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Hello: I’m Pastor Jeff and I’m excited about our current sermon series on Prophet Elijah. I hope that you’ll join us in the coming weeks so you can be challenged by this extraordinary man of God.
Elijah: Expectant, Faithful, and Bold
Elijah burst onto the scene, demonstrating a life of bold faith and expectant prayer. Always faithful to God and his prophetic calling, he stands as an example to us of the power of earnest, persevering prayer (James 5:17).
Prophet Elijah models a life that trusts God in the most challenging of circumstances. He exhibits a faith that’s stretched almost to the breaking point. And, he demonstrates obedience with a willingness to risk it all. Yet, he’s a human being who’s subject to disappointment and despair.
Come and be a part of each sermon, expecting to be challenged by Elijah’s amazing story and follow his expectant, faithful, bold example. See more about this new sermon series and its schedule.
Special mention: I highly recommend that you listen to both of Pastor John Detrick’s practical sermons titled “A Quiet Heart,” that he presented the last two Sundays.
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Our Prayers Are Very Important!
“When Christ ascended into heaven, all He left behind was a prayer meeting. The early Church didn’t have a prayer meeting; the early Church was the prayer meeting.”
— Armin Gesswein, Founder of College of Prayer.
“Lord, teach us to pray, . . .” — Luke 11:1
For nearly six years, we’ve asked the Lord to “Teach Us to Pray.” We’ve learned much, but it's time to take what we’ve learned and take it to the next level. After teaching his disciples to pray, Jesus called them to The Upper Room.
They went to the upper room where they joined together constantly in prayer (Acts 1:13–14).
Armin Gesswein wrote: “The Upper Room was Jesus’ master plan, which He masterminded to be the masterpiece and centerpiece of history.”
The book of Acts documents that a church lives in the presence and power of God, experiencing the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. It's a church born in a prayer meeting and devoted to prayer. Each success and each new challenge brought the disciples back to the upper room to pray. That's a pattern that we better not miss.
We'll ask the Lord to continue to teach us to pray and build on what we’ve learned. We'll worship and wait to experience his power and presence, blessing and ministering to each other in prayer, as we intercede. And we'll come with high expectations, eager to create a place where others will come with their needs and concerns, looking forward to finding a venue that overflows with grace and hope.
“God never made anyone who couldn’t pray . . . including you.” Armin Gesswein.
Please come to The Upper Room, Wednesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. at the church.
You can also find my Daily Devotionals on my blog: "Pastor Jeff's Neighborhood."
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The elders and I are eager to serve and help you in any way we can. Feel free to reach out to us with any needs or concerns you may have. Thank you.
I hope you'll join us "indoors" and/or "online" at our Sunday worship services.