A Word from the Lordwith Archbishop Foley Beach
Jesus Provides a Way, Through Prayer, for a Personal Relationship with God, Creator of the Universe, If You Pray Sunday, September 6, 2020
Jesus Provides a Way, Through Prayer, for a Personal Relationship with God, Creator of the Universe, If You Pray Message Summary: This “Life Lesson from Luke” will focus upon the Apostle Luke in the context of “Luke the Evangelist” – telling the good news of Jesus the Christ. Luke describes Jesus’ prayer life which provided the prayer model, in terms of both prayer content and timing, for His Apostles, Also, Luke emphasizes the importance of Jesus’ prayer life. Jesus provided Christians with a “Prayer Model” which was and is difficult for Christians to understand. Christians must, in difficulty, realize that Jesus’ “Prayer Model” removed all the Priestly Intermediaries that were required for prayer before the “Temple Vail” was torn at Jesus’ Crucifixion. Jesus’ “Prayer Model” provides a way for Christians to have a direct personal relationship with God through our direct prayer channel, without priests, to God, who is the Creator of the Universe. The Apostles, including Luke, would have seen Jesus pray every day and night, over three years, as they followed Him. In Luke 11:1, the disciples asked Jesus: “Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’”. Ask Jesus both to teach you to pray and lead you to a person that can teach you to pray. Then in 11:2-13, Jesus taught His disciples how to pray – The Lord’s Prayer. From Luke 11:1-13, we can envision God standing, with His hands wide open, to bless us; but we must pray and ask. Be persistent in praying to the Lord and asking, as Jesus has instructed us through the Gospel of Luke and, indeed, like we are consistently instructed throughout the New Testament. Today’s Affirmation: Today, I affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, Jesus, I AM FORGIVEN. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9). Scripture Reference (ESV): Luke 11:1-13; Luke 15:16; Luke 6:12; Luke 9:29; Luke 22:31-32; Luke 22:41; Luke 23:34; 1 Chronicles 4:10; 1 Corinthians 10:13-14; James 4:2-3. TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: I affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, Jesus, I AM RIGHTEOUS IN GOD’S EYES. God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21). SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV): Luke 9:51-60; Matthew 10:34-42; Psalms 18d:31-40. WEBSITE LINK: www.AWordFromTheLord.org/ WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH’S SERMON VIDEO – “As a Christian, You Are Equipped for God’s Purpose; Be Courageous and Let Others See Jesus In You for God Is With You”: www.AWFTL.org/watch DONATE TO AWFTL: https://mygiving.secure.force.com/GXDonateNow?id=a0Ui000000DglsqEAB
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