Healer

So Without Limit 2.0 comes to a close this Sunday.We'll look at healing.An expression of the Holy Spirit that has been abused, mis-used, hi-jacked for profit.An expression of the Holy Spirit that is a source of confidence and hope for scores of people.Two things at...

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And One More . . .

This one is a bit more uplifing than the last two days, even if it comes in a somber context . . .But it's this.People who are in grief want to talk about the person who has died. The want to speak the person's name. They want to share memories. They want to laugh...

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Another Lesson Learned

I've learned something else in these almost-twenty-years.It's this.If someone shows up in your church and wraps themselves in a cloak of "spiritual maturity," be wary.In other words, if they are just a little too eager to speak of their own knowledge of Scripture,...

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A Lesson Learned

This July, I will begin my 20th year of full-time ministry.Over that time, I've learned many, many lessons. Some of them with great joy. Others with great pain.So I share one with you today. This one is especially for pastors and church leaders. It's this.Any time...

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Sovereignty & Money

John Piper said it this way: "He (Jesus) said more about money than he did about heaven and hell because where your treasure is there will your heart be also. So why do we have money? Money is God's idea, what's it for? Here's the reason we have money: we have money...

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Without Limit Celebration

We've had 2,000 car deodorizers.We've had 600 hot dogs and two sumo wrestlers.We've had video after video after video.And now we'll have celebration.It's our commitment time for Without Limit 2.0 and what it means for our Corner Campus.To get ready, read I Chronicles...

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The Criticism Loop

Awhile back, I was listening to a teaching program on a Christian radio station.The teachers on the air spent quite a bit of time criticizing 1) Wesleyans; 2) Charismatics; and 3) Contemporary preachers.3-for-3!So I got my dander up. I was ready to send an e-mail to...

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Charlotte’s Best

In an unbiased survey of my own mind, here are some of "Charlotte's best":For Charlotte's best steak, click here.Charlotte's best tennis teacher, click here.Charlotte's best independent school, click here.Charlotte's best place to buy a brand new used car, click...

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Wisdom From Barclay

William, not Charles.William Barclay is the author of the Daily Study Bible, a classic collection of New Testament commentaries. Though he writes from the perspective of mid-20th century neo-orthodoxy, his reflections on biblical passages often have singular...

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Holy Spirit Distribution System

We showed this in the middle of my message yesterday as a way of illustrating how God gives us the Holy Spirit:As you might imagine, it was well received.Yet another reason why this is a fun place to work.

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