SERIES: White Collar Sins
MESSAGE: When You Haven't Got a Prayer
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: 1 Samuel 12:19-25

MESSAGE SUMMARY
The great mission worker Hudson Taylor was often refreshed by times of prayer. His son noted, "For forty years the sun never rose on China that God didn't find him on his knees." Someone called prayer the gymnasium of the soul. When was the last time you had a good "workout"? Today we delve into the mysterious cooperation of the divine and the human and consider the last topic in our White Collar Sins series--prayerlessness.

STUDY GUIDE
Recap Notes: March 25, 2018
Teacher: Skip Heitzig
Teaching: "When You Haven't Got a Prayer"
Text: 1 Samuel 12:19-25

Path

The great mission worker Hudson Taylor was often refreshed by times of prayer. His son noted, "For forty years the sun never rose on China that God didn't find him on his knees." Someone called prayer the gymnasium of the soul. When was the last time you had a good "workout"? Today we delve into the mysterious cooperation of the divine and the human and consider the last topic in our White Collar Sins series—prayerlessness. Pastor Skip gave us four facts about prayer to encourage and guide us into prayer:


Points

Prayer Is Needed
Intercession Is Powerful
Obedience Is Essential
Prayerlessness Is Sinful
Practice

Connect Up: Billy Graham talked about wishing he had spent more time in study and prayer, just telling God that he loved Him. Take time now to do that and commit to taking time each day just to let God know how much you appreciate Him.

Connect In: The needs around us, even in the church, can feel overwhelming. We want to pray but the thought itself is exhausting. What are some ways you can discipline yourself to intercede for your brothers and sisters in Christ? Ask God to give you a heart for prayer. Consider making a list and dividing it into prayers for each day, setting a regular time and sticking to it, like you're keeping a meeting or appointment. What other tips have worked for you?

Connect Out: Billy Graham also said that the three most important things when undertaking any ministry are prayer, prayer, and prayer. He believed that prayer works. Prayer is your connection to God as your power source. What does it mean to make sure you've got a tight connection with God before you head out into the world?

OUTLINE


  1. Prayer Is Needful (v. 19a)

  2. Intercession Is Powerful (v. 19a-b)

  3. Obedience Is Essential (vv. 20-22)

  4. Prayerlessness Is Sinful (v. 23)


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