Sermons from February 2022

Praying With Jesus

The words of the Lord’s Prayer are perhaps the most recited in all of human history. But what exactly is the Lord’s Prayer? Jesus offered these words as a template for prayer and a pattern for understanding our relationship with God. Join us for the final message in Fully Devoted as we learn to pray like Jesus.  Passage: Luke 11:1-13 Principle: To live like Jesus lived, we must pray like Jesus. Practice: Know God Our Hallowed Father More reliable than our closest…

Denied and Rejected

No one likes rejection. In fact, the fear of rejection is enough to keep many of us immobilized. Jesus was acquainted with rejection and tried to prepare His followers for it. Join us for part 7 of Fully Devoted, where we learn that rejection is inevitable, but never fatal.  Passage: Luke 9:51-62 Principle: Missional passion (verse 51) Expect rejection (verses 52-56) Eliminate excuses (verses 57-61) Embrace intentionality (verse 62) Practice: Keep your eyes on Jesus. Daily Readings: Day 1: Isaiah…

Failing Forward

“Failure is not an option!” That may be true in certain circumstances, but it is NEVER true when it comes to our spiritual growth. Failure is a certainty and perfection is the enemy of progress. The Bible doesn’t hide the failures of the “heroes of the faith.” Men and women who tried to follow God but frequently found themselves straying. Jesus’ own disciples failed over and over again, but 11 of the 12 just kept stumbling toward Jesus anyway. Join…

Hills and Valleys

Jesus’ call to follow Him means we cannot stay where we are. The disciples experienced this first hand as they left behind their jobs, families, and community to go with Jesus. But even as they sacrificed much to follow Jesus, they were still enticed to hold onto the past. They frequently failed to fully embrace Jesus’ presence among them, and they were afraid to follow Him into an uncertain future. Join us for part 5 of Fully Devoted as we…