framework #29: the doctrine of providence – how can i pray to make a difference?

Free files for youth pastors and small group leaders:

3 – Doctrine of Providence – Prayer (mp3)

3 – Doctrine of Providence – Prayer (ppt)

3 – Doctrine of Providence -Prayer (handout)

3 – Doctrine of Providence – Prayer (sermon)

3 – Doctrine of Providence – Prayer (outline)

3 – Doctrine of Providence – prayer (service)

Doctrine of Providence Series Q&A (small groups)

sermon intro video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjxw92zNYRQ

Our last installment in the doctrine of providence series was on prayer.  With understanding God as providentially in control, and His will for our lives…the question remains: what good does prayer do to change the mind of a sovereign God?  So this message was all about how to pray effectively to make a difference.

Storyline #66: 2 Chronicles 1-36 “i Walk the Line: because You’re mine”

Resources for youth pastors and small group leaders:

3 – 2 Chronicles 1-36 – Prayer (mp3)

3 – 2 Chronicles 1-36 – Prayer (ppt)

3 – 2 Chronicles 1-36 – Prayer (filloutsheet)

3 – 2 Chronicles 1-36 – Prayer (sermon)

3 – 2 Chronicles 1-36 – Prayer (service)

Sermon Intro Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zOPmkb7g3U

I did the worst thing I’ve ever done as a student pastor!  If you promise to never do it, I’ll tell you about it.  I took three of my students out to eat, and the student I asked to pray for our food was the student who always prays the longest.  So when he started praying, I tapped the other two guys and we left him there, praying at the table all by himself in his SIX MINUTE PRAYER FOR SUPPER!  It was classically hysterical when he opened his eyes slowly and confusingly looked around, trying to figure out what may have happened to us.  I felt terrible.  I vowed to those guys that I’d NEVER do that again!

            As we’re finishing our “i Walk the Line” series, I have to remind you what it means.  While our student ministry is growing larger, growing in knowledge, growing in our witness, growing in passion for worship, and growing in giving our lives to live for Christ…the question must be asked, “Are we growing in our walks WITH Christ?”  Are we valuing our time to spend with Him in His Word and prayer MORE?   Continue reading