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  • Purpose Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 76 ratings

    Prayer serves many purposes in our lives. The best purpose may be that prayer changes our focus, but prayer also changes our actions

    The Purpose of Prayer 02/06/05 Intro: We are in week 2 of a 3 week series on prayer. Last week we looked at the priority of prayer and the need for a focus and worship of Christ as we approach him in prayer. I issued you a challenge of spending 15 minutes each morning focusing your mind and more

  • Why Pray? Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Feb 12, 2010
    based on 6 ratings

    We need to understand the importance of prayer and the impact of prayer in our lives. The song you heard reflects the importance of prayer and really how natural it is to pray.

    Why Pray? Series:"Why?" Opening Illustration: Song and clip from "Jesus take the wheel." This little clip we just heard reveals how prayer is only a breath away. It’s really more natural to pray than not to pray. Thesis: We need to understand the importance of prayer and the impact of prayer more

  • Knowing God's Will

    Contributed by John Knight on May 2, 2002
    based on 14 ratings

    How to know God’s will.

    Knowing God’s Will John 1:18 How do you know what you can’t see? John 3:8 "The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know from where it comes or to where it goes; so it is with every one who is born of the Spirit." John 4:23 "But the hour is more

  • Spiritual Power

    Contributed by Thomas Lanthrip on Oct 15, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Intercessory prayer brings power into the lives of those person/s we take time to pray for. Do you take time to pray "really pray" for those you know?? This message is to encourage prayer for those who stand in need of it most.

    The Christians Prayer For Spiritual Power Intercessory Prayer Ephesians 3:14-21 Intro: Every Christian prays at some time or another in the course of their life, but this prayer for which Paul refers is not a bed time prayer, neither is it a meal time prayer of gratitude but a prayer for more

  • Praying In The New Year

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Jan 1, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    If we fail to pray we fail to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. We miss out on one the greatest privileges of our life. Connecting with the creator of the Universe! So we know prayer is a privilege but I also want to look at it’s purpose, pattern, an

    Intro: Is our church looking to have a purposeful, powerful year for the Lord Jesus Christ in 2006? As your pastor I am expecting great things from this New Year. Shall we go to seminars to find out how to be purposeful and powerful for the Lord? Shall we have guest speakers that will encourage more

  • Armor Of God Series

    Contributed by Edward Hardee on Aug 17, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Gives a synoposis of the Armor of God and how to apply it to our lives.

    Armor of God Theme: Show the importance of putting on the armor of God in our lives Text: Ephesians 6:10-18 Introduction Paul begins this chapter talking about the walk Eph 4:1 – 6:9 . Yet he seems to interrupt his thought and bring up spiritual warfare. Yet isn’t that a part of the more

  • Revival Part One: Gathering To Hear The Word And Rejoice Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Jun 20, 2018

    Message 13 in our exposition of Nehemiah observing the revivals and restoration of worship after the walls were rebuilt.

    Chico Alliance Church Revival Part One Gathering to Hear the Word & Rejoice REVIEW Phase one of Nehemiah's two phase project has now been completed. We have tracked Nehemiah, a man of prayer, purpose, performance from a prominent position in the Persian Empire to the despairing people of more

  • You Can't Keep A Good Man Down

    Contributed by Chris Beam on Aug 20, 2015

    Jonah's story serves as proof that you can't keep a good man down.

    You Can't Keep a Good Man Down Jonah 2:1-10 I think that there’s something in all of us that likes to rally around those who’ve been knocked down but they always seem to find a way to get back up. Rocky is a perfect example of what I’m talking about. I get fired every time I more

  • Whole-Hearted Devotion Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Oct 19, 2003
    based on 28 ratings

    What we don’t realize is that we can have a fulfilling relationship with Jesus here on earth. We don’t have to wait for Heaven, we can have a personal strong and rewarding relationship today. Paul had one and it came from his wholehearted devotion and e

    8 RULES FOR A SUCCESSFUL CHRISTIAN LIFE: WHOLE HEARTED DEVOTION & EFFORT PHILIPPIANS 3:13-14 INTRODUCTION What does a successful Christian life look like? My desire as your pastor is that al of you experience success in your Christian life. I would define ‘success’ in the Christian life as more

  • A Contrast Of Commitment

    Contributed by Travis Johnson on Jan 16, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    This sermon examines the two Saul’s, King Saul & Saul, later Paul, the apostle, & their contrast of loyalty to God.

    A CONTRAST OF COMMITMENT 1 Sam. 26:21 2 Tim. 4:7 Intro: The Bible is a book of contrasts. In the NT, especially the teachings of Jesus, we find many contrasts. i.e.- 2 roads-1 broad, that leads to destruction; 1 narrow, that leads to life. 2 went to pray—a Pharisee & a publican…. The more

  • God Answers Prayer

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Mar 27, 2001
    based on 103 ratings

    A deductive exposition of the text introduced by statistics and stories of answered prayer.

    Topic: Prayer Theme: Answered Prayer Purpose: to be the Holy Spirit’s second witness calling God’s people in my care to pray with persistence and humility. Response: Individuals will ponder God’s grace in answering our prayers. Pattern: A deductive exposition of the text introduced by more

  • Paul's Practice Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Mar 23, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    This morning we are going to learn how to pray by looking at Paul’s Practice of Prayer. We’re going to look at three keys to Paul’s prayer—his POSISION, PERSPECTIVE and PURPOSE.

    LIVING IN CHRIST – Paul’s Practice of Prayer  Ephesians 1:15-23 NIV 15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17 I keep asking that the more

  • The Transition Of Purpose

    Contributed by Thomas Custer on May 18, 2014
    based on 3 ratings

    moving from "on purpose", to "in purpose"

    Today I want to preach on purpose! Williams tells a story of someone “lost his purpose” -- it is the story of Jacob Brodzky. a shy Russian Jew whose father owned a bookstore. The older Brodzky wanted his son to go to college. The boy, on the other hand, desired nothing but to more

  • Be Fervent In Your Love

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Aug 12, 2009

    Peter tells us that we must be of sound judgment and sober spirit to prepare for the last days in which we live.

    Be Fervent in your Love! Prayer Open with prayer … 1 Ki 4:29 As God gave to Solomon … (wisdom, great discernment, breadth of mind) Introduction We will be looking at 1 Pet 4:1-11 … 1Pet 4:1-2 Jews- believed suffering was a great purifier. Suffering tends to distract our focus more

  • Move God To Move The Church

    Contributed by Steven Cannon on Apr 18, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Learn how to move God to change things.

    THE BELIEVERS PRAYER Purpose: To learn about the believers prayer. What was it about their prayer that moved God. When a doctoral student at Princeton asked, “What is there left in the world for original dissertation research?” Albert Einstein replied, “Find out about prayer. Somebody more