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“Who are you, and what have you done with my son?” And sermon outline for the week

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Maybe you’ve asked the question to someone you know and love. Or maybe someone asked you. But a noticeable difference in behavior usually drives people to ask some form of: “why are you acting so different?” Maybe it’s a husband that suddenly starts doing much more of the housework. Maybe a wife suddenly stops nagging. Maybe a child starts taking care of their responsibilities without being asked. Maybe your coworkers or your boss start noticing something different. Can you remember a time when you asked or were asked this kind of question? What was the response? This will be our challenge […]

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What it takes to clock in

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There is a company where many of y’all work that has pretty high security standards. They don’t let just anybody wander onto the complex or wander around aimlessly. There are protocols and security measures that must be followed. Or else. Failure to comply with these regulations could get someone in a lot of trouble. But those that do work there have passed background checks and are issued identification. Those IDs provide access to the complex. Your ID gives you the ability to clock in and go to work. Even then, there are different levels and different locations around the complex […]

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Marriage is hard

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Marriage is hard. Whether you’ve been married for fifty minutes or fifty years, marriage is hard because people are involved. And people are sinful! So what? Should we just chuck it all? All get divorces or never get married in the first place? Absolutely not! Because a marriage lived according to God’s plan is a beautiful testimony to His grace. This Sunday as we continue through 1 Peter, we’re going to talk about how wives and husbands can live out a godly marriage. We won’t cover everything the Bible has to say about marriage, but I think you’ll find that […]

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Anarchy and a better way

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God is the God or order, not chaos. And governments are part of His plan to maintain that order. Romans 13:1-7 makes that very clear. Yet, we humans are a rebellious lot. We prefer to do our own thing. Especially those of us living as Americans. Unfortunately, there are those living here in America that have misunderstood how great it is to live with a relatively stable and peaceful government. They prefer chaos over order. They prefer riots over justice. Some are even looking for all governmental order to be overthrown. But anarchy is not God’s plan. And even when […]