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In the Image of God
In the Image of God

Introduction

I grew up in a small community. As a teenager I can remember jokes being told on the school playground about people based on the color of ...


God values all people.


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Spirit of Adoption—Found
Spirit of Adoption—Found

Introduction

So it’s 11 in the morning, and a little boy is called to the head teacher’s office. Sadly, this little boy knows the way very ...


Just as we have been adopted by God, adoption and foster care of vulnerable children is a calling of the church.


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God Hasn't Turned His Back
God Hasn't Turned His Back

Back Story to the Sermon

(Editor's Note: Preaching Today asked Pastor Dan Meyer to tell use the reason he decided to speak about the shootings that took ...


We can't fix our world's problems, but we can lament—and hope.


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America: It's Time for a New Song
America: It's Time for a New Song

Introduction

We all stand privy to the tragic and horrific developments of the shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas. Unfortunately, it's not the ...


We know how the old song of sin and brokenness goes. It's time to sing something new.


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Blessing the World and Ourselves, Too

The Story Behind the Sermon (by Bill Haley)

Why is it important to preach on social justice? It's important to preach on social justice for the simplest ...


Practice justice, like God himself, and you will be blessed and you will bless the world.


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Behind the Headlines
Behind the Headlines

Introduction

I'd like to begin with a reading from John 8:2-11.

At dawn Jesus appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around ...

The best way to address abortion is to overwhelm our culture with love.


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The Hunger that Satisfies

Introduction

We all want to be happy. And Jesus tells us how. In Matthew 5:6, Jesus says, "Blessed [or happy] are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, ...


The world promises a "filling" that never satisfies; Jesus gives a hunger that truly satisfies.


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Brother, Interrupted

Introduction: A tale of two brothers

In 1989, two brothers from Boston started a T-shirt business. For five years Bert and John traveled the East Coast, ...


Jesus called us to his kingdom so we may do good for the world.


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Consequential Strangers

Introduction: Everyday people

So who have you bumped into lately? Think for a minute about the multitude of people—strangers or acquaintances—whose ...


Seeing others as Jesus sees them


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A Hard Saying

Introduction: A hard saying

This morning we come to one of the hard sayings of Jesus. There are quite a few of them, actually. I have a book on my shelf ...


Doing good to the least of these


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No Strings Attached

Introduction

For the last several weeks, we've been sowing the seeds of a revolution around here. Being in Massachusetts, this area is familiar with revolutionary ...


Doing good for the kingdom of God


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What Can One Person Do?

Introduction: What now?

For five weeks we have been teaching ourselves to see what Jesus sees and feel what Jesus feels, as we make our way through our ...


Giving what we have for Jesus


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WWJS?

Introduction: Shouldn't we be saying something?

There are certain words or phrases that are almost guaranteed to make people really uncomfortable: root ...


Communicating the Good News as Jesus would


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Brothers, Interrupted

The story behind the sermon (from Bryan Wilkerson):

This sermon was preached early in September to launch our ministry focus for the year, which we're ...


Jesus called us to his kingdom so we may do good for the world.


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Rebuilding the Walls

Introduction

In the countryside near Leicester, England, there stands an ancient church whose walls are inscribed with an eloquent memorial. The inscription ...


The Israelites' recovery from calamity serves as an example of what we can do today.


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It's About the People
It's About the People

Introduction

Recently our church softball thoroughly trounced our opponents. The game ended with what's called the mercy rule: when one team is ahead ...


True worship results in justice.


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The Flames of Heaven

Text: Revelation 21:1–3
Topic: What would happen if heaven crashed into earth

Introduction

In Revelation 21:1–3, John gives us a glimpse—a ...


The flames of heaven will illuminate, expose, and refine our lives on Earth.


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Weighing Others Heavy

Text: Exodus 20:13; Matthew 5:21–24; Romans 12:14–21; Romans 13:8–10
Topic: How to apply the sixth commandment

Introduction

The sixth commandment ...


The sixth commandment is ultimately positive: treat all people with love and respect.


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Doing Justice
Doing Justice

Introduction

I want to talk to you about a concern that lies at the heart of the Prophets, but let's start with a question. Think about the basic human ...


Our response to the injustice highlighted by the Prophets should be to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God.


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Stewards of Just-Us or Justice?
Stewards of Just-Us or Justice?

I graduated from college over 20 years ago now. As communication majors, one of the things we learned is that people respond to positive messages and ...


Christians need to actively work for social justice on both a small and large scale.


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Stewards of Just-Us or Justice

Text: Malachi 2:17–3:5
Topic: What Christians should do about social justice

Introduction

I graduated from college over 20 years ago. As communication ...


Christians need to actively work for social justice on both a small and large scale.


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A Deeply Moving Religious Experience

It was Pentecost Sunday and I had been invited to speak at Washington Cathedral on that occasion because my background has something to do with earthquake, ...


We are responsible to live out the full meaning of God's dream for our lives.


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God's Compassion for Sinners

I have never known a time when Christians have been more mad about more things than we are now. Over the last 30 years, something dramatic has happened in ...


Christ exemplified compassion toward sinful people.


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