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Sermons from Augustine
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Total Sermons: 407
Shame is powerful and can subtly erode our sense of self and hope for the future. But discovering a brave love that only Christ can offer erodes the power of shame and empowers the believer.
This message is the second in a three-week series on Brave Love. It focuses on how difficult it is to love those who are unlovable in some ways. Using 1 Thessalonians 5:14 as the major text, the message gives handles on how to respond with love in appropriate ways to people with three major types of problems.
It seems we’ve entered into what seems like a new day of public rage and hopeless despair. What should be the Christian attitude toward the state of our world? How should you engage with those who differ from your beliefs? This message taken from the book of Daniel sheds insight into how we can meaningfully impact our despairing world.
Knowing when to slow down and when to speed up is an art form. Timing is everything. And scripture is replete with wisdom on when to speed up and when to slow down. Sometimes the speed with which we respond is as critical as the response itself.
The roots of the banyan tree are highly unusual. Visible above ground and dropping down to the ground from mid-branch—no other tree is quite like it. Psalm 1 compares a deep faith to a stable tree, with deep roots that provide security and nourishment.