Sermon Series
  • 1. A Framework For Prayer

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2006
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    We are to pray for one another with thankfulness for God’s grace being shown in our lives; with confidence that God is watching over us and will vindicate us in the end. We are to pray that God might see in us the fruit of his Spirit, that he might bring

    Today we begin a short series, looking at the prayers of St Paul. What I hope we’ll discover over these 5 Sundays in January is a pattern of prayer that might help us in our own private praying as well as in our communal prayer times together. The framework: Today I want to look at ...read more

  • 2. Praying For The Church

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2006
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    The knowledge of the will of God is both the thing that will guide our living and the thing that’ll assure us of our final destiny. But it’s primarily a means to an end. It’s the means by which we can do what is pleasing to God. It’s the means by which we

    The reason we’re following this series on the prayers of St Paul is first because if we’re going to pray to God, then it’s good to know something about the God we’re praying to. You could say that the way we pray shows the way we think about God. If your view of God is of someone a bit like Santa ...read more

  • 3. Praying For Excellence

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2006
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    Paul prays that his readers love might overflowmore and more wit hfull knowledge and insight

    What could you pray for someone who’s new in the faith? What could you pray for someone who’s been a Christian for 50 years? What could you pray for your best friend, or for your husband or wife? What could you pray for those people you’ve never met but who your link missionaries have told you ...read more

  • 4. Praying To A Sovereign God

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2006
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    God’s sovereignty is an incentive to prayer because it assures us that when we pray for things that accord with his will, he’ll gladly do them.

    Let me ask you something. Did you notice who’s at the centre of Paul’s thinking as he begins this letter to the Ephesians? Who is it who takes centre stage in the life of the Church? Who is it that the church is entirely dependant on for their very existence? There’s the answer in the first ...read more

  • 5. Praying For Power

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2006
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    Paul prays for power, not for specific situations but for the power to know the enormity of the love of God.

    I wonder if you remember that time in the 80s when there were a string of books published with the idea of power in the title. Here are some examples: Power Evangelism, Power Preaching, How to Release God’s Healing Power Through Prayer, Hidden Power of Speaking in Tongues, Confronting Powerless ...read more