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How Good Christians Sometimes Do the Devil’s Work

As it was for Peter, so it will be for all of us. Our strengths and our weaknesses lie side by side. If we live on the level of our emotions, we may find ourselves actually opposing Jesus. If we think that our understanding equals God’s will, we are bound to fall into many grievous errors.

Text: Matthew 16:21-23
Sermon Series: Beyond Denial: Finding Ourselves in Peter’s Story
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Born of a Virgin

Christmas is an amazing time of year. Yesterday I ran across a statement that sums it up: “Isn’t it amazing […]

Text: Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23
Sermon Series: Christ BC
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Sleeping Together and Christ’s Global Cause

Why shouldn’t two adult Christians who happen to be divorced and have fallen in love—why shouldn’t they sleep together? That’s the question a man asked in an email. Here is my answer.

Sermon Series: Crucial Questions
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How to Be a Leader People Want to Follow

To be credible means that you are believable. To be authentic means that you are genuine and real, not a fake or phony. Put the words together and a credible, authentic leader is someone who can be trusted because he is what he professes to be. He is the real deal, what you see is what you get.

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If I Believe, Why Do I Doubt?

This is a sermon about a topic we rarely discuss in church. This is a sermon about doubt. As such, […]

Sermon Series: Standalone Messages
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The Hardest Prayer You Will Ever Pray

Some prayers are harder to pray than others. I learned that thirty-three years ago when my father died. One October […]

Text: Matthew 6:10
Sermon Series: Knowing God's Will
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Lessons for Modern-Day Sowers of the Word

Good soil can be hard to find, but when you find it, amazing things can happen.

Text: Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23
Sermon Series: Stories Jesus Told
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Grumblers Anonymous

This parable is not just teaching us about final rewards. It is also probing at the level of our motives. Why are we doing what we do? If it’s a straight reward you want, fine, you’ll get it. God will never cheat you. But that’s all you’ll get. And you’ll go to heaven grumbling all the way, always checking to see how you are doing compared with someone else – overestimating your own importance and underestimating the grace of God. But if you decide to do your work for the Lord’s sake alone, you will never be disappointed.

Text: Matthew 20:1-16
Sermon Series: Stories Jesus Told
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Ballistic Christianity

“Then He said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few…’ What did Jesus mean? He meant there were many people ready to be harvested for the Kingdom. All around us there are broken, bleeding, hurting people, ripped apart and left to die, they are ready to be reached if only someone will go to the harvest fields. If only someone will tell them about Jesus. Where are the harvest fields today? Let me name a few ….

Text: Matthew 9:35-38
Sermon Series: World Missions
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Dear Sarah: A Letter About Forgiveness at Christmastime

(A few days ago I received a letter that took over a month to finally reach me. It came from […]

Sermon Series: Christmas Messages
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