Sermons

Leaping for Joy

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At the end of each year a prominent Christian researcher, George Barna, releases a summary of his finding concerning the church in America. Some of his research this past year has been encouraging. For instance, an estimated 22 million adults have been added to the church in America in the last decade. America’s youngest pastors… Read more »

Marks of a Healthy Church

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Many Christians who move into a new community discover that searching for a good church proves very difficult. Often families decide upon a church for all of the wrong reasons. As a twenty-five year old youth pastor, I remember one mom telling me that her fourteen year old son was visiting our youth group that… Read more »

The First Sermon of the Church

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Shortly after I came to Bethany, a little over eleven years ago, and I began serving as pastor a very seasoned, yet discouraged pastor said to me, “I do not think preaching makes very much difference in people’s lives.” While I respected this man, I did not believe him at the time. In fact, I… Read more »

Empowered by God’s Spirit

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A classmate of mine at Dallas Theological Seminary told an interesting story in a sermon as he preached to his classmates. His dad was a pastor in a small town in North Carolina and his dad had pastored this small church of about a hundred people for over that twenty years. In those twenty years… Read more »

God’s Guidance Through Prayer

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Dwight L. Moody was a great witness of the Gospel in the late 1800’s. He not only spoke to crowds of thousands of people at that time but he also filled his day witnessing one-on-one to people no one else seemed to care about. D.L. Moody once entered a tavern in order to ask the… Read more »

Sola Fide

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Witnesses of the Lord

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Our culture is in a desperate need of a witness to the truth about God. This week’s Time magazine illustrates this need with marked clarity, at least clarity to the Christian, anyway. The cover story reads, “The God Gene: Does Our DNA Compel Us to Seek a Higher Power?” The cover article inside begins this… Read more »