Sermons by Wes Gunn (Page 2)

Sermons by Wes Gunn (Page 2)

Day 24 // 28 Days of prayer

Day 24: Tuesday // January 30 Matthew 23:1-12  Jesus’ harshest words weren’t for the pagans or “sinners…”  they were there for the religious people who thought they “had it all together”.  They didn’t live out the principles and holy instruction on they talked about, teaching us that just knowing the information doesn’t lead to automatic life transformation!  Ask the Lord today to keep you from any hypocrisy.  Pray that your words are in alignment with your actions.  Ask him for…

Day 23 // 28 Days of Prayer

Day 23: Monday // January 29 Matthew 22:34-39  In a busy world where we know we can’t do everything, we’ll sometimes ask “what is the most important thing I must do?”  Jesus answers this question by commanding us to love God and love our neighbor.  Everything else revolves around these two items.  Pray for our church today to grow in our love for God. Ask him to help us grow deeper in our devotion and passion to live for him…

Day 22 // 28 Days of prayer

Day 22: Sunday // January 28 Matthew 20:29-34  These are two powerful words: “Jesus stopped.”  Consider that the Son of God was not so busy that he didn’t have time to stop and hear the cries of two blind beggars.  Take a moment to praise God today for his compassion, his listening, and His action in your life.  Pray for those around us who need that same touch of compassion.  Ask God to keep you from quickly passing by those…

Day 21 // 28 Days of Prayer

Day 21: Saturday // January 27 Matthew 18:1-14 Children are important to God, and an important part of this church family. God holds them up as a model of faith.  We have a sacred responsibility to invest in them, grow their faith, and disciple them in the ways of Jesus.  Spend today praying for the children in our church.  Pray that each one develops a personal faith in Jesus that will remain with them throughout their lives.  Ask the Lord…

Day 20 // 28 Days of Prayer

Day 20: Friday // January 26 Luke 4:14-21 The mission of Jesus was clear: the poor, freedom, sight, liberation of the oppressed, proclamation.  This was the very first text ever preached at Redland Hills on this day, ten years ago.  As we think about the beginning of the second decade of this church, what is your purpose that God is calling you to?  What purpose does God want to fulfill through the life and ministry of this church in the…

Day 19 // 28 Days of prayer

Day 19: Thursday // January 25 Redland Hills launched on January 26, 2014.  That means today is the last day of the first decade of our church’s story.  As we close one decade and step into the next, it is appropriate we are thanking God by looking back and looking ahead.   Morning Prayer Matthew 6:16-18 Begin today by offering any hunger you may experience to the Lord.  Our purpose is to draw near to him.  Seek to live out…

Day 18 // 28 Days of prayer

Day 18: Wednesday // January 24 Matthew 16:21-27  Rewards are a powerful incentive.  We do many things to get reward points, financial rewards, and recognition rewards.  How often do you consider your eternal rewards that come from Jesus?  It is easy to seek after the wrong rewards that come from the world.  Jesus instructs us to lay down our lives, carry our cross, and receive his eternal reward.  If he were sitting across from you and having a conversation, what…

Day 17 // 28 Days of Prayer

Day 17: Tuesday // January 23 Matthew 13:44-46  Imagine discovering an incredibly valuable treasure.  What is your reaction to to what you have found?  How does that compare with your relationship to Jesus?  Are there other more important priorities getting in the way of making Jesus your first priority?  Are you making sacrifices to obtain that “one thing” that is the most valuable to you?  Talk to Jesus about your priorities and ask him to help you keep your focus…

Day 16 // 28 Days of prayer

Day 16: Monday // January 22 Matthew 13:1-23  In one of Jesus’ most iconic parables, he describes four types of soil: the hard path, the rocks, the weed-infested, and the good earth.  Each of us knows people who are in these four categories.  Take a moment to place one or two names in each category.  What are their needs?  Why is the soil conditioned in that way?  Pray for the seed of the gospel to fall in their hearts, and…

Day 15 // 28 Days of Prayer

Day 15: Sunday // January 21 Matthew 11:25-30 What a beautiful invitation!  We are invited to learn from Jesus, to hand him our burdens, and to receive his rest.  What burdens are your carrying right now?  Visualize being with Jesus like you are visiting an old friend.  Talk to him about your life, your feelings, and the weight you are carrying.  What is he saying to you?  What comfort do you feel by him listening and acting with compassion towards…

Day 14 // 28 Days of prayer

Day 14: Saturday // January 20 Matthew 10:16-42  How often are you anxious about having the right words for a situation?  What about fear of rejection when sharing your faith?  Begin your prayer today with asking for Holy Spirit words and courage to live and walk in faithfulness to him.  It will be hard, which is why Jesus describes why following him as carrying a cross themselves.  Pray for the strength to bear your cross and keep laying down your…

Day 13 // 28 Days of prayer

Day 13: Friday // January 19 Matthew 9:35-38 Our Lord is a Lord of compassion.  Jesus doesn’t just see crowds. He sees each person, their pain, and works to meet their needs.  Several prayers arise out of the text today.  First, ask the Lord that we would be proclaimers of good news to the world around us.  Second, ask God to give us greater works of compassion for those who are suffering. Third, he tells us to ask for workers…