The Rhythm of Prayer

In this series, we spend 4 weeks in the Lord's Model Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13. Learning to pray like Jesus and following his rhythm, we can experience great intimacy with God and transformation of ourselves and the world around us.

The Upward Movement

August 30, 2015 | Matthew 6:9-13 | prayer

When you think of prayer, what’s the first thought that comes to mind for you? For some the word is “Boring,” as they remember long-winded lists of prayer requests for Aunt Sally’s brother-in-law’s, neighbor’s dog. For others, the word is “Fear,” because you’ve never prayed aloud and don’t know how to pray. For the type A personality, the word is “Impatience,” because this person sees prayer as a duty to perform and quickly complete, so that they can get to the real work. Yet, for some people, prayer is the most powerful, intimate and wonderful activity in which a believer can engage. Jesus taught His disciples to begin their prayers by first seeking God’s face before looking for His hand.

Week 1 Prayer Guide for The Rhythm of Prayer

August 30, 2015 | Matthew 6:9 | prayer

August 31 – September 6

Join us as we commit to learn to pray like Jesus. This 7-day devotional will guide you in individual and family prayer as we focus on the first movement of prayer in the Lord’s Prayer: “Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.”

The Rhythm of Prayer Guide – Week 1


Faith and Family

How is your family doing? How is your marriage? Your parenting? Your teens? What is the foundation of your family? In this series, we will look at how God wants us to have families that are built on faith.

Children: Leading Your Child to Christ

August 23, 2015 | Matthew 19:13-15 | parenting

What do you want your child to be when they grow up? A brain surgeon, lawyer, professional musician or athlete? With the emphasis parents put on education and sports these days, it looks as if they’re hoping to raise the next American Idol or NFL star. What about being a Christ-follower? Do you want your child to believe in God and to trust Christ as their Lord and Savior? Can you think of anything more important that leading your child to Christ?

Singleness: Finding True Fulfillment

August 16, 2015 | 1 Corinthians 7 | singleness

In this week’s sermon, Pastor Gary walks us through 1 Corinthians 7 and advice Paul gave the church at Corinth about singleness, marriage, and how both are a gift from God and both reflect the Gospel.

Conflict: Resolving Family Differences to Find Real Unity

August 9, 2015 | Ephesians 5:25-32 | family

Pastor Gary Combs continued the sermon series “Faith and Family,” with this message from Ephesians about resolving conflict and restoring unity. In Ephesians, the apostle Paul told them that they could turn conflict into unity and understanding through the power of Christ’s forgiveness and love. We can resolve the conflicts in our relationships and restore true unity and understanding through Christ’s power of love and forgiveness.

Communication: Overcoming the Biggest Challenge for Most Families

August 2, 2015 | James 1:19-21 | family

Pastor Gary Combs continues the sermon series “Faith and Family” with this message from James 1:19-21 on communication. In the epistle of James, he told believers how to communicate with one another in a way that pleased God. With Christ’s help, we can hear and follow God’s instruction on how to communicate with one another in a way that pleases Him and results in the righteousness and oneness in our relationships that God desires.