RENOVATION OF THE HEART: Living Hope

March 29th, 2020

Rev. Matt Miller (1 Peter 1:3-4) When our life our world is shaken as has happened in these days due to COVID-19, we need to remember from where our hope comes. Often God uses difficult circumstances to show us we’ve been putting our hopes in the wrong thing. Thankfully, God’s word reminds us that Jesus came to bring us into a Living Hope through his death and resurrection. In this message, Pastor Matt remind us that our hope in the past, present and future is secured in Jesus Christ. 

 

 

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RENOVATION OF THE HEART: Put Your Heart Into It!

March 22nd, 2020

Rev. Matt Miller (Acts 12:1-11) We are living in a crazy time. As our lives have been radically changed by the corona virus, we are left to ask, What is God doing? We may not know the answer to that question but we do know that when God’s people are desperate, they pray earnestly. In this message, we see the church pray with power and something amazing happens. What might God do if his church really prays?

 

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RENOVATION OF THE HEART: Impudence In Prayer

March 15th, 2020

Russell Jung (Luke 11:5-13) Impudence means shameless persistence and is a characteristic of healthy prayer. However, healthy prayer can be blocked by sin, fear, and disappointment so in this sermon I explore some ways to remove those blockages and get us back on track with healthy prayer. Think of it as angioplasty for your prayer life. Please listen for continued heart renovation.

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RENOVATION OF THE HEART: Take It to Heart

March 8th, 2020

Rev. Matt Miller (Ephesians 1:15-23) Prayer is one way we engage in conversation with God. In a healthy conversation, both participants are free to speak and to be heard. Some say that prayer is the way you encounter the presence of God and increase intimacy with him. Other say that point of view is selfish. Instead prayer is a struggle where we ask God to bring his kingdom to earth. Who is right? In truth, faithful prayer is both of these things and this message outlines how we grow in our intimacy with God. 

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RENOVATION OF THE HEART: Heart to Heart

March 1st, 2020

Rev. Matt Miller (Matthew 6:5-13) Despite living within a culture of prayer as a people of faith, Jesus' disciples asked him how to pray. Growing in spiritual maturity means remaining a learner and yet a practitioner of prayer. In this message, Pastor Matt lifts up three aspects of The Lord¹s Prayer which Jesus gave to the disciples in order that they might grow in grace.

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RENOVATION OF THE HEART: Written On My Heart

February 23rd, 2020

Rev. Matt Miller (Psalm 119:9-12) Our minds are amazing things which can recall old songs and old memories. Unfortunately, so much of what is in them is not worth remembering. In this final message on Meditation, Pastor Matt reminds us of the importance and value of Scripture memorization.

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RENOVATION OF THE HEART: With a Glad Heart

February 16th, 2020

Rev. Matt Miller (Galatians 5:22-25) Being formed spiritually means every aspect of our lives becoming aligned with the Gospel. We don’t often think (or feel) about it, but our emotions are a huge part of our lives that can either help us grow in faith or become something that hinders our spiritual lives. In this message, Pastor Matt talks about the value of our emotions and some of the ways God can use them to help us to mature. 

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RENOVATION OF THE HEART: Change of Heart

February 9th, 2020

Rev. Matt Miller (Joshua 1:1-9) We need every weapon possible to take back territory our Enemy has won. Through the spiritual discipline of meditation, we can see how some of our beliefs, attitudes, and ways of thinking aren’t consistent with God’s Word. In this message, Pastor Matt talks about how Joshua’s meditating on God’s word reminded him that God was with him. This understanding in his mind and heart gave him great success. In the same way, meditation allows us to hear what God is saying and respond in obedience as we face our battles.

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RENOVATION OF THE HEART: Heart in the Right Place

February 2nd, 2020

Rev. Matt Miller (Psalm 1:1-2) The journey of Spiritual Formation is a worthy endeavor because through this process we encounter the presence of God. However, many Christians do not take advantage of an important biblical tool that has been used by believers for centuries. Understanding the spiritual discipline of meditation and how to practice it biblically gives us access to God in a new and powerful way. In this message, Pastor Matt introduces biblical mediation as a way of getting our 'heart in the right place'.

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RENOVATION OF THE HEART: Find it in Your Heart

January 26th, 2020

Rev. Matt Miller (Psalm 14) The journey of Spiritual Formation begins in the heart and is a product of the life of our heart. Unfortunately, we all have a heart problem that can only be address by the Gospel. In this message, Pastor Matt talks about what Jesus does to deliver us from sin and the new life it brings in Christ. The more we understand what He has done on our behalf. The more we can embrace the Disciplines for Spiritual Formation. 

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