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Hezekiah: Healed but Boastful

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Today we're going to be looking at Isaiah 38 and 39. I was thinking this week as I pondered these passages that the Bible is a lot like an ...


Guard your heart from the deceptive, insidious power of pride.


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Why Worry?
Why Worry?

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We're probably all familiar with the story of Howard Hughes. Hughes was a big-time businessman who dabbled in oil, entertainment, and ...


Make up your mind to glorify Christ today by making a decision not to worry.


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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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Desperate Hearts

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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 Prayer

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"My temple should be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves." That stands as one of the harshest indictments ever uttered ...


When we pray believing and pray forgiving, we give our hearts to God and his kingdom.


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You Go Your Way; I'll Go God's Way.

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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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Taming the Beast

Text: Genesis 4:1–16
Topic: How to battle envy

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A few years ago, two high school girls in California—well liked, talented and ambitious—attended ...


Envy will destroy us if we don't tame it with love.


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Prepare for God's Visitation
Prepare for God's Visitation

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I have a friend named John who is a medical doctor. He was once making a commercial flight across the Atlantic Ocean, when a teenage boy who ...


God's visitation demands a response.


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Lessons from Lepers

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We often look at thanksgiving backwards. We think of thanksgiving as thanking God for something that has happened to us already. The real ...


Thankfulness creates an opportunity for further blessing.


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Public Performance Is Easier than Private Devotion

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If you are just joining us, this is the third week in a six-week series entitled "Adventures in Missing the Point." We have been learning ...


The power of authentic piety in a world that talks the talk


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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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Prone to Wander
Prone to Wander

One spring day, two friends set out on a canoe trip in the wilderness of Ontario. After paddling all afternoon the first day, they came to a portage, ...


Self-reliance distances us from God, but there is always a way back.


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By Faith, Miracles!

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I sometimes feel when I get to a passage like Hebrews 11 that I'm almost like a little boy walking through the Hall of Fame wearing sneakers ...


Rather than trusting in people, trust in God, because he might have a miracle to get you through.


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