Jesus Inviting

Preparation for Lifestyle Worship Celebration Focus

Sunday Celebration: 11-17-19

Sermon Title: “Pray for Us”

THE BIG IDEA: “Praying with our persecuted brothers & sisters is spiritual privilege.”

Series Title: IDOP

Sermon Passage:  2 Thes. 3:1-3 (Col. 4:3 &  1 Thes. 5:25)

Text to Ponder: Col 4:2–3 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. (NIV84)

Focus: Call to Worship Focus: from the following: Heb 10:19–22; 1 John 5:14; Ps 66:19 (NIV); Heb 4:16 [NKJV]; Ps 146:1–2 (NIV84)

Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, His body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water,

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him.

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Praise the LORD, O my soul.  I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. … [for] God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.

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