Daniel 4:1-37 – A King Brought Low

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As Nebuchadnezzar’s story draws to a close, we are faced with a question: what was God’s purpose in dealing with this king, and what should we learn from his experiences?

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(Preaching through Daniel. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on July 2, 2017.)

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Judge Not

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It is not uncommon for people to use “Judge Not,” found in Matthew 7:1, as a kind of “Get-out-of-jail-free” card. What does Jesus actually saying about judging others in Matthew 7, and are we using that phrase correctly?

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(Preaching through the Sermon on the Mount. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 30, 2017.)

Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

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We begin our look at the Beatitudes (why are they called that?) with the poor in spirit. What does it mean to be “poor in spirit”? Why does Jesus seem to think that people in unfortunate circumstances are the ones who are better off?

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(Preaching through the Beatitudes. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on January 8, 2016.)

Preaching Through John – He Must Increase (John 3:22-36)

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If anyone had cause to boast, it was John the Baptist, a person foretold in prophecy, born miraculously, and the baptizer of Jesus himself. Yet, it was he who uttered the phrase that should be adopted by every disciple: “He must increase, and I must decrease.” What does this phrase mean, and how can it become effective in our own lives?

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(Preaching through the Gospel of John. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on August 14, 2016.)