Prayer

19 sermons

Religion vs Relationship

Phil Chadder

keywords: performance, heart, God, people pleaser, wedded, bride


Are you a Performance Pete or a Heartfelt Harry? Phil Chadder tries to illustrate the difference between appearance and reality.

A blank cheque

Mark Prentice

keywords: John 14, plead, ask, prayer, name


Jesus presents a blank cheque to the church with the promise to ask for anything in his name.

When Home Is Calling

Richard Bewes

keywords: prodical, son, prayer, descision, disaster, home


A simple decision. A simple prayer is all it takes! Are you going to have to deal with disaster before you take the next step!

Drops from a leaky tap

George Verwer

keywords: Sending, Church, Holy Spirit, Prayer, Work


In this vivid sermon, George Verwer, founder of 'Operation Mobilisation' thrills his listeners with this early account of the sending-out of Christ's messengers from the church of Antioch, and challenges us to re-create Antioch churches for today!

The Heart of Christian Living

George Verwer

keywords: christ, heart, christian, living, galatians


George Verwer goes straight to the heart of Christian living with this vibrant message on Galatians 2:20. Where does the momentum, the drive for credible discipleship find its origin? It is when the believer, in practical, everyday living becomes identified with Christ crucified that the world sits up and notices!

A miraculous possibility

Paul Blackham

keywords: prayer, bible, intimacy, atheist


In the face of today's atheist scoffings at prayer, Paul Blackham speaks on prayer according to Jesus. But he also tracks back to the very beginning of prayer in the Bible, and on to the privileged face-to-face intimacy that is ours!!

Prayer- What Do I Say?

Steve Levy

keywords: Prayer, frustration, assurance, isolation


When prayer seems empty and unheard, where is the God who splits the rocks and parts the waters? How do we pray in bereavement, at school, in the work place, when God seems to need waking up? This psalm assures the believer that it’s okay to pray what is on our heart, in the sure knowledge that God does hear - and that He is not against us.

The other Lord's Prayer

Mike Reeves

keywords: heart, prayer, love


Mike brings the thrilling truth, not only that Christ our High Priest prays for us as gemstones on his heart, but that we may do the same for others!

Check-up Time

Alex Ross

keywords: Character, self-satisfaction, humility, prayer


Here is a parable of Jesus- a shocking story with a suprising conclusion. Alex says, 'I have found this parable a real help in my Christian life.'

Joyful Effectiveness

Gordon Bridger

keywords: Joy, prayer, division, discontent


College principal Bridger brings us a sermon that will encourage any church fellowship experiencing disharmony, lack of joy or 'ineffectiveness.' Look out for the four 'hindrances' in YOUR group!

Four Marks of the Disciple

David Coffey

keywords: Character, Discipleship, Godliness, Prayer


By what process can character be built? We are led to a Gospel visual aid in Simeon, who – in his belief that God was always at work in his world, and faithfully focused on Christ’s coming – would die happy.

Clean!

Barry Cooper

keywords: Clean and Unclean, Tradition, the Heart, Evil.


What is it that makes someone ‘unclean’ – according to the Bible’s teaching? Barry Cooper compellingly unfolds this passage from the teaching of Jesus – seen here as both a doctor and as God!

It's all about the Glory

Paul Levy

keywords: Glory Mount prayer


In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus exposes sham religion, and gives the world his model prayer -- with its top request, for the hallowing of God's Name. Omit that, and all is lost.

Before a watching world

Alec Motyer

keywords: Evil, Adversity, Assurance, Prayer, Refuge, Psalm


Here is David at prayer, with watchful enemies on every side. Today’s believers face similar challenges, but with the shield of God’s righteousness can learn how to start the day, how to plan the day, and what to expect every day!

The significance of one word

Alec Motyer

keywords: Peace, Presence, Anxiety, Prayer, Martha


Here’s a passage that shows us a God-given way to solve problems. We don’t need to be as Martha was, the day she was so hassled. Let’s learn of the peace of the Lord and the God of peace – and look out for the conjunction ‘bridge’ word here!

I’ll take crumbs any day

Andy Dow

keywords: Anxiety, Faith, Prayer, Answers, Silence, Persistence, Humility, Truth, Love


Let’s learn from Jesus as he takes a mini-break, only to be faced by a non-Jewish woman – in desperation for her daughter…. and whose persistent faith won’t take “No’ for an answer!

What is Worship?

Michael Baughen

keywords: Worship, Service, Heart, Awe, Joy, reverence


Description: Bishop Michael draws extensively from the Bible as he powerfully explains Worship as doing business with God as we engage with Him from the heart. And worship does not stop after a meeting at church. It is to be a daily foretaste of heaven!

Entering the Sanctuary’

Edmund Chan

keywords: Weariness, despair, darkness, the wicked, pilgrimage, satisfaction, prayer, long-term, God’s presence, desires, foundation, eternity


This sermon meets us when the tasks of life become wearisome; when we want to give up, but cannot! Asaph the psalmist struggles with this and other issues, such as the prosperity of the wicked. But as he enters ‘the sanctuary of God’ in prayer, three lessons raise his whole outlook – and they will for us!

Life’s Foundation

Edmund Chan

keywords: Readiness for life, aims, priorities, hearing, doing, foundations, God’s Word, truth, application, discipleship, storms


Edmund Chan draws a fascinating contrast between the two admirable builders, described in Christ’s famous parable. He then applies it vividly to our competitive modern world. Preachers! Bible class leaders! Get to re-tell this message in your own words – and expect this passage to light up your own fellowship!