Stories

Warren

  • Blueprints Week 10- Day 1

    “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.” Exodus 20:17 We have all felt the strong desire for something...

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  • Blueprints Week 10- Day 2

    “And he said to them, ‘Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness…’”  Luke 12:15 While visiting the country of Liberia, West Africa, I was intrigued by the high walls topped with broken glass, the locked iron gates, and the vigilant security guard that...

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  • Blueprints Week 10- Day 3

    “…for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Luke 12:15 Jesus made this statement to a crowd of people who had just heard the complaint of frustration from a man who felt cheated out of the inheritance he was due. Jesus...

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  • Blueprints Week 10- Day 4

    “So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.” Luke 12:21 Has God ever taught you just how volatile ‘stuff’ is? He’s taught me this reality many times. Just last year when the hype was growing around Bitcoin, I...

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  • Blueprints Week 10- Day 5

    “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 When I was in high school, I had a friend who was prohibited from doing the things most high schoolers enjoy. He had a strict religious upbringing. As...

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  • Blueprints Week 9- Day 1

    “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” Exodus 20:16 We don’t often talk much today about “bearing false witness,” so when we come to the Ninth Commandment we may not know exactly what it is that we are talking about. Often, bearing false...

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  • Blueprints Week 9- Day 2

    “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.” 3 John 2 Do you remember The Telephone Game that we used to play in elementary school? The game would...

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  • Blueprints Week 9- Day 3

    “I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us.” 3 John 10 How many people does it take to split a church? Pastor Ray Ortlund is right when he states, “Not half the congregation. Just two. One to start spreading the...

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  • Blueprints Week 9- Day 4

    “Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good.” 3 John 11 It is often said that imitation is the highest form of flattery. Those we imitate are the people that we love the most. So it is no surprise that keeping the Ninth Commandment involves...

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  • Blueprints Week 9- Day 5

    “I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.” Romans 1:16 The Ninth Commandment serves as a warning to us about how we talk to one another. We must uphold the truth, and not...

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  • Blueprints Week 8- Day 1

    “You shall not steal.” Exodus 20:15 God has given us another opportunity to love Him and to love people. As we are learning in our Blueprints sermon series, God has given His people clear directives called Commandments that are meant to guide a believer’s life....

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  • Blueprints Week 8- Day 2

    “Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands…” Ephesians 4:28 What is the difference between stealing and giving? The Apostle Paul makes the argument that the difference is hard work. This is why he encourages...

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  • Blueprints Week 8- Day 3

    “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10 Have you ever been robbed? Do you know of someone who’s been robbed? If this has happened to you, or if this...

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  • Blueprints Week 8- Day 4

    “If anyone gives a neighbor silver or goods for safekeeping and they are stolen from the neighbor’s house, the thief, if caught, must pay back double.” Exodus 22:7 Can you trust your friends with your most prized possessions? What if the items of trust are...

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  • Blueprints Week 8- Day 5

    “To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability.” Matthew 25:15 Have you stolen anything this week? Many of us have done so without even realizing it. One of the most prominent ways that we steal...

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  • Blueprints Week 7- Day 1

    “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” Hebrews 13:4 Imagine that you heard that the forecast in your area for tomorrow was a 50% chance of bear attacks....

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  • Blueprints Week 7- Day 2

    “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh.” Mark 10:7-8 Have you ever glued two pieces of paper together? It only takes...

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  • Blueprints Week 7- Day 3

    “Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden?’” Genesis 3:1 After man and woman were...

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  • Blueprints Week 7- Day 4

    “But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:28 Our imagination is a gift. By thinking about your favorite vacation destination, your thoughts can transport you to a...

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  • Blueprints Week 7- Day 5

    “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 What should you do if your story is filled with sexual sin? No matter what you have done, no matter how...

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  • Blueprints Week 6- Day 1

    “All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.” John 1:3-4 Have you ever given a command? “Don’t run into the street!”...

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