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Praying for Your Prodigal

When you pray for a loved one who seems hardened against the Lord, pray that the eyes of their heart might be opened so that the light of God can come flooding in. And if that seems hopeless, at least it puts the hopeless case at God’s doorstep, which is where it belongs.

Text: Ephesians 1:18
Sermon Series: Standalone Messages
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Time to Get Rid of Your Worries

Jesus will carry your backpack as you hike toward heaven.

Text: 1 Peter 5:7
Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
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Star-Quality Christians

The world has its stars and God has his.

Text: Philippians 2:12-18
Sermon Series: Joyful Living (Philippians)
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Thanksgiving 365

I am writing these words the day after Thanksgiving. Yesterday Marlene and I traveled to Oxford, Mississippi to spend time […]

Text: Proverbs 15:16-17
Sermon Series: Thanksgiving Sermons
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He’s In Charge . . . So Relax!

When you focus on God, he takes responsibility for the details of your life.

Text: Genesis 24
Sermon Series: Keep Believing
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The Blessing and Burden of an Utterly Predictable Life

Be of good cheer! Do not fear your enemies and do not fear what they can do to you. Remember the story of Daniel and pray for the same kind of utterly predictable faith.

Text: Daniel 6
Sermon Series: Daniel: Courageous Living in Turbulent Times
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The Blessing No One Wants

If you feel the heavy weight of God hammering down on you, rest assured that nothing is being wasted. In the end, God will be glorified, and you will be more beautiful than you ever dreamed possible.

Text: Matthew 5:4
Sermon Series: Keep Believing
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God’s Guarantee

The Holy Spirit is the “first installment” of our salvation. He is God’s “deposit” in our lives, guaranteeing that God will one day finish what he has started.

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:5
Sermon Series: Never Give Up! (2 Corinthians)
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The Church Christ Prefers

Jesus wants his churches to be motivated by love, founded on the truth, strong under pressure, and unashamed of his name.

Text: Revelation 3:7-13
Sermon Series: Email from Jesus (Revelation 2-3)
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The Tragedy of Open-Minded Christianity

Christians are narrow-minded about God’s truth. We believe something the chattering classes find incredible. We believe that God has spoken in his Word and that his Word is to be obeyed, not debated.

Text: Revelation 2:12-17
Sermon Series: Email from Jesus (Revelation 2-3)

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