Matthew 7.7-11 Follow Up August 28, 2017

This last Sunday we looked at Matthew 7.7-11 where Jesus commands us to ask, seek, and knock, and our Heavenly Father will give us good gifts. Jesus commands us to keep seeking the Lord in prayer, because only through His power can we be the Kingdom people that we are called to be as new creatures in Christ. We will seek the Lord in prayer the more we truly believe that our Heavenly Father gives us good gifts. While we may struggle to believe that God’s gifts are always good, we are called to have faith in this wonderful truth.

In the sermon we saw that as kingdom people we must:

  1. Continue in prayer.
  2. Count on on our Heavenly Father.

Here are the discussion questions from Sunday’s bulletin: Matt. 7.7-11 Notes.

Next Sunday we will take a week off from the Sermon on the Mt as Steve Sammons, one of our church’s missionaries, will be preaching.


-Pastor Nathan Hogan

Matthew 6.16-18 Follow Up August 1, 2017

This last Sunday we looked at what Jesus had to say about fasting in the Sermon on the Mt. There were four things regarding fasting that we saw in this text:

  1. An assumption of fasting.
  2. A caution for fasting.
  3. A command for fasting.
  4. A blessing for fasting.

Many of us have probably not really thought that much about fasting in our Christian lives. So, for us we are called to begin making fasting a regular part of our spiritual lives. I pray that this text equips us to do just that as we seek to hunger and thirst after our Lord together.

If fasting is something you would like to read more about, there are 2 resources listed at the bottom of the sermon notes. Those notes and discussion questions are posted here: Matt.6.16-18 Notes.


-Pastor Nathan Hogan