Tag Archives: Romans 3:23

“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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Belief & Glory

“Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not say to you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?’” (John 11:40) These words of Jesus, spoken to Martha before He raised Lazarus from the dead, could well have … Continue reading

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“The News About Jesus” (Matthew 4:24-25 sermon)

Last Wednesday I got an email from one of our members: “Did you hear the news about Bob Stoops?” The head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners — my favorite college football team — had suddenly and surprisingly announced his retirement … Continue reading

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Doing The Impossible

“When the disciples heard this, they were very astonished and said, ‘Then who can be saved?’ And looking at them Jesus said to them ‘With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”” (Matthew 19:25-26) This conversation, … Continue reading

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On Heroes and Pedestals

Cam Newton and Peyton Manning, two of the sporting world’s biggest heroes, took some hits Sunday — and not just on the football field. Newton had a disappointing performance in the eyes of many of his team’s fans. His fumbles … Continue reading

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“The Gospel of Glory” (II Thessalonians 2:14)

Years ago, when our older kids were very small, I took our son David to Falls Creek with me for the week — he was 3 or 4 years old. We had a great week, as we got to hang … Continue reading

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