Sermons by Dave Overholt

Pray: Together

Pray – Together Jesus enjoyed the presence of his Father and prayed heaven down to people Messy Prayer: Pray your feelings, desires, trust Heaven knows our lonely ways/ Heaven knows our sorrows/ And Heaven knows things that we don’t know/ And the joy of eternal tomorrows – Mark Heard Pastor Fernandes in Mumbai, India: “The greatest tragedy is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.” Pray God’s heart Romans 10:13 Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. …

Pray: God’s Heart

Pray – God’s heart By praying we learn to pray – Richard Foster We learn to pray by praying – Philip Yancy How do we learn to pray? By praying – Mother Theresa Luke 5:16 But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer. Jesus enjoyed the presence of his Father and prayed heaven down to people Messy Prayer: Pray your feelings, desires, trust When a doctoral student at Princeton asked, “What is there left in the world for original…

Pray: Messy Pray

Messy Pray What would have been like to be with Jesus? Luke 5:16 But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer. Jesus enjoyed the presence of his Father and prayed heaven down to people Messy Prayer Matt. 26:36-39 Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go over there to pray.” He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he became anguished and distressed. He told them, “My soul is…

Pray: In Relationship

Pray: In Relationship What would it have been like to hang out with Jesus? Luke 5:15-16 The report of Jesus power spread even faster, and vast crowds came to hear him preach and to be healed of their diseases. But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer. Luke 6:12 One day soon afterward Jesus went up on a mountain to pray, and he prayed to God all night. Luke 9:18 One day Jesus left the crowds to pray alone.…

Dark Before Dawn: Thomas

Doubt before the Dawn Doubt is not the end of faith Sarah kept walking in the dark John was reminded to remember the good Doubting Thomas John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Thomas was a skeptic A skeptic is someone who says, “I’m going to suspend judgement. I’m not going to commit myself.” John 20:26-28 Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be…

Dark Before Dawn: Sarah

The Dark before the Dawn There must be a God Doubt is not the end of faith Sarah kept walking in the dark Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. We hold each other’s hands in the dark Jude 22 Be merciful to those who doubt John the Baptist Matt. 3:11-12 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more…

Holy Over Hustle: The Battle of Distractions

Holy Over Hustle April 10, 2022 Our faith is a duet Technology has taught us Easy is good/ Difficult is bad Entertaining is good/ Boring is bad Fast is good/ Slow is bad  PS 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God Mark 3:13-15 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and…

Holy Over Hustle: Make a Clearing to Listen The Whisper

Holy over Hustle Our hearts were created to be in relationship with God  John 10:10 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. Ps. 46:10 Be still and know that I am God Isaiah 64:4 Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. Is. 40:31 those…

Holy Over Hustle: Make a Clearing to Listen to His Word

Holy over Hustle To pray is to change. There is no greater liberating force in the Christian life than prayer. – Richard Foster Over-spent  Holy over Hustle Today the heart of God is an open wound of love. He aches over our distance and preoccupation. He mourns that we do not draw near to Him. He grieves that we have forgotten Him. He weeps over our obsession with muchness and manyness. He longs for our presence. Richard Foster Jer. 2:32 Does…

Holy Over Hustle: God’s Truth

Holy over Hustle – God’s Truth Cultural Fatigue Change leads to stress. Continual stress leads to exhaustion. We have been immersed in change. Hustle in our Heads I was created to be with God  John 14:23,26, 27 Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them… When the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you…