Sermons

“But Amnon Had a Friend”

2 Samuel 13 documents a devastating chapter in the life of king David and his family. Because of the content, it’s not an easy chapter to read. Here’s how it begins: Now Absalom, David’s son, had a beautiful sister, whose …

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God Shows No Partiality

It is a message that resonates throughout the New Testament: “For God shows no partiality” (Rom 2:11) “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality” (Acts 10:34-35) “There is no partiality with him” (Eph 6:5-9) “There is no partiality” (Col …

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The Unknown God Who Desires to be Known

So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar …

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Step by Step

Our lives are shaped by “steps.” Steps are small and slow, but they define a direction that makes a difference over a lifetime. Our Creator has repeatedly encouraged us to realize the potential for danger in our steps: Thoughtless steps …

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Glad and Generous Hearts

And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day …

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Perspective and Prayer for Troubling Times

The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. (James 5:16) “Troublesome times are here.” We are reminded of that fact over and over and over again. How should Christians respond? How can we maintain the God-shaped …

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The Prayer of Faith

The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. (James 5:16) As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are to be a praying people. Our Lord modeled devotion to prayer (Luke 11:1). He instructed that his disciples ought always to …

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