Why pray? Because prayer is surrender. When we pray we acknowledge the character, power and authority of God. In this message we looked at the Lord’s Prayer found in the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus tells us what we shouldn’t do when we pray and what we should do. In the 8 parts of the prayer we acknowledge our relationship, worship, His authority, our submission, our dependence, His grace, our obedience, and His protection.
We don’t love Jesus like we should because He hasn’t met the expectations that we have for Him. We believe that He has promised us things that He never promised. In Habakkuk 3:17-19 we see the prophet instructing us to rejoice in the Lord especially when everything else in life is not going how we would like!
This past Sunday I spoke about our calling to bear fruit more than live in the works of the flesh.
If you are a follower of Christ, you have access to God! What an incredible truth! You have the opportunity to grow closer to Him and to do so with fellow believers. My sermon on August 28th addressed this.
Psalm 139 gives us a picture of the Lord’s wisdom, strength, and beauty. August 21st was our Academy Sunday. We have begun our 10th year as McElwain Christian Academy. Below is the commercial we produced this summer. Click on the sermon link to listen to the message as well.