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Cheerfulness: The Healing Power of a Merry Heart

We all know people who struggle with sickness and weakness, yet when you go to see them, they cheer you up. On the other hand, we all know people who are sick and yet their spirit is crushed. When you go to see them, you feel worse when you leave than when you came, because they have sucked all the life out of you as well. There is a basic relationship between your mental attitude and your physical well-being. What is on the inside eventually manifests itself physically on the outside.

Text: Proverbs 17:22
Sermon Series: Street Smarts
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Courage: How to Face Down Your Fears

What is courage? It is facing and dealing with dangerous and difficult situations of life. I don’t want you to add courage. You already have courage. God put it in you the moment you came to Christ. Use the courage that God has given you. You already have victory in Jesus Christ. Now live in that victory. You already have power. Use the power that God has given you.

Text: Proverbs 28:1
Sermon Series: Street Smarts
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Purity: Staying Clean In A Dirty World

The Bible has a great deal to say about the subject of purity, but the greater part of what it has to say has to do with the whole area of sexual purity, morality vs. immorality. This sermon speaks as a brother to my brothers on the subject that every man here has thought greatly about—the subject of sexual purity.

Text: Proverbs 5
Sermon Series: Street Smarts
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The Tongue: Life and Death Are In Your Mouth!

Proverbs has a lot to say about what we say. In fact, the subject of the tongue and how we use our words is perhaps the preeminent theme of this book. One of the central issues of the Book of Proverbs is how you use your tongue. I think all of us remember reading in the book of James where it says “Though the tongue is small, it is set on fire of hell. With the same tongue we bless the Lord and curse our friends.”

Text: Proverbs 18:20-21
Sermon Series: Street Smarts
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Justice: The Real American Dream

It’s time for us to start making a difference as the people of God. Today we’re so far from the real American dream of liberty and justice for all. But we can make a difference. We can’t do everything, but we can do something. Get in there and make a difference. Stand up for what is right. Stand up for justice and when you do, God will be standing with you.

Text: Proverbs 24:11-12
Sermon Series: Street Smarts
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Hard Work: The Reason We Get Out of Bed

There is a world out there. Get in it. There is something going on out there. Don’t sit on the sidelines. God gave you two hands. Use them. God gave you a voice. Speak up. God gave you two feet. Go on a journey. Do something with the life that God gave you Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.

Text: Proverbs 6:6-11
Sermon Series: Street Smarts
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Diary of a Wise Old Man

For a world that has lost its way, God wrote a book to bring us back. That book is called Proverbs. We will look at what God has said about what is right and wrong, how you ought to treat people, how you ought to live, and how your behavior ought to be different if you call yourself a believer in Jesus Christ.

Text: Proverbs 1
Sermon Series: Street Smarts
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How to Make a Tough Decision

In making a tough decision there comes a time when we must take a step of faith and leave the results in the hands of the Lord.

Text: Proverbs 3:5-6
Sermon Series: Light My Path -- Knowing God's Will