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Why I Believe in God

I believe in God because nothing in the universe makes sense without him. After all the arguments on both sides are finished, you still have to decide for yourself. You still have to choose. What choice have you made?

Text: Genesis 1:1
Sermon Series: What a Christian Believes
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The Truth About Same-Sex Marriage

My story today begins a long way from Oak Park, and a long way from our current controversies. In order […]

Text: Genesis 1:26-28; Revelation 22:17
Sermon Series: God Speaks Today
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Image is Everything: Highly Valued, Deeply Fallen, Greatly Loved

Upon reading these verses, the thought comes to mind that we’re not in Eden anymore. Whatever else you can say […]

Text: Genesis 1:26-28
Sermon Series: First Things: The Amazing True Story of How the World Came to Be (Genesis 1-11)
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Fact or Fable in Genesis: Was the World Really Created in Six Days?

Did the events described in Genesis 1-11 really happen? Does it matter? The answer is yes to both questions. They really happened and it really matters because ideas have consequences. What you believe about where you came from will radically impact the purpose of your life.

Text: Genesis 1:1-2:3
Sermon Series: First Things: The Amazing True Story of How the World Came to Be (Genesis 1-11)
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“In the Beginning”: The Most Important Verse in the Bible

True faith must begin with the very first verse of the Bible. If you can believe Genesis 1:1, you won’t have any problems with the rest of the Bible. Truth begins with God. That’s why the Bible begins with this verse.

Text: Genesis 1:1
Sermon Series: First Things: The Amazing True Story of How the World Came to Be (Genesis 1-11)
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A Place to Begin

“True and substantial wisdom principally consists of two parts; the knowledge of God, and the knowledge of ourselves.” With this […]

Text: Genesis 1:1; John 17:3
Sermon Series: How To Be Right With God
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What About Creation and Evolution?

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” First sentences matter. Every writer knows that the very first […]

Text: Genesis 1:1
Sermon Series: Sermons I Always Wanted To Hear
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Darwin’s Delusion: Why I Believe in Creation

If we start with the biblical record, we find it fundamentally incompatible with evolutionary naturalism. Three words summarize where we come from–created, not evolved. We need to teach those three words to our children and make them a bulwark of our own personal faith.

Text: Genesis 1
Sermon Series: Why I Believe
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Too Young To Die: Confronting the Tragedy of Suicide

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10 The devil is a thief. He steals, he kills, he destroys. Everything he touches turns to death. Behind every suicide is the laughing face of Satan, rejoicing that he has found another victim. But when Jesus comes in, he brings life! The only life worth living is the life that is found in Jesus Christ. His life is free, eternal and abundant.

Text: Genesis 1:26-27; Deuteronomy 30; John 10:10
Sermon Series: Critical Issues
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Men and Women in Biblical Perspective

I find myself in a peculiar position this morning. No matter what I say, or how carefully I say it, […]

Text: Genesis 1-3
Sermon Series: Critical Issues