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Your Will Be Done

07/02/2018

When you imagine heaven as it is described in God's Word, and when you look at earth and all it has to offer -- can you truly say you prefer heaven’s priorities, possessions, and surroundings to earth’s? Do you long for heaven on a daily basis, or do you cling to earth with all your decisions, …

Your Kingdom Come

06/25/2018

Jesus – in precious, child-training fashion – teaches us to seek first the kingdom of God and of his Christ, including in our prayer life: "your kingdom come."It is a personal and intimate prayer on one hand, for God to make our own heart His occupied territory; and it is global and …

Hallowed Be Your Name

06/18/2018

Our first, greatest, all-encompassing prayer is that God will make himself greatly known, greatly exalted, greatly appreciated, and greatly desired -- in us personally, and everywhere else. When we pray this, we are praying what God wants to hear! The significance of that should renovate our prayer …

Lord, Teach Us to Pray

06/11/2018

Are you satisfied with your prayer life? Do you know what it is to pray like Jesus? Do you yearn to be consciously in the presence of God throughout each day?When Jesus' disciples saw his persistent, passionate pursuit of God, they longed to be more like him. So they wisely asked Jesus, "Lord, …

The Book of Revelation In One Sermon

05/21/2018

The book of Revelation is perhaps the most controversial book in the Bible among Christians. Even sincere, Bible-believing Christians seem to come up with more widely varying interpretations of this book than of any other passage or prophecy.But an old preacher once defined the theme of the book of …

How God Gives Victory

05/14/2018

There are lessons to be learned from Joshua’s first three battles as leader of Israel. The victories God provides in this context also have implications for the spiritual battles we all face on a daily basis. Because God does not change.With each of Joshua's battles, God tells Joshua: "I have given …

The Solitariness of God

04/30/2018

God is solitary (truly and completely unique) in his excellency. While each person is unique, we also share many similarities with others. But this is not true of God.God is completely Other. There is no thing or person that can be compared to him. He has no beginning or ending, he is …

If the Lord Is God, Follow Him

04/09/2018

Elijah’s prophetic ministry could be summed up as a battle against idolatry. And in a day in which we wrestle with personal and cultural idolatry as much as any in history, this prophet's words are still powerful and timely.After all, if the God of the Bible really is God, then of course we should …

Jesus Is Risen

03/30/2018

When we call ourselves Christians we are, as much as anything else, declaring ourselves believers in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.This very man who was executed so horribly on the cross rose again from the dead, was seen by hundreds of people afterward, then ascended into heaven -- and he …

Pierced For Our Transgressions

03/26/2018

In Isaiah 53 we have divine commentary on what took place at the cross. Written 700 years before Jesus' day, the prophecy of Isaiah reminds us the cross was no accident or plan B -- it was God's perfect plan of redemption, accomplished through the perfect sacrifice of his Son.Nowhere is the …