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Summary: We need to Keep praying in such a way, That God will continue to show His miracles and wonders through us.

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The Praying Church

• Last week we saw that God gave the apostles the power to perform miracles.

• And one of the examples that Peter and John performed

• Was the healing of a crippled beggar.

• And because of this healing / This miracle

• It drew the attention of the crowd.

• And once Peter had the crowds attention

• He took the opportunity to preach Jesus and forgiveness of sin in Jesus’ Name.

• The result was that At least 5000 men were saved (4:4).

• Now the priests and religious leaders weren’t happy about this

• They weren’t happy that Peter was preaching Jesus and His resurrection.

• So They locked them up for one night.

• The next morning, these priests and leaders got together in the Sanhedrin court

• And they threatened Peter and John

• And told them not to speak in the name of Jesus any more.

• When they were released,

• They went back to the church and told everyone what had happened.

• And the result was almost instantaneous.

• Ac 4:24 Then all the believers were united as they lifted their voices in prayer

This is what we need to learn to do,

• That Every time that we gather to worship and pray

• We need to raise our voices together in prayer.

• I don’t think anyone will argue the fact that There’s power in prayer.

• But There is even more power when we pray together.

We see hear that they all prayed to God

• And we see in Ac 4:28 that In fact, everything they did occurred according to your eternal will and plan.

• This is amazing.

• They trusted Completely That God knew what was best!

• This crisis didn’t dampen their spirit.

• They believe that the God

• The One who “made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them is still running the show.

• This wasn’t a tense moment.

• There wasn’t any anxiety or fear

• Instead, we see that it was a time of worship and prayer.

They went on to pray for Boldness to preach

Ac 4:29 And now, OLord, hear their threats, and give your servants great boldness in their preaching. Ac 4:30 Send your healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” Help us “speak Your Word with great boldness.”

• Now I can expect them to pray for a change in the environment,

• Or maybe to remove the problem.

• Like Make it easier for us to preach, Lord.’

• But instead, they pray for boldness to preach on in the difficult circumstance.

This show the heart of a true servant of God

• And what we can learn from this is that

• If we are servants, then we’re here to serve

• And we’re not here to do what we want (Elab)

• We’re here to submit to His purpose and fulfill His will.

The way these faithful servants are praying reminds me of a prayer I heard,

A PRAYER OF GOD’S SERVANTS


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