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Prayer 101:  Praying that Pleases God


Do you know how many of us come to this world knowing how to pray?  The short answer is:  none!

That’s right, all of us need to be taught.  All of us need to learn to pray in a way that pleases God.

It’s why Jesus’ first disciples said to him: “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1, ESV).

In response, Jesus gave them a model prayer.  It’s a prayer we commonly call “The Lord’s Prayer” – because it was given to us by our Lord.  Its purpose is to teach us how to pray.

This past Sunday, August 19, I began a five-week series of messages based on the model prayer Jesus gave us entitled, “Prayer 101:  Praying that Pleases God.”

The first message was called, “Lord, Teach Us to Pray.”  If you missed it, you can watch online here.

The series continues this Sunday.  I hope you will invite a friend and join us as we learn to pray in a way that pleases God.

Marriage Conference – September 23

Have you signed up yet to be part of our marriage conference on Sunday, September 23?

Our worship speaker and conference leader will be Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, the author of “Love & Respect:  The Love She Most Desires, The Respect He Desperately Needs.”

You may register now for the conference online here.

Beverly and I plan to be at the marriage conference, and we hope to see you there too!

Semi-Annual Church Conference – August 29

 On Wednesday night, August 29, at 7:45 p.m. (just after Midweek) we will gather for our Semi-Annual Church Conference in Room W-200 (just above the west entrance to the worship center).

The agenda includes: (1) the adoption of the annual budget; (2) the election of Overseers and Deacons; (3) reports on the health of our church; and (4) Q&A with the Lead Pastor.

Please join us for our Semi-Annual Church Conference.

Your Pastor and Friend,

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