In Luke 15 we read stories that Jesus told of the reckless love that God has for us. We see God in action. Today we spend extra time in prayer and worship, for our 21 day “first” prayer & fasting focus, and sing the song “Reckless Love” quoted in the message.
A spiritual checkup prayer time, like we see in Psalm 139, can be a helpful part of a growing relationship with Jesus. God loves you, created you by design, knows everything about you, always with you, and thinks about you. You may walk the way of eternal life by asking God to examine your heart and mind.
This morning we listen to the words of Jesus from Matthew 6. Let’s consider how we should start 2018. January 8-28 we will have a prayer focus. This talk will help you understand why.
Let’s read the Christmas story, found in Luke 2:3-20, and consider how we should respond to Jesus.
Let’s start in Luke 1 and walk through several passages from Isaiah as we ask ourselves a few questions. Why is the birth of Jesus such a big deal? Who were they looking for? What were they expecting?
Pastor Derrill Corbin brings us to Psalms 120 and 121. The “Psalms of Ascent” are helpful guidance for us to go up with God and unlock His refreshing promises for our souls.
We receive strength by experiencing the love of Jesus and our All Powerful God. Ephesians 3:20 gives us insight into available help.
God the Holy Spirit is here now, available to guide you into life-changing truth, and able to give you ability that you did not have before.
Just like Doc Brown was surprised that his invention worked, we may find ourselves shocked that praying a verse for someone else is effective. James 5:16 has a lesson for us about prayer that has power “as it works”. Talk with God, in His language, on behalf of people in your life and you will experience peace and see change.
We will experience peace and see change when we thank God for the people in our lives and pray for them. Paul writes to Timothy, “”I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.” 1 Timothy 2:1 Want to feel less stressed, healthier, and more energetic? Research shows that there are many benefits to exercising gratitude. This should be a factor in how we pray for the people in our lives.