When you pray, how do you expect God to respond to your prayer?
Once upon a time, when the Israelites completed the temple in Jerusalem, King Solomon offered a prayer of dedication. This prayer is recorded in two different Old Testament books (1 Kings 8:22-53 and 2 Chronicles 6:12-42). Solomon’s prayer reflects his desire for God to keep the nation strong for many years to come. Yet it contains clues about how the ancient Israelites thought about prayer – clues which can influence how we pray today. Continue reading
Pentecost: God speaks through his people about the truth of Jesus. How does this relate to our prayer lives – and church scandals? Listen to Pastor David’s sermon on John 15:26-27 and 16:5-15.
Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.
When I was a math teacher, one thing I taught frequently was the “order of operations” – the rules of the language of math. The mnemonic device to remember these rules is the word “PEMDAS,” which stands for “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.” In math-speak, “PEMDAS” means “Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication & Division, Addition & Subtraction.” You always do parentheses before exponents, and so on. Continue reading
The Christian flag is only about 120 years old, but the name of God is much, much older – and more powerful to unite God’s people together! Listen to this week’s sermon on John 17:6-19.
Based on John 15:9-17, Pastor David argues that there is no such thing as a Christian nation. Instead, we are all missionaries wherever we find ourselves – for the sake of the kingdom of God!
Disciples of Jesus who are most fruitful are those who are most closely connected to him. David Beam, missionary to Guatemala, is an example of just such a person! Listen in to this sermon on John 15:1-8, which includes a video message from David Beam.