Sunday, January 13, 2013

2013 Challenge at South Brandon Worship Center

Following are notes from Pastor Len Harper at South Brandon Worship Center

Last Week’s Challenge

“Let the Lord Build Your House”
1) Pray or personal Spiritual Growth for 2013
2) Read all 4 Gospels ea. month for Next 3 months.
3) Pray for the lost and for our Church (South Brandon Worship Center) to Grow!
4) Meet once a Week for 1 month in a “House of Prayer.”
Mark 11:7=> Jesus said:  “My house will be called a House of Prayer for all nations!” See also Is. 56:7

This Week’s Challenge
1) Why Should We Pray?  “Because  You Need It!”
Luke 11:1 => After Jesus finished praying, one of His Disciples came to Him and said, “Lord, teach us to pray!”

John 15:5  => Jesus said “Apart from me you can do nothing”

2) How Should We Pray? “Humbly to Your Father!”
Luke 11:2 => Jesus said, “This is how you should pray: ‘Father!’”

3) What Should We Pray For? “His Kingdom & Will”
Luke 11:2 => “Hallowed be Your Name, Your Kingdom come!”

Acts 4:29-30 => Enable your servants to speak Your Word with great boldness.  Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders!” 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!”

4) What Else Should We Pray For?  “Pure Hearts”
Luke 11:3-4 => “Give us each day the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us!”

Luke 11:4 =>  “And don’t let us yield to temptation.”

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