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The Power of Prayer // Part Two

“For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit…” Hebrews 4:12

This week, senior pastor Jimmy Seibert continued our series, The Power of Prayer, with a message on praying the Word of God. Whether praying for breakthrough in our personal lives or on behalf of other people, we can all get to a point where we aren’t sure what to pray. This is where we need the Word of God. When we pray the Words of God, it paves the way for Him to move.

THE WORD OF GOD IS MORE POWERFUL THAN THE WORDS OF MAN.

We need the Words and promises of God at the center of our prayers. Otherwise, we’ll run out of what to pray. When we declare Scripture over our lives and the lives of those we are believing for, we never have to worry about whether or not we’re praying accurately. The Word of God is always applicable and will never return void.

DECLARING SCRIPTURE IN OUR DEVOTIONAL LIVES //

  • From the moment we wake up, we can use Scripture as our framework to lead us into worship and prayer. Jimmy gave the example of breaking down Psalm 103.
    • “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name” // Start by worshipping and declaring the character of God.
    • “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits” // Verse two calls us to declare who God is and recount the places where we have seen His goodness.
    • This week take time to go through the next few verses of Psalm 103, and start your day by declaring the very Words of God.
  • We also want to intentionally pray into the lives of those around us. It isn’t enough to just ask God to bless our family, friends, co-workers and others we’re believing for. Ask God for Scriptures and promises you can pray and declare. The Word of God can never be shaken, and if we are standing on His promises, we can pray with confidence for those around us.

ABIDING IN PRAYER //

  • Scripture says to, “pray without ceasing,” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) meaning we are continually invited to pray. Whether you are driving to drop the kids off at school, heading to work or walking to class, pray for the businesses and other places you pass. Ask God to bless the various places, and for Him to be glorified in every area of our city.
  • If we’re honest, we forget to actually pray after we tell someone we’ll pray for them. If you are able, pause and pray for someone the moment they ask for prayer.

BREAKTHROUGH PRAYERS //

  • We can be confident both in the character of God, and in the truth that His promises and Words will never return void. Whether you’re believing for breakthrough in your personal life, for your family or your city, ask God for a promise that you can declare in the midst of the waiting. The promises of God are not contingent on our circumstances. We need the promises of God to be our solid foundation that we can stand on.

We are invited to pray, and God gives us the very words to pray through His Word. As the people of God, we are the number one activators of the presence of God. It’s through our prayers that we see the presence and power of God unleashed in our lives.

IN RESPONSE //

  • Ask God for a Scripture to daily declare over yourself. Write the verse on your mirror, a sticky note in your car or any other place that you’ll see every day. Continually declare the identity and promise God has for you.
  • Corporate prayer ministry // If you are interested in getting plugged into all we have going on with our corporate prayer ministry, visit their website.

Church-Wide Prayer & Fast Prayer Guide

As I was preparing to pray for our Movement’s three-day prayer and fast, I felt God remind me of the phrase, “Return to Radical,” Antioch Waco’s most recent sermon series. Fervent intercession is always a great time to re-up with the Kingdom and return to the radical principles of our faith. To respond to this I am encouraging you to pray into three prayer points on the theme, “Return to Radical.”

“After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly” – Acts4:31

There are three radical elements of church life we see in Acts 4:31:

  • 1. Radical Intercession (Read their prayer in Acts 4.)
  • 2. Radical Community (They gathered together under persecution, prayed together and gave to one another in Acts 4:32.)
  • 3. Radical Evangelism (They spoke the word of God boldly.)

Let’s pray for our Movement to return to radical.

Day One // Return to Radical INTERCESSION

Here are some ways you can pray for our Movement to walk in and return to Radical Intercession:

  • Personal Devotion to Jesus
  • That God would raise up intercessors in each of our local churches
  • That God would raise up intercessors for the unreached
  • That God would fuel our intercession with powerful dreams and visions to show us what to pray

In the modern church, people pray until the prayer meeting is over. In the early church, the believers prayed until a breakthrough happened. Let’s be a people of radical intercession.

Key Scriptures: Acts 2:17, Acts 2:42

Day Two // Return to Radical COMMUNITY

Our faith is called to be lived out in community. But we all know, community life is hard. Jesus even said, “It is impossible that offenses will not come” (Luke 17:1). We get offended with one another. We have forgiveness issues. Across our nation, well-meaning believers struggle with even the commitment to attend church weekly. True friendship is on the decline. We need a return to biblicial relationships. Today, pray for:

  • Relational healing from offenses and hurts
  • Transparency and confession where it needs to happen in our churches
  • Racial unity amongst our churches and in our nation
  • Denominational unity in the body of Christ
  • Commitment to gathering together in unity

Key Scriptures: Acts 2:42, Psalm 133, Hebrews 10:25, Galatians 6:1-2

Day Three // Return to Radical EVANGELISM

One year while directing a training school I sent the students out to preach the Gospel on a college campus. I didn’t give them much of a prompt because I was curious to see how they responded to the task. I was amazed when more than half of the students came back and reported that they had stood up and preached to crowds! After meeting Jesus, and discovering an awareness of eternity, our default is Radical Evangelism. Unfortunately the cares of this world and our own insecurities often limit our ability to be used by God in such a manner. It strikes me as very powerful that the early Church preached the word boldly after prayer. That must have meant that they believed prayer prepared the way for radical evangelism. Pray for:

  • God to raise up evangelists in our churches who are a bold witness for Jesus
  • That God would removed blinders off the eyes of unbelievers around us
  • God has raised up an appointed time (kairos) where people in our nation are hungry for Jesus. Pray that our churches boldly make the most of this opportunity (Colossians 4:5)
  • That the church would respond to social crises and natural disasters with boldness so many people can meet Jesus
  • Pray specifically for our 16-25 year olds that God would propel them into a lifestyle of radical evangelism. Pray that they would be “burning and shining lamps” (John 5:35).
  • For signs and wonders to accompany the preaching of the Gospel
  • Radical Church planting amongst the totally unreached

Key Scriptures: John 5:35, Colossians 4:5, Acts 2:43, Isaiah 35:5, Luke 4:18

By Kendall Laughlin – All People’s Church Executive Pastor

Prayer Times:

Throughout the fast, we will have daily corporate prayer times at 6:30 a.m., noon and 6:30 p.m. in the Kids Auditorium.

On Wednesday, October 11th, we will have a Prayer Rally at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium to wrap up the fast together. Kids Ministry will be available at the Prayer Rally for birth – 6th grade.

How to Pray When You’ve Run out of Words

Ephesians 6:18: …and pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying…

For the last 5,850 days I’ve awakened with a prayer for a loved one burning in my heart. I’ve had thousands of prayers answered in my life, some were even miraculous, but the answer to this prayer is still in the making. I believe what I am asking for is on the heart of the Father, and so it will be done.

BUT WHERE DO I FUND THE WORDS FOR THE 5,851ST PRAYER?

I don’t want to be like the pagans that Jesus mentions in Matthew, that think they will be heard because of their “many words.” But, on the other hand, Jesus praises the persistent widow because she kept coming with her plea and didn’t give up until it was granted to her. I do want to be like her.

SO I GUESS IT MUST NOT REALLY BE ABOUT THE WORDS, MANY OR FEW, BUT THE HEART BEHIND IT.

I know Jesus says that if I’m worried and unbelieving that my prayers are worthless. It is through faith that my prayers are answered, but how do I pray believing again, and again and again….

There are days when, “Help Lord,” is about as far as I get… It isn’t lengthy, but it’s sincere.

There are days when I say, “I want to believe Lord, please help my unbelief.”

There are times when we just sit in silence together.

There are times when there just aren’t words in the English language and the Spirit must take over and pray the Father’s heart and will.

There are days when I turn on worship music and sing the prayer another has written for me.

There are times when I’ve been at the end of myself and have asked others to bombard heaven with me, and I say, “Yes and amen,” to their prayers.

There are days when I don’t know what to pray, and as I’m in the Word, I pray the words of God back to Him.

There are times when I have to speak to my soul and say, “Put your trust in God.” I remind myself who God is. He is loving and kind. Far more so than I am. If I have any compassion, it is only because it first came from Him. One time while praying for some of our precious friends in India, I felt desperate for them. The Lord gently, yet firmly reminded me that I surely was not more compassionate than He. I only pray because He spurs me to do so.

God is powerful and in control. When my husband, Don, had cancer, the saints around us began to pray. One night at a prayer meeting, as I began to pray, the Lord challenged me to reflect on who He is before I began. He showed me that He is not a weak, old man ringing his hands together, wishing He could help, but being powerless to do so.

NO, GOD IS ABLE, TO ACCOMPLISH EVERYTHING HE DESIRES. I WAS AFRAID AND OVERWHELMED, BUT HE CERTAINLY WAS NOT.

It’s in the times when I look at Jesus and praise Him that words begin to come. He is good. He is faithful. I can trust Him. Faith is starting to fill my heart again. I can’t do it, but He can. He’s a loving Father. He listens to me. He cares. He is moved in compassion. Yes, moved. He is moving. I can’t see it, but He is moving. Even now, as I type this, tears fill my eyes. I do believe Him for the 5,851st time! I have prayers today that are found in Him and He will give me prayers for tomorrow until the day when He takes that bowl of prayers and pours them from heaven to earth and says, “It is done!”

IN RESPONSE

Do you feel like your prayer life is lacking or are you unsure of how to keep praying? Use this list as a starting point in your own time with God to find faith for that next prayer.

  • Be honest before God.
  • Let the Spirit infuse and take over your prayers.
  • Turn on a worship song that reflects your heart and sing it as a prayer.
  • Invite people from your community to join you in something you are praying and waiting for.
  • Focus first on the character of God when you pray, and let the supplication follow.
  • Pray the very words of God from the Bible. We know they are true.

By Julie Steadman

Jesus, Teach Us To Pray: Part 5

Today Jimmy wrapped up our series, Jesus, Teach Us to Pray with a message on praying confidently and effectively. God is good and always has our best interest at hand. Because we know His character as a good Father, we can pray confidently and expectantly. Check out some of our takeaways from today’s message:

  • No prayer is in vain, you are a direct result of someone else’s prayer.
  • To be confident and effective in my prayers, I have to believe that God’s plans for me are good and not evil.
  • Everything in the nature and character of God is for your good.
  • God loves to give you His heart, His relationship and His gifts.
  • The Holy Spirit is the present day power of God.
  • I can be confident when I come into prayer because I am praying in, by and with the Spirit of God.
  • You can pour your heart out to God both in the joys and complaints of life.
  • If we don’t celebrate the little victories, we get discouraged in the journey.
  • There is power in prayer when everyone’s resolve is that Heaven is home.
  • If God gives us a warning, He intends to meet us in the pain.
  • We sow in the Spirit so when we’re in the trial, we have power from the Spirit.
  • God intends for us to have victory and not defeat.

IN RESPONSE:

Today we talked about the process of confident and effective prayers. As you contend for breakthrough in your life, we encourage you to go through this process with expectation that God is going to move:

  • 1. Bring your requests to God // We can confidently pour our heart out to God and tell Him our need because He is good.
  • 2. Write down your request and ask God for a Scripture to go with it // Ask God for a Scripture that you can continually pray over the situation.
  • 3. Pray daily // As you continue to pray, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you and help you pray.
  • 4. Write down the victories // Celebrate the victories along the way. As God moves through the situation acknowledge the big or small victories, and let your faith be stirred.
  • 5. Thank God in the end!

Pray Without Ceasing

 “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ES

April 2016 was full of missed planes, car crashes, infectious illnesses, broken bones, no money, no food, disunity, acts of terrorism and more. Don Steadman woke up in a sweat from his nightmare, asking himself the question that had been running through his mind for many weeks. “What are we doing? What are we thinking? Sending nearly 2000, mainly young people, to ENGAGE THE CRISIS for the next three months. Some have never even been out of the U.S. before.”

Then the voice of the Holy Spirit, comforting, encouraging and challenging said, “You need to raise up continuous prayer, every day, every hour for the next three months.”

Don wondered how this would even be possible. How could we gather that many intercessors for that huge amount of prayer in such a short time?

He felt the Holy Spirit speak again, “You have some intercessors, that’s good, but you also have hundreds of ordinary people in your churches across the U.S., and all of them can take a small part in prayer.”

That’s what happened this past summer. Hundreds of people across our movement were a part of a massive effort to pray without ceasing during those three months. It was not hard. Hundreds of people prayed for 30 minutes, once a month. The impact of just a half hour of prayer was amazing!

IF EVERYONE PRAYED THEIR 30 MINUTE SEGMENTS THAT EACH CHURCH PROMISED FOR THOSE 90 DAYS, THAT MADE 129,600 MINUTES OF PRAYER.

Prayer over our teams, provision, protection, unity, encounters with God in fresh ways, open doors, open hearts for the refugees, blessings, joy and so much more.

It was amazing. There were so many people, so many potential emergencies and so many actual terrorist incidents in Europe near our people. In the midst of it all there were incredibly few real problems for our teams. A few people were ill, but we saw the power of praying without ceasing. Every person who prayed was vitally important.


IN RESPONSE:

Praying without ceasing isn’t just an ENGAGE THE CRISIS thing. What are you believing for? Are you needing breakthrough in a seemingly-impossible situation? Pray and ask God for that breakthrough! When we ask, He is faithful to answer.

As we head in to our three-day Prayer and Fast, I encourage you to take 30-minutes a day and ask God for whatever you’re believing for. I believe we will see Him move powerfully!

By Jenny Mayhew – Antioch Prayer Ministry

Why do we Fast and Pray?

It was 1997 and I was living in a hopeless situation with no earthly way out. I was dead in sin and addiction. Broken marriage, broken family and broken life, but someone cared enough to fast and pray. It was my wife. That fall was a battlefield and my wife was at war. On November 23, 1997, the 32nd day of her water fast, I was gloriously set free from the sin that had entangled me for the past 28 years. For the first time in my life I was free and it was because of His grace through her faith in fasting and prayer.

Why do we fast and pray? “To loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free…” (Isaiah 58:6).

Everyone has someone in their lives who needs a breakthrough. It may be your father, mother, brother, sister, roommate, classmate, coworker or your child. It may be your neighbor, a people group that you have been called to or the nation in which you live. Whoever it is, your fasting and prayer may be the only earthly weapon working together with the blood of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, along with God’s will to bring breakthrough.

WHY DO WE FAST AND PRAY? TO TURN THE TIDE OF THE CULTURAL SITUATION THAT NEEDS GOD’S INTERVENTION.

Some people say that fasting is only for personal submission to the Lord and that it does not move the hand of God to act on our behalf. While fasting certainly does create a place for a deeper submission in us to the Lord, I believe fasting and prayer are the key components for turning the tide of anything we face.

During our second year on the mission field, our team felt burdened for a red light district in our area. We began to fast, pray and contend before the throne of God for a breakthrough. Within a year and a half of contending before God we saw 90 percent of all the bars in that area completely shut down and they are still shut down to this day. We also saw many prostitutes in the largest brothel in our area come to the Lord.

WHY DO WE FAST AND PRAY? BECAUSE WE NEED THE FAVOR OF THE LORD.

Esther needed the favor of the Lord, so she called a national time of fasting and prayer. What she was going to do could cost her her life, so she needed God to intervene (Esther 4:16). What are you facing today that you need the favor of the Lord? Is it the need of a new job? A house to sell? A business to take off? An election to win? A truth revealed because someone lied about you? Your spouse to come into agreement with you on something the Lord has spoken? Whatever it is, fasting and prayer puts you in the position for a breakthrough into favor.

WHY DO WE FAST AND PRAY? THAT WE MAY LIVE IN THE PROTECTION AND THE DELIVERANCE OF THE LORD (EZRA 8:21, 23, 31).

In a world of so many attacks, including verbal, mental, emotional and spiritual, even sometimes physical, we need the protection of the Lord. There are times when we experience overwhelming pressures in our lives that we have no answer for. There is seemingly no way out. Often times, these things could be stopped before they started, or revealed and done away with, if fasting and prayer were a valued spiritual commitment that we implemented in our lives.

WHY DO WE FAST AND PRAY? BECAUSE “TEMPTATION MAY COME AS A SURPRISE BUT SIN IS NOT AN ACCIDENT.”

The devil was coming to tempt Jesus, but He was ready for Him. He was prepared with the Word of God, His sword and with 40 days of fasting and prayer (Matthew 4). What temptation are you facing right now? The lust of the flesh? The lust of the eyes? The pride of life? All temptation falls into these three categories. Whatever it is, there is a pathway to victory through fasting and prayer. We cannot stop temptation from coming, but when it does come, we can walk in power to overcome it through a lifestyle of fasting and prayer!

WHY DO WE FAST AND PRAY? TO MOVE THE HAND OF GOD.

For some, the thought that we are able to do anything to move God is so absurd that they can never accept it. Yet history is filled with stories of those who have fasted and prayed until God answered. Did fasting and prayer cause God to respond? I believe it did. Martin Luther, John Wesley and Charles Finney all saw the Lord impact their generations and they were all men of fasting and prayer. It was Smith Wigglesworth who said, “If the Spirit of God is not moving, I will move the Spirit of God.”

WHY DO WE FAST AND PRAY? BECAUSE WE WANT TO BE HUNGRY FOR GOD.

When we find ourselves lulled to sleep by a consumer Christianity, fed up with going through the motions of compartmentalized Christianity and cannot live another day of our lives in complacent Christianity we decide, “I have to have more of God!” Everything becomes secondary to pursuing the presence of the Lord in a deeper way. Nothing can satisfy us but a deeper reality of the Lord in our lives.


IN RESPONSE:

Look around you right now. There has never been a time in history that needs people of fasting and prayer more. Will you join in this season of fasting and prayer and be counted among those who are part of turning the tide of a generation and moving the hand of God to act on behalf of those who’s faces are set toward Him? It is time to fast and pray!

Corporately, we are kicking off a three-day Prayer and Fast this Monday, February 27th – Monday, March 1st. Join us as we seek God and contend for breakthrough in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

This post was written by an Antioch missionary

Jesus, Teach Us To Pray: Part 4

Today Vincent Carpenter continued our series, Jesus, Teach Us to Pray, with a message on deliverance from evil. God equips us with everything we need, and through Him we have authority and power to push back evil. Check out some of our takeaways from today’s message:

    • Deliverance from evil comes from being thankful.
    • The more thankful we are, the less we see the problems and the more we see God.
    • If you want to see deliverance from evil in your life, find something to be thankful for.
    • Through His Word, God tells us what to do.
    • Prayer is a dialogue, not a monologue.
    • We can be delivered from evil when we have a divine revelation from God.
    • We experience deliverance from evil when we pray with one another.
    • The Church has authority.
    • When we give our lives to the body of Christ, the power and authority in our life is given to everyone else in the Church.
    • When we pray together, we have authority and we have power.

IN RESPONSE:

We talked about three ways to have authority over the enemy in our lives. Check out a few practical ways to implement what we talked about into your week:

  • Thankfulness // When we are thankful, God becomes bigger than our problems. Throughout the week, take some time to declare things you are thankful for.
  • Divine Revelation // The Word of God tells us how to overcome whatever problem we’re facing. We encourage you to set aside 30 minutes a day to read and meditate on Scripture. Not sure where to start? The passages we looked at today were 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 and Ephesians 1:15-23.
  • Pray with One Another // Prayer brings authority in our lives. Set aside time this week to pray as a family, with your roommates or your Lifegroup, and contend for things with one another.

A Letter From Jimmy: 21 Days of Asking

In Sunday’s sermon I shared a story from when I was in junior high about my friends and me throwing water balloons at cars driving by. Eventually a car stopped and some teenagers got out and started to chase us. It was midnight and we ran to a nearby house of a family we knew and banged on the door until they let us in. We were desperate and screaming for the dad, who we called Dr. B, to open the door, and he graciously let us in. Of course we told him a little white lie and said that the teenagers were chasing us for no reason. He immediately went outside and told them to leave or he was going to call the police.

I USE THAT STORY AS AN ILLUSTRATION OF DESPERATION.

We knocked and kept knocking, we screamed and yelled until Dr. B opened the door because we knew he had everything we needed. He had a refuge for us, he had authority as an adult and he had a warm, safe home from the dangers on the outside. Even though we didn’t deserve it, he opened the door.

In Luke 11, Jesus is teaching His disciples how to pray and He tells them a similar story about a man who had a need and his friend opened the door to him, not because the friend wanted to but because of the man’s persistence. This is the invitation of the Lord. We are welcome to come and petition and request from Him the needs of our heart and the needs of our life.  So, I have set up an acrostic to challenge all of us to boldly and persistently pray and ask God for our needs over the next 21 days. Here is the acrostic from Luke 11:9-10:

A-ASK AND KEEP ASKING.

We come with our desires and our needs. While we are asking for our desires and our needs, we are also asking, “Jesus, please show me Your will. Show me Your heart and show me Your desire so I can pray according to Your will.” We’re asking Him to show us the right questions, insight or counsel that we might need in order to pray adequately. To not ask is to leave out the opportunity for God to move.

S-SEEK AND KEEP SEEKING.

Whenever God says we are to seek Him throughout Scripture, it is usually related to seeking His face and not just His hand. In our prayers we are to be seeking the person of God and the character of God.  Psalm 16 is a great Scripture on God’s character to meditate on. If we know who He is and we are seeking His face our relationship with Him grows and our faith and trust in Him develops, even if our prayers are not answered immediately.

K- KNOCK AND KEEP KNOCKING.

This means you are getting in line every day. For me it would be something like, “Lord, it is Jimmy again. I’m coming again with this need. I’m not going to stop coming, Lord, until I hear Your voice and know Your heart on the situation.” This knocking is also a place to take our anxiety. “Lord, I am anxious about this or I’m worrying about that, I don’t know how it’s going to turn out.”  Instead of worrying, pray. You are to knock and keep knocking, believing He will lead you.

I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE THE SIMPLE ASK ACROSTIC AS A PATTERN OF PRAYER OVER THE NEXT 21 DAYS AND TO WATCH GOD MOVE.

At the end of the 21 days, we will have a three-day prayer and fast to cap off our prayer series. It will be an incredible journey together to be who God has called us to be: people of power and prayer.

In His strength and love,

Jimmy

Jesus, Teach Us To Pray: Part 3

Today we continued our series, Jesus, Teach Us to Pray, with a message about persistence in prayer. In Luke 11, Jesus invites us to ask, seek Him and knock. God wants us to ask, so we are invited to freely contend for things with Him. Check out some of our takeaways from today’s message:

  • God doesn’t want us to be passive, He wants us to come to Him and to be persistent. He has given us the invitation to give Him no rest.
  • There’s something about persistence that delights the heart of God.
  • We ask and we keep asking.
  • If we are confident in the will of God, we can pray confidently.
  • Through prayer we create an environment for people to respond.
  • I refuse to allow the 20 percent of mystery and pain to deter me from the 80 percent of answered prayers.
  • Seek Him as a person, don’t just seek Him for His hand.
  • Jesus isn’t only inviting us to ask and seek His face, He’s asking us to be desperate.
  • Prayer is about persistence.
  • When you get desperate in prayer, you begin to ask through the Holy Spirit.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to mentor you in how to pray.

IN RESPONSE:

  • Leading up to our church-wide prayer and fast, we encourage you to persistently pray for breakthrough in your life and in the lives of those around you for the next 21 days. Commit to coming before God and daily seeking, knocking and asking.
  • Also, check out this video of Senate Chaplain Barry Black’s message at the National Prayer Breakfast. We watched the last few minutes together today, and we encourage you to watch the whole message. It is powerful!

Jesus, Teach Us To Pray: Part 1

Today Jimmy kicked off our new series, “Jesus, teach us to pray.” Throughout this series, we want to go back to the basics and learn how to pray in the way Jesus did. When we pray, we see our world transformed and lives healed. Today we took a look at Matthew 6:9-13, and began to break down the Lord’s Prayer.

CHECK OUT SOME OF OUR TAKEAWAYS FROM TODAY’S MESSAGE:

  • Because of the sacrifice of Jesus, you can call on the name of Jesus and you’re then brought in to the family of God.
  • The spirit of God has the ability to visit us in places where no human can.
  • The place that could’ve been the greatest place of wounding in my life has become the greatest place of healing and has given me the ability to help others.
  • When you find God as your portion and your cup, your faith increases to believe Him for the impossible.
  • To hallow the name of God is to declare His greatness.
  • It’s Your Kingdom come and Your will be done because it’s not about me, it’s about Him and them
  • The Kingdom of God is wherever God is ruling and reigning
  • The word of God produces the will of God.
  • Many times we’re lacking in our own spiritual fervor because we’re not sowing into someone else’s.
  • Everything God wants to do comes out of partnership with Him.

TODAY, WE ALSO TOOK SOME TIME TO DECLARE WHO GOD IS THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE AND IN OUR OWN LIVES:


IN RESPONSE:

This week we encourage you to pray the simple prayer, “Your Kingdom come and Your will be done.” We want to see the Kingdom of God come in every area of our lives!

  • 1. Pray for the will of God to be done in your family
  • 2. Pray for people at your workplace
  • 3. As you drive around, pray for the broken of our city to meet God
  • 4. Pray for other churches around town, and ask God to move throughout each congregation