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How to Kill a Giant

If you are in the will of God, the giants who fight you are actually fighting God. That’s why God sends giants in our path on a regular basis: First, to see if we will run or fight. Second, to allow us an opportunity to honor our God.

Text: 1 Samuel 17
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Walk on Water, Pete!

Christ calls us to find out what he is doing in the world, and then to fling ourselves wholeheartedly into his cause. Staying in the boat may be comfortable and safe, but that’s not what the life of faith is all about.

Text: Matthew 14:22-33
Sermon Series: Beyond Denial: Finding Ourselves in Peter’s Story
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What Christ Does With Failure

John 21 is in the Bible so that all of us Peter-types would know that though we fall again and again, by God’s grace we can keep
on getting back up. If he did it for Peter, he can do it for me and for you.

Text: John 21
Sermon Series: Beyond Denial: Finding Ourselves in Peter’s Story
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Before the Rooster Crows

Peter’s fall proves that anyone can fall at any time so we should be warned. His restoration proves that God’s grace truly is greater than all our sin. Therefore, let sinners everywhere flee to Christ for forgiveness.

Text: John 18:25-27
Sermon Series: Beyond Denial: Finding Ourselves in Peter’s Story
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Rejoicing and Weeping

Here is God’s dream for every church. That through preaching the gospel men and women everywhere can experience the life-changing power of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. And to be the kind of place where, no matter what kind of week you’ve had, you can come in and say, “Ahh, I’ve made it.”

Text: Romans 12:13-15
Sermon Series: Standalone Messages
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Midnight Miracle

When Jesus is betrayed and arrested, Peter impulsively strikes with his sword to try to protect Him. Jesus rebukes Peter, heals Malchus’ ear and quietly submits, knowing that in the end, God’s will must be done. What should Peter have done? How does a follower of Christ react when all is lost?

Text: Luke 22:49-51
Sermon Series: Beyond Denial: Finding Ourselves in Peter’s Story
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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 God Allows Good Men to Fall

Peter still speaks to us today. “If you think you’ve fallen short, if you feel like you’ve denied him, look at what happened to me.”

Text: Luke 22:31-33
Sermon Series: Beyond Denial: Finding Ourselves in Peter’s Story
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How Good Christians Sometimes Do the Devil’s Work

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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