Sermons

God’s Long Reach

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Today we take up the topic of conversion. This is a much neglected subject today. Even the term “conversion” seems a bit out of date because we hear it so infrequently. Even so, we remember the Lord Jesus, Himself, said in Matthew 18:3: “…unless you be converted and become as little children you will not… Read more »

Personal Evangelism

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Many years ago a television commercial featured a Mercedes Benz crashing into a cement wall during a safety test. Afterwards, an interviewer asked a company spokesman why Mercedes doesn’t enforce its patents on their unique, energy absorbing, safety design features in their cars. Evidently, these designs have been copied by other automobile manufacturers because of… Read more »

A Faulty Faith

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While I was working at McDonald’s as a teenager, a middle-aged woman approached me at the counter to order hot hamburgers and crispy fries. I put her order together and she paid for the food with a twenty dollar bill. I laid that bank note on the cash register tray, face up, as I had… Read more »

Faith: Is It In You?

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Our Exalted Lord

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Dying in the Faith

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In this study we take up the subject of death. Perhaps this is not a pleasant subject, but it is a necessary one. The Bible’s teaching on death connects us to God’s instructions for life. We need reminders that each of our lives are but vapors appearing for a little while and then vanishing away…. Read more »

Nations Reborn

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Boldly Proclaiming God’s Word

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John Stott writes, “Some preachers are like the circus jugglers – one stood against the wall and the others threw knives at him. They would hit above his head. They would hit close by his ear, under his armpit, in between the fingers. They could throw within a hairbreadth and never strike. Such skill in… Read more »

A Godward Life

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Robert Murray McShane, a 19th Century pastor, wrote a letter to a missionary friend concerning the necessity of a Godly character in ministry. He asserted, “In great measure, according to the purity and perfections of the instrument will be the success. It is not great talent that God blesses so much as a great likeness… Read more »

Principles of Spiritual Leadership

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When a certain Dallas church decided to split, each faction filed a lawsuit to claim ownership over the church property. The judge finally referred the matter to higher authorities in that particular denomination and a church court assembled to hear both sides of the case and awarded the property to one of those two factions…. Read more »