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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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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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A Song for All People
A Song for All People

Introduction

On a Sunday morning in 2013, two Muslim suicide bombers entered All Saints' Church in Peshawar, Pakistan and detonated the explosives, killing ...


God's love and faithfulness are for the whole world to know.


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Modern-day Slavery and Our True Liberator

The story behind the sermon (By R. York Moore)

Why preach on Human Trafficking I believe the Church has a moral obligation to press into the growing tragedy ...


In dealing with the unthinkable reality of modern-day slavery, we need our True Liberator to give us hope.


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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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The Dream and the Lamb's Agenda
The Dream and the Lamb's Agenda

Editor's Note: The following sermon was given on January 21, 2013 at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday Commemorative Service at Ebenezer ...


Our hope as a nation isn't in the hands of a donkey or an elephant; our hope rests in the Lamb of God.


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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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The Uncomfortable Truth of Easter
The Uncomfortable Truth of Easter

From the editor:

At the 2008 National Pastors Conference in San Diego, Preaching Today got to interview N. T. Wright about his book Surprised by Hope and ...


As Easter people, it is our duty to make Christ's kingdom and justice known in his world.


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Divine Revelation

Introduction

We've been in a series called "Can Smart People Believe in God?" Last week we had Dallas Willard with us to answer some tough questions, and ...


Six indicators of God's existence


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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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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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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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