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Touching Tomorrow Today

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Sermon by Mike Smith

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Touching Tomorrow Today

  1. 1. The Church a House of Prayer Mark 11:17; 1 Tim. 3:15 • For what are we known? • Luke 18:1 Jesus taught, We ought always to pray and not to faint… • The foundation of prayer in the book of Acts 1:14; 24; 2:42 – Plant those seeds of change thru praying… 1 Corinthians 3:6 • The plant, water and grow principle. Planting + Watering = Results James 4:2
  2. 2. Avoid the Dead Zones… 1 Peter 3:12 • Sin hinders prayer… Jn. 9:31 “no bars” – Unforgiveness Mt. 6:14-15 – Asking selfishly James 4:3 – Improper life with your spouse 1 Pet.3:7 – Asking contrary to God’s will is wrong… 1 Jn. 5:14; Luke 9:54-56
  3. 3. Calling On God… • Prayer reaches God… 1 Peter 3:12 – We must dial the right number J-E-S-U-S 1 Tim. 2:5; Hebrews 4:14-16 – We must be faithful in our payments by living righteous lives. Acts 10:34-35; 1 Jn. 3:22 • Always repenting of our sin so as to be right in His sight. Ac. 8:22; 2 Chron. 7:14 – Prayer phone line is a 2 way communication: • God talks to us through Bible Study Hebrews 1:1-2; Jn. 14:26; 16:13 • We speak to God in Prayer. Mt. 6:9ff
  4. 4. Prayer Touches Others, etc. James 5:16 • Can bring spiritual, physical and emotional healing. James 5:13-16; Phil. 4:6-7 • Changes the weather… James 5:17-18 • Help governments, people in authority… 1 Timothy 2:1-2 • Pray for all people… family, neighbors, community, state, country, Christians Eph. 6:18
  5. 5. Touching The Future… • You are to leave the influential example of prayer everywhere. 1 Timothy 2:8 • Are you one whose life is filled with Prayer? – If not, Why not? 1 Thes. 5:15-18 • Prayer builds up our relationship with God! James 4:7-10 “Prayer is an ongoing and growing love relationship with God… to be effective Pray-ers we need to be effective lovers.”
  6. 6. Power In Prayer! • Through prayer to God we can help bring change in the world, in the lives of others Hebrews 13:18-19 and also in our own lives. • Let us love God and keep His commands and truly touch tomorrow today thru prayer! Col. 4:2

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