Sermons from January 2021

The Promise of Prayer

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.Phil. 4:4-7 The Lord is near  Here is  the antidote to anxiety…. prayer.   When we fail pray we miss out. …

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…