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The Blessing and Burden of an Utterly Predictable Life

Be of good cheer! Do not fear your enemies and do not fear what they can do to you. Remember the story of Daniel and pray for the same kind of utterly predictable faith.

Text: Daniel 6
Sermon Series: Daniel: Courageous Living in Turbulent Times
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If God is Sovereign, Why Pray?

We pray because everything depends on God and not on us.

Text: Matthew 6:8
Sermon Series: Keep Believing
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Church of the Living Dead

The Sardis spirit overtakes us whenever we begin to take God’s gifts for granted. How quickly we can become the Church of the Living Dead and not even know it.

Text: Revelation 3:1-6
Sermon Series: Email from Jesus (Revelation 2-3)
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Why God Prefers Losers

God prefers losers who know their weakness, see their flaws, admit their mistakes, and cry out to him for help.

Text: 2 Corinthians 4:7
Sermon Series: Never Give Up! (2 Corinthians)
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Singing Through the Lord’s Prayer

Listed below are hymns, gospel songs and choruses that correspond to the various parts of the Lord’s Prayer. I have found it helpful to sing my way through the Lord’s Prayer using these songs to focus my thoughts.

Text: Matthew 6:9-13
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Invitation to the Heart of God

We approach the Lord’s Prayer with humility, saying with the first disciples, “Lord, teach us to pray.” Through prayer we journey from wherever we are on earth to the very heart of God.

Text: Matthew 6:9
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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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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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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The Next Hero

Hebrews 11 is God’s “Perpetual Plaque” of those who lived by faith. And if you look closely, you can see there is plenty of room for more names. There’s room for you and there’s room for me.

Text: Hebrews 11:39-40
Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith
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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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