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A brief introduction to the weekly sermon.


A New Heaven and a New Earth

Over the past few weeks we have been talking about things that are newa new name, a new covenant, and a new birth. This week we're concluding the series All Things New by taking a look at the new heaven and the new earth. An investigation into the new heaven and the new earth is more than just tantalizing; it's absolutely necessary. Here's why. The public in general, and ...

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A Life That Matters

When you’re on the verge of leaving this world, you can’t help but wonder if you’re ready—ready to meet your God...

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A Better Hope

The idea of Heaven is fascinating. It’s actually one of the few universal human fascinations. Pretty much everybody thinks about heaven....

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The Severest Test

The temptations just keep getting more severe. First, there was Potiphar’s wife enticing Joseph into an affair. That was a serious test for a young man. But Joseph did what he had to do to escape the trap. As Joseph’s reward for resisting this powerful temptation, Joseph was subjected to an even more severe temptation—the temptation to despair when...

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When Hopes Are Dashed

This Sunday we continue Joseph’s story in Genesis 40. When it looks as though the butler will be able to make an appeal to Pharaoh on Joseph’s behalf, Joseph’s hopes seem to be dashed on the rocks of reality....

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The Testing Times of Faith

It sounds more like a soap opera or an episode of Desperate Housewives than a story from the Bible, doesn't it, this tale of Joseph in Potiphar's house? The characters in the story are pretty much the stock characters of popular entertainmentthe good-looking, innocent young man who catches the eye of the bored housewife. Her intent is obvious. When her little scheme fails,...

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Well, What Are You Worried About?

As Americans, we are regarded as having one of the highest standards of living in the world, yet issues like worry and anxiety and depression are on the rise among us. This is why we're dedicating a series of sermons to deal with the problems that are so common among us. This week we're going to face the issue of anxiety. Consider these statistics: Stress and anxie...

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A Guilty Conscience

Guilt is a strange thing. It can be a highly motivating force or a paralyzing emotion. Some people like to use guilt on others to manipulate them in order to get what they want. Perhaps they see themselves as a kind of sad travel agent as they send those around them on guilt trip after guilt trip. Parents use this tactic on their children as they say, "I think you should r...

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Doctors and Plumbers

Did you hear about the plumber who was called to fix a leak at the doctor's house? The two minute job cost $200. The doctor was aghast. "I don't charge that much and I am a doctor." The plumber replied, "I didn't make that much when I was a doctor either. That's why I became a plumber." What we need in the church today are plumbers who are also doctors. Let me explain. Ye...

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Modern Problems, Ancient Solutions

This week we launch a new mini-series of sermons entitled, Modern Problems, Ancient Solutions. In this short series I have chosen to address two modern problems that weigh us downdepression and bitterness. This coming Sunday I will speak on the modern problem of depression and point us to the ancient solution found in Psalm 42. The following week I will address the modern ...

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