Powerful Prayers: Seeking God’s Blessing (Jabez)

We are continuing our “Powerful Prayers” sermon series by looking at the prayer of Jabez found in 1st Chronicles 4:9&10. Jabez boldly asks God for four main things: (1) blessings, (2) enlarged borders, (3) having God’s mighty hand upon him, (4) keep him from harm and pain. God graciously grants Jabez all that he requested. … Read more

Powerful Prayers: Hear and Forgive (Solomon)

As we look at Solomon’s prayer dedicating the temple in 1 Kings 8:22-53, on thing that quickly stands out are the many requests that God would hear and forgive the people. No matter what their situation might be, that if they realign themselves to God, that He would be merciful. As the text unfolds we … Read more

Powerful Prayers: Sovereignty of God (Hannah)

On Sunday we launched our new series on “Powerful Prayers.” The first person we looked at was Hannah who prayed for a child and then prayed again rejoicing over what God had done. If you’ve ever wanted something so desperately that you shed tears praying for it, then you have something in common with Hannah. … Read more

When Your Plan Falls Apart (Christmas 2022)

I’m sure that many of you have seen a comedy movie about a wedding disaster.  We all laugh and cringe because we know what is supposed to happen and we can see how far off the mark things are heading.  As we begin looking at the events surrounding the birth of Christ we see a … Read more

Work Wise (Wisdom for Living 8)

Do lazy people bother you? If so, you’re not alone. Turns out, the word sluggard appears 14 times in the book of Proverbs. Solomon did not think highly of laziness. Lazy people are painful for others to work with. This sentiment seems to be epitomized in… Proverbs 10:26 (NASB) Like vinegar to the teeth and … Read more

Word Wise (Wisdom for Living 7)

What is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to you? It might have even been said a long time ago, but you may never forget a kind and healing word. On the other hand, what is the meanest thing that anyone has ever spoken to you? Those harsh words may have been said just … Read more

Marriage Wise (Wisdom for Living 6)

Solomon has some interesting things to share on the subject of marriage that can be very helpful. There are many verses in Proverbs that speak about how to be a godly man. There are passages about parenting. There is a whole chapter at the end dedicated to a godly woman. But sprinkled all throughout there … Read more

Money Wise (Wisdom For Living 5)

Do you ever look at your grocery bill and stress out about money? Do you ever buy gasoline and stress out about money? Do you ever look at your savings accounts and stress out about money? Worldly wisdom tells us that we need money to be happy. A trip to some of the poorest places … Read more

Sin Wise (Wisdom for Living 4)

Being sin wise is kind of like having a sports scouting report on an opponent. Now you know what they are most likely to attempt to do to beat you. Or you could compare what we’re looking at to studying the strategy of a military opponent, so that you know how they typically attack or … Read more

Friend Wise (Wisdom for Living 3)

We are continuing our “Wisdom for Living” sermon series from the book of Proverbs.  Today, we’re looking at friendship.  There is no other book anywhere like the book of Proverbs that more champions and exalts the idea of friendship.  Biblical friendship does not include our many Facebook friends or our casual acquaintances.  Instead, real God … Read more