Contributed on Jan 8, 2018
Prayer is conversation with God. By examining and implementing the various hues of prayer, we can add variety, interest, and intensity to our prayer lives. Let’s look at some prayer terms, grouping them into families.
Note: I only made it through point 3 in my 30 minutes slot. I will do part two next week, but will probably post it as a separate sermon. I intend to add more illustrations to what is here points IV to VII. So you might want to look it up. The Many Hues of Personal Prayer (topical) 1. ...read more
Contributed on Jan 15, 2018
If we understand the different types, slants, and hues of prayer — and we incorporate them when appropriate — our prayer times will be more varied, more interesting, and more effective.
Prayer Hues 2 (topical) 1. There are a lot tricks when it comes to prayer. 2. The temporary Sunday School teacher was struggling to open a combination lock on the supply cabinet. She had been told the combination, but couldn't quite remember it. Finally she went to the pastor's study and ...read more
Contributed on Jan 22, 2018
Like a light dimmer, the power is our prayers is connected to the depth of our walk with God. The closer we walk with God, the more potent our prayers.
The Prayer Power Continuum (James 1:5-8; 4:2b-3, 7-10; 5:16-18 ) 1. What tool can you use to cut water? A Sea-saw. 2. What tool did God give you to help you stay in conversation with Him? Prayer. Prayer is an important tool that God has given us, and one in which the devil will go to great ...read more
Contributed on Jan 29, 2018
God’s Word teaches us that prayer is a serious thing. We should take it seriously.
The Engine Room (Exodus 17:8-16) 1. Scotty is one of my favorite characters on Star Trek. [project phots of Scotty] In many episodes, he is the actual link to the crews survival. He says, “I’m givin her all the power I can,” but he always manages to coax a little more power out of the ...read more