Wednesday: The Foundation of Biblical Prayer – Claim God’s Promises
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Pray and Claim God's Promises

All faith is useless if we do not claim the things for which we have prayed. Read 1 John 5:14-15. What is the reason that we can be confident that God hears us and that we receive what we have requested from Him? The third aspect of Bible prayer is reception. After asking God and … [Click to read more …]

“In the Spirit”
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The Holy Spirit at Creation

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.  John 4:24 I am sure that you have friends that no matter how long you are apart from them, once you get together, your friendship resumes right where it left off, as though you had never been apart. … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Foundation of Biblical Prayer – Believe
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Prayer - Believe

Read Mark 11:24. Besides asking, what other aspect does Jesus mention in connection with prayer? Asking alone is not enough. There is a second important aspect that needs to be present in our prayers: faith. The book of Hebrews tells us that “without faith it is impossible to please” God (Heb. 11:6, NASB). When we … [Click to read more …]

10 The Holy Spirit, the Word, and Prayer – Discussion Starters
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Memory Text (Romans 8:26,27). “The Spirit also helps us in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Foundation of Biblical Prayer – Ask God
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Biblical Prayer

Read Matthew 7:7. Before we can receive anything from God, we have to ask for it. Why is our asking so important, if God knows everything anyhow? Asking reveals our desire and expresses our trust in God. Through prayer we approach Him, from whom we seek support and help. When we ask God, we also … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Prayer that is Pleasing to God
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Ask God

Even though clothed in a pious cloak, many prayers are guided by questionable motives. We might pray that someone’s life be spared because we do not like living alone. We might pray for success in God’s work because we are playing an important role in it. We might pray for the conversion of a person … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Holy Spirit, the Word and Prayer
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The Holy Spirit and the Word and Prayer

Read for This Week’s Study: John 15:7; Matt. 7:7; Ps. 66:18; James 1:6-8; 1 John 5:14-15; Acts 2:38. Memory Text: “The Spirit also helps us in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – The Holy Spirit and the Church
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Spectacles on Bible

“This is the work in which we also are to be engaged. Instead of living in expectation of some special season of excitement, we are wisely to improve present opportunities, doing that which must be done in order that souls may be saved. Instead of exhausting the powers of our mind in speculations in regard … [Click to read more …]

The Holy Spirit and the Church – Teaching Plan
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The Holy Spirit and the Church

Key Thought: Unity is the outcome of converted hearts and humility, founded in God’s Word and committed to His service. Lesson 9, March 4, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read Ephesians 2:18-22. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. How does the Holy … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Holy Spirit Unites the Church in Mission and Service
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Holy Spirit and Service

Read Acts 2:4-11, Acts 2:16-21. What was the result of the Holy Spirit’s being poured out on the New Testament believers? The Holy Spirit was responsible for the most powerful missionary outreach that history had witnessed to that point. God can do more through a small group that is united in their devotion to Him … [Click to read more …]