Aaron E. Green • Sermon • • 71 views
Intro: A few years ago the youth group invented a game based on Samuel's early childhood. We would blind-fold one of the youth and give them a ball. That person would say "Samuel, Samuel" and the rest of the youth group would stand around in a circle and say, "Speak, for your servant hears." Then the…
Pr. Benjamin Tomczak • Sermon • • 47 views
Have we given this Pharisee a raw deal? After all, if you pay attention, he does pray, “God, I thank you.” Look, he gives credit to God that he is not like the rest of men. He knows about grace. It’s wrongheaded of us to see those whom Jesus attacked as always and all the time mired in a works righteousness…
As the first day of our European Championships cycling events draws to a close, Alastair speaks about Zacchaeus and Bartimaeus and how Jesus saw them through the crowds and helped both of them to really see.
Jesus' teaching on prayer here is in context of His coming Kingdom. This is a call to look beyond what we see and experience to see God’s great purpose. It is a call for us to fix our prayers not in what is but what will be. Jesus is encouraging us to keep praying and not get discouraged because He will answer His people's prayers.