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“Grace That Is Greater Than The Inexcusable” (Mark 14:32-42 sermon)

C.S. Lewis wrote “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” That is a great statement, and very convicting regarding our attitude and practice towards others — but the power of … Continue reading

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“Meeting With God” (Exodus 29:42-45 sermon)

Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met? I was talking to Barbara Riddle the other day, after Billy Graham had passed away, and she was telling me that some years ago Ruth Graham was at the same hospital … Continue reading

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The Height of Hypocrisy

“Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas into the Praetorium, and it was early; and they themselves did not enter into the Praetorium so that they would not be defiled, but might eat the Passover.” (John 18:28) Jesus had previously condemned … Continue reading

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“Your Spiritual Fitbit” — The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12 sermon)

Well, our family is officially a part of the “Fitbit” craze. Many of you know what I am talking about. Cheryl got me this Fitbit watch for Christmas, and it keeps track of how many steps you take every day … Continue reading

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An Important Perspective For Prayer

“In Your righteousness deliver me …” (Psalm 31:1b) As David calls out to the Lord for deliverance in Psalm 31, this is an important little statement because of its correct perspective about our prayers and what we “deserve.”  David asks … Continue reading

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“So Loved” (John 3:16 sermon)

(Preached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, 9-25-16) Some time ago I read an interesting article on what the author considered to be the greatest love stories of all time in history and literature.  There were many familiar stories listed: Shakespeare’s Romeo and … Continue reading

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“Straining Gnats & Swallowing Camels”

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting … Continue reading

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