Prayer

Love Under Pressure | 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13 |
Through his death and resurrection, Jesus rescues people into a new family bound together by love. Outline Prioritise Presence (2:17-3:5) Find Joy in Others’ Faith (3:6-10) Pray with Eternal Views (3:11-13)

Strength Under Pressure | 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5 |
How do you cope with the pressures of life? If you’re a Christian, how do you sometimes feel pressure to give up on trusting in Jesus? In this message from 2 Thessalonians, we hear God’s promise to strengthen the people he loves in Christ. Outline Know who you are (2:13-14) Pray to stand firm (2:15-17) Pray for Gospel Progress (3:1-2) Rest in the God who strengthens (3:3-5)

Prayer Under Pressure | 2 Thessalonians 1 |
What do you say to someone suffering for following Jesus? What do you pray for them? In this message from 2 Thessalonians 1, we hear how Paul, through his prayers, encourages a church facing persecution. Outline A Church Born in a Hurry (2 Thess 1:1-2; Acts 17) What do you pray for (part 1)? (vv3-4) Is God’s judgment right? (vv5-10) What do you pray for (part 2)? (vv11-12)

Seek to Become a Mature Christian | James 5:7-20 |
A message from James 5 about how God makes his people mature. Outline Be Patient in Suffering Make no frivolous oaths Pray for physical and spiritual healing Help restore the rebellious believer (There is a significant change in audio quality after the first 12 minutes.)

Persecution and Prayer | Acts 12 |
If God is king, why are his people persecuted? In Acts 12 we see persecution against God’s church intensify, yet through God’s powerful rescue, we see God is lovingly in control as his people live out the way of Christ. Outline Herod Plans (but the church prays!) (12:1-5) God’s power… Rescuing Peter (12:6-19) Herod’s Demise (12:20-23) Gospel growth (12:24-25) Where is God?

Repeat the Joy | Habakkuk 3 |
What ‘big prayers’ do you pray? Why do or don’t you pray ‘big prayers’? In this message, we hear how knowing what God has done not only changes our prayers for the future but gives joy now. Outline Good News on Repeat (vv1-2) What our God has done (vv3-16) Rejoicing in the Lord (vv17-19) Philippians 4:4-6

How Long? | Habakkuk 1:1-2:1 |
Have you ever cried out to God? Felt overwhelmed by suffering or injustice? And wondered if God has heard? In this message, we hear one man’s cry to God and God’s surprising answer. Outline Questioning God (1:1-4) See God act! (1:5-11) but God!! (1:12-2:1)

Stand Firm | 1 Peter 5 |
Many of us find it a challenge to stand firm to our principles and things we value - especially when they’re challenged. In this final talk in our series ‘Hope Away from Home’ be encouraged by what God’s done for his people so we can stand firm in the truth. Outline Elders and Youngers (vv1-5) Humble prayers (vv5-7) Stand firm (vv8-14)

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)