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We Believe, Therefore We Speak
by Ray Pritchard

May God give us preachers with some backbone who won’t back down. God deliver us from politically correct sermons and preachers who preach everything but the Word of God.

Text: 2 Corinthians 4:13-15
Sermon Series: Never Give Up! (2 Corinthians)
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The God-Dependent Life
by Ray Pritchard

While living in this flesh, we face the same limitations as others do. We keep going because our confidence is on God, not in ourselves.

Text: 2 Corinthians 3:4-6
Sermon Series: Never Give Up! (2 Corinthians)
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How Do You Measure Success?
by Ray Pritchard

God measures our success in terms of lives changed. He’s evidently not that impressed by the size of our budget or by the stained glass in our sanctuary. The One who hung the stars in space doesn’t really care how many books we’ve written or how much money we make or whether or not we see our name in lights.

Text: 2 Corinthians 3:1-3
Sermon Series: Never Give Up! (2 Corinthians)
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Praying From the Footnotes
by Ray Pritchard

When we pray, we are to begin by asking that God’s name be hallowed and we are to end by praising God for his sovereign rule over the affairs of men. Thus the Lord’s Prayer begins with God and ends with God.

Text: Matthew 6:13
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Kingdoms in Conflict
by Ray Pritchard

“Your kingdom come” is not a passive prayer. If you ever decide to make the kingdom of God the first priority in your life, you may not become a missionary, but you will become fundamentally different from the world around you.

Text: Matthew 6:10
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Bestseller and More
by Ray Pritchard

I submit to you that the Bible will stand the toughest test and the hardest scrutiny because it is indeed the Word of God. That’s why after 2000 years it is still the best-selling book in the world. No other book contains the plan of salvation. No other book can tell you how to get to heaven.

Sermon Series: What a Christian Believes
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Praying for the Sick: Part 1
by Ray Pritchard

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
by Ray Pritchard

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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How Good Christians Sometimes Do the Devil’s Work
by Ray Pritchard

As it was for Peter, so it will be for all of us. Our strengths and our weaknesses lie side by side. If we live on the level of our emotions, we may find ourselves actually opposing Jesus. If we think that our understanding equals God’s will, we are bound to fall into many grievous errors.

Text: Matthew 16:21-23
Sermon Series: Beyond Denial: Finding Ourselves in Peter’s Story
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The Great Refusal
by Ray Pritchard

Because Moses said no to the riches of Egypt, he suffered greatly with the people of God. He shows us what it means—and what it costs—to say no to the world and yes to Jesus.

Text: Hebrews 11:24-28
Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith

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