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- Feeding the mind, nourishing the soul

Terry Mabery

I recall that Coca Cola advertisements proclaimed,  “Stay extraordinary.” 

Now, I don’t know what the advertisers were getting at. I don’t see myself as extraordinary because I drink diet Coke at times. However, I do see myself as being extraordinary because I am a Christian. To be extraordinary means to be beyond the usual, exceptional. Friend, aren’t you extraordinary because you are a Christian? You have been transformed. You are different. You are extraordinary. 

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.  Rom 12:2 ESV 

Be extraordinary today. Keep yourself pure and holy. Live as God would have you live, making right choices. 

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I saw an advertisement for an educational institution. The catchy phrase was “Find Your Pathway.” Every institution of higher learning wants to help young men and young women find their way to fulfillment and success. Training them for such is the goal of those institutions. 

There are many pathways that men and women can take in life physically and there are many standards by which those pathways can be judged. Spiritually, however, life is different. There are only two pathways that are available (Matthew 7:13-14). One of those leads to spiritual destruction. The other leads to spiritual life. The pathway to true success is the spiritual pathway that leads to life. 

...for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.  Eph 5:8 ESV 

Choose today to walk in the light. True success is found in Christ where His blood cleanses us from all sin. Find your spiritual pathway today. 

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I know that many within the congregation are very handy. I have seen the results of some very fine workmanship in finishing off a basement or decorating a room. I know the reputations some of you have. You start with the very finest materials and you go about your work with care and precision. 

Every individual is a project in progress by God. You, as man, are the apex of His creation. He paid the highest price for you, the blood of our Lord. Now, He provides all that is necessary for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17). 

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.  Eph 2:10 ESV 

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Sermon Outlines

What Must I Do...?

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The New Birth

What About the Resurrection

A Way of Life

It Is a Tight Squeeze

The Day I Die

You Can Make a Difference

Equipping the Saints to Bear One Another's Burdens

I'll Do It Myself

Why Should We Preach...

Jesus Christ: The Prince of Peace

The Good Shepherd

What Is Fellowship?

I have Found the Book

How the O.T. Helps Us Today

Motivation for Christian Living

The Faith to Endure

The Bases of Fellowship in Jesus

The God that Sees

The Humility of Jesus

Jesus: The Great I AM

Committment in Marriage

Jesus' Passion for the Lost

When Time Ends

A Seperate People

Christians Are Special

Who Is Satan Part I?

You Have no Right to Judge!

Why Be a Leader?

Developing Wise Leaders

The Mighty One of Jacob

Who Is Satan Part II?

Feelings Felt by a Suffering Servant

Why Are There So Many Churches?

Value of Fellowship with Deity

I'm too Young

Running the Race of Christian Faith

Made in the Image of God

Is the Bible You Use Reliable? Parts 1 & 2

Is the Bible You Use Reliable? Parts 3

Healing from Hurt

Inherited Sin

How They Viewed Jesus

Why Do We Believe Jesus Is the Christ?

Why We Believe in One Faith?

The Thief on the Cross