Sermons

Sermons

Confession in Prayer

(I skipped all the material in red to cut down on the length.) > Our senior minister Greg Nance is away this weekend.  A large number of our families are at family camp.  My name is Brent Clark.  I am one of the deacons here at Sig Mtn and ‘ll be filling in today. Happy Father’s Day to all of our dads out there.  I know we live in a fallen world and…

Thanksgiving Prayers

Psalms 100 is one of the favorite Psalms.  It’s easy to see why.  It is full of energy and praise, calling God’s people to celebrate His goodness and love by shouting joyfully to Him, serving Him, coming before Him joyful singing and knowing Him as our God, our Creator, our Shepherd. Verse four has an echo of thanks and praise: Enter His gates with thanksgiving…

Praising His Glory

Ephesians 1:3-14 1 Peter 2:9-10 Speaks to all Christians:  You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Beyond a doubt, this shows us what God has done to us and in us, and what is God’s expectation from us.  Just think of…

When God Swore

Hebrews 6:13-20 Have you heard someone say, “I swear to God” or “I swear I’ll never do that again!” Why do some people say that?  What makes swearing an oath mean more than a person’s word? I remember talking with Justin Hart about keys one time, and he said, “The only reason we have to have these things is because some people are not honest.”  Do you remember…

Words and Prayers

We are in the midst of a series of lessons on prayer. Two weeks ago, we saw how God takes our words very seriously, just as God takes His own words very seriously.  Jesus also warned us that by our words we will be justified and by our words we will be condemned.  (Matthew 12:36-37).  And Paul admonishes us: Whatever you do in word or deed, do it all in the…

A Mother’s Promise in Prayer

Happy Mother’s Day!  There are many motherhood stories in the Bible.  In our Bible reading this past two weeks we read through the stories of Ruth and Hannah.  Ruth, from Moab, became a grandmother of the great King, David, and one of the ancestors of Jesus Christ.  Hannah, a barren wife of Elkanah, became the mother of Samuel the great prophet and…

Oath’s and Prayers

We live in a day of fake everything.  There are so many lies from so many places that truth is becoming a very rare thing and trust is based on agreement.  What if we couldn’t lie?  What if every word that came out of anyone’s mouth was only the honest expression of what they sincerely believed was the truth?  Your wife puts on an outfit and asks,…

When God Says, “No.”

When God says, “No.” This is a sermon that needs to be preached, but one that might not be so easy to hear. As we study the Bible on the subject of prayer, the question arises: Does God always listen to our prayers?  The simple answer is: it depends.  Scripture speaks a lot about God hearing our prayers. But, the Bible also tells us that there are prayers to…

A House of Prayer?

Intro: This Sunday throughout the world people are celebrating Palm Sunday, the Sunday Jesus came riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, hailed by the crowds as the Son of David. People placed palm leaves and even their garments on the ground for Jesus to ride over as He rode into town. They shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!”  And, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of…

Come Build a Prayer Life!

What are some favorite verses in the Bible on prayer?  Romans 12:12, 1 Thess. 5:17, Phil. 4:6, James 5:16, Matthew 6:9-13. Do you remember your first prayers?  Now I lay me down to sleep…  God is great, God is good, let us thank Him for our food, by His hand we all are led, give us, Lord, our daily bread.  These prayers are tools that have started many…