Sermons on the topic of Prayer


The Rightly Ordered Church: Missional Prayers to a Missional God

Bible Verses1 Timothy 2:1-7

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February 11, 2018

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Listening to the prayer life of a church can be very revealing. What we pray about will tell you what kind of God we worship. Do we speak to him like a village deity? Like he's a tribal god? Or do we treat him as a missional God with a heart set on the nations?

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The King’s Sermon: The Relationships of a Kingdom Citizen – Part II

Bible VersesMatthew 7:7-12

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August 6, 2017

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You'll find verses in today's passage (like the Golden Rule) that look great on a bumper sticker. But if we fail to understand them within the context of the Sermon on the Mount, we miss the grace of God that enables us to live out these instructions.

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The King’s Sermon: The Motives of a Kingdom Citizen

Bible VersesMatthew 6:1-18

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July 9, 2017

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As young children love for their fathers to “look at me” as they jump, spin, or cartwheel across the room, so too Christians practice their righteousness to be seen by their Father in heaven and by Him alone.

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Teach Us to Pray: Deliver Us

Bible VersesMatthew 6:13

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July 24, 2016

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Teach Us to Pray: Forgive Us

Bible VersesMatthew 6:12, 14-15

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July 17, 2016

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This fifth petition in the Lord’s Prayer is the sweetest and the scariest. It’s sweet to pray these words asking for forgiveness. But it’s scary to realize that to pray these words, while harboring an unforgiving spirit, is to essentially ask God not to forgive you.

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Teach Us to Pray: Our Daily Bread

Bible VersesMatthew 6:11

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July 10, 2016

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After such lofty petitions centered on God’s name, his kingdom, and his will, a sudden request for bread seems a bit out of place. But this is how Jesus teaches us to pray for ourselves. It might seem too simple, but there are many layers to this prayer that deserve consideration.

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Teach Us to Pray: Your Kingdom, Your Will

Bible VersesMatthew 6:10

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July 3, 2016

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Teach Us to Pray: Hallowed Be Your Name

Bible VersesMatthew 6:9

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June 26, 2016

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The Lord’s Prayer doesn't begin like typical prayer of ours. We usually start with a list of personal requests, but Jesus teaches us to begin with three petitions that have nothing to do with us and everything to do with our Father in heaven. The first is for God to hallow his own Name.

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Teach Us to Pray: Shut the Door and Pray

Bible VersesMatthew 6:1, 5-8

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June 12, 2016

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Prayer is an activity to be done with others whether in a worship service, at prayer meeting, or around a dinner table. But if prayer, at its heart, is about personal communion with our Heavenly Father, then its highest expression is experienced in private when no one else is looking.

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Teach Us to Pray: Motives to Pray

Bible VersesLuke 11:1-13

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June 5, 2016

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It’s worth noting that the only thing Jesus’ disciples are recorded to have asked him to teach them is how to pray. His reply to their request was the Lord’s Prayer. But before we study it line by line, we need to establish the right motives behind prayer.

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