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Decision

Introduction

For the last couple of weeks we have opened the front door wide open to the topic of reconciliation. Each week we've gone to the foot of the ...


Doing what's right


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Praying Our Hate

The story behind the sermon (from Darrell Johnson)

This sermon was the second in a series for the summer on "Praying the Psalms in the City." I preached ...


As we pray our hurt and even our hate, Jesus can free us to love our enemies.


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God's Courtroom

Introduction

I have a confession to make. It's going to date me, and for some of you, it's going to lower me in your esteem, but I'm going to say it anyway. ...


God judges righteously the evil of the world.


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God's Sacrifice

Introduction

I went to a university that was known for its basketball team. The students who attended the games (like me), were known as the sixth man ...


God's judgment will come, but he has provided a way of safety.


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What Makes You Happy?

In John's first letter of correspondence to the churches, there are some troublesome verses. First John 4:9-10 is not difficult: "This is how God showed ...


God's love is made visible when we don't delight in evil and we rejoice in truth.


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A Prescription for the Spiritually Challenged

Introduction

I'm musically challenged—anyone who knows me will tell you that. Even people who don't know me know I'm musically challenged. When I ...


God calls "spiritually challenged" people to show love through forgiveness.


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Measuring the Clouds

Introduction

Turn in your Bible to Matthew chapter 5, beginning with verse 38. Jesus says: "You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for ...


In order to experience a true change in our hearts, we must see the world like Jesus sees it.


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Release Resentment

Introduction

It may have been King David's lowest moment. His son Absalom was leading a revolution against him. Absalom was a charmer and had convinced ...



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Why It's Hard to Worship

Introduction

A few years ago, songwriter Michael Card wrote a book and recorded an album focusing on the subject of lament. The project grew out of a series ...


Studying lament in Psalm 137


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Moving Towards Reconciliation
Moving Towards Reconciliation

Introduction

Victor Hugo's novel, Les Miserables, is a story about Jean Valjean, who was sentenced to a nineteen-year prison term for stealing a loaf of ...


Bless as You Have Been Blessed


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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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How Do We Handle Dangerous People?
How Do We Handle Dangerous People?

From the editor

When people gather for worship on a Saturday night or Sunday morning, they bring with them their questions. The questions vary, but it's ...


Jesus creates the way so that when God destroys evil he doesn't have to destroy you.


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David's Last Words

Introduction

A life is a terrible thing to waste. In his life saving book, Don't Waste Your Life, John Piper recounts a story his father often told in ...


We cannot waste our lives if we obey the Word of God.


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Annihilate the Amalekites

From the editor:

One of the chief hang-ups people have with God is the wrath he pours out in the Old Testament. How can a loving God call for the slaying ...


The wrath God exhibits in the Old Testament is true to his merciful and just character.


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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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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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It's Not Thinking Less of Yourself; It's Thinking of Yourself Less

Introduction

A few years ago, one of my students was speaking to our class about his denominational background. He told the class that the average church ...


How to maintain harmony in the church


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Releasing Resentment

Text: John 21:15–22; 1 Corinthians 13:5
Topic: How we forgive those who hurt us

Introduction

It may have been King David's lowest moment: His son Absalom ...


Resentment will destroy us, but Christ empowers us to forgive.


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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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Reactions to Evil

Introduction

John Roth tells what happened to him late one night on a commuter train in Hamburg, Germany. John says:

The train car was completely empty ...

Christians should respond to evil by acting in love on the side of truth.


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Finding Your Missing Peace

Introduction

In 1934, Hitler's plague of anti-Semitism was spreading throughout Europe like wildfire. Some would escape it. Millions would die from it. ...


Peacemakers build bridges of reconciliation to others by following the biblical principles of our peacemaking, peace-loving God.


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