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Sermon Quotes – Beautiful Mission – 10.11.15

There is a beautiful paradox in these words of the apostle Paul. He is telling the Corinthian Christians, “I would rather die than let you take away my right to give up my rights! The greatest right I have is the right to give up my rights!”– Ray Stedman When in the last century Hudson […]

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Sermon Quotes – Beautiful Limits – 10.4.15

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Sermon Quotes – Beautiful Contentment – 9.27.15

This task of showcasing God is so fundamental to what I have been made for that I will not figure myself out very well unless I make it a priority. I find myself, in other words (and ironically), only as I make ‘finding myself’ less important than finding and showcasing God.– Charles Drew, A Journey […]

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Sermon Quotes – 9.20.15

This past Sunday I found myself preaching one of the trickiest texts I’ve ever had to navigate. 1 Corinthians is fun like that. As daunting as it was, I’m also really grateful to be able to teach through a book of the Bible like 1 Corinthians. It raises so many questions that are both timely […]

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You Help Preach Sermons

A few weeks ago, while preaching a sermon about listening to sermons, I quoted Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the power and importance the people have who are sitting in the pews (or in our case, black folding chairs). Your very presence is part of the sermon. You being there has an impact. I don’t know if […]

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Sermon Quotes and Scripture – Liturgy of Sabbath – 9.6.15

YHWH is a Sabbath-keeping God, which fact ensures that restfulness and not restlessness is at the center of life. YHWH is a Sabbath-giving God and a Sabbath-commanding God. Sabbath becomes a decisive, concrete, visible way of opting for and aligning with the God of rest.– Walter Brueggemann, Sabbath as Resistance So imagine, says Moses at […]

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The Hardest Task

Hoping for others is hard, but not the hardest. Praying for others is hard, but not the hardest. The hardest task for people who believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ is in “living the sort of life that makes people say, ‘Ah, so that’s how people are going to live when righteousness takes […]

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Sermon Quotes & Scripture – 1.11.15 – Seeking Our Father’s Provision

The ambitions we have will become the stories we live.  If you want to know what a person’s story is about, just ask them what they want.  If we don’t want anything, we are living boring stories, and if we want a Roomba vacuum cleaner, we are living stupid stories.  If it won’t work in […]

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Sermon Quotes & Scripture – 12.7.14 – Blessed are the Reviled

Now she had got a start, and she went on and told me all about the good place. She said all a body would have to do there was to go around all day long with a harp and sing, forever and ever. So I didn’t think much of it. But I never said so. […]

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Sermon Quotes & Scripture – 11.23.14 – Blessed are the Peacemakers

In the Bible, shalom means universal flourishing, wholeness and delight – a rich state of affairs in which natural needs are satisfied and natural gifts fruitfully employed, a state of affairs that inspires joyful wonder as its Creator and Savior opens doors and welcomes the creatures in whom he delights. Shalom, in other words, is the […]

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