“Dear God…” These two words express both deep hurt and deep hope. In the midst of tragedy in our world and brokenness in our lives, we’re left asking the questions of whether God exists, if God even hears us, and if God does hear us, how do we connect with him? (Click the image to watch the sermon video or scroll to the bottom of the page for the downloadable audio file.)
May 13, 2018
We finally get to the final line in the Lord’s Prayer, and the word that stands at the center is temptation. Jesus is teaching us that in our praying we need to be asking for protection for our hearts that can be prone to enticement that leads to sin. Click the image or here to watch the sermon video.
May 6, 2018
The fourth line of the Lord’s Prayer opens up a conversation around forgiveness and sin. The first part is a call for us to confess and seek forgiveness vertically with God. Meanwhile the second part is about the necessity of forgiveness horizontally with those in our lives. Click the image or here to watch the sermon video.
April 29, 2018
In the third line of the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus makes a connection between bread and prayer. What does this everyday object teach us about prayer? Jesus assumes that we will understand the cultural and biblical narrative that informs his teaching and change the ways we pray to our Father in heaven. Click the image or here to watch the sermon video.
April 22, 2018
In a world that is flying upside down, we ask Jesus to teach us to pray “your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Our prayer this week is that God would unveil his glory in our lives, and that the realm where what he prefers happens would take precedence in our homes, in our marriages, in our schools and in our work – on earth as it is in heaven. Click the image or here to watch the sermon video.
April 15, 2018
Jesus begins to teach us how we should pray in Matthew 6:9. It is as astonishing that he tells us that we can call him “Father” on the one hand, and on the other, we are to make his name holy or sacred. Prayer is a great privilege and responsibility to enter in to a world as God’s children and pray for the wonderful will of the Father to be accomplished! Click the image or here to watch the sermon video.
April 8, 2018
In beginning a journey through the Lord’s Prayer, we paused to ask the question “Does God even exist to hear our prayers?” There are many arguments that speak of the existence of God – the design of the world, the morality of the world and more. So what should the words be to this kind of God who invites us to draw near to him as He draws near? Click the image or here to watch the sermon video.