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Come Before Winter

Procrastination destroys many good intentions. Some things must be done “before winter” or they will not be done at all. There are doors of opportunity that open before us today, but if we do not take advantage of them, tomorrow they will be forever shut.

Text: 2 Timothy 4:21
Sermon Series: Passing the Torch (II Timothy)
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What You Seek, You Find

God uses the hard experiences of life to bring us to the place where our trust will be in him alone. Through those hard times, we learn to seek him and to rejoice even when life doesn’t make sense.

Text: Jeremiah 29:12-14
Sermon Series: Survivor Babylon: How to Make the Best of a Bad Situation
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God Has a Bigger Plan

We serve a trans-generational God whose purposes span the centuries. He does not confine himself to our timetable or limit himself to our puny understanding of what he intends to do. If you have eyes to see beyond your own problems, look up and you will see the hand of God at work.

Text: Jeremiah 29:10
Sermon Series: Survivor Babylon: How to Make the Best of a Bad Situation
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Why You Need Your Enemies and Your Enemies Need You—Part Two

Our enemies are a gift from God. If we didn’t need them He wouldn’t send them. God has a beneficial purpose in sending
enemies our way – to make us more like Christ. Therefore, the person we might consider an enemy is, in reality, our best friend.

Text: Jeremiah 29:7
Sermon Series: Survivor Babylon: How to Make the Best of a Bad Situation
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Why You Need Your Enemies and Your Enemies Need You—Part One

Our sovereign God allows enemies to enter our lives for our ultimate good. They are often people we are close to; family, people at work, or even in our church. God’s message to us is to love, bless, and pray for them. In doing this, He will bless us. We cannot be set free until we set them free to be blessed by the Lord.

Text: Jeremiah 29:7
Sermon Series: Survivor Babylon: How to Make the Best of a Bad Situation
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Some Advice to the Discontented

Contentment is not about geography. It’s about your heart. You can serve God in Babylon just as well as you can in Jerusalem. It’s a hard lesson, but it is also good news if we will receive it from the Lord. Let God define your life, not your circumstances.

Text: Jeremiah 29:4-6
Sermon Series: Survivor Babylon: How to Make the Best of a Bad Situation
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How to Be a Leader People Want to Follow

To be credible means that you are believable. To be authentic means that you are genuine and real, not a fake or phony. Put the words together and a credible, authentic leader is someone who can be trusted because he is what he professes to be. He is the real deal, what you see is what you get.

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I Am a Sinner Too: What Pastors Need to Remember

My text is Ecclesiastes 7:19-22: “Wisdom makes one wise man more powerful than ten rulers in a city. There is […]

Sermon Series: Chasing the Wind (Ecclesiastes)
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Curing the Itch Mites

In marriage seemingly insignificant behaviors can have devastating long-term consequences. Little things left unattended can cause real trouble in the long run. How do you cure the itch mites? Don’t let those little things build up between you—and remember your commitment to each other and to the Lord.

Sermon Series: Couples Conference 2007
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Trouble in the Church!

Greet one another with a holy kiss … but don’t go kissing everyone. That will serve as a useful summary […]

Text: Romans 16:17-20
Sermon Series: The Transformed Life (Romans 12-16)
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