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Summer School - Praying with Purpose

Summer School: Series Companion Guide

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Series Overview

Who’s ready to go back to school?! Prayer— conversing with God— is one of the most central themes in the Biblical story, and a powerful component of the Christian life. And yet for many of us, it feels awkward. Or ineffective. Or isolated. Or confusing. What is really happening when we pray? How should we pray? What difference does prayer make in our lives or the lives of those around us? Those questions, and many more, have probably crossed our minds at least once. When Jesus’ disciples were experiencing their own questions around prayer, they asked Jesus— teach us how to pray. And he did! So this summer, we are going back to school to learn how to pray from Jesus! We’ll hear about how and why Jesus prayed- and learn from some of the prayers he prayed himself!

Sermon Schedule

  • July 16, 2023 — What’s the Point of Prayer? (John 16:33-17:5) — Walt Quick
  • July 23, 2023 — Encountering God in Our Temptations (Luke 11:1-4) — Kristian Hernandez
  • July 30, 2023 — Praying for Life (John 11:32-44) — Meghan DeJong
  • August 6, 2023 — More Than Words (Matthew 6:7-8) — Dave Swaim
  • August 13, 2023 — Are You IN or OUT? (Matthew 11:25-27) — LeLe Hsu
  • August 20, 2023 — Prayer as Rest (Matthew 14: 22-23) — Abby Rice
  • August 27, 2023 — Revenge vs. Redemption (Judges 16:23-21) — John Mury
  • September 3, 2023 — One is More Than You Think (John 17) — Walt Quick