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31 short (1-sentence) sermons for overcoming anger

Inform, don’t insult. Dispute without ill repute. Compassion curtails conflict. Disagree but delete disrespect. For constructive conflict, drop contempt. Debate without hate; there’s no need to berate. Find a way to say what’s on your mind without being unkind. Name … Continue reading

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Get a head start. Let Jesus set up Heaven in your heart while you live.

Sermons are like: Tell me and I forget. Tell me and I forget. Tell me and I forget . . . Church over-emphasizes sermon-hearing but seems to ignore “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Sermons can help you imagine … Continue reading

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Don’t wait on your church

Don’t wait on your church. They may never send or release you. Go ahead and do what God is telling you to. (The Bible says to “wait on the Lord.” It never says to “wait on a church.”) Too many … Continue reading

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Beyond spiritual compromise

A clean heart doesn’t speak with a dirty mouth. Wise eyes recognize evil’s disguise and don’t compromise with its lies. To compromise with lies is to choose deception rather than reality, fables instead of facts. A compromised conscience collapses into … Continue reading

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Christian lectures? Or a demonstration of Christ?

To focus on a man’s talk rather than on Christ’s presence is to settle for a 2nd-hand account instead of a 1st-hand experience. Instead of listening to lectures about Jesus, perhaps Christians could passionately demonstrate our love for and obedience … Continue reading

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To focus on a man’s talk (called a “sermon”) rather than on Christ’s presence is to settle for a 2nd-hand account instead of a 1st-hand experience.

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Lay it on the line!

How can we let God change us if we won’t even let Him change the church program? Take a risk like the chicken who went halfway across the road to lay it on the line. Lay your all on the line … Continue reading

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