Nov 2016 - Dec 2016
What do you do when it seems God is silent? We all face times when it feels like God is far away, especially during the holidays. Our prayers are unanswered and our circumstances go from bad to worse. People tell us to pray more. Preachers tell us to have more faith. But what does the Bible say? In this four-part series, Lead Pastor Bobby Martin explores how to get through the seemingly “Silent Nights”.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016
Through the silence it is difficult to see how much God loves us. But one night, God erupted the quiet of a Bethlehem night with the cries of a newborn baby – a Baby born to show us just how much we mean to our Heavenly Father. The French poet got it right when he wrote those words “long lay the world in sin and error pining, till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.” God’s silence has nothing to do with our worth to Him.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016
Despite our most fervent prayers, there are times when God doesn't show up the way we want him to. The cancer isn't cured. The company fails. The foreclosure goes through. In this message, Bobby tells us what to look for when it feels like God is ignoring our cries for help.
Sun, Dec 04, 2016
Sometimes it seems God is answering everyone’s prayers but ours. Does that mean it’s our fault? Does that mean there is something wrong with us? It’s difficult to handle God’s silence if we think it has something to do with how God feels about us. In this message we’ll learn that we mustn’t associate our difficulty with the character of God.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016
For 400 years, God did not speak to the Jewish people. The promise of a coming Messiah at the end of the Old Testament era was beginning to get lost in the stunning silence. And generation after generation of people died and there was no fulfillment of that promise. They prayed and they waited and they prayed and they waited. Some remained faithful while many of the Jews peeled off into other things and abandoned their faith because they concluded it must be a myth or a fairy tale. But there were some who, in spite of the absence of God’s voice, held on to the promise, even after 400 years of “Silent Nights”.