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  • Maturing Prayer

    Contributed by John Eldridge on Feb 6, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Prayer provides the opportunity for us to have conversations with God that will transform our lives. We must increase our prayer lives: individually and corporately if we want to obtain the promises that God has made us. We will be intentional about

    Maturing Prayer Kitten Prayer - The story is told of a young girl who was saying her bedtime prayers while her parents knelt beside her. “Dear God, bless Mommy and Daddy and my little brother, Tommy. God, I would really like a pony, but if You can’t get me a pony, a kitten would do. more

  • Dancing With God

    Contributed by Anne Benefield on Mar 5, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Dancing with God begins when we realize that God chooses the music and the dance, but most importantly, God leads.

    Dancing with God Matthew 6:1-6; 16-21 The Reverend Anne Benefield Geneva Presbyterian Church, Ash Wednesday February 25, 2009 Introduction: The passage we will read tonight is the traditional reading for Ash Wednesday. It focuses our attention on the three disciplines of Lent: Praying, more

  • The Most Rewarding Treasure

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Jan 12, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    Seek God, not things! Fasting is an investment that brings spiritual dividends. Thoughts on hunger, reward, and treasure.

    The Most Rewarding Treasure Matthew 6:16-21 Intro: Aunt "Emma" was married to a tightwad who was also a little strange. He made a good salary, but they lived frugally because he insisted on putting 20 percent of his paycheck under the mattress. (The man didn’t trust banks.) The money, he more

  • Crazy Thoughts Aren't Always Crazy

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Feb 23, 2009

    A Sermon for Ash Wednesday

    Ash Wednesday February 25, 2009 “Series B” Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, this evening we begin another season of Lent, another journey in faith, in which we attempt to follow our Lord on the road more

  • God's Rewards Series

    Contributed by Edward Hardee on Jul 27, 2019

    God's desire is to reward us not give us rules. He wants to show us how to be blessed.

    Note: Much of my studies have come from Preachers Sermon and Outline Bible on Matthew 6. Title: God’s Reward Theme: To show that God wants to reward His children but we must do it His way. Text: Matthew 6:1 - 24 Review Sacrifices and Rewards – Blessed are those Rash Decisions – Anger, Lust, more

  • Disciplined Christian Living Series

    Contributed by Charles Cunningham on Aug 2, 2019

    Disciplined Christian living comes naturally to mature kingdom dwellers who instinctively know right from wrong and act accordingly.

    Long ago the psalmist said poetically what you and I have learned as the years have gone by: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” The Apostle John put it more succinctly than anyone: “We more

  • Praying With Purpose

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson on Mar 19, 2020
    based on 1 rating

    In these uncertain times it is important that Christians begin praying with a purpose. This is my first "remote" message to my congregation in light of not being able to worship together because of COVID-19.

    Praying With Purpose Scriptures: Matthew 6:5-8; 25-34; 7:7-8; Luke 22:44-46 As you know, I have been doing a series on the word “IF” and how it is used in Scripture to show some of the conditions that we must meet as we walk in fellowship with God. I will continue this series next week, but this more

  • Why Fast

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Aug 3, 2019

    Most of us don't think about fasting, this message looks at what it means to fast and if fasting relevant for believers today.

    What about fasting? I am on a quest. And have been for years. Some of you have been on a similar quest. For some it is a major quest, and for others it’s a minor quest, but a quest never the less. And that quest is weight loss. And it seems like it’s been never ending, I remember in high more

  • The Discipline Of Fasting

    Contributed by Ian Hyde on Feb 23, 2020
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    Ezra the scribe knew his people needed to prepare their hearts for the difficult and dangerous journey ahead. In this sermon we look at why we as the church are called to fast and pray together, especially during the season of Lent.

    A FAMILY ON THE MOVE For our family, there is rarely any experience more stressful than preparing for a trip back to Iowa to visit our parents. The kids are always excited about the prospect of staying in motels, of visiting with Grandma and Grandpa, of going out to eat at restaurants, and of more

  • The Daniel Fast Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Dr. Jonathan Vorce on Jan 3, 2020

    Have you ever heard others talking about a Daniel Fast and wondered what it was? Today we will address this question and find the answer from God's Word!

    Mark 9:14-29 (29b) - “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer and fasting.” • Share the backstory of the text. • It should not go unnoticed that the responses of Jesus, concerning the boy with the unclean spirit, were instructions that included cleansing for those who needed to help more

  • Effective Fasting Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jan 1, 2020

    Fast when out of your despair, you feel totally dependent upon God.

    One day, Kathy Cash’s husband, of Dallas, Texas, announced to the family that he was going to fast and pray. Ginny, their 5-year-old, had recently learned that fasting meant not eating. “No!” she shouted. “You can't fast! You'll die!” Her dad carefully explained that many men and women more

  • Fasting

    Contributed by Gary Holt on Jan 14, 2020

    an introduction to fasting

    Credit: I edited some of Tom Fullers introduction for my sermon. FASTING Matthew 6:16-18 Here are some pictures of my new truck: Talk about the new truck: Searched, features, more

  • Getting Life Right: Righteousness Has Its Rewards Series

    Contributed by Vic Folkert on May 18, 2020

    The rewards of serving God are a righteous life with him. God rewards prayer, giving, and seeking him (fasting). Seeking rewards without seeking God misses God's best.

    Getting Life Right: RIGHTEOUSNESS HAS ITS REWARDS—Matthew 6:1-8, 16-18 ***In a commercial for a credit card, a young man and woman are sitting at a table in a restaurant. The man is handing his credit card to the server, who looks soberly at the young lady, saying, “You know, he’s using you. He more

  • Disciplined Living Sermon I: Comes Naturally To Mature Believers Series

    Contributed by Charles Cunningham on Jun 3, 2020

    In times of anti-Christian sentiment in our society, let us ask God to grant us the strength to exercise Christian disciplines to do the right things for the right reasons.

    DISCIPLINED LIVING COMES NATURALLY TO MATURE BELIEVERS Long ago the psalmist said poetically what you and I have learned as the years have gone by: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” more

  • Let The Good Times Roll! Series

    Contributed by Donald Whitchard on Jan 26, 2021

    There is a time for fasting for the glory of God, and then there are times to enjoy food, company, and good times. However, some people are not satisfied with anything and prefer to stay miserable, indecisive, and closed to what God has in store for them.

    I was born and reared in south Louisiana in the heart of what is known as "Cajun Country". The city in which I grew up was surrounded by lakes, bayous, swamps, and refineries. You couldn't go ten miles down one of the major highways that went through town before you spotted your more