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Is it a Sin to be Hangry?

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You've probably seen the Snickers commercials about a person who turns into something crazy just because they haven't eaten. Yet of course, upon the magical bite of a Snickers Bar®, life is suddenly better. I think Hershey had it right with this ad. When I don't eat, it is best if everyone just backs away. Today was one of those days. I...

Does Your Worship Mean Anything to God? [sermon]

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Although people were created to enjoy intimacy with God, we continually chose to value other goals, pursuits, and possessions as more beautiful and worthwhile than knowing God. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we must battle a persistent root of self-centeredness is always drawing us toward self-aggrandizement over worship of God. We must worship God as He deserves...

Let’s Talk… Mark Elfstrand Interviews Josh About the Florida School Shooting

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It is always a pleasure to visit with my friends at AM 1160 in Chicago on  Let's Talk with Mark Elfstrand.  The following is the transcript of the interview done on February 20, 2018 where we discuss the recent school shooting in Florida.  Note: the content has been edited slightly for readability.     Mark Elfstrand: Well, my next guest is our...

Remembering Reverend Billy Graham

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Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God. ~Billy Graham I can remember sitting in the far back bleachers of the St. Louis arena watching Billy...

In Case You Catch Me Crying…

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It is safe to say that I am not a cryer. At least not until recently. Now my eyes seem to leak often. While I appreciate a good bought of tears now and then, I don’t cry easily. Yet, ever since the death of an officer in our community, I have found myself crying several times a day. The last...

14 Surprising Facts You May Not Know About Pastors

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By definition, a pastor is one who "shepherds his flock."  You know this means he preaches, officiates weddings, and probably has meetings in his office to explain some theological question; but what is the role of pastor really like?  Here are 14 surprising facts you may not know about pastors: We fight the balance between pleasing...

How to Improve Self Image through Awe of God

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Do you remember the first time you rode a roller coaster, saw the mountains, kissed another person, ate the best burger, held your child? There is an AWE in first experiences. They sweep you away with emotion and you swear your life will never be the same. I want you to imagine for a moment feeling that same kind...

How to Change Your Perspective on Life

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I was recently rereading the Christmas story as told by the Gospel of John. He is the only Gospel writer that seems to leave out the whole Bethlehem story, or any account of lineage or Mary and Joseph out. Yet he boldly states the "Light came into the world." This is the best summary statement of the Christmas story. THE...

Do We Have a Cosmic Case of Transference? [sermon]

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Mission Hills—It is good to be home! My name is Josh Weidmann. I had the privilege of serving as a teaching pastor, among other things, and it is good to come back to see faces I love and people dear to my heart. It’s home! It so neat to see the new things you are doing here! Congrats on...

The Ultimate Cure: Fighting Anxiety with Fear

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The Pervasive Problem with Anxiety Sarah Fader, a thirty-seven-year-old social media consultant in Brooklyn, made it clear that anxiety is no long a problem for some but a generalized disorder for all. She texted her friend about coming to visit, but when she didn’t write back quickly, Sarah started to get uneasy. Sarah posted on Twitter to her sixteen thousand-plus...

The Gospel of John’s 3 Part Plan with 1 Main Aim

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I have preached through the Gospel of John 1 and 1/2 times. If God doesn’t take me home first, I will preach through the Gospel of John two times by the end of next year. Each time has been entirely different than the other. I study afresh every passage for the week I will preach it, as if I...

Where Do You Find True Security?

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What Message do You Preach to Yourself? Every single day, we preach a message to ourselves. Think about it. You have a little voice in your head that tells you a gospel every single day. Now, it may not be The Gospel. It might not be the truth about Jesus Christ, but it's some kind of truth-telling you who you...