Effective Prayer Part 3

Partnership with God

Sunday, May 10, 2020

I.Partnership with God

1. (Luke 11:1) “Lord, teach us to pray…”

a.Jesus and John both taught their disciples, so we too must be taught to pray properly and effectively.

b.Definition: Prayer is relational communication and fellowship with God based on the Word. Prayer invites heaven into earthly matters, it brings eternity into time, and brings the eternal into the physical.

~The 1st and primary purpose of prayer is to establish and maintain a personal intimate relationship with the Lord.

c.God is owner of earth but man is the steward.

2.(1 Cor. 3:5-9) God’s power as owner combined with man’s authority as steward is the partnership that changes things in the earth. (2 Chron. 7:14)

a.(Gen. 1:26-28; Ps. 8:2-8: Ps. 115:16) God (Sovereign) is owner but man (sovereign) is in dominion and authority over the earth.

b.(2 Cor. 4:4 NLT) Man committed high treason against God and forfeits his dominion to the devil.

~(John 8:44) Satan is a murderer and a liar. He has led and influenced mankind with lies about God and life to steal, kill and destroy them.

c.(Eze. 22:29-30; Isa. 59:14-17) Jesus is the man.

~God had to come to earth as a man to have authority.

~God’s power + Man’s authority = Partnership/Impact

~God’s grace + Man’s faith = Partnership/Impact

d.(Matt. 28:18-20) Everything Adam lost in the garden Jesus took back at the cross and assigned it back to believers. “Go therefore…”

~(Acts 8:26-30) Philip goes to an Ethiopian.

~(Acts 9:10-19) Ananias goes to Saul.

~(Acts 10:26-30) An angel tells Philip to go.

3.(2 Cor. 5:20 thru 6:1 NLT) We are Christ personal representatives and partners with God’s power and Jesus’ authority.

a.Do you think the Father would hear and answer Jesus’ prayer?

~(John 16:23-28; 17:6-23 all TPT)


[Pastor Lee Stokes]

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