Saving, Seeing, Serving: Two Choices

April 3, 2016
  (In the first fourteen minutes of this recording, Pastor Mike leads us in a meditation from the opening verses of Psalm 103 as he gives thanks for God's mercy in giving…

When You Fast

March 13, 2016
Because we're sinners, we can misuse God's good gift of food, sometimes even making it a priority over our fellowship with God. (When was the last time you missed a…

Deliver Us from Evil

March 6, 2016
God doesn't tempt us to sin (James 1:13), but he does bring us into trials in which we may fall to sin. To pray, "lead us not into temptation" is…

Forgive Us Our Debts

February 28, 2016
As often as we need our daily bread, so, too, do we need the Lord's forgiveness. As we begin to grasp just how great an offense sin is against God, we…

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

February 21, 2016
The fourth petition (the first of the second trio in the Lord's Prayer) is the first that brings our needs before God. Besides acknowledging our dependence on God ("give"), we…

Your Will Be Done!

February 14, 2016
What are you asking for when you pray the third petition of the Lord's Prayer, "your will be done?" We often think of others or even of nations submitting to Christ's rule.…

Hallowed Be Your Name

"Hallowed be your name" is the first petition that Jesus taught his disciples to pray in this model prayer. How does God hallow his name, and how are we to do…

Our Father in Heaven

Always near us (omnipresent), able to do all his holy will (omnipotent), and knowing everything, including all possibilities (omniscient) – this is our Father in heaven. He has given us every…

Our Father

Why did Jesus teach his disciples to address God as "our Father?" Was it to teach them (and us) that we can approach God as members of his family, children…