A Liturgy for Those Flooded with Too Much Information In a world so wired an interconnected, our anxious hearts are pummeled by an endless barrage of troubling news. We are daily aware of more grief, O Lord, than we can rightly consider, or more suffering and scandal than we can respond to, or more hostility, […]
Last week Pastor John talked about the privilege of praying for one another. This week, Pastor Dan shifts our focus to contemplate the beauty and blessing of praying with one another.
Pastor John continues our prayer series, looking at 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 and helping us consider the act of praying for others as an expression of love and thankfulness.
Join us as we look at Paul’s letter to the Philippians (Ch. 4, verses 4-7) and consider his instruction about prayer as a way that God can transform our hearts and minds when it comes to our worries.
Luke 11:1-13. When the disciples were with Jesus they asked him many things. One of their most important questions was about prayer. On one occasion they simply said, “Lord, teach us to pray.” That is when Jesus gave them what we now call The Lord’s Prayer.
This sermon is the beginning of a five-week series on prayer. This week our focus will be on the purpose of prayer. We will consider some basic questions: What is prayer? Why pray? What happens when we pray?
Lord, grant me the ability to rejoice when trials come. Give me patience to endure under the difficulty. Allow me the grace to avoid bitterness that comes from hardship. Provide me the wisdom to see your activity in my life and to believe you are there even when you seem invisible. Grant me the faith […]
From Acts 12:1-17. The believers in the early church had seen numerous miracles performed following Jesus’ death. It seems that they shouldn’t have been surprised by another, but they were. Some suggest that this indicates a lack of faith, but is that the best interpretation of the story? Maybe they were surprised by the grace […]
Acts 12:1-16. This message is a look at Peter’s situation in prison and the people praying for him. Do we really have faith that our prayers matter?
“Perseverance” At a previous job that I held for a long time, I found myself struggling to succeed. As the resources for doing the job seemed to decrease, I thought the answer was to persevere, to endure, to work a little faster, a little longer. In the end, God took pity on me and stepped […]