Category Archives: Sermon

Christian, You Are a Missionary

It’s been less than two weeks since our church’s Paraguay mission team returned home. And some of us still haven’t come off that spiritual high. Many are still excited about missions. So it seems timely to move this topic to … Continue reading

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The Difficult Doctrine of Love

My great uncle Johnny recently passed away. Growing up, I remember him as one of my fun uncles who smiled all the time and took me for a shopping spree at the joke and prank store. When I graduated high … Continue reading

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True Love is God’s Love

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.  And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I … Continue reading

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Christian, You Are a Friend

“How’s your love-tank doing?” That’s a diagnostic question my wife and I learned to ask each other in pre-marital counseling. Yes, it’s cheesy. But we’ve found it surprisingly useful when we sense the relationship is strained. Because, as all married … Continue reading

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Christian, You Are a Son

Did you know genealogy is now a 3-billion-dollar industry? Nowadays it seems like everyone wants to know the various DNA percentages of their ethnic heritage, and whether their family lineage has someone historically important. As a kid I bragged to … Continue reading

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Christ Humbled and Exalted

What in the world are we doing here on a beautiful Saturday evening standing in the mud? Some of us are working. Leading multiple worship services the week before Easter is our job, so we have to be here! But … Continue reading

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Christian, You Are a Priest

Have you ever wondered what kind of Christian God wants you to be? When I was in college, my church was full of other students who came from dozens of faith traditions back home. At first it amazed me that … Continue reading

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