Contributed on Sep 11, 2011
If we understand that prayer is primarily to glorify God, and if we love the Lord, then we will want to know HOW to pray so He can be glorified.
Purpose: To show that a relationship with God is a requirement for prayer. Aim: I want the listener to see prayer as a way to put God on display. INTRODUCTION: Why should we pray? The purpose of prayer is to put God on display. John 14:13 "Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that ...read more
Contributed on Sep 26, 2011
Even with all that we have in America, I want to show you why it is still important to ask God to provide our daily needs. When we ask God for something, we are acknowledging that He is the source of what we need and that He owns everything.
Purpose: To explain the importance of asking God to supply our daily needs. Aim: I want the listeners to see how dependent they are on God for everything. INTRODUCTION: Today we are looking at the first of three requests for personal needs in what we call the Lord's Prayer. The first ...read more
Contributed on Oct 3, 2011
We may say that we forgive, but when the next irritation arises we are quick to dredge up the past problems. We like to "bury the hatchet" with the handle sticking out. That way we can easily pick it up again and use it to our advantage.
Matthew 6:12, 14-15 Purpose: To highlight the importance of forgiveness. Aim: I want the listener to value their forgiveness and practice it. INTRODUCTION: There is a lot of confusion about forgiveness. Here is an example. Old Joe was dying. For years he had been at odds with Bill, who used ...read more
Contributed on Oct 16, 2011
The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing; (1 Thessalonians 5:17 NAU), but how is that possible? We have been learning how to do that here in this model prayer that Jesus gave us. The six requests that Jesus lists here should keep us busy praying.
Purpose: To alert us to our vulnerability to Satan's attacks. Aim: I want the listener to see the importance of avoiding sin by relying on God's strength. INTRODUCTION: The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing; (1 Thessalonians 5:17 NAU), but how is that possible? We have been learning how ...read more
Contributed on Oct 23, 2011
After we pray for God to be lifted up and glorified, and that we will obey Him, then Jesus instructs us to ask Him for our daily needs, our daily forgiveness, and finally that we would avoid falling into sin as we go through trials and that we would be sa
"God, please don't let me be a failure!" Purpose: To alarm believers about the danger Satan poses. Aim: I want the listener to humbly seek God's protection. INTRODUCTION: After we pray for God to be lifted up and glorified, and that we will obey Him, then Jesus instructs us to ask Him for ...read more