Archive for the ‘Praying’ Category

God Wants ALL of ME: How It Looks in Action (Romans 12:9-21)

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

God Wants ALL of ME:  How It LOOKS in ACTION (Romans 12:9-21)

After God describes His will for us in Romans 12:1-8, wanting our bodiesas living sacrifices, renewing our minds to replace worldly thinking, andgifting us to serve one another, He uses the rest of the chapter to paint apicture to show us how this looks in action. God describes our attitudes, actions, and relationships as they look when we are yielding our bodies, our minds, and our time to Him. This is the last of a four-part series on Romans 12.

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Jesus Confirms Our Need to Humbly Admit Our Sinfulness (Luke 18:9-14)

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Jesus Confirms Our Need to Humbly Admit Our Sinfulness (Luke 18:9-14)

Jesus addresses those who had come to trust in their own righteousness by telling the parable of a Pharisee and a tax collector praying at the temple.  The Pharisee prays, listing his righteous resume’. In stark contrast, the tax collector can only ask for mercy and acknowledge his sinfulness. Only one went away pronounced righteous, and it was not the self-righteous Pharisee. How can this be? What must we learn?

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Jesus Encourages Continual Prayer to Counter Giving Up (Luke 18:1-8)

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Jesus Encourages Continual Prayer to Counter Giving Up (Luke 18:1-8)

Jesus the danger of giving of, of “losing heart,” and encourages one practice that can serve to counter this danger – ongoing prayer.  Jesus gives His exhortation for ongoing prayer, and then shares a parable to illustrate and contrast. In the parable, Jesus describes a widow who is effective in “praying” or appealing to a judge that neither fears God nor cares what man thinks. But even with this type of man, the widow succeeds. If prayer can work on a human level with someone that has no care for God or people, think how praying to God can work! God, who is holy and just and caring and loving, invites our prayers, and desires to hear and to answer! Unlike the unrighteous judge, we do not have to pester God, as He is ready to listen and to help.

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5 Practices of a Mature and Obedient Follower of Jesus

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Doing works doesn’t make you a disciple of Jesus, but a disciple of Jesus will do these. Jesus has commanded us to do them. If we are believers and we are not practicing these things (or heading in that direction) we are either immature or we are disobedient.

G.R.O.W. with God – 4 Basic Principles of Christian Living

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

We can easily become so consumed with the details of life and Christian living that we miss the basics. We NEED these four essentials in order to live a Christian life. Period. (Given at our New Year’s Eve gathering.)