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Work Out Your Salvation

2013-06-23 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 41s

What higher priority could there be in our lives than that of our own salvation? Yet, many are confused, deceived, or indifferent when it comes to this vital topic. Scripture teaches us how to avoid these errors, and we must be diligent in making sure our claim of salvation is in agreement with the description [...]

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As You Have Obeyed

2013-06-16 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 48s

When Christ gave His life for us, He also set an example for us to follow. It was an example of humble obedience to His Father’s will, even to the extent of death on a cross. Claiming faith in God without obedience to His commands is nothing more than wishful thinking. It’s a hollow claim. [...]

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Walking in the Humble Steps of Jesus

2013-06-09 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 40s

It is staggering to think of everything Jesus left behind to come to earth and save us! He set aside all His kingly rights, made himself nothing, and became a humble servant to show us what sacrificial love really looks like. However, it is not enough for us to admire His humility from a distance. [...]

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Can’t We All Just Get Along?

2013-06-02 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 39s

The war that killed more American soldiers than any other war in history was the Civil War. More lives were destroyed by fighting among ourselves than by fighting an outside enemy. The same is true in the church. If Satan can get us to turn our swords on each other, the gospel will never advance, [...]

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Are We Living Worthy of the Gospel?

2013-05-26 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 32s

Philippians 1:27 urges us to live lives worthy of the gospel of Christ. This literally means that our lives should give equal weight and value to the sacrifice that Christ made by giving His life for us. If His death was placed on one side of an old-fashioned scale and our life was placed on [...]

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Our Dying Savior Gives New Life

2013-05-19 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 23s

The death of Christ on the cross changes more than our legal status before God in heaven. It does more than just save us from our sins and give us a home in heaven. His death must also bring about a complete change in our daily walk here on earth. It is impossible for anyone [...]

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To Die is Gain

2013-05-05 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 35s

Death. It’s a topic no one likes to talk about. People do everything they can to stay young as long as possible and extend their life in the hopes of delaying the inevitable. Even many Christians are afraid to think about death. But as followers of Christ, we not only have nothing to fear about [...]

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To Live is Christ

2013-04-28 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 41s

What are you living for? It’s a simple question, yet how you answer it has profound implications. For the apostle Paul, the answer was unmistakable. He said, “For me to live is Christ!” Could your life’s statement be that clear; that there would be no need for additional words or further explanations? Is Christ the [...]

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To Live is Christ

2013-04-27 :: Phil Pike

What are you living for? It's a simple question, yet how you answer it has profound implications. For the apostle Paul, the answer was unmistakable. He said, "For me to live is Christ!" Could your life's statement be that clear; that there would be no need for additional words or further explanations? Is Christ the very purpose, priority, and passion of your existence?…

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Enduring Trials for God’s Glory

2013-04-21 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 38s

Some people teach that God never uses pain or trials or sickness to bring about His will. While this may sound good, it is absolutely not biblical. As we will see today, God uses many things, including suffering, to bring about His purpose. The question is not whether we will face trials, but whether we [...]

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Enduring Trials for God's Glory

2013-04-20 :: Phil Pike

Some people teach that God never uses pain or trials or sickness to bring about His will. While this may sound good, it is absolutely not biblical. As we will see today, God uses many things, including suffering, to bring about His purpose. The question is not whether we will face trials, but whether we will respond to them in ways that glorify God. If you are in the middle of a painful, confusing time in life right now, we pray that this message will be a great encouragement to you!…

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Will God Ever Give Up On Me?

2013-04-14 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 40s

Paul opens his letter to the church in Philippi with incredible words of love and encouragement, thanking them for their faithful partnership in the Gospel from the first day until now. Then he tells them that it was God who saved them, and it will be God who carries their salvation on to completion. He [...]

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Will God Ever Give Up On Me?

2013-04-13 :: Phil Pike

Paul opens his letter to the church in Philippi with incredible words of love and encouragement, thanking them for their faithful partnership in the Gospel from the first day until now. Then he tells them that it was God who saved them, and it will be God who carries their salvation on to completion. He is reminding them that there is nothing they can do through their own efforts to earn salvation or to keep their salvation secure. If you ever worry about losing your salvation, these are great verses to help you settle this matter once and for all.…

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The Strange Leading of the Holy Spirit

2013-04-07 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 38s

The great church in Philippi began, not through clever planning and brilliant strategy, but because of “failed” plans by a missionary team. They had planned to take the Gospel into Asia, but the Holy Spirit would not allow them to go there, and sent them instead to the city of Philippi where they were severely [...]

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The Strange Leading of the Holy Spirit

2013-04-06 :: Phil Pike

The great church in Philippi began, not through clever planning and brilliant strategy, but because of "failed" plans by a missionary team. They had planned to take the Gospel into Asia, but the Holy Spirit would not allow them to go there, and sent them instead to the city of Philippi where they were severely beaten and thrown into prison. Surely this could not be God's will for them! Yet out of that hardship came a beautiful church. Are you learning to follow the Holy Spirit's leading, even when His plans don't make sense?…

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The Incredible Exchange

2013-03-31 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 30s

We’ve all been conned into a bad deal or two in our lifetime. But God comes to us this Easter weekend and offers us a deal that is so amazing, it would make no sense to refuse. He is inviting us to become part of the incredible exchange that took place on the cross and [...]

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The Incredible Exchange

2013-03-30 :: Phil Pike

We've all been conned into a bad deal or two in our lifetime. But God comes to us this Easter weekend and offers us a deal that is so amazing, it would make no sense to refuse. He is inviting us to become part of the incredible exchange that took place on the cross and the empty tomb 2,000 years ago. That is when God took all of our sinfulness and placed it on Jesus, and God took all of His sinlessness and placed it on us, and for all who accept this offer, God no longer sees us as rotten sinners, He sees us righteous sons. Have you accepted this offer? It is the greatest deal you will ever make in this life and in eternity!…

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Power from on High

2013-03-24 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 27s

Jesus left us with a great commission. We are to take His message into all the world. But He didn’t expect us to attempt it in our own strength and abilities. He promised us another Helper who would guarantee our success. Listen as we uncover this incredible promise Jesus still offers to every follower who [...]

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Power from on High

2013-03-23 :: David Cannon

Jesus left us with a great commission. We are to take His message into all the world. But He didn't expect us to attempt it in our own strength and abilities. He promised us another Helper who would guarantee our success. Listen as we uncover this incredible promise Jesus still offers to every follower who asks to receive.…

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Living Water

2013-03-17 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 50s

If we only had hours to live, we would make sure our last instructions for our loved ones were the most important. That was the case for Jesus, as well. Join us as we take a look at some of the final instructions Jesus left with His loved ones.

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Living Water

2013-03-16 :: David Cannon

If we only had hours to live, we would make sure our last instructions for our loved ones were the most important. That was the case for Jesus, as well. Join us as we take a look at some of the final instructions Jesus left with His loved ones.…

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Don’t Just Make a Living. Make a Life!

2013-03-10 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 39s

God has a specific purpose for every one of us to play in His redemptive mission on this earth. He has a “life purpose” for us that is bigger than our “life provision.” The trouble is, we spend most of our life pursuing our provision instead of pursuing our purpose. Our life provision is how [...]

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Don't Just Make a Living. Make a Life!

2013-03-09 :: Phil Pike

God has a specific purpose for every one of us to play in His redemptive mission on this earth. He has a "life purpose" for us that is bigger than our "life provision." The trouble is, we spend most of our life pursuing our provision instead of pursuing our purpose. Our life provision is how we make a living... our life purpose is how we make a life! Once you begin to discover your life purpose, you will discover a life of real meaning and joy far beyond the daily 8-5 grind, and you will then be able to live with confidence, knowing exactly what your role is in God's great plan!…

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When God Intersects Your Path

2013-03-03 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 40s

We all spend the first part of our life trying to build our own empire — getting the right education, finding the best career that will pay us the most money, buying a nice house, marrying the person of our dreams. But at some point, crisis slams into our life, and we begin questioning everything [...]

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When God Intersects Your Path

2013-03-02 :: Phil Pike

We all spend the first part of our life trying to build our own empire -- getting the right education, finding the best career that will pay us the most money, buying a nice house, marrying the person of our dreams. But at some point, crisis slams into our life, and we begin questioning everything we're living for. It is at this stage that we become most receptive to God's voice. Unfortunately, many of us spend far too long in the first stage, ignoring the calls of God, and continuing to ask God to bless our plans instead of getting on board with His plans. But God created us for something bigger than building our own empire. He created us to build His kingdom! What stage of life are you in?…

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Pursuing What Really Matters

2013-02-24 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 44s

Every day we are bombarded with messages telling us something else we need to buy in order to be happier, healthier or more comfortable. We are told that if we drive this particular car or wear this brand of clothes or live in this neighborhood, then we will be a notch above everyone else. But [...]

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Pursuing What Really Matters

2013-02-23 :: Phil Pike

Every day we are bombarded with messages telling us something else we need to buy in order to be happier, healthier or more comfortable. We are told that if we drive this particular car or wear this brand of clothes or live in this neighborhood, then we will be a notch above everyone else. But the problem is, as millions have discovered too late, none of those things are worth a dime when life is over. If we are ever going to be bold followers of Jesus, we must make absolutely sure we're pursuing what really matters in the eyes of God.…

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Laying Everything On The Line

2013-02-17 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 36s

Have you ever laid everything on the line for something? The truth is, we all take risks in life in many different ways — going from being single to being married, deciding to have children, stepping out to pursue our dream career. But have you ever risked everything for Jesus? Have you ever intentionally laid [...]

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Laying Everything on the Line

2013-02-16 :: Phil Pike

Have you ever laid everything on the line for something? The truth is, we all take risks in life in many different ways -- going from being single to being married, deciding to have children, stepping out to pursue our dream career. But have you ever risked everything for Jesus? Have you ever intentionally laid down your entire life to live His life instead? Yes, you may have trusted Jesus with your soul... but have you ever trusted Him with your life? He said if we're not willing to do that, we will get to the end and realize we lost everything. But if we give up our life for His, we will discover what life is really all about!…

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Following Jesus, No Strings Attached

2013-02-10 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 43s

Today’s advertising experts would have to admit that Jesus had the worst marketing campaign in history! Instead of advertising all the good things up front and putting the bad things in fine print, He came right out and said that if anyone wanted to follow Him, they first had to deny themselves, take up a [...]

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Following Jesus, No Strings Attached

2013-02-09 :: Phil Pike

Today's advertising experts would have to admit that Jesus had the worst marketing campaign in history! Instead of advertising all the good things up front and putting the bad things in fine print, He came right out and said that if anyone wanted to follow Him, they first had to deny themselves, take up a cross, abandon every other allegiance in life, give up everything they had, and follow Him, possibly even to the death. He made it painfully clear that no one could be His disciple if they were still holding onto anything that came before Him. And still today, He requires that we follow Him, no strings attached!…

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Who is Really in Charge of Your Life?

2013-02-03 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 38s

We’ve all seen funny or embarrassing things happen at weddings, but just imagine how stunned you would be to hear a bride standing at the altar refusing to forsake all others and give herself to her husband alone! Yet we think nothing of entering into a relationship with Jesus that very same way. Some people [...]

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Who is Really in Charge of Your Life?

2013-02-02 :: Phil Pike

We've all seen funny or embarrassing things happen at weddings, but just imagine how stunned you would be to hear a bride standing at the altar refusing to forsake all others and give herself to her husband alone! Yet we think nothing of entering into a relationship with Jesus that very same way. Some people say, "I want to go to heaven when I die, but I don't want Jesus ruling over my life!" The fact is, Jesus doesn't give us that option! He demands exclusive ownership of every area of our lives. You may have received Jesus as Savior, but have you ever invited Him to be the Lord and Master of your life?…

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One Question You Never Want to Hear

2013-01-27 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 39s

Imagine if Jesus called you and said He wanted to come by your house that evening to speak with you for a few minutes. As you excitedly invited Him into your living room, He took a seat right beside you, then turned to you and took your hand in His. Then He looked into your [...]

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One Question You Never Want to Hear

2013-01-26 :: Phil Pike

Imagine if Jesus called you and said He wanted to come by your house that evening to speak with you for a few minutes. As you excitedly invited Him into your living room, He took a seat right beside you, then turned to you and took your hand in His. Then He looked into your eyes with incredible love, and said very gently but with great concern, "Why do you call me Lord, and do not do what I say?" Can you imagine how your heart would sink? What does making Him Lord really mean, and how can we make sure we never have to hear that question?…

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Whatever He Says to You, Do It!

2013-01-20 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 32s

The last time we ever hear Mary the mother of Jesus speak is when she points people to Jesus and says, “Whatever He says to you, do it!” After this, we never hear her speak another word in the Bible. What a powerful final statement to leave with the world, and it is still the [...]

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Whatever He Says to You, Do It!

2013-01-19 :: Phil Pike

The last time we ever hear Mary the mother of Jesus speak is when she points people to Jesus and says, "Whatever He says to you, do it!" After this, we never hear her speak another word in the Bible. What a powerful final statement to leave with the world, and it is still the greatest advice for anyone who will listen. If we ever hope to become bold followers of Jesus, we must make these words our life's anthem, and be willing to do whatever Jesus tells us to do.…

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Another Year of Grace

2013-01-13 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 33s

As 2012 falls from the calendar and we stand on the threshold of a brand new year, one thing we can all say for sure is that God has given us another year of grace! We’ve had another 12 months to live for Him, to grow in Him, to bear fruit for His kingdom… but [...]

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Another Year of Grace

2013-01-12 :: Phil Pike

As 2012 falls from the calendar and we stand on the threshold of a brand new year, one thing we can all say for sure is that God has given us another year of grace! We've had another 12 months to live for Him, to grow in Him, to bear fruit for His kingdom... but what have we done with those opportunities? Are we closer to Christ today than we were this time last year, or has our relationship with Him drifted apart? Each new year God gives us to live is another year we don't deserve -- another year of grace. What will we do with this one?…

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Surrendering Your Future to God’s Will

2013-01-06 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 31s

The night before Jesus went to the cross, He agonized over that step of obedience so deeply that the Bible says His soul was overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death! He asked His Father if there was any other way, but He concluded that prayer by saying, “…not my will, but Thy will [...]

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Surrendering Your Future to God's Will

2013-01-05 :: Phil Pike

The night before Jesus went to the cross, He agonized over that step of obedience so deeply that the Bible says His soul was overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death! He asked His Father if there was any other way, but He concluded that prayer by saying, "...not my will, but Thy will be done." Jesus was willing to surrender His future to God because he trusted His Father completely. He let go of everything that might have held Him back from total obedience. What about you? Is there anything holding you back from fully surrendering your future to God's will?…

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What Child is This?

2012-12-30 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 37s

Centuries before Jesus came, people shook their heads and wondered what kind of Savior this might be who the prophets said would come, not as a mighty warrior, but as a little baby. Then, when He did come, people shook their heads in wonder and amazement at the things He said and did, as they [...]

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What Child is This?

2012-12-29 :: Phil Pike

Centuries before Jesus came, people shook their heads and wondered what kind of Savior this might be who the prophets said would come--not as a mighty warrior--but as a little baby. Then, when He did come, people shook their heads in wonder and amazement at the things He said and did, as they asked each other, "Who is this?" Today, this continues to be life's most important question -- deciding for ourselves who this Child really is. Have you answered this all-important question?…

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Joy to the World

2012-12-23 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 36s

The world can offer you momentary happiness, but only Jesus can give you lasting joy. Happiness comes and goes depending on life’s circumstances, but joy remains even in the worst of times. But is it really possible for anyone to experience this kind of joy? Despite having so many things in life like pleasures, pursuits [...]

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Joy to the World

2012-12-22 :: Phil Pike

The world can offer you momentary happiness, but only Jesus can give you lasting joy. Happiness comes and goes depending on life's circumstances, but joy remains even in the worst of times. How is it possible for anyone to really experience this joy? Listen to this message and learn how you can have the joy that Jesus came to give, even when life let's you down!…

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O Holy Night

2012-12-16 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 48s

A song most of us know as “O Holy Night” is a favorite of many, but the origin is not as commonly known. First written as a poem to be read in a Christmas service in France, the original French version is a powerful reminder of the truth and good news of that holy night [...]

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O Holy Night

2012-12-15 :: David Cannon

A song most of us know as "O Holy Night" is a favorite of many, but the origin is not as commonly known. First written as a poem to be read in a Christmas service in France, the original French version is a powerful reminder of the truth and good news of that holy night our Redeemer was born.…

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

2012-12-09 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 39s

October 1962 was a time of tremendous uncertainty and fear for Americans. The Cuban missile crisis had reached its most critical hour as America stood toe to toe with the Soviets and wondered if a nuclear war was imminent.  People were gripped with panic, and it was during this dreadful time that Noel Regney wrote [...]

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

2012-12-08 :: Phil Pike

October 1962 was a time of tremendous uncertainty and fear for Americans. The Cuban missile crisis had reached its most critical hour as America stood toe to toe with the Soviets and wondered if a nuclear war was imminent. People were gripped with panic, and it was during this dreadful time that Noel Regney wrote the song, Do You Hear What I Hear? It was a prayer for peace, encouraging everyone everywhere to look carefully and listen closely to the message that the Baby in the manger brings to all who will trust in Him. Jesus alone can bring true peace in life's most troubling times. Do you know the peace that He gives?…

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O Little Town of Bethlehem

2012-12-02 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 36s

When God sent His Son to earth, why didn’t He choose a major world city to announce His arrival to millions of people? Instead, He chose the tiny town of Bethlehem and only announced His birth to lowly shepherds in the middle of the night. And instead of coming as a mighty warrior or a [...]

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O Little Town of Bethlehem

2012-12-01 :: Phil Pike

When God sent His Son to earth, why didn't He choose a major world city to announce His arrival to millions? Instead, He chose the tiny town of Bethlehem and only announced His birth to lowly shepherds in the middle of the night. And instead of coming as a mighty warrior or a powerful political leader, He came as a helpless baby born into a lowly family. But why? Why did He choose to come that way? Once you understand the reasons why He came, lived and died the way He did, you will gain a new appreciation for the lengths that God went to in order to identify with our struggles and become one of us!…

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Living With Purpose Right Where You Are

2012-11-18 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 38s

It’s an awesome thing to see God moving through you to touch the lives of others, and the best part is, you don’t have to earn a special degree, write a best-selling book, or become a great speaker… God wants to use you right where you are with what He has already given you! Did [...]

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Living With Purpose Right Where You Are

2012-11-17 :: Phil Pike

It's an awesome thing to see God moving through you to touch the lives of others, and the best part is, you don't have to earn a special degree, write a best-selling book, or become a great speaker... God wants to use you right where you are with what He has already given you! Did you know that whatever you do for a living, you are just as ordained by God as the pastor who stands in the pulpit every week? It's true! Today we look at three simple steps you can take to allow God to start using your life in powerful, eternally significant ways right where you are. We encourage you to follow these steps of obedience and watch what God will do through you to impact the lives of others with His love, His light and His hope!…

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God Chose You for His Team!

2012-11-11 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 43s

Remember being on the playground at school when the kids would choose teams for kickball? Did you ever have the awful experience of being the last one chosen, or maybe not being chosen at all? Sadly, many people go through their entire life feeling that God would never want them on His team because they [...]

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God Chose You for His Team!

2012-11-10 :: Phil Pike

Remember being on the playground at school when the kids would choose teams for kickball? Did you ever have the awful experience of being the last one chosen, or maybe not being chosen at all? Sadly, many people go through their entire life feeling that God would never want them on His team because they see themselves as having no value at all. If you feel weak, ashamed, broken, overlooked or useless in life, you need to know that God sees great value in you! In fact, you are exactly the person He is looking for to show His greatness through. Listen and be encouraged by today's message!…

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Validating Our Claim

2012-11-04 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 42s

Continuing our study of the book of James, join us as we focus on validating our claim of worshiping and serving God. James certainly doesn’t beat around the bush on this one.

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Validating Our Claim

2012-11-03 :: David Cannon

Continuing our study of the book of James, join us as we focus on validating our claim of worshiping and serving God. James certainly doesn't beat around the bush on this one.…

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He Sees You in the Storm

2012-10-28 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 41s

When the storms of life are beating down upon you, it is very easy to forget everything you thought you knew about God. Sometimes when you’re all alone struggling against the wind and waves, it can feel like God has forgotten you. Your prayers seem to go unheard and you wonder if He will ever [...]

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He Sees You in the Storm

2012-10-27 :: Phil Pike

When the storms of life are beating down upon you, it is very easy to forget everything you thought you knew about God. Sometimes when you're all alone struggling against the wind and waves, it can feel like God has forgotten you. Your prayers seem to go unheard and you wonder if He will ever come to your rescue. In those difficult times, it is vital that you remember three important truths about God. These truths will help you hold on through even the roughest seas and guide you safely to your destination!…

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He Himself is Our Peace

2012-10-21 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 48s

Regardless of who we are or how much we love God, the storms of life are bound to come. We sometimes endure struggles that feel completely overwhelming, and we wonder if God has forgotten all about us. Have you ever felt like the dark clouds would never roll away and let the sun shine again? [...]

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He Himself is Our Peace

2012-10-20 :: Phil Pike

Regardless of who we are or how much we love God, the storms of life are bound to come. We sometimes endure struggles that feel completely overwhelming, and we wonder if God has forgotten all about us. Have you ever felt like the dark clouds would never roll away and let the sun shine again? If so, we pray that these sermons will bring you fresh hope and help you find peace in your storm.…

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The Heart That Listens

2012-10-14 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 25s

God’s Word has the power to save us. But when we see His words with our eyes and hear them with our ears are we truly seeing and hearing them? Join us as we learn some important truths concerning seeing and listening to God’s Word.

The Heart That Listens is a post from LifePoint Church in Greenville, SC.

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The Heart That Listens

2012-10-13 :: David Cannon

God's Word has the power to save us. But when we see His words with our eyes and hear them with our ears are we truly seeing and hearing them? Join us as we learn some important truths concerning seeing and listening to God's Word.…

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The Folly of Two Souls

2012-10-07 :: LifePoint Church
Length: 53s

Do you question whether God still answers prayers today? Your honest response to that question is likely shaped by the effectiveness of your prayers in the past. But have you examined yourself and your prayers under the light of God’s Word? Join us as we look at what Scripture teaches about asking and receiving.

The Folly of Two Souls is a post from LifePoint Church in Greenville, SC.

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The Folly of Two Souls

2012-10-06 :: David Cannon

Do you question whether God still answers prayers today? Your honest response to that question is likely shaped by the effectiveness of your prayers in the past. But have you examined yourself and your prayers under the light of God's Word? Join us as we look at what Scripture teaches about asking and receiving.…

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Pausing to Give Thanks

2012-09-29 :: David Cannon

As a church family, we decided to pause this week to thank God for just a few of the many things He has already done for us. Join us as we hear and follow the example set forth in Scripture of expressing our thankfulness to God, regardless of our current circumstances.…

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Accepted in the Beloved

2012-09-22 :: David Cannon

Have wounds of rejection made it hard for you to believe God accepts you? Does guilt and shame prevent you from calling out to Him? You're not alone. Listen as we uncover the encouraging truth about God's acceptance of us.…

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Getting to the Root

2012-09-15 :: David Cannon

When there's an ugly weed in your flower bed, you know you must pull-up the root to prevent it from growing again. In the same way, when an ugly weed keeps popping-up in the life of a Christian, the remedy is no different. You must pull-up the root. Join us as we uncover some of the root issues that cause unnecessary hardships in the life of a believer.…

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Going Deep

2012-09-08 :: Bill Simmons

Do you ever feel the pressure of life that limits your ability to build deeper relationships? Does this same pressure limit your availability and accessibility to others? Listen as we learn how availability is being willing to adjust our own schedule, agenda, and plans to fit the right desires of God and others.…

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Fear Not

2012-09-01 :: David Cannon

God tells us not to fear. So, how are we doing with that? Many Christians seem to have forgotten what God says about fear, worry, and anxiety. Join us as we look into God's Word to learn what He says about fear, and why we need to pay attention.…

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Our Pudding of Proof

2012-08-25 :: David Cannon

"The proof is in the pudding." It's a phrase we sometimes hear when someone wants proof of a claim. So, what about our claim of loving Jesus Christ? How do we show proof of that claim? Listen as we uncover the "pudding of proof" for those who truly belong to the Lord Jesus Christ.…

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The Purpose of Communion

2012-08-18 :: David Cannon

Communion should be a regular part of any Christian fellowship. But do we really understand the significance of it and practice it worthily? Join us for a great reminder of why communion is such an important act of our Christian faith.…

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Walking in the New Life (6) - Prosperity

2012-08-11 :: David Cannon

Prosperity... We often hear it both preached and preached against in churches these days. So, what does God really say about it, and what should it look like in the lives of God's children? Listen as we dive into God's Word and uncover what He says about prosperity for His children.…

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Walking in the New Life (5) - Salt & Light

2012-08-04 :: David Cannon

Jesus tells us we are salt and light to the world, but what does that mean? Listen as we explore some incredible truths about the new life we have and how it should impact those around us.…

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Standing Firm in the Lord

2012-07-28 :: Rex Jones

When facing discouragement and difficulties in life, do you turn to yourself and the world, or do you turn to the Lord? As the narrow road becomes hard to travel, we must not shrink back from our faith. Join us as we hear an inspiring message about standing firm in the Lord.…

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Walking in the New Life (4) - Our Words

2012-07-21 :: David Cannon

Our words... God has a lot to say about them, but are we paying attention? As His children, we hold the power to speak words of life or death. And whatever is in our hearts is what will come out of our mouths. Let's take a close look at the truth of what God wants to hear from His children.…

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Walking in the New Life (3) - Set Apart

2012-07-14 :: David Cannon

As God's children, we are set apart by Him and for Him. But what does it mean to be "set apart"? Does that really apply to us, today? Join us as we take a look at the strong emphasis Scripture maintains on this truth of being set apart from the rest of the world.…

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Free from the Need to Earn God's Love

2012-07-07 :: Phil Pike

Some people grow up without ever hearing their father say, "I love you," and consequently they spend their entire life doing everything they can to try and earn his love. Often, we as Christians do the same thing with our heavenly Father. We feel like we have to meet certain standards and do enough good things in order to earn God's love and acceptance. If you are living that way, you are believing a lie! The Bible says we are already fully loved and accepted by God because of what Christ has done, and there is nothing we can do to make God love us more. Come discover what the Bible says about God's amazing love for you, and learn to live in the freedom and joy of that relationship!…

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Free from the Power and the Penalty of Sin

2012-06-30 :: Phil Pike

On July 4th we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence which made America a free nation. We owe a great debt of gratitude for the sacrifices that have been made so that we can be free. But we owe a far greater debt to Jesus for the freedom He purchased for us with His own blood! Do we really know all that we have been set free from in Christ? Once we truly begin to understand what His sacrifice has done for us, every day will be a celebration of the Christian's Declaration of Independence!…

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Walking in the New Life (2) - Our Justification

2012-06-23 :: David Cannon

Romans 8 is an exciting proclamation of what the new life is all about. Paul opens the chapter by laying the cornerstone of our faith, and then goes on to describe to us the vital role of the mind in the new life of a believer.…

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Walking in the New Life (1) - The Truth About Sin

2012-06-16 :: David Cannon

In order to rise-up beyond the lowlands of salvation, we must first be resolute in our understanding of God's character when it comes to sin. God has not changed, and repentance is a foundation stone on which the new life must be built.…

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Blessed to be a Blessing

2012-06-09 :: Phil Pike

No one has to teach little children to pull a toy out of another child's hand and say, "Mine!" We are born with that selfish nature in us. And even as adults, we struggle with the same problem. God blesses us with so many things--not only material things, but salvation too--and our tendency is to hold on tightly to those blessings and say, "These are mine!" But the truth is, God blesses us, not only for our benefit, but so we can invest those blessings into the lives of others for His glory. When a church learns to start releasing God's blessings into the mission of Christ, it will unleash His power and see lives impacted for all eternity!…

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Truth or Tradition - What Are We Fighting For?

2012-06-02 :: Phil Pike

There are many issues in the church that have caused heated debate and division over the years. Surprisingly, most churches don't argue over major doctrinal issues, but over far less important matters like what type of music is right or wrong, which instruments are acceptable in the church and which ones are worldly, whether suits and ties are more pleasing to God than casual clothes, etc., etc. If we don't learn to put these issues into their proper categories, we will end up confusing tradition with truth, and we will be guilty of exactly what Jesus warned us about -- trading in the commands of God for the traditions of men!…

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The Corruption of the Church - Part 2

2012-05-26 :: Phil Pike

Over the centuries, false doctrine has made its way into the church in many forms, and today there are millions of people being taught things that are absolutely untrue. Many people are told to pray to Mary, that she was sinless, that she is a co-savior with Christ, and even that she rose from the dead and ascended to heaven! How is it possible that churches can teach such things when there is not one verse in the entire Bible to verify these false claims? How did such lies make their way into the church, and what should our response be?…

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The Corruption of the Church - Part 1

2012-05-19 :: Phil Pike

When Jesus died on the cross, He opened the way for every believer to have direct access to God through Him. This new relationship was one of the foundational doctrines of the early church, but in 312 A.D. Emperor Constantine of Rome forced a system of lies into the church that completely distorted this biblical truth. Pastors were no longer seen as "Shepherds," but were renamed Priests and wore visually intimidating robes to elevate themselves above the common man. Church members were falsely told that they now had to go through a Priest in order to reach God, and this began the corruption of the church which continues to this very day!…

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Safe in the Hands of God

2012-02-25 :: Phil Pike

Living a righteous life does not exempt us from suffering. In fact, the Bible says we often see the wicked getting what the righteous deserve, and the righteous getting what the wicked deserve. While this may leave us confused and unsettled, there is one thing we can know for sure -- that we are all in God's hands. Both the good times and the bad times of life are in God's hands and under His watchful care. Even though you may not be able to make sense of the circumstances in your life right now, you can take great comfort in knowing that God is holding you safely in His hands!…

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What Will Be Written on Your Tombstone?

2012-02-18 :: Phil Pike

Whether we realize it or not, we will all leave some kind of monument after we die that others will remember us by. The Bible warns us how important it is for us to live in such a way that we will not only have a good name while we're alive, but that even after we're gone, our good name will linger on as a sweet fragrance to bless the lives of those who follow. Each day we live we're adding a new page to the memoir of our life. What are you writing on your page today, and what will be written on your tombstone when your life is over?…

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Stand in Awe of God

2012-02-11 :: Phil Pike

Have you ever noticed how Sunday mornings can be the most frantic time of the week? After rushing to get the kids ready, cleaning up the spilled orange juice, leaving the house late (again) and racing across town just in time for the service to start... the first few songs go by and you realize you haven't given any thought to God at all. In this fast-paced world it's easy to allow our worship to become just another event, but God warns us that He despises heartless worship! Today's message is a reminder of the awesome God we serve, and that we must never allow our worship of Him to be treated casually.…

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Living Life for the Sake of Others

2012-02-04 :: Phil Pike

In a world filled with non-stop advertising telling us how to improve OUR finances, OUR career, OUR possessions, OUR lifestyle, etc., it requires constant diligence to remind ourselves that as followers of Christ, this life is NOT about us! The truth is, the more we gather for ourselves, the more enslaved we become. Real life and freedom can only be found when we give our lives away. So how do we rise above this temptation to live for ourselves and answer the call of Christ to live for the sake of others?…

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Trusting God in the Hard Seasons of Life

2012-01-28 :: Phil Pike

We all go through many different seasons in life. Some seasons bring laughter and comfort, while other seasons bring sorrow and pain. It is natural for us to pray and ask God to get us out of the difficult seasons as quickly as possible... but when we do, we fail to realize this vital principle: Whenever we choose to change God's timing, we're choosing to depart from God's plan. Does God have you in a season of life right now that you wish He would hurry up and get you out of? If so, we pray that this message will be a great encouragement to you!…

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Choose Carefully What You Chase After in Life

2012-01-21 :: Phil Pike

What do you think the richest, most popular, most successful man in history might say about life when he reached the end? The fact is, we don't have to wonder... we can know exactly what he said by reading the book of Ecclesiastes. Solomon had it all. He spared himself no pleasure and denied himself nothing his eyes saw. Yet he reached the end and summed it up by saying that he hated life, and all his pursuits were meaningless. Are the things you're chasing after going to matter in eternity, or will they run through your fingers like sand?…

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Does Life Feel Like an Endless Cycle?

2012-01-14 :: Phil Pike

Someone once said, "I climbed the ladder of success, only to find when I reached the top that it was leaning against the wrong wall." How sad it would be to live your entire life chasing things that didn't matter in the end. The truth is, we're all pursuing something. How can we be sure the things we're pursuing will matter in eternity, or whether they will slip through our fingers like sand when life is over? Join us as we explore these questions, and many more, to make sure we're living the life God intended!…

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In the Hands of the Potter

2012-01-07 :: David Cline

God is the Potter...you are the clay. He is the Artist...you are His workmanship. As His masterpiece in the making, God has re-created you with a divine design to help you find and fulfill your unique purpose for life. Join us today as we take a 'behind the scenes' look at this transformational process and discover how what He’s done and who you are will determine what you will do. …

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Will You Finish What You Start This Year?

2011-12-31 :: Phil Pike

It's easier to start something than it is to finish it... It's easier to get married than to stay married. It's easier to have children than to raise children. It's easier to start school than to finish school. And most dangerous of all, it's easier to receive Jesus as Savior than it is to follow Him all the days of your life as Lord. One thing is sure... this year you will be tempted to quit something you shouldn't quit. Will you be prepared to use Christ as your example to press through those times as He pressed through for you?…

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The Hope that Christmas Brings

2011-12-17 :: Phil Pike

The coming of Jesus into the world has had an unmistakable, undeniable impact on history... but has His coming affected you personally in any way? It is only because He came that life can have true meaning and purpose beyond the routine of the daily grind. Because He came, we can have lasting peace even in a world of turmoil. Because He came, we can receive complete forgiveness of our sins and have a personal relationship with God. No greater Gift has ever been given. Have you allowed this Gift to change your life?…

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What Child is This?

2011-12-10 :: Phil Pike

Millions of people celebrate Christmas as just another holiday, with no acknowledgement of the very One Christmas is about. They see Christmas cards with a little baby on the front, but never stop long enough to ask, "What child is this?" But the truth is, this child cannot be ignored. His birth was unlike the birth of any other baby in history. His life has impacted the entire world like no other, and it forces all of us, sooner or later, to answer the question, "What child is this?"... and more importantly, "What decision have I made about Him?"…

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Being Thankful in All Circumstances

2011-11-26 :: Phil Pike

We have been blessed with so much and have been given so much by God that we have come to expect it. We don't really see our blessings as "blessings" anymore... we see them as the "normal" standard of life. Therefore, when anything in our life is taken away, we grumble and feel like we're truly suffering, and we sometimes even get angry at God. If there is anything in your life that you are struggling to give thanks for, today's message will help reset the benchmark on what true thanksgiving really is.…

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Living in Thankfulness: Fighting the Victim Spirit

2011-11-19 :: Johnnie Hall

Of all the commandments, Jesus said this one is the greatest: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind." If we're to love God completely, we must learn to think correctly... about who we are, why we're here, and where we're going. The thoughts we entertain about those foundational issues and what's been made available to us in the spiritual life have the power to hold us captive or to set us free... to rob us of joy or to fill us with hope. Here are some simple truths to help you live above the level of mediocrity and to love the Lord with all your mind.…

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Renewing Your Mind: Biblical Perspectives

2011-11-12 :: David Cline

Of all the commandments, Jesus said this one is the greatest: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind." If we're to love God completely, we must learn to think correctly... about who we are, why we're here, and where we're going. The thoughts we entertain about those foundational issues and what's been made available to us in the spiritual life have the power to hold us captive or to set us free... to rob us of joy or to fill us with hope. Today we explore some simple truths and a daily strategy to help you live above the level of mediocrity and to love the Lord with all your mind.…

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Are You Living Life With the End in View?

2011-11-05 :: Phil Pike

Life is busy. In the rush of work, school, raising children, paying bills, making plans... when is the last time you thought about heaven? It is so easy for us to get swamped under the demands and pursuits of this life, that all our attention and energy becomes focused entirely on earthly things. As followers of Christ, we must intentionally allow the reality of eternity to impact the way we live our lives today. Rather than getting wrapped up in the things of this world, we must have the wisdom to live life with the end in view!…

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We Can't Choose Who to Love

2011-10-29 :: Phil Pike

Throughout history, people have always tried to relax the demands of God on their lives. Jesus said, "Forgive others," and Peter asked, "How many times?" Jesus said, "Love your neighbor," and the lawyer quickly replied, "Who is my neighbor?"... just to make sure he didn't go to the trouble of loving anyone he absolutely didn't have to. But because of the Gospel, we cannot choose who we want to love and who we don't. We are all equal sinners in God's eyes, and because of this, we can never again look down on anyone else.…

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You Are a Letter That Others Are Reading

2011-10-22 :: Phil Pike

Too often we think that sharing the Gospel means nervously giving a cold, rehearsed presentation to people who don't know Christ. However, the message we are called to share is not a script that we memorize... the message is our lives! The Bible calls us to be "living letters" that others can read. As we live consistently for Christ each day, those around us will see how the Gospel has transformed us, and then our words will have credibility as we speak about our Savior. Today's message gives some practical advice for doing just that.…

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Living a Life Worthy of the Gospel

2011-10-15 :: Phil Pike

We have not been given the option of having our lives changed by the Gospel and then doing nothing with it. Our salvation is not just for our benefit, but for the sake of others who do not know Christ. The Bible charges us with the staggering responsibility of living our lives in a manner "worthy" of the Gospel. But we will never be motivated to take the Gospel to others unless we have eyes that see the need, and hearts that break over the need. Once we ask God to truly open our eyes and break our heart for the need of the Gospel, our lives will never be the same again!…

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A Church of Unity, Not Uniformity

2011-10-08 :: Phil Pike

The church has been called to function in unity in order to display the Gospel to a watching world. However, churches sometimes mistakenly think that unity means uniformity. This is a costly mistake that creates churches filled with man-made rules in an attempt to make everyone look the same, think the same, and act the same. This was never God's intention! Instead, we have been called to find unity in one thing -- The Truth -- and learn to function together as the Body of Christ, despite our other differences.…

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Are You Being Faithful Where You Are?

2011-07-10 :: Phil Pike

Someone once said, "If you can't be faithful where you are, you won't be faithful where you ain't." We spend far too much of our lives "planning on" being faithful to God "one day." We think, when we have more money, we'll give... when we have more time, …

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Don't Be Called a Fool by God!

2011-07-03 :: Phil Pike

The Bible tells a story about a man who acquired great wealth, retired financially independent, and spent his life doing whatever he wanted to do. Today we call this the "American Dream," and anyone who achieves it is looked upon as a success... but God c…

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Have You Counted the Cost of Following Christ?

2011-06-26 :: Phil Pike

Over the course of His ministry, there were thousands and thousands of people who were quick to follow Jesus when He was doing miracles. But those same crowds turned back once they learned how much it would cost them to truly follow Jesus. He said a perso…

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The Father's Love for Lost Causes

2011-06-19 :: Phil Pike

The parable of the Prodigal Son is not really about the son at all. Jesus told this parable for one reason... to show us His Father's amazing love for the lost. The prodigal son never expected to be welcomed home again, and he was surprised when he saw hi…

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Surrendering Your Heart to God's Plow

2011-06-12 :: Phil Pike

Farmers know that if they don't prepare the soil to receive the seed, no crops will grow, because unprepared soil always yields undesirable results. Jesus said the same is true with our hearts. It is easy to allow the soil of our heart to become hard or f…

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The Power of the Seed

2011-06-05 :: Phil Pike

No greater sermons have ever been preached in all of human history than those preached by our Lord Jesus. No words have ever brought more comfort and hope, or given more clear directions for life than His. Those who heard His words so long ago said, "No o…

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The Greatest Sacrifice

2011-05-29 :: Phil Pike

As Americans, we observe Memorial Day to honor and remember those who have given their lives for our freedom. But may we never forget that the greatest sacrifice ever made was when Jesus willingly bore our sin and died on the cross to purchase our freedom…

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What Kind Of Baggage Are You Passing Down?

2011-05-22 :: Phil Pike

The power that parents have to shape and influence their children for a lifetime is astounding. While our parents pass down many good things to us, they also pass down a certain amount of baggage, which, if not dealt with, will be carried through our enti…

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The Crossroads of Life

2011-04-24 :: Phil Pike

We all come to crossroads in life -- moments of important decisions that will shape our family and our future for years to come. But the most important crossroads we will ever face is when we choose whether to accept Jesus Christ as the Savior of the worl…

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Spirit in Control: A Picture of Power, Part 2

2011-04-17 :: Phil Pike

The Bible commands followers of Christ to be filled with the Spirit, but what does that really mean, and how do you know if you are filled with the Spirit? Today we look at four important proofs that our lives are filled with the Spirit's power and that w…

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Spirit in Control: A Picture of Power, Part 1

2011-04-10 :: Phil Pike

Jesus did not leave us here to live the Christian life in our own strength. He sent the same Holy Spirit who raised Him from the dead to live inside of us and empower us! But the Bible warns us not to be filled with other things that will take control of …

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Christ on the Cross: A Picture of Grace, Part 2

2011-04-03 :: Phil Pike

Where would your life be right now without Jesus? The fact is, you would be wallowing in sin, and you would be faced with a debt you could never pay. When Jesus died on the cross, he paid the debt for our sin and saved us from the wrath of God that was co…

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Christ on the Cross: A Picture of Grace, Part 1

2011-03-27 :: Phil Pike

Many people have tried to define the word Grace, but the greatest definition of grace is when Jesus took our sins upon himself and died on the cross in our place. He became sin for us, so that we might receive His righteousness. He willingly took our puni…

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Self in the Dirt: A Picture of Repentance, Part 2

2011-03-06 :: Phil Pike

The Bible says that our lives must bear fruit that gives evidence of our repentance, but in order for fruit to grow, God must prune away any areas that are not of Him. This process is often painful, but in the end, it is the only thing that brings true li…

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Self in the Dirt: A Picture of Repentance, Part 1

2011-02-27 :: Phil Pike

When you hear the word "repent," who do you think of? Is there a person or a group of people who, in your mind, are doing something terribly sinful of which they need to repent? It is so easy for us to point a guilty finger at others, while completely ove…

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Sin in the Mirror: A Picture of Brokenness, Part 2

2011-02-20 :: Phil Pike

What do you do when you look in the mirror and see that your hair or makeup is out of place? Do you walk away and forget about it, or do you stop and fix it? When the mirror of God's Word reveals sin in our life, we have the same choice... we can walk awa…

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Sin in the Mirror: A Picture of Brokenness, Part 1

2011-02-13 :: Phil Pike

We usually don't have trouble seeing sin in the newspaper or sin in the neighborhood, but we're not so good at seeing sin in the mirror. God longs to bring revival to our hearts, but sin is the one thing keeping that from happening. The Bible says our sin…

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God on the Throne: A Picture of Holiness, Part 2

2011-02-06 :: Phil Pike

Whether you look through the telescope or the microscope, the majesty and greatness of God are on display for all to see. Each year brings new discoveries of giant galaxies that now number in the billions, and also new discoveries of the vast "galaxies" w…

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God on the Throne: A Picture of Holiness, Part 1

2011-01-30 :: Phil Pike

How do you picture God? Is He an old man with a long white beard trying to keep up with everything in the universe? The Bible says God is a consuming fire; that He dwells in unapproachable light; that anyone who encounters His holy presence falls on their…

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The Grace of Jesus in Our Moments of Doubt

2010-07-11 :: Phil Pike

The disciples were hiding behind locked doors -- terrified and filled with doubt. Their Savior, the one they had left everything to follow, had just been brutally murdered, and they might be next. All their hopes were shattered. They felt alone and ashame…

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The Price Jesus Paid for Our Freedom

2010-07-04 :: Phil Pike

As we celebrate our freedom as Americans, we remember those who have paid the price to keep us free. But how often do we celebrate the freedom we have been given through the blood that Jesus shed on the cross when He gave His life for us? He paid the ulti…

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Rising from Your Failures

2010-06-27 :: Phil Pike

Have you ever felt disappointed in yourself because you let someone down? Even worse, have you ever felt the bitter sting of knowing that you let Jesus down? Peter experienced this when he denied Jesus three times... but thankfully that was not the end of…

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Will Our Lives Count for Eternity?

2010-06-20 :: Phil Pike

Hours before His death, Jesus challenged His disciples to make sure their lives bore fruit... fruit that would LAST. When our lives come to an end, will what we've done be gone like fireworks exploding and then fading away, or will our lives bear fruit th…

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Jesus Got Dirty for You

2010-06-13 :: Phil Pike

When Jesus served His disciples by washing their feet, Peter strongly resisted because He was embarrassed at the thought of having the Lord wash his filthy feet. When we become dirty by sin, our shame makes us want to run and hide from God. Yet God longs …

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Finding Hope in a Hopeless Situation

2010-06-06 :: Phil Pike

Have you ever found yourself facing a desperate situation... the clock is ticking... time is running out... and it seems like God is ignoring you? Has he heard your prayers? Will He ever show up? If you've been there, or you're there now, take heart in to…

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Forgiven of a Debt You Could Never Pay

0000-00-00 :: Phil Pike

If you were in debt for a billion dollars, imagine how grateful you would feel if someone paid it for you, especially if you had done nothing to deserve such kindness! The truth is, that debt is small compared to the debt we really do owe. Our sin has put…

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Running from the Heart of God

0000-00-00 :: Phil Pike

From our earliest memories in Sunday School, we were told that the book of Jonah was all about a man being swallowed by a big fish. But in reality, the whole story of Jonah, right up to the very last verse, is about the compassionate heart of God towards …

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Remembering - Living a Life of Humility

0000-00-00 :: Johnnie Hall

No greater sermons have ever been preached in all of human history than those preached by our Lord Jesus. No words have ever brought more comfort and hope, or given more clear directions for life than His. Those who heard His words so long ago said, "No o…

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Rescued by the Heart of God

0000-00-00 :: Phil Pike

Jonah's rebellion ended up getting him thrown into the sea to drown, and in reality, he was getting exactly what he deserved. But once again we see the loving heart of God; that His grace is bigger than our failures. God sent a great fish to swallow Jonah…

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Following the Heart of God

0000-00-00 :: Phil Pike

When Jonah rebelled against God and got thrown overboard into the ocean, God would have had every right to let him drown. But once again we see the gracious heart of God in Jonah 3:1 - The word of the Lord came to Jonah a SECOND TIME. Where would any of u…

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Questioning the Heart of God

0000-00-00 :: Phil Pike

Is your heart broken over the things that break God's heart? Do you care about the people He cares about? It is entirely possible to go to church, sing the songs, serve in a ministry, put money in the offering plate... and yet have a heart that is miles a…

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Exchanging God for Lesser Things

0000-00-00 :: Phil Pike

Quick, what images come to your mind when you hear the words, "idol worship?" Do you picture an ancient, pagan culture bowing down before statues carved from wood or stone? The problem is, when we think about idol worshipers, we never think about ourselve…

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Seeing Ourselves as We Really Are

0000-00-00 :: Phil Pike

Self-righteousness was the sin that Jesus faced more than any other. The Pharisees saw themselves as righteous, so they looked down on everyone else. Do we ever think we're better than people who don't go to church, people who commit awful crimes, people …

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Called to Go, Not Just to Gather

0000-00-00 :: Phil Pike

How do you live out the Gospel in life between Sunday morning and Saturday night? How do you live out the Gospel in life between the world that is and the world to come? How has Christ called us to interact with those around us who do not know Him? Unders…

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