Part 5: Singing Prayer

June 4, 2017

From the series "Prayer" as part of Practicing The Way. Our view of prayer can be inherently narrow: kneeling by the bed at the end of the day or by giving thanks before a meal. It’s not less than those things but it can be so much more. This teaching explores the concept of prayer by worship. Augustine says, “The man who sings prays twice.” There is something powerful that happens in an act of worship by singing and at it’s core, we discover prayer. 

 

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Part 4: Unanswered Prayer

May 28, 2017

From the series "Prayer" as part of Practicing The Way. Unanswered prayer is the source of doubt and despair for millions of people. And for good reason, it’s confusing. Why is it that some prayers go unanswered? And how do we live with that?

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Part 3: Intercessory Prayer

May 21, 2017

From the series "Prayer" as part of Practicing The Way. Often when we think about “prayer,” what comes to mind is asking God for stuff. Prayer is so much more than that; but it’s not less! In this teaching, we look at Jesus’ commands to “ask,” and wrap our head around why Jesus thinks this kind of prayer is so important. 

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Part 2: Contemplative Prayer

May 15, 2017

From the series "Prayer" as part of Practicing The Way. Prayer is not another experience we have in life; it's how we process all of our experiences with our heavenly Father. In this teaching, we hear many examples of the power of prayer as well as the practice of the Daily Examination of Consciousness.

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Part 1: Teach Us to Pray

May 7, 2017

From the series "Prayer" as part of Practicing The Way. Prayer was the center point of Jesus’ relationship with the Father. It was woven into the fabric of his daily life, and it seems like it wasn’t a chore for him - he really enjoyed his Father’s company. Most of us can’t relate to that. Prayer feels boring or awkward or hard. Could it be that we have yet to experience prayer like Jesus? In Luke 11, Jesus’ disciples ask, Teach us to pray! Jesus’ answer is a framework for prayer that has the potential to open up a whole new dimension to our life with the Father.

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Salt the Earth, Light the World

May 2, 2017

From the series: Gospel of Matthew

As we continue in the sermon on the mount Jesus teaches his followers what it means to be salt of the earth and the light of the world. The God of Israel has always had a plan for his people to permeate all of society and bring his light and love.

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Worship & The Holy Spirit

May 2, 2017

From the final day of the Holy Spirit Conference 2017. Guest speaker Nick Drake teaches on the significance of singing together in worship and how that relates to the fullness of the Spirit and what God wants to do in us and through us.

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Who is Actually Blessed?

April 12, 2017

From the series: Gospel of Matthew.

In this teaching, we kick off “The Sermon on the Mt.” – the most important teachings of Jesus all in one place. It’s Jesus' manifesto for a whole new way to be human in the kingdom of God. In the opening lines of the Sermon, Jesus radically redefines who is blessed around the least likely candidates. It’s one of the most important, and most misunderstood, of all Jesus’ teachings.

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The Kingdom of God

April 3, 2017

From the series "Gospel of Matthew." Contrary to popular opinion, the central message of Jesus wasn’t social justice, community, or even love. It was the kingdom of God. But what is the kingdom? And how do we live into it’s reality? And what will the kingdom do to reshape our life from the ground up?

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Part 4: Generational Blessing

March 26, 2017

From the series "Dealing With Your Past" as part of Practicing The Way. We all inherited patterns from our family of origin and culture. Some of those patterns are unhealthy and out of line with the way of Jesus, and we need to break them in order to move forward. But others are a generational blessing that we need to celebrate. One of the key tasks of our apprenticeship to Jesus is to identify the ways in which our family line is blessed, and pass that blessing on to the next generation.

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