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Genesis 18 - Guests




John and Francis Canning had an unexpected guest at their wedding in England at Manchester Town Hall. As they stood in disbelief, Queen Elizabeth appeared, shook their hands and congratulated them on their marriage. You never know who will show up for dinner. In Genesis 18, Jesus—a guest more infamous than the Queen mother, shows up to have lunch with Abraham and Sarah. Like an encouraging meal with an old friend, Jesus encourages Abraham, Sarah and us that no matter the obstacles we face, he is more than capable of overcoming them.


Genesis 18 - Guests - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
Genesis 18 - Guests - Manuscript - PDF
Genesis 18 - Guests - Sermon Handout - PDF
Genesis 18 - Guests - Editable Sermon Notes - DOCX
Genesis 18 - Guests - Life Group Work Sheet - PDF
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1 Peter 4:7-11 - How Do I Prepare For The End Of The World?




Billboards proclaimed May 21, 2011 as Judgment Day. Harold Camping wanted the world to prepare for the return of Christ. May 21, 2011 came and went. Nothing happened. While Harold Camping falsely predicted the date of Christ's return, the Bible tells us Christ will return. We should prepare for it, but not with billboards. How should we live our life to prepare for that final day? Peter gives us practical answers.

1 Peter 4:7-11 - How Do I Prepare For The End Of The World? - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
1 Peter 4:7-11 - How Do I Prepare For The End Of The World? - Manuscript - PDF
1 Peter 4:7-11 - How Do I Prepare For The End Of The World? - Sermon Handout - PDF
1 Peter 4:7-11 - How Do I Prepare For The End Of The World? - Editable Sermon Notes - DOCX
1 Peter 4:7-11 - How Do I Prepare For The End Of The World? - Life Group Work Sheets - PDF
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Luke 1:5-25 - Zechariah - Do I Believe God Answers Pray?



Have I become spiritually stiff? Many of us have followed Christ for years but we haven’t seen any extraordinary answers to our prayers. Zechariah teaches us the danger of developing a heart of unbelief.

Luke 1:5-25 - Zechariah - Do I Believe God Answers Prayer? - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
Luke 1:5-25 - Zechariah - Do I Believe God Answers Prayer? - Manuscript - PDF
Luke 1:5-25 - Zechariah - Do I Believe God Answers Prayer? - Sermon Handout - PDF
Luke 1:5-25 - Zechariah - Do I Believe God Answers Prayer? - Editable Sermon Notes - DOCX
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Ephesians 6:18-23 - Why Are Bible Reading And Prayer Important?




Does prayer make a difference? How important is reading our Bible? In our final message in Ephesians, we learn the importance of these practices to knowing God.

Ephesians 6:18-23 -- Why Are Bible Reading And Prayer Important? - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
Ephesians 6:10-17 -- Why Are Bible Reading And Prayer Important? - Manuscript - PDF
Ephesians 6:10-17 -- Why Are Bible Reading And Prayer Important? - Sermon Handout - PDF
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Ephesians 1:15-23 - How Should I Pray For People I Love?




We all have special people in our life, people we care about with all of our heart. They are our children, our spouse and our life-long friends. How should you pray for them? Is the success of their business their schooling and marriage the most important thing to pray for? In these opening verses of Ephesians, Paul prays for some of his life-long friends. From his prayer, how to pray for those we love.

Ephesians 1:15-23 -- How Should I Pray For People I Love? - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
Ephesians 1:15-23 -- How Should I Pray For People I Love? - Manuscript - PDF
Ephesians 1:15-23 -- How Should I Pray For People I Love? - Sermon Handout - PDF
Ephesians 1:15-23 -- How Should I Pray For People I Love? - Life Group Work Sheet - PDF
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John 16:16-33 - Everything is About to Change




In minutes, Jesus' betrayal will begin. For the disciples, everything is about to change. The changes will not just be in how they know Christ but in how they will know God and pray to him. For the first time, they will pray to God
in Jesus' name. Jesus promises that God the Father will always answer those prayers. What does it mean to pray in Christ's name? What can we expect when we pray in his name? In this message, we discover how praying in Jesus' name changes everything.

John 16:16-33 - Everything is About to Change - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
John 16:16-33 - Everything is About to Change - Manuscript - PDF
John 16:16-33 - Everything is About to Change - Sermon Handout - PDF
John 16:16-33 - Everything is About to Change - Small Group Work Sheet - PDF
John 16:16-33 - Everything is About to Change - Leader Guide - PDF
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Daniel 9 - Moving the Heart of God



God is sovereign over all things. Last week, we learned God decrees events of history hundreds of year before they come to pass. If God is so sovereign, why pray for a friend who has cancer? Won't God do what he already planned? In this passage, we discover why we pray to a God that sovereignly ordains all things.

Daniel 9 - Moving the Heart of God - Audio - MP3
Daniel 9 - Moving the Heart of God - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
Daniel 9 - Moving the Heart of God - Manuscript - PDF
Daniel 9 - Moving the Heart of God - Sermon Handout - PDF
Daniel 9 - Moving the Heart of God - Small Group Work Sheet - PDF
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James 5:16-20 - The Healing Power of Confession and Prayer



Were you part of a church where relationships became uncomfortable? You were there to worship Jesus but there was tension between you and others in the congregation? Because we are sinful, we will always wound one another. There is no way to avoid it. What are we to do about it? How do we restore the church to a place of relational health? In our final teaching from James, we find out the secret to making a church last.

James - The Healing Power of Confession and Prayer - Audio - MP3
James - The Healing Power of Confession and Prayer - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
James - The Healing Power of Confession and Prayer - Manuscript - PDF
James - The Healing Power of Confession and Prayer - Sermon Handout - PDF
James - The Healing Power of Confession and Prayer - Small Group Work Sheet - PDF
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James 5:14-15 - The Prayer of Faith that Heals - Pt 2


Do you know someone for whom great prayers of healing were assembled, yet they died? In these verses, it seems as if prayers by the elders for healing should never fail. Is that what James is saying? When our prayers for healing are not answered, shouldn't that cause us to question God, the Bible and our faith? Discover what James is telling us in these perplexing verses on healing.

James - The Prayer of Faith that Heals - Pt 2 - Audio - MP3
James - The Prayer of Faith that Heals - Pt 2 - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
James - The Prayer of Faith that Heals - Pt 2 - Manuscript - PDF
James - The Prayer of Faith that Heals - Pt 2 - Sermon Handout - PDF
James - The Prayer of Faith that Heals - Pt 2 - Small Group Work Sheet - PDF
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James 5:13-16 - The Prayer of Faith that Heals - Pt 1



Were you ever admitted to the hospital as a patient? Life as a hospital patient can be incredibly embarrassing. It begins with the gown. They were obviously designed by someone who never wore one. While the hospital humbles us, it also makes us realize how fragile life is. It teaches us to turn to our true hope; Jesus our savior and healer. In this message, we discover the role prayer plays in healing and unexpected ways God answers our prayers.

James - The Prayer of Faith that Heals - Pt 1 - Audio - MP3
James - The Prayer of Faith that Heals - Pt 1 - Quicktime and iPhone Audio - M4A
James - The Prayer of Faith that Heals - Pt 1 - Manuscript - PDF
James - The Prayer of Faith that Heals - Pt 1 - Sermon Handout - PDF
James - The Prayer of Faith that Heals - Pt 1 - Small Group Work Sheet - PDF
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