Sermons by Jonathan Anderson

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Don’t Let Prayer Destroy Your Faith

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Few things can foster doubt more than prayer. “You do not have,” the Bible says, “because you do not ask. You ask and did not receive, because you ask wrongly…The prayer [fervent prayer, NKJV] of a righteous person has great power” (James 4:3-4; 5:16). So, when we pray and it doesn’t work, we want to […]

The Donkey In The Well

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One day a farmer’s donkey fell into a well. The animal cried loudly for hours, while the farmer tried to figure out a way to rescue him. After much consideration, the farmer decided that the donkey was old and the well was already dry and needed to be covered anyway. He decided that it really […]

God’s Voice

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God’s Voice: Stills you. Leads you. Reassures. Enlightens you. Encourages you. Comforts you. Calms you. Convicts you. Satan’s Voice: Rushes you. Pushes you. Frightens you. Confuses you. Discourages you. Worries you. Obsesses you. Condemns you. “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10:27 ESV) In Christ, Jonathan Anderson

Instruments of Peace

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When you listen to some people talk you would think that it’s the church’s job to serve them. They treat the church as if it’s a business that’s supposed to provide a service, and if it does not, they can point in indignant tones at the church that had apparently failed them. The problem with […]

Church Attire – Human Tradition or Biblical Principle?

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About 18 years ago, Kyle Idleman came to my office with a serious concern. Kyle was 26 years old and had been hired six months before to be on [our] church’s teaching team. He was a phenomenal young preacher, and our congregation was enamored with him. At the time, I had been the senior [minister] […]

300 Months.

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300 months…25 years…that’s a long time to wait for anything. From Genesis 12 when God first promised Abram that He would make his name great and out of him would come many nations till Genesis 25 when Isaac was born was 25 years. Waiting is never easy. We have a hard time waiting for a […]

Living on Past Glory!

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There’s an old Alabama football joke that went around in the 90’s: Q: What do a maggot and an Alabama football fan have in common? A: Both can live on a dead Bear for 20 years. I first heard that little Diddy in the “days of the Mikes” – if you’re a Tide fan you […]

Legal Rights

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During a football game one Sunday afternoon, one of the players got upset at a referee after he disagreed with a call that he made. The player was twice as big as the referee and probably ten times as strong. He was angry, and his anger prompted him to do something unthinkable and unacceptable. He […]

Overcome Evil With Good

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said: “It is always the right time to do the right thing.” Joey Prusak, a teenager from Minnesota and manager of a Dairy Queen, is a person who demonstrated that thought. Joey is a 19-year-old manager at a Dairy Queen in Minnesota. While serving customers in 2013, Joey observed […]

The Operating Room

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In a hospital setting, cleanliness is very important. In fact, the closer you get to the operating room, the more important cleanliness becomes. Doctors in an operating room are very concerned that the scalpel not only is not covered in dirt, but that it’s not even dusty because the smallest amount of impurity contaminates the […]