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Through Love, Serve One Another
Through Love, Serve One Another

Introduction

Have you ever been loved in a way that really astounded you? Have you ever been served in a way that, when you sat back and thought about ...


Use your Christian freedom as an opportunity to love through serving others.


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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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The Counterintuitive Life
The Counterintuitive Life

Introduction

I'm going to say something you can't argue with, and in fact, if you try to argue with it, you will simply prove my point. You ...


Dying to ourselves to see life spring up.


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The Final Week, Were You There?
The Final Week, Were You There?

Introduction

Artist Hieronymus Bosch painted Christ carrying his cross in 1505. Christ was surrounded in the painting by such notably ghoulish and revolting ...


Jesus takes expediency, injustice, and selfishness into himself, and offers us resurrection.


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The Heart of a Pastor

The Story Behind the Sermon

This message represents an unusual approach to sermon prep and delivery. Jim Singleton and Matthew Kim, both professors at ...


Pastors genuinely care for others and genuinely care about the gospel.


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Heart Worm

Over these past weeks we've been looking together at some conditions of the human heart that obviously need help. When we meet somebody whose life is ...


What does God do with a self-righteous heart?


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Heart Burn

The man's name was Toby. He was the youngest son of a lawyer from Cleveland who'd struck it rich and moved his family to the upscale community of Rancho ...


What does God do with a selfish heart?


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Hallelujah Chorus

Introduction

I've heard before that if you want to get along with people, you ought to avoid discussing politics and religion. But a list of taboo topics ...


The picture of true worship in Psalm 150


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Consumerism

Introduction

Paul Anka penned a song back in 1968 that was made famous by Frank Sinatra: "I'll Do It My Way." It became his signature song and rose as ...


I want it my way.


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Relativism

Introduction

Lately, I've been monitoring the gas pump—carefully. I know how many gallons will fit in my tank, so when I go to fill it up at $3 and ...


It's all a matter of perspective


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The Really Good Shepherd

Introduction

According to the United States Social Security Administration, Jacob was the number one male baby name for the year 2007. In the Bible the ...


Recognizing God as the architect of blessing


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The Voice from the Top of the Stairs

Introduction

There's a story oft-told on the Internet—true or not, I don't know—about Susan, a 34-year-old woman who lost her sight due to ...


Trusting in the God who is near


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Odd Man Out

Introduction

Some wedding requests pose a dilemma for pastors. Most of us will not officiate at a wedding between a believer and an unbeliever, believing ...


Recognizing the immense value of God's blessing


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The Strange Blessing of God

Introduction

Do you live a blessed life? I did a Google search on the phrase, "I live a blessed life." I stumbled upon one guy who wrote, "I live a blessed ...


Making sure you don't manhandle the blessing of God


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Take the Risk

From the editor:

As the country sinks further and further into a time of recession, financial issues will be weighing heavily on the minds of listeners. ...


Tithing is risky business, but it begins with the heart.


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Cross Over

Introduction

It was an ordinary day of commuting Cameron Hollopeter. The 20-year-old film student made his way down the steps into a New York City subway ...


When you come upon people in pain


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Taming the Beast

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

Introduction

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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Cravings and Conflicts

Text: James 4:1–2
Topic: Identifying and addressing the source of conflict

Introduction

There is a relational conflict in your immediate future. You ...


The source of all conflict is internal craving, but we can experience reconciliation by humbling ourselves before God and others.


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Wrestling with God

Introduction

Soon after my wife and I married, we began decorating our house by putting things on the walls. When we came to the kitchen, I came up with ...


We find our identity and value in God when we are honest enough to wrestle with him.


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How to Make the Holy Spirit Happy

Introduction:

Author Edgar Jackson gives this poignant description of grief:

Grief is a young widow trying to raise her three children, alone. Grief is ...


We can make the Holy Spirit happy by living as God intends us to live.


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Don't You Believe It! Our Lives Are Not Our Own

Introduction:

A new missionary recruit went to Venezuela for the first time. He was struggling with language and didn't understand a whole lot of what ...


The command to not murder is more than a prohibition against unjust killing; it is the command for us to cherish human life—every human life—just as God does.


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Happiness Is Not the Goal

Introduction:

We're in the second of a series of messages on the Ten Commandments. We started last Sunday with a look at what is, in the Hebrew mindset, ...


Of the many idols we may worship, idolizing our own happiness is the most dangerous.


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Let's Talk About Money

Do you realize Jesus had a lot to say about money? He talks very bluntly about money. He talks very bluntly about things. One day a fellow came to him ...


We need to invest in eternity by giving to God first


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