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R-Rated: The Bible's Flawed Superman
R-Rated: The Bible's Flawed Superman

Introduction

There are a lot of heroes in the Bible, but there's really only one superhero, and that's Samson. If you think about it, Samson ...


God takes sinful people and turns them into true heroes.


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R-Rated: Eating with God
R-Rated: Eating with God

Introduction

Read (Leviticus 3:1-17)

I'm going to go way out on a limb here and guess that not many of you are thinking at this point, Not another ...


Old Testament sacrifices point us to deeper love and joy in covenant and community.


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R-Rated: Sacrificing Our Children to the Gods of this World
R-Rated: Sacrificing Our Children to the Gods of this World

Introduction

We see in Romans 13 that the whole law is fulfilled in one statement: "Love your neighbor as yourself." The reason it says ...


Molech worship is alive and well but Christ's grace is greater than our sin.


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R-Rated: Rated R for Redemption
R-Rated: Rated R for Redemption

Introduction

(Read Joshua 2:1-20)

In 144 AD, the church father Marcion was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church in Rome, Italy, because he held ...


God can redeem any person out of any situation.


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R-Rated: Cut Up Your Rebellion
R-Rated: Cut Up Your Rebellion

Introduction

(Read 1 Samuel 15)

In a presidential election year you're going to hear a lot, from various candidates trying to be President, about ...


God brings peace through our obedience to Christ.


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R-Rated: Genocide and Jericho
R-Rated: Genocide and Jericho

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I think if you're at all human, there are tensions that come up. The idea of genocide, or of this powerful people massacring innocents, ...


God's plan is to evict the world of sin.


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Round Yon Violence
Round Yon Violence

Introduction

I've learned in my life that there are some people who will say just about anything to a pregnant woman. When my wife Maria was pregnant, ...


Christmas is God making war against sin.


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The Future and Forgetting

Introduction

Most historians agree that the two most influential leaders of the early church were Simon Peter, the big fisherman, and Saul of Tarsus, who ...



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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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The Peace Jesus Brings
The Peace Jesus Brings

Introduction

In this Advent season, we are looking at the theme of God's promise of better days for our lives. That is the hope of Advent and Christmas, ...


Micah predicts the coming Messiah.


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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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Putting the Kingdom First

Introduction

In an article entitled "A new kind of urban Christian," Tim Keller argues that "Christians should be a dynamic counterculture. It is not enough ...


This world is passing; use God's good gifts for his kingdom.


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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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A Man Like Us and a God Who Lives

Introduction

Elijah is one of the Bible's most dramatic characters, because he experienced the light of God's presence even when everything around him ...


No matter how dark the world becomes, God brings the light through people who believe in him.


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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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The Promise of Better Days

Introduction

As a 5th grader at Cornelia Elementary School in Edina, Minnesota, I always felt sorry for a fellow student named Gary. With his high squeaky ...


Jesus is the Prince of Peace.


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Cravings and Conflicts

Text: James 4:1–2
Topic: Identifying and addressing the source of conflict

Introduction

There is a relational conflict in your immediate future. You ...


The source of all conflict is internal craving, but we can experience reconciliation by humbling ourselves before God and others.


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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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Battered into Submission

Introduction

Not long ago, someone said to me, "I've never heard a sermon about violence in the home. I've never heard the preacher pray about it. I've ...


Domestic violence is an unqualified evil.


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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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The Grieving Heart of God

Introduction

On the first day teaching his class for 250 college freshmen, R. C. Sproul carefully explained the assignment of three term papers. Each paper ...


Divine judgment is sprinkled with the tears of divine pain.


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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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And Let It Begin With Me

Introduction:

Listening to newscasts these days can make your heart grow heavy. There seem to be more problems than there are solutions. Personal relationships, ...


Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.


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Blood in Bethlehem

Two weeks ago NPR carried a story about plans to spruce up Bethlehem, the dusty little Palestinian town of Jesus' Nativity. Tourists take the bus from ...


Jesus saves us from the terrible condition we are really in.


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