Sermon Archives

July 16, 2017

Mercy Came Running

Mercy Came Running

Covenant matters to God in the Bible. When God entered into a covenant with his chosen people, he was always faithful to fulfill his promises to them. Not so the Israelites. They were so drawn to idol worship and self absorption, they abandoned the God that loved them dearly. God brought his mercy to bear […]

July 9, 2017

Again

Again

Even when we are faithless, God is faithful. He is patient and kind. Even in wrath, God is pursuing us. We, like Israel, turn away from God. We pursue the idols of the land in which we live. We forget him and his ways. Those who delivered Israel were insufficient, but they point to Jesus […]

July 2, 2017

The Call to Break a Cycle

The Call to Break a Cycle

Is the book of Judges a mere history of Israel’s failed conquest and the resulting consequences or a collection of stories about heroic leaders to be left to children’s Bibles?  In this sermon, we introduce our  sermon series on the book of Judges and addresses the context of the book, the cycle of Israel turning […]

June 25, 2017

Pray by Faith

Pray by Faith

Although prayer is more than making requests to God, it certainly is not less than that. God wants us to ask him to do things on our behalf, and no one modeled this better than Jesus. His petition before God in the Garden of Gethsemane is an example to all of his disciples of the […]

June 18, 2017

Pray by Confessing

Pray by Confessing

Why do we find prayer to be so difficult? In a word, it is because of sin. Whether we are in difficult or prosperous circumstances, our sin keeps us dependent on ourselves rather than on God. Prayer, then, is fundamental to the war against sin. As we confess and forsake our sins in prayer, we […]

June 11, 2017

Pray by Praising

Pray by Praising
June 4, 2017

Ponder and Pray

Ponder and Pray

One of the reasons we struggle with prayer is because we struggle to slow down and commune with God. If we are going to enter into a conversation with God then we must be willing to take the time to listen to him and let his Word affect our lives. The biblical discipline of meditation […]

May 21, 2017

Finding Approval with God

Finding Approval with God
May 7, 2017

A Conversation with God

A Conversation with God

Prayer is a global phenomenon, but Christian praying is distinctive for several reasons. For one, Christian prayer is always a response to God and his words. When we begin to see the power of God through his words, we will find ourselves responding to him in prayer. And since such praying is a response, these […]

April 30, 2017

Prayer Struggle

Prayer Struggle

The Christian is exhorted to put on the armor of God and thereby to withstand the attacks of the enemy. To this is added the need for prayer. In prayer we express our dependence on God. By devoting ourselves to prayer, we are able to see God accomplish his work through us, which both encourages us […]

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