Contributed on Apr 27, 2003
1st in the series "Patterns for Prayer." Studies the first 4 references to prayer in Acts to see how the church made prayer a way of life.
Text: Acts 1:14-24, 2:41-42, 3:1 Introduction Things looked bleak for the children of George Muller’s orphanage at Ashley Downs in 19th century England. It was time for breakfast, and there was no food. A small girl whose father was a close friend of Muller was visiting in the home. Muller took ...read more
Contributed on May 5, 2003
2d in the series "Patterns for Prayer." The disciples’ prayer in Acts 4:23 gives us a pattern for praying for boldness in the face of persecution.
Introduction Zig Ziglar story of boy that went with his mother to the old general store. He liked to sneak away from his mother and when no one was looking he would dip his finger into the large barrel of molasses. The storekeeper caught him doing this and decided to teach the boy a lesson. He ...read more
Contributed on May 20, 2003
4th in the series "Patterns for Prayer." This sermon explores the link between prayer and leadership--prayer by and for leaders.
In his "Diary and Remembrances" the Rev. Nathaniel Randolph Snowden recorded a conversation he had with a Quaker named Potts. Snowden recalled: "I was riding with Mr. Potts in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania near to the Valley Forge.. Mr. Potts was a Senator in our State & a Whig. I told him I ...read more
Contributed on May 25, 2003
5th in the series "Patterns for Prayer." Considers the question of why God performs miracles in order to help us to know how to pray for the miraculous.
Have you ever heard a miracle? Not heard of a miracle, but heard a miracle? This morning you’re going to. We’re going to play for you a portion of a Sunday school class at First Baptist Church in Brenham, Texas, on January 17, 1993. The teacher of this class in Reverend Duane Miller. Duane ...read more
Contributed on Jun 9, 2003
#6 in the series "Patterns for Prayer." Examines the role of prayer in salvation, on the part of both the seeker and the evangelist.
The Times-Reporter of New Philadelphia, Ohio, reported in September, 1985 a celebration of a New Orleans municipal pool. The party around the pool was held to celebrate the first summer in memory without a drowning at the New Orleans city pool. In honor of the occasion, 200 people gathered, ...read more
Contributed on Jun 9, 2003
#7 in the series "Patterns for Prayer." Looks at the role of Prayer on the day of Pentecost.
There’s a city that’s been in the news a lot lately that most of us had never heard of. The city is Yongbyon. The reason that Yongbyon is newsworthy is that it is the site of North Korea’s nuclear reactor. The reclusive communist state said recently it needed to restart the frozen program to ...read more
Contributed on Jun 15, 2003
8th in the series "Patterns for Prayer." Looks at the Church’s payers for Peter in prison as a pattern of intercessory prayer.
Introduction: "Somebody’s Praying Me Through--with military testimonies" (Available at http://doxologyrecords.com/news/article.asp?intNewsItemKey=16) At it’s best prayer is not simply a list of things I want from God but also a time of intercession for others. Intercession is when we pray for ...read more
Contributed on Jun 22, 2003
#9 in the series "Patterns for Prayer." Uses the call of Saul and Barnabas as an example of how prayer makes us available to the Lord.
In the eleventh century, King Henry III of Bavaria grew tired of court life and the pressures of being a monarch. He made application to Prior Richard at a local monastery, asking to be accepted as a contemplative and spend the rest of his life in the monastery. "Your Majesty," said Prior Richard, ...read more
Contributed on Jul 6, 2003
Final in the series "Patterns for Prayer." Looks at Pauls farewell with the Ephesian elders as a pattern for praying together as we say goodbye.
Prayer & Parting Text: Acts 20: 22-38 Introduction This sermon was scheduled before I knew with certainty when or even if I would be leaving Heidelberg. So perhaps it is providential that here just about exactly one month before my departure as we conclude this series of sermons on prayer ...read more