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A Shared Focus

August 26, 2018 | Acts 2:42-47 | community groups, prayer

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In the book of Acts, Luke described the “authentic community” of the first century church. He said they were marked by four “devotions.” They were: a shared faith, a shared family, a shared food, and a shared focus. We can experience this authentic community when we pursue these four devotions. Today, we’re going to focus on the 4th devotion, “A Shared Focus.”

A Shared Focus

August 28, 2016 | Acts 2:42-47 | community, prayer

The early church had a shared language–– it was the language of prayer. It was a shared focus, one that focused on spending time together talking to God in prayer. How are you doing in this area? Do you pray? Do you pray with your spouse, with your kids? Do you pray with your family? How about with other believers? Are you devoted to praying together with God’s family? We can experience the same devotion to prayer that the early church did.

The Outward Movement

September 20, 2015 | Matthew 6:13 | prayer

Justin Norden concluded our sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer with the Outward Movement, the part of the Lord’s Prayer where we ask God to protect us and use us as he leads us. “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever and ever. Amen.”

The Inward Movement

September 13, 2015 | Matthew 6:11-12 | prayer

As we continue our sermon series on prayer, Pastor Stephen teaches on the Inward Movement in the Lord’s Prayer: “Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.” We can trust God to meet not just our physical needs, but also the needs of our souls.

The Downward Movement

September 6, 2015 | Matthew 6:9-13 | prayer

Pastor Jonathan Minter continues our Rhythm of Prayer series as we learn about the 2nd movement in the Lord’s Prayer: The Downward Movement. Learn how to pray, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

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.