Hunger for God

Prayer and fasting are valuable practices that can awaken us from spiritual dullness and enliven us to spiritual growth and nourishment. God gives us these practices because he knows the true depth of our hunger and wants to satisfy us. In this message, we discuss some practical approaches to prayer and fasting and then explore the Gospel motivation to fast and pray. 

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An Audience of One

How do you react when you are worried about what somebody else thinks of you? If you are like me, the concern over what other people think is a powerful one, and it usually leads me to live a less full life. This concern with what other people think of us is so powerful that we must take into account how it even affects our practices of faith. As Jesus shows us, the need to impress others can have a strong influence on our motivations even for pious things like giving, praying, and fasting. Whenever we live based on what other people think, we won’t get what we want out of it. But if God sees us, and God loves us, we are freed in a way that change everything.- how we live, even how we give. 

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A New Kind of People

Jesus wants to show you what kind of people we are meant to become, people who reveal what God is like to the world, and then to help you understand how to become that kind of person, as we give what we have received from God to the world. This message will look at 3 ways in which Jesus describes what we are meant to become…new people who practice telling the truth, going above and beyond, and loving our enemies.

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