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The Church at War
The Church at War

Introduction

If you have a Bible, and I hope you do, I invite you to open with me to 1 Timothy 6, as we prepare to finish out tonight our journey through ...


We're in a constant spiritual war. But Christ has already won the victory.


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Take Me to Your Leader

Let's look at today's text together:

Now the Philistines fought against Israel, and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines and fell slain on Mount ...

In our unfaithfulness, Jesus shines as the faithful King.


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Heroes

You may be familiar with the St. Crispin Day speech in Shakespeare's Henry V. King Henry is rallying the ragtag army—stirring them to fight a seemingly ...


We fight for a King who we know will prevail.


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Satan Strikes Out

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In the second half of Mark's sermon, he shares that C. S. Lewis once wrote that we often fall prey to two equal yet opposite errors concerning ...


We mustn't fear Satan; we must overcome him.


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If Christ Had Not Come

Several years ago, a group of historians met and asked a number of intriguing questions. What if the Moors had won in the great historic battle in Spain? ...



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The World's Greatest Step

The story behind the sermon (from John Ortberg):

For Easter I wanted to present some of N. T. Wright's material on the Resurrection. I love his work on ...


The story of the resurrection is not just good news; it's true news.


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Why Worry?
Why Worry?

Introduction

We're probably all familiar with the story of Howard Hughes. Hughes was a big-time businessman who dabbled in oil, entertainment, and ...


Make up your mind to glorify Christ today by making a decision not to worry.


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Death Is Life

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Easter draws closer and closer (April 4), and we're here to help out with sermon ideas to inspire you in your own preaching. This week ...


Life isn't really life, and death isn't really death. But death is life.


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Worth Your Attention

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More helpful resources for Easter! This week we're featuring a message from Mike Woodruff, pastor of Christ Church Lake Forest in Lake ...


In an age of information overload, we need to pay careful attention to the message of the Resurrection.


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The Last Enemy

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This week we continue to roll out great Easter resources to help inspire ideas for your own preaching. Below is a sermon by Donald Sunukjian ...


We must put our faith in the one who has conquered our greatest enemy.


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Easter: The Benefits Package

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This week we are featuring Leith Anderson's Easter sermon from 2009 to help inspire ideas for your own sermon for Easter 2010. As you ...


The benefits of the Resurrection are great, but salvation from sin forever is the goal.


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If God Is Great, Where Is He in World of Suffering?

Introduction

Of all the reasons for rejecting the claims of Christianity, the one most frequently offered comes in the form of a question: "If God is so ...


A cross of loss can be gathered up into God's redemptive plan.


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If God Is Great, Where Is He in a World of Suffering?

Text: Matthew 27:27-46
Topic: Dealing with the reality of suffering

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Easter really isn't that far away—April 4, 2010—so we'll ...


A cross of loss can be gathered up into God's redemptive plan.


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God's Protection and Delight


Zephaniah paints a picture of love.


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Just Say Yes

Introduction

Back in the 1980's, when drug use became epidemic among young people, and teen pregnancy and AIDS were on the rise, and gangs were turning ...


The Holy Spirit's role in self-control


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Big God/Little God

Introduction

When our first child was quite small, we used to ask her, "Laura, how big are you?" She wasn't even a year old—couldn't even hardly ...


Peace comes only when we understand the bigness of God.


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What Have We Done?

Introduction

After the Chicago Cubs lost their 96th baseball game in 2006, manager Dusty Baker, was called in to meet with the general manager. We all ...


When something has to change in your life, turn to your unchanging God and serve the Lord with all your heart.


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Prepare for God's Visitation
Prepare for God's Visitation

Introduction

I have a friend named John who is a medical doctor. He was once making a commercial flight across the Atlantic Ocean, when a teenage boy who ...


God's visitation demands a response.


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Expect God's Visitation

Introduction

In Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge lies down on Christmas Eve hoping to enjoy a good night's rest. In the course ...


God visits to test, punish, and bless his children.


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Secrets of Financial Contentment

Introduction

When I was a kid, my dad told me two stories all the time.

In the first one, a couple goes to Harvard University and asks to see the president, ...


Contentment is a daily decision about how you address your financial anxieties.


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A Strange Résumé

Introduction

It's the most dreaded question of the job interview, and when the time comes, you can't seem to push the words out of your mouth. "Tell me," ...


God turns our weakness into incredible strength.


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Beyond Comfort

Introduction

Where do you turn for comfort when you encounter loss, pain, or disappointment? Some people turn to food. For some reason, certain foods—like ...


God gives comfort enough to share.


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Unbreakable?

Introduction

M. Night Shyamalan's film Unbreakable begins with a train wreck. Everyone on board is killed—over a hundred people—except for ...


We demonstrate the power of Christ by enduring hardship.


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Facing Off Without Falling Apart

Introduction

In Acts 4 we witness an epic battle between a David-like underdog and a behemoth giant. In one corner you have two unschooled, unimpressive ...


Seven principles for proclaiming the gospel in hostile territory.


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Warriors on Their Couches

Introduction

The account of David and Bathsheba in 2 Samuel 11 begins this way:

In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David ...

We battle spiritual powers through mercy in Jesus' name.


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Life on Wings

Introduction

The biblical image of the kind of life Christians are called to live is, "The way of an eagle in the air." I have lots of experience with ...


To live in victory, we must be reborn in Christ and yielded to the Holy Spirit.


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How to Live Beyond Yourself

Introduction

I don't know if you are like me, but I imagine you are. I imagine there are times in which you feel boxed in by life; not only by what others ...


We can experience fullness of life by acknowledging our weakness, putting our past behind us, striving toward a worthy goal, and going for broke.


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All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Suffering Triumphantly Until I Died

Introduction

In All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Robert L. Fulghum writes:

All I really need to know about how to live and what to do ...

To know Christ, we must share in his sufferings.


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Where's the "Gift Return" Receipt?

Introduction

Let's suppose there's a small town on the edge of Iraq, near the Saudi border. Let's call the town Mosel. It's a small community with no other ...


How to appreciate the gift of suffering


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It's All About You, Lord

Introduction

A poet once complained to a friend, "Life's not fair. A banker can write a bad poem, and nobody says anything about it. But if a poet writes ...


Judging our circumstances from God's perspective


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I Will Build My Church

Introduction

I entered the ministry with my eyes wide open. Two great-grandfathers were preachers—one a circuit rider, the other a lay preacher. Both ...


We can find comfort in Christ's promise to build his church.


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The Process of Transformation

Text: 1 John 3:1–10
Topic: How to attain holiness

Introduction

Imagine that you've been asked to write a book on marriage. Your publisher says, "We ...


Christians defeat sin by abiding in Christ.


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If Jesus Had Never Been Born ...

Text: John 1:14–18
Topic: What the world would be like if Jesus had not been born

Introduction

Several years ago, a group of historians met and asked ...


If Jesus had never been born, we would not know God, and we would have no victory over sin, evil, and death.


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The Most Unlikely One

Introduction:

An organization advertised for climbers interested in setting new records for climbing the highest point in each of the fifty United States ...


God uses the most unlikely characters to play leading roles in the unfolding drama of his saving purposes.


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What's So Great About Easter?

As we have been engaged in the war with Iraq over the past several weeks, one thing that our leaders have said again and again is that our purpose in ...


Jesus conquered death, so that through him, we can conquer life.


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Bouncing Back From Defeat

In the final days of Jesus' ministry, it appeared to the disciples that everything they worked for had fallen apart. During the course of his ministry, ...


God can turn any defeat into victory.


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We're More Than Conquerors

I grew up in Oklahoma, where Oklahoma Sooner football was (for some) not just a way of life, but the very meaning of life. That's because in the 1970's ...


The ability to overcome sin—to be more than a conqueror—is a matter of finding strength in God's goodness.


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Your Greatest Victory

 

It's an exciting thing to be loved by God. And 1 Corinthians 15 is an exciting part of God's Word because it tells how God loves us and how ...


The resurrection gives us victory over sin, over death, and even over time itself by giving us eternal life.


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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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