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Praying The Word Filled Life

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WFL-22 030713AM Matthew 18:19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. Matthew 21:22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” Luke 11:9 “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given […]

The Discipline of Mediation

/ Psalm 119 - A Word Filled Life

WFL-18 030601AM I mean, think about it – they lived with minimal revelation, difficult communication, continual temptation, and conditional Spirit fullness. The Scriptures: they were kept in that old, black goat hair covered Tabernacle Tent far from most people. The Fellowship: there were no churches to choose from to get a good message from God’s […]

The Discipline of Simplicity

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WFL-17 030525AM All of these may be indicators of the lack of Biblical Simplicity. Simplicity means something that is simple, easy to grasp and do, non-complex.   Biblical Simplicity is reordering our priorities back to what God has asked us to do.   Listen to what one gifted writer has written –   “When[1] we stop […]

The Discipline of Solitude

/ Psalm 119 - A Word Filled Life

WFL-16 030518AM Now, if I could offer you a secret that could make you powerfully godly in a busy, distracting, and evil world – would you be interested? How about if I offered to show you a proven technique that has always worked – in any time, in any place, and under any pressure? Sounds […]

Roadblocks To Answered Prayers

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WFL-14 030427AM And this morning, one person has more to say about Christ’s praying than any other.  One person, more than any other in God’s Word, was an eyewitness to Christ’s praying – his name is Peter. Peter was the leader of the disciples, the chief of the Apostles, and the man out front at […]

What Stops My Prayers?

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WFL-13 030406AM To answer that and to learn what may be the greatest lesson of our spiritual lives, let me talk about prayers that are answered.   How much money would $111,600,000 be to you? I would assume it is a huge sum to any of us?   Perhaps the most remarkable testimony of modern […]

With Jesus in the School of Prayer

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WFL-11 030316AM And if you read Hebrews carefully — Jesus is still praying. That is an awfully great emphasis on prayer if we stop to notice it!   Jesus prayed no matter what was ahead or behind Him. He lived in a whirlwind of activity. He was constantly eating, walking, talking, and sleeping with twelve […]


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Short Clip BYT-38 090111AM THE BOOK YOU CAN TRUST FOR LIFE (Matthew 4:4) As we come to the fourth reason this is the Book You Can Trust, we remember that we trust this Book because Jesus did. In fact, Jesus believed, trusted, and commended God’s Word so highly that he says God’s Word is what […]

My Devotions Today – God Offers Incredible Power In Romans 15 That Can Transform How You Pray

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Transform How You Pray FTGC-00g 200903AM For the past 4 years, Bonnie & I have lived eleven months out of each year on the road teaching, mentoring, and counseling NextGeneration students & FrontLine missionaries. We are back on the road again only going from one virtual studio classroom to another. Here’s just what is on […]

Concert of Prayer: Learning How to Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace & Mercy

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Prayer is: 

1). The way that God has decided He will work IN us; and
2). The way that God has decided He will work THROUGH us.

Prayer: The Way God Works

Let me repeat that: 

•    First, Prayer is the way God transforms us into what He wants us to be like. We read, study, memorize and then ask Him in prayer and He transforms us.

Learning How to Pray: The Tabernacle Portrays the Pathway of Prayer that God Left for Us to Follow

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The tabernacle, which God instructed Moses to construct, is a powerful lesson to guide us in our pursuit of deepening our fellowship with the Lord.


This is a journey into the presence of God. We enter God’s presence by way of His Tabernacle, God’s tent of Meeting. As we examine this incredible structure, we will see how every point of the God’s Tabernacle points to Jesus.

Seven Keys to the Heart of God

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Prayer is a journey into the presence of God. We enter God’s presence by way of His Tabernacle, God’s tent of Meeting. Every point of the God’s Tabernacle points to Christ.

The first and primary lesson we learned about the Tabernacle was where God placed it. In the center of the Camp, with smoke slowly rising from the altar and with the Twelve Tribes in an ordered arrangement around it around. Looking intently we would note a long, black, unattractive tent of porpoise skins.

An Evening to Thank God in Prayer

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We Praise His Name & We Praise Him For His Attributes

Unison: Lord, to You and You alone be glory, honor and praise.  You Who created the heavens and the earth; we sing the glory of your name; we make Your praise glorious.

Reader-1: Psalm 48:1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised. Unison: Amen

Reader-2: Psalm 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!  Unison: Amen

Discovering How to Hold God’s Hand Through Prayer

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First, We Magnify His Name

Migrate into a group small enough to make a circle and be able to hear each other praying, reading, and sharing. Then, using this sheet go around and pick any of these names of God and say them aloud as a personal declaration, like this: “God You are Elohim, My Creator”.

Learning How To Pray Through Life For Those You Love

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As we open to I Thessalonians 5, there is one tool God left us above all others that is ours alone to use. We are not forced, we are not obligated, we are just offered the single greatest source of unleashing spiritual power through our lives.

And what is that tool we can take or leave each day? It is the tool that keeps us connected to God, His Word, His plan, His power, and His Presence—the choice we make to talk to Him in prayer!

Praying from the Pits

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COR-18 050904PM The last two steps in the pathway out of the pits of life are prayer and praise. Psalm 40 shows us that praying and praising gets us through the pits. In fact if we back up through all we have seen so far—it all makes so much sense. When we pray we can […]

The Unlimited Power Of Unhundered Prayer In A Godly Marriage

  090614AM DWM-5 Prayer.doc The Unlimited Power of Unhindered Prayer in A Godly Marriage I Peter 3:1-12 DWM-41 BC&D-41 Lesson 17-1  131204WE  As we open to I Peter 3 this morning, may I challenge each of you to one of Christ’s greatest promises to us as believers? Jesus said, “If you pray in faith you […]

Roadblocks to Prayer

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ZNA-285 920517AM Mark 11.19-26 Prayer ROADBLOCKS TO PRAYER Mark 11:19-26 Prayer – the monitor of your spiritual life – the heartbeat of your spiritual growth – the circulatory system that feeds the life of Christ in you today How is your prayer life? Or better yet, how is the bloodstream or river of life to […]

Thy Kingdom Come #4

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ZNA-244 930207AM THY KINGDOM COME MATTHEW 6 Before we look at The Lord’s Prayer this week… We have relieved a transmission on earth from deepest space: • Beyond our solar system, • Past the feathery edges of the Milky Way • Far away across nebulae, pulsating suns in the throes of nuclear collapse • Long […]

Thy Will be Done #5

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ZNA-242 930214am “THY WILL BE DONE” Matthew 6:9-13 * Embracing the Lord of the Lord’s Prayer can make a big difference in your life! What does that mean? In short, the Lord’s Prayer strikes a knockout punch to our six greatest problems! Which ones? Listen: Mt. 6:9-13 – To go to God as Father ends […]

Is God’s Will Yours? #6

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ZNA-240 930221am MATTHEW 6:9-13 LORD’S PRAYER SERIES THY WILL, p. 2 Last week we focused on the third petition of the Lord’s Prayer “Thy will be done”. *Luther called it the “fearful prayer”. Why? Because we are calling on God to take over our lives… To let His will prevail… To serve and worship Him […]

Thy Will Be Done #7

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ZNA-239 930228AM LP-Thy Will Peter-3 Mt.6.9-13 LORD’S PRAYER – PETER #3, P. 3 THY WILL… MATTHEW 6:9-13 This past 2/26/93 Friday at 12:18 p.m. a massive explosion rocked the largest office complex in the world. About 150,000 visitors and business people were affected… We all have heard, seen and read about it! What struck me […]

Give Us Daily Bread #8

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ZNA-238 930307AM OUR DAILY BREAD MATTHEW 6:11 GIVE US DAILY BREAD (Only in Matt./Luke until 1930’s) Of all the petitions in the Lord’s Prayer, this one seems most out of touch with overfed and indulgent America 1993. The idea goes with the words – SOMALIA or ETHIOPIA or INDIA…but to think in “DAILY BREAD TERMS” […]

For Thine is

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ZNA-234 930411AM LORD’S PRAYER- “FOR  THINE  IS…..”   MATTHEW  6 In the Middle Ages the Alchemists sought to turn Base materials into treasured gold. In our lives this morning, a perhaps undiscovered treasure lies at our fingertips. A doxology of such magnitude, it can stir our souls to the depths. When Jesus left us with […]

Ephesus – Living in a Godless Prayer

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030209PM WTB-43 STONES-9 EPHESUS-3 THE STONES OF GOD’S WITNESS: EPHESUS – LIVING IN A GODLESS CULTURE Why study Ephesus? God’s Word Reveals God’s Truth Anticipating our needs Like Tomorrow’s News Reports. They lived in the shadow of the Largest Building in the Ancient World. WELCOME TO THE CHURCH AT EPHESUS: If you were arriving in […]

Daniel – The Habit of Prayer

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WFP-06 990307AM Over the past ten years this book  has seen phenomenal sales. The title is what attracted me. This morning as a disciple of Jesus Christ, we should each be learning the SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE CHRISTIANS.   The life of a 7th Century BC. teenager named Daniel offers us the clearest example of […]

Praying When Busy Like Daniel

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WFP-05 990228AM Daniel we know as a great man of God. He was in the Word of God. He was also a man of unusual power in  prayer. But have you ever considered what it must have been like for Daniel to maintain such a godly life while he was also Prime Minister to the […]

Slipping Away to Spend Time Alone with God

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WFL-15 030504AM Please turn to Mark 1.21. Life was full on that Saturday in Capernaum. Mark 1:21-34 was just ONE DAY! Jesus had gone from morning to night giving of Himself to all who came to Him. And how they had come, on donkeys, in carts, carried by family, surrounded by crowds, multitudes had flocked […]

What Stops My Prayers

LNB-32   WFL-13   WFP-12 030406AM DOAGL-13 SUPPLICATION-5 The Disciplines of a Godly Life: SUPPLICATION-5 What Stops My Prayers This morning we are learning from Jesus in the School of Prayer. Our classroom is daily life, our textbook is God’s Word. This morning’s lesson is: “What stops my prayers?” To answer that and to learn what may […]

The Habit of Praying Like Daniel

LNB-12 990301AM Daniel PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT PART SIX THE HABIT OF PRAYING LIKE DANIEL In 1989 a Mormon named Steven R. Covey wrote a #1 National Best-selling book called, THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE. Those seven habits were: Be proactive; Begin with the end in mind; Put first things first; Think win-win; […]

Praying Like Busy Daniel

LNB-11 990301AM Daniel PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT PART FIVE PRAYING LIKE BUSY DANIEL In God’s opinion of History, the Kingdom of Babylon was the richest and most glorious of all. Babylon was the head of gold in the image God revealed to NEBUCHADNEZZAR. As Nebuchadnezar’s realm spread across the then known world, it left in […]

Supplication – How to Unleash the Power of Prayer

DYG-15   LNB-31   WFL-12   WFP-11 030330AM Supplication: How to Unleash the Power of Prayer DYG: Message Fifteen This morning we are learning about prayer. We have already seen that no one ever prayed as much as Jesus. No one ever said as much about prayer as Jesus. And, no one can impact our lives more to […]

Supplication – With Jesus in the School of Prayer

DYG-14  LNB-28   WFL-09  WFP-08 030302AM Supplication: With Jesus in the School of Prayer  DYG: Message Fourteen One of the first lessons we give to our infant children is how to talk. We look at them as they first learn to follow us with their eyes and say “momma…daddy” and so on. We teach them how […]

Discipline Six – Supplication – Prayer is the Power of a Word Filled Life

DYG-13    LNB-20   WFL-22   WFP-14 030713AM Discipline Six—Supplication: Prayer is the Power of a Word Filled Life DYG: Message Thirteen Jesus said some words that if understood lead to the most fruitful, joyful, and powerful spiritual walk there can be – this side of Heaven. Yet His words often scare us. We think He must […]

Have the Greatest Power by Word-Filled Prayer

EBG-17  SPC-65 070421AM Servants of God: Last for Ever Servants of God: Live for Others Servants of God: Look like Christ What was Christ’s Final Action on Earth New Testament Ministry of Blessing Others In the New Testament a “blessing” we offer to a loved one is basically a prayer of encouragement for them. 2127 eulogeo is a verb used 44 times […]

Secrets Of Life Long Consecration To Christ

021208AM Prayer-20 GDGW-39 Laying hold on Eternal Life: BY GIVING THEIR LIFE BACK TO GOD DWM-31   WFF-39   WFP-34   This morning God’s Word has a powerful illustration of how we should pray for our families. Remember we are to be Raising Godly Families – One Prayer at a Time.   Open with me this morning […]

No Greater Power Than Praying Marriages

021013AM Prayer-15 GDGW-33 RAISING GODLY FAMILIES ONE PRAYER AT A TIME DWM-26   WFF-33   WFP-28 Paul distilled the life of a believer down to one word in 1st Thessalonians 1.10 – WAIT. We are waiting for Jesus, waiting for the Kingdom, waiting upon Him who loved us and loosed us from our sins. But what do […]

Women And Wives God Will Bless

020922AM Prayer-14 GDGW-32 Growing Dads God’s Way-32 The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Prayer – 14 PRAYING THAT THEY WAIT TO MEET GOD’S PREPARED PARTNER FOR THEM DWM-25  WFF-32   WFP-27 God has inspired two pictures in Proverbs. One is the Proverbs 31 woman; the other isthe Proverbs 14 woman. In contrast to the elegantly […]

How To Really Love Someone

020818AM Prayer-8 GDGW-26 Growing Dads God’s Way-26 The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Prayer – 8 “PRAYING THAT THEY LOVE THEIR BROTHERS AND SISTERS” DWM-19  WFF-26   WFP-219 Are you wearing your ID Tag this morning? Jesus said in John 13 that each of His children has an ID badge. “By this shall all men […]

How To Avoid Bitterness In Your Life

020804AM Prayer-7 GDGW-25 Growing Dads God’s Way-24 The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Prayer – 7 “PRAYING THAT TRIALS NEVER EMBITTER THEM” DWM-18   WFF-25  WFP-20 Are you ready for some troubles? I am amazed as a pastor for the past twenty-five years how few of us really are.   Will you be taken off […]

How To Pray For Purity

020721AM Prayer-5 GDGW-23 Growing Dads God’s Way-23 The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Prayer – 5 Praying for their Purity DWM-16    WFF-23  WFP-18 Did you know what Jesus prayed for you and me as He walked towards Gethsemane, with His eyes lifted toward His Father in Heaven? He was praying for our sanctification. […]

Lord, Teach Me To Pray!

020714AM Prayer-4 GDGW-21 Growing Dads God’s Way-21 The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Prayer – 4  DWM-15   WFF-21  WFP-07 Jesus never taught His disciples how to preach, only how to pray.   How are you doing this morning in the most wonderful and available ministries available to all of us as believers?   Prayer […]

What Happens When Parents Pray

020707AM Prayer-3 GDGW-20 Growing Dads God’s Way-20 The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Prayer – 3 What happens when parents pray? DWM-14  WFF-20  WFP-17   What Happens When Parents Learn to Pray? I Samuel 12:23   One of my great heroes of the faith is a missionary who lived from 1824-1907. His name was […]

Powerful Parental Prayers

020630AM Prayer-2 GDGW-19 Growing Dads God’s Way-19 The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Prayer -2 DWM-13  WFF-19   WFP-16   A church that doesn’t pray is on a spiritual treadmill, lots of action and no progress[1]. Prayer catapults us to the frontiers of what ever God is doing around the earth. The keys to prayer: […]

How To Parent Through Prayer

The Most Powerful Tools in Godly Parenting: Tool Two – Prayer DWM-12   WFF-18   WFP-15 The Secret to Successful Parenting is Learning to Pray! Titus 2:11-13   Has the God of the Universe clearly marked the pathway we need to stay on for raising our children? The good news is that He has. And in the […]

Give us This Day Our Daily Bread – Learning How To Invite God To Supply Me Through Life

“Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”: Learning How to Invite God to “Supply Me” Through Life Matthew 6:11 As we open to Matthew 6:11 in the Lord’s Prayer, we arrive at the central element of these petitions. This fourth of seven petitions, is our shared confession of our need for God to sustain our lives. Simply put, asking God to give us the bread we need for today is us saying: WE NEED TO BE SUPPLIED BY GOD Everything is so fragile around us.

Daily Cleansing – The Abundant Life Vs. The Tormented Life

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As we open to Matthew 6, we have come to the fifth petition of the Lord’s Prayer in v. 12. This petition is all about the constant need we have for cleansing. This next area we are to maintain in our spiritual lives is all part of:

Christ’s Checklist for Daily Spiritual Health

Simply stated, the Lord’s Prayer is a pattern for us, a check list for our daily spiritual health.

Unleashing the Lord’s Prayer into Changing My Life Today

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Jesus summarized the seven key areas each of us who follow Him should pay close attention to each day. Please open to that summary Jesus Himself gave to us in Matthew 6:9-13. This passage is what we commonly know in the English-speaking world as the Lord’s Prayer.

To help us focus on the text of our study today please stand and quote these words with me as we invite God through His Word to speak powerfully into our hearts, minds, and lives today.

When God Finally Answers Generations of Prayers for Justice

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Unanswered prayers: what happens to them? As we open to Rev. 5, we find the answer to one of the great mysteries of God’s Word: Where do all our prayers go? After we prayed them, God heard them, and then what? 

What Happens to
All Our Prayers

Do prayers become like deleted emails? Does God get them, see them on His screen, read them; and then just hits the trash button, and poof, they are gone? 

No, that is never the image God wants in our minds. 

Praying For A Godly Marriage Partner

God loves things to be according to His specifications. He likes us to follow the code He has established in His Word. When Moses went up the mountain in Exodus 24:18-25:40, God showed him the detailed plans for the Tabernacle, the most written about physical building in the Universe. More chapters are devoted to the detailed descriptions of this building than any other in the Bible. God spent more time on the Tabernacle than He does on the Creation of the Cosmos, the Flood and even the last week of Christ’s life.

The Tabernacle was so important to God that He wanted it built and operated just right. God wanted His Glory and plan to be reflected by everything done in that tent. The same is true in another temple He has built.

The Power of Praying Together

As the summer winds down, and we stand before the freshness of a new start this fall. Have you pondered what would be the best investment of your spiritual capital in the fall of 2009? In other words, where are you going to focus your time in pursuit of Christ Jesus the remaining months of this year? 

To help you with that choice listen to the incredible challenge Paul lays out in Ephesians 6:18

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints

Paul says that we as believers are to have the priority of prayer in our lives. Prayer should be our first choice, the first option, our first pick when we have a chance to pick an activity. 

Praying Through Life For Those You Love

As we open to I Thessalonians 5, there is one tool God left us above all others that is ours alone to use. We are not forced, we are not obligated, we are just offered the single greatest source of unleashing spiritual power through our lives.

And what is that tool we can take or leave each day? It is the tool that keeps us connected to God, His Word, His plan, His power, and His Presence—the choice we make to talk to Him in prayer!

Prayer is how we can open our lives to God’s plan and then be used by Him to penetrate the lives of our marriage partner, our children, and our dearest friends with God’s truth.