Tag Archives: Kingdom of God

The Spirit’s Carol

A sermon manuscript for Romans 8:1-19, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes) Introduction Well, Merry Christmas, Life Bridge! … and a happy new year. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. One of our family traditions is … Continue reading

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A Kingdom Life of Turning Aside

I’m sitting this morning in a busy Starbucks — one of the places I frequent in the mornings before classes. At the big table, a group of teenagers does more talking about love interests than working on homework. Two middle-aged … Continue reading

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Only the Empty will be Full

A sermon manuscript on Luke 18:9-30, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes) Introduction A few years back, I wanted to put together a special dinner for my wife Faith for her birthday. I had dinner planned, … Continue reading

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The End of Earthly Authority

A sermon manuscript on Revelation 19:11-21, prepared for House of Prayer Church in Mbale, Uganda. But the crazy thing is that I never preached this sermon; God changed it at the last second. In any event, I thought I’d share it … Continue reading

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Rethinking Freedom

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love the Marvel movies. I enjoy watching the good guy unequivocally trounce the bad guy. I’m all about truth, justice and the American way! As our culture becomes progressively discontent, confused, even fearful … Continue reading

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Our God has come close

I can’t get this song out of my head this morning. It’s simple, but its implications are far-reaching. And, by the way, I’m diggin’ this group (new to me): Love and the Outcome. Check this out… A Life of Hope For … Continue reading

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What is the Gospel?

“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29) “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 3:2) “It is now possible for ordinary human beings like you and me to live … Continue reading

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