What is Your Hope?

From the sermon I preached at Linden Alliance Church on July 3.

Have you ever thought to yourself, if only…? If only I could have a different job, or have more vacation time. Or maybe you can’t wait for things to be over with so you can move on. Maybe you are in high school or college and things will just be better once you are done school. Maybe your kids are at an age that makes life difficult and you think it will get better once they get out of this stage…

Prayer as a Demonstration of Love

It is when we regularly approach our Heavenly Father on behalf of others that we demonstrate our sincere love for the church and our firm dedication to the work of God.

At the end of our prayers, we often say the words, “in the name of Jesus we pray.” Saying these words is not only claiming the power of Jesus in our prayers, but it is also making the assumption that we are praying the very words that Jesus would pray…