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Praying for the Sick–Part 2

Through prayer we have the privilege of lifting the burden from our brothers and sisters. Through prayer we may become agents of healing to those who are sick. What an honor to be used of God in this way. When we pray for the sick, we are doing the work of Jesus in the world.

Text: James 5:14-16
Sermon Series: Praying for the Sick
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Praying for the Sick: Part 1

If we pray at all, sooner or later we will spend time paying for the sick. Our prayers matter to him. Our prayers matter to the sick. When we pray for the sick, we are bringing God’s mercy into the hospital room and inviting the Great Physician to take up the case.

Text: James 5:14-15
Sermon Series: Praying for the Sick
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Theology at Midnight

Anyone can sing “Shout to the Lord” when life is good, your health is good, your marriage is strong, your kids are doing well, and all is right with the world. If with Paul and Silas you can sing praise to God at midnight in jail, then what you’ve got is real.

Text: Acts 16:25
Sermon Series: Standalone Messages
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What If

Jesus said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer.” Wouldn’t it be wonderful if that were true of your church? My church? Every church?

Text: Ephesians 6:18-20
Sermon Series: Soul Food: Ephesians for the 21st-Century
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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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Why I Am Not a Pessimist

Christians are both pessimists and optimists, but we are much more optimistic because though we see what is happening in the
world around us, we know that Jesus Christ conquered the grave. And because he lives, we too will live.

Text: Ephesians 5:15-17
Sermon Series: Soul Food: Ephesians for the 21st-Century
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The Next Hero

Hebrews 11 is God’s “Perpetual Plaque” of those who lived by faith. And if you look closely, you can see there is plenty of room for more names. There’s room for you and there’s room for me.

Text: Hebrews 11:39-40
Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith
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Can We Still Believe in Life After Death?

One day the Sadducees tried to trick Jesus with a very weird question. Jesus’ surprising answer teaches us a great deal about life after death. Our hope of the resurrection rests on the faithfulness of God. Our hope for the future rests not in science, not in speculation, not in some proof text, but in the character of God himself!

Text: Luke 20:27-40
Sermon Series: Close Encounters with Jesus
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The Standing Orders of the Gospel

The real impact of the gospel will be seen when we don’t feel joyful, when we don’t want to pray, and when we can’t think of a reason to be thankful. That’s when we discover if our Christianity is the genuine article or a spiritual counterfeit.

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Sermon Series: Living in the Last Days (1 Thessalonians)
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If God Is Sovereign, What Then?

Our problems with the sovereignty of God start when sovereignty becomes personal. We will never understand this doctrine until we remember that we live in a fallen, that evil is personal, that we must start with God, and that God has bought us with the blood of his Son.

Text: Psalm 103:19-22
Sermon Series: Absolute Praise (Psalm 103)
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