What can a falling Christmas tree, failed attempts at getting a teaching ready, and men in the furnace, tell us about prayer? Joshua took some time to share with us his own pressure at performing in his prayer life. The question is what do you do when God doesn't answer your prayers? do you quit? Do you give up?
Doubt is something we all encounter on our Faith journey. The good thing is many Psalms give voice and language to our doubts and at the same time give us a structure on how to recover from such seasons. Is Doubt a bad thing? What do we have to do when all our held-beliefs do not match our current life experience? In #dialogue Teach us How to Pray, we continue to explore the tremendous blessing that are the Psalms for our prayer life. This episode focuses on the way Jesus prayed the Psalms in the more troubled time and how you can do the same.
Hannah was thought to be drunk as she was wide open in prayer. She had lost her own dignity while her honesty in prayer caused people to wonder about her. What can we learn from her? Melissa takes us on a journey to explore how honest we can be in prayer. Is God concerned with the things that we care about?
We all have our own personal way to pray. This is our liturgy. It is the way we have always prayed and most likely will continue to pray the same way. But what if we could expand our language of prayer? The Psalms are like a trellis, they give us a framework to pray through our emotions rather than stuff them or let them take the driver's seat. But how can we engage in this new formative language that are offered in the Psalms? Martial continues on our series #Dialogue, teach us how to pray, with a look at incorporating Psalms to steady our hearts in times of fear.
As disciples of Jesus, we are called to live a life of prayer. But what does it look like when our prayer life is influenced by the pressure of our western culture? Is it okay to pray for a parking spot closer to the shopping center? Or for the red light to turn green? What about the needs we have, will God take care of them if we don't pray? In part 4 of our series #Dialogue, Martial brings us back to the purpose of prayer. Our position to pray begins in the revelation of being a family first. He is our Father and He knows our needs. Our prayer life starts with a total abandonment in the heart of the Father. From this orientation, prayer become what changes the world.
Coming together at the Table of the Lord isn't just a nice idea; it is life changing. It was at the table that Jesus would bring sinners to encounter His love. It was at the table that Peter was restored. But what does it mean today? The centrality of the table is what God is about right now, bringing together divers people of different background and beliefs to connect them back to a community. This message was not planned but Martial felt the need to expand on the invitation that Jesus sets for us all as an example of building life together.
Have you ever seen a mountain move? Is prayer that powerful to move it? In this next episode of our Series #Dialogue, Martial continues to explore the basics of prayer from a the perspective of an apprentice of Jesus. All of us are surrounded by circumstances we cannot control, so how should we pray when we lose our jobs, face tragedy or have a terrible breakup? Give it a listen and be encouraged that in the midsts of circumstances there is something beautiful happening. Are you ready to move your mountain?
Jesus was so brilliant that He built within His prayer the essence of His message. His intention is for us to pray the Lord's prayer daily multiple times so that we are influenced and reminded of the importance of the Kingdom. But what does it mean to ask for bread? Why do we ask Jesus to not lead us into temptation? Is God setting up traps for us to fall? #Dialogue
Martial continues to delve into the Lord's Prayer. It is so much more than a simple reciting of noble sayings. It is loaded with power to change us. Prayer isn't so much about requesting things from the Lord, it is the very essence of formation. It gives access to the Lord to come inside our deepest fear and false concepts to change us from within. SO how do we enter into this formative time of prayer? Part 2 goes into more details and practical ways to understand prayer. #Dialogue
We are starting a new Series called #Dialogue. The art of communication with an invisible God creates some challenges since most of our human interaction is based on both verbal and non verbal queues. So what happens when we want to communicate with God? Prayer was designed so that we would enjoy the Father's presence as we learn to dialogue with Him through prayer. But was is prayer? In this series we explore the different types of prayers and what prayer really is about beginning with the Lord's prayer. This is part 1
We begin our new season with the topic of creativity. What does it me to creative and why is it important. Stephen Roach of Songs of Water spent the morning with us talking about God's creative heart and what it means to us today.
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