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Our Father in heaven is a gracious giver (Matt 5:45). His Son taught us, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). Our Father loves when his children act as “cheerful givers” (2 For 9:7). All of …

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“We Who Have Fled for Refuge”

Hebrews 6:18 describes disciples of Jesus as those “who have fled for refuge.” Have you ever thought about that phrase from the standpoint of a Jew who would have known all about the Old Testament cities of refuge? This sermon …

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How to Love Difficult People

Three facts we must come to grips with: 1. Difficult people are everywhere. 2. Difficult people have been around nearly as long as people have been around. Consider the Israelites in the days of Moses: After leaving Mt. Sinai (Num 11:1-6) …

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Dangerous Church Comfort Zones

“Comfort zones.” They are environments or situations in which a person or group of people feel secure or at ease; an established lifestyle in which comfort is enjoyed as long as there is no drastic change. No doubt, comfort zones can …

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Filled with Awe

Awe. The Bible is full of awe-inspiring experiences, challenges, and victories. Disciples of Jesus can learn a great deal about awe from Hebrews 12 and 13. Awe compels me to leave my sins behind so that I can run with …

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Joy, Regardless

Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the …

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When Am I Ready to be Baptized?

“When am I ready to be baptized?” It’s a common question that parents, grandparents, Bible class teachers, and mature Christians must be prepared to answer. This sermon considers some important questions to help you uncover the answer. “Do I recognize …

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“Teach Us to Pray”

Most of us struggle with prayer. Christians know that we should pray, but it’s not always easy to pray. Instruction and encouragement to pray abounds throughout the Bible, but consider what we can learn about prayer from the life of …

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