Does Prayer Work: A Prayer for DeliveranceJune 6, 2021 / IMPACT Church
Does Prayer Work: A Prayer for Deliverance
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Pastor Mike Bailey
Our struggles are real. Our pain does hurt. Our needs require real solutions. And like many people, we take our struggles to God in prayer. But is God listening? Does He hear our pleas and care about our needs? Are there conditions to whether or not He will hear our prayers and answer them? How do we know prayer works or that God listens? God has gifted us with a direct line of communication with Him through the Holy Spirit, but how do we know we are really connected to God and how do we know His response? This message series will answer real questions you have about prayer.
May 16 – Does Prayer Work: A Prayer of Service
May 23 – Does Prayer Work: A Prayer of Hopelessness
May 30 – Does Prayer Work: A Prayer of Wisdom
June 6 – Does Prayer Work: A Prayer of Deliverance
June 13 – Does Prayer Work: A Prayer of Thanksgiving
June 20 – Does Prayer Work: A Prayer of Sorrow
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1. We say it’s me against the . (1-2)
Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. 2 Corinthians 4:4
a. We count the .
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials. James 1:2 (NKJV)
b. We discount God’s .
Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.” Matthew 19:26
2. God says we’re in this . (3-4)
So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
a. His strength gives us .
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
b. His steadies our response.
Above this surface was something that looked like a throne… Ezekiel 1:26a
3. A new is formed with God by our side. (5-6)
Since this new way gives us such confidence, we can be very bold. 2 Corinthians 3:12
a. A hope that even in the storm.
Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. Romans 12:12
And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you. Psalm 39:7
b. A hope that any odds.
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:6-9
4. God is waiting for us to on Him. (7)
Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come. Jeremiah 33:3
a. He can us.
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10
b. He can us.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our wrongdoings, according to the riches of His grace. Ephesians 1:7 (NASB)
5. God can give us the we are seeking. (8)
“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 1 Corinthians 15:55
a. Victory is found in the person .
But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57
b. By accepting Jesus we will find new .
Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.” John 11:25
If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
Closing: Who or what are we leaning on for the answers in our trial?