Prayer

From the Depths | Jonah 1:17-2:10 |
As we hear Jonah’s prayer from the belly of a big fish, Jonah is a mirror for us and shows that God’s grace precedes and exceeds our repentance. Outline God’s Deep Salvation (1:17) Jonah’s Shallow Prayer (2:1-9) God’s Response (2:10) Salvation Comes From the LORD The Sign of Jonah (Matthew 12:39-40)

God the Father | John 5:16-27; Revelation 4:9-11 |
Christians call God ‘Father’, but why do we do this? What does it mean to know someone as almighty as God in such a close, personal way? This sermon is the first in our series, ‘What We Believe’ based on the Apostles' Creed. ‘I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth’ Outline I believe…what??? The Eternal Father (John 5:16-27) The Creating Father (Revelation 4:9-11) My Father and Your Father (John 8:42; 20:17; Romans 8:15) Knowing God as Father (Luke 11:9-13)

Stand Firm | Ephesians 6:10-24 |
If Jesus is the risen and ruling king of all creation, why is living in his new life a struggle? In this message, we consider Christ’s victory and our struggle. Outline Christ’s Victory (v10) Our Struggle (vv11-12) God’s Gospel Armour (vv13-17) Gospel Action (vv18-20) Gospel Encouragement (vv21-23)

Filled With Fullness | Ephesians 3:14-21 |
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)

See With Your Heart | Ephesians 1:15-23 |
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

Seek God | Psalm 27 |
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

Pray Like the King | Luke 22:39-53 |
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)

Fellow Workers | Colossians 4:7-18 |
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)

Speaking for Christ | Colossians 2:4-6 |
Why do many (most?) Christians find it hard to speak about Jesus to non-believers? Outline Prayerful partnership (vv2-4) Seasoned speech (vv5-6)

Talking to God | 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Philippians 4:4-7 |
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