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“Getting To Heaven May Be Harder Than You Think” (Matthew 5:20-48 sermon)

I want to begin by congratulating Dewey Phipps, Josh Peterson, and Anthony Burdick for completing the Bear Run last week. If you aren’t familiar with that, it is a 5-mile run ALL UPHILL on Grandfather Mountain. I can’t imagine how … 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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Our Confidence In Judgment

“By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.” (I John 4:17) The Day of Judgment is coming for all … Continue reading

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“The Example of Joseph” (Matthew 1:18-25 sermon)

(Preached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Morganton, NC 12-18-16) A few years ago, I preached a sermon on Mary, the mother of Jesus, and I had several people tell me afterwards that it was the first time that they had … Continue reading

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Will Your Righteousness Get You To Heaven?

“For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:20) This is one of those sayings of Jesus that must have astounded His hearers. … Continue reading

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Well-Pleasing To God!

“This is My Beloved Son, in Whom I am well-pleased.” (Matthew 3:17) What amazing thing to hear from God the Father!  Everything Jesus had done: in thought, word, deed, and attitude, from His birth, to the time of His baptism … Continue reading

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“The Disciple’s Character: Spiritual Hunger” (Matthew 5:6 sermon)

Last week I was listening to the podcast of the Eric Metaxas show, and Eric had Bob Beckel on as his guest. Many of you know Bob Beckel as a Fox News contributor. He was sharing about his new book, … Continue reading

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