Best. Prayer. Ever. - #7 - Lord, rescue us!

If there was one word to describe your life, what would that word be?  If there was one word that you would choose, which one would you choose?  The one word Jesus would give us as God’s people in this world world is “warfare” and “struggle.”  We are at war and Jesus urges us to pray for help and rescue in this war.  As we wrap up the “best prayer ever” series, we learn to pray, “Lord, rescue us.”  Yet, even while we pray it, we have complete confidence that he will, in fact, rescue us. Who we have in Jesus is not a life-coach or an encourager, we have a rescuer.

Best. Prayer. Ever. - #6 - Forgive us our Sins

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We live in a relationship with God and daily need his mercy and forgiveness from him.  We live in relationships with other people from whom we also need mercy and forgiveness.  We live in relationships with other people who sins against us; we daily need to give forgiveness and mercy.  This is a prayer about those relationships and about the forgiveness we desperately need to receive and share.  We’re looking at the Lord’s Prayer and today we’re studying the fifth petition: Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. For more audio or video content visit our website: themountmke.org

Best. Prayer. Ever. - #5 - Give us Today

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We’re now in week five of a series on the Lord’s Prayer. In this series we’re drilling down and digging deep into each petition and prayer of the Lord’s Prayer. We’re studying in the Lord’s Prayer how we ought to pray. The disciples of Jesus saw Jesus praying and they wanted to learn how to pray. And so Jesus taught them. We’re learning how to pray from Jesus himself, and today we're learning to pray: Give us today our daily bread. It's not just a prayer for food, but a prayer for a heart of worship, a spirit of contentment, and an attitude of generosity.

Best. Prayer. Ever. - #4 - Thine not Mine

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We’re now in week four of a series on the Lord’s Prayer. In this series we’re drilling down and digging deep into each petition and prayer of the Lord’s Prayer. We’re studying in the Lord’s Prayer how we ought to pray.  The disciples of Jesus saw Jesus praying and they wanted to learn how to pray.  And so Jesus taught them.  We’re learning how to pray from Jesus himself, but we haven’t yet asked the question: Why do we pray? Why do we take time out of our busy schedules to talk to God?  That's the question we answer as we dive into this petition: Your will be done.

Best. Prayer. Ever. - #2 - An open door to heaven.

The Lord’s Prayer.  It is a prayer known and spoken billions of times by billions of people in millions of places.  It is one of Jesus’ best gifts and one of our greatest temptations.  It is a prayer that we can pray at any time and it’s just on our lips.  It’s a prayer that people pray when they don’t know what else to pray.  It’s a prayer that people still remember and can pray even when dementia and Alzheimer’s sets in.  At the very same time, it is a prayer that we can pray without even having to think about the words coming out of our mouth and past our lips.  It’s a prayer that we can pray where our mind doesn’t catch up until we say “Amen.”  It is, as one author has said one of the greatest martyrs in Christian history.  For if wandering thoughts were knives, it would get stabbed a thousand times over in every Christian church around the planet.

But what if it was more than 60 some words of spiritual autopilot?  What if we could learn to pray the Lord’s Prayer with meaning and passion? That’s what we hope to accomplish with you as we study the Lord’s Prayer with you over the next number of weeks.  We’re going to – one petition at a time (except for one combination) – do with you.  We’re going to unpack the Lord’s Prayer with you and fill it with all the meaning that Jesus intended.

Today we’re tackling the first petition: Hallowed be your name. Listen as Pastor Bublitz teaches us on the basis of Revelation 4.

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This mid-week Lenten sermon series takes us on a journey through Jesus’ letters to the seven churches of Revelation. We will explore what Jesus sees and says when he looks at his church and respond to his voice as he calls us to center our lives in him. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit has to say!

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This series kicks off on Ash Wednesday - March 6, 2019

Best. Prayer. Ever. - #1 - Me and my Father.

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The Lord’s Prayer.  It is a prayer known and spoken billions of times by billions of people in millions of places.  It is one of Jesus’ best gifts and one of our greatest temptations.  It is a prayer that we can pray at any time and it’s just on our lips.  It’s a prayer that people pray when they don’t know what else to pray.  It’s a prayer that people still remember and can pray even when dementia and Alzheimer’s sets in.  At the very same time, it is a prayer that we can pray without even having to think about the words coming out of our mouth and past our lips.  It’s a prayer that we can pray where our mind doesn’t catch up until we say “Amen.”  It is, as one author has said one of the greatest martyrs in Christian history.  For if wandering thoughts were knives, it would get stabbed a thousand times over in every Christian church around the planet.

But what if it was more than 60 some words of spiritual autopilot?  What if we could learn to pray the Lord’s Prayer with meaning and passion? That’s what we hope to accomplish with you as we study the Lord’s Prayer with you over the next number of weeks.  We’re going to – one petition at a time (except for one combination) – do with you.  We’re going to unpack the Lord’s Prayer with you and fill it with all the meaning that Jesus intended.

Today, we take a look at the Address to the Lord’s Prayer and ask the question: Whom are we addressing?

Mission Questions - #3 - Reassuring Questions.

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We have some amazing work to do.  We are called by our God to join him in his mission of saving the world. We are called to preach, to teach, to tell, to spread the message about Jesus with a dying world and especially with the people in our own lives.

There is a ton of work to do.  And it's hard work.  Sometimes we even wonder if it's working. Sometimes we wonder if it even matters.

Our God makes some astounding promises to us that that let us rest even while we work.  The work is ours to do. The results are his to bring about. And his Word promises that he will.  Listen as Pastor Bublitz shows us the promises that God makes to us about his Word and about our work.

Mission Questions - #2 - Leading Questions.

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Questions are powerful.  They can lead us to be introspective and incisive.  They can lead us to see ourselves better and more clearly.  They an also lead to a better and clearer understanding of God as they lead us to meditate on who he is and what he’s done.  That’s the idea behind our series: Mission Questions.  We want to spend some time asking questions of ourselves and our own thinking about our personal and church mission work.  We also want to spend time going deeper into God’s mission and his heartfelt desire for the world.

Today, as we continue walking through Romans 10, Pastor Bourman asks the leading question: If the gospel is so powerful and it is what saves people, why don’t we share it more often or more confidently?  We have every reason to do it, so let’s roar!

Mission Questions - #1 - Probing Questions

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Questions are powerful.  They can lead us to be introspective and incisive.  They can lead us to see ourselves better and more clearly.  They an also lead to a better and clearer understanding of God as they lead us to meditate on who he is and what he’s done.  That’s the idea behind our new series: Mission Questions.  We want to spend some time asking questions of ourselves and our own thinking about our personal and church mission work.  We also want to spend time going deeper into God’s mission and his heartfelt desire for the world.

Today, as we begin this series in Romans 10, Pastor Bourman challenges us to think about the thinking of our own hearts when it comes to the gospel.  He comforts us by leading us rest in the finished work of Jesus as we go out.

The Servant of the Lord - #5 - A Word for the Weary

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There are so many things that exhaust us.  The constant chasing of happiness and the rat race we live. The pressure and expectations of God and of other people.  Even the threats against our life and the lives of people we love.  It’s too much.  It’s exhausting.  Jesus has a word for all of us, a word that sustains the weary.  Listen in today as Pastor Bourman gives us that Word and refreshes our hearts with words from Jesus. Isaiah 50:4-11.