When We Pray God Works

Pastor's Sermon Points 02/11/2018

Scripture Text: First Timothy 2:1 & 8 (NLT)

Subject: "When We Pray God Works"

INTRODUCTION: Often times in my life I have heard people say and I quote: "If we ever needed the Lord we sure do need Him now." I believe it would be safe to say that in this twenty-first century; in this second month in the year of our Lord two thousand and eighteen - if we ever needed the Lord we sure do need him now.

We need the Lord holistically - for today's society is not only extremely confused about our sexual orientation but our social skills are pretty much nonexistent.

We need the Lord for healing because we have more hospitals and e-care centers than ever before yet we have more sicknesses and diseases that we have cures for.

We need the Lord for our humanity because petty politicians have placed partisan politics over the prosperity of the people.

And most of all we need the Lord's holiness because far too many people who claim the name Christian have forgotten who they are and whose they are.

Yet in the midst of our great dilemma the good news of the gospel is that all is not lost.

For the Word of God still rings true: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

 Sermon Points

  • When We Pray God Works On Us
    • First Timothy 2:1-2
  • When We Pray God Works On Others
    • First Timothy 2:3-4
    • Luke 8:4-15
    • James 5:16b
    • Luke 18:1
  • When We Pray God Works
    • First Timothy 2:8
    • First Thessalonians 5:17

Summary Thought: "Only God can move mountains, but faith and prayer move God." Quote by E. M. Bounds