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Some Exciting Thoughts On Sin -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: What is sin and how does forgiveness work?
What On Earth Is God Doing? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Every pastor must preach on the question that, sooner or later, every Christian m
There's No Plan "B" -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Each Christian should feel that it is up to her or him if Christianity is going t
Is There Any Future In The Bible? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: It is important to preach on the nature of biblical prophecy to dispel the myths
Advice Your Attorney Won't Give You -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: A much-ignored mandate given by Jesus, "going the second mile," needs serious con
So You Think You Can't Swallow A Camel? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: It is all about priorities: first things first.
I Hope Our New Earth Gets Done On Time -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: It is the Christian pastor's obligation to preach periodically on ecology and the
Astrology, Flip A Coin, Or Jesus -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: What criteria do we use to make critical decisions?
Why Teachers Can't Pray -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: It is important to preach a clarification sermon on the issue of Bible reading an
How Many Will Your Garbage Can Feed? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Pastors must repeat sermons on our need to stop wasting food and overeating, coup
What To Make Of Ghosts -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: If our church members think about it, we'd better discuss it. Are there ghosts?
Do You Know What You Are Drinking? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: We need to be reminded every so often of the commitment we should be making when
Baal: The 2003 Edition -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Baal was the chief rival to God during Old Testament times.
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Bible Because You Were Afraid I'd Ask -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Occasionally there needs to be a sermon just on the general background of the Bib
You Told Who? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Mainline Christians need to get over their shyness and reluctance to witnessing.
You Can't Legislate Morality? -- Guess Again! -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: "You can't legislate morality" is the popular phrase used to defeat laws or rules
Christians Should Be Different -- Not Weird -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose statement: The title says it all: there is a happy medium for the Christian between being no
Staking Out Your Donkey On Friday -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: What day is the Sabbath and what do we do on it?
Better Moonshine! -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Since "prohibition didn't work" is often used as an argument for not making other
When God Hates To Go To Church! -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: We should examine what worship is meant to be and how closely our worship approac
Welcome To Judgment Day -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Judgment day and getting saved may not be exactly what we are anticipating.
Forgive Us Our Daily Bread -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: As an especially privileged nation, we are a notoriously overfed population, whic
Does The Devil Make You Do It? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Who is responsible for the temptations we face?
What Are You Doing Out Of Jail? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: As Christians we should be social activists using nonviolent protests to bring ju
Beauty Is NOT In The Eye Of The Beholder! -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Our obsession with appearance causes us to discriminate.

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They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.  Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.  As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. (vv. 16-18)
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Many years ago I met a churchwarden who had grown up within a Jewish background but who had converted to Christianity quite late in life. She had had an amazing conversion experience which had affected her deeply and as a result had become an ardent Christian. She was particularly zealous about Christian mission to the Jews, wanting to convert all Jews to Christianity. When I asked whether she thought Jesus was the only way to God, she looked astonished and said yes, of course!

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Brian could feel the heat of anger rising in his neck. His left hand curled into a fist and he hit the palm of his right hand. He felt dizzy as he looked around.

Clothes, towels, and sheets were scattered all over the living room. A glass of orange juice was empty, the contents still dribbling down the side of the coffee table. A towel landed at his feet. His one-year-old looked up at him and giggled, making Brian even more angry.
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Erskine White
When people are confused or afraid, when they feel that things are out of control, or when they feel helpless to overcome the problems which confront them, they often resort to "pie in the sky" religion. They look for Jesus to come and fix what they can't fix for themselves. They figure that one day, as if by magic, Jesus will make everything right for them in the "sweet bye and bye."

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Not the Hour or the Day
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Acts 1:1-11

“God, I know that I’m supposed to have faith and trust,” Paul said softly as he sat on the bench outside of the nursing home. “Yet a part of me wishes you would tell me when.”

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