Contributed on Jan 3, 2011
Jesus tells us through prayer, His followers would do greater works that He did during His earthly ministry.
In this passage Jesus tells us that those who have faith in Him will do greater works than He did while on earth. Just what did Jesus mean by “greater works?” How could those of us who believe on Him possibly do greater works than those Jesus performed during His ministry on earth? After all, Jesus ...read more
Contributed on Jan 13, 2011
Jesus teaches us that our prayers need to be daring.
It has been said the prayer is the greatest secret weapon of the church today. Great, because God promises to answer prayer. Secret, because most Christians do not know how prayer works. Our Lord’s disciples had asked Jesus to teach them to pray (v. 1). As part of His answer, Jesus shared a ...read more
Contributed on Jan 18, 2011
God calls us to offer prayers with definite requests.
As we mentioned last time, our Lord’s disciples had asked Him to teach them to pray (v. 1). As part of our Lord’s response to His disciple’s request, He told them a parable. A parable designed to teach us how to pray as we ought. (READ TEXT) Last time we said that from this parable we learn ...read more
Contributed on Jan 24, 2011
We need to intercede desperately for people when God lays them on our heart.
We’ve been looking at our Lord’s response to His disciple’s request to teach them to pray. Jesus shared a parable with them from which we discover three important truths about what kind of praying we must do. First, we learn that our prayers need to be daring. Daring in size, in stubbornness, ...read more
Contributed on Feb 4, 2011
God calls us to grow in ourv faith if we are going to effectively apply our priesthood and represent men before Him in prayer and intercession.
Last time, we spoke about intercession. We defined intercession as: “Offering up requests to God on behalf of another who would make the same request of God if they had sense enough to ask.” We said that intercession involves using my relationship and standing with God to ask ...read more
Contributed on Feb 7, 2011
God calls us to face Him with the prospect of saving the lost in prayer.
We are looking at five principles of effective intercession - responding to the call of God to use my relationship and standing with Him to ask something on behalf of someone else who does not have a right relationship or standing with God. As we have pointed out previously, the nature of ...read more
Contributed on Feb 14, 2011
To be effective intercessors, we must learn how to pray according to God’s will and how to access the power availalbe because of the cross.
As we have looked at the various principles of intercession, we have talked about the principle of Applied Priesthood, and how we need to be willing to develop a sacrificial, submissive, sympathetic faith as we come before God and make requests on behalf of others who do not have a right ...read more
Contributed on Feb 21, 2011
Jesus paid it all.
We’ve looked at the Principle of Applied Priesthood - how we must develop a sacrificial, submissive, sympathetic faith as we come before God and make requests on behalf of others who do not have a right relationship nor a good standing with God themselves. We then looked at the Principle of ...read more
Contributed on Mar 7, 2011
What do I do if God isn't answering my prayers?
Does God answer all prayer? What does your experience tell you? Most of us have had the experience where our prayers “didn’t seem to get past the ceiling.” But what does the Bible tells us? There are times when God does not acknowledge our prayers. Let me first say though that ...read more
Contributed on Mar 15, 2011
Paul tells us that we do not wrestle with flesh and blood, but with spiritual wickedness. We are involved in a spiritual warfare.
Paul says our conflict is not with flesh and blood, but with powers of darkness (v. 12). (Read Text) 1. Our source of strength in waging this warfare - v. 10 Too many Christians today have enough faith to make them “decent” but not enough to make them “dynamic.” The reason is that we ...read more
Contributed on Mar 21, 2011
Paul tells us to put on the full armor of God, starting with the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness.
Last time, we noticed six things Paul says about spiritual warfare. We are involved in a war with the devil and his demons; and our battlefield is the prayer closet, where we claim the victory that is already ours in Christ. We wage this war from a position of victory, defending the ground already ...read more
Contributed on Mar 29, 2011
Paul tells us to take on Gospel footwear and to take up the shield of faith.
Last time, we saw that the Christian warrior is one who desires to walk in the truth and who depends on the righteousness of Christ. He seeks to make sure that his daily condition matches his eternal position. Therefore, he stands fast and firm against the devil’s lies as he asks the Lord ...read more
Contributed on Apr 11, 2011
Christ calls us to pray in agreement with God and one another.
Today, I want to speak to you about the power of agreeing prayer. Jesus speaks of the importance of agreement in verse 19 of our passage. Agreeing prayer begins with: 1. Praying in agreement with God - v. 18 In verse 19, Jesus says, “Again, I tell you.” What is Jesus referring ...read more