had stood at the entrance to that cemetery ...


Through the rejection of the cross Jesus is exalted as king


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Wasted on Jesus

Sermon One

Valentine's Day is tomorrow and I'm jittery. I love my sweetheart—no doubt about that—but I confess that Valentine's Day gives me ...


The cross calls us to worship in ways others would call waste


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The Dinner Guests of God

Sermon Two

Mary Poplin, professor of education and Dean of the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University, attended a Methodist church ...


How Communion searches and strengthens our hearts


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Where the Battle Is Fought

Sermon Three

Here's a surprise: Most incompetent people don't know they are incompetent. In fact, researcher Dr. David A. Dunning of Cornell University ...


At the hour of crisis, our hope is in prayer


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Blasphemy!

Sermon Four

Years ago Bill Hybels told about seeing a newscast of a big Vietnam veterans parade in Chicago. Part of the commemoration was a mobile Vietnam ...


For our sake Jesus accepted the charge that cost him his life


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The Faces of Failure

Sermon Five

There was a clip on the sports last night that was painful to watch. College basketball between Memphis and Louisville, championship game—the ...


Peter, Judas, and Pilate demonstrate different ways to fail in faith


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The Agony of Victory


Through the rejection of the cross Jesus is exalted as king


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Which Watchers?

Sermon Seven

Robert Russell, pastor of Southeastern Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky, told about sitting behind a 5-year-old boy at their church's ...


Christ's Resurrection calls us to believe


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