Sermons by Jonathan Anderson

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Superman

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Maybe you’ve heard the true story about the time that Muhammad Ali was sitting in first class on a plane one day when a flight attendant came to him and asked him to buckle his seat belt as they were nearing takeoff. The flight attendant left and came back, but Muhammad Ali had still not […]

The Fastest Man

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Usain Bolt is the fastest man who ever lived. He holds the world records in both the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints, and he is also a part of the fastest 4 x 100 team ever. It takes vision, purpose, and grit to spend four years training for a nine-second race, especially in a world where […]

The Hole That We’re In

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On October 14th, 1987, a little girl named Jessica McClure fell down a well shaft in the small town of Midland, Texas. The shaft was eight inches in diameter and twenty-two feet deep. She was lost to her parents with no way on her own to get out. She was absolutely trapped. From the bottom […]

The Toughest Room

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We were hidden from line of sight. Normally, in practice and I’ve only ever made entries in practice— (unless you count the thing Jim Goings and I did that night we cleared a Sam’s Club by ourselves) — when entering a room, you get a tap or a hand placed on the shoulder. We were […]

Stan Lee

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Since 1939, the late Stan Lee has been responsible for creating or co-creating some of the world’s most popular superheroes. His super-human imagination gave birth to Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man. Of course, the world has no shortage of storytellers, but Lee was […]

The Kindness of God

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Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? – Romans 2:4 Believers have the privilege of seeing all of life as designed and ordained by the sovereign will of God. By that sovereignty, each person’s eternity is […]

“I Can’t Come To Church Because Of Covid”

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(Tuesday Supplement. Note: I am well aware that there are those who are immunocompromised and cannot attend. This is not in any way meant to discourage or dishearten those in this condition. God knows and understands.) Covid has touched nearly every family I know, including my own. It would be foolish to say that it […]

The Tall Man’s Parade

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This week, I came across an odd story that I’d like to share with you. It’s a “preacher story” told by Tony Evans. It goes like this: One day there was a tall man’s parade in the army. In the tall man’s parade, you had to be a certain height to be in the parade. […]

12 Rules For A Happy Marriage

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1. Hold hands … a lot. 2. Never yell at one another unless the house is on fire. 3. If one of you has to win an argument, let it be your spouse. 4. If you have to criticize, do it rarely and lovingly. 5. Never bring up mistakes from the past. 6. Neglect the […]

A Lord to Lead You

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“There has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:11). The Greek word used in this verse is Kyrios. It signifies one who rightfully holds a position of authority. Jesus was born with this title. He has a lawful right to rule over every sphere, star, galaxy, and gulf. He is […]