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7 Letters for 7 Churches (Revelation 1:1-20)

Last Sunday, while eating lunch, I received a message from someone who watched last week’s sermon online. From the message, I gathered that somehow, he was listening to my sermon, while sitting in his megachurch, listening to that pastor’s sermon. … Continue reading

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Your Kingdom Come (Matthew 6:9-13)

When I was teaching Sociology at Nashville State Community College, every semester, during the topic of globalization, I would say (somewhat sarcastically) that you can go anywhere in the world, and in any major city, you will find a McDonalds. … Continue reading

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A Recovering Fundamentalist

Hello, my name is Kevin and I am a recovering fundamentalist. I grew up in a fundamentalist church, and denomination. I was taught that, “those evangelicals,” especially those belonging to the National Association of Evangelicals, were liberals. I was even taught that … Continue reading

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Identity Crisis

(NOTE: This is a sermon I preached on Thursday, July 27, 2017 for Empowerment Church during their Summer Revival Series. It is a sermon to the Church in the United States). ________________________________ In her book, The Great Emergence (2008), religion … Continue reading

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Kangaroo Court (Luke 22:63-23:25)

A Kangaroo Court is a mock court where a guilty verdict is predetermined. It is a court characterized by irresponsible and unauthorized proceedings. But where did the phrase, kangaroo court, originate? No one knows for sure. But one thing most … Continue reading

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Judas Iscariot (Luke 22:1-6)

The following story is more legend than historical fact,[1] but it is a great story none-the-less. Leonardo Da Vinci, a noted Italian artist, painted the Last Supper over a seven-year period. Each figure in the picture, including Jesus Christ, was … Continue reading

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Storytelling (Luke 20:9-19)

There is nothing like a good story told by an expert storyteller. In fact, I maintain that a good story, orally told by a great storyteller, is more captivating then reading a book or watching a movie. There are few … Continue reading

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