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“Humility In The Church” (I Peter 5:1-7 sermon)

On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 theological statements to the door of the Wittenburg church, and kicked off the Protestant Reformation. He called the church of God back to the authority of the word of God, and … Continue reading

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Do You Really Want To Know God’s Way?

In Psalm 25:4-5 David prays, “Make me to know Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me …”.  Many Christians might identify with these words. Upon reading them they might say, “Amen! … Continue reading

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“Don’t Be A Hypocrite!” (Matthew 6:1+ sermon)

“Beware!” If you are out driving, and you come across a sign in the road that says “Beware!”, you are going to pay attention, and proceed very carefully, aren’t you? And you should. You know there is something dangerous ahead, … Continue reading

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“He Must Increase But I Must Decrease”

“He must increase but I must decrease.” (John 3:30) This statement was true for John the Baptist in a very literal way, in which it will not be for us: John’s ministry and popularity would decrease, as more and more … Continue reading

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The Root Sin

“I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept what we say … He himself does not receive the brethren, either, and he forbids those who desire to do so and … Continue reading

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“The Servant & The Savior” (Matthew 3:11 sermon)

Several years ago, one of my sisters was attending a missions banquet, and she heard that the President of our Southern Baptist International Mission Board was going to be in attendance, so she was looking forward to meeting him. She … Continue reading

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Don’t Harden Your Heart

“Now while they were on their way, some of the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests all that had happened.” (Matthew 28:11 NASB) You have to ask yourself: just how depraved were these chief priests? … Continue reading

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Who’s Your “PR Agent”?

“Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.” (Matthew 23:12) Have you ever seen someone boast (or maybe “humble brag” — if there is really such a thing! — on Facebook or Twitter) in order … Continue reading

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A Misplaced Love

“They love … being called Rabbi by men. But do not be called Rabbi …” (Matthew 23:6-8) Jesus’ harshest words in scripture were reserved for the scribes and Pharisees, whom He condemned in this chapter. Here He tells us one … Continue reading

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To Whom Are We Really Pointing?

“I am not fit to remove His sandals.” (Matthew 3:11) John the Baptist had a good perspective on himself and the focus of his ministry.  This mission that he was proclaiming was NOT about HIM. It was about Jesus. In … Continue reading

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