Page last updated

 

 

 

 NAVIGATION
 MINISTRY TOOLS
 DPS COMMUNITY
 MEMBER SERVICES


 

Resources for Pentecost +7
St. Thomas Day - St. Thomas, the Doubter

  "So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.

Luke 11:9  


Scripture Lessons:

Hosea 1:2-10
Psalm 85
Colossians 2:6-15
Luke 11:1-13

 

 


Call to Worship:

L: God does not hold the past against us.
P: His compassions are new every morning.
L: Give praise to God, for he is slow to anger and rich in mercy.
P: His faithfulness extends to all generations.
L: Come, let us worship God!


Download the Featured Sermons
and Children's Message from this page

Subscribers: Click here for all resources


Children's Messages


Sermons

 


Sermon Excerpt:

What Prayer is Not, Luke11:1-13
by Rev. Frank Schaefer

Play YouTube video excerpt of King of Queens (on Prayer):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kZYNdd6HbE

How then should we pray? Can we pray for anything we desire? Can I pray for those Gucci shoes? Can I pray for my football team to win? Can I pray for a healing either for myself or a loved one? The answer is yes, yes, yes, and yes.

However, whether God answers all of our prayers or not is a different question. That’s really important to keep in mind.
Prayer at its most basic level is walking and talking with God. It’s about a relationship. So, in this sense, prayer is more of a way of life rather than a thing we turn on and off.

Sometimes we can define a concept really well by saying what it’s not. So here is what prayer is not.

Prayer is NOT...

- a formula that must be mindlessly recited as a Christian duty. Some people pride themselves in being able to recite the Lord’s Prayer in less than 5 seconds. Well, I think it’s safe to say that they sort of missed Jesus point about prayer.

- our personal Genie service. Jesus addresses God as the “Heavenly Father” which is an intimate relationship. There is more to prayer than getting a wish fulfilled. Prayer is an ongoing conversation between God and us. Besides, God is not at our service to grant anything. “Hallowed by your name” implies that God is to be acknowledged as the one in charge.
...Subscribers: click here for the full sermon and more

_________________________________________

Not a subscriber yet?  Click here to subscribe now and gain instant access to these resources plus an ENTIRE YEAR of weekly resources for only 39.95!!