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To Tithe Or Not To Tithe

There are certain problems a pastor faces whenever he talks about the subject of giving. Chief among those problems is […]

Text: Various
Sermon Series: Christian Giving
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When the Holy Spirit Comes

Now I am going to him who sent me, yet none of you asks me, “Where are you going?” Because […]

Text: John 16:8-11
Sermon Series: These Things We Believe
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The Barnabas Factor

If someone were to give you a name indicative of your personality, what would it be? What nickname or adjective […]

Text: Romans 12:8
Sermon Series: Spiritual Gifts
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The Comeback Kid

In his final moments Samson returned to God and accomplished his greatest victory. If you have failed and failed again, take heart. This story is for you.

Text: Judges 16:23-31
Sermon Series: Samson, A Man for Our Times (Judges 13-16)
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Make No Small Plans

Before we moved to Oak Park last August, someone gave us a copy of the Chicago Magazine’s Guide to Chicago. […]

Text: Various
Sermon Series: State of the Church Sermons
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Most Likely to Succeed

Samson is the perfect man for the 21st-century. He was the American Idol of the Old Testament, born with every advantage you could ask for. His story proves that a good beginning doesn’t guarantee a good end.

Text: Judges 13
Sermon Series: Samson, A Man for Our Times (Judges 13-16)
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We Have Come to Shechem

A few miles north of Jerusalem the remains of an ancient city nestle between two mountains. To get there you […]

Text: Joshua 24; Hebrews 13
Sermon Series: Our Mutual Covenant
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Raising PG Kids in an X-Rated World

Art Linkletter was right. Kids do say the darndest things. The other night this scene unfolded at our house. It […]

Text: Ephesians 6:4
Sermon Series: Our Mutual Covenant
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What the Bible Says About Homosexuality

Perhaps the place to begin this morning is with the simple confession that I did not want to preach this […]

Text: Various
Sermon Series: Critical Issues
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A Very Personal Statement of Faith

Tonight I sit and stare at the blank face of my computer. It’s dark outside and the boys are in […]

Text: Various
Sermon Series: God of All Comfort

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