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We need to check the things we ask for in prayer! Many times what we ask for are not solutions but aid, support and sometimes even a crutch. Notes inspired by teaching given by Funlola Craig

We need to check the things we ask for in prayer! Many times what we ask for are not solutions but aid, support and sometimes even a crutch. Notes inspired by teaching given by Funlola Craig

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  • What Have I Been Asking For? Funlola Craig & Francis MadojemuWednesday, April 17, 13
  • We need to check the things we ask for in prayer Over the weekend I had my good friend and sister Funlola Craig come to speak at our Church, The Bridge Network and in addition to the things she shared and inspired us with, one thing stuck in my mind.Wednesday, April 17, 13
  • We need to check the things we ask for in prayer Many times what we ask for are not solutions but aid, support and sometimes even a crutch.Wednesday, April 17, 13 View slide
  • My Experiences with this! As a Pastor I get my own load of request for help and assistance and many especially times when someone believes they needs funds to execute a supply project.Wednesday, April 17, 13 View slide
  • My Experiences with this! I do my best to ask them to consider other options Sometimes as well. just to inspire them I ask them to list all their options and then suggest, you can steal the funds or the goods you needWednesday, April 17, 13
  • ( I know you what you are thinking, just wait) you can ask for funds, from friends and family, loan from a bank the runs you need or simply partner with someone who has the goods and share the profit etc etcWednesday, April 17, 13
  • From here on you eliminate what is possible and scriptural Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr. quotes (Scottish writer, creator of the detective Sherlock Holmes, “Once 1859-1930) says you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”Wednesday, April 17, 13
  • The bottom line is many times we miss the bottom line I Which is in this case is need to fulfill this project and make a profit not to loan money. Its to get the job done, this translates many times into our lives, marriages business and moreWednesday, April 17, 13
  • Scripture has many examples to consider: A Lame Man Healed Acts 3:1-10 (NKJV) 1 Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. 2 And a certain man lame from his mothers womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple;Wednesday, April 17, 13
  • Scripture has many examples to consider: A Lame Man Healed Acts 3:1-10 (NKJV) 3 who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms. 4 And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter So he gave them said, “Look at us.” 5 his attention, expecting to receive something from them.Wednesday, April 17, 13
  • Scripture has many examples to consider: A Lame Man Healed Acts 3:1-10 (NKJV) 6 Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you:In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” 7 And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.Wednesday, April 17, 13
  • Scripture has many examples to consider: A Lame Man Healed Acts 3:1-10 (NKJV) 9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God. 10 Then they knew that it was he who sat begging alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.Wednesday, April 17, 13
  • Scripture has many examples to consider: A Man Healed at the Pool of Bethesda John 5:1-15 (NKJV) 1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water.Wednesday, April 17, 13
  • Scripture has many examples to consider: A Man Healed at the Pool of Bethesda John 5:1-15 (NKJV) 4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. 5 Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity When Jesus saw him lying thirty- eight years. 6 there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “ Do you want to be made well?”Wednesday, April 17, 13
  • Scripture has many examples to consider: A Man Healed at the Pool of Bethesda John 5:1-15 (NKJV) 7 The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” 8 Jesus said to him, “ Rise, take up your bed and walk.” 9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that day was the Sabbath.Wednesday, April 17, 13
  • Scripture has many examples to consider: A Man Healed at the Pool of Bethesda John 5:1-15 (NKJV) 10 The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, “It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.” 11 He answered them, “He who made me well said to me, ‘ Take up your bed and walk. ’” 12 Then they asked him, “Who is the Man who said to you, ‘ Take up your bed and walk’?”Wednesday, April 17, 13
  • Scripture has many examples to consider: A Man Healed at the Pool of Bethesda John 5:1-15 (NKJV) 13 But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place. 14 Afterward Jesus found “ See, you him in the temple, and said to him, have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.” 15 The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.Wednesday, April 17, 13
  • The Other Side of Scripture Woman with the issue of Blood Mark 5:25-34 (NKJV) Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, 26 and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment.Wednesday, April 17, 13
  • The Other Side of Scripture Woman with the issue of Blood Mark 5:25-34 (NKJV) “If only I may 28 For she said, touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” 29 Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the afflictionWednesday, April 17, 13
  • The Other Side of Scripture Woman with the issue of Blood Mark 5:25-34 (NKJV) 30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “ Who touched My clothes?” 31 But His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, ‘ Who touched Me? ’”Wednesday, April 17, 13
  • The Other Side of Scripture Woman with the issue of Blood Mark 5:25-34 (NKJV) 32 And He looked around to see her who had done this thing. 33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole “ Daughter, truth. 34 And He said to her, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”Wednesday, April 17, 13
  • The Other Side of Scripture Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus Mark 10:46-52 (NKJV) 46 Now they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the And when he heard road begging. 47 that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”Wednesday, April 17, 13
  • The Other Side of Scripture Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus Mark 10:46-52 (NKJV) 48 Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him, “Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.”Wednesday, April 17, 13
  • The Other Side of Scripture Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus Mark 10:46-52 (NKJV) 50 And throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus. 51 So Jesus answered “ What do you want and said to him, Me to do for you?” The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.”Wednesday, April 17, 13
  • The Other Side of Scripture Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus Mark 10:46-52 (NKJV) “ Go 52 Then Jesus said to him, your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.Wednesday, April 17, 13
  • By Faith We Understand Hebrews 11:1-3 (NKJV) 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.Wednesday, April 17, 13
  • By Faith We Understand Hebrews 11:1-3 (NKJV) 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.Wednesday, April 17, 13