We will look at how the order in the Trinity has established the order in the family. This message is desperately needed for every family.
This message is focused on the character of the first person of the godhead - God the Father. In John 5 Jesus gives us the attributes of God the Father. This message has great relevance for the family today, especially fathers because it gives us the marks of a good father. No dad can afford to miss this message.
In this series we will examine Jesus’s words in John 5 where He explains His relationship to God the Father. We will come face to face with the cardinal doctrine of the Christian faith – the Trinity. But don’t think for a moment that this will be some deep theological discourse or disquisition. Each message will be very applicable for our salvation, church, marriage, family, and world.
This week I'll be preaching from Matthew 7 on the importance of prayer. Jesus commanded us to ask, seek, and knock when we have needs in our life. He also promises that the Father will always give us what is helpful to us.
Have you ever taken the time to really examine this petition? Jesus wants us to pray that we will be exempt from testing. If that’s the case, then why is testing considered vital to our spiritual growth? Aren’t we supposed to be joyful in the face of testing, per James?
In this message we will focus on the line – “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Unlike our modern day obsession with discovering God’s will for our lives, the prayer is a declaration that God’s will is perfect and deserves our ultimate submission. When we truly surrender to God’s will, then we can live in complete peace and joy, knowing that all will work out for the best.
This message is a reminder to sanctify the name of God in every aspect of life. This is one message you cannot afford to miss! Invite someone to come along!
We have so many misconceptions about what Jesus meant when He said – “Our Father in Heaven.” For starters, He wasn’t the first one to use the title “Abba” in prayer. Neither does the word “Abba” imply a special love relationship between a little child and his/her father. Having said that, the true implications of “Our Father in Heaven” are very significant and transforming for our prayer lives.
1 John 1:2 – Καὶ ἡ ζωὴ ἐφανερώθη, καὶ ἑωράκαμεν, καὶ μαρτυροῦμεν, καὶ ἀπαγγέλλομεν ὑμῖν τὴν ζωὴν τὴν αἰώνιον, ἥτις ἦν πρὸς τὸν πατέρα, καὶ ἐφανερώθη ἡμῖν............................ .......................John tells his readers that Jesus the life was revealed to this world. In other words, Jesus did not come through the agency of any human being or institution. He was revealed from above. As one of the disciples he was privileged to see Him. He is so sure of this that he is willing to testify about it. Now he wants to go about reporting about this eternal life. (Check out the blog to read more.)