The Power of Prayer
Discovering how God has designed us to be people of prayer.
How Prayer Creates Pathways to our Future
November 18, 2018 • Pastor Jon Cobler
God is inviting us all into something new. Somewhere we've never been before. In order to do that, we need a pathway. We need God to guide the way! How do we discover that path? How do we know the right decisions to make?
How Prayer Helps us to Love Better
October 21, 2018 • Pastor Jon Cobler
The church community is comprised of a group of endlessly diverse people. Only when God’s Love administrates the church will that diversity be a strength and the Holy Spirit released to move in the most evident ways. Every time you pray the Lord’s prayer, the Holy Spirit will do a checkup on your relationships. “As we forgive our debtors” is a constant call to love one another in a way that is possible only thru Christ’s work in and thru you.
How Meditation Can Help Your Prayer Life
October 14, 2018 • Pastor Jon Cobler
The man who meditates on the word of God is blessed. His prayers will be more connected - like a tree who is absorbing nutrients from a nearby stream, more confident - knowing that the hot sun of circumstances won’t make him cave in; and more effective - like a tree that its always fruitful. When you meditate on the Word your prayer life will become more connected, confident and effective.
The Danger of a Wounded Heart
Every faith journey faces obstacles that will wound your heart. • October 7, 2018 • Pastor Jon Cobler
When your heart is wounded, faith in the nature and character of God can turn a wounded heart into a broken heart which ATTRACTS the presence of God. The opening petition of the Lord's prayer is a radical call to wholehearted trust in the Father. We’ll see that only a broken heart can lean on the Lord in this way. Many people are wounded but not broken and therefore resist calling on the Lord in this way. The Holy Spirit leads you from being wounded to brokenness so that your hope and confidence will be in the Gospel.
How to Approach God Through Prayer
Jesus teaches that prayer is the way to know God as the Father you long for. • September 23, 2018 • Pastor Jon Cobler
For many people prayer is a mysterious, graduate level spiritual discipline OR a dry and obligatory Religious mandate. But Jesus teaches that the is a REWARD that comes thru prayer. Part if not all of that reward is knowing God as the Father He is and we all long for.