Monthly Archives: May 2019

Key Four: No Fouls

http://lockwoodchurch.org/media (Listening time: 23:04) In basketball, the worst kind of foul is the technical foul. A technical foul not only gives the opposing team free throws, it forfeits the next possession. At home, the worst kind of foul is hypocrisy. … Continue reading

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“People Have Forgotten God”

It seems unbelievable, but even in worship people are in danger of forgetting God. Continue reading

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Plan-A, Plan Only

God had a plan to undo the consequences of the Fall, to heal and restore humanity, and that plan began with one man: Abraham.  His line would lead to a point: the Point-of-it-All.  And God would get from Abraham to … Continue reading

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Take Advantage of Second-Chance Opportunties

I wonder what the failure rate of Jesus’s people is? My guess would be 100%. The question is not whether we will fail but what we’ll do after we’ve failed. Because of God’s grace, there is an “after.” Continue reading

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If Shakespeare Were Writing from Washington

The power-hungry devour those around them. The truly powerful do just the opposite: they nurture and empower them. Continue reading

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The Point of it All

What is God going to do to fix things? … Will God do anything? And, if so, what will he do? The rest of the Bible is the answer to that question … but it starts here. It starts with one man. It starts with Abraham. Continue reading

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Key # 2: No Turnovers (listening time: 22:19)

http://lockwoodchurch.org/media Families can allow “turnovers” – losses of opportunities that take away their chance of achieving something for God. In this sermon, we learn five causes for “turnovers”: when we get lazy; when we’re just going through the motions; when … Continue reading

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The Tricky Thing About Mother’s Day

They come to church with a feeling of rejection and failure, and the Mother’s Day tribute only serves to increase their pain. Continue reading

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Blackmail-proof: A Life Without Secrets

My wife Karen got an email from a scammer this week, blackmailing her and demanding a payment of $1,000 in bitcoin. The scammer claimed to be a hacker who had accessed her email account, embedded a keylogger and had taken … Continue reading

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Return to Sender (James 5:13-20)

http://lockwoodchurch.org/media In James 5:13-20 we see that the life that is “finished and whole” (James 1:4) is one where God is our center. Whatever’s going on at the periphery of our lives – whether really bad or really good, calm … Continue reading

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