Believers in Christ have been given freedom and confidence before God. He invites us to ask Him for more than we can image. So what should we pray, especially when we’re discouraged? Outline Confidently coming to the Father (v14-51) To ask… for the Spirit’s strength (v16) for Christ’s presence (v17) for sure footing (v17) Filled by knowing Love (vv18-19) To God be Glory (vv20-21)
If you could ask God for anything, what would it be? Having heard of God’s lavish blessings, in Ephesians 1:15-23 we see how the gospel shapes the priorities of prayer. Outline Blessing and thanks (vv15-16) Asking God to (v17) know hope (v18) know riches (v18) know resurrection power (vv19-23) Praying for spiritual sight
If you could ask God for one thing, if there was one good gift he could give you, what would you ask for? Outline Confidence in God (vv1-3) Seeking God’s House (vv4-6) Romans 8:31-32 Seeking God’s Face (vv7-12) Prayer (1 John 5:14) Acceptance (Exodus 33:20; Hebrews 4:14-16) Guidance (Galatians 5:16) Protection (Romans 8:33) Confidence in God (vv13-14) Seeking God’s Presence (Hebrews 10:19-22; Revelation 22:3-4) Read more
What do you do when things get tough? In this sermon as the cross draws ever closer, we see how, through Christ, we can turn to God in humbly confident prayer. Outline The need for prayer (vv39-40) Jesus’ confidently humble prayer (vv41-44) Place Posture Pain The Power of Darkness (vv45-53)
Is the Christian life more like a solo or a team sport? In this message, we hear from the often-overlooked ‘final words’ of the letter to the Colossians which gives us insight into what life is like co-labouring in God’s service. Outline Messengers of Encouragement (vv7-9) Fellow workers (vv10-14) Churches of the Word (vv15-18)
Why do many (most?) Christians find it hard to speak about Jesus to non-believers? Outline Prayerful partnership (vv2-4) Seasoned speech (vv5-6)
In his gracious kindness, God invites believers to speak to him. This is a great privilege, but one many Christians find hard. In this message, we look at two Bible passages about Talking to God. Outline Pray…continually Why is prayer hard? How to talk to God
How does someone grow as a follower of Jesus? Outline Paul and Colossae (vv 1-2) Faith, Hope, and Love (vv 3-8) Living worthy of the God we know (vv 9-13) Are we growing in Christ?
When was the last time you prayed? What did you say or do? How did you approach God? In this sermon, we listen to Jesus’ teaching on prayer—how we should approach God when we know Jesus is king. Outline Faithful persistence (vv 1-8) Humble contrition (vv 9-14) Pray—humbly and persistently!
Teach us to pray (v1) … for the greatest gift (vv2-4) …which honours God’s name (vv5-8) …as he gives good gifts (vv9-13) Jesus is the answer to his own prayer Luke 3:22; Acts 2:38 So it can be answered in us! (Unfortunately there was some distortion in the recording of this sermon.)