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Introduction: Coming to the conclusion of our study in 1 John we see that John gathers together some of the Themes he has dealt with thought this book. One of the most important subjects in the Christian life is prayer. If we want the blessing of God on our life, if we want to enjoy genuine fellowship…
Where do we start? 10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever. What do we tend to fear? The unknown…
Starting with Prayer Persecution happening - James martyred Peter arrested When things look bleak - Church prayed Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The urgent request of a righteous person is very powerful in its effect. Faith that Fears…
In Acts 12:1-25, Luke—the author of Acts—shares an important story about a prideful king, a sleeping preacher, and a praying church. Three incredible lessons emerge as we examine this passage: first, God expects His people to look to Him for help in difficult times. We see the church (once again in Acts) praying, instead of pouting, as trouble comes upon them. Secondly, God sustains His people with peace in the midst of trials. Peter—now for the third time in Acts—is in prison...and he’s sleeping! Only a heart resting in God’s grace and sovereignty can catch some “z’s” behind bars. Finally, God will humble man’s foolish pride and cause His word to go to the nations. King Herod is humbled (and eaten by worms) for his boasting and arrogance. God’s word steams on ahead as we’re now poised for Paul’s missionary journeys from Antioch.