Letters to the Seven Churches – Sardis: Perception vs Reality

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What is the difference between perception and reality? What makes our perception of something closer or farther from the way it really is? And how do these questions impact our relationships with the Father? As we examine Jesus’ letter to the church in Sardis, these questions form a helpful frame for the discussion.

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(This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on Janurary 10, 2016.)

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Why I am Thankful for the Church

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It is easy to complain about all the things that are wrong with the church because fundamentally, we are really complaining about people. But what about the amazing things Christ established the church for? I am certain that if you simply looked around, you would see truly wonderful things taking place where you are, things that can truly inspire thanksgiving.

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(This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on January 17, 2016.)

Letters to the Seven Churches – Thyatira: Tolerance

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We hate intolerance, yet in Jesus’ letter to the church in Thyatira, tolerance is the sin he condemns them for. The New Testament presents us with an interesting double standard approach to tolerating sin, ending with this denunciation of the church in Thyatira. What about their tolerance was so wrong?

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(This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on January 3, 2016.)