Part 6: Imaginative Prayer

June 11, 2017

From the series "Prayer" as part of Practicing The Way. Our brains are highly complex, wired for intense imagery and emotional connectedness. So why, during prayer, do we work so hard to clear our minds simply to recite a few predetermined lines in God’s direction? Could God use our imaginations for greater intimacy with him? The practice of Imaginative prayer may help you unlock untapped potential in your relationship with the Father. 


Part 5: Singing Prayer

June 4, 2017

From the series "Prayer" as part of Practicing The Way. Our view of prayer can be inherently narrow: kneeling by the bed at the end of the day or by giving thanks before a meal. It’s not less than those things but it can be so much more. This teaching explores the concept of prayer by worship. Augustine says, “The man who sings prays twice.” There is something powerful that happens in an act of worship by singing and at it’s core, we discover prayer.


Part 4: Unanswered Prayer

May 28, 2017

From the series "Prayer" as part of Practicing The Way. Unanswered prayer is the source of doubt and despair for millions of people. And for good reason, it’s confusing. Why is it that some prayers go unanswered? And how do we live with that?


Part 3: Intercessory Prayer

May 21, 2017

From the series "Prayer" as part of Practicing The Way. Often when we think about “prayer,” what comes to mind is asking God for stuff. Prayer is so much more than that; but it’s not less! In this teaching, we look at Jesus’ commands to “ask,” and wrap our head around why Jesus thinks this kind of prayer is so important.


Part 2: Contemplative Prayer

May 14, 2017

From the series "Prayer" as part of Practicing The Way. Prayer is not another experience we have in life; it's how we process all of our experiences with our heavenly Father. In this teaching, we hear many examples of the power of prayer as well as the practice of the Daily Examination of Consciousness. 


Part 1: Teach Us to Pray

May 7, 2017

From the series "Prayer" as part of Practicing The Way. Prayer was the center point of Jesus’ relationship with the Father. It was woven into the fabric of his daily life, and it seems like it wasn’t a chore for him - he really enjoyed his Father’s company. Most of us can’t relate to that. Prayer feels boring or awkward or hard. Could it be that we have yet to experience prayer like Jesus? In Luke 11, Jesus’ disciples ask, Teach us to pray! Jesus’ answer is a framework for prayer that has the potential to open up a whole new dimension to our life with the Father.


Has The World Gone Mad?

May 4, 2017

We are reeling from the moral decay and social disorder that has been exposed in the world. Are we experiencing something new in an age of self-discovery and godlessness? John Mark Comer interviews teacher and author Mark Sayers on the social, political, and religious climate of our progressive culture and what role the church should fulfill as we move forward.


Salt the Earth, Light the World

April 30, 2017

From the series "Gospel of Matthew." As we continue in the sermon on the mount Jesus teaches his followers what it means to be salt of the earth and the light of the world. The God of Israel has always had a plan for his people to permeate all of society and bring his light and love.


Worship & The Holy Spirit

April 23, 2017

From the final day of the Holy Spirit Conference 2017. Guest speaker Nick Drake teaches on the significance of singing together in worship and how that relates to the fullness of the Spirit and what God wants to do in us and through us.


Hope Like Nothing the World had Ever Seen

April 16, 2017

From Easter Sunday, 2017. For more and more people in our city, the story of secularism just isn’t working. There’s a hopelessness to the cold, hard story of the modern world. Yet still, our society is haunted by the memory of another story, one full of meaning and purpose. The resurrection of Jesus changed the narrative arc of human history, and infused hope into the world. It’s time we recover this ancient story and base our lives around its reality.