Helping People Find and Follow Jesus
Helping People Find and Follow Jesus

Messages

The following messages are from the past several weeks. To view older messages, please click here.

The Sinner

Most of us convince ourselves that we are good people right up to the point that we are caught doing something undeniably bad. That’s when everything crumbles, including our confidence that we will be able to stand before Jesus unashamed. But there is a story in the Bible that tells us how He responds when…

The Outcast

You have tried everything you know to quench your soul’s thirst. Education. Recreation. Work. Sex. Wealth. Travel. Adventure. Volunteerism. Maybe even religion. But nothing satisfies, at least not for long. What would Jesus say to someone who still hasn’t found what they’re looking for? What would He say to someone who has found it, but…

The Seeker

Frederich Buechner described Jesus as “that fathomless, elusive, unpredictable, haunting, and finally unknowable figure who moves though the [gospels] like a figure in an old newsreel.” But any time an individual comes face-to-face with Jesus, whether it’s a character in the Bible or a 21st-century person like you or me, that encounter transforms Jesus from…

Warfare Prayer

Imagine fighting a war without any weapons. I know that seems like an abstract exercise, but what if you’re in a war right now? What if that which is most frustrating and most painful in your life is not merely due to the fact that life is hard, but that life is war? It is.…

When God Says No

I love the imagery of an open door. It pictures what I believe about prayer so attractively. The problem is, sometimes when we pray, it doesn’t seem as if God’s door is open. It’s locked shut, and no matter how fervently we seek Him, we are met with silence. What should we do when God…

Prone To Wander

Prone to wander, Lord I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love. I doubt that the hymn writer Robert Robinson was thinking of prayer when he penned those words, but every time I hear them, that’s what I think about. I’m regularly frustrated by my proneness to wander when I am trying to…

Jesus on Prayer

Watching all the wacky ways that people pray is enough to make you never want to do it. But there is a way to recover the essence of prayer from all the rigmarole.

Listen to Jesus.

His teaching on prayer is so refreshingly simple that you can hardly hear it without experiencing a fresh desire to talk to your Father. Join us as we learn from Jesus how much better prayer can be than it so often is.

The God To Whom We Pray

We know we’re supposed to pray. We know prayer is supposed to work. Yet we suffer from prayerlessness. Why?

Might it be because of misconceptions about God? A.W. Tozer said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”

So we will strive to see God more accurately so that we will pray more adequately.

Why Pray?

If prayer is not your strong suit, you may be tempted to wonder if it really matters whether or not you ever get better at it. But what are you missing if you settle for prayerlessness? More importantly, what is God missing? Here are four biblical answers to the question Why pray?