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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What Kind of Preacher Are You?

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The Worst Sermon

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Seeing the Big Picture

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When Your Main Point Isn’t

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