Monday, July 18, 2011

Questions about Prayer

Text: Colossians 4:2-4, Luke 18:1-8, Hebrews 13:20-21
Sermon: Rev. Matt Kennedy

1.  (Lead-In) What are your expectations regarding prayer toward God?

2.  (Lead-In) What is the evidence of answered prayer?  Is it always what we expect?

3.  (Lead-In) How do feelings and emotions aide us during our prayer times?  How can they also mislead us?

4. (Luke 18:1-8) God values and encourages consistency in our prayer requests.  What are some prayers you have consistency prayed about?  Have any of them come to partial or complete fruition?

5. (Col 4:2) What are some of the challenges people have during prayer?  What prevents us from praying consistently and regularly?

6. (Heb 13:20-21) What does God equip us with in order to continue doing His good work (even when we sometimes don’t want to)?

7.  (Col 4:2) Paul calls us to be watchful for threats to our faith.  What are some of those threats?

8.  (Col 4:2) How can individual sin turn into church-wide (or corporate) sin?  How do we stop our sin from “infecting” others?

9.  (Col 4:2) An attitude of thanksgiving in prayer yields many spiritual benefits.  Name and discuss a few of them.

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