Sermon Series
  • 1. Bending God's Ear

    Contributed on Dec 21, 2007
    based on 23 ratings

    God provides every encouragement for us to pray fervently.

    Scripture Introduction We have elevated (in the last centuries) the democratic ideal as the “desire of all nations.” Unfortunately, insisting on the equality of all people seems to denigrate thoughts of God. Rather than high and holy, he is now low and chummy. Instead of a “consuming fire,” he more

  • 2. Never Ever Give Up!

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2008
    based on 14 ratings

    God answers prayers so that we might express and encourage our faith.

    Scripture Introduction Jesus teaches us today by parable, “an earthly story with a heavenly meaning.” Our English word derives from the Greek, para-bolae,, which itself consists of two words, para- meaning “beside” and -ballo meaning “throw or cast.” A parable is, literally, a story thrown or more

  • 3. Finally—getting People To Do What You Want

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2008
    based on 9 ratings

    God uses our praying together to change the world.

    Scripture Introduction I often remind my family of a profound truth I have learned from living: you cannot make people do what you want. Even if it is in their best interest, even if they should do it, matters little. You cannot make people do what you want. You have tried. You have shown more

  • 4. Making Sure God Hears You

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2008
    based on 11 ratings

    God delights in dependence which honors his superabundant sufficiency.

    Scripture Introduction A little boy kneeled with his mother beside his bed to say his bedtime prayers: “Lord, bless mommy and daddy and baby Susie; and God, GIVE ME A NEW BICYCLE!” Amen. Mom was surprised; Billy never prayed so loudly before. So she said, “You don’t need to yell, son; God’s more