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Ken Green - May 13, 2018

A New Beginning: Persistent in Prayer

“For those explorers in the frontiers of faith, prayer was no little habit tacked on to the periphery of their lives; it was their lives.” – Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline So often we fall into the trap of thinking about prayer as a “value added,” something important, something we do. But prayer is a lot more like oxygen—essential to life for the child of God and for the people of God if they are to fulfill His purposes. In what ways can we grow as a congregation in a life of persistent, mission-focused prayer? How shall we pray, for whom, to what end? And how can we anticipate seeing God at work as prayer is not just tacked onto the periphery, but becomes a vital and critical connection to Jesus’ work among us?

Scripture References: Acts 4:23-31, Luke 11:5-13

From Series: "New Beginnings"

Why “New Beginnings”? The Resurrection of Christ is the New Beginning, and as people of the Resurrection, He desires that we start new every day. Resurrection… Transformation… Reformation… Repentance and Absolution… are all new beginning words, and all are applicable to the Lord’s people today. To resist new beginnings in His grace is to resist the future He has in store for us as His people. And so we pray, and seek, and long for His new beginning among us in this day, at this time, in this place.

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