Be of good cheer! Do not fear your enemies and do not fear what they can do to you. Remember the story of Daniel and pray for the same kind of utterly predictable faith.
Text: Daniel 6Sermon Series: Daniel: Courageous Living in Turbulent Times
We pray because everything depends on God and not on us.
Text: Matthew 6:8Sermon Series: Keep Believing
The Sardis spirit overtakes us whenever we begin to take God’s gifts for granted. How quickly we can become the Church of the Living Dead and not even know it.
Text: Revelation 3:1-6Sermon Series: Email from Jesus (Revelation 2-3)
God prefers losers who know their weakness, see their flaws, admit their mistakes, and cry out to him for help.
Text: 2 Corinthians 4:7Sermon Series: Never Give Up! (2 Corinthians)
Listed below are hymns, gospel songs and choruses that correspond to the various parts of the Lord’s Prayer. I have found it helpful to sing my way through the Lord’s Prayer using these songs to focus my thoughts.
Text: Matthew 6:9-13Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
We approach the Lord’s Prayer with humility, saying with the first disciples, “Lord, teach us to pray.” Through prayer we journey from wherever we are on earth to the very heart of God.
Text: Matthew 6:9Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
Christ calls us to find out what he is doing in the world, and then to fling ourselves wholeheartedly into his cause. Staying in the boat may be comfortable and safe, but that’s not what the life of faith is all about.
Text: Matthew 14:22-33Sermon Series: Beyond Denial: Finding Ourselves in Peter’s Story
As it was for Peter, so it will be for all of us. Our strengths and our weaknesses lie side by side. If we live on the level of our emotions, we may find ourselves actually opposing Jesus. If we think that our understanding equals God’s will, we are bound to fall into many grievous errors.
Text: Matthew 16:21-23Sermon Series: Beyond Denial: Finding Ourselves in Peter’s Story
Hebrews 11 is God’s “Perpetual Plaque” of those who lived by faith. And if you look closely, you can see there is plenty of room for more names. There’s room for you and there’s room for me.
Text: Hebrews 11:39-40Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith
God honors faith, and he seeks it so much that he will honor people who otherwise do some very stupid things. He uses flawed people to accomplish his will so that when the victory comes, he alone gets the glory.
Text: Hebrews 11:32Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith