Synopsis: The doxology in "The Lord's Prayer" serves two important functions and is the ending the Savior Himself gave to His disciples when He taught them to pray. Tonight we finish looking at the first of these functions that provides the three reasons we can expect God to hear and answer our prayer when we pray Matthew 6:13.
Synopsis: Today we return to Psalm 23:1-3 for another message from God's Word on the theme of personal renewal. Last week we saw that we can experience personal renewal when we come to the Source of it--the LORD our Shepherd. Today we look at how we can know personal renewal - when we follow our Shepherd.
Synopsis: As we continue our series on personal renewal, we come to a very famous text of Scripture --Psalm 23. Today's message focuses on the first part of v.3 where our pastor extracts this truth: our God is a God of renewal. Restoring is His gracious shepherding work.
Synopsis: This request is a prayer that our Father would enable us to live in the full enjoyment of the liberty given to those who sons of God'. We know that because this seventh request recognizes there is a real threat to the enjoyment of that liberty and hence the need to pray this request. The Bible says much about the greatness of our deliverance that was purchased for us. It takes place in two great realms which are covered in tonight's message. Then we conclude with an observation that may put this Lord's Prayer in a totally different light for you.
Synopsis: When it comes to the matter of our personal renewal, our Christian growth, our imaging Christ more accurately, perspective is vital. One of the foundational perspectives is the connection between who are are a born-again believers and what we do as born-again believers. If we are to successfully grow in grace, we must keep the right perspective uppermost in our thinking so that our doing reflects spiritual reality and not a distortion of it.
Synopsis: In our final look at 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 and what God's Word has to say about pulling down strongholds, we cover a four-fold battle plan that will encourage greater victory in your daily battles whether it is with fear, anger, worry, impatience, or despair, etc.
Synopsis: This morning we look at the 3rd key step of action when it comes to tearing down strongholds and bringing our thoughts into captivity to the obedience of Christ. There's some encouraging truth when it comes to the weapons God gives us tear these down!
Synopsis: While the 6th request in "The Lord's Prayer" (Matt. 6:13a) is a plea for protection speaking negatively, this 7th request in the next statement, "but deliver us from evil," is a plea for protection speaking positively. Both parts together communicate a message for a desire for power over sin and Satan. Tonight's message unpacks this 7th request and takes note of three important matters that the Lord Jesus raises so we understand for what it is we are really praying. There's some exciting and encouraging truth to share with you here!
Synopsis: As we continue our series on personal renewal, we move on from learning what God has to say about the biblical use of the mind that is key to our growth in Christlikeness, to another component of renewal that is key to our success in Christlikeness--The Battle in our Mind. It's imperative to remember not only where the spiritual battle lies but also exactly what is at stake in this long war for the control of our hearts. If we would win The Battle in our Minds, there are three things we need to know, believe, and act upon that are presented in today's text of Scripture. This message covers the first two of these truths.
Synopsis: In this final message from Philippians 4:8, we take a look at the eight filters through which all our thoughts are to be processed. Our text today reveals two ways in which we can use our minds biblically so that we love the Lord with all our minds (Cf. Mark 12:30). Biblical thinking is key to personal renewal.
Synopsis: Philippians 4:8 contains eight filters through which our thoughts are to be processed. Using our minds biblically is a key component in the process of personal renewal. This message looks at the first of these filters.