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The Power to Change

1 Corinthians 5 is a hard chapter; Paul is abrading the Corinthian church for allowing a man to hang around who took his father's wife. Paul's larger point is clear - don't tolerate what even non-Christians don't tolerate (v. 1). But in verses 6-8 Paul pictures crucial truths for us, for growth, change and sanity:  First, that grave danger underlies all boasting. Ver...

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Endurance by Shared Suffering

There are twin ditches in preaching: saying everything, and saying not enough. As I reflected on the sermon last week, I think I would have included this, or said it in a following sermon: our sufferings are meant to be shared, that we would endure them in hope.  Gloryifying God in this fallen world, in a life stained everywhere by sin, involves much suffering - Paul...

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Please Consider "Listening" to This Sermon

On behalf of the elders, I would like to invite you to consider volunteering to serve in children’s ministry this fall, particularly for Children’s Church - the time when kids up to third grade step out for separate instruction during the sermon.  “What? And miss the sermon?! I’m not a ‘kid person’. I’ve been there and done t...

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