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Sermon: You Can Be Forgiven - Exodus 34

This sermon is an Old Testament illustration of how the relationship of God's people with God is based on God's gracious character, as opposed to law-keeping. The background is that Moses received the law on Mt. Sinai (Ex. 20) and the people broke th…

Brothers we are not professionals - Part 1

We pastors are being killed by the professionalizing of the pastoral ministry. The mentality of the professional is not the mentality of the prophet. It is not the mentality of the slave of Christ. Professionalism has nothing to do with the essence a…
Sermon: Crumbs for Dogs - Matthew 15

Sermon: Crumbs for Dogs - Matthew 15

IntroductionJesus met a desperate woman with a special needs child. Maybe you have seen her at the local at the local grocery store or at your child's school. The Gentile woman is described in Mark's Gospel as a "Syrophoenician woman." She was a mixe…
One Commission, Two Callings

One Commission, Two Callings

The reality, of course, is that you are invited-in all the above terms and many more biblical overtures bursting with missionary vision. You are invited to be involved in the world's greatest initiative, to participate in the planet's biggest pro…
Love is Life's Motivator

Love is Life's Motivator

For Christ's love compels us . . .1 Corinthians 13:2Anger can fuel hatred in a man's heart until he feels like attacking his enemy. But love can spark kindness in his heart so he lays down his life for his friend.Selfishness can drive a woman to tigh…