When we pray, we are to begin by asking that God’s name be hallowed and we are to end by praising God for his sovereign rule over the affairs of men. Thus the Lord’s Prayer begins with God and ends with God.
Text: Matthew 6:13Sermon 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
by Ray Pritchard
Jesus said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer.” Wouldn’t it be wonderful if that were true of your church? My church? Every church?
Text: Ephesians 6:18-20Sermon Series: Soul Food: Ephesians for the 21st-Century
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)
From the story of Abraham offering Isaac, we learn that God calls us to yield our dearest treasures to him. Anything good can become an idol when it becomes too important to us. What is your Isaac? Are you willing to lay it down for Jesus’ sake?
Text: Hebrews 11:17-19Sermon 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
I first met Jacob Gartenhaus about forty years ago. When I was a teenager growing up in a small town […]
Text: Romans 11:11-16Sermon Series: Understanding God's Plan (Romans 9-11)
My goal in this sermon is very simple. I hope to convince you of the importance of persistence in prayer. […]
Text: Luke 18:1-8Sermon Series: Stories Jesus Told