Sermons tagged with ‘strength’

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“Giving thanks for the hard things”- Philippians 3:1-16

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Continuing our series on “Cultivating a Thankful Heart”, we consider the question, “How can I give thanks for the hard things in my past?”  The answer is to slow down and review God’s grace. This message looks at two examples from the life of the apostle Paul.  We see how: God uses the sinful things […]

“Blessed are the meek…” Matthew 5:5

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“Blessed are the Meek” (click to listen, right click to download) Who wants to be known as meek?  It doesn’t seem to be a desirable quality at first glance. By contrast, “Just Do It” ; “No Fear” ; “Live Strong”; and “That which doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” are some of the phrases people […]

“Resisting and Fleeing Temptation” (Various Passages)

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“Resisting and Fleeing Temptation” (Various Passages) It would be nice if an alert popped up on our smartphones whenever temptation was headed our way. The bad news is that all of us at one time or another will fail when we are tempted.  We will give in; we will inevitably sin; we will take shortcuts […]

“The Test” Matthew 4:1-11

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“The Test” (click to listen, right clock to download) Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil.  Jesus passed the test God put before him on our behalf.  God tests our faith and allows temptation so that our faith will be refined. Satan is the agent of temptation, […]