Tag Archives: relationship with God

“Principles of Effective Praying” (Matthew 6:6-8 sermon)

The great British preacher Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote: “Prayer is beyond any question the highest activity of the human soul. Man is at his greatest and highest when, upon his knees, he comes face to face with God.” (SOTM, p. 45) … Continue reading

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“Knowing”: The Firm Foundation

“Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God and was going back to God …” (John 13:3) The word “knowing” here is a crucial one: “Jesus, KNOWING …”. … Continue reading

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He Loved Us First: The Difference That Makes

“We love, because He first loved us.” (I John 4:19) John tells us in this brief verse God loved us first. This is significant, and makes such a difference in our understanding of our relationship with Him:

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Your Two Key Relationships (Psalm 16:2-3 sermon)

One of the things that makes getting around relatively easy in Oklahoma is that the whole state is basically divided into 4 quadrants by I-35 which runs north & south, and I-40, which runs east & west. These 2 great … Continue reading

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A Mutual Embrace

“My soul clings to (after) You; Your right hand upholds me.” (Psalm 63:8) We get glimpses in several of the Psalms of the kind of deep spiritual relationship that David had with the Lord. Psalm 63 is one of those. … Continue reading

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Well-Pleasing To God!

“This is My Beloved Son, in Whom I am well-pleased.” (Matthew 3:17) What amazing thing to hear from God the Father!  Everything Jesus had done: in thought, word, deed, and attitude, from His birth, to the time of His baptism … Continue reading

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“The Discipline of Morning Prayer” (Psalm 5:3 Sermon) 

(Preached at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, 5-03-15 Not long ago, someone posted on Facebook that they wished they had a 30-hour day, so that they could get everything done. In the comments section, I posted a link to one of … Continue reading

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