Sermons on Luke

SPIRIT EMPOWERED PRAYER (PART 2)

Luke 11:1-4 In this second part of our message on Spirit Empowered Prayer, we learn that God desires that we daily look to Him to meet our physical needs and our spiritual needs.  We discover that we need daily grace to maintain harmony in our relationship with God, as well as our relationships with others,…

SPIRIT EMPOWERED PRAYER (PART 1)

Luke 11:1-4 In this second sermon of our series on NCC’s Core Values, entitled “DNA”, we discover more of the quality of prayer God desires.  When we are praying Spirit empowered prayers, we acknowledge the paternal authority of God, as well as recognize the priority of God.  Our prayers are not simply a laundry lists…

THE GOD WHO SEES US

Luke 1:26-38, 46-55 In this second sermon in our Advent series entitled, “God’s Love Story”, we learn that God sees us, no matter how insignificant our circumstances by the world’s standards.  We discover two lessons from Mary’s life in Luke 1:  God befriends the lowly, and God blesses the lowly.  It is not the high…

THE GOD WHO HEARS US

Luke 1:5-25 In this first installment of our 2021 Advent Series, entitled God’s Love Story, Pastor Mark focuses on the presence of prayer in the account of Jesus’ birth in Luke.  We learn that our prayers  play a necessary role in the fulfillment of God’s purposes in our lives and in the world.  In the…