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Sermons from English Service Tampere
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Total Sermons: 37
Walking with God - Joshua's Example Joshua, son of Nun, lead a victorious campaign that resulted in Israel possessing the Promised Land. His success as a leader came from obeying God's instructions, Joshua 1:8, "Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." On Sunday with Esa Hämäläinen we will study this remarkable example. We will examine how we, as individual believers and as God's chosen people in unison, can walk with God that will lead to such outcomes as of Joshua's.
If you have experienced that prayer doesn´t seem to work or gets you nowhere, you are not alone, most of us have been there. Having said that, the Bible has a lot to say about prayer, and prayer can actually be the most important thing in your life. Why? Is it because prayer in itself is such a great thing? NO! Prayer is special because of the one whom we pray to. Our prayer is to the loving God and our father, who cares for us, listens to us, speaks to us and, for real, spends time with us. It is the place where you truly meet God, the place where you listen to Him and let Him speak to us. Prayer happens at many levels and in many ways. It can be to reflect over some verses in the Bible, it can be to worship God, or to talk to Him about our worries in life, asking Him for help, or for our friend in need with difficult challenges. We can pray alone, with our spouse or a friend, in our small group or in a bigger church fellowship.
The Holy Scriptures are revealed to guide us to life with purpose and meaning with God, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." [2 Timothy 3:16] On Sunday, with our Pastor Vesa Mättö we will explore the scriptures to equip ourselves for every good work just as the word of God promises. So be sure to join us at the English Service.
Whatever we may talk about from our lives–be it work, studies, family, sports, etc.–it's the commitment to excellence in one's life that will largely determine the outcome in the long run. God also asks for excellence and commitment. “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men.”[Ephesians 6:7] He desires and deserves the best of what we have to offer, our best efforts. But He just doesn't stop there, He empowers us to move from embarrassment into excellency! So join us on Sunday with Pastor Pauli Kuosmanen at the English Service as we explore commitment to excellence with God's empowerment.