Sunday Messages

Sun, Sep 05, 2010

A Church of Prayer

Powerful Prayer - Part 6. Jesus taught us that His church should be called a house of prayer. In this message, we look at Jesus' teaching in Mark 11 on how a church can become known as a church of prayer. Prayer is the fuel that empowers the church and our lives as believers.
Duration:31 mins 1 sec

A Church of Prayer

Powerful Prayer – Part 6

Life Church September 5, 2010

Pastor Dan Walker




Matthew 18:20 (NIV) "For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them."




Acts 4:31 (NIV) 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.




Mark 11:17 (NIV) And as he taught them, he said, "Is it not written: "'My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations'?"




1. Prioritize ______________________

Mark 11:12-14 (NIV) The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. Then he said to the tree, "May no one ever eat fruit from you again."




A. ____________ to be a disciple by fruit-bearing

John 15:8 (ESV) By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.




B. Bear fruit by making _______________

John 15:16 (NKJV) I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.




2. Remove ___________ to prayer

Mark 11:15-16 (NIV) On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple area and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts.




A. Throw out ____________________

Mark 11:17 (NIV) And as he taught them, he said, "Is it not written: "'My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations'? But you have made it 'a den of robbers.'"




B. Throw out ___________________

Mark 11:25 (NIV) And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins."




3. Pursue the ___________

Luke 14:23 (NASB95) "And the master said to the slave, 'Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled.




A. __________ with faith

Mark 11:22-23 (NIV) "Have faith in God," Jesus answered. "I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him."




B. __________ with faith

Mark 11:24 (NIV) Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.