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Catch the Foxes that Ruin Our Vineyards

My sermon this weekend is called, “Catching the Foxes that Ruin Our Vineyards,” from Song of Solomon 2 and 1 Corinthians 7. My theme verse is Song of Solomon 2:15: “Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in...

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What's the Big Deal about Sex?

My sermons have generated more movement than usual the last several weeks. Some of the movement has drawn people to the altar to receive prayer as they respond to the Holy Spirit. Others have been drawn toward our exit doors as they ...

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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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The Challenges and Blessings of the Holy Spirit

This weekend is a celebration of two significant holidays. Pentecost is Sunday and Memorial Day is Monday. I thought I would tie the themes of both holidays together in my messages Saturday and Sunday. Memorial Day is about rememberin...

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How to Get Unstuck and Prosper

This weekend we will begin a new sermon series called, “Life Lessons from the School of Hard Knocks.” We all learn some things the hard way, either because we make mistakes, or others we love make mistakes that illustrate how not to live...

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This Sunday is Mother's Day

This weekend at Living Streams, our pastors will speak about the impact our mothers made on our lives. None of us have perfect mothers, but each of us has been shaped by their love and care for us. They were our first teachers and responded...

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The Vision of God

On Monday night I watched cable news as rioters in Baltimore burned cars and looted stores, while some of their leaders made excuses for their anarchy. People who are embittered by injustice often create more havoc by unleashing...

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A Strategy for a Fruitful Life and Ministry

Generals have a goal to win wars, so they develop strategies to fight battles. Business owners have goals to make money, so they develop strategies to grow their companies. Coaches have goals to win championships, so they develop strategies for...

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God's Blessing Makes us Fruitful.

We are beginning a new Vision series at Living Streams this weekend. In the King James version of the Bible, Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Vision is the grace to see life from God's perspective. It is spiritual...

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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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