Women and the Church

Join special speaker Bob and Helga Edwards as they look at the topic of women in the church. Bob and Helga Edwards have just finished writing a book, The Equality Workbook: Freedom in Christ From the Oppression of Patriarchy. Their hops is to use the gifts and training that God has given them to help people experience freedom, forgiveness, love, and wholeness in their lives and relationships. Find out more information about their ministry at www.awakedeborah.com

House of Prayer: When God Seems Distant

Every Christian experiences times of silence and feels that God is distant. If you have ever experienced the silence of God, do not believe the lie that you are a second-tier, second-rate Christian.  Abraham, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, and Jesus all experienced God’s silence. Join us as we look at Psalm 22, the passage Jesus quoted from the cross.

In all three synoptic gospels, Jesus says, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves!” What is it about the actions of the money changers in the temple that caused Jesus to react with such anger? Why was the temple so important to Jesus? After all, his death would put an end to the entire sacrificial system and any need for Christ followers to be involved with the temple? Could it be that Jesus had such a high regard for prayer and our ability to connect with God that he was willing to react so harshly?

House of Prayer: God Still Speaks Today

All relationships are based on communication. And a lack of communication is the root of many conflicts in relationships. Your relationship with God is no different. God invites us into an experiential relationship of communication.

In all three synoptic gospels, Jesus says, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves!” What is it about the actions of the money changers in the temple that caused Jesus to react with such anger? Why was the temple so important to Jesus? After all, his death would put an end to the entire sacrificial system and any need for Christ followers to be involved with the temple? Could it be that Jesus had such a high regard for prayer and our ability to connect with God that he was willing to react so harshly?

House of Prayer: God Wants to Answer Your Prayers

In all three synoptic gospels, Jesus says, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves!” What is it about the actions of the money changers in the temple that caused Jesus to react with such anger? Why was the temple so important to Jesus? After all, his death would put an end to the entire sacrificial system and any need for Christ followers to be involved with the temple? Could it be that Jesus had such a high regard for prayer and our ability to connect with God that he was willing to react so harshly? Join us as we try to understand that God is not only able to answer our prayer, but that he wants to answer our prayers.

House of Prayer: Rewards

In all three synoptic gospels, Jesus says, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves!” What is it about the actions of the money changers in the temple that caused Jesus to react with such anger? Why was the temple so important to Jesus? After all, his death would put an end to the entire sacrificial system and any need for Christ followers to be involved with the temple? Could it be that Jesus had such a high regard for prayer and our ability to connect with God that he was willing to react so harshly? Join us as we look at the rewards of prayer: provision, presence, peace, perspective, and power.

House of Prayer: People of Prayer

In all three synoptic gospels, Jesus says, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves!” What is it about the actions of the money changers in the temple that caused Jesus to react with such anger? Why was the temple so important to Jesus? After all, his death would put an end to the entire sacrificial system and any need for Christ followers to be involved with the temple? Could it be that Jesus had such a high regard for prayer and our ability to connect with God that he was willing to react so harshly? Join us as we look at what it means to move from being a people with prayer, to a people of prayer.