Permission to Speak

July-Aug, 2014

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  • Permission to Speak: A Clear Choice - Ed Baker
  • Permission to Speak: Praise - Dave Bartlett
  • Permission to Speak: When Afraid - Doug Tensen
  • Permission to Speak: Walking Through the Valley - Mike Brost
  • Permission to Speak: In the Hard Times - Kurt Vander Wiel
  • Permission to Speak: About Everything! - Alice Shirey
  • Permission to Speak: With a God Who Knows - Karla Chestnut

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  • December 16

    Community Center: Alice Shirey
    Sanctuary: Doug Tensen
    Grundy County: Jesse Henkle
    Waverly: Ed Baker

  • Christmas Eve

    Cedar Falls: Alice Shirey
    Grundy County: Brian Steenhoek
    Waverly: Brian Steenhoek

  • December 30

    Community Center: Ed Baker
    Sanctuary: Overflow
    Grundy County: Chris Henley
    Waverly: No Service

  • January 6

    Community Center: Alice Shirey
    Sanctuary: Brian Steenhoek
    Grundy County: Dave Bartlett
    Waverly: No Service

  • January 13

    Community Center: Jeff Mickey
    Sanctuary: Alice Shirey
    Grundy County: Brian Steenhoek
    Waverly: Dave Bartlett

  • January 20

    Community Center: Brian Steenhoek
    Sanctuary: Dave Bartlett
    Grundy County: Jeff Mickey
    Waverly: Jeff Mickey (video)

Permission To Speak

Knowing how to talk with God is hard. We don’t know what to say. We struggle to know what kinds of things we should pray about and what we shouldn’t. We feel like there is a special secret to a dynamic prayer life and we don’t know what it is.

Too often, prayer is a source of guilt and shame and misunderstanding.

In a strange way, the ancient Psalms offer some answers to our modern concerns.

For centuries, people have turned to the book of Psalms to give them words to pray as well as permission to pray boldly and honestly about all kinds of things like fear, pain, confusion, anger, enemies, guilt, a need for guidance… as well as joy, gratitude, hope and faith.

Even more importantly, Jesus prayed the Psalms, and quoted them more often than any other Old Testament book. The Psalms formed Jesus spiritually; they were embedded in his heart, mind and soul.

This summer, we want to embed some of the Psalms in our hearts, minds and souls. We invite you to join us as we explore some of the teaching team’s favorite Psalms in depth. We promise you will not be disappointed; these ancient prayers are more than relevant to life today!

God did not leave us on our own - the Psalms can teach us to pray!  And our lives will be changed.