When we pray, “Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors,” we are asking God to forgive our sins according to the same standard we have used in forgiving the sins of others. When you pray this prayer you are really saying, “O God, deal with me as I deal with other people.”
Text: Matthew 6:12Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
When you pray, “Give us this day our daily bread,” you confess that God is the sources of every blessing. Daily bread living means taking life one day at a time, being confident that God will take care of your needs day by day by day.
Text: Matthew 6:11Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
Christians are both pessimists and optimists, but we are much more optimistic because though we see what is happening in the
Text: Ephesians 5:15-17Sermon Series: Soul Food: Ephesians for the 21st-Century
world around us, we know that Jesus Christ conquered the grave. And because he lives, we too will live.
The life of faith is inherently a life of risk. It is not for those timid souls who want to play it safe all the time. As long as we limit God to what we think he can do, we will never see anything great because our faith remains so small. But once we are willing to suspend our disbelief and renounce our skepticism, then and only then do we become candidates for a miracle.
Text: Luke 7:1-10Sermon Series: Close Encounters with Jesus
The real impact of the gospel will be seen when we don’t feel joyful, when we don’t want to pray, and when we can’t think of a reason to be thankful. That’s when we discover if our Christianity is the genuine article or a spiritual counterfeit.
Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18Sermon Series: Living in the Last Days (1 Thessalonians)
Many of us need to give God a “one-minute praising” for all his blessings. We’re sure good at telling the Lord what we want him to do for us. We need a good dose of Psalm 103 to wash out that complaining spirit and replace it with a heart of gratitude to the Lord.
Text: Psalm 103:1-5Sermon Series: Absolute Praise (Psalm 103)
Because Moses said no to the riches of Egypt, he suffered greatly with the people of God. He shows us what it means—and what it costs—to say no to the world and yes to Jesus.
Text: Hebrews 11:24-28Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith
Sometimes you’re reading along when suddenly a phrase pops out and you say, “Whoa! Where did that come from?” That […]
Sermon Series: Christmas Messages
“Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to […]
Text: Romans 1Sermon Series: Thanksgiving Sermons
On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: ‘‘Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait […]
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