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Joy and Faith in the New Year

December 31, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

Joy and Faith in the New Year- Psalm 9





1)                                                                                         – vv1-12





2)                                                                                      – vv13-20




Digging Deeper:

-What effect does thanksgiving have on a person’s spirit?  How does thanksgiving glorify God?

-How does praising God and recounting His deeds help prepare you for future trials?

-Why should we pray?  What all does God accomplish through prayer?


Other passages to consider:

Matt 6:5-13; 28:20; Rom 12:1-2; Col 3:17; Heb 5:7; 13:5; Jam 5:13-18; 1 Pet 5:5-10.  

The Lord fights for His people

October 22, 2022
By Pastor Jathan

The Lord fights for His people-Joshua 10 










Digging Deeper:

  • How does the Lord fight for His people today?
  • Are you amazed when God answers your prayers?  If so, why?
  • How does King Jesus treat anyone who comes to Him for mercy?  At the end, what will Jesus do to His enemies?


Other Passages to Consider:

Gen 15:16; Deut 10:14; Josh 1:5-9; Ps 18; 24; 33:6; Acts 2:36-41; 1 Cor 15:24-26; Com 1:13-14; 2:14-15; Heb 10:12-13; Rev 19:11-16. 



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Daily Dependence on our Father

January 23, 2021
By Pastor Jathan

Daily Dependence on our Father – Matthew 6:11-15

Sermon Notes:

1) “Give us this day our daily bread” = 

2) “Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors” = 

3) “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” = 

Digging Deeper:

  • Why did God command the Israelites in the wilderness to only gather a day’s worth of manna?
  • How does prayer demonstrate dependence upon God?
  • Why is it important for Christians to daily confess & repent of sins?
  • How does Satan attack believers?  Given that reality, what does God call us to do?

Other Passages to Consider:

Deut 8:3; Matt 18:23-35; John 13:10; Rom 8:31-35; Eph 6:10-18; 1 Cor 10:13; Col 2:13-15; James 1:13-14; 1 Peter 5:6-11; 1 John 1:5-10.

Priority in Prayer

January 16, 2021
By Pastor Jathan

Priority in Prayer – Matthew 6:9-10

Sermon Notes:

1)  God’s glory – “Hallowed by your name”

2)  God’s reign – “Your kingdom come”

3)  God’s will – “Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”

Digging Deeper:

  • What tends to be the focus of your prayers?  What is Jesus showing should be our priority?
  • What is the Kingdom of God?  Explain how the Kingdom of God is already present, but not yet completed.
  • How does God reveal His will?  If we are going to pray, “Your will be done”, what commitment(s) do we need to make with regard to the Bible?
  • How can we cultivate a God-centered focus in our lives?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ps 30:4; 97:12; 103:1; 111:9; Ezek 20:8-9; 36:20-23; Matt 7:21; 12:50; 1 Pet 3:15; Col 3:1-4; Titus 2:11-14.

From Panic to Peace

May 22, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

From Panic to Peace – Psalm 4


Sermon Notes:

1)  Truths in the Midst of Turmoil




2)  Focus in the Midst of Turmoil

3)  Blessings in the Midst of Turmoil

Digging Deeper:

  • How has David changed during the writing of this psalm?  Why?  Have his circumstances changed?
  • What all should we do when we are anxious?
  • Why can we have joy and peace in the midst of trouble?
  • What can you do this week to pursue the presence of God?

Other Passages to Consider:

Num 6:22-26; Ps 16; 63:1-8; John 14:25-27; Rom 5:1-8; Gal 5:22-23; Eph 1:3-6; Phil 4:4-8

Testimony of God’s Comfort

May 03, 2020
By Pastor Jathan

Testimony of God’s Comfort - 2 Corinthians 1:8-11


Sermon Notes:





Digging Deeper:

  • Why does Paul want the Corinthians to know that God delivered him from a severe affliction?
  • Why is it important that Christians learn to rely on God and not themselves?
  • What gave Paul confidence of God’s ongoing deliverance?
  • How can we pray for those going through trials?

Other Passages to Consider:

Ps 121:1-2; 2 Cor 4:7-12; 11:24-28; 12:7-10; Eph 6:18-20; 2 Tim 4:16-18; Jam 5:16; 2 Pet 2:9 

Oh, How We Need to Pray!

August 31, 2017
By Pastor Jathan

Sermon – Oh, How We Need to Pray! - Colossians 4:2-4

Preparing your heart for the sermon:

  • What activities am I devoted to in my life? How can I tell?
  • Read Colossians 3:5-4:6. How does Paul’s focus begin to shift in chapter 4?
  • What is prayer? What makes prayer possible?
  • Why do believers struggle to have a consistent prayer life?

Other passages to consider – Psalm 86; Matthew 6:1-18; Luke 18:1-8; Hebrews 4:14-16; 10:1-25

Digging deeper after the sermon:

  • Why is prayer vital to our Christian life?
  • What is one change I can make to become more devoted to prayer?
  • How is prayer related to the ministry of the Gospel?
  • How can I disciple my kids to make prayer a priority in their lives?
  • What open doors for the word can our family be praying for?

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