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Wayne Shelton

This is My Father's World

The Bible begins with the sweeping declaration, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” That declaration draws us back to the beginning of time, of the universe, and of the Scriptures. It affirms the eternality and absolute sovereignty of God. It evokes the faith and worship of God’s people. It sets the […]

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Meet Your Maker

What do you mean when you say that you believe in God? In this sermon we introduce the God of creation from Genesis 1:1-25.

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Meet Your Maker

“During the years 1642-1649, a group of leading theologians (known as ‘divines’) met in Westminster Abbey to devise a doctrinal statement for England. The result was the Westminster Confession of Faith, with its Shorter and Larger Catechisms. The character of the Westminster Assembly is indicated by how they approached the second question of their Shorter […]

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In the Beginning

The words, “In the beginning,” point to a history that began long ago and of which we are still a part. There is a story and a trajectory that Genesis 1:1 announces. In this sermon, we ask the question, ‘What is that story?’

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In the Beginning

Christmas Eve, 1968. The spacecraft Apollo 8 was orbiting the moon for the very first time. No humans had ever ventured so far from our planet; no mortal eyes had ever before seen the earth rising in the distance, a beautiful cloud-swathed ball of blue above the grey lunar horizon. As the world watched and […]

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Freedom!

What does the Bible mean by freedom when it says that the Son will set us free? In this sermon, Chad helps us to understand the biblical meaning of freedom from John 8:31-38.

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Free Indeed

‘They may take away our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!’ cried William Wallace of Braveheart. Then he gave that inimitable yell: ‘FREEDOM!’ Just thinking of these lines makes one’s blood flow fast. The word freedom is important to our Western world and its culture. Unfortunately, though, there has not always been agreement on […]

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Grace's Endless Kindness

As we open the Bible to that grand passage of amazing grace, Ephesians 2:1-10, we discover that God’s grace is immeasurably extended to us throughout all eternity.

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Grace's Endless Kindness

Philip Ryken writes that his ‘friend found out he was sick right before Easter.’ And to everyone’s surprise, he had liver cancer – ‘a death sentence, as it turned out.’ He notes that just eight weeks later they laid him to rest with ‘songs of praise, words of testimony, and many tears.’ He described his […]

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Grace's Precious Testimony

In this sermon on Acts 20:24, we seek to show that the infinite abundance of God’s costly grace compels us to give the gospel away to as many people as we can.

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