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SERMON: October 6th, 2019 “Passionate, Persistent, Purposeful Prayer”

Pastor Dave Sarsons
October 6, 2019

SERMON: October 6th, 2019 “Passionate, Persistent, Purposeful Prayer”

“if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chonicles 7:14

“Our enemies are not flesh and blood, the Bible says in Ephesians 6:12, but principalities and powers.  And they cannot be defeated by ordinary measures.  Far too often we take things into our own hands and try to assist God, to sort of help Him out a little.  And far too often we do not pull out the most powerful weapon in our arsenal, which is prayer, and use it in these times of battle.  As Christians, we are too quick to protest and not quick enough to pray.   We are too quick to picket and not quick enough to preach and focus on what God has primarily called us to do.  We need to realize that we are fighting a spiritual battle.  Therefore, we need to use spiritual weaponry – PRAYER”.  Greg Laurie

God has given us “humble power” in Christ.  Jesus Christ came as a servant and we are to do nothing less than fulfill our calling of a servant and pray!  We are to “submit [ourselves] to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).  We are to “rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)   When we belong to Christ, the enemy never has the final word over our lives.  We are secure in God’s hands.

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