Prayer: Apprehension

  So last week we looked at our approach to prayer, specifically, how we come, and who we come to. The truth that Christians need to understand the most about coming before God is that we are coming to Him as a Father. We used to be His enemies, we used to be hostile to Him, but now we are His children, and His friends. We come to Him out of our need to be with Him, not our desire to look important, or to sound eloquent to others. Today we are going ot talk about apprehension in prayer. i … Continue reading Prayer: Apprehension

Prayer: Approach Matthew 6:5-9

    Today begins a three week study of the topic of Prayer. We are going to look at Prayer from three different angles.  Approach, Apprehension, and Application. This week we are going to look at who we are coming to, and how we are coming to Him. Next week my hope is that we as a church really apprehend what prayer is. And the third week we will apply what we have learned in a special service where we spend time in prayer and song. If you would open your Bibles to Matthew 6, we are going to read … Continue reading Prayer: Approach Matthew 6:5-9

Ephesians 2:1-10 The Foundation of Hope

**Audio disclaimer** Our computer was offline, so we recorded the message with a phone, sorry for the inferior quality. Ephesians 2-1-10 (audio file for download) Open your Bibles to Ephesians 2, we are going to read verses 1-10. How important is the foundation of your house? How important is the foundation of your faith? The foundation of our faith, and thus our hope is how we got to be who we are. What is the ground that your identity is built on? What is the beginning of your story of faith? in this text, Paul lays out pretty succinctly the form … Continue reading Ephesians 2:1-10 The Foundation of Hope

Ephesians 1:15-23 “Paul’s Prayer”

Ephesians 1-15-23 Pauls Prayer (audio file for download) So far in this letter we have seen two main elements, we have seen the introduction, and we have seen exaltation. In Paul’s introduction, he states who he is and who we are. In that section we looked at identity. Next he begins to exalt in God’s goodness, and lays out a very brief but packed statement glorifying God for who He is, while explaining to the Ephesians and to us what God has done for us. He now turns and shares what you might call his thesis statement. He lays out a … Continue reading Ephesians 1:15-23 “Paul’s Prayer”

Essentials: The End Times

Essentials, The End (audio file for download) Essentials: the fulfillment of Christ’s work (End Times). Have you noticed lately how our culture has been infatuated with the end times? Whether from a Biblical perspective or not, there is a fascination in all of us with the end of the world. If you just take a look at some of the movies coming out in the past few years you will see a trend of these post apocalyptic earth movies. The latest one that I am aware of is called Alysium. Where it seems earth has been destroyed for the most part … Continue reading Essentials: The End Times