On Sunday, August 26 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, we enjoyed hearing Rev. Ross Hodges from our sister church in Mt. Pleasant preach from Matthew 7:7-11. He focused on prayer and praying, encouraging us (as Jesus did in the Sermon on the Mount) that
- God wants us to come to him in prayer.
- He wants us to ask knowing we’ll be heard in our prayers.
- He wants us to come to him because he’s a good Father.
How are we to live this way? Jesus’ answer was: pray. Jesus wants us to be actively, intentionally, and dependent on God. God our Father has already given us the best gift in Jesus, so why would He not continue giving good gifts? God’s not giving us stones in our bread basket; he’s a loving Father and gives good gifts. Listen to the whole sermon here.