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Life: What a Beautiful Choice

Let’s keep on loving others, let’s speak out for the unborn, and let’s share the life-changing power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Text: Proverbs 24:11-12
Sermon Series: Street Smarts
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Self-Control: The Fine Art of Keeping Your Cool

If the Son of God could rise above anger and hatred, if he could find a way to forgive his enemies, then so can we.

Text: Proverbs 16:32
Sermon Series: Street Smarts
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Discipline: Coaching Your Children to Greatness

It is not easy to raise children. Everything in the word fights against it. It is not easy to raise God’s children, who will hold to godly values. The Devil fights against us; the world, the flesh fight against us. It is easy to be frustrated. God gives you these little gifts and you do your best and you hope and pray that some day when the job is done, your children will still follow the Lord. There are many things that parents can do for their kids and many things they must do. But one thing is absolutely essential. You have to pray for your children.

Text: Proverbs 22:6
Sermon Series: Street Smarts
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Integrity: The Ultimate Virtue

We ought to be people of unquestioned integrity. We ought to be people of honesty, truthfulness, dependability, people of truly pure motives. That means telling the truth even when it hurts. That means keeping your promises when you’d rather not. That means confronting problems when it would be easier to walk away. That means forgiving others when you’d rather hold a grudge.

Text: Various
Sermon Series: Street Smarts
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Contentment: A “Better” Way to Live

God, give us eyes to see your blessings. God, give us hands ready to reach out and help those in need. Lord, give us hearts to rejoice in you and lips to sing your praise. Help us to understand that whether we see it or not, whether we know it or not, whether we feel it or not, God is good all the time.

Text: Proverbs 17:1
Sermon Series: Street Smarts
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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