The Valley of Vision

The Valley of Vision

Gracious heavenly Father, we come and we pray again, not out of mere habit or custom but out of a real sense of need. I need Your help to preach Your Word. I don’t want to rely upon past experience or past graces or study or habits. I need Your Spirit. And we Your people…

To Boast Or Not To Boast

To Boast Or Not To Boast

It’s one of the most remarkable, amazing, and tragic stories from the Old Testament. You may recall the good king Hezekiah, and though we remember him as one of Judah’s righteous kings, yet perhaps you may recall that the ending of his days did not end so well. We read in 2 Chronicles, or in…

The Marks of Maturity

The Marks of Maturity

Father, we come before You, not simply because this is how we think sermons ought to start but because we really need Your help. I need Your help if I’m going to speak Your Word faithfully, truthfully, humbly, powerfully, and we all need Your help if we’re going to listen and receive Your Word and…

The Blessing of Generosity

The Blessing of Generosity

Father in heaven, as we come to Your Word we simply pray that You would help us, help me to speak humbly, boldly, truthfully. Help Your people to listen, humbly and well. Penetrate through our hardness of heart, our indifference, our distraction, and remind of us of Your great grace to us. In Jesus name….

The Character of Generosity

The Character of Generosity

Father in heaven, speak to us clearly and by Your grace give us ears that we may hear and listen and be changed. In Jesus’ name. Amen. Our scripture passage this morning comes from 2 Corinthians chapter 8. Here’s what we’re doing for the next six weeks or so. We’re taking a break from Genesis,…