Lord, teach us to pray

How Jesus Prayed

This sermon is part of the “Jesus Teaches on Prayer” series. “Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” (Luke 11:1) Jesus was a source of continuous amazement to his own disciples. They had…

Take your positions

A Formula for Faith that Cannot Fail

An army won a battle with a song! “After this the Moabites and Ammonites, and with them some of the Meunites, came against Jehoshaphat for battle. Some men came and told Jehoshaphat, “A great multitude is coming against you from Edom, from beyond the sea; and, behold, they are in Hazazon-tamar” (that is, Engedi). Then…

Daniel

Nehemiah: Don’t Despair, Begin to Repair

This is the second sermon in the series that’s focused on the book of Nehemiah. Last Sunday’s sermon can be found here. There are three Old Testament books (Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther) that belong together and these books cover the same period of time. After 70 years of captivity in Babylon, the people of Israel start…

Pastor Elio Marrocco preaching

Nehemiah: Rebuilding Broken Walls

“The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Susa the citadel, that Hanani, one of my brothers, came with certain men from Judah. And I asked them concerning the Jews who escaped, who had survived the exile, and concerning…

Money

The Christian, Money and Giving

  “And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say…

Authentic Chrsitianity

Authentic Christianity

“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death,…

Anger

How to Manage Your Anger

“Love is not easily angered.” (1 Corinthians 13:5) It doesn’t say love doesn’t get angry because a lot of times love does get angry. Sometimes the loving thing to do is to get angry. “Love is not easily angered” and many times the people you’re most likely to get angry at are those you love…

The greatest power in your life

The Greatest Power in Your Life

A Truth that Has Revolutionized Thousands of Lives Every day we are using the most powerful spiritual and mental energy known to human life. It determines good or ill, sickness or health, failure or success, defeat or victory, and shapes our future. It is believing-power, the universal human ability to believe! And believing is a…

The Great Imitation

“The Great Imitation” sermon is part of the “Authentic Christianity” series, and is focused on 2 Corinthians 2:14-6:13. Ray Stedman said, ‘All human pursuits–even the study of religion and theology–are mere pale imitations once we come into the presence of the Great Reality, Jesus Himself.’ The Christian life begins with an encounter with Jesus Christ. …

Prayer

Seven Principles of God’s Guidance

The Whisper of God: The Inner Voice of the Holy Spirit. This inner conviction of the Holy Spirit operates like a sixth sense that enables God to guide us by the leading of His Holy Spirit. In Acts 16:7-10, we find a great example of being led by the Spirit. Notice that the Holy Spirit…