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Speaker: Joshua Harris

You Should Go And Love Yourself

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: James 2:8

How do we rightly love ourselves in Christ?

Jesus Is Greater

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Revelation 1

Jesus is greater than we can imagine, yet he loves us, frees us from our sin, and dwells among us.

I Want to Know Christ

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Philippians 3:1-11

What defines a person who truly knows and belongs to God? Where do we find the rightness that we long for?

Comprehending God’s Love Together

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Ephesians 3:14-19

When the grace of God and the unstoppable love of God are rightly emphasized, you have the foundational ingredients of a gospel culture. When weak, broken people come into that community, they don't just hear the gospel preached, they encounter it and taste the goodness of grace.

Rooted and Grounded in Love

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Ephesians 3:14-19

Only believing the reality of the love of God will free you, transform you, and empower you to live a holy life.

Strengthened by the Spirit to Commune with Christ

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Ephesians 3:14-19

Paul prays a prayer for people like us—people who had solid gospel truth but who needed the power of the Holy Spirit to ground them in the reality of God’s personal and specific love for them.

Love That Surpasses Knowledge

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Ephesians 3:14-19

Christians, even those who have all their gospel doctrine straight, must experience the love of God by the power of the Holy Spirit.

The God Who Fights for Us

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 2 Chronicles 20:1-19

God loves it when his people abandon all hope in themselves and come before him saying, "We're trusting in you." Is that the posture of our lives?

God Gave the Growth

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 1 Corinthians 3:5-9

Leaders are servants of Jesus Christ, the only one to whom the church belongs.

Returning, Rest, Quietness, Trust

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Speaker: Joshua Harris, Mark Mitchell

Text: Matthew 4:18-22

Joshua shares that, in preparation for fruitfulness in the next years of his ministry, he is stepping away from the responsibilities of senior leadership and seeking to grow through formal study at Regent College.

God Meant It for Good

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Genesis 50:15-21

Joseph interpreted his life through eyes of faith in God. How do you interpret your story?

Colossians: Christ is All, Part 9

Above All These Put on Love

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Colossians 3:12-17

Put on behavior that matches who you really are through union with Jesus.

Colossians: Christ is All, Part 7

Living the Reality of Your Union with Christ

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Colossians 3:1-4

Live intentionally in the reality of your union with Christ. All of your Christian activity has to be grounded in your Christian identity which is found in Jesus.

Colossians: Christ is All, Part 4

So Walk in Him

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Colossians 2:6-7

Since Christ is first in all things he must be first in how we live.

Colossians: Christ is All, Part 3

Him We Proclaim

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Colossians 1:24-2:5

Paul explains his ministry so that the Colossians will listen to his gospel and be warned against misleading beliefs.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 77

The Great Commission

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 28:16-20

The Great Commission isn’t great because we are great. It is great because Jesus is great. He has all authority and he will always be with us.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 76

He Has Risen As He Said

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 27:57-28:20

The resurrection of Jesus means death isn’t the end.

Worthy14, Part 4

Is God Enough?

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Can we say that God is all we desire in heaven and on earth? The author of Psalm 73 didn't start there and his journey of faith can help us grow in beholding and finding satisfaction in God alone.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 74

I Am Barabbas

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 27:11-26

Only Jesus is without guilt in this story. Everyone else—from Pilate and the crowd to Barabbas and the religious leaders—is marked by unrighteousness and evil.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 73

Betrayed, Abandoned, and Judged

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 26:47-27:10

The arrest and death of Jesus isn’t the failure of Jesus' mission. It is the fulfillment of his mission.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 70

A Beautiful Thing

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 26:1-16

Living your life for Jesus will look like a waste to this world. But there is no greater purpose, nothing more beautiful than devoting all that you are to him.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 67

Live Ready

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 24:45-25:13

Because Jesus will come at a time we can’t know and won’t expect, we need to live ready for his return.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 66

An Hour You Do Not Expect

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 24:29-44

Jesus' return will catch us by surprise, so live ready.

Hold Fast to the Gospel

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-5

God hates sin and we should too. The gospel enables us to honestly face our own sin, frees us from finding our identity in our reputation, and assures us that God can use the worst circumstances for his glory and our good.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 62

Q&A with Jesus

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 22:15-46

The contentious question & answer time between Jesus and the religious leaders teaches us about the greatness of God and his unlimited claim on our lives.

Noah

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Genesis 6-9

The story of Noah teaches us about a righteous God, grieved over humanity’s wickedness, who judges sin and saves those who obey his word by faith.

Resurrection Life Right Now

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: John 5:24-29

Resurrection is in everyone's future. Believe in the words of Jesus, and you will be resurrected to life, not judgment.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 61

Many Called, Few Chosen

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 22:1-14

The kingdom of heaven is a party about Jesus. A gracious God invites the unimpressive to celebrate with him and live righteously for him.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 60

From Heaven or From Man?

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 21:23-46

Rejecting Jesus' authority excludes us from the kingdom of God and brings His judgment.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 59

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 21:1-22

Jesus is the king who comes in peace, the priest who cleanses the temple, and the prophet who predicts judgment.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 58

Greatness = Servanthood

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 20:17-34

Servanthood is the measure of greatness in the kingdom of God.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 56

A Good Deed or the Good One

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 19:13-26

The Kingdom of God is for those who have nothing to offer and those who lay aside all entanglements to follow Jesus.

Declare His Glory Among the Nations

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Psalms 96

Being worshippers of the living God means joining his purpose to declare his glory to the nations.

What I’m Thankful For

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

In moments of tragedy and death, where do we find comfort, hope, and even gratefulness? We can find them in Scripture’s assurance of God's nearness to the brokenhearted, his goodness, and his unfailing promises of eternal life.

Because God Said He Would

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

The birth of Jesus Christ is the ultimate fulfillment of the ultimate promise.

You Shall Call His Name Jesus

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 1:18-25

The incarnation of Jesus is, without question, the greatest miracle recorded in Scripture. He is fully human, fully God, the promised Messiah who came to us not to condemn but to save us.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 53

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 18:21-35

God has forgiven me an unpayable debt, and that must shape how I forgive others.

Parables: Truth Hidden in Plain Sight, Part 5

The Hidden Treasure and the Pearl

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 13:44-52

Finding spiritual life is of more value than all the treasure of the world. Drop everything and get it.

Parables: Truth Hidden in Plain Sight, Part 2

The Sower

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 13:1-11

The parable of the sower teaches about the character of the kingdom of God and calls us to self-reflection: how have I responded to the message of Jesus?

Parables: Truth Hidden in Plain Sight, Part 1

Why Parables?

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 13:1-17

God chooses to whom the secrets of the kingdom are given, and those who receive Jesus learn more and more of God's truth.

RE:NEW, Part 5

RE:IMAGINE

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Philippians 2:1-16

We need to learn to dream gospel-shaped dreams.

RE:NEW, Part 4

RE:GROUP

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 1 Peter 2:9-10

God’s plan for glorifying himself in the world has always been a group plan, to redeem a people.

RE:NEW, Part 3

RE:FOCUS

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

The gospel refocuses us on God's glory, loving one another, and God's mission.

RE:NEW, Part 2

RE:FRESH

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

From top to bottom, from beginning to end, salvation is by the grace and power of God.

RE:NEW, Part 1

RE:WIND

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Psalms 107

Seeing the hand of God in your story helps you to trust him for the future.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 50

Pecking Order

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 18:1-9

Our entry into the kingdom of God must inform our conduct in the kingdom. We didn't get in because we were better than other people, so we shouldn't be clawing for the top of the pecking order.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 48

His Face Shone Like the Sun

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 17:1-13

Jesus' transfiguration proves that he is the divine Son of God and the promised Messiah. Listen to him, trust in him, and receive his love.

Put On Christ

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Romans 13:11-14

Holiness requires starving our sinful desires and putting on Christ.

Worthy13, Part 3

Jesus and Peter

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Luke 5:1-11

Jesus calls Peter to follow him, promising to make him a fisher of men. Peter believes and follows Christ after he encounters Christ's power and holiness.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 46

Who Do You Say That I Am?

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 16:1-20

Left to ourselves, we’re blind to Jesus’s true identity, but God is revealing his Son and Jesus is building his church.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 45

The Bigger Circle of God’s Grace

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 15:21-39

God’s grace is always bigger than we expect, and it comes to those who know they don’t deserve it.

Endurance: Looking to Jesus in the Race of Faith, Part 5

The Unshakeable Kingdom

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Hebrews 12:25-29

Christian, do you realize all that you have in Christ? Through him, your relationship with God is now one of joy, celebration and victory.

Endurance: Looking to Jesus in the Race of Faith, Part 3

Make Straight Paths

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Hebrews 12:10-17

As a church, we must help each other be trained by God's discipline, pressing on toward holiness even in difficulty and suffering.

Endurance: Looking to Jesus in the Race of Faith, Part 2

Disciplined for Our Good

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Hebrews 12:3-11

Endurance in the race of faith requires three important activities: considering Jesus, remembering God's love, and looking forward to the good result.

Endurance: Looking to Jesus in the Race of Faith, Part 1

The Race of Faith

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Hebrews 12:1-2

Have you forgotten what you signed up for when you became a Christian? Be encouraged by those who have gone before you, and focus on Jesus, the founder and perfecter of your faith.

How the Story Ends

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Revelation 21:1-8

Regardless of the trials in this life, if you have trusted in Jesus Christ, your story has a happy ending.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 37

Rule-igion

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 12:1-14

People who want to obey and honor God are sometimes so focused on their rules that they miss a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Do Not Disbelieve, But Believe

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: John 20:1-31

The resurrection reveals that there is no one else like Jesus Christ. Jesus asks us to believe in him as nothing less than the only perfect God-man who has given his life to rescue sinners from the wrath of God.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 32

Persecuted with Jesus

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 10:16-33

To be with Jesus in his mission is to be with him in suffering persecution.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 31

Sent by Jesus

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 10:1-25

To be with Jesus is to be with him in his mission.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 28

New Wine

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 9:9-17

Being a disciple means being filled with the new life of Jesus, which often doesn’t match the old patterns of dead, formal religion.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 27

The Storm Calmer

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 8:23-9:8

Jesus Christ had miraculous power on earth to prove he has total authority, even to forgive sins.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 26

Are You Putting Jesus on Hold?

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 8:18-22

Are you willing to hear and obey Jesus wherever he might call you?

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 25

Authority To Heal

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 8:1-17

Jesus exercised his authority with great compassion, reaching the whole world with healing, both physical and spiritual.

God So Loved the World

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: John 3:16-18

Does the news that God loves you mean much to you? The love of God is, in fact, shockingly good news because it's wholly undeserved yet available to anyone who believes in Jesus Christ.

What Christmas Creates, Part 3

Compassion

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Psalms 103:8-14

In Christ, God identified with man by joining us and taking on our weakness in a world of suffering. His compassion toward us should shape a heart of compassion toward others in us.

What Christmas Creates, Part 1

Gratefulness

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Christmas creates gratefulness because Jesus was born to save us from our sins and because, in the birth of Jesus, God is with us.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 23

The Golden Rule

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 7:12

Jesus distills the entire law into a single sentence, not so that we might attempt to earn our salvation by our good works but to expose the folly of trying to being justified by the law.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 21

The World’s Most Popular Bible Verse

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 7:1-6

Truly knowing God and truly caring for others expresses itself in greater awareness of our faults than the faults of others.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 19

Almighty God vs. Almighty Dollar

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 6:19-24

Men and women in the kingdom of heaven relate to their stuff differently than others. They generously give themselves and their possessions to God's causes and God's people because they are focused on the incorruptible treasures of heaven.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 18

Fasting: Awakening Hunger for God

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 6:16-18

Jesus expects us--His disciples--to fast. It's not a matter of "if" but "when" we fast. He tells us that when our motives are right, there is something about the act of fasting that pleases the heart of God. It's something our Father in heaven takes note of and rewards.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 17

Pray Like This

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 6:7-15

There are no magical words to manipulate God into doing what we want. Instead, prayer builds our relationship with God as Father, asking that he advance his kingdom even as he forgives our sins and meets our everyday needs.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 16

The Danger of Show-Off Christianity

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 6:1-6

Don't do good works so other people will be impressed with you.

Worthy12, Part 2

Holiness

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Romans 13:11-14

Joshua Harris continued the retreat theme of "become what you are" teaching from Romans 13:11-14. For believers, Holiness requires an urgency to put to death sinful desires, as well as a putting on of the things of Christ.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 13

Don’t Break Your Marriage or Your Word

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 5:31-37

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus confronted people who seemed to be following the rules, but, in their hearts, didn't truly love and honor God. People in God's kingdom should not be looking for loopholes that allow them to get their own way. Instead, Jesus calls us to honor marriage and be a truth-teller, even as we recognize the futility of earning our own righteousness through rule-keeping.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 12

Jesus on Lust

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 5:27-30

Purity of heart is more than not committing adultery. We must protect God’s good gift of sexual desire by taking extreme measures to overcome lust.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 11

Tiny Acts of Murder

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 5:21-26

When we are angry, when we speak words of hatred and contempt, we are committing tiny acts of murder. We are destroying and damaging another person. We are destroying the relationship. There is murder in our hearts.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 10

Jesus Fulfills It All

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 5:17-20

Jesus came to fulfill the Scriptures, and he raised the standard for righteousness beyond just religious rule-keeping. We will only have the righteousness that God requires if God brings about supernatural transformation in us.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 9

The Good Life: More on the Beatitudes

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 5:2-10

The Beatitudes only have meaning and power when you know Jesus as the King who has all power and who will one day judge the wicked, upend the powerful, and reward those who called on his name.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 6

The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand: Jesus Begins His Ministry

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 4:12-25

Jesus' words announce the kingdom of heaven, and his actions demonstrate it. His kingdom is the setting right of what is wrong, and it requires radical reorientation of one's life.

Such Were Some of You

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Gender, sexuality, and the union of man and wife in marriage are not cultural, fluctuating concepts. They are rooted in God's creation. We are called to honor marriage as the Bible defines it.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 2

The Birth of Jesus

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 1:18-25

This story shows us why Jesus really is the Christ, the promised Messiah. It reveals the unique identity and unique mission of the most influential man who has ever lived.

Never Give Up, Part 3

David: Praising God in a Cave

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 1 Samuel 21:10-22:4

How did David engage with God when his life was turned upside down? He came with great confidence, seeking mercy from God and offering defiant praise to God's glory.

Never Give Up, Part 2

Elijah: God’s Plan is Better

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 1 Kings 19

God is still working, even when it's not how we planned, and his purpose is better than ours.

Never Give Up, Part 1

Paul: Remember the Biggest Truth

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 2 Timothy 1:8-18

Something is big in your life right now. Something is filling up your thoughts and dominating your perspective. Paul would remind you how wonderful, how free, and how universe shaking your salvation is.

The Resurrection Confronts

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Acts 17:16-34

The resurrection of Jesus can be a great source of comfort, but before it comforts us, it confronts us with the reality of a day of judgment. How will we respond?

How Church Works, Part 5

The Congregation

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:12-21

Why should the congregation be actively involved in the governance of the church, and how will this function at Covenant Life Church?

How Church Works, Part 3

The Elders: Their Role and Qualifications

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 1 Timothy 3:1-7

Men of maturity and integrity can serve the church as elders by leading, shepherding, teaching, and equipping.

How Church Works, Part 2

The Chief Shepherd

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 1 Peter 5:1-5

Jesus has all authority. We cannot understand the goodness of authority, the purpose of authority or the limitations of human authority in the church until we understand that Jesus is the ultimate authority.

How Church Works, Part 1

The Church of God

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Acts 20:28

The call to deep concern for the good of God’s church applies to every Christian.

The Light of the World

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

There is something very appropriate, even Biblical, about stringing up lights to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. He is the light of the world and leads us out of both spiritual and moral darkness.

2 Peter, Part 8

The End of the World (As We Know It)

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 2 Peter 3:1-13

Right belief about the end of the world informs right living today.

2 Peter, Part 7

The Enticement of False Teachers

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 2 Peter 2:9-22

Don't follow false teachers or be ignorant of their tactics. Instead, keep reminding yourself and others of the truth.

2 Peter, Part 6

The Reality of Judgment and Rescue

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 2 Peter 2:1-10

God's judgment is not asleep. A day of wrath is coming. However, God knows how to save his people, and he sent his own son to complete his ultimate rescue mission.

2 Peter, Part 4

Salvation with Works

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 2 Peter 1:3-15

God's given us what we need, therefore we should work at godliness so that we'll finish strong and be welcomed into heaven.

2 Peter, Part 2

Power and Promise

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 2 Peter 1:3-4

We find stability in our faith by grounding ourselves in a true knowledge of God that expresses itself in a transformed life. Godliness is how you live when you believe that Jesus is better than sin.

The Glue of Christian Unity, Part 2

Let the Peace of Christ Rule

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Colossians 3:1-17

We don't stay united because we're all so worthy, lovable and we never make mistakes. We stay united as we forbear with each other's shortcomings, forgive each other, and show compassion to one another.

The Glue of Christian Unity, Part 1

Christ Above All and in All

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Colossians 3:9-15

What keeps Christians united even in disagreement? In the church, Christ is above all and in all, and people's identities in him are more important than anything else about them.

Psalm 130

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Psalms 130:1-8

Our personal experience of God's forgiveness and grace spills out into our words and behavior in community. We influence others to hope in the same things we do.

Behold Your God

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Isaiah 40

Man at his best and brightest will fade away and wither, but the promises of God stand forever.

Love

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: John 13:34-35

Jesus calls love a commandment, not a suggestion, not a nice ideal, not an optional plan for when times are good. Following Jesus means loving others sacrificially, even when there is difficulty and disagreement.

The Father’s Discipline

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Hebrews 12:1-11

God disciplines because he loves us. It hurts, and we must be trained by it.

Humble Orthodoxy, Part 2

Stand for Truth with a Tear in Your Eye

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 2 Kings 22:10-13

The good desire to protect orthodox Christian beliefs must begin with personal reformation and continue with patience and gentleness to all.

Humble Orthodoxy, Part 1

Truth Is for God’s Glory, Not Ours

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Joshua 5:13-15

Humble orthodoxy begins by seeing God and God alone as our greatest concern. Knowledge about God that doesn't translate into exalting him in our words, thoughts and actions will soon become self-exaltation.

Raised with Christ: Experiencing the Resurrection Life, Part 3

Resurrection and Mission

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 28:18-20

Resurrection life is life lived for the mission of advancing the fame of Jesus.

Raised with Christ: Experiencing the Resurrection Life, Part 1

The Power of Biblical Thinking

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Colossians 3:1-4

The resurrection is not just a past event or future hope. It is a present reality. Believe it, hold firmly to it, and live in the good of it today.

Why Do You Seek the Living Among the Dead?

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Luke 24:1-12

The angel's question should challenge our assumptions about who we think Jesus is. Is he just another dead teacher? Or is he the living one who has come to rescue dead people like you and me?

Nehemiah: When God Revives His People, Part 10

Re-Reform

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Nehemiah 13

An experience of renewal doesn't mean our work is over. The pull of the world to compromise never lets up, and we need to humbly but zealously hold each other accountable to the commands of God's word.

Nehemiah: When God Revives His People, Part 7

The People Confess Their Sin

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Nehemiah 9

Confession of sin is the result of honesty about who God is and who we are. When we remember God's perfections and power, we recognize the wickedness of our sin and seek salvation only through the mercy of God in Jesus Christ.

Nehemiah: When God Revives His People, Part 6

People of the Book

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Nehemiah 8

Spiritual reformation begins with humble submission to the word of God.

Nehemiah: When God Revives His People, Part 4

Opposition

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Nehemiah 4

When we engage in serving God, opposition from Satan is unavoidable. The devil uses many tactics, but his opposition will not stop the work of the church because the Lord fights for his people.

Nehemiah: When God Revives His People, Part 3

Let Us Rise Up and Build

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Nehemiah 2:11-3:32

God's reviving work in the church comes about through humble inspection of "broken walls," inspiration to rebuild, and the mobilization of the people of God.

Nehemiah: When God Revives His People, Part 2

Prayer and Action

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Nehemiah 1:4-11

Both prayer and action are essential parts of how God's purposes are accomplished for God's glory.

Nehemiah: When God Revives His People, Part 1

A Broken Heart Over Broken Walls

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Nehemiah 1

The church today may have nice buildings, but some things in the church are broken. When God begins to revive his people, they see these broken "walls" and they start to care, wanting to see change that will glorify him.

Death Shall Be No More

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Revelation 21:1-8

In the end, Jesus Christ will be victorious. God will remake the world, right all the wrongs of this life, and then dwell among us himself.

What Are You Building Your Life On?

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Luke 6:46-49

To be like the man who built his house on the rock, we must come to Jesus, listen to his words, and put his words into practice.