Sermons

Day by Day in 2016

For what are you aiming in 2016? To be aimless is to have no goal, no purpose, no direction. As disciples of Jesus, we are called to the very opposite of aimlessness: “Seek first the kingdom of God and his …

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The Sin I Can’t Overcome

1 Corinthians 10:13 is a wonderful, reassuring passage of victory. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also …

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Will They Know?

Ezekiel (“God will strengthen”) lived 600 years prior to the appearance of the Son of God on earth. When Ezekiel was 17, Nebuchadnezzar—mighty king of the Babylonian empire—invaded Ezekiel’s homeland and carried a great many Jews thousands of miles away into exile. …

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A Victorious Faith, Identity, and Outcome

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. (Heb 13:7) This straightforward admonition near the end of Hebrews is packed with powerful insights. I …

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Victorious Children

“Victory in Jesus” has been our congregational focus at Laurel Canyon throughout 2015. How does that apply to children? We can draw powerful lessons from Luke 2:52 wherein Luke tells us that “Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and …

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Be Thankful: What? Why? How?

“Be thankful,” disciples of Jesus are straightforwardly instructed in Colossians 3:15. What does it mean to “be” thankful? Why does it matter? How can we grow to be truly thankful? This sermon was delivered on November 22, 2015. Interactive outline …

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What Will Heaven Be All About?

When you think of heaven, what comes to your mind? Honestly evaluate: is it all about you? From the standpoint of God’s revelation, what will heaven really be all about? Four Key Words Worship (Rev 4:8-11; 7:9-12; 19:4-8) Reconciliation (Rev …

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Death Will Be Swallowed Up in Victory

To “swallow up” is a curiously vivid phrase. Aaron’s staff-turned-serpent “swallowed up” the staffs of Pharaoh’s sorcerers in Exodus 7. Korah and his rebellious compatriots were “swallowed up” by the earth in Numbers 16. David affirmed that those who hate …

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