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’Twas the Night Before Christmas

Christ came to die! Nothing else explains his birth.

Text: Hebrews 10:5-7
Sermon Series: Christmas Messages
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Do You Know Why You Were Born?

God accomplishes his purposes for us even when we are clueless about the big picture.

Text: Genesis 37
Sermon Series: Nine Crucial Questions (Life of Joseph)
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Thanksgiving 365

I am writing these words the day after Thanksgiving. Yesterday Marlene and I traveled to Oxford, Mississippi to spend time […]

Text: Proverbs 15:16-17
Sermon Series: Thanksgiving Sermons
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Can We Still Believe in Romans 8:28?

There are many things we don’t know. But this we do know: God is at work, and he has not forgotten us.

Text: Romans 8:28
Sermon Series: Keep Believing
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The Tragedy of Open-Minded Christianity

Christians are narrow-minded about God’s truth. We believe something the chattering classes find incredible. We believe that God has spoken in his Word and that his Word is to be obeyed, not debated.

Text: Revelation 2:12-17
Sermon Series: Email from Jesus (Revelation 2-3)
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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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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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Who is the Real Enemy?

Christianity is not a religion for sissies or for those who want an easy road. If you are looking for an escape from your problems, Jesus is not for you. Christianity is for strong men and women who will not flee from the struggle.

Text: Ephesians 6:12
Sermon Series: Soul Food: Ephesians for the 21st-Century
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Four Cracked Pots

God honors faith, and he seeks it so much that he will honor people who otherwise do some very stupid things. He uses flawed people to accomplish his will so that when the victory comes, he alone gets the glory.

Text: Hebrews 11:32
Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith
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Why God Makes It Hard When It Ought to be Easy

2 Samuel 2-3 tell the story of David’s long struggle to become king over all Israel. His life is a pattern of how God deals with his children. It is God’s plan to vindicate us slowly, bless us openly, surprise us occasionally, and test us continually. God intends to develop our character, and to do that adversity is essential.

Text: 2 Samuel 2-3
Sermon Series: Standalone Messages
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