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The Easter Conspiracy

Do you believe it was just a myth? Do you think Jesus somehow staged his own death and then faked his resurrection? Why did the Jews concoct a plot while Jesus was still dead? Why were they so afraid? Why were the grave clothes left in such an odd position? If he didn’t rise from the dead, what happened to his body? These are the questions you need to think about. After you are through, then it’s time to make up your own mind. When Jesus stood before Pilate he declared, “Everyone on the side of truth listens to me” (John 18:37). Whose side are you on?

Text: Matthew 28:11-15
Sermon Series: Easter Sermons
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The Salt and Light Brigade

We aren’t called to save the world. But we are called to make a difference. We can’t do everything. But we can do something. And what we can do, we ought to do. That’s what being salt and light is all about.

Text: Matthew 5:13-16
Sermon Series: Beatitudes (Matthew 5)
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Blessed are the Square Pegs

Some of us need to consider this beatitude very carefully. It’s not that’s we’ve said anything against Jesus. We really haven’t said anything at all. We’ve gone along and gotten along. We’re whittled down the sharp edges of our faith so we’re no longer like square pegs in round holes. Some of us “fit” too snugly in the holes of the world.

Text: Matthew 5:10-12
Sermon Series: Beatitudes (Matthew 5)
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How to Turn the World Upside Down

In Acts 17 Luke talks about Paul’s visit to Thessalonica and how Paul had great success until the Jewish opponents began to spread rumors and stir up the rabble of the town. Many were saying, “These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also.” What a great thing to have said about you—that you managed to turn the world upside town. I can’t think of a greater compliment for a Christian! How did they do it? Acts 17 records the fact; I Thessalonians 2 gives us the answer.

Text: I Thessalonians 2:1-12
Sermon Series: World Missions
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Here Am I…Send Aaron

God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son. What will you give to the world that He loved? Will you give your money? Will you give your vacation next year? Will you give a meal for an international student? Will you give the time it takes to write a letter? Will you give a year or two years or thirty years? Will you give your son or your daughter?

Text: Exodus 4
Sermon Series: World Missions
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Harvest Time

Lift your eyes from the trivial pursuits of life, and you will see a world filled with people who are dying of thirst. They’re empty. They’re broken. They’re lonely. They’re confused. They’re misled by a million false voices. And they are all around you. Waiting, hoping, praying that someone will show them a better way.

Text: John 4:35-38
Sermon Series: World Missions
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Jesus On the Job

When you do a good job, you are serving Jesus Christ just as much as a missionary on the other end of the earth. The other side is also true. When you cheat your boss and do poor, shoddy work, when you’re lazy, when you show up late, when you’re not respectful, conscientious, sincere and eager, you are sinning against God just as much as the cheapest thief on the street.

Text: Ephesians 6:5-9
Sermon Series: Servants Unlimited
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Whatever Became of Sin?

In 1990, Life Magazine published an article naming the 100 most significant individuals of the 20th century. Many of the […]

Text: Romans 7:7-13
Sermon Series: New Life In Christ (Romans 5-8)
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Deacons & Deaconesses: Servants of Christ

First images stay in the mind forever. Whenever I hear the word “deacon,” I always think of Hilliard Felton. He […]

Sermon Series: In Search of the Early Church
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The Eyes of God Are Upon You

Our story begins in 1833 when a man named Joseph Kettlestrings, an Englishman from Yorkshire, arrived in the Chicago area. […]

Text: Various
Sermon Series: State of the Church Sermons

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