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The Persistence in Prayer

Persistent Prayer:  steadfast, continual, persistent pursuit of God with a determined faith, with a determined faith even, or especially in the midst of serious opposition.  God Really wants to hear from us.   Prayer is not just a “season” of our lives, it is a calling. Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and to not lose heart.Luke 18:1 He said, in a certain city, there was a judge who neither feared…

The Path to Prayer

Matthew 6:9-13 Signposts This, then, is how you should pray how do I know I’m on the right path of prayer? I will see signposts along the way. WKDP Dallas Willard example Sign post 1- Worship of God v. 9 Our Father consider the phrase, our Father in heaven.   If you’re a child of God, you have the strongest dad in the universe.  You are loved and protected. He created you and you have inherited something from him. In heaven…

The Power of Prayer

Quotes My own soul’s conviction is that prayer is the grandest power in the entire universe – Charles Spurgeon The Holy Spirit does not flow through methods, but through people. He does not come to devices, but to people. The Holy Spirit does not anoint plans, but people, people of prayer, if we want to see God do what only He can do, we must be men and women have prayer. – E.M. Bounds Prayer does not fit us for…

The Impossibility of Prayer

Upcoming sermon seriesThe Power of PrayerThe Path of PrayerThe Persistence of PrayerThe Promise of Prayer Recommended book: The Possibility of Prayer by John Starke Details of the Crab Nebula StarLight from this exploding star first became visible to earth in 1054. It was a supernova then, so bright it could be seen during the daytime. A thousand years later, the star is still exploding. What explodes for a thousand years? What has the density and size to keep up this…

A New Perspective for a New Year

[ILLUS]  While in USAF… Led a team to Nevada (Nellis AFB) on a TDY…Las Vegas! Several young guys who’d never had $500 dollars in their pocket… (it was their per diem to live on for several weeks) Told them to STAY OUT of the casinos….”You’re not going to win” I had a knock on my door at 3am…  one young guy was crying – LOST ALL MONEY!!! (pulling a handle) WHY in the world would you RISK all you have…

The Gift Of Jesus

2020 has caused us to expect the worst but things have turned out much better than we feared. We have all experienced many wonderful things this year and seen the best in others.We have been inspired by the goodness of others towards us. The Bible says Jesus arrived in the fullness of time.Romans 8:28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.God…

Unwrapping Christmas – Part 4

Now That I Have Seen Him “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:10-12) “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.” (Luke 2:14) …and…

Unwrapping Christmas – Part 3

Joseph took the path of courageous obedience, and took Mary as his bride. “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” (Matthew 2:2) “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” (Micah 5:2) Here’s what…

Unwrapping Christmas – Part 2

Today we are going to take a closer look at Mary and Joseph and their elderly relatives, Zachariah and Elizabeth.  We are going to learn from each of these how God is at work in our lives today preparing us for where he will guide us too tomorrow. LET’S START WITH MARY’S STORY One afternoon Mary was spending some time alone, when suddenly, she realized she was not alone. She could see what first appeared to be a man, but…

Unwrapping Christmas – Part 1

2020 has been a year of great temptation, temptation to be distracted from what is important to God. How things that appear random are actually in perfect alignment and each is absolutely necessary in God’s plan for the world. The messages in this Christmas series follow the events of the Christmas story as they unfold, from the Old Testament prophecies to the miraculous birth of Christ.  In this series we witness God’s plan for his people — all people everywhere…

Some Things Are Worth the Wait

Most of our questions for God can be summarized into two questions:  God Why? God When? Be patient, then brothers, until the Lord’s coming.James 5:7  The ultimate solution to pain and suffering in this life, isn’t found in this life.  The ultimate solution to pain and suffering in the world, won’t be found in this world as we know it.  See how the farmer?  the Farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is…

One Day When I am Rich

Now listen you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you. James 5:1  Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. James 5:2 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion…. will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. James 5:3 You have hoarded wealth in the last days.James 5:3 Look! The wages you failed to pay the work man who mowed your fields are crying out against…