Sermon Illustrations

The day before I preached this sermon, I found out that my son’s class was studying the Buddhist faith. The teacher was going to have students bring a mat to class and get in the position and meditate like a Buddhist. When I raised concern and objected to my son praying to any god besides the one and only living God, I was seen as intolerant and narrow minded. Jesus says in His prayer in John 17, that eternal life is this: knowing the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom he has sent.

Prayer that packs a punch glorifies God the Father and Jesus Christ His Son, and it is done through the power of the Holy Spirit.