OAKRIDGE BIBLE CHAPEL

It is customary for a good sermon to begin with an introduction of sorts, an attempt to orient the hearer to the text or
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A “kangaroo court” is a trivial-sounding idiom that, in reality, describes something far less playful than its title may suggest. According to one source,
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Young pastors are often advised, “preach to suffering people and you’ll never lack an audience.” Why? Because everyone is well-acquainted with the subject. We
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Chapter 26 marks a dramatic shift in Matthew’s gospel. In it is a transition from a teaching on things to come to a retelling
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One can learn a great deal from reading the letters written by soldiers to their families during World War I and World War II.
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The Bible is filled with contrast. Good and evil, light and darkness, joy and sorrow, hope and fear. In many cases, we’re better able
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Sometimes, there is suffering in our lives that’s more like a stomach flu: we don’t really know why it’s happening, but it feels terrible.
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It has been observed that “the subject of biblical prophecy is like one magnet interacting with another. For many people, it pulls them in.
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Matthew has recounted Jesus’s final entrance into Jerusalem (20:29–21:17), the unrelenting opposition he faced upon arrival (21:18–22:14), and, now, his rebuke of the faithlessness
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There are few more offensive concepts to the sensibilities of our contemporary culture than that of submission—the act of knowingly, willingly, intentionally, and repeatedly
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It’s wise to learn from others’ errors. A child, seeing their sibling punished, can learn obedience. A student, observing a peer caught cheating, can
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It is not uncommon to look forward to something for a long time only to be a tad underwhelmed, unfulfilled, or disappointed at its
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