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How to Live When You Learn You Aren’t a Super-Hero
How to Live When You Learn You Aren’t a Super-Hero

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I’ve been a pastor for over 27 years, but during that time I’ve always worked as a low-level, volunteer superhero. This is true. ...


In the midst of life’s woundability, what is your foundation?


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God's Love for the Unborn
God's Love for the Unborn

Introduction

Several years before I became the pastor here [at Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC], my predecessor was talking to a group of people at the church, ...


God loves unborn children and calls on us to do the same.


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New Eyes for New Life

Please turn in your Bibles to Mark 10:46-52, which we identify as the account of a young man who was blind named Bartimaeus. Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem ...


Jesus can declare his glory through our worst liabilities and limitations.


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Finding God in the Dark

Introduction

Surely you know the Chronicles of Narnia movies, right? Well, those movies actually come from children's novels written by C. S. Lewis. The ...


By bringing our laments to God, we engage God and declare our trust in him.


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Believe the Blessing

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Ten years ago I had an experience that changed my life in a profound way. I was working at a Christian camp in the mountains of L.A. I lived ...


In Jacob's life, we see how God disrupts, wounds, and blesses us so we can bless the world.


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The Deep Truth

Introduction

Back in 1899, four reporters from four different Denver newspapers didn't have a story for the morning paper. They decided to make up a story—to ...


Taking the ninth commandment to heart


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Who Can We Trust?

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Here is another sermon from one of our featured preachers, David Anderson. Anderson uses the story of Samson and Delilah to explore issues ...


To overcome sin, we must admit to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.


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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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Torn by Pain

Introduction

In 1997 Sara McLachlan wrote a song entitled "Dear God." It's a searing complaint against God—raw, brutally honest, and irreverent. ...


Humans need to lament their losses.


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Freedom

Introduction

In the summer of my 11th year of life, I learned the power and joy of surrender. It happened in Minnesota at the Edina community swimming ...


Surrender Your Life


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Desperate Hearts

Introduction

Some years ago I experienced something that just about every stressed-out, 40-something American male experiences - chest pains. You know, ...


Being poor in spirit isn't a virtue to aspire to; it's a condition to confess.


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The Strangest Gift

Introduction

In her book Tramp for the Lord, Corrie ten Boom tells the story of an old woman she met in Russia in the time of the Communist persecution ...


It is in our weaknesses that Christ is most clearly revealed.


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The House of Love
The House of Love

Introduction

This message concludes our series on the four best places to live. We've looked at the House of Worship, the House of Prayer, and the House ...


The one power that can conquer hatred, cast out fear, overcome evil, and endure through time is love.


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Comfort for the Troubled Heart

Introduction

The Allies had planned Operation Overlord for years, amassing vast armies, an incredible navy, and enough arms to release Europe from the ...


The cure for turmoil of the soul is trust in God's character and obedience to him.


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When Life Crowds You Out

Introduction

On the wall of a subway in New York City was an advertising poster that depicted a dignified older gentleman recommending a particular product. ...


We find acceptance in Jesus when we acknowledge our loneliness, cry out for help, and respond to Jesus' openness.


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Wrestling with God

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Soon after my wife and I married, we began decorating our house by putting things on the walls. When we came to the kitchen, I came up with ...


We find our identity and value in God when we are honest enough to wrestle with him.


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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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We Don't Have Men Like That

Introduction

[Editorial comment: Sunukjian delivers this sermon as a first-person narrative. References to props or stage directions will appear in italics.] ...


We are called to live in service to the King.


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The Lord Is My Shepherd
The Lord Is My Shepherd

Introduction

I don't know much about sheep. I was born and raised in the suburbs, and we didn't have sheep. In fact, they were probably illegal. ...


When we say, "The Lord is my shepherd," we acknowledge our dependence upon him, his ownership of us, and our personal relationship with him.


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Born to Live

Jesus is enjoying the most exhilarating moment of his life. He has just finished being the guest of honor in the Palm Sunday parade. His archenemies, ...


God meets us at our point of vulnerability


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