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“Great Expectations” (I Peter 1:4-5 sermon)

One of Charles Dickens’ greatest novels bears the title: Great Expectations. “Great Expectations” didn’t just mean that great things were expected of the young man Pip, whom the story was about. To have “expectations” in old England meant that you … Continue reading

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Living In A Tent

“Now the LORD appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, while he was sitting at the tent door in the heat of the day.” (Genesis 18:1) So Abraham literally lived in a “tent.” When angel asked him in :9, … Continue reading

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“The Worst Trade Ever” (Matthew 4:10 sermon)

With baseball season starting this week, I was reading an article on the worst trades in baseball history. There were a number of contenders, but I have to agree with the one they identified as the worst: On December 26, … Continue reading

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It’s Not Really A Sacrifice

“And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name’s sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life.”  (Matthew 19:29) Some Christians might admit to … Continue reading

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“The Drink Offering: Don’t Waste Your Life” (Phil. 2:17 sermon)

Some time ago, as I was getting out of my car, I noticed that I had a can of Coke in the cup holder.  I can’t stand to leave anything in my car, so I picked up the can to take it … Continue reading

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It Does Come Around!

I Samuel 30:11-15 describes how someone who was totally helpless was treated by two very different men — and how God brought their treatment of this helpless person back upon each of them!

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Look to the Reward

Hebrews 11:26 says that Moses considered “the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward.” In this chapter which extols faith, we find here a glimpse of how it practically works … Continue reading

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