Prayer is an expression of our relationship with God.  As with any relationship, our relationship with God involves conversation, the give and take of interaction.  Yet often we treat prayer like it is merely our part of a transaction with God.  We see it primarily as a tool to let God know what we want.  We deposit information with God and then wait to see whether that will achieve a desired outcome or fill a particular need.  But prayer is not a tool we wield; it is an encounter in which we participate.  It is as much about listening as it is about speaking.   In this Lenten sermon series we will delve into a variety of stories of people who encountered God, and explore some of what the Bible teaches us about learning to listen to God.

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02/18/2018 | “The Sound of Our Name”
1 Samuel 3:1-18
Speak, for your servant is listening.

02/25/2018 | “The Sound of Silence”
1 Kings 19:1-18
Ánd after the fire, a sound of sheer silence.

03/04/2018 | “An Invitation to Partnership”
Luke 1:26-38
May your word to me be fulfilled.

03/11/2018 | “An Invitation to Reconciliation”
Acts 9:1-19
Ananias!”  He  answered, “Here I am, Lord.

03/18/2018 | “A Challenge to Our Expectations”
Mark 8:27-33; 14:26-31; 14:66-72
At that moment while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed.
Heidi Greider, preaching

03/25/2018 | “A Voice that Cannot be Silenced”
Luke 19:29-40 (Palm Sunday)
I tell you if these become silent, the stones will cry out..

03/28/2018 | “A Consistent Message”
Mark 1:1-11, 9:2-8, 15:33-39 (Maundy Thursday)
This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased.  Listen to him!

04/01/2018 | “Stay With Us”
Luke 24:13-35 (Easter)
Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road?