Sermons tagged with ‘prayer’

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Jesus Prays for his Church- John 17:20-26

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Christians are often not the best example of unity.  Yet this is exactly what Jesus prayed his followers would be- unified.  He is not calling for an institutional unity or an organizational unity, but an organic, familial unity that recognizes the oneness between Jesus and God the Father. The demonstration of that unity and love […]

Jesus Prays for His Church- John 17:6-19

Jesus has already prayed for you!  He prayed for his immediate disciples before going to the cross, and he also prayed for those who would believe in their message.  We can take great comfort and courage from Jesus’ prayer because it reveals the unity between the Father and the Son, as well as his protection […]

Psalm 32- Prayer for Renewal

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Do you desire to be refreshed by the Lord, but you don’t know where to start?  Starting with prayer is one of the best ways to reconnect with God.  The Bible is full of prayers that were spoken or sung in times of victory, distress, sadness, trial, joy, solitude, and celebration.  As we seek the […]

“Blessed are the Hated…” Matthew 5:10-12

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“Blessed are the Hated” (click above to listen; right click to download) Persecution- the systematic and organized effort to oppress and harass Christians, is unavoidable if one is a serious follower of Jesus.  Enduring persecution is also genuine proof that someone is a committed disciple of Jesus Christ.  This message explains the reason and reality […]

“Resisting and Fleeing Temptation” (Various Passages)

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“Resisting and Fleeing Temptation” (Various Passages) It would be nice if an alert popped up on our smartphones whenever temptation was headed our way. The bad news is that all of us at one time or another will fail when we are tempted.  We will give in; we will inevitably sin; we will take shortcuts […]

Patience, not Perfection

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Patience, not Perfection (click to listen, right click to download) Are you passing on a legacy of faith to your children, or are you pursuing a fortune? How do you respond in trials? When encountering struggles, what does your behavior communicate to your children? In this message Rev. Ken Aune explains the call upon fathers to […]