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“Sitting Before The Lord” (I Chronicles 17:16-20 sermon)

In the late 1800s, Alexander Graham Bell was a master inventor, producing, among other things, the first telephone. But Bell’s wife Mable was concerned. Once she wrote to her mother that the endless hours he devoted to the telephone frightened … Continue reading

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“Your Spiritual Armor” (Ephesians 6:10-20 sermon)

One of the things I have appreciated about living here in Angleton is the cooperation between the local police and the pastors of the town. We have regular lunches with the police and first responders and talk about various issues … Continue reading

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“Gratitude: Your First Step Towards God” (Romans 1:21 sermon)

When John F. Kennedy was president, he was at a dinner one evening when an assistant defense secretary’s wife told him that every night when her husband comes home, she says to him: “How can they say those things about … Continue reading

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“Explore the Bible” Lesson Overview: II Kings 19:10-19, 32-34, “God Hears”

(A brief overview for Sunday school teachers and Bible study leaders of Lifeway’s “Explore the Bible” lesson of II Kings 19, for Sunday, August 21, 2022. A video version of this overview is available on YouTube at: INTRO:  Ask your … Continue reading

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“A Kingdom of Priests” (Exodus 19:6 sermon)

This week I read an article about a Boston (Catholic) University student named Robert LeBlanc, who went to college, like a lot of young people do, with dreams of one day getting married, having children and setting up a family. … Continue reading

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“Lessons From Gethsemane” (Matthew 26 sermon)

I read this last week where the famous pro golfer Jack Nicklaus said that if he had only one round of golf left to play in his life, he would play it at Pebble Beach (just south of San Francisco, … Continue reading

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“Christian Contentment” (Philippians 4:10-14 sermon)

In Victor Hugo’s classic, Les Miserables, one of the early heroes in the story, whom the Lord uses to help turn around the life of the convict Jean Valjean, is Bishop Myriel. Unlike many churchmen in France at that time … Continue reading

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“Dealing With Worry” (Philippians 4:4-9 sermon)

In Amor Towles’ book, A Gentleman in Moscow, the central figure is a Russian count who has been exiled by the Soviet authorities to live within the confines of a single hotel; he cannot leave it at the risk of … Continue reading

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“Peacemaking: The Pinnacle of Christlikeness” (Matthew 5:9 sermon)

John Adams is probably best known as the 2nd President of the United States, but he himself wanted to be remembered for ONE thing more than any other. He wrote to a friend of his, ‘I desire no other inscription … Continue reading

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