Sermons on Prayer
Is your mindset important for your spiritual life? The word “mindset” doesn’t appear in Scripture, but it does appear flipped around as the phrase “set your mind,” and is very important, according to Pastor Donnie Johnson in part 2 of his teaching series, “Love God with All Your Mind.” For example, the way that you think about God, yourself and the world affects your prayer life greatly, and other essential elements of the Christian life.
Part of living in God’s presence is talking to God. In John 17, Jesus gives us insight into the relationship that He has with the father and shows us how we can talk to God through PRAYER.
Matthew 6:13 Our spiritual life should be a part of our prayer life Be prepared for trials and temptation Ephesians 6:12-13 3. Jesus offers leadership and deliverance John 16:33
Matthew 6:12Matthew 6:14-15 3 Key Principles of Forgiveness:1. Forgiven people need to be forgiving people Ephesians 4:322. Forgiveness is “paying it forward”3. The one who asks us to forgive provides us the help to forgive
Matthew 6:11 Remember that prayer is about more than our needs Every good thing in our life is a gift Life is best lived one day at a time Matthew 6:25-34Philippians 4:6-7John 6:31-35
Matthew 6:10Philippians 3:20 This prayer humbles us Our allegiance belongs to King Jesus Jesus will be victorious Three Pastoral insights for this political moment:– Treat people with kingdom values– Engage with politics and government as a kingdom citizen– Jesus reigns and He is our hope Revelation 7:9-10Matthew 6:9-13
Matthew 6:7-9 Romans 8:15-16 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Luke 11:1 Matthew 6:5-13 2 Corinthians 1:11 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Motives matter. The Christian cause is more than posturing it is a life of serving and giving from the heart out of Love for our King.
Throughout this series we have looked at 3 core habits of the Christian: reading Scripture, attending church, and today’s topic, prayer. Prayer is not complicated; a young child can pray. But it can be difficult! No one feels like they are an expert at prayer. Everyone feels like they need to improve. Lets explore how to grow in our prayer lives.
Prayer is a discipline. It takes practice, it takes all sorts of forms and it is way more powerful than you think.