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Wayne Shelton

Graced by a Provision Beyond Ourselves

Everybody likes to hear a good story. So, much of the world’s literature consists of stories: love stories, war stories, stories of adventure. Most of these are very much alike, though they are told about different people and are set in a variety of places and diverse circumstances: boy meets girl, a problem arises, boy […]

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Sent to a People Beyond Ourselves

“In his book If I Should Die Before I Live, Joe LoMusio writes, “If I were to ask you to describe Easter without using any words, you could only use punctuation marks, which punctuation mark would you choose to describe this Easter for yourself?” He goes on to say how some might view Easter as […]

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Filled with a Power Beyond Ourselves

“We are not going to move this world by criticism of it or conformity to it, but by the combustion within it of lives ignited by the Spirit of God.” Vance Havner made that statement and he was right. The early church had none of the things that we think are so essential for success […]

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The Last Words of the Covenant

Philip Hughes writes: “[Jesus’ return] is an event that is always imminent, hence the need always to live in the expectation of his appearing.” In this sermon on Revelation 22:6-21, we examine how to live in expectation of Jesus’ coming.

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The Last Words of the Covenant

In his last words, in the last book of the Bible, Jesus promises to return soon: “He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming soon’” (Rev. 22:20). Jesus is not distant and inattentive but will soon return to bring both judgment and salvation. As Phillips says, ‘His primary emphasis here is to […]

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A Whole New World

In this sermon on Revelation 21:1-22:5, we walk through the final stages of life in the shadow lands into the ‘dawning of a new day. The dream has ended: this is the morning.’ It is a whole new world.

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A Whole New World

The Last Battle is the last book in C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. The final chapter, titled ‘Farewell to Shadow Land’, includes these words: The things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this is the end of all the stories, and […]

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