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A Prayer to Renew Our Minds

A Prayer to Renew Our Minds

In order to move forward in something new and different, we need to renew our minds. To do that, our minds need a new connection. Repentance can feel like a heavy word. Maybe it’s a new word altogether for you. But repentance is the way God uses to change us. Let me show you what

Preaching Jesus After a Community Tragedy

Editor’s Note: This excerpt from The Hardest Sermons You’ll Ever Have to Preach features a sermon from Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, the Sunday following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Click on the play button to listen to the entire service from September 16, 2001. Keller’s sermon starts

Finding Good Sermon Illustrations Is Like Hunting

A good illustration has the power to lift an abstract idea to a position of interest and practical application. It can snap a wandering mind back to attention, convince a doubting mind of truth, and clarify a difficult concept. But before you can use illustrations, you have to find them. As it turns out, the best

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