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How Faith Works

The life of faith is inherently a life of risk. It is not for those timid souls who want to play it safe all the time. As long as we limit God to what we think he can do, we will never see anything great because our faith remains so small. But once we are willing to suspend our disbelief and renounce our skepticism, then and only then do we become candidates for a miracle.

Text: Luke 7:1-10
Sermon Series: Close Encounters with Jesus
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The Host Who Forgot His Manners: Christ Speaks to the Problem of Spiritual Pride

We might call this story “the preacher and the prostitute” because it’s a lesson about pride and humility. It’s also about how God welcomes those who aren’t ashamed to admit how much they need him. Only those who understand the depth of their own sinfulness can look with compassion and mercy on the men and women they meet every day.

Text: Luke 7:36-50
Sermon Series: Conversations with Jesus: Christ Speaks to Modern Problems
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How to Be a Great Lover

My text today is one of the great short stories of the Bible. Somebody like Steven Bochco could turn this […]

Text: Luke 7:36-50
Sermon Series: Absolute Praise (Psalm 103)Sermon Series: Close Encounters with Jesus