“Effective Prayer” – Part 2


Colossians 4:2-6 and 12 I think about how the disciples were with Jesus constantly. They followed Him and witnessed the things that He said and did. In 2 Peter 1 we read; “We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but …

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Effective Prayer


Scripture - Mark 9:14-29        I would like to re-tell this story in an expository way so we can get a better idea as to what is going on, and perhaps gain a little insight into the real story. A child, possessed by an evil spirit, was brought to the disciples, and they could not …

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A.S.K. – Part 2


    Within this command to pray I think we can see four general principles about prayer: 1. God does not promise to answer everyone’s prayers. There is a restriction to the promises given in these verses. The promises apply only to those who are really God’s children. “But isn’t God the Father of all humans?” …

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Ask, Seek, Knock


Matthew 7:7-11     There is nothing that reveals more about a believer than his or her prayer life. How that individual approaches God and what that individual is willing to ask for can reveal how he or she views God. We frame our requests in accordance with what we know of the character of the …

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When everything seems possible


“When Everything Seems Possible, Pray!”  Nehemiah 4     This story from the life of Nehemiah is rich with spiritual insight. It is usually preached from the leadership point of view, showing how Nehemiah expressed the qualities of good leadership in the building of the walls. I am going to use this story to show that …

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