Text: Genesis 32:24-30; Luke 18:1-8 One of the most important aspects of how we pray is also, perhaps, the most difficult: perseverance. Staying with it, even when answers don’t seem to be coming. So, why do we have to persevere in prayer? What is God doing with all those words that, at times, feel like [...]
Text: Daniel 10:10-14; Matthew 6:7-13; Revelation 5:6-8 The Bible teaches that God is sovereign, totally in control of every detail in the universe. It also teaches that he has a plan to rescue sinful people like us that is being executed perfectly at every level. The Bible also teaches that God wants us to pray, [...]
Text: 1 Kings 18:36-39; Philippians 4:4-7 Have you ever wondered what prayer actually accomplishes? Is it anything more than talking to the air? Does it have any value beyond, perhaps, bringing the one praying some momentary comfort?
Text: Luke 11:1-4 Almost everyone has prayed at one time or another. But for most of us, the whole subject is somewhat baffling: Why pray? Does it really do anything? Who should I pray to? In this sermon, we briefly discuss what prayer is (in general terms) and then answer the all-important question of who [...]
Text: 1 Peter 5:5-14 If you’re reading this, you’re breathing. And that means that if you’re a follower of Jesus, God has something for you to do, to be about, between now and the day He takes you home. Though the details of that calling change from person to person, there are several tasks all [...]
Text: 1 Peter 5:1-4 What makes for a good leader in a local church? Talent? Money? Charisma? When you look in the Bible, one of the most important character traits for any leader--any believer, for that matter--is deep, joyful humility.
Text: 1 Peter 4:12-19 Suffering was a recurring theme for the Apostle Peter--and not because he was a glutton for punishment! Instead, he was giving his friends a heads up so that they would neither be surprised, nor discouraged, when suffering for following Jesus became a reality in their own lives.
Text: 1 Peter 4:7-11 Everything comes down to perspective. Do the circumstances and relationships in your life fit into a larger picture? If so, how? How might confidence in a good God change the way you interpret your life? How might running with a clear goal in view change the way you invest your time, [...]
Text: 1 Peter 4:1-6 The New Testament is clear: if you follow Jesus, you’ll suffer for doing so--in subtle, and not-so-subtle, ways. Yet, it is equally clear that all the suffering is, and will be, worth it. That’s what we unpack in this message.
Text: 1 Peter 3:18-22 The victory Jesus secured in his resurrection spills over into the day-in, day-out existence of his followers. How? Click to find out!