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BALANCE
Balanced Living

BAPTISM
Remember Your Baptism
God's Plan for Rebirth Involves Baptism

BIBLE
First Things First: Love God, Love Neighbor [Disciplines of the Word]
Devoted to Reading the Word of God

BIOGRAPHIES
Setbacks or Stepping Stones: The Power of Purpose and Vision in the Life of Joseph
Joshua 1: Take Off Your Shoes!
Lessons from Achan
Caleb: The Man Named "Dog"
Caleb: A Man With a Different Spirit
Caleb: 85 is the new 40!
Remember Joash
Put Jesus First: Principles from the Ministry of John the Baptist
Whatever Happened to Justus?
Four People Who Helped Paul in Ministry [Aquilla, Priscilla, Apollos, Onesiphorus]

CALLING
Have You Heard God's Calling?
Can You Hear God's Call?
Do You Hear God's Call?
Called by God

CHRIST [also see JESUS]
What Is Your Story?
Our Common Faith: Jesus is Lord
Cristo es mi Dueño [Master]
Put Jesus First: Principles from the Ministry of John the Baptist
A Different Kind of King
Great Events in Life of Christ: Virgin Birth
Great Events in Life of Christ: Baptism
Great Events in Life of Christ: Temptation
Great Events in Life of Christ: Transfiguration
Great Events in Life of Christ: Triumphal Entry
Great Events in Life of Christ: Ascension
The Importance of Jesus' Resurrection [1 Corinthians 15]

CHRISTIAN LIVING
In His Image
Where He Leads I Will Follow
Resources for Living [Philippians 4]
Resurrection Power: We Have to Die
Servant Hearts
Living in God's Story
Choices--Forgive, Trust
The Message: Model, Minister, Mentor
Our Life as a Reflection of Jesus
Those With Whom We Disagree
Apply Your Hearts to Wisdom
Becoming More Like Jesus
Adversity
Seeking Balance When Life Disorients Us [Disorientation #1]
Everything's Alright In My Father's House [Disorientation #2]
When Life Is Not Fair [1 Peter 5]
What About Conscience?
A Biblical View of Work and Leisure
The Golden Rule
I Have Made You a Light
He Leads Us In Resurrection Living
Thinking Again About God's Guidance
The Power of the Past
Outline: Commitment to Moral Excellence

CHURCH

  • The Church: God's Treasured Possession
  • Reimagining the Church to be Missional
  • Descriptions of the Church
  • Church as Family
  • Establishing Strong Connections in the Christian Community [7-lesson series]
  • True to Our Purpose
  • Church: Mission, Method, Maturity
  • My Dream for the Church
  • The Church: the Hope of the World
    [Paul said it, Christ claimed it, I have observed it]
  • The Church is the Hope of the World
    [when it has the mind of Christ, is evangelistic, is united, is caring]
  • The Church with Good NEWS: Nurturing
  • The Church with Good NEWS: Evangelism--1
  • The Church with Good NEWS: Evangelism--2
  • Church: A Place to Belong
  • What Is a Good Church?
  • The Nature of the Church
  • The Church and the Kingdom
  • The Church: Covenant People of God
  • People Shaped by Covenant
  • Rethinking What It Means to Be Church
  • Rethinking Church in the New Millennium
  • The Potential of the Local Church
  • Unity: Bind Us Together
  • Mission of the Church
  • Three Great Challenges for the Church [Matthew 4]
  • Principles of Disciple-Making [Luke 1]
  • The Upside Down Kingdom [Luke 22]
  • What's Right With the Church? [Acts 2]
  • A Divine Imperative--Unity [1 Cor. 11]
  • God Makes the Church a Community [1 Cor. 12]
  • Equipping the Church for the Mission of the Church [Ephesians]
  • The DNA of the Church where the Spirit Dwells [Ephesians]
  • A Church Depending Upon God--A Church That Calls Jesus Lord [Ephesians 1]
  • A Church Gifted by God--by Grace through Faith [Ephesians 2]
  • A Church Making Known God's Purpose--Understanding our Core Values [Ephesians 3]
  • A Church Living in the Values of God [Ephesians 4]
  • A Church Walking in Purity for Christ [Ephesians 5]
  • The Battle Belongs to the Lord [Ephesians 6]
  • Church and Christianity in James
  • Church and Christianity in 1 Peter
  • CHURCH GROWTH
    The High Cost of Growth
    Church Turnarounds-1
    Church Turnarounds-2

    CROSS
    Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross

    CROWNS
    Will There Be Any Stars in Your Crown?

    DEACONS (see LEADERSHIP)

    DESTINY
    What If We Miss Our Destiny?

    DOCTRINE
    Treasures From Our Heritage: God Gives Us Hope [Malachi 3-4]
    Treasures From Our Heritage: God Restores Brokenness [Isaiah 65]
    Treasures From Our Heritage: God Reconciles [2 Corinthians 5]
    Treasures From Our Heritage: God Calls Disciples [Luke 14]
    Treasures From Our Heritage: God Builds Relationships [Ephesians 2-3]
    Treasures From Our Heritage: God Empowers Us [Ephesians 3]

    ELDERS (see LEADERSHIP)

    EVANGELISM
    Gospel Basics (1)
    Gospel Basics (2)
    Decisions for Faith
    Imitators or Intimidated [series of 3 sermons]
    Your Spiritual Family and Your Spiritual Father Awaits You [2 sermons]
    Ministry that Transforms
    Evangelism: Good News
    Evangelism: Explaining the Gospel
    Put in a Good Word for Jesus
    Talking the Gospel Requires Talking About God
    The Power of Purpose--Evangelism
    I Have Made You a Light
    Have We Heard God's Call? [Jeremiah 20:7-11]
    Come Unto Me [Matthew 11:28-30]
    Evangelism [Matthew 28:18-20]
    Principles of Disciple-Making [Luke 1]
    Neighbors in the New Milennium [Luke 10, Good Samaritan]
    God's Purpose to Include [Luke 19]
    Evangelism-1 [sermon or class]
    Evangleism-2 [sermon or class]
    Evangelism in the Book of Acts: God-Fearers
    Evangelism: Calls of Convenience, Concern, Conviction [Acts]
    The Church with Good News: Evangelism [Acts]
    Ashamed of the Gospel? [Romans 1]
    Ready to Share [Romans 1]
    Will There Be Any Stars in Your Crown? [2 Timothy]

    FAITH
    Faith For Three Worlds
    Thinking the Faith
    Guard the Faith [2 Timothy 1]

    FAMILY [HOME, MARRIAGE] (see HOME)

    FORGIVENESS
    Forgiveness
    Forgiveness Again
    Forgiveness: Freedom from the Power of the Past

    FREEDOM
    Freedom from the Power of the Past
    Liberty [1 Cor. 9]

    GIVING-STEWARDSHIP
    Does My Stewardship Praise God?
    Cristo es mi Dueno
    A Fresh Look at Giving--Part 1
    A Fresh Look at Giving--Part 2
    A Fresh Look at Giving--Part 3
    Gracious Because of Grace [2 Corinthians 8]
    What Happens When I Give? [2 Corinthians 9]
    How to Give: Ideas from 2 Corinthians 8-9

    GOD
    Series: Understanding God [7 sermons]
    Talking the Gospel Requires Talking About God
    The Creating God Who Calls to Re-Creation (#1)
    The Claiming God Who Promises to Bless (#2)
    The Promising God Who Is With Us to Save (#3)
    The Saving God Who Is Within Us as Promise (#4)
    God: Understanding His Holiness, Love, and Justice
    The Will of God in the Gospel of Luke
    Discerning God's Will
    The Work of God

    GOSPEL
    Acts: the Jesus Story [series of six sermons]
    Grace and Gospel
    The Wonder and Certainty of the Gospel

    GRACE
    Grace and Gospel
    Grace Summarized
    Another Look at Grace
    The Gratitude of Grace
    What Grace Does for Me [1]
    Old Testament Foundations of Grace [2]
    Romans Revisited: Responses to Grace [3]

    GUIDANCE
    What Do You Believe About God's Guidance?
    Thinking Again About God's Guidance

    HOLIDAYS
    New Year: End the Old Year Well [Psalm 23]
    New Year: Start the New Year Right [Psalm 23]
    New Year: Overcoming the Fear of Challenges [Philippians 3:12-14]
    Palm Sunday: Palm Sunday Reflections [article and sermon]
    Easter: He Leads Us In Resurrection Living
    Easter: Acts: the Jesus Story [series of six sermons to lead up to Easter]
    Mothers Day: Mother's Day: Four Mothers in the Bible
    Mothers Day: Mother's Day
    Fathers Day: Father's Day: Role of Parents
    Father's Day: 2010 Father's Day Sermon
    Labor Day: A Biblical View of Work and Leisure
    Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving: Blessings?
    Thanksgiving: In Everything Give Thanks
    Thanksgiving: Gratitude Grounded in Grace
    Thanksgiving: Mr. Gratitude
    Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving--Grumbly Hateful or Humbly Grateful?
    Christmas: Grace and Glory: A Sermon for the Christmas Season [Titus 2]
    Christmas: Christmas Sermon: Joy to the World
    Christmas: Christmas Sermon: A Savior, Christ the Lord
    Christmas: Christmas Sermon: Resolutions--Seek, Share, Serve
    Christmas: Christmas Sermon: Listen and Believe
    Christmas: Christmas Sermon: When God Came Near

    HOLY SPIRIT
    Living Water Bursting Forth: The Holy Spirit in John 7

    HOME [FAMILY, MARRIAGE]
    How the Gospel Makes a Difference in Our Families
    Characteristics of a Godly Family
    Developing Strong Marriages
    Handling Marital Conflict Without Casualty
    Marital Conflict without Casualty--Anger Management 101
    Anger and Forgiveness in Ephesians 4
    Are You Really In Love?
    Love and Happiness
    Love vs. Power--Love Wins!
    Love, Power, and Service
    Mother's Day
    Father's Day: Role of Parents

    HOPE
    Hope #1
    Hope #2
    Relentless Hope [Phil. 1:9-11]

    INTEGRITY
    Integrity

    JESUS [also see CHRIST]
    Do You Know My Jesus? [Matthew 12]
    No Greater Love: Purpose, Power and Position in Jesus' Life and Teachings
    Acts: the Jesus Story [series of six sermons]
    Jesus is Lord [Philippians 2]
    Descriptions of Jesus [Colossians 1]

    LEADERSHIP [ELDERS/DEACONS]
    Leadership Principles [Joshua 6]
    Whatever Happened to Justus? [Acts 1]
    Leadership: A Sacred Trust [2 Cor. 4]
    Leadership: Princes, Leadership, and Willing Servants
    Just Thinking About....Deacons
    Just Thinking About....Elders
    Another Look: "Kingdom Elders"

    LORD'S SUPPER
    Just Thinking about...the Supper
    The Supper: Source and Sign of Unity

    LOVE
    No Greater Love: Purpose, Power, and Position in Jesus' Life and Teachings
    First Things First: Love God, Love Neighbor
    Understanding Love through the Lens of Human Dignity
    Love vs. Power--Love Wins!
    Love, Power, and Service

    MARRIAGE [FAMILY, HOME] (See HOME)

    MATERIALISM
    Where Your Treasure Is [Matthew 6]
    God: Your Banker, Barrister, and Boss [Matthew 6]
    The Widow's Offering [Mark 12]
    Hanging Onto "Stuff" [Philippians 2]
    Victory Over Materialism [1 Timothy 6]

    MISSIONS
    Matthew 10: Principles for Missions
    Acts 16-18: Principles for Mission Work
    Do Missions by New Testament Principles
    Missions Emphasis Sunday: The Impact of Missions in the Local Church
    What Jesus Left Us
    Missions: Reaching the Lost in a Changing World
    Missions: Developing a Worldwide Vision in the Local Church
    Do You Hear God's Call?
    I Have Made You a Light
    The God-Breathed Scriptures [Sermon delivered at 1996 Pan American Lectureship, Quito, Ecuador]
    Called to Faithfulness [Sermon delivered at 2004 Pan American Lectureship, Antigua, Guatemala]

    ORIENTATION
    Disorientation

    PRAYER
    Prayer in Luke's Gospel
    Prayer-Busters
    Refocusing: a Study of Jesus' Prayer Life in Luke
    Prayer

    PREACHING
    Preaching
    One Sermon to Preach

    SALVATION
    Salvation Three Ways
    What Is Reconciliation?

    SIN
    When Christians Sin

    SPIRITUALITY
    Spirituality in 1 Corinthians
    Spiritual Formation in Paul's Writings
    What Does It Mean to be Spiritual?
    Spiritual Discipline
    With a Different Spirit
    Spirituality and How We Use Our Time

    STEWARDSHIP (See GIVING)

    UNITY
    A Divine Imperative--Unity

    WORLDVIEW
    Shaping a Christian World View
    What Does the Bible Say About Pluralism?

    WORSHIP
    Just Thinking about...the Supper
    Worship
    The Tent of Meeting--Worship
    Do You Worship? (Psalm 95)
    A Divine Imperative--Unity
    Worship--Heb. 10
    Worship--Matt. 4
    Worship--John 4
    Chapel Is You


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