Prayer. Does just reading that word make you feel at least a little bit guilty? For many, talking about their prayer life can often make them feel scrutinized or nervous. In fact, many Christians are embarrassed to talk about it, or even apologetic for it: some don’t pray enough, others only pray at the last minute when it’s some kind of emergency, while still others are newer disciples and aren’t really sure how to pray. In this lesson chronologically surveying the mention of prayer in the book of Acts, you will be inspired to pray more constantly, more regularly and more devotedly. Key scripture: Acts 1:14.
Our phones and our technology are now wherever we go - which is everywhere. And that means most of us sleep with our technology. In the bedroom our phones wake us up, track our sleep patterns, and make us available in the event of an emergency. All these benefits are wonderful. The problem comes when our phone and technology is within arm’s reach and we grab it out of habit to check email and social media in our half-conscious state of sleep inertia — before our groggy eyes can even fully open. In this message we answer the question: “Why are we so quick to check email and social media in the morning, and so slow to spend intentional time with God in his word and prayer?"
Many of us experience prayer more as a burden than as a pleasure. We regard it as important, even paramount, and we feel guilty about our failure, often blaming ourselves for not praying “good” enough. Let's see how God helps us in prayer
We have talked about power, and unity in prayer. This week we are going to talk about heart posture. Prayer is a conversation with God. Our posture in prayer can make a difference. What's more important is our heart posture in prayer.
Last week we focused on the Power of prayer, this week we are going to look at a prayer of Paul and Jesus. The Prayer for UNITY. You can follow along with the notes below. Click HERE to get a digital copy of today's bulletin.
Prayers aren’t empty words hurled at the sky. They’re conversations—in fact, they’re the most important conversations of our lives. Find out just how much it matters when you Pray. This four-week series focuses on Paul's prayers for the early church and the "so that" statements he used in his writing. Each week, we learn to pray so thatChrist may dwell in our hearts, we'll understand every good thing in Christ, we'll have one mind and voice to glorify God, and we can discern what is best.
Who doesn't love a fresh start? New Year's Day, the first of the month, or the dawn of a new day... how do we use firsts like these to get our hearts and our priorities in line with God? Join us as we find out what to do First.