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How do we find peace in time like these? It’s what we want isn’t it? It’s what we long for? But, it’s Boston, North Korea, Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, or the economy. And that doesn’t even include what might be going on just in your individual life. So, where can we find peace in times like these? I point us to John 16:33 today.
When evil occurs, we all ask, "Why?" but there is a fundamental flaw in the question. Because the seeming calamity has happened to us, we think that the answer to the question of evil has to do with us, too, but it doesn’t: It’s always about God.
This week we continue our series, "Lord, Teach Us to Pray." Pastor Morris Dirks speaks to us from Matthew 6:13 for his talk titled "Don't Tempt Me!"
In Luke's version of the Sermon on the Mount, we listen in as Jesus describes the upside-down kingdom he's come to inaugurate. In this kingdom, the excluded and rejected are in, blessed, and full, while the insiders and accepted are about to lose it all. This exceptional acceptance results in a new kind of love, not based on merit or return on investment, but rather on grace, shown by God and displayed by his kids. And this kind of love only grows when the roots and foundations of our lives are deep in the one-way love of God.
In this sermon we look at the culmination of depravity and Jesus' desire for restoration.
We've all given in to temptation before. As we pray, "Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil," what exactly are we asking for? How do we begin to address temptation in our lives and defend ourselves from evil? How does the cross draw us away into temptation and bring us deliverance?