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I Will Lead My Family to be Healthy Church Members

(This sermon is based on the book "I Am a Church Member" by Thom Rainer) With 9 out of 10 churches declining or growing at a rate slower than their community, church members must take time for careful examination about themselves and their church. Being connected to a local church is essential (not optional) for… Continue reading I Will Lead My Family to be Healthy Church Members

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What If He Refuses to Listen? (Matthew 18:15-17)

Last week we discussed the first part of Jesus’ process for reconciliation (Matthew 18:15). Today we shall learn what to do if the other person refuses to listen to our concerns. If he refuses to listen to us, we must take one or two other mature Christians to help establish the charges (18:16).  If he… Continue reading What If He Refuses to Listen? (Matthew 18:15-17)

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The Graft and the Gift (Luke 20:45-21:4)

Let us turn our attention in this sermon to Luke 20:45-21:4 and learn about “The Graft and the Gift”.  In 20:45-47, Jesus condemned the scribes (and other hypocritical Jewish religious leaders) for their dishonest gain through their abuse of power.  In 21-1-4, Jesus commended a poor widow for her selfless gift to God of all… Continue reading The Graft and the Gift (Luke 20:45-21:4)

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The Scandal of Hypocrisy (Luke 11:29-12:3)

Have you ever heard someone make this statement: “I don’t go to church because of all the hypocrites.”?  If so, is it a fair statement? Are there hypocrites in the church?  What is hypocrisy and what does the Bible say about it?  This morning we will study Luke 11:29-12:3 and from it learn about the… Continue reading The Scandal of Hypocrisy (Luke 11:29-12:3)