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Fight for the Gift

Aug 19, 2017 - 01:02:56

Joy in Jesus is not optional. If Jesus is not your treasure, he can’t be your Savior.

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How to Fight for Joy

Aug 18, 2017 - 01:01:15

The fight for joy isn’t an optional struggle for security or ease, but an essential battle to join Jesus on the way to gladness in God.

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Think It Not Strange :Fiery Trials and the Testimony of Christ

Aug 17, 2017 - 01:00:46

The sufferings of Christ save us from the sufferings of punishment, not the sufferings of purification.

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How Does the Gospel Save Believers?

Aug 13, 2017 - 00:38:43

The glorious hope of the gospel is that God himself supplies the righteousness he demands from us.

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All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God — Continue in It

Aug 10, 2017 - 00:43:47

In all your troubles, pain, joy, and pleasures, continue to stay in the Scriptures because, as God’s very words, there’s no better way to invest.

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Go to God in Prayer

Aug 8, 2017 - 00:32:11

Don’t be stubborn like a mule, but run headlong to God in prayer while he may be found.

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How Then Shall We Run?

Aug 2, 2017 - 00:39:06

If we run on our own, we'll die. If we run in Jesus's strength, we'll live forever.

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Olympic Spirituality: Beyond the Gold

Aug 1, 2017 - 00:23:28

The way you run your race and fight your fight will make the difference between sharing in the promises of the gospel or being disqualified.

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I Am Who I Am

Jul 24, 2017 - 00:48:00

There is nothing more foundational, pervasive, and necessary than the truth and reality that God absolutely is who he is.

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Submission to Civil Authority

Jul 17, 2017 - 00:50:49

All authority derives from God. As we submit to the governing authorities within the parameters of the Bible, we submit to God.

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Let Marriage Be Held in Honor

Jul 16, 2017 - 00:51:08

Love cannot win without God. So-called same-sex marriage dishonors the partners involved, and disregards the God who is love.

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The Suicide of Satan

Jul 13, 2017 - 00:59:50

God uses everything for his sovereign purposes. Even the most heinous crimes ever committed were never beyond his control.

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The Hope of the Gospel

Jul 4, 2017 - 00:32:42

The gospel is the good news that there is hope for sinners — even the worst of us.

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How Do You Keep On Going?

Jun 30, 2017 - 00:37:54

We could never repay the debt we owe God for his grace. But we can honor him by asking for more.

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Dying as a Means of Loving: Part 2

Jun 25, 2017 - 00:40:56

We simply cannot love the way Paul describes until we die.

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What God Has Joined Together, Let Not Man Separate: Part 1

Jun 24, 2017 - 00:44:12

Jesus calls us to keep our marriage covenant in a way that tells the truth about him.

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Our Hope: The Glory of God

Jun 22, 2017 - 00:38:10

If there is any wonder or awe or admiration or fame or praise or applause, it belongs to the glory of God. For all other glory is like grass compared to God's.

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The War Within: Flesh Versus Spirit

Jun 19, 2017 - 00:39:08

A Christian is not a person who experiences no bad desires. A Christian is a person who is at war with those desires by the power of the Spirit.

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Dying as a Means of Loving: Part 1

Jun 18, 2017 - 00:40:09

You won’t discover freedom by indulging in whatever you want. True liberty begins when we submit our desires to God.

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All Things for Good: Part 3

Jun 11, 2017 - 00:43:49

God takes the initiative to cause a person to love him, and he takes the initiative to keep them to the end.

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All Things for Good

Jun 10, 2017 - 00:32:11

If all things work for my good, then I will never be ultimately defeated in the cause of Christ.

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All Things for Good: Part 2

Jun 10, 2017 - 00:32:11

If all things work for my good, then I will never be ultimately defeated in the cause of Christ.

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All Things for Good: Part 1

Jun 9, 2017 - 00:39:55

Whatever comes our way, we can rest assured that God will only give us good through it.

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The Gospel in the Church for the Obedience of Faith Through Spiritual Gifts

Jun 7, 2017 - 00:35:57

Grace pays the debt we owe God for stealing his glory. But now we owe the gospel to any who still need God’s grace.

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A Generation Passionate for God’s Holiness

Jun 5, 2017 - 00:32:51

When we catch a vision for the incomparable holiness of God, we can’t help but desire to live for and spread his fame.

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Discern What Pleases God — Himself

Jun 3, 2017 - 00:49:54

The ultimate goal of God in everything he does is the glory of God. In all things, God is God-centered and God-exalting because what ultimately pleases God is himself.

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The Demonstration of God’s Righteousness

May 23, 2017 - 00:45:27

God could have settled accounts by punishing all sinners with hell. But in his great mercy he makes us his heirs.

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A Fast for Waters That Do Not Fail

May 17, 2017 - 00:36:10

Religious fervor is no substitute for righteous living. Our words and actions must flow from love for God and neighbor.

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Loved Flock, Do Not Be Afraid to Give It Away

May 16, 2017 - 00:32:29

How you handle what you possess demonstrates where your heart truly lies.

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You Will Be Eaten by Cannibals! Lessons from the Life of John G. Paton

May 15, 2017 - 01:18:44

Paton’s life was marked by a kind of in-your-face spiritual moxie, and God used his courageous faith to change the world for Christ.

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Sex and the Single Person

May 14, 2017 - 00:43:34

God’s word is every Christian’s infallible guide to maximum sexual fulfillment.

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Holy Faith, Worthy Gospel, World Vision

May 13, 2017 - 01:36:11

Andrew Fuller shows us that getting Christian experience biblically right and getting the gospel biblically right are essential for the power and perseverance and fruitfulness of world missions.

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How Few There Are Who Die So Hard!

May 12, 2017 - 01:10:01

Judson was America's first foreign missionary and an example of one who considered and executed his own uniquely strategic role in completing the Great Commission.

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The Path to Full and Lasting Pleasure

May 11, 2017 - 00:54:32

Psalm 16 gives us some of the clearest, most powerful words about our greatest happiness as humans. “In your presence there is fullness of joy; At your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

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Let Us Walk in the Light of God

May 10, 2017 - 00:27:38

If we are not walking in the light, we have no warrant for believing that our sins are covered.

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Lessons from an Inconsolable Soul

May 9, 2017 - 01:14:57

We might not agree with Lewis on everything, but his romantic rationalism applied to the Christian faith can open our eyes to more of God’s wonders.

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What Is the Recession For?

May 8, 2017 - 00:44:28

God remains in control and fulfills his good purposes, even during an economic downturn or financial collapse.

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Amen

May 7, 2017 - 00:36:48

God’s beauty is magnified when it is echoed in prayer and preaching with agreements like “Amen!”

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The Pleasure of God in All That He Does

May 6, 2017 - 00:29:19

God is never constrained to do a thing that he despises. He does whatever he pleases.

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Charles Spurgeon: Preaching Through Adversity

May 5, 2017 - 01:12:36

He delivered more than 600 sermons before he was 20 years old. He is the most prolific Christian author ever. He did the work of 50 men. And he suffered, yet endured.

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God So Loved the World

May 3, 2017 - 00:49:11

We have eternal life because Christ died in our place and because in him is life. He removes God’s wrath, and he supplies the everlasting life we don’t have.

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Children, Heirs, and Fellow Sufferers

May 2, 2017 - 00:41:57

Suffering is a great mercy that keeps us from loving this world more than we should.

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The Free Will of the Wind

May 1, 2017 - 00:52:36

The wind of God’s Spirit gives new birth to whomever he pleases.

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Single in Christ: A Name Better Than Sons and Daughters

Apr 30, 2017 - 00:37:58

Singleness is a gift, not a sentence. Jesus has better rewards for you than marriage could ever provide.

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How to Receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit

Apr 29, 2017 - 00:36:36

Christianity is not merely an array of glorious ideas. It is the life-changing experience of the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ.

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The Danger of Drifting from the Word

Apr 28, 2017 - 00:00:00

Life in this world is like a river, not a lake. We’re all drifting toward something — some of us to eternal life, others eternal destruction.

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Why Expositional Preaching Is Particularly Glorifying to God

Apr 27, 2017 - 00:00:00

Preaching is not conversation or discussion. It’s not casual talk about religious things. Preaching is heralding a message permeated by the sense of God’s greatness.

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Risk and the Cause of God

Apr 26, 2017 - 00:00:00

The Christian life isn’t one of comfort, but of sacrificial risk for Jesus and others.

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Consider Your Calling

Apr 25, 2017 - 00:00:00

God’s love for his people is so rich and full that they need the Holy Spirit’s help to really feel it.

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You Will Know the Truth and the Truth Will Set You Free

Apr 24, 2017 - 00:00:00

Don’t envy the freedom of those who pitch themselves out the skyscraper window of sin.

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The Pastor as Scholar: A Personal Journey

Apr 23, 2017 - 00:00:00

Pastors should strive to be scholars and scholars should strive to be pastors.

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Doing the Works of Jesus and Greater Works

Apr 22, 2017 - 00:00:00

God equips his people with everything we need to serve him. And we will do even greater works than Jesus himself.

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Feed the Flame of God’s Gift

Apr 21, 2017 - 00:00:00

How do you fan into flame the gift of God?

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Quest: Joy! Found: Christ!

Apr 20, 2017 - 00:00:00

What is the basic message of the Bible? And what does it mean for me?

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Let No One Despise You for Your Youth: A Vision for the Next Generation

Apr 19, 2017 - 00:00:00

Old, young, or in-between, you can change the world for Jesus.

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How Much Does God Love This Church?

Apr 18, 2017 - 00:00:00

We are precious to God — so precious that he will not have us make that preciousness into our god.

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How the Supremacy of Christ Creates Radical Christian Sacrifice

Apr 17, 2017 - 00:00:00

Our life and ministry should reflect Jesus’s own and have a radical, risk-taking, sacrificial flavor.

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If You Abide in My Word, You Are Truly My Disciples

Apr 16, 2017 - 00:00:00

The mark of the true disciple is lasting, enduring, persevering, and keeping on in the force field of the word.

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Brothers, We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering

Apr 15, 2017 - 00:00:00

The Christian life grows downward and upward: downward in our pride and upward in our adoration for Jesus.

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Did Jesus Preach the Gospel of Evangelicalism?

Apr 14, 2017 - 00:00:00

Christ is our pardon. Christ is our perfection. Paul and Jesus agreed.

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What Is Hope?

Apr 13, 2017 - 00:00:00

Our hope in God isn’t just a wish or a dream, but a sure confidence that what God says will happen will happen.

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It Is Your Father’s Pleasure to Give You the Kingdom

Apr 12, 2017 - 00:00:00

God’s joy — his great pleasure and delight — is to give the kingdom to his flock.

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Glory, Majesty, Dominion, and Authority Keep Us Safe for Everlasting Joy

Apr 11, 2017 - 00:00:00

If you had to keep yourself believing, you’d never make it. God himself sustains you every second.

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Undoing the Destruction of Pleasure

Apr 10, 2017 - 00:00:00

We will not understand the human longing for happiness until we understand the God who can fulfill it.

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God Seeks People to Worship Him in Spirit and Truth

Apr 9, 2017 - 00:00:00

True worship involves spirit and truth — our hearts and our heads.

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Treasuring Christ and the Call to Suffer

Apr 8, 2017 - 00:00:00

Our greatest treasure in life is Jesus himself. When we value him above anything else, we can face anything that comes our way.

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Marriage: Forgiving and Forbearing

Apr 7, 2017 - 00:00:00

Where can you find the grace to see your spouse the way Jesus does?

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Consider Each Other How to Stir Up Love

Apr 6, 2017 - 00:00:00

Consider others — study them, know them, figure them out — to the end that you stir them to love and good deeds.

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The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up — Like the Serpent

Apr 5, 2017 - 00:00:00

Jesus is the only cure for sin’s potent poison. Look to him and live.

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God Called Us into Life and Hope

Apr 4, 2017 - 00:00:00

The call of God is effective. It creates what it commands.

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Radical Effects of the Resurrection

Apr 3, 2017 - 00:00:00

Jesus calls his people to risk everything for him. But that temporary risk is nothing compared to all that God is and will be for us.

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The Isaac Factor

Apr 2, 2017 - 00:00:00

Nothing is too hard for God. If he can give up his only Son for you, he’ll withhold nothing from you.

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Why the Gift of Prophecy Is Not the Usual Way of Knowing God’s Will

Apr 1, 2017 - 00:00:00

God doesn’t tell us to forsake thinking and just listen for messages. He tells us to be changed in the way we think.

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In These Last Days, God Has Spoken by a Son

Mar 31, 2017 - 00:00:00

Do you want to hear God speak? God has now spoken not just by prophets, but by his Son.

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Why Do Christians Preach and Sing?

Mar 30, 2017 - 00:00:00

No other religion or movement on the planet preaches and sings like Christians.

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The Pleasure of God in Obedience

Mar 29, 2017 - 00:00:00

Obedience to God makes our God-glorifying hope visible and proves that it is real in our lives.

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The Plundering of Your Property and the Power of Hope

Mar 28, 2017 - 00:00:00

We can joyfully accept hardship in this life because our true home is in heaven. Our best life is yet to come.

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The Gallows and the Gift of Life

Mar 27, 2017 - 00:00:00

An allegory of a man in a prison called “conviction” and how he got out.

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The Freedom and Justice of God in Unconditional Election

Mar 26, 2017 - 00:00:00

The nature of being God means that he has absolute free will. He has mercy on whom he will have mercy according to his sovereign choice.

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Twenty-Five Years of Desiring God

Mar 25, 2017 - 00:00:00

Delight in God is not optional. The regenerate heart finds joy in Jesus more than anything else.

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The Word of God Is at Work in You

Mar 24, 2017 - 00:00:00

Walking by the Spirit is a continual depending, praying, trusting, acting, and thanking God all out of faith.

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I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life

Mar 23, 2017 - 00:00:00

Jesus prepares a place in paradise for all his people. Trust him now, and you’ll reap untold riches—now and forever.

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Prayer Changes People’s Wills

Mar 22, 2017 - 00:00:00

Don’t neglect the amazing influence you have in the world through prayer.

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The Deep Riches and Wisdom and Knowledge of God

Mar 21, 2017 - 00:00:00

Nothing and no one compares the greatness and grandeur of our God.

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Thy Word I Have Treasured in My Heart

Mar 20, 2017 - 00:00:00

Do you hate sin in your life? As a Christian you should. Here is some practical help to fight sin.

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The Truth Will Set You Free

Mar 19, 2017 - 00:00:00

Self-justification won’t work. Only Jesus can free you from Satan’s chains.

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When Will Prophecy Cease?

Mar 18, 2017 - 00:00:00

The spiritual gift of prophecy has not passed away, but is meant for the good of the church until Jesus comes.

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Who Shall Separate Us from the Love of Christ?

Mar 17, 2017 - 00:00:00

If we are to grow in our love to one another, we must first experience Christ’s love as a deep, unshakable love.

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The Pleasure of God in Those Who Hope in His Love

Mar 16, 2017 - 00:00:00

God delights in those who place the full weight of their hope in him.

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Spiritual Gifts

Mar 15, 2017 - 00:00:00

God gives us spiritual gifts so that we can help others keep the faith in the midst of life’s storms.

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Why God Inspired Hard Texts

Mar 14, 2017 - 00:00:00

What are some implications of the fact that God has founded Christianity on a book that has difficult passages?

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Faith and Reason

Mar 13, 2017 - 00:00:00

Faith does not oppose reason, nor does reason oppose faith. We think over God-given truth in order to understand.

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I Am the Light of the World

Mar 12, 2017 - 00:00:00

There is no light besides Jesus. It’s Jesus or darkness.

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You Cannot Follow Me Now

Mar 11, 2017 - 00:00:00

Only Jesus could do the saving work we needed. Only he could bear the awesome weight of our sin.

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Do Not Love the World

Mar 10, 2017 - 00:00:00

God offers an ever-flowing river of delight to anyone who will drink deeply of his goodness.

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Don’t Be Anxious, Lay Up Treasure in Heaven

Mar 9, 2017 - 00:00:00

You don’t have to be anxious. Your heavenly Father will provide for all of your needs.

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The Supremacy and Sweetness of God: Preaching for Radical Obedience

Mar 7, 2017 - 00:00:00

Pastors much preach the beauty of holiness to awaken contrition over lack of holiness. Preaching beauty begets contrition which begets radical obedience.

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The Present Effects of Trembling at the Wrath of God

Mar 6, 2017 - 00:00:00

Believing that God is furious against sin produces a good fear that transforms everything in life.

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Neither Do I Condemn You

Mar 5, 2017 - 00:00:00

The Bible has more manuscript evidence than any other ancient document. You can trust this book with your life, not just because it’s historically accurate, but because it shines with the glory of God’s grace.

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I Will Go to God, My Exceeding Joy

Mar 3, 2017 - 00:00:00

When you feel distant from God, feed your soul the glorious truth of the gospel.

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Live to Die

Mar 2, 2017 - 00:00:00

God has ordained that we will see many troubles in this life. The saints must suffer to show Jesus as supreme.

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Let Us Walk by the Spirit

Mar 1, 2017 - 00:00:00

The great problem in contemporary Christian living is not learning the right things to do but how to do the right things. The problem is not to discover what love looks like but how to love by the Spirit.

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All Israel Will Be Saved

Feb 28, 2017 - 00:00:00

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No One Ever Spoke Like This Man!

Feb 28, 2017 - 00:00:00

Jesus will not allow you to call him merely interesting, intelligent, or instructive. Everyone must reckon with his actual claims.

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How My Pastoral Ministry Shapes My Pulpit Ministry

Feb 27, 2017 - 00:00:00

What has driven and shaped John Piper’s ministry over the years? Here are sixteen core convictions.

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Out of Your Heart Will Flow Rivers of Living Water

Feb 26, 2017 - 00:00:00

Every river of joy in your soul will flow from Jesus. When you come to him, you get him. And he never leaves.

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I Act the Miracle

Feb 25, 2017 - 00:00:00

You can fight battle hard against your sin because Jesus has already purchased victory over your sin at the cross.

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God’s Ultimate Purpose: Vessels of Mercy Knowing the Riches of His Glory

Feb 24, 2017 - 00:00:00

Heaven is where old glories only ripen in memory, and the thrill of new glories breaks upon us every day.

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Look at the Kindness and the Severity of God

Feb 23, 2017 - 00:00:00

God’s kindness is what we fly to, and his severity is what we flee from.

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Jesus Is Precious Because He Removes Our Guilt

Feb 22, 2017 - 00:00:00

Turn away from all the intellectual, physical, and religious tactics the world uses to evade its guilt, and rest in Jesus.

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Do Not Avenge Yourselves, but Give Place to Wrath

Feb 21, 2017 - 00:00:00

No injustice will survive judgment day. God will repay every every evil deed.

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How to Kill Sin, Part 3

Feb 20, 2017 - 00:00:00

The sword of the Spirit is our weapon of choice in our war against sin.

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How to Kill Sin, Part 2

Feb 19, 2017 - 00:00:00

In this war against our sin, traitors are put to death.

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How to Kill Sin, Part 1

Feb 18, 2017 - 00:00:00

Our fight against sin does not earn our way to God, but it evidences that we belong to God’s army.

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How God Makes Known the Riches of His Glory to the Vessels of Mercy

Feb 17, 2017 - 00:00:00

We might not understand it now, but every bad thing in this life will work out for undeniable good. God works all things together for our good and his glory.

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The Pleasure of God in His Name

Feb 16, 2017 - 00:00:00

God’s first love is his name and not his people. And because it is, there is hope for his sinful people.

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Willing God’s Will As a Way of Knowing Christ’s Word

Feb 15, 2017 - 00:00:00

You can’t know Jesus until your will is to do God’s will. And God’s will is to make much of himself.

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Christ Crucified, Our Boast

Feb 14, 2017 - 00:00:00

Every good thing in this life and every bad thing that God turns for good comes to us through Jesus and his cross.

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Let the One Who Boasts Boast in the Lord

Feb 13, 2017 - 00:00:00

In all that you do, magnify Jesus. He’s the only one worth boasting about.

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Marriage: God’s Showcase of Covenant-Keeping Grace

Feb 12, 2017 - 00:00:00

We ought to treat our spouses with the same grace that God gives us.

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The Hardening of Pharaoh and the Hope of the World

Feb 11, 2017 - 00:00:00

The God of the Exodus is the God of Romans. The God who dealt with Pharaoh is the God who deals with us.

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Blessed Are the Meek

Feb 10, 2017 - 00:00:00

Meekness begins with God and ends with God.

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You Stand Fast Through Faith, So Do Not Become Proud, But Fear

Feb 9, 2017 - 00:00:00

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Stand Fast Through Faith

Feb 9, 2017 - 00:00:00

God saves us not on the basis of our ethnicity or status, but by his grace alone.

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When Not to Believe an Angel

Feb 8, 2017 - 00:00:00

There is one, and only one, gospel. It is therefore astonishing — and tragic — to turn away from it and lose both God and his grace.

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The Word Was God and Became Flesh

Feb 7, 2017 - 00:00:00

All true education is built upon God’s truth because Jesus reigns over every square inch of the universe.

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Staying Married Is Not About Staying in Love, Part 2

Feb 6, 2017 - 00:00:00

Why were Adam and Eve unashamedly naked? And why did they become ashamed when they sinned?

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Staying Married Is Not About Staying in Love, Part 1

Feb 5, 2017 - 00:00:00

Marriage is about keeping a covenant, as Jesus does with his bride, the church.

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“I Will Not Be a Velvet-Mouthed Preacher!”

Feb 4, 2017 - 00:00:00

George Whitefield devoted his whole life to pointing people away from himself and to Jesus.

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The Supremacy of God in World Evangelism (Part 2)

Feb 3, 2017 - 00:00:00

God has ransomed people for himself from every tribe, tongue, and nation. Therefore, we can go the nations knowing that God will finish his mission.

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The Supremacy of God in World Evangelism (Part 1)

Feb 2, 2017 - 00:00:00

God’s passion for his own glory is the only fuel that will sustain the power we need for missions.

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I Am the Lord, and Besides Me There Is No Savior

Feb 1, 2017 - 00:00:00

There is only one road to haven. There is only one Savior. His name is Jesus.

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John Newton: The Tough Roots of His Habitual Tenderness

Jan 31, 2017 - 00:00:00

One of the deepest roots of Newton’s habitual tenderness was that he could not get over the wonder of his own rescue by sheer, triumphant grace.

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Insanity and Spiritual Songs in the Soul of a Saint

Jan 30, 2017 - 00:00:00

William Cowper’s life was wrought with sadness and depression. But he still produced glorious hymns that resound loudly in our churches today.

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Holding Fast the Word of Life

Jan 29, 2017 - 00:00:00

There can be no spiritual life and health and growth without God’s word.

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Let’s Be Rich Toward God

Jan 28, 2017 - 00:00:00

The movement of your money expresses the movement of your heart. Where your treasure is, your heart will be also.

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If My Words Abide in You

Jan 27, 2017 - 00:00:00

More than just memorizing Scripture, Jesus’s words abiding in us means they take root in us and bear fruit.

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The Pleasure of God in His Son

Jan 26, 2017 - 00:00:00

The first and most fundamental thing we can say about the pleasures of God is that he takes pleasure in his Son.

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Born Blind for the Glory of God

Jan 25, 2017 - 00:00:00

All children, of every degree of ability, are conceived for the purpose of displaying the glory of God.

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Born Blind for the Glory of God: Eugenics by Abortion Is an Abomination to God

Jan 25, 2017 - 00:00:00

All children, of every degree of ability, are conceived for the purpose of displaying the glory of God.

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The Power to Risk in the Cause of Christ

Jan 24, 2017 - 00:00:00

God calls us to risk for the cause of Christ. But a risk is never truly a risk when God holds you in his hand.

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Ask Whatever You Wish

Jan 23, 2017 - 00:00:00

God designed prayer to give his disciples the joy of bearing fruit while God himself gets the glory.

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Abortion and the Narrow Way That Leads to Life

Jan 22, 2017 - 00:00:00

Jesus died for sinners. And that group includes those who have had or committed abortions.

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Ambushing Satan with Song

Jan 21, 2017 - 00:00:00

Singing to God is not a nice little emotional trip to spice up a worship service. It is a matter of life and death.

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Receive With Meekness the Implanted Word

Jan 20, 2017 - 00:00:00

Our souls need Scripture just like our bodies need oxygen: moment by moment, every day.

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Every Race to Reign and Worship

Jan 19, 2017 - 00:00:00

By gathering his redeemed from all the races of the earth, God undercuts ethnocentric pride and throws us back on free grace.

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Getting to the Bottom of Your Joy

Jan 18, 2017 - 00:00:00

God won’t ever let you be the ultimate source of your own joy. Only God himself can possibly bear the weight of the joy he has prepared for you.

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Racial Harmony and Interracial Marriage

Jan 17, 2017 - 00:00:00

Interracial marriage is not only permitted by God, it is a positive good. It is not just to be tolerated, but celebrated.

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Open My Eyes That I May See

Jan 16, 2017 - 00:00:00

It is by prayer that our eyes will be opened to see wonder in God's Word and be changed.

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Helping Each Other Endure to the End

Jan 15, 2017 - 00:00:00

The means by which God intends to guard us for salvation is Christian community.

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From Bloodlines to Bloodline

Jan 14, 2017 - 00:00:00

In this sermon, John Piper explains how God takes all of us from our various racial and ethnic bloodlines and leads us to the one bloodline of Jesus Christ.

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Is Jesus an Egomaniac?

Jan 13, 2017 - 00:00:00

God is the one being in the universe for whom self-exaltation is not the act of a needy ego, but an act of infinite giving. He loves us best when he loves himself most.

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Our Deepest Prayer: Hallowed Be Your Name

Jan 12, 2017 - 00:00:00

The Lord's Prayer teaches us to go to God for every need, especially our need to hallow him above all things.

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How Our Suffering Glorifies the Greatness of the Grace of God

Jan 11, 2017 - 00:00:00

We can risk our lives for Jesus because he is all we need. We only lose when we embrace comfort over the cross.

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Praying in the Closet and in the Spirit

Jan 10, 2017 - 00:00:00

Both disciplined and spontaneous prayer should flow from our confidence that God is already 100% on our side.

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Practical Help for Praying for Help

Jan 9, 2017 - 00:00:00

Prayer is not a mere devotional prelude in the real business of living; it is the pathway of faith and obedience. There is no other.

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If My Words Abide In You

Jan 8, 2017 - 00:00:00

The great need of the hour is to know God more deeply and personally and more biblically.

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Prayer and the Victory of God

Jan 7, 2017 - 00:00:00

God accomplishes his purposes through our prayers. He’s completely sovereign, but he has determined to use us.

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Seeing and Savoring the Supremacy of Jesus Christ Above All Things

Jan 6, 2017 - 00:00:00

Seeing and savoring the supremacy of Jesus Christ frees you from the slavery of sin for the sacrifices of love.

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Did Christ Die for Us or for God?

Jan 5, 2017 - 00:00:00

God didn't spare his own Son, but freely gave him up for us. Because of Jesus, we are pardoned and God remains just.

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How to Deal with the Guilt of Sexual Failure for the Glory of Christ and His Global Cause

Jan 4, 2017 - 00:00:00

You can face your failures with the hope that, because of Jesus, God is always on your side.

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Passion for the Supremacy of God

Jan 3, 2017 - 00:00:00

The Christian life is about finding your pleasure in God.

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Holy, Holy, Holy Is the Lord of Hosts

Jan 1, 2017 - 00:00:00

Revival happens when we see God as majestic in holiness, and when we see ourselves as disobedient dust.

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Ask Your Father in Heaven

Dec 31, 2016 - 00:00:00

God's lavish invitations to ask him for good things, with the promise that he will give them, is unimaginably wonderful.

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God’s Passion for His Glory

Dec 30, 2016 - 00:00:00

God’s passion for his own glory is the great ballast for missions and for our souls.

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Pray Like This: Hallowed Be Your Name

Dec 29, 2016 - 00:00:00

When we pray, God gets more glory, and we get fuller joy.

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Don’t Waste Your Life

Dec 28, 2016 - 00:00:00

If you live to minimize your suffering and maximize your comfort, you’ll miss the point of this life — to magnify the great worth of Jesus.

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Be Devoted to Prayer

Dec 27, 2016 - 00:00:00

The New Testament pattern for the normal Christian life is a life that’s devoted to prayer.

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Put in the Fire for the Sake of Prayer

Dec 26, 2016 - 00:00:00

God can put his people through the fires of suffering to awaken their appetite for prayer.

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The Child to Be Born Will Be Called Holy — the Son of God

Dec 25, 2016 - 00:00:00

Into the world he came.

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Jesus Christ in the Book of Romans

Dec 24, 2016 - 00:00:00

John Piper preaches a prayer as his final sermon in the book of Romans.

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The Reason the Son of God Appeared Was to Destroy the Works of the Devil

Dec 23, 2016 - 00:00:00

For human beings to be saved, Jesus had to become a human being.

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The Free Gift of God Is Eternal Life

Dec 22, 2016 - 00:00:00

Sanctification is both something we do and something God does. We must work hard to obey, but only God’s grace sustains us in the fight.

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From Little Bethlehem Will Come a Ruler in Israel

Dec 21, 2016 - 00:00:00

Our deepest need is peace with God, and our greatest enemy is sin. God answers both in the Christmas miracle of the Incarnate Son.

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You Have the Words of Eternal Life

Dec 20, 2016 - 00:00:00

Though numerous questions remain, we know there's no one like Jesus and no words of eternal life like the words he spoke.

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You Shall Go Forth Leaping Like Calves

Dec 19, 2016 - 00:00:00

Christ came at Christmas to build a bridge across the chasm of sin to eternal life, but the name of the bridge is purity. The only way to eternal life is along the path of sanctification.

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For His Sake and for Your Joy, Go Low

Dec 18, 2016 - 00:00:00

Since you are called to something high, go low.

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To Him Be Glory Forevermore

Dec 17, 2016 - 00:00:00

What is God's glory, and what is its role throughout the book of Romans?

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Belief in Jesus: Its Barriers and Blessings

Dec 16, 2016 - 00:00:00

God is sovereign not only over our belief, but also our unbelief. He plans both for his glory in all things.

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Unconditional Election and the Invincible Purpose of God

Dec 15, 2016 - 00:00:00

We exist to know and enjoy and praise and display the glory of God’s free and sovereign grace.

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Magnifying God with Money

Dec 14, 2016 - 00:00:00

God calls his people to honor him with their bank accounts by simplifying and serving.

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It Is the Spirit That Gives Life

Dec 13, 2016 - 00:00:00

As once-adoring followers disappear, Jesus’s message becomes clearer and clearer: Their resistance itself is in God’s hands.

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From Bethlehem in the Majesty of the Name of the Lord

Dec 12, 2016 - 00:00:00

God uses little towns and youngest sons and slingshots to magnify his glory in order to show that he is not the least dependent on human glory or greatness or achievement.

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The Design: Love

Dec 11, 2016 - 00:00:00

God loves you so much that he gave his Son for you. If you believe in him, you’ll have eternal life.

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Why Do We Need to Be Born Again?

Dec 10, 2016 - 00:00:00

What do we need that new birth gives us?

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What Does It Mean to Fulfill the Law in Romans 8:3-4

Dec 8, 2016 - 00:00:00

Jesus’s perfect obedience is yours through faith. He obeyed perfectly so that the Father could welcome you wholly.

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Son of God, Son of Man, King of Israel

Dec 7, 2016 - 00:00:00

What do Jesus' titles in the first chapter of John say about him?

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They Will All Be Taught of God

Dec 6, 2016 - 00:00:00

In order for us to know God, he must teach us who Jesus really is.

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God Demonstrates His Love Toward Us

Dec 5, 2016 - 00:00:00

God’s love for us is not just a logical inference from the Bible. He pours his love out for us, and we can feel it in our hearts.

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Battling the Unbelief of Despondency

Dec 4, 2016 - 00:00:00

Listen Now

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Command of God: The Obedience of Faith

Dec 3, 2016 - 00:00:00

How does justifying faith manifest itself in the life of a believer?

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What Happens in the New Birth? Part 2

Dec 2, 2016 - 00:00:00

Being born again is not the improvement of your old nature but the creation of a new one.

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God’s Word Stands: Not All Israel Is Israel, Part 1

Dec 1, 2016 - 00:00:00

Every person who trusts in Christ becomes part of the true Israel of God.

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All of Life as Worship

Nov 30, 2016 - 00:00:00

We worship God when we seek to express and increase our satisfaction in all that he is for us in Jesus Christ.

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Skeptical Grumbling and Sovereign Grace

Nov 29, 2016 - 00:00:00

What does it mean that no one can come to Jesus unless the father draws them?

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The Final Divide: Eternal Life or Eternal Wrath, Part 1

Nov 28, 2016 - 00:00:00

When your life is over on this earth you will either meet God in eternal wrath or eternal life.

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Welcome One Another to the Glory of God

Nov 27, 2016 - 00:00:00

Only God can give us the strength to truly love our neighbors well.

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God Strengthens Us by the Gospel

Nov 26, 2016 - 00:00:00

God uses his gospel to strengthen believers so that they will persevere in faith and draw all attention to his glory.

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What Happens in the New Birth? Part 1

Nov 25, 2016 - 00:00:00

In the new birth, God takes dead souls and resuscitates them to new life in Christ.

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God Created Man Male and Female: What Does It Mean to Be Complementarian?

Nov 24, 2016 - 00:00:00

God has designed men for Christlike servant-leadership, and God has designed women to honor and affirm her husband’s leadership.

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Thank God for the Mercies of Christ

Nov 23, 2016 - 00:00:00

We don’t often see God's mercies in our moments of weakness, but we can take hope that he is working all things together for our good.

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Behold, Believe, Be Raised

Nov 22, 2016 - 00:00:00

We hunger and thirst for God and all he has done in Jesus more than anything else in this world.

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Thanksgiving Toward the Past, Faith Toward the Future

Nov 21, 2016 - 00:00:00

Hope you can stake your life on will not come from science or psychology, but the Word of our God that endures forever.

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You Must Be Born Again

Nov 20, 2016 - 00:00:00

The new birth produces new desires and new behaviors. An unchanged life is not a born-again life.

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