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In His Steps

The Christian walk is synonymous with innocent suffering and pain, through which Christ our Lord suffered and died. He left us all an example of how to follow him in this. A Christian’s call to this behavior goes against the grain of his human tendencies: to suffer unjust treatment without retaliation, trusting only that God would be the judge of things ultimately. Jesus lived the sacrificial life to which he calls all his believers. It is a life that leads to the cross, and he has modeled how to live this sacrificial life for us. When we suffer unjustly, we share in a tiny portion of what happened to him. When we are mistreated, we are to turn the other check, bless those who curse us, and return good for evil. We are not to retaliate, not to threaten, not to get even. Jesus showed us how to live, and he showed us how to die. This response is a miracle in itself and is under girded and made possible only by the gift of grace from God.

Text: 1 Peter 2:21-25
Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
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Love One Another Deeply

I have three things on my mind that I want to talk to you about. These are really three different […]

Text: 1 Peter 1:22-25
Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
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Staying Pure in an X-Rated World

(This particular sermon was a “tag team” effort where I preached the first part, and Pastor Bob Boerman preached the […]

Text: Various
Sermon Series: God Speaks Today
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Get Your Mind in Gear

“Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when […]

Text: 1 Peter 1:13-16
Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
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God Guarantees Our Salvation

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us […]

Text: 1 Peter 1:3-5
Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
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The Positive Power of Forgiveness: “I Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins”

If you know a bit about church history, you know that before Martin Luther became the father of the Protestant […]

Text: Psalm 130:3-4
Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
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God Has a Big Family—Part 2 “I Believe in the Holy Catholic Church”

“I believe in the holy catholic church.” The Apostles’ Creed   Let’s begin at the most basic point. What does […]

Text: Ephesians 4:1-6
Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
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Show Me Your Glory

When this prayer is answered, others will know it before you will.

Text: Exodus 33:18
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You Can Stumble But You Won’t Fall

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way. Though he fall, […]

Text: Psalm 37:23-24
Sermon Series: New Year’s Day Messages
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How We Know What We Know

“But God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of […]

Text: I Corinthians 2:10-13
Sermon Series: The Cross, the Church and the World (I Corinthians 1:18 - 2:16)
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