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“The Greatest Verse in the Bible?” (John 3:16 sermon)

People often enjoy discussing who or what “the greatest” is in different areas of life. A new acronym has arisen in light of that: “GOAT,” which stands for “Greatest of All Time.” The first time I saw that, it was … Continue reading

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“Who God Says He Is” (Exodus 34:6-8 sermon)

Years ago, in his book, The Knowledge of the Holy, A.W. Tozer wrote:  “What you think about when you think about God is the most important thing about you.” What do you think about when you think about God?  And … Continue reading

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“Justification by Faith” (Romans 1:17 sermon; Reformation Day 2021)

There are some days on the calendar that everyone knows are important: — December 25th everyone knows is … Christmas.— January 1st … New Year’s Day.— December 31st? Cheryl’s birthday! And today, October 31st, is a memorable date as well. … Continue reading

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“Which World Are You Living For?” (Philippians 3:18-21 sermon)

Bill Borden was the heir to the Borden milk fortune. When he graduated from Yale, he was offered multiple well-paying positions on boards of directors of major corporations, and he had, materially speaking, everything that a man could want. But … Continue reading

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“When Living Is Christ, then Dying Is Gain” (Philippians 1:21 sermon)

Aaron Sorkin, the writer for “A Few Good Men,” “The West Wing,” and other tv shows and movies, was speaking at graduation at his alma mater, Syracuse University, in May 2012, and he said: “Two newborn babies are lying side-by-side … Continue reading

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“It’s What’s Inside That Counts” (Matthew 5:8 sermon)

When I got sick in 2012, they ran me through a bunch of tests trying to diagnose my illness. One day I found myself on an exam table, hooked up to an ultrasound machine, and the technician smeared some gel … Continue reading

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“The Room Where It Happens: The Presence of God” (Luke 1:19 sermon)

One of the most-visited tourist sites in London, England is the Churchill War Rooms. The rooms are in an underground bunker built just before World War II, right in the heart of the city, not far from Parliament or Buckingham … Continue reading

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“No Worthless Thing” (Psalm 101:3 sermon)

On this Father’s Day, we can remember one of the great “Father/Son” teams in American history, John Adams, and his son, John Quincy Adams, both of whom served as President of the United States. When he was only ten years … Continue reading

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“The People of Joy & Gladness” (Luke 1:14 sermon)

H.L. Mencken was an American writer and commentator in the mid-1900’s, and he is famous, among other things, for his quip that “Puritanism (is) the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” That’s the picture that many people have … Continue reading

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“Finding Comfort In God” (II Corinthians 7:6 sermon)

It was not my advance plan to preach two weeks in a row from this Book of II Corinthians. But last week, in the course of my regular daily Bible reading, God impressed me that the verse “we are the … Continue reading

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