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The Triumphant Christ

This is the hardest passage in the New Testament. That’s what my Greek professor said when we were studying I […]

Text: 1 Peter 3:18-22
Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
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Unhindered Prayers

Quick now, what well-known actor said the following: “I don’t like danger. I’m not a womanizer. My happiest moments are […]

Text: 1 Peter 3:7
Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
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Inner Beauty

What is inner beauty that lasts and how do we get it? In today’s quest for physical beauty amidst a burgeoning population of aging Boomers who are finding it difficult to reconcile the ravages of time on their bodies, surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures are seeing explosive growth in this country. This craze is not particular only to celebrities and socialites but now includes the rest of society who can afford the cost of the procedures. We all want to look good, but all external and applied adornments will fail sooner or later. The Bible puts forth a better goal of the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. There is power and value in this inner beauty that all women can acquire. Scripture gives us a solid example of such beauty in the Old Testament character of Sarah. She was a woman of recognized great beauty in her society but Scripture credits her with a greater inner beauty of character that was more commendable and precious to God, described in First Peter, chapter three. Here, all Christian women are called to be “daughters of Sarah,” to emulate her lasting beauty of character quality and attitude. Ultimately for women, the beauty of eternal value is like that which Jesus demonstrated in his submission to and hope in God, in doing what is right without giving way to fear. This is true beauty in God’s sight.

Text: 1 Peter 3:1-6
Sermon Series: Strangers in a Strange Land (1 Peter)
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The Truth About Same-Sex Marriage

If we want to know what the Bible says about marriage, we’ve got to go back to the beginning.

Text: Genesis 1:26-28; Revelation 22:17
Sermon Series: God Speaks Today
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Is Marriage Really Made in Heaven?

Since this is the first sermon in the God Speaks Today series, I thought we should answer a few key […]

Text: Genesis 2:18-25; Hebrews 13:4
Sermon Series: God Speaks Today
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When God Comes Near: “I Believe in the Holy Spirit”

“On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, ‘If anyone is […]

Text: John 7:37-39
Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
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“Everything Comes from You”: The Forgotten Secret of Christian Giving

When Dusty Baker became the manager of the Chicago Cubs last November, he was asked about the team’s long history […]

Text: I Chronicles 29:14
Sermon Series: The Legacy Campaign
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Living in Light of the Future

Jesus sometimes puts us in the fire in order to purify us until He can see His image in us. Remember that He prunes so that we can grow because He is much more interested in our character than He is in our comfort. He takes His launderer’s soap and cleans us so that we’re forgiven. Isaiah 1:18: “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”

Text: Malachi 2:17-3:5
Sermon Series: Step It Up
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Judge Not!

“We have no time to hate, no time to condemn, no time to live in bitterness. We need the help of God to do a supernatural work in our hearts.”

Text: Matthew 7:1-5
Sermon Series: Total Forgiveness
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Making a Marathon Marriage

Getting married today is like flying an airline where you know that 50% of the planes that take-off will crash. The odds are stacked against marathon marriages today but God never intended couples to experience marital meltdown. If you’re married, or planning to get married, God wants you to have a marriage that lasts forever.

Text: Malachi 2:10-16
Sermon Series: Step It Up
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