Acts 2:17     “‘In the last days, God says,

I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Your sons and daughters will prophesy,

your young men will see visions,

your old men will dream dreams. 

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Try This Kind of Conclusion

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Conclude Effectively

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Missing the Nail

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The Importance of Conclusions

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Using Pain in Preaching

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