Does Prayer Work?

August 24, 2014
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Topic Notes

  • GOOD DAY!
  • Does God answer prayer?
  • Double blind scientific study on prayer?
  • Sometimes God just doesn’t answer prayer
  • Matthew 12:38-39 (God doesn’t give signs)
  • God WANTS to answer our prayers!!
    • James 5:17-18
    • Matthew 21:21-22
    • James 5:15
    • Philippians 4:6-7
    • Mark 11:23-25
    • John 14:13-14
    • James 5:16
  • Prayer testimonies from Jeff’s Prayer Journal
  • Cliffhanger!
  • Bible Contradiction
    • Can God do anything?
    • Matthew 19:26 (yes) vs Hebrews 6:18 (no)
  • Seven reasons that God won’t answer prayer (2 Cor 12:7-9)
    • 1. God has a different plan
      • 1b. God’s plan probably honors him more and accomplishes something greater.
      • God’s default position is never “NO”
      • We have to trust God’s character
    • 2. We don’t believe that God will answer. (James 1:5-8)
      • Belief changes our prayer life
      • What if we prayed as though we actually believed in answered prayer
      • Zuckerberg’s Millions
    • 3. I am not treating my wife with respect. (1 Peter 3:7) (the reverse is true)
    • 4. I didn’t actually ask or plead with God. (James 4:2-3)
      • God wants us to ASK
    • 5. I asked with impure motives – to spend what I get on my selfish pleasures. (James 4:2-3)
  • Listener Question
    • Why did God allow drugs (like marijuana) to be made if he doesn’t want us to use them?
  • OVERTIME
    • 6. I have not forgiven someone who wronged me. (Mark 11:22-25)
    • 7. I am not helping the oppressed, poor, or needy. (Isaiah 58:2-9)
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