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The Year of Good Riddance

Maybe we should make 2010 a Year of Good Riddance in which we say farewell to anger, bitterness, blaming, finger pointing, self-justification and a critical spirit, and ask God to grant us a fresh infusion of his grace in all of our relationships.

Text: 2 Corinthians 2:5-11
Sermon Series: Never Give Up! (2 Corinthians)
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Paid in Full

Here is the gospel truth. Jesus died. God is satisfied. When Jesus said, “It is finished,” he meant it. Will you believe it?

Text: John 19:30
Sermon Series: What a Christian Believes
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Deliver Us From Evil

This petition reminds us of how weak we really are. We are sitting ducks for the flaming darts of the devil. Unless the Lord helps us, we will not only face temptation, we will succumb to it every single time.

Text: Matthew 6:13
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else

Praying “Your will be done” is an act of God-ordained rebellion. This is not a prayer for the weak or the timid. This is a prayer for troublemakers and rabblerousers.

Text: Matthew 6:10
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Taking God Seriously

When you pray, “Hallowed be your name,” you are both the voice and the feet of that petition. As the very words leave your lips, your life is part of the answer.

Text: Matthew 6:9
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Dirty Feet

We are not imaginary sinners! We are great sinners who need a great Savior. And we have one in Jesus Christ who stooped so low that he was not ashamed to wash our dirty feet.

Text: John 13:6-10
Sermon Series: Beyond Denial: Finding Ourselves in Peter’s Story
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How to Meet the Enemy

No believer is safe who faces Satan in his own strength. No believer is more secure than he who goes into battle wearing the whole armor of God.

Text: Ephesians 6:14-17
Sermon Series: Soul Food: Ephesians for the 21st-Century
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Who is the Real Enemy?

Christianity is not a religion for sissies or for those who want an easy road. If you are looking for an escape from your problems, Jesus is not for you. Christianity is for strong men and women who will not flee from the struggle.

Text: Ephesians 6:12
Sermon Series: Soul Food: Ephesians for the 21st-Century
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Why God Allows Good Men to Fall

Peter still speaks to us today. “If you think you’ve fallen short, if you feel like you’ve denied him, look at what happened to me.”

Text: Luke 22:31-33
Sermon Series: Beyond Denial: Finding Ourselves in Peter’s Story
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Yet

What is it that you are waiting for from the Lord? What are you hoping for that you do not yet have? While you are waiting, don’t let go of that little word “yet.” It’s the difference between hope and despair because God is not finished yet.

Sermon Series: New Year’s Day Messages

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