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by John Mark Comer
Well, it's such an honor today to have John Mark Comer in the house. If you're not familiar with John Mark Comer, I believe he's going to be, and already is, one of the most influential young pastors in America. What we're seeing today is someone who is continuing to move the church in the right direction, which is a church that understands that the kingdom of God is something that's a real presence. I love your tagline, John Mark Comer, that says, "Your will be done in Portland as it is in heaven." That is how their church prays. And it's such a great way of understanding the kingdom of God. In Portland as it is in heaven. In Orange County, in L.A. as it is in heaven. That's what we want. And so today, it's such an honor. John Mark is the pastor of teaching and vision at Bridgetown, which it's called a Jesus Church and it's big, with lots of young people and millennials and lots of coffee and bikes and people walking in the rain without umbrellas. Before this, in 2003, John Mark was a college pastor at a megachurch. I could keep going on and on. Please welcome with me, John Mark Comer.
Previously on the Hour of Power
- See Like Jesus by Bobby Schuller
Today we're finishing a sermon series about what it means to live like Jesus in our culture, both in the culture of our church and of our organization. And today we're going to talk about what it means to see like Jesus. Jesus sees the world very differently than most of us see the world. He sees others differently than we see others. He sees you differently than others see you. He sees your future, your past, and your possibilities differently than you do. So for us as believers, if we can get in tune with the way Jesus sees our whole lives, we'll be different.
- Pray Like Jesus by Bobby Schuller
Today we're going to talk about prayer in this theme about what it means to live like Jesus. You know God wants to talk to you. Because God loves you, and because you're God's kids, God wants to talk to you right now. He wants to hear from you. Very often, when we think of prayer, we think of a list of things that we need to go through. Things we need to ask God for. It almost becomes like an errand or like going to the gym. We know it would be good for us if we prayed for these nine things, but somehow it's somewhat hard to find the time. One of the biggest mistakes that we make in our view of prayer is that we see it only as asking God for things rather than an ongoing conversation we have with God.
- Talk Like Jesus by Bobby Schuller
I'll begin with a question today. Can you remember a time when someone said something to you and, looking back, you recognize that those words changed the direction of your life? Can you remember a time when someone said something to you, whether good or bad, that looking back you recognize that those few, maybe even innocent words changed the course of your life forever?
- Trust Like Jesus by Bobby Schuller
Today we're continuing a series we're calling "Creating a Live-Like-Jesus Culture." It is a series that's based on my new book that comes out very soon, June 9th, and I just want to say something real quick about this book. This book is, I think, the book I've been waiting to write my whole life. It's on the Sermon on the Mount, which for me is the sermon that Jesus gave us to say this is what I am all about.
- Heal Like Jesus by Bobby Schuller
We are continuing a series called Live Like Jesus. And this series is based on my new book, which I'm very excited about, that comes out June 9th. I wrote a book called Happiness According to Jesus. I wanted to write a book that, if anybody got it in their hands and took it seriously, I knew their lives would be different. It's essentially the Sermon on the Mount. The Sermon on the Mount, as most of you know, is my wheelhouse. I love Sermon on the Mount. I memorized it, I pray through it, and it is the guiding light for my life. And, as I've made the Sermon on the Mount the compass for my life, I've seen how it has made and enriched my life in such a profound way.
- Lead Like Jesus by Bobby Schuller
Today we are beginning a series on my new book. I have written and self-published before, but this will be my first published book, and it's something I'm really excited about. My book comes out June 9th (2015). It's called Happiness According to Jesus. You can get it anywhere books are sold. And today we're going to begin a series on this book.
- Crossing the Jordan by Bobby Schuller
We had the very emotional experience of burying my grandfather, Robert Schuller. Many of you know him. Some of you are not familiar. But he is known as a legend in the faith. He was a big influencer on many of the modern churches that we have today. Many big, big pastors, Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, and others were deeply influenced by my grandfather. And he introduced some amazing things into the way that the church thinks about mission, in particular. That the church isn't supposed to be just a place that you invite people to come to, but rather like Jesus, we ought actually to go to people right where they are. And so he was an innovator and someone who thought of creative ways to do that.
- Follow the Rabbi: Becoming a Rabbi by Bobby Schuller
Today we're finishing the Follow the Rabbi series. And I want to just end by remembering that the rabbis of Jesus' day who called disciples, called those disciples to make them rabbis. What I mean by that is making disciples is an inseparable part of being a disciple.
- A Tribute to Dr. Robert H. Schuller by Bobby Schuller