“For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.” (2 Corinthians 4:5)
(Luke 6:14) – Not a day passes during which we aren’t in need of divine direction and protection in our lives. Whether our need is to be guided through temptations or guarded from evil attacks. God responds to the prayers of His people.
(Matthew 6:12) – We all know what it’s like to need forgiveness. Our many misdeeds weigh heavily upon us like a debt that is far beyond our ability to pay. Yet, Christ came to pay our debt and bring us forgiveness! In prayer, we express our need for forgiveness, experience the Lord’s deep & daily cleansing, and are empowered to extend forgiveness to others.
(Matthew 6:11)(Luke 11:5-13) – Jesus teaches us to ask God for our “daily bread” – the physical & spiritual necessities of life. When we do, we can rest assured that He will answer. What are the deep needs of your life? Let’s learn to ask God to supply for them!
(Matthew 6:9-10) – A great benefit of prayer is the ‘corrective perspective’ that it brings. By focusing first upon the Father, we’ll find ourselves experiencing joyful ‘realignment’ with His perfect plan & purposes for our lives!
(Matthew 6:9) – Prayer is more than ‘a cosmic call’ in the dark with the dim hope that we might get an answer. In Christ, we can actually address the God of Heaven as our ‘Father’ – One whose ears are attentive to our cry!
“Teach Us to Pray!”– Lessons From the Lord’s Prayer The only lesson Jesus’ followers are recorded as specifically asking Him to teach them was how to pray. In response, He taught them a ‘model prayer’ – often called The Lord’s Prayer. By examining this model, and putting the principles it teaches into practice, we can begin to tap more fully into the…
(Luke 10:38-42) We all know how many things occupy our minds and fight for our attention each day. Jesus shows us how, when faced with the temptation to worry about so many things, we can refocus on the ‘one thing’ our restless hearts & souls need the most!
(Luke 10:25-37) – We all know we’re supposed to love others. But, what does this mean when it comes to our interacting with other people – especially “those people?” Jesus shows us what it means to love beyond the limits and dividing lines of this world.
(Luke 10:1-24) – Jesus is the model missionary; and he calls each of us as his followers to embrace a missionary way of life as well. To do so, requires learning some important lessons about who we are in Christ, and how He has called us to minister to others in His name.
(Luke 9:51-62) – As Jesus’ earthly ministry neared its end, He resolutely set out for Jerusalem and the impending reality of the cross. And He did so because of His love for us! He so loves us that He would rather die in our place than see us separated from Him! How will we respond to such a resolute, patient and summoning love?