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Religion that Works to Bring Heaven to Earth

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Religion that Works to Bring Heaven to Earth

(A Sermon Based on James 3:17-4:10)

We all have an onboard belief system. We all are inherently religious even if we claim to be secular. What is that belief system? Me first. We believe that belief system so deeply that it’s raising up a little piece of hell in all of our lives. In every case it’s why we’re fighting. James calls to us in his most powerful part of his writing to turn us from that. And why? To bring heaven all the way to earth for each other just like Jesus did for us. Listen in.

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Redeemed for Work

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Redeemed for Work

A Sermon Based on Ruth 2

A writer once said, "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." That, of course, means we spend most of our lives working - 96,000 hours or so of it the statisticians say. That is a very significant part of our lives that can sometimes seem so futile and empty. That, in turn, can lead and has led to feelings of depression and resentment about our jobs for many of us. This is a sermon designed to help the listener better understand why we feel that way and to hand back to us all joy in our work. 

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No Idol(s)

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No Idol(s)

A Sermon Based on I John 5:20-21

This sermon is the capstone to a sermon series called called Complete Joy. In this sermon series based on the book of 1 John, we’ve let Jesus’ apostle John teach us what a joy-filled life with Jesus really looks like. It’s also worth mentioning that this sermon will not only conclude our work with 1 John, but will also serve as the capstone sermon for everything we’ve heard from John since the beginning of 2018. We’ve spent fourteen weeks of our year listening to John! This sermon is John's last word to us. It is a powerful word that places the resurrected and ascended Jesus firmly onto the throne of your heart.

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Any Thing

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Any Thing

(A Sermon Based 1 John 3:21-24)

I have found that the worst times of my life have always been the times when I’ve been in a place, but I haven’t really been there. Times when joy was surrounding me, but I felt heavy inside. Times when my coke was fizzing, but my heart was fizzling. Times when my eyes were seeing palmetto trees and waves, but my heart was only seeing emergencies and problems. And there I was by my lonesome. Just me. Wearing the weight of my world. Cut off from real life by the walls of my own dark spiritual castle. Impervious to the beauty around. Disconnected from the people next to me. There, but not really there for anyone. This is a sermon ending that life and breaking into the life that comes from the Spirit because of Jesus. Listen in.

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The Joy of Real People

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The Joy of Real People

(A Sermon 1 John 1:1-2:2)

Easter didn't quite do it for John. It didn't quite top him off emotionally. That's an interesting and amazing concept for Christians because Christians know that the main point of Christianity is inner joy - joy that we can have even now - and John, Jesus' own apostle, is saying here that he didn't yet have in full measure what Jesus rose to give him. What was missing for John? People. This is a sermon that attempts to show how a Christian can have complete joy through having "real" people in their lives even now. Listen in.

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Drink This!

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Drink This!

(A Sermon Based on John 4:4-18)

This is a delicate topic and it is handled delicately. You can see it everywhere in John's account. You can also see it clearly in Jesus' approach. He is delicate with this delicate topic in your life. He is also brilliant. Jesus reveals to us here our inner thirst for acceptance and love and respect. And, better yet, he shows us how that thirst is quenched properly all the way into eternity and in a way that won't leave you poured out and dry. Listen in.

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