Fasting
Sermons

Fasting

Fasting (Matt 6:16-18) Old Testament: In the Old Testament, it was a regular part of their religious life. o The Day of Atonement was the only required fast. • The Prophet Joel called the people to a fast of repentance. Joel 2:12-13 • In 2 Chronicles King Jehoshaphat calls the whole nation to a fast...

Being People of His Presence
Sermons

Being People of His Presence

Being People of His Presence Exodus 33:11 Moses already has an incredible relationship with God. • But for Moses even this wasn’t enough, he knew that he wanted and needed more. Verse 12 Moses recognizes that he can’t lead the people by himself, on his own. • So, he’s asking God who’s going to help...

Prayer: Don’t Pray Safe, Pray Big
Sermons

Prayer: Don’t Pray Safe, Pray Big

Prayer: Don’t Pray Safe, Pray Big John 14:12-14; John 15:7-8 John 15:16 16; John 16:23-24 John14:12 12 The context here is Jesus has been telling Phillip that He and the Father are one. o Then Jesus goes on to basically say that we will be one in Him and the Father through faith. • Jesus...

Prayer: What Gets in the Way
Sermons

Prayer: What Gets in the Way

Prayer: What Gets in the Way Daniel 10:10 Presumably the angel that touches Daniel here is Gabriel as mentioned earlier in Dan 9:21 Verse 12 But then he says that from the moment you began to pray your prayers were heard. • This should be very comforting for us, even when it doesn’t feel like...

Prayer: Why Is It So Hard?
Sermons

Prayer: Why Is It So Hard?

Prayer: Why is it So Hard? (Matt 26:36-45) • What was Jesus asking them to do? o Verse 40 says He was asking them to pray for one hour. Is this realistic? • What was he asking them to pray? o Verse 41 He was asking them to pray against temptation. “What temptation”? • What...

My House Shall Be Called A House of Prayer
Sermons

My House Shall Be Called A House of Prayer

House of Prayer (Mark 11:11-17) Mark 11:11 This scene comes during the Palm Sunday entry into Jerusalem. • After Jesus comes riding into the city with everyone cheering and singing praises there is this little verse where Jesus goes into the Temple and looks around. Verses:12-14 He curses the fig tree and a few verses...

Be Deliberate: Worship
Sermons

Be Deliberate: Worship

Be Deliberate: Worship • John 4:23 Jesus gives the command to worship in spirit and truth. • First, we have to start with getting somewhat of a working definition of what worship is. • Matt 2:10 This is in the birth narrative of Jesus. • It says they were overjoyed. Then offered gifts, and expensive...

Be Deliberate: Community
Sermons

Be Deliberate: Community

Be Deliberate: Community (Hebrews 10:19-25) • Community: a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. • In the NIV the word Community is used 83 times. All but one of them are in the OT • The whole Jewish nation was known as and functioned as a...

Be Deliberate: Holy Spirit
Sermons

Be Deliberate: Holy Spirit

Be Deliberate: Holy Spirit Luke 11 The chapter starts with the Disciples asking Jesus, “teach us to pray.” • After teaching the Lord’s Prayer, He tells them a parable. o Jesus ends the parable in verse 8 with a powerful and even shocking statement. o The word translated here in the NIV as “boldness” means...

Be Deliberate: Prayer
Sermons

Be Deliberate: Prayer

Be Deliberate: Prayer (Mark 1:21-39) We are Friends of God: John 15:13-17 Prayer is essentially talking to our friend Jesus. • Notice Jesus says He calls us friends because He has told us told us His father’s business. o Prayer is listening to our friend give us the wisdom we need for life. Mark 1:21-39...

Be Deliberate: One God and His Word
Sermons

Be Deliberate: One God and His Word

Be Deliberate: One God and His Word (Deuteronomy 6) Verse 2 Moses reminds the people that if they follow God’s ways and fear Him, things will go well for them. Verse 3 Here Moses introduces another concept, a land flowing with milk and honey. o This is both a blessing and a temptation. Verse 4...

The Nature of God: Creator Super Natural
Sermons

The Nature of God: Creator Super Natural

The Nature of God: Creator and Super Natural • Gen 1:1-25 The Bible starts in verse one by telling us God is creator • It’s the first thing scripture tells us about God. It tells us He is creator and He is super natural. o Notice also it keeps saying that “God said” God does...

Sermons

We Do Not Lose Heart!

But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself,...

Sermons

5 Steps to Forgiveness

Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus,At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia...

Sermons

The Testing of Our Faith

There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum available, but the majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or randomised words which don’t look even slightly believable. If you are going to use a passage of Lorem Ipsum, you need to be sure there isn’t anything embarrassing hidden in the middle...

Sermons

Why Should I Trust God?

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using ‘Content here, content here’, making it look like readable English. Many...

Sermons

Rebuilding The Walls

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using ‘Content here, content here’, making it look like readable English. Many...

Sermons

He Does All Things Well

There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum available, but the majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or randomised words which don’t look even slightly believable. If you are going to use a passage of Lorem Ipsum, you need to be sure there isn’t anything embarrassing hidden in the middle...

Sermons

Nothing Else Matters

There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum available, but the majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or randomised words which don’t look even slightly believable. If you are going to use a passage of Lorem Ipsum, you need to be sure there isn’t anything embarrassing hidden in the middle...

Sermons

Reading the God’s Word

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using ‘Content here, content here’, making it look like readable English. Many...