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Praying Through the Bible

Habakkuk’s Prayer of Praise, Prayer for Revival, and Prayer for Mercy, Part 2 (Praying Through the Bible #105)

Published September 10, 2014

Listen to the audio version: Click Here TEXT: Habakkuk 3:1-2: “A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth. O Lord, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.” In part 1 of this message, we were introduced to the prophet Habakkuk. He likely lived during the reign of the good King Josiah and was led to prophesy during the reigns of the evil kings who came after Josiah. Habakkuk’s problem with God was that, although he knew […]

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Habakkuk’s Prayer of Praise, Prayer for Revival, and Prayer for Mercy, Part 1 (Praying Through the Bible #104)

Published September 4, 2014

Listen to the audio version: Click Here TEXT: 2 Timothy 4:7-8 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Today, as we continue our journey through the Bible using the classic Christian allegory, Pilgrim’s Progress, as a tool for illustration, we are returning to a topic that is crucially important for Christians to […]

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The Prayer of Jonah (Part 3) (Praying Through the Bible #103)

Published August 27, 2014

Listen to the audio version: Part A | Part B Listen in 100 Languages TEXT: Jonah 4:1-5 In our last message, we saw in point one that Jonah obeyed God, but His heart was not right about the mission. When Jonah saw that the people of Ninevah had repented, the Bible tells us “it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.” The Hebrew text tells us that Jonah “got hot.” Imagine a minister today who preaches for people to get rid of the sin in their lives, but when people start coming down to the altar to confess and […]

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The Prayer of Jonah (Part 2) (Praying Through the Bible #102)

Published August 20, 2014

Listen to the audio version: Click here Listen in 100 Languages TEXT: Jonah 4:1-5 Today, we return to the familiar story of Jonah. Last time we saw Jonah, he was quite literally at rock bottom. God had told him to go and preach in Ninevah, but instead, he had tried to run from God by escaping on a ship to Tarshish. But God sent a storm after the ship and Jonah got thrown out into the sea where a great fish was waiting for him. In the belly of that great fish, Jonah thought God had forsaken him, but after […]

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The Prayer of Jonah (Part 1) (Praying Through the Bible #101)

Published August 13, 2014

Listen to the audio version: Part 1 | Part 2 Listen in 100 Languages TEXT: Jonah 2 We are all familiar with Jonah’s story. He was the disobedient prophet whom God told to go and preach at Ninevah, but he didn’t want to go, and he thought he could run away from God. Jonah got on a ship headed in the opposite direction. The ship was going to Tarshish which was all the way at the other end of the Mediterranean Sea in modern-day Spain. Well, Jonah found that just as God knew how to get to him on land, […]

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Standing in the Gap (Part 8)

Published August 6, 2014

Click here to listen to the audio version. Switch to Another Language Praying Through the Bible #100 TEXT: Daniel 9:11-17 Jennifer Kennedy Dean, the founder of the Praying Life Foundation, wrote the following in her book titled Live a Praying Life: “To pray with power, the pray-er must agree with God. A pray-er must be in agreement with the intercession of Jesus, who is always in agreement with the will of God. When more than one intercessor, each of whom is in agreement with God, come together to pray God’s will, then anything they ask Him to do, He will […]

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Standing in the Gap (Part 7)

Published July 31, 2014

Click here to listen to the audio version: Part 1, Part 2 Switch to Another Language TEXT: Daniel 9:15-19 15 And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly. 16 O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people […]

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Standing in the Gap (Part 6)

Published July 23, 2014

Click here to listen to the audio version. Switch to Another Language TEXT: Daniel 9:15-19 15 And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly. 16 O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach […]

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Standing in the Gap (Part 5)

Published July 17, 2014

Praying Through the Bible #97 TEXT: Daniel 9:1-8 Today, we are going to look at the matter of repentance as a special people set apart for God. Much of what Daniel addresses in his prayer regarding the children of Israel can be seen in the history of the church. Just as in the Old Testament era, God chose the Jews to be His representatives on Earth, in the New Testament era, God has called out the church to be His representatives on earth. And, just as the children of Israel often failed in that duty, we have failed in our […]

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Standing in the Gap, Part 4 (Praying Through the Bible #96)

Published July 10, 2014

Click here to download audio: Part A | Part B TEXT: Daniel 9:9-23 We are continuing our mini-series on the prayer that Daniel prayed for the nation of Israel as they were on the verge of being delivered from their time of exile. Daniel, who had always been a faithful prayer warrior, now in his old age, intercedes for his people. He didn’t have to. He wasn’t required to. But, I believe God called him to the task and he obeyed. Right now, we are going to take a look at three things we must do as we seek to […]

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Standing in the Gap, Part 3 (Praying Through the Bible #95)

Published July 2, 2014

Click here to download audio. TEXT: Daniel 9:1-8 We are continuing our mini-series on the prayer that Daniel prayed for the nation of Israel as they were on the verge of being delivered from their time of exile. Daniel, who had always been a faithful prayer warrior, now in his old age, intercedes for his people. He didn’t have to. He wasn’t required to. But, I believe God called him to the task and he obeyed. In our first two messages, we saw the following about Daniel’s prayer for his people. 1. Daniel took time to prepare to pray. 2. […]

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Standing in the Gap, Part 2 (Praying Through the Bible #94)

Published June 25, 2014

Click here to download audio. TEXT: Daniel 9:1-8 We are continuing our look at the prayer that Daniel prayed for the nation of Israel as they were on the cusp of being delivered from their time of exile. Daniel chose to be an intercessor for his people. Many of them had probably lost faith in God and were discouraged about their present situation. Many of them probably thought that God had forgotten them and that they would remain scattered in foreign lands. However, because Daniel was close to God, he took it upon himself to bring his nation before God […]

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Standing in the Gap, Part 1 (Praying Through the Bible #93)

Published June 18, 2014

Click here to download audio. TEXT: Daniel 9:1-8 Early last month, I had the privilege of driving with my family from Texas to Virginia for the graduation of my oldest daughter at Liberty University. As we traveled there, we had to drive across numerous bridges over bodies of water — some big bridges, some small bridges — but we had to cross the bridges in order to get to our destination. The purpose of a bridge is to close a gap between one point and another. If you have ever crossed a bridge before, then you already know what it […]

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Will You Be Found Praying?

Published June 15, 2014

Praying Through the Bible #92 TEXT: Daniel 6:1-11 You and I are very familiar with the story of Daniel in the lions’ den. Daniel was taken from his homeland as a captive to the land of Babylon. He was trained by Babylonian teachers, and early on, he exhibited a desire to trust God, obey God, and be faithful to God even in a foreign land. Because of his dedication to God, he is one of the most well-known heroes of the Old Testament. Daniel was also a dedicated prayer warrior. John Piper said Daniel lived “a life of daring, defiant, […]

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Things to Remember When You are Experiencing the Chastisement of God (Part 4)

Published June 4, 2014

Praying Through the Bible #91 This is our final message on the subject of prayer from Lamentations chapter 3. In this chapter, there are 12 things that we should remember when God is chastising us as He chastised the children of Israel. We have already looked at nine things from this passage, and they are as follows: 1. Pray with the understanding that God is still in control 2. Remember that, in God, you have strength and hope 3. Realize that if you are still alive, God is showing you mercy. 4. Determine to remember the experience of chastisement. 5. […]

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Things to Remember When You are Experiencing the Chastisement of God, Part 3 (Praying Through the Bible #90)

Published May 28, 2014

Click here to download audio. We are looking at the subject of prayer in the book of Lamentations. Lamentations is a book of mourning written by the prophet Jeremiah after the nation of Judah had been conquered and carried into captivity by Babylon. In Lamentations chapter 3, we find 12 things to remember when God is chastising us as He chastised the children of Israel. We have looked at the first six things from this passage, and they are as follows: 1. Pray with the understanding that God is still in control 2. Remember that, in God, you have strength […]

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Things to Remember When You are Experiencing the Chastisement of God, Part 1 (Praying Through the Bible #88)

Published May 7, 2014

Click here to download audio. TEXT: Lamentations 3 Over the past few weeks, we have looked at the subject of prayer from passages in the book of Jeremiah. Jeremiah, a prophet of God, predicted that God’s judgment would come down on the nation of Judah because of their continued sins. Jeremiah was faithful in his task of warning the people of Judah, but they didn’t listen, and God’s judgment came. After Jerusalem fell, Jeremiah composed a new series of messages, and that is what we are learning from today — the book of Lamentations. Whereas Jeremiah is a book of […]

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Supplication — the Proper Response to God’s Rebuke and Chastisement (Part 1)

Published April 10, 2014 Go Now

When God Says ‘Don’t Pray’

Published April 5, 2014 Go Now

Four Prayer Requests that God is Certain to Hear and Answer

Published December 22, 2013

Praying Through the Bible #68 TEXT: Psalm 119:169-176 Today, we come to the longest psalm in the book of Psalms. Psalm 119 is also the chapter with the most verses in the Bible. As you may know, this psalm is in the form of an acrostic poem. An acrostic poem is one in which each line or each stanza begins with a letter of the alphabet. Well, each of the stanzas of this psalm include eight couplets that begin with the same letter of the Hebrew alphabet. This is repeated 22 times for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. This […]

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