Sermons on Christian Living

Pray: Move from the Practice of Prayer to Pleasure

Pray – Move from the practice of prayer to pleasure Messy Prayer: Pray your Feelings, Desires, Trust Power of praying together Anticipate the voice of God Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, we pray. – Max Lucado Ps. 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. When we…

Pray: Speak to Me

Pray – Speak to me Jesus enjoyed the presence of his Father and prayed heaven down to people Messy Prayer: Pray your feelings, desires, trust Power of praying together 1 Sam. 3:1-4 Now in those days messages from the Lord were very rare, and visions were quite uncommon. One night Eli, who was almost blind by now, had gone to bed. The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle near the Ark of God.…

Pray: Thankfulness

Thankfulness in Prayer – Thank you for my fullness When we come to God thankfulness is imminent. Thank you for my fullness in Christ. Holy, blameless and above reproach Col.1:22 Hidden with Christ in God. Col.3:3 Author and finisher of our faith. Heb.12:2 One who cares and carries our burdens. 1 Peter 5:7 Righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. 2 Cor.5:21 Child of God John 1:11-13 Sufficient in Him. 2 Cor.3:5 Grace upon Grace John 1:16 From His fullness comes…

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.…

Going Back to the Cross

Going Back to the Cross “Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” John 14:21 “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” Jesus warned them not to tell anyone about him. Mark 8:29-30 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be…

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…