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When the World Collapses around Us, We Can Still Rejoice

January 14th, 2021

When the world is collapsing around us, Christians can still climb to the heights. That is the uplifting message of Habakkuk, and of my New Year’s sermon preached at Eden …

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A Paradoxical Light

July 21st, 2020

The light of self-giving love cuts through the darkness like nothing else can. It is the light of new creation. It is the glory of selflessness overpowering the gloom of selfishness.

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This is our moment!

March 16th, 2020

An uplifting call to Christians during a pandemic I preached a sermon yesterday at Eden Baptist on the perspective we, as Christians, should take during this alarming time of the …

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Heaven’s Best is My Address

February 5th, 2020

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the …

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Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait

January 14th, 2020

In the middle of a large wall in the Art Institute of Chicago hangs a small painting. It is a sixteen-by-thirteen-inch self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh. Twice I have stood …

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Help! I’m Feeling Spiritually Listless

September 10th, 2019

A Common Problem What do we do when we feel spiritually listless? First of all, don’t be surprised. It happens to every Christian. There are times when we all feel …

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Christianity’s Best Kept Secret

August 14th, 2019

Many Christians have a troubling blind spot, and it diminishes both their usefulness for God and also their joy in life. In my years as a pastor, I’ve seen the blind …

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History’s Most Misunderstood Tree

August 9th, 2019

What is the most beautiful tree in creation? From the beginning, one tree stood out. It was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Surprisingly, few people gravitate …

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Beware of this Blind Spot in the Christian Life

March 7th, 2019

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Is ‘The Good Life’ Attainable?

February 14th, 2019

We’re all searching for the good life.’ Too often, however, we encounter discouragement, failure, broken relationships, guilt, and dashed dreams, all of which leave us yearning for more. In this …

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