Lesson 3: The Example of the Early Church

Lesson 3: The Example of the Early Church

The early church as described in the Book of Acts is a picture of God’s blueprint for the Church. It is a powerful church with a solid foundation built upon an intimate relationship with Christ. This relationship was born through time in His Word and prayer. Despite...
Lesson 2: The Example of Jesus [Luke 11:1]

Lesson 2: The Example of Jesus [Luke 11:1]

“Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, at one of His disciples said to Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.’” An anonymous disciple approached Jesus seeking to learn how to pray as Jesus prayed. It is...
Lesson 1: Invitation to Pray

Lesson 1: Invitation to Pray

As we consider the subject of participation, we want to address the issue of why we should pray. Jesus begins the model prayer by instructing us, “In this manner, therefore, pray…” He presumes that we will pray because we have been invited by God to pray. Three...
Prayer Matters – Introduction

Prayer Matters – Introduction

As the disciples watched Jesus pray, they saw intimate communication with God. Who wouldn’t want to speak with God as Jesus did? So the disciples urgently asked Jesus to teach them to pray. There is no record of them asking Jesus to teach them to preach, teach, or...
Leadership Matters: The Leader’s Devotions – Prayer

Leadership Matters: The Leader’s Devotions – Prayer

Oswald Chambers observed, “Prayer is the vital breath of Christians. Not the thing that makes us alive, but the evidence we are alive.” “Prayer is the vital breath of Christians. Not the thing that makes us alive, but the evidence we are alive.” As spiritual leaders...