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Compassion & Prayer

Matthew 9.35-38
Dec 11th 2016

It's a family affair. Our Father in heaven means to make followers of Jesus Christ: sinners, saved by grace, lives that are being transformed into the glorious likeness of His Son, the sinless Savior.

Are you all in? Are you all in His family? What role do you...read >>

discipleship, evangelism, followship, Gospel, harvest, healing, holiness, hope, Kingdom, labor, prayer, preaching, sheep, shepherd, teaching, witness
evangelism, hope, Matthew

Ask, Seek, Knock

Matthew 7.7-11
May 15th 2016

How's your prayer life? Could it stand some improvement? Whose couldn't?!

Are your prayers being answered? Why not?

Ever wondered what might be wrong with your prayer life? Through Christ, His disciples have been given a direct line to the Most High! So why don't...read >>

ask, benevolence, faith, Father, for us, God, good, grace, knock, love, prayer, protection, seek
Matthew, prayer, Sermon On The Mount

Daily Bread

Matthew 6.11
Feb 28th 2016

"Pray then this way: Our Father... Give us today our daily bread..."

By God's grace, today we'll take this little piece of the disciple's prayer and consider all our Savior has packed into these simple words and what He means for us to learn about our Father and...read >>

benevolence, care, dependence, give, Lord's Prayer, love, prayer, provide
Lord's Prayer, Matthew, Sermon On Mount

Pray Like This

Matthew 6.9-10
Feb 14th 2016

How's your prayer life?

It is so hard to pray when we're confused about the One we're praying to.

If He is God, and in control of all things, then what's the point in praying? Whatever He wants is going to happen anyway, right?

Wrong! ...and right.

Join us today...read >>

Abba, faith, Father, God, heaven, Jesus, Kingdom, pray, prayer, protection, provision, teach, will
Lord's Prayer, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

What Does It Matter To Me?

Philippians 2.6-8
Sep 13th 2015

Last Sunday afternoon, after we looked at Jesus proclamation in Matthew 5.11-12 about the blessing of being persecuted for His sake, a brother testified about the persecution being endured by Christians in the middle east. Indeed, it is atrocious.

Currently there...read >>

compassion, crisis, discipleship, evangelism, Great Commission, hope, ministry, missions, prayer, refugee, Syria
persecution, prayer, suffering

God's Means of Grace

2 Peter 1.3
Feb 15th 2015

So now what? That's pretty much what the crowds asked Peter after his sermon on Pentecost. Convicted by the Gospel--remember, that means they were convicted by Good News--crowds came under conviction of sin and couldn't help but ask, "What should we do?" "Repent,...read >>

church, discipleship, faith, fellowship, followship, grace, growth, hope, love, power, prayer, sanctification, Word
church, grace, sanctification

I Have Total Control: So Pray!

Jan 4th 2015

If we have learned anything of God's character through our study of Genesis it is that He has authority over all things! And secondly, He has been proclaiming the Good News of His Son from before the beginning of time.

Now that we have reached the end of our study...read >>

authority, faith, Great Commission, hope, Linda Colie, prayer, sovereignty, summary
Genesis, Great Commission, sovereignty

Will He Find Faith On the Earth?

Luke 18.1-8
Dec 28th 2014

Throughout Jesus' 3 year ministry, one of the most important things that he taught and demonstrated was how to live a life of prayer. Watching Jesus himself commune with the Father was no doubt one greatest privileges given to the disciples. In Luke chapter 18 Jesus...read >>

call, election, glorification, hope, integrity, love, perseverance, persistence, prayer
faith, prayer, salvation

Familiar Faith... and Fear

Genesis 32.1-21
Jun 22nd 2014

After 20 years of separation from his death-threatening brother, Jacob panics like it was yesterday when he hears that Esau and a few hundred of his closest friends are heading his way to meet him in the wilderness.

Jacob rightly turns to his Deliverer, schooling...read >>

angels, anxiety, camps, despair, faith, fear, hypocrisy, manipulation, obedience, prayer, schemes, stress
faith, fear, Genesis

Hallowing Him

Mathew 6.9-13
May 4th 2014

The Lord's Prayer. You've probably got it memorized, have said it hundreds of time, but do you have any idea what it means? what you're asking?

As we continue considering the core aspects of walking faithfully with Christ, of our sanctification, being set apart...read >>

answered prayer, blood, forgiveness, hallowed, hope, kingdom, Lord's Prayer, Romans 8.32, sovereign, trials
discipleship, prayer, sanctification

The Doctrine of The Holy Spirit

Acts 1.4-8, Luke 24.46-49
Feb 23rd 2014

The Holy Spirit. Perhaps one of the most divisive doctrines in the Church. Ironically, however, He was given by God to unite the Church in the Spirit and Truth of Christ.

Is the Holy Spirit the cause of people flopping in the pews, barking like dogs? Or perhaps He...read >>

Church, faith, holiness, Holy Spirit, Pentecost, prayer, revival, trust, wait
Doctrine, Holy Spirit, prayer

Heel Grabbing Grace

Genesis 25.12-26
Nov 17th 2013

For 24+ chapters now, we have seen God do things in most unexpected ways. In today's passage, that comes to such a head that we've got to take some time to ensure we see what God has been pointing out in His Word.

Two sons from an empty womb are called and created...read >>

abortion, children, creation, elect, election, Esau, grace, Jacob, nations, plan, prayer, sovereign
election, Genesis, grace

The God of Abraham, and Isaac

Genesis 25.1-11
Nov 10th 2013

The first couple of sections of this chapter read like Abraham's obituary. God's plan to continue His covenant faithfulness is shifting from Abraham to his son, Isaac.

Various other details about Abraham's life are introduced here, including the addition of another...read >>

Abraham, death, humble, humility, Isaac, Jesus, legacy, parenting, prayer, preparation
blessing, Genesis, parenting

The Lord Has Led Me: Magnifying Marriage

Genesis 24.52-67
Oct 20th 2013

Are you married? Why?

Ironically, it isn't a question we think to much about before or after our marriages. "I mean, isn't the answer obvious?"

In today's passage we can see God's divine perspective on marriage: why He instituted it, what its main function is. It...read >>

humility, husband, Isaac, love, marriage, plan, prayer, Rebekah, respect, sovereignty, wife, will
Genesis 24, marriage, sovereignty

The Lord Has Led Me: He Has Spoken

Genesis 24.29-51
Oct 13th 2013

This is part two of three in Genesis 24. We pick up where we left off last week. Abraham's faithful & name-less servant begins by testifying of God's providence. The servant has witnessed first-hand God's love & leadership of Abraham since he was called from his...read >>

Bethuel, calling, elect, evangelism, faith, Isaac, joy, Laban, love, obey, prayer, providence, Rebekah, trust, witness
evangelism, Genesis 24, providence

The Lord Has Led Me: Rebekah's Review

Genesis 24.1-28
Oct 6th 2013

This is the first of three sermons on the search of Abraham's servant for Isaac's appointed wife.

We begin with aging Abraham's instruction to his eldest & wisest servant, who proves to be on a faith journey of his own & the right man for the job! Having followed...read >>

act, faith, Isaac, Jesus, obedience, prayer, providence, Rebekah, servant, sovereignty, trust, woman at well
Genesis 24, providence, Sovereignty

The Patience & Persistence of God

Genesis 20
Aug 4th 2013

Has the Lord ever faithfully yanked back on your chain? Perhaps He sovereignly let it out just far enough to remind you of your great need of Him, of your sin, bringing you to repentance again.

If that sounds familiar, you're in good company with father...read >>

Abimelech, Abraham, grace, humility, intercession, marriage, ministry, prayer, purity, repentance, Sarah, sin, sovereign
Genesis, grace, sovereignty

The Prayer We Most Want Answered

John 17.24
Feb 12th 2012

Toward the end of last week, we barely caught a glimpse of God's love for us in Christ, as Christ. How can that be? How will God love us with such an infinite love? The answer is in today's passage. Join us!

The desire of Christ is the nearness of His disciples...read >>

eternal, foundation of the world, glory, heaven, joy, love, prayer
Gospel of John, High Priestly Prayer, John 17

Glory with the Father, Glory in His Followers

John 17.4-11a
Jan 8th 2012

How now shall we live? What does any of this matter? What difference does the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ make on our manhood, womanhood, childhood, sainthood, fellowship? Let's SEE today in John's Gospel today.

Having revealed the Father to His...read >>

disciples, faith, Father, glory, hour, ministry, mission, plan, prayer, Son, sovereignty
Gospel of John, High Priestly Prayer, John 17

He Has Made & Makes The Difference (John 17 overview)

Dec 4th 2011

Have you ever asked yourself: "What's this all about? Is anything i'm involved in making any difference at all?" Welcome to the club... but if it's Jesus', rest assured, His Spirit and Truth are at work!

Does your faith and hope need some encouragement from God's...read >>

difference, faith, Father, fight, glory, Jesus, love, ministry, prayer, Son, Spirit, testimony
Gospel of John, High Priestly Prayer, John 17

Prayer Changes Things

May 9th 2010

Pastor John Hierholzer of partnering church, Hill Country Evangelical Free Church, provides the Scriptural foundation for the next 6 weeks of Restore ministry.

Drawing from both old and new testament passages, Pastor John paints a picture of our Sovereign God's...read >>

faith, Holy Spirit, John Hierholzer, power, prayer
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