“And lead us not into temptation.” Matthew 6:13a Before we begin: What is the difference between temptation and testing? How […]
Text: Matthew 6:13Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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
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
Anyone can sing “Shout to the Lord” when life is good, your health is good, your marriage is strong, your kids are doing well, and all is right with the world. If with Paul and Silas you can sing praise to God at midnight in jail, then what you’ve got is real.
Text: Acts 16:25Sermon Series: Standalone Messages
If you are in the will of God, the giants who fight you are actually fighting God. That’s why God sends giants in our path on a regular basis: First, to see if we will run or fight. Second, to allow us an opportunity to honor our God.
Text: 1 Samuel 17
What is it that you are waiting for from the Lord? What are you hoping for that you do not yet have? While you are waiting, don’t let go of that little word “yet.” It’s the difference between hope and despair because God is not finished yet.
Sermon Series: New Year’s Day Messages
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)
The amazing faith of Moses’ parents shows us the high value that God puts on children, including those children that are born in less than ideal circumstances. Christians love children because God loves children. Ours is true pro-family religion.
Text: Hebrews 11:23Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith
Procrastination destroys many good intentions. Some things must be done “before winter” or they will not be done at all. There are doors of opportunity that open before us today, but if we do not take advantage of them, tomorrow they will be forever shut.
Text: 2 Timothy 4:21Sermon Series: Passing the Torch (II Timothy)
Romans 8:26-27 assures us that when we can’t pray, the Holy Spirit prays for us. When the words won’t come, when we don’t know what to pray for, God has given the Spirit who prays for us.
Sermon Series: Standalone Messages