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Sermon Quotes: "Deja Vu All Over Again"

"[Envy is] resentment that it's going well for the other person and not for you." John Piper "What an envier wants is not, first of all, what another has; what an envier wants is for another not to have itThe envier has empty hands and therefore wants to empty the hands of the envied. Envy, moreover, carries overtones of personal resentment; an envier resents not only som...

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Sermon Quotes: "We Cannot But Speak"

"Luke assures his readers immediately that the opposition of men did not hinder the Word of God. The Sadducees could arrest the apostles, but not the gospel." John Stott "I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: "I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God." That is t...

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Sermon Quotes: Work To Have To Give

"Stealing threatens the social order and causes pain to others by undermining the ability to possess with sure access things that are useful and needful. The food thief makes others go hungry; the work animal thief interrupts farming; the kidnapper tears apart a family; the clothing thief makes another suffer from the sun or the cold." Douglas K. Stuart "Stealing may conv...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Reunion in the Wilderness"

"In some ways, the account is surprising. Major administrative structures are being put into place among the covenant community without any word from God.Why is Jethro, at best on the fringes of the covenant people, allowed toplaysuch an extraordinary role as counselor andconfidant of Moses?The questions answer themselves. God may use the means of'common grace' to instruct...

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Grace and Gratitude This Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving serves a variety of purposes. For many, we gather with family and friends. We feast, we laugh, we remember. For others, Thanksgiving is a welcome couple-days-off, punctuated by football and food. For some, it's simply the prelude to the hunt. It's a day to plan and get organized before the doors open and the shopping begins. Christians know that Thanksgiv...

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Thursday Thoughts for Parents | "The Story Within The Story Within The Story"

Thursday parenting featured

This post is based on Steve Whitacre's sermon,The Story Within The Story Within The Story,given on August 26, 2018.Do you ever think there can't be any great work for you to do because you're just too ordinary? Well, if you're a Christian, nothing could be farther from the truth! All work for God is important and we have no idea just how much our acts of obedience can play...

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Sermon Quotes: "The Story Within The Story Within The Story"

"In short, 'fearing God' is commonly in Scripture a virtual abbreviation for 'believing in God, and therefore fearing the consequence of not pleasing him, thus being a person of moral conviction and righteous actions."Douglas Stuart "Sometimes standing against evil is more important than defeating it. The greatest heroes stand because it is right to do so, not because the...

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