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Advent, More of Jesus and Less of Me

Advent: More of Jesus, Less of Me And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospe...

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Praying for Open Doors

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned; that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak. Colossians 4.2-4 We began our 6 week By Name challenge l...

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By Name Prayer

Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers. - Sidlow Baxter As a church, our mission is to be disciples, who make disciples for the glory of God. Part of being a disciple and making disciples is praying for lost people and asking God to bring the kingdom of God to hearts were it doe...

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Most Important

This Sunday, we wrap up our series on prayer. In my conversations with those in the body over the last couple of weeks it has been encouraging to hear how God is challenging you and encouraging you during this series. My prayer is that we would not put prayer on the shelf when the sermon series is done. Instead I pray that this series fuels us for the days ahead to obey Je...

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Prayer Series

I wanted to draw your attention to a new sermon series coming up in a couple of weeks. On Sunday, February 10 we will begin a four week study on prayer. The series will end on Sunday, March 3. During that time we are inviting everyone to join a LIFEgroup beginning on Sunday, February 3. That first week will be a time of connection and fellowship. Then the next four weeks i...

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Living a Sent Life

All authority has been given to Me in heaven and earth. Go, therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age. Matthew 28.19-20 The focus of our church is to be disciples and make disciples fo...

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Elder-led Prayer

I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. John 15.5 As a church we must come to a conclusion that without Jesus we can do nothing. I believe when we understand this we will see the importance of prayer. When we pray we are acknowledging that it is by God's Spirit, not our abilities o...

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Prayer

Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest. Matthew 9.36-38 Jesus wants His disciples to pray. Obviously He did on the above occas...

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The Thread of Prayer

The mission of God is big. He has called us to spread His name, His gospel and glory to those who are hopeless. This is humanly impossible. Jesus' disciples learned this truth in Matthew 17.14-21 when Jesus pointed out to them that the humanly impossible could be done if they had faith like a grain of mustard seed (17.20). Jesus had commissioned the disciples to do this...

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An Awakened Hunger

Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever (Psalm 73.25-26). These words penned by Asaph speak of a hunger for God. They reflect an intense appetite. Do you have a hunger for God like Asaph? Do you have a strong desire for the glory of God? As we begin...

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Summer

Well it is Summer, even though it is really still Spring for a few more days. The kids are finally out and I am jazzed! There always seems to be a concern that I get around this time of year. It is the concern of the Summer blah setting in. The Summer blah can be when boredom sets in, along with laziness, complacency and inconsistency. This might seem passive or mild, but ...

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Being Diligent in Spiritual Growth

I was grateful for Coleman's sermon Sunday. The Scriptures encourage us to take an active role in our spiritual growth just as we were encouraged Sunday. In fact, 2 Peter 1.5 says, apply all diligence to your spiritual growth and practice of the faith. Not that we gain God's approval by such a work, but it is certainly fruitful qualities of one who has truly been called an...

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Trading A Charade for Something Real

God grants to us Kingdom practices or forms, so that we would seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. It is not something that comes natural to you and I. Remember we are born into this world as those who are not righteous and who do not seek God (Romans 3.10, 11b). In fact, our sinful flesh wages war against such a desire or pursuit of seeking first the Kingd...

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Prayer

I have mentioned in writing the last couple of weeks, Jesus' parable in Matthew 13.24-30 (explained in 13.36-43), which speaks of the wheat and tares. The obvious point of this parable is that the wheat that sprouted and bore grain is the sons of the kingdom and the tares are the sons of the evil one. Parables though, I believe, have many layers to them. The tares are a we...

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Don't Give Up On God

I received a call this week from a lady who attends our Christmas Eve service every year with her family. She lives outside of the Metroplex area. Each year I have had the opportunity to pray with her concerning certain things. When she called this week she was so excited to let me know that God had answered one of the things that she has been praying for over the last few...

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