Category Archives: Preaching

Anxious for Nothing: The Power of Choice, Part 3

Joy It’s really easy to confuse joy and happiness. But there are actually some important differences between the two. There’s really not a lot in the Bible about happiness, which is kind of surprising given how the pursuit of happiness … Continue reading

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Anxious for Nothing: The Power of Choice, Part 2

One of the most frequently read passages in the Bible deals with anxiety: Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, … Continue reading

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Anxious for Nothing: The Power of Choice, Part 1

According to a recent study, Americans are the most anxious people in the world. Research that was conducted across fourteen different nations revealed that Americans were significantly more anxious than people living in other countries. According to Google Trends, the … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: Take Up Your Cross, Part 2

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: Take Up Your Cross, Part 1

The cross is not only the way to salvation. It is also a way of life. And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: Justification, Part 2

In Romans 4, Paul talks about how Abraham’s faith was credited to him as righteousness. This is a fascinating word and the concept it describes is a key feature of God’s Good News. The Greek word translated as “credited” is … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: Justification, Part 1

When Sunny and I were first married, we had a bill that came due that was beyond our ability to pay. I was fresh out of college, working as a youth minister for a church in east Tennessee and Sunny … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: The Blood of Jesus, Part 2

Here are seven principles about the blood of Jesus taken from the New Testament. Look at all that was accomplished either by or through the blood of Jesus: We have redemption through the blood of Jesus. Ephesians 1:7, In him … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: The Blood of Jesus, Part 1

In November 2004, Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago joined several other hospitals around the country experimenting with the use of a synthetic blood substitute called Polyheme. Loyola made the decision to equip some of their ambulances with this blood … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: Ransom, Part 2

What comes to mind when you hear the word “ransom?” I think of a kidnapping or a hostage situation. In the movies, the kidnapper leaves a ransom note behind, releasing the hostages only after payment has been made. This is … Continue reading

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