Resources on Prayer
Praying and REflecting The Image of God Why can prayer be so difficult? Why is upholding the inherent dignity of others a gospel issue? In this episode, David and Phil discuss Matthew 6:5-15 and talk about the challenges of prayer in their own lives. Then, in the devotional, they discuss how we are made in the image of God and the importance of upholding and honoring the inherent dignity present in all people. Got a Question? Have a question…
Matthew 6:5-15 5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans,…
Religious Activities and Your Body and Soul Why are we prone to make our habits of giving, praying, and fasting about ourselves rather than our Heavenly Father? How can we experience God today with both our bodies and our souls? In this episode, David and Phil discuss Matthew 6:1-8, 16-18 and the Christian practices of giving, praying, and fasting. They learn from Jesus’ teaching on how we are prone to make those activities about ourselves rather than about our Heavenly…
Matthew 6:1-8,16-18 1 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let…
Matthew 6:9-13 The church is a community of prayer. For centuries, many have looked to “The Lord’s Prayer” as fundamental teaching on how to pray (and rightly so!). Mark Caplinger opens the Word to us with a call to pray. To view the discussion questions associated with this sermon, please click the button below.
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