Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Discipline of Fasting

Matthew 4:2 Fasting has been in general disrepute both in and out the Church for many years. There is no single book published on the subject of Christian fasting from 1861 to 1954, a period of nearly one hundred years. What would account for this almost total disregard of a subject so frequently mentioned in Scriptures through the centuries? The fact that the people in…

Discipline of Prayer

“And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose and went out to a lonely place, and there he prayed” (Mark 1:35) Prayer catapults us onto the frontier of the spiritual life. Of all the Spiritual Disciplines prayer is the most central because it ushers us into perpetual communion with the Father. The Discipline of Prayer brings us into the deepest and highest work…

Discipline of Confession

Discipline of Confession James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective At the heart of God is the desire to give and to forgive. God created us with a right, like the prodigal son, to have to decide what to do with our own lives and God know what…

Discipline of Worship

Psalm 142:7 “Set my spirit free that I may worship Thee.” To worship is to experience Reality (actually exist not just idea), to touch Life. It is to know, to feel, to experience the resurrected Christ in the midst of the gathered community. It is breaking into the Shekinah (glory of the presence) of God, or better yet, being invaded by the Shekinah of God. God is…

Discipline of Guidance

Matthew 18:19-20 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” In movement all over the world we are now beginning to see the breaking forth of the apostolic church of the Spirit. Many are having a…

Hunger of Deep Relationship

Psalm 42:1-2 Throughout the ages, Christians of all races from all geographic locations and backgrounds have witnessed that the classical disciplines of the spiritual life can produce deep within us an ongoing, life-giving, interactive relationship with Jesus. The spiritual disciplines are the means of God’s grace for bringing about genuine personality formation…

God’s Way

God’s Way Joshua 3 Unbelievers live life their own way but believers have to live their life God’s way to receive God’s blessing. This morning we are going to learn about God teaching to the Israelites to do thing God’s way to get blessing from him. Joshua 3 tells the story of the crossing of the Jordan River. We can begin by asking an important question: Why does this…

Pray for Me

A better Way to Pray Ephesians 6:18-20  “What do you think Christ wants this church (you are this church) to be?” From that question came a second one: “What would happen in our church if every member (I mean you) was prayed for every single day by someone?” And what a question. We all believe in prayer, don’t we? Even if we don’t pray very much, we still…

Hoping for the Better

Ephesians 5:15-17 My text today is very short, only three verses. And the verses themselves are short. They are often overlooked because they are sandwiched between two passages that are very well known.  The title of this message comes from the middle verse, which speaks of making the most every opportunity because the days are evil. We need to hear what God is…