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Preaching Christ From the Old Testament

John Piper

Treating Christ crucified as the decisive ground, and Christ glorified as the final goal, of every good offered to us in the Old Testament is not an encouragement to preach speculative types and shadows from grapes and twigs. It rests on solid, clear, biblical considerations relating to all Old Testament Scripture. Read More

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The Value of Sex in Today's Culture

Church Resources Staff

The value of sex has decreased dramatically because of the widespread availability. Does the Judeo-Christian sexual ethic hold the answers for the correct way to view and practice healthy sexuality?

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Harnessing the Power of Word Pictures to Communicate Profound Truth

Church Resources Staff

Our words can convey weighty and complex truths through lighthearted and powerful stories. Using word pictures can be a powerful tool in the arsenal of any pastor or church leader.

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One Man's Journey from Prodigal to Pastor

Church Resources Staff

From a rage-filled young man to a thriving church pastor, the story of Raul Ries is filled with one remarkable miracle after another.

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Witness the Coronation of a King

Church Resources Staff

Join renowned teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan as he guides you through the ancient city of Rome. Follow the rabbi through the ruins, as the crucifixion of Jesus is unpacked through the eyes of a first century Roman audience.

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In Pursuit of Healing for Shattered Marriages

Church Resources Staff

The Church has been uniquely positioned to help families put the pieces back together. Listen in as Pastor and Counselor, Dave Carder answers an important question on how church leaders can take the first steps toward helping families heal the wounds of an extramarital affair. Read More

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The Audacious Task of Raising Children to Seek Joy

Church Resources Staff

C.S. Lewis describes a specific type of joy which eludes our modern understanding. How do we teach our children about a desire which will never be satisfied in this life? By showing them that a deep desire for God is far more satisfying than anything they can ever imagine.

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An Anchor for the Soul in Seasons of Grief

Church Resources Staff

One day it's going to happen. You're going to get that call, that email, or that text that someone you love is going through something earth-shattering. How do we step into the seasons of grief our congregation experiences throughout their lives? 

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