Do you want to experience real change in the New Year? If we want to find purpose in our lives, we have to understand the purpose we were created for. For everything comes from [God] and exists…
What is the cost of following Jesus? I was honored to speak at Brookwood Church last Sunday when we explored that question together. The passage from Luke 14:25-35 can be a difficult one for many of us (myself included). So what does it truly mean to be a follower of Christ? What does discipleship in Christ require?
The outline, discussion questions and Family Talk guides for this message are available on the church website.
How do you struggle with the concepts addressed in this passage?
<Video: Independence Day Giveaway>
As Independence Day approaches, it’s important that we learn how to pray for our nation. We’d love to build a relationship with you as we grow together in that spiritual discipline.
So in honor of Independence Day, and to encourage prayer for our nation, we’re excited to offer a huge giveaway contest.
One winner will receive:
- One signed copy of American Psalms: Prayers for the Christian Patriot by Joshua J Masters
- A second signed copy of American Psalms that we’re asking you to give to an active service member or veteran.
- And (drumroll, please.) a $50 Amazon gift card.
ALL eligible entries will receive:
- A Special Independence Day Prayer download from American Psalms on July 4, 2017.
<VIDEO: The Two Question Prayer by Joshua J Masters>
What should you pray when you don’t know what to say anymore? What do you do when you feel like you’re out of prayers? As a pastor, I’ve had a lot of people tell me they’re tired of praying.They’ve asked God to change their circumstance, fix their relationships, or transform their lives—but they still don’t feel connected to God.
I’ve experienced that same drought of divine intimacy myself, and it’s often because I’m focused on an outcome rather than my relationship with God. During those times, I’d obviously tell you I desire a closeness with God. But in reality, my heart and actions would reveal a secret hypocrisy. Is it possible that we feel disconnected from God—that He’s not answering our prayer because we’re asking the wrong questions?
What if we changed the focus of our prayers from us to Him? What if we simply asked God two questions: