Mar 15, 2015
Three Levels of Mountain Moving Prayer
Matthew 7:7-11, Mark 11:22-24
 
I.  What hinders our Prayer?
     1. Suspicion- prayer does not matter
     2. Fear- we don't pray in the right way
     3. We feel we have more important things to do
 
II.  Three Levels of Prayer
     1. Asking: What beggars do
     2. Seeking: A desire for something of great value
     3. Knocking: To stand at a door repeatedly tapping on it
 
III.  Mountain Moving Prayer
     1. Have faith in God
     2. Face the mountain of impossibility
     3. Believe and see God in action
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  • Mar 15, 2015Three Levels of Mountain Moving Prayer
    Mar 15, 2015
    Three Levels of Mountain Moving Prayer
    Matthew 7:7-11, Mark 11:22-24
     
    I.  What hinders our Prayer?
         1. Suspicion- prayer does not matter
         2. Fear- we don't pray in the right way
         3. We feel we have more important things to do
     
    II.  Three Levels of Prayer
         1. Asking: What beggars do
         2. Seeking: A desire for something of great value
         3. Knocking: To stand at a door repeatedly tapping on it
     
    III.  Mountain Moving Prayer
         1. Have faith in God
         2. Face the mountain of impossibility
         3. Believe and see God in action
  • Mar 8, 2015What to Pray for Ourselves
    Mar 8, 2015
    What to Pray for Ourselves
    2 Thessalonians 2:13-17, Colossians 1:9-14
     
    I.  A prayer we need to pray
         1. Stand firm
         2. Hold on
         3. Be encouraged
         4. Be strengthened
     
    II.  Strength for the journey
         1. Knowledge of God's will
         2. Spiritual wisdom and understanding
         3. Walking worthy and pleasing
         4. Strengthened for endurance and patience
     
    III.  Challenge
  • Mar 1, 2015Who Are We Praying To?
    Mar 1, 2015
    Who Are We Praying To?
    Luke 11:1-2, Romans 1:19-20, Hebrews 4:14-16
     
    I. The image of God
      1.  Our distorted image
      2.  God's true image
     
    II. Where is God?
      1.  God is hidden
      2.  The invisible God revealed
      3.  Why God came
     
    III. What is prayer?
      1.  It's addressing God
      2.  It's a privilege and duty
      3.  It asking asking, seeking, and knocking
     
    IV. Challenge
  • Feb 22, 2015God of Wonders
    Feb 22, 2015
    God of Wonders
    Mark 9:1-29
     
    Five insights in overcoming struggles of doubt and belief.
     
    I. Jesus is above your situation (v. 1-13)
    II. There is amazement, frustration, and failure in the valley. (v.14-18)
    III. Faith doesn't consist in believing God will do something, but that God can do anything! (v. 19-24)
    IV. Transformation happens in the valley. (v. 25-27)
    V. Prayer produces power! (v.28-29)
     
  • Feb 15, 2015God’s Way with Our Children
    Feb 15, 2015
    God’s Way with Our Children
    Colossians 3:20-21
    Ephesians 6:1-4
     
    I. Spirit filled child
    II. Spirit filled parent
    III. Challenge
  • Feb 8, 2015God’s Way in Our Marriage
    Feb 8, 2015
    God’s Way in Our Marriage
    Colossians 3:12-19
    Ephesians 5:22-27  
    I Corinthians 13:4-7
     
    I. Holiness in our marriage
    II. Love in our marriage
    III. Challenge
  • Feb 1, 2015“Life’s Relationships”
    Feb 1, 2015
    “Life’s Relationships”
    Colossians 3:12-24
     
    I. Praise at play  (v. 17)
    II. Do your best (v. 22)
    III. Worship at your work (v. 23a)
    IV. See Jesus as the Boss (v. 23b)
    V. Work for a raise (v. 24)
     
  • Jan 25, 2015Pressure Point
    Jan 25, 2015
    Pressure Point
    Series: general
    2 Corinthians 1:8-11
    Six things you should preach to yourself when at a Pressure Point:
     
    I. Don't be ignorant or unaware...You will experience pressure.  v.8
     
    II. Pressure can stress you, stretch you, and wear you out.  v. 8b
     
    III. Stop trying to figure out where the pressure is coming from and learn how to handle it.  v. 9
     
    IV. Remember, you have been here before.  v. 10
     
    V. God has never failed; pray like it matter.  v. 10-11
     
    VI. Don't forsake the assembling of the saints.  v. 11
     
    Five Deadly D's
    1) Dilemma's
    2) Disappointments
    3) Discouragement
    4) Despair
    5) Depression
  • Jan 18, 2015God’s Bucket List II; Live Like You Were Dying
    Jan 18, 2015
    God’s Bucket List II; Live Like You Were Dying
    Romans 14:7-9
     
    What if we live God's bucket list for our lives?
     
    I. Teach about me (God)   "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them."
    II. Live by faith  "Have complete faith in God"
    III. Stay close   "Remain in Me and I will remain in you"
    IV. Talk about me (God)   "Let your light shine before men."
    V. Dump it   "Get rid of whatever causes you to sin"
    VI. Go the extra mile   "Giving more than is demanded"
    VII. Love not hate   "Love your enemies"
    VIII. Piggy bank   "Do not store up treasure on earth."
    IX. Mercy   "Be merciful" 
     
  • Jan 13, 2015God’s Bucket List; Live Like You Are Dying
    Jan 13, 2015
    God’s Bucket List; Live Like You Are Dying
    Romans 14:7-9
     
    What if you live God's "bucket list" for your life?
     
    I.  GET SAVED "You must be born again"
    II.  ON GUARD "You must be ready"
    III.  BE ALL IN "The Greatest Commandment"
    IV.  GET ALONG "Love One Another"
    V.  DO WHAT I SAY "Obey What I Command"
    VI.  TALK TO ME "This, then, is how you should pray"