Communion with God: Fasting (Part 2)

June 2, 2013 | Series: Communion with God. Scripture: Luke and Matthew. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

Luke 5:33-39; Matthew 6:16-17
Last week we studied the why of fasting. This week we get more specific and try to understand how and what fasting looks like in our lives.

Communion with God: Fasting (Part 1)

May 26, 2013 | Series: Communion with God. Scripture: Luke. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

Luke 5:33-39
People fast for many different reasons, such as health, dieting, or religion. Why do Christians fast? That’s a question that was posed to Jesus when some people asked, “The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink.” His answer gets to the biblical purpose for fasting. In this sermon, we try to understand what Jesus says about fasting and the role it serves in our communion with God.

Communion with God: Prayer

May 12, 2013 | Series: Communion with God. Scripture: Matthew. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

Matthew 6:5-8
Too often, we struggle with prayer because we misunderstand the nature of prayer. Prayer isn’t a duty to be performed. Instead, it is communion with God. In this sermon, we’ll see that our prayer life can be transformed when we use it to relate to God as our heavenly Father.

Communion with God: The Word of God (Part 2)

May 5, 2013 | Series: Communion with God. Scripture: Song of Solomon. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

Various Texts
In this sermon, we continue to understand how to experience fellowship with God through his word. Last time, we looked at the disciplines of hearing and reading God’s word. Now, we’ll turn our attention to memorizing Scripture and biblical meditation. Both are valuable means for feeding our souls on God’s written word.

Communion with God: The Word of God (Part 1)

April 28, 2013 | Series: Communion with God. Scripture: Mark and Psalms. Speakers: Pastor Mitch Freeman.

Various Texts
God designed our souls to function in communion with himself. Just as a car needs gas, or the body needs food, so do our souls need God. In this series, we’ll be studying three ways to experience communion with God: through his word, through prayer, and through fasting. In this first sermon, we look at our soul’s great need for God’s word.