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The Struggle - Romans 7:14-25 - Jun 6, 1993 - 453

I would like to begin with three observations about this famous text. Observation number one is this: Romans 7 is a passage that grips us because we understand exactly what it is saying. We see ourselves in it. When Romans 7 is read everyone understands and says, “Amen, yes, that’s r ... More

No Condemnation - Romans 8:1 - May 9, 2013 - 1484

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1).A few days ago I posted a Facebook status update that was actually a quote taken from this sermon:“For those who are in Christ Jesus, now, today, not tomorrow, not next week, not next year, but ... More

No Condemnation - Romans 8:1-4 - Jun 13, 1993 - 450

Do you have a favorite chapter of the Bible? That is, do you have a chapter that is so special to you, that if you could only choose one, this would be the one that you would choose? About 40 years ago Dr. Donald Gray Barnhouse decided to ask a group of Christian leaders to name their favorite cha ... More

Whatever Became of Sin? - Romans 7:7-13 - May 30, 1993 - 449

In 1990, Life Magazine published an article naming the 100 most significant individuals of the 20th century. Many of the names are familiar, but one may be new to you—Karl Menninger. You may not recognize his name unless you are a student of modern psychiatry. Dr. Menninger wrote a number o ... More

Anatomy of a Backslider - Genesis 20 - Jun 9, 1996 - 27

One of the great proofs of the supernatural origin of the Bible it that it tells the truth about people. As you read the Bible, you will find that it discloses the whole range of human activity—including the dark side. On the pages of God’s Word, you will find stories of murder, theft, ... More

The Sin No One Will Admit - Exodus 20:17 - Aug 16, 1992 - 723

We begin the final message in this series with the text of the Tenth Commandment: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” The key w ... More

We Shall Be Like Him: The Purifying Hope of Christ's Return - I John 3:1-3 - Dec 9, 2001 - 694

Shortly before his recent death, ex-Beatle George Harrison was asked about his spiritual journey. The question was apt since it was Harrison who introduced the Beatles to Eastern religion in the 60s and (after the group broke up) wrote the song My Sweet Lord (a hymn of praise to the Hindu deity Kris ... More

The Second Law: God Doesn't Need Us But We Desperately Need Him - Feb 17, 2002

Last Sunday we started a new sermon series called The Seven Laws of the Spiritual Life. In this series we are discovering the basic principles of the Christian life that meet us where we are and take us all the way to heaven. The First Law teaches us a fundamental truth: He’s God and We’ ... More

The Sixth Law: There is No Growth Without Struggle - James 1:2-4 - Apr 7, 2002 - 555

Life is hard. Does anyone reading these words have any question about that? I didn’t think so. Because we live in a fallen world, nothing works the way it’s supposed to. Sin has stained every part of the physical universe. And sin has deeply infected the human bloodstream. Things break. ... More

Remarried and Happy at Last! - Romans 7:1-6 - Jan 7, 1993 - 448

This question is for those who are married: When was the last time you sat down with your husband or wife and told the story of how you met and fell in love? How long has it been since you remembered your first kiss? The way you got engaged? The story of your wedding day? The crazy things that happe ... More

Why We Pray - Romans 15:30-33 - Aug 30, 2007 - 743

A quarter-century ago, when we were living in the Los Angeles area, I attended an all-day seminar on prayer led by Warren Wiersbe. Those who know Dr. Wiersbe will not be surprised when I say that it was an extremely profitable day. I still remember his first words. He looked at us for a moment as if ... More

Church of the Pathetic Losers - Jun 10, 2001

CHURCH OF THE PATHETIC LOSERS by Ray Pritchard It’s been quite a while since I’ve gotten as much response to a sermon as I received since last Sunday’s message. I mentioned Alistair Begg’s comment at the Pastor’s Conference that we are all “pathetic losers” who don ... More

Something New Under the Sun: Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Living - 32. ORIGINAL SIN - Mar 6, 2013

You Will Be My Witnesses: God's Job Description for Every Christian - Acts 1:8 - Mar 15, 1998 - 632

I first heard the question 27 years ago from my friend, Ben Wilkinson, a Presbyterian evangelist. He came to the First Presbyterian Church of Russellville, Alabama for a week of evangelistic meetings. During the mornings he trained a team of young people to share the gospel door to door. Although it ... More

Clarification of Certain Doctrinal and Practical Issues - Various - May 23, 1996 - 563

The following material is presented by the Elders as a means of clarifying the church’s position on certain issues. As you read this, please remember that this is not meant to be a comprehensive statement of what we believe in every area. You may consult the Articles of Faith for a full statem ... More

Spiritual Warfare 101 - Genesis 14 / Hebrews 7 - Apr 21, 1996 - 17

On Friday a friend called and asked how my week had gone. After I told him, he said, “You won’t believe what’s happened to me this week.” First of all, he owed thousands of dollars in income tax that he hadn’t expected to pay. On top of that he had one catastrophe af ... More

How Your Life Can Change Those Around You - 1 Peter 2:11-12 - Nov 28, 2004 - 593

“Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us” (I Peter ... More

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