2013 Lenten Sermon Series

Ash Wednesday, February 13, 7:30 p.m.
Scripture: Luke 11:1-4
Teach Me to Pray

Everybody prays at some time or another. And yet, prayer is so difficult for so many people. What's the problem? It's not the "want to," but the "how to." We don't know how to pray for power. We don't know how to pray that brings us the experience of being in a real relationship with God. That's the gist of this sermon series, and it begins by exploring how prayer is all about being in and nurturing a relationship with God our "Father."

Lenten Series
Cry of My Heart: A Series on Prayer

February 16/17
Living on a Prayer
with Pastor Steve
Scripture: Matthew 6:5-13
We've made prayer a complicated ordeal. Jesus taught us a simple prayer for powerful connection. Life takes on new meaning when you're "Living on a Prayer."

February 23/24
Why Doesn't God Answer My Prayers
with Pastor Steve
Scripture: Matthew 7:7-12
The experience of unanswered prayer. Why doesn't God answer our prayers at times? Why does that happen, and how should we understand the whole practice of prayer?

March 2/3
Prayer, Health & Wholeness
with Pastor Charles
Scripture: Matthew 14:34-36
Jesus came to save the world, but how does that work in the lives of individual people? Discover a life-force that transcends illness and death, the power of faith in "Prayer, Health, and Wholeness."

March 9/10
God Speaks to Me
with Pastor Steve
Scripture: Acts 10:1-23
We think of prayer as talking to God and that's not a bad place to start. Prayer presents new possibilities, however, when I discover that "God Speaks to Me."

March 16/17
The Power of Forgiveness
with Pastor Steve
Scripture: Matthew 9:2-8
When we fail to forgive, it creates a paralyzing inner conflict that stops our lives in their tracks. Forgiveness is the key to resolving that inner conflict. We can move forward only through "The Power of Forgiveness."

March 23/24
Companionship with God
with Pastor Steve
Scripture: Exodus 33:7-11a
When you really need to talk, answering machines can feel impersonal and frustrating. Prayer provides a live voice, an intimate friendship, a 24/7 presence ... Companionship with God.