Sermons from October 2021

A Prayer for Jesus’ Disciples

One of the great joys in life as a parent is listening to our young children pray, because their prayers are so very honest.  I heard about one mother who was eavesdropping on her young daughter one night and she overheard her praying, “Dear God, please send a new baby for Mommy. The new baby…

Glorify Your Son

This morning, I want to begin a 3-week series of lessons based on Jesus’ prayer in John 17.  We know from reading the gospels that Jesus prayed a lot, but the gospel writers hardly ever tell us what Jesus prayed or how he prayed.  And even when we are told what Jesus prayed, it’s usually…

Addicted to the Approval of Others

Let me ask you a question – With a show of hands, how many of you would say that you are a “people pleaser”?  Now, those of you who didn’t raise your hands, how many of you didn’t raise your hand because you were worried about what everybody else might think about you if you…

Forgiving Those Who Hurt Us

There’s a book entitled, “Total Forgiveness”, by R.T. Kendall.  In the first chapter of that book, Kendall tells about a time in his life when someone very near and dear to him hurt him greatly.  He felt overwhelmed by a sense of anger.  Sometime later, he was talking with a friend and he poured out…