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  • Motivation To Pray

    Contributed by Brad Rigney on Nov 28, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,579 views

    Prayer is often hard to follow through. We want to pray - we know the importance of prayer. But have you ever considered what it is needed to motivate you to pray?

    Our Need for Prayer Matthew 5:1-12 Intro.: A. This passage is a classic teaching about “What it means to be a Disciple – a Follower of Jesus.” Matt. 5-7 Jesus sits down with the crowd following Him and began to Teach them. - vs. 1-12 – the Beatitudes; Jesus teaches them and us how we ...read more

  • What Motivates Us Pray? Series

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Sep 20, 2017
     | 926 views

    We need prayers most when we are most blessed. It is those times the enemy of our souls is hardest at work. He hates the blessings of the blessed.

    Colossians 1:9 What motivates you to pray? Is it needs? Is it stresses? Do you pray primarily when it’s time to eat, taking advantage of an opportunity to give thanks and ask blessings? Do you pray just because you love the Lord and want to commune with Him & ask His will? Whatever it is that ...read more

  • Sleep On Peter, It’s Too Late To Pray!

    Contributed by John Gaston on May 14, 2013
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,794 views

    If we don't pray, trials may come that will overwhelm our faith. 3 times the Lord warned Peter to pray; 3 times Peter denied the Lord.There comes a time when it's too late to pray. We must get motivated to pray more in order to withstand the troublesome t

    “SLEEP ON PETER, IT’S TOO LATE TO PRAY!” Mark 14:34-42 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. A man, making a long driving trip, drove all night. By morning he was very tired; so he decided to stop at the next city, park somewhere, and catch an hour or two of sleep. 2. Unfortunately, the ...read more

  • How To Profit From Your Problems Series

    Contributed by Tim Huie on Apr 4, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,117 views

    James tells us that God does good things for the Christian during the bad times of life.

    HOW TO PROFIT FROM YOUR PROBLEMS JAMES 1: 2- 11 1. Illus. of Patricia Christy. •Probably never heard of Patricia Christy, but she is a woman who found out the hard way that you can’t run away from the problems of life. After Hurricane Andrew devastated Florida in 1992, this South Florida ...read more

  • Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 14 Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Feb 16, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 986 views

    The passage of James deals with the topic of prayer for the follower of Jesus Christ. Prayer is an essential lifeblood of the church. Great things are wrought through prayer and no great endeavor for the cause of Christ can be completed without prayer.

    PROPER PRAYER JAMES 5:13-18 INTRODUCTION: The passage of James deals with the topic of prayer for the follower of Jesus Christ. Prayer is an essential lifeblood of the church. Great things are wrought through prayer and no great endeavor for the cause of Christ can be completed without ...read more

  • Roaming Around Rome With The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 18, 2004
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,361 views

    Since the church is about God’s people, God’s people need to focus on God’s truth. Sharing the Gospel produces the church, and the church shares the Gospel reproducing the church. Paul shares two key truths we all need to embrace with enthusiasm.

    Roaming Around Rome with The Gospel (Romans 1:8-17) 1. This week, the movie, “The Passion of the Christ” will open in Kokomo. 2. Christians all over the country are excited that so many people want to see this graphic depiction of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. 3. I would like to share ...read more

  • Shutting Our Doors To Pray

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Apr 25, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,568 views

    No matter how often we pray each day, we still need to have that time of solitary intimacy with our Heavenly Father.

    PRAYER! THE MOST UNIVERSALLY PRACTICED YET LEAST UNDERSTOOD OF HUMAN EXPERIENCES, PRAYER IS ONE OF THE GREAT MYSTERIES OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH. THE SIMPLEST DEFINITION OF PRAYER IS COMMUNICATION WITH GOD. THE EMPHASIS IS ON THE WORD “WITH” BECAUSE PRAYER IS NOT ONLY COMMUNICATION WITH GOD, BUT ...read more

  • The Practice Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by Allen James on Sep 5, 2010
     | 1,699 views

    Today's passage provides the context for what we know as the Lord’s Prayer. A Google search for the word “prayer” generates approximately 82,400,000 results. Let’s explore what Jesus reveals in Matthew 6 regarding the Practice of Prayer.

    The Practice of Prayer • Matthew 6:1, 5-8 • April 24/25 As we cont. in our Behind Closed Doors Series, we come today to the passage which provides the context for what we know as the Lord’s Prayer (series after Mother’s Day). Prayer is an exhaustive topic. There is an ...read more

  • Prayer Guide For Pastors, Teachers, & Missionaries

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Sep 16, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,959 views

    The following is a alphabetic list of key points to help you learn how to pray for fellow believers. Prayer Example: If you abide in me and my word abides in you ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you. (John 15:7)Quote: To pray in the Spi

    Prayer Guide For Pastors, Teachers, & Missionaries by Paul Fritz Ephesians 6:18-6:18 Praying at all times in the Spirit and with all manner of prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding on behalf of all the saints. (Eph. ...read more

  • Get Over Your Past: Our Weaknesses Can Strengthen Us Series

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Jan 27, 2017
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,330 views

    Strength out of weakness, sounds a little impossible doesn’t it? How can something that makes us weak cause us to be strong? For when I am weak, then I am strong. How do we apply this in our own lives today? How can our weaknesses strengthen us?

    Our Weaknesses Can Strengthen Us Our theme this year is discovering your destiny, and today on this Healing and Wholeness Sunday we are specifically thinking about strength out of weakness. Strength out of weakness, sounds a little impossible doesn’t it? How can something that makes us weak ...read more

  • Always Answered Prayers Series

    Contributed by Tim Hbc on Aug 19, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,269 views

    If I pray hard enough, can I get whatever I want? Principles of always answered prayers...

    Introduction Are there 3 types of people here this morning? The first type... “The spiritual optimist”. When he looks at verses 7 &8 he says, "Yeah! Ask and you WILL receive – God will give me whatever I want if I have enough faith!!! If I pray hard enough! That job, that spouse, that health, ...read more

  • 7 Laws Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Mar 31, 2002
    based on 168 ratings
     | 12,594 views

    The are some spiritual laws regarding prayer.

    I again Ponder. Today I ponder prayer. I love to pray. Prayer is my way of releasing faith and submitting my heart to the Divine plan for me. I think good prayer is talking, and praying in the Spirit, and praising. But I have learned good prayer takes time to be still and allow time to listen. ...read more

  • Dare To Be Different Series

    Contributed by W F on Aug 21, 2005
    based on 199 ratings
     | 48,264 views

    If we want to dare to be different then we need to be sure of who we are, why we’re here and where our strength comes from.

    Part 1 Sacred Living in a Secular Society “Dare to be Different” - An Overview of Daniel We live in a society that wants us to conform, but we are called by Christ to be different. And even if you’re not yet a Christian, there’s a sense in which life is a struggle to conform. That’s ...read more

  • Perception Is Reality Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Oct 11, 2001
    based on 176 ratings
     | 6,962 views

    This is the 5th sermon in the "Discipleship" series. This sermon ask the question, "What kind of influence are we for Christ?"

    Sunday Evening October 14, 2001 Bel Aire Baptist Church (Preached at Pleasant Green Baptist Church) Series: Discipleship #5 PERCEPTION IS REALITY Matthew 5:13-16; 6:1-18 Introduction: 1. I have heard many times that, “Perception is reality.” I have always wondered if that is accurate, but ...read more

  • Where Do The Wars Come From? Series

    Contributed by Daniel Colvin on Feb 20, 2004
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,228 views

    Who or what is your battle and look closely inside yourself do the wars and little battles start with you? And can the battle end with you?

    Where do the wars come from? James 4:1-5 Introduction In an old monastery near Bebenhausen, Germany, you may see two pairs of deer horns interlocked. They were found in that position many years ago. The deer had been fighting; their horns got jammed together and could not be separated. (James ...read more