Sermons on Prayer

Jonah: Beneath the Surface

Jonah 2:1-10 In this second chapter of Jonah, we see that Jonah’s voluntary dive into the Mediterranean involved weeds “wrapping around” his head (v. 5) and metaphorical bars “closing upon” him (v. 6) as he sunk toward certain death. He survived that near-death experience not because of some cleverly crafted escape plan, but because “salvation […]

John: Jesus Prays for Us

John 17:6-26 “I’ll be praying for you!” Do you find that somewhat encouraging? Yes, hopefully. Yet, we know that sometimes we forget to pray after we’ve said those words. But what if a friend says, “Let me pray for you right now,” and then does so – right here, right now. What could be more […]

John: Take Heart

John 16:25-33 While all passages of Scripture are equally inspired and fully profitable for us as God’s people, there are some portions of God’s Word that subjectively seem to carry added weight and should be approached with an added sense of reverence, if that’s even possible. As we come to the end of John 16 […]

Nehemiah: Prayer, Planning, & the Sovereignty of God

Nehemiah 2:1-10 It’s a stretching question, isn’t it? And, not just intellectually, but emotionally, too. “If God is sovereign, then what’s the point of praying?” While we’re at it, we could also ask, “If God is sovereign, what’s the point of planning?” It’s fascinating to read the narrative of Nehemiah 2:1-10 with those questions in […]

A Collective Calling

Philippians 1:1-11 Join Pastor Nate McLaurin as we explore the first eleven verses of Philippians together and observe the collective calling we share together with the early church. This calling consists of our collective identity in Christ and our collective partnership in His mission to the world. Both of these realities are tremendous privileges that – […]