Synopsis: How we pray depends upon how well we learn the lessons the Lord teaches in vv. 5-8. If you want to know how to pray, what to pray, why you should pray, then this model prayer often called "the Lord's Prayer" supplies us with the answers. This message is the first in the evening series of messages on the Lord's Prayer.
Synopsis: This message looks at the 2nd of 8 visions Zechariah received in one night. The timeless message of encouragement found here is just needed in our day as was in his day. The resource of God's unlimited power to accomplish His purpose and plan is the provision for hope.
Synopsis: Tonight we consider the first of 8 visions that the prophet Zechariah received in one night, in uninterrupted fashion. What is the significance of the Man standing among the myrtle trees and what is He doing? This first message conveys a message of hope to the Jews in Zechariah's day and there is timeless encouraging truth for us in our day as well.
Synopsis: Not too many are familiar with anything more than just the mention of the name "Eunice." What do you know about her? Her name means "good victory" or "the Victorious One." We are well-served on this Mother's Day to take notice of a wonderful Christian lady who successfully battled back - overcoming enormous disadvantages to raise her son to pursue Christ and Christ-likeness. Let's note three particular areas of this remarkable mother's life that are inspirational and instructive as "the portrait of a victorious mother."
Synopsis: In this third introductory message, we look at a key theme in Zechariah's prophecy - the foundation of our hope. There are two primary evidences upon which our hope as believers rests. Find out what they are and what relationship they have to our hope.
Synopsis: Zechariah's message of hope begins in a rather unexpected manner in chapter one. In fact that chapter really functions as an introduction to the book for a couple of reasons. As Zechariah sets forth the prerequisite for hope, there are timeless truths being declared that are just as important in our day as it was in his.
Synopsis: Is your foundation in the midst of life's trials your own resources or the resources of God's Word? What resource did Job have to handle his pain and sorrow? His distress? How would we have responded if we were in Job's shoes and our words had been recorded in Job 23? Tonight we look at the reason for Job's response in our text tonight as well as the essence of what He was really saying. Then the message concludes with some practical suggestions on how to imitate Job's response.
Synopsis: In this second introductory message to the book of Zechariah, we look at the message and method by which he communicates God's message to His people. Do you know what the difference is between a vision and a dream? Both occur in Scripture and both were methods of divine communication.
To regain hope when we are discouraged and overwhelmed by our hardships, we must redirect our focus away from ourselves and our present circumstances to what God has in store for us--His promises to us. This is the message Zechariah wanted the Jews of his day to receive and it's the message we need today.
Synopsis: Do you enjoy working jigsaw puzzles? What is true of assembling a jigsaw puzzle is equally true of assembling our Bible knowledge. Without some grasp of "the big picture" - an idea of who fits where, what goes with what, etc., -- Bible details can seem quite puzzling and disjointed.
In this introductory message in a new sermon series, it's helpful for us to get "the big picture" so we can better understand how everything fits together - the events that are happening, the people mentioned, and the significance of the message being delivered as timeless truth.