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“Dying, Yet Being Renewed” (II Corinthians 4:16 sermon)

Writing at age 75, mystery writer Agatha Christie observed: “With every year that passes, something has to be crossed off (my) list of pleasures. Long walks are off, and alas, bathing in the sea; fillet steaks and apples and raw … Continue reading

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“Blessed Is She Who Believed” (Luke 1:45 sermon)

A few months ago, our ladies ministry had a neat fellowship, in which they painted little decorative signs for their homes, with a portion of scripture on each one. The ladies painted some good verses: “I can do all things … Continue reading

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“The Refiner’s Fire” (Malachi 3:1-4 sermon)

Ruth Bell Graham was the wife of the famous evangelist Billy Graham. Billy had of course garnered so much world-wide attention, having been seen on tv, and having written so many books, and so on — but after some years, … Continue reading

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“Finding Comfort In God” (II Corinthians 7:6 sermon)

It was not my advance plan to preach two weeks in a row from this Book of II Corinthians. But last week, in the course of my regular daily Bible reading, God impressed me that the verse “we are the … Continue reading

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“The Providence of God” (Genesis 37-50 sermon)

Christians have a different outlook than other people have. We believe in an unseen, almighty, all-wise God. So because of that, not only is our outlook different, but our vocabulary is different as well. Many people speak of “karma” or … Continue reading

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Trusting Providence In A Fallen World (Matt. 2:13-23 sermon)

I hope that you are among those who had a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year — but I know that not everyone did. Our lives are often very difficult, and if you’ve never noticed, problems don’t usually take … Continue reading

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Is God Really In Control?

If your circumstances have ever been so bad that you wondered whether God was really in control, you are not alone.  Those living in the days of Jesus and John the Baptist must have had occasion to feel the same … Continue reading

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“The Disciple’s Character: God’s Goal For Your Life in 2016” (Matthew 5:3-12 sermon)

Francis Chan wrote in his book, Crazy Love: “Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” That quote is worth pondering as we begin this new year. Many of … Continue reading

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When You Don’t Have A Word

In Psalm 130 the Psalmist, in “the depths,” cries out to God. Then in :5 he says: “in His word do I hope”. In “the depths” of our own particular situations, we should do the same thing: put our hope … Continue reading

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Theology 101

Psalm 119:68 contains what we might describe as “Theology 101” — a basic understanding of God: “You are good and do good.” This verse reminds us that the basic nature of God is good; and everything that He does is … Continue reading

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