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The Beauty of Sacrifice
The Beauty of Sacrifice

Introduction

On October 1, 2017, as a shooter was spraying the field where concertgoers were attending a country western concert in Las Vegas, there was ...


Jesus sets the ultimate beautiful example of a life of sacrifice for others.


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Greed and Envy: The Twin Terrors
Greed and Envy: The Twin Terrors

Introduction

Let's begin with a story I read in The New York Times. It's a story told by a young Wall Street trader who found himself addicted to money—not ...


When we set our sights on God, we're freed from greed and envy by practicing generosity and gratitude.


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Freedom from Lust
Freedom from Lust

Introduction

The voices of lust are varied—young and old, male and female, single and married—but all of them are strained, brittle, and sad. ...


What we were made for, what we long for, is something greater.


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It's Not About Me
It's Not About Me

Introduction

"What is it, Doc? What do I have? What's wrong with me?"

It's a question we all ask ourselves from time to time. When we ...


When we remember who we are before God and in Christ, we're freed.


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God Is Present and Powerful

Introduction: Our struggle with sin

We've been trying to renew together our vision of who God really is. Everything good in life flows from the person ...


Becoming who we are in Christ


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Learning from Tiger Woods

From the editor

In late November 2009, a series of events led to a bevy of stories about infidelities on the part of golf's greatest player, Tiger ...


Let's find satisfaction in God alone, keep in mind that our sin will always find us out, and surround ourselves with good friends to keep us in check.


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The Lostness of Humankind

Text: Romans 1:18-25Topic: A look at mankind's journey through rejection, separation, domination, and condemnation—and his opportunity for redemption ...


Jesus came not to make bad people good, but to make dead people live.


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Is There Any Hope When God's People Fail?

From the editor

As a part of our Getting the Gospel Right theme in the Skills section, we are currently featuring an article by Steven Mathewson, entitled ...


God's people fall into heinous sin, even against each other, but God's grace is sufficient to restore us.


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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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Redneck Christmas

Editor's note: The following monologue is delivered in character by a shepherd named Larry. There was a live nativity scene on stage for the Children's ...


To understand Christmas, we must understand God's holiness and admit our sinfulness.


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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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Cain-R-Us

Introduction

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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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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Beyond Will and Grace
Beyond Will and Grace

Texts: Genesis 1:1–2:28; Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13; Romans 1:24–26; 1 Corinthians 6:9
Topic: What should we think about homosexuality?


When considering the issue of homosexuality, we must push past the will and grace of primetime to embrace the will and grace of God.


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I Have a Dark Side I Must Understand

Introduction

Mark Twain once said, "We're all like the moon—we have a dark side." I think his analysis of human nature was right on target. Deep down ...


We all have a sinful nature, and we need Christ's salvation to overcome it.


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The Truth About Forgiveness

Text: 1 John 1:1–10
Topic: Why we need forgiveness

Introduction

First John is a book of certainties. The word know appears frequently throughout its ...


God offers us total forgiveness of our sin so that we can learn to walk in the light with him.


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I Struggle With a Certain Sin Often. Will God Forgive Me?

Introduction

Here is today's question in the complete words of the person who submitted it: "I struggle with a certain sin often. Will God forgive me? ...


A fresh look at God's response to habitual sin


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The Way We Were

Introduction

 

When I was about 11 years old, I almost drowned. I was swimming in the pool at summer camp with my friends from church. I had graduated ...


When we consider the way we were, it helps us see in a whole new light the way we are, by the grace of God.


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The Frustration of Doing Good

Most of us Americans see ourselves as flexible, innovative, and open to change. Contrary to the people who live in the Old World, we see ourselves as ...


The apostle Paul eloquently explains how the law causes us to do the very things we don't want to do—clearly accentuating our need for grace.


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