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The Wind Blows Wherever It Wills

The Holy Spirit brings us continually into a deeper, more profound experience of who God is. He brings more of God to us as we bring more of us to him.

Text: John 3:8
Sermon Series: Experiencing God Today: Six Sermons on the Holy Spirit
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Never Be Surprised by Hard Times

I begin with the words of British journalist Malcolm Muggeridge, from an interview with William F. Buckley: “As an old […]

Text: 1 Peter 4:12-19
Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
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Great Joy in the City

Throughout history, God has grown and moved his church as his people scattered to diverse locations geographically. This pattern has not changed and believers are still called to grow and expand as a church today, whether we move across national boundaries, ethnic and cultural boundaries, or do church planting in our immediate communities. Beginning with the first generation of believers in the book of Acts, we hear of Phillip, who was emboldened and changed by the power of God as he moved out in obedience to spread the Gospel. Despite severe persecution, great joy descended on those who received the truth that came with power. In this present age, we have the account of the phenomenal growth of the church in China. In 1949 all Christian missionaries were evicted leaving less than one million indigenous believers behind. They faced relentless bloodbaths and eradication. Yet the church grew in the midst of that persecution when determined believers scattered and went underground. The challenge to believers today remains the same—to be willing to be moved out of our personal comfort zones, to walk in faith, to make personal sacrifices, and most importantly, to trust God for our personal well-being and needs.

Text: Acts 8:4-8
Sermon Series: The Church in Many Places
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Christ-Like Love in a World of Hate

This is the final message in the God Speaks Today series. As I look back on all that has happened, […]

Text: Luke 15:1-7
Sermon Series: God Speaks Today
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What Angels Wish They Knew

“Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with […]

Text: 1 Peter 1:10-12
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 Hardest Doctrine to Believe: “The Resurrection of the Body”

The resurrection of the body means that when God saves us, he saves the whole person—body, soul and spirit. It also means that we will see again our loved ones who died in the Lord.

Text: I Corinthians 15
Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
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Jesus Christ and Him Crucified

“I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified” (I Corinthians 2:2). We […]

Text: I Corinthians 2:1-5
Sermon Series: The Cross, the Church and the World (I Corinthians 1:18 - 2:16)
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“They Gave Themselves First to the Lord” Why Giving Begins with the Heart, Not the Pocketbook

Last night some Moody students came over to our house for some pizza and to watch a football game. One […]

Text: II Corinthians 8:1-5
Sermon Series: The Legacy Campaign
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The Life God Blesses

Almost five years ago we started sending free copies of my books to prisoners across America. Through a partnership with […]

Text: II Timothy 2:14-26
Sermon Series: Passing the Torch (II Timothy)

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