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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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"Gay" Myths

Homosexuality is probably the most emotionally divisive issue facing our nation. It's a hot topic, as a range of Newsweek covers on the issue suggests: January ...


Since homosexuality is outside of God's will, we must deal with those desires just like any other sinful temptation.


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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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When Sin Creeps In

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If you remove the first three chapters of Genesis, anything goes. So much foundational theology is packed into those seminal verses. One ...


Sin is costly, but Jesus has come.


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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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The Great Escape

Look in your Bibles at 1 Corinthians 10:13. Paul says, "No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not ...


The things that tempt us are common to all mankind, and God promises to help us not yield to those temptations.


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How to Triumph Over Temptations

 

Somebody will lay out something and tell you, "Don't touch it." Every one of us at one time has been in that situation. ...


The book of James gives us a number of solid principles for avoiding going down the path of temptation toward sin and spiritual death.


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Combining Conviction and Compassion

What does the Bible teach about homosexuality? Since I have been at this church, I have had to answer this question as well as a number of related questions ...


Homosexuality is not God's design or will, but a reflection of the broken sinfulness of humanity.


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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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