MY NEXT LEVEL OF GROWTH WITH GOD
DISCOVERYING MY PERSONAL PRAYER POWER WITH GOD
October 9, 2011
Bible Fact: God has already prescribed in scripture how He will reveal Himself and His help to me.
Bible Text: II Chronicle 7:14
Aim: To lead students to improve their individual spiritual relationship with God through prayer and to experience more answered prayers.
Five young college students were spending a Sunday in London, so they went to hear the famed C.H. Spurgeon preach. While waiting for the doors to open, the students were greeted by a man who asked, "Gentlemen, let me show you around. Would you like to see the heating plant of this church?" They were not particularly interested, for it was a hot day in July. But they didn't want to offend the stranger, so they consented. The young men were taken down a stairway, a door was quietly opened, and their guide whispered, "This is our heating plant." Surprised, the students saw 700 people bowed in prayer, seeking a blessing on the service that was soon to begin in the auditorium above. Softly closing the door, the gentleman then introduced himself. It was none other than Charles Spurgeon. Our Daily Bread.
E. Investing time with God in prayer with God
1. Learning to pray unceasingly can increase my spiritual focus upon God’s will. In Matthew 26:36-45, how many times did Jesus return to pray? What reason did Jesus give in this passage as to why man spends less time in serious supplication of prayer?
2. Paul speaks of spiritual armor as defensive clothing against the enemy for the believer. According to Ephesians 6:18 what are four (4) things being properly dressed in prayer always enable me to do as a believer?
3. I believe that true believers who spend time unified corporately to pray for imprisoned situations of other believers end with great results. I can identify several moving results of the Church spending time in prayer for Peter in jail. Read Acts 12:1-14