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“He Will Save His People From Their Sins” (Matthew 1:21 sermon)

(Preached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, December 11, 2016) In his famous play, “Romeo & Juliet”, William Shakespeare wrote: “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” And there is some truth in that. … Continue reading

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“This Is My Story: The Apostle Paul” (Philippians 3:3-9 sermon)

For the last 50 years of the 20th century, Anthony Flew, professor of philosophy at Reading University in England, had been one of the world’s most influential atheists. But in December of 2004, Flew made news by announcing that “it … Continue reading

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Where Religion Goes Wrong

There are two fundamental  problems with the religious outlook of most people in the world, and Romans 10:3 reveals both of them: “For not knowing about the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject … Continue reading

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“He Will Save His People From Their Sins” (Matthew 1:21 Sermon)

(Preached at Mt. Home Baptist, Morganton, NC, and FBC Pauls Valley, OK, December 2014) C.S. Lewis wrote of an interesting experience that his brother had one Christmas season. He said Warnie was riding on a big English double-decker bus one … Continue reading

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When The Moral Compass Is Broken

Genesis 34 is an ugly chapter in the history of the Patriarchs.  In it, Shechem, a young Canaanite, takes Jacob’s daughter Dinah and “lay with her by force.”  Dinah’s brothers then deceive Shechem and his whole town, telling them that they will consent … Continue reading

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“The Gift of Justification”

:2 “All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, but the Lord weighs the motives (literally “heart”)”. People are very good at justifying whatever they do.  Take some of the worst things that are done in … Continue reading

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