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When God Answers An Outrageous Request

“Peter said to Him, ‘Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.’” “And He said, ‘Come!’”  (Matthew 14:28-29) Can you imagine the gall that Peter had, to make this outrageously brash request of Jesus? … Continue reading

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Using The Model Prayer For A Specific Prayer Request  (Matt. 6:9-13 Sermon)

(Preaached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Wed. p.m.  6-03-15) If you have ever prayed very long (months or years) for a special prayer request, you know that it can be easy to fall into a “rut” in the way that … Continue reading

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“The Model Prayer: Requests” (Matthew 6:11 sermon) 

(Preached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist, Morganton, NC   5-13-15) Tim Keller is pastor of a church that is flourishing in a very difficult ministry field: the heart of New York City. He recently published a book on prayer, and in … Continue reading

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“The Discipline of the Model Prayer” (Matthew 6:9-13 sermon) 

(Preached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, 5-10-15) I attended a men’s retreat last year and I had the opportunity to talk to a man who shared with me that when he was a young Christian, he was challenged to spend … Continue reading

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Take It To The Lord

In II Kings, the Assyrian army under Sennacherib had come up to Jerusalem and threatened Hezekiah, the king of Judah who was besieged there. Hezekiah’s reaction to the Assyrian threats is a model for our response in times of difficulty:

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