Sermons from October 2016

Sermons from October 2016

Silence and Solitude

Mark 1:35-39 It is unhealthy to always want people around, and unhealthy to rarely want them around. All of us are inclined to one extreme or the other. Without solitude we are active but shallow. Without fellowship we can be deep, but stagnant. Christlikeness requires both. Silence and solitude is learning how to take a break from the chaos of life to behold the glory of…

Fasting

Matt6:16-18, 9:14-15 Few spiritual disciplines go so radically against our gluttonous and self-indulgent American culture like fasting. Yet, Jesus expected His followers to fast. Fasting is an exceptional way to rebel against the Spiritual status quo and to express our holy discontent in this fallen world. (Very helpful resources in this study: Donald Whitney—Spiritual…

Prayer

Matthew 6:5-15 Prayer is an amazing privilege filled with astounding promise (James 4:2; 5:16)! Prayer causes things to happen that would otherwise not happen if we didn’t pray. We have been offered the amazing privilege of engaging with God in such way that we have an astounding promise that our requests can bring to past events in the Universe that would otherwise not…