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No Hopeless Cases - Romans 11:11-16 - Jun 12, 2007 - 768

I first met Jacob Gartenhaus about forty years ago. When I was a teenager growing up in a small town in Alabama, our pastor invited Dr. Gartenhaus to speak to us on the subject of Jewish evangelism. It was the first time I had ever heard a Jewish Christian speak. It was also the first time I had hea ... More

How God Destroys Human Pride - I Corinthians 1:26-31 - Oct 12, 2003 - 665

What sort of people does God look for when he gets ready to populate heaven? If heaven has an admissions committee, what qualifications do committee members look for? That’s not an idle question. We tell our young people that before they apply to a particular college, they need to find out wha ... More

The Three Rookies: Christ Speaks to the Problem of Convenient Excuses - Luke 9:57-62 - Mar 18, 2001 - 119

I am writing these words at the end of our annual World Focus Week. Last Sunday many of our missionaries joined us for a few days as we focused on God’s work around the world. For the first time since becoming the pastor of this church 12 years ago, I was unable to take a significant part in o ... More

Burning the Plow - 1 Kings 19:19-21 - Mar 8, 2006 - 192

"It does not matter whether or not people understand us or think we are even sane as long as we are true to God. Obedience to him is the important thing.” Theodore EppElijah was not the most balanced man in the Bible. If you made a list of adjectives that described him, balanced would probably ... More

Can God Set a Table in the Wilderness? - Psalm 78:19 - May 22, 2011 - 1285

“They spoke against God, saying, ‘Can God spread a table in the desert?’” (Psalm 78:19). No, he can’t.God can’t set a table in the wilderness. Foolish question.The wilderness is where you go to die.  So the answer is no.God can’t set a table in the wild ... More

Marching Off the Map - Esther 4 - Oct 17, 1993 - 386

In our previous studies, we have uncovered some basic principles about God’s will: 1. God wants you to know his will more than you want to know it. 2. God himself takes personal responsibility to see that his will is done by us. 3. God’s will is revealed to us one step at a time. 4. ... More

God's Good vs. God's Best - Genesis 21:1-21 - Jun 16, 1996 - 23

Have you every wanted something very badly and waited a long time for it to happen, only to discover that when it did, things didn’t work out the way you thought they would? Most of us have had that kind of experience at least once, and some of us have been down that road many times. Perhaps ... More

Overcoming Discontentment - I Corinthians 7:17-35 - Dec 8, 2002 - 709

Ever since the beginning of creation, when the first creatures came from the hand of God, there has always been someone, somewhere, unhappy with his position in the universe. It all started with an angel named Lucifer, the brightest star of the heavenly firmament, who was not satisfied to be the ape ... More

The Treasure Principle - Matthew 6:19-34 - Apr 17, 2005 - 602

This is the second sermon in a two-part miniseries on God and our money. We’re doing this because we’re praying that God will help us pay off the remainder of the Legacy Campaign debt by Thanksgiving. Our greater goal is to get free of debt so we can move forward with our dream of becomi ... More

Why God Chooses Splendid Sinners and Lovable Losers - 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 - May 12, 2008 - 1153

I am not quite sure how I came to this sermon title, except that it started with an apparently random comment I heard recently when a good friend confessed to being a “repetitive sinner.” I pondered that expression because I hold this friend in high esteem as a truly godly person. I see ... More

Kingdoms in Conflict - Matthew 6:10 - Oct 6, 2009 - 1219

“Your kingdom come.” Matthew 6:10Before we begin: What is the kingdom of God? In what sense is it a present reality? In what sense is it yet to come? How would things be different if you had a “God invasion” in your life? Your family? Your workplace? Your neighborhood? Someti ... More

Experiencing God’s Love - Malachi 1:1-5 - Apr 27, 2003 - 1256

A man was having a hard time getting out of bed one Sunday morning. “Get up. It’s time to get ready for church!” He just grumbled and replied grumpily, “I don’t want to go to church today. Those people at church don’t like me. I don’t want to go.” She ... More

The ABC’s of Wisdom: Building Character with Solomon - Initiative - Jul 30, 2012

Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living - 18. I HATED LIFE - Aug 6, 2012


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