Sermons by “Pastor David”

More is Less

Debt isn’t the only problem we have with money, it’s just a symptom of the larger problem that we are addicted to money. When we are addicted we use our money in ways that dehumanize ourselves, others and separate us from God.

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Changing Our Focus

Our culture has become obsessed with sex with the overarching message that if you’re not having regular, exciting, and fulfilling sex then you’re missing out and there may be something wrong with you. While Scripture affirms sex as a good, it is a lesser good and is not the end all and be all of human existence. This is why we are called — in whatever status we are in — to practice chastity as a part of our worship to God.

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It’s Closer Than You Think

For many of us when we hear the word ‘hell’ we conjure up images of deep cavernous pits full of fire, brimstone, suffering souls and devils. On the other hand when we hear the word ‘heaven’ we think of spacious skies filled with happy people and angels. Without denying that the Bible speaks of heaven and hell, we recognize that these ways of thinking about those destinations sometimes blind us to the fact that heaven and hell are ways we choose to live today; life with or without God and life lived in a way that is humanizing or dehumanizing. In short, all kinds of people — both Christian and non —choose to live out a hell on earth. This series is meant to help us see the classical areas when we might be choosing life apart from God and invite us into the life of the resurrection (heaven).

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Life of Prayer

What should the Christian’s prayer life look like? Paul answers, pray constantly. The Christian life is a life of prayer — so how do we go about this?

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Just Do It

Just like an athlete must train all the time in order to be ready when their competition comes, so we must practice the habit of prayer if we are going to connect with God through the difficulties of life.

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Navigating Prayer

If at the heart of prayer is connection with God, rather than wish fulfilment, then what stands in the way of that connection? We need to examine how we are praying; religiously or relationally. We must remember our first calling if we are going to pray in the right direction.

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Are You Ready for a Miracle?

“You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.” (James 4:2-3). What do you expect when you pray? Do you really believe God is going to answer? James invites us to trust God to make the new life of the Kingdom real in our lives. In short, he expects God to answer our prayers. So, are you ready for a miracle?

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Prayer Flow

The way we pray reflects our theology; it shows most clearly what we think and believe about God. When we pray is God our genie in the bottle obligated to fulfill our wishes, or does our prayer life reflect the relationship found between the father and the son? No wonder the disciples said to Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray!”

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The Heart of Prayer

Many of us have a vague sense that praying is something we should be doing as Christians but most of us struggle with the task of prayer. In part, that is because we don’t understand what prayer is or why we should go about doing it. This sermon tries to see that at the heart of what prayer is, is an intimate connection to the living God himself.

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Train Vs. Try

In the same way we need to be intentional when pursuing a new goal, so we need to be intentional when it comes to growing as a disciple of Jesus — it doesn’t happen by accident. There are key practices that we should engage in regularly in order to grow as a disciple.

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