Honoring Christ In Our Preaching-Day 3
Nov06

Honoring Christ In Our Preaching-Day 3

How to Learn, Not What To Think … The most important thing we can learn to do, is to preach the Truth to ourselves. In my 18 years of teaching, I’ve seen educator after educator, and preacher after preacher assume that their audience knows the Word because they teach it to them. In my experience, it’s exactly the opposite. People don’t know how to learn,  from our methods, only what to think. We...

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Freebie # 77-Dave Yauk: A Guide to Singing and Living
Nov04
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Honoring Christ In Our Preaching-Day 2
Oct30

Honoring Christ In Our Preaching-Day 2

1 Peter 3:15 says, “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.” What causes someone to ask you to tell them the truth? It seems this is what Peter’s getting at. He seems to imply that our “preaching” should be so loud through our “living” that it demands a question. So how...

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Freebie # 76-Hugh Whelchel: The Importance of Our Work
Oct28
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Honoring Christ In Our Preaching-Day 1
Oct23

Honoring Christ In Our Preaching-Day 1

Questions Over Statements: Let me just pose to you something and see if it changes what you think of preaching. Here goes … If you were to go through the entire ministry and life of Jesus, and create a ratio from all of the things he said, you would come up with this: Jesus asked 4 questions for every 1 statement he made. Think about that … that the all-knowing God and most wise King of the universe stooped down to us to ask...

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Freebie # 75-Hugh Whelchel: Sacred and Secular Divide
Oct21
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Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 8
Oct16

Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 8

Creatively Restoring Human Flourishing Music, art, innovation, and creativity have the ability to capture people’s attention. The ingenious works of our hands have the ability to speak loudly when our words might offend and fall useless; and to explore things in ways that are thought-provoking, convicting, and stirring to our affections. Bono of U2 understands this relationship between creativity, content, and cause. Take for example...

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Freebie # 74-Hugh Whelchel: The Why Behind All of Our Work
Oct14
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Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 7
Oct09

Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 7

Fasting and Feasting Pt. 2 Fasting is not a way to manipulate God or get what we want, but as we see in Scripture, fasting is FEASTING upon God. Fasting is a great act of service, not only to ourselves, but to those caught up in injustice. We must remember that our sin and out-of-control appetites cause every injustice.  Today we are calling you to a fast. We are asking you to forgo something you “love” in order to love God and...

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Freebie # 73-Kyle Welch: Screenplays and Sermons
Oct07
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Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 6
Oct02

Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 6

Fasting & Feasting Pt. 1 The original mandate given to Adam by God, was to multiply, cultivate the world, and produce. Unfortunately, our world today is driven by consumption. We consume food, drink, programs, services, and most of all, people. The church, though it should be a glowing example of production and human flourishing, often turns into the same program-riddled machine that eats and wears people out as...

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Freebie # 72-Lora Warren: Health Starts With Worship
Sep30
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Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 5
Sep25

Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 5

A City on a Hill Light is a very common metaphor in the Bible. Light and dark are often used to contrast knowledge and ignorance. The world is “in the dark” about God, but Christians “turn on the lights.”  John 8:12 records Jesus saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Jesus being “the light,” made himself visible. His full glory had been hidden...

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Freebie # 71-Lora Warren: Is Obesity Killing the Church
Sep23
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Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 4
Sep18

Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 4

Back into a Family and a Household Paul refers to the church as the household of God. He literally sees Christ’s people as closer than family—we are a home. Consider the manner in which Paul speaks to, and about those in the church: “… we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our...

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Freebie #69-Kevin Twit: Can Music Help us Process Doubt & Struggle
Sep09
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