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Freedom is Having the Least Amount of Chains

Bam! Just like that I have figured out the millennial mystery. I have deciphered the mysterious motivations that lead to this millennial generation's methods and madness....

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Happy Father's Day

Brittany reached over and gently tapped me on the shoulder and said, “I think it is time.” It was midnight and I had been asleep for an hour, so it took me a couple of seconds to realize what she meant. When it hit me, I bolted upright and a thousand ...

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Understanding Our Spheres of Influence and Responsibility

Our hearts ache in the aftermath of the shootings in San Bernardino. It is hard to imagine the grief of the families who have lost their loved ones in this tragedy. Let's pray for those families. Let's pray for ...

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Marriage Builders and Marriage Killers

We are continuing our “Lessons from the School of Hard Knocks” series this weekend with a message called, “Marriage Builders and Marriage Killers,” from Ephesians 5. Every married person learns some important things about ...

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How Do You Know Jesus is Alive?

My sermon for Easter is called, “How Do You Know Jesus is Alive?” from Luke 24. From the time I was a child, I went to church and heard that Jesus had risen from the dead. I accepted this part of the gospel, but it seemed more like history than present reality to me. But when I was twenty years old, the revelation that ...

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Faith at the Crossroads of Life

My sermon this weekend is called, “Faith at the Crossroads of Life” from Hebrews 11:20-30. I have been trying to preach on these verses for the last three weeks. Last week my sermon and my life were both temporarily derailed by my foolish car accident. I have...

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The Person God Honors

My sermon this weekend is called “The Person God Honors,” from 2 Chronicles 1:6-12 and Matthew 15:21-28. In 2 Chronicles 1, God gave Solomon a chance to ask him for anything he wanted. There is a time to ask God, and a time he will give great gifts. For ...

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The House Where God Lives

I want to thank all of you who worked to make the Living Streams 30th anniversary celebration a special event last Sunday. It was very encouraging for Kristina and me to feel the love and appreciation everyone showed for the church we have all served for...

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The House God is Building

In John 17, Jesus prayed for the unity of his followers. I just returned from a retreat with over twenty lead pastors from some of the largest churches in the Valley, including Redemption, Phoenix First Assembly, Scottsdale Bible, Church for the Nations, CCV, New City, First Christian Mesa, Desert View Bible, Pure Heart, North Bible, Cornerstone, Mission, and North Phoe...

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God's Restoration Process

My sermon last week was called, “A Bigger Dream” from Isaiah 54. I spoke about someone who had a dream that was crushed by circumstances beyond their control. God had a greater plan for that person than they had for themselves. There are many great truths in Isaiah 54. This week I want to cover the rest of the chapter with a message...

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A Bigger Dream

My first sermon to Living Streams in our living room thirty years ago was from Isaiah 54. My sermon this weekend from that same chapter is called, “A Bigger Dream.” Sooner or later we all have our hearts and dreams crushed by the realities of life. Isaiah 54 tells about a woman who had dreamed of a life with a good husband and children. Unfortunately she was rejec...

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We're Beginning a New Series

Mark Buckley gives a preview of the upcoming weekend....

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We Need Courage

Mark Buckley gives a preview of his upcoming sermon titled "The Courage of a Radical Disciple."...

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