Principles of Effective Prayer

PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE PRAYER (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)     INTRODUCTION – JESUS was a man of prayer. HE TAUGHT “…that men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1) In 1Th 5:16-19 THE APOSTLE PAUL SAYS “Rejoice evermore. 17 PRAY WITHOUT ceasing. 18 IN every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 19 QUENCH not the Spirit.  JAMES said “…The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much... (James 5:16).   HUNDREDS OF BOOKS HAVE … [Read more...]

The Lords Prayer

THE LORD’S PRAYER (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)     INTRODUCTION –  we are continuing our series on prayer this morning.  last week we spoke about why we should pray.  (review three main points:  when i PRAY 1) god reveals his will to me, 2) god changes me so that i am willing to do his will, and 3) as he changes me, i begin to pray god’s will and my prayers are answered.  I HAVE A FOND MEMORIES AS A CHILD IN GRADE SCHOOL AND LATER AS A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, BEGINNING EACH SCHOOL DAY … [Read more...]

Why Pray

WHY PRAY? (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) INTRODUCTION- THERE ARE HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS OF REASONS TO PRAY: FIRST AND FOREMOST, WE PRAY BECAUSE JESUS PRAYED AND BECAUSE JESUS COMMANDED US TO PRAY. THIS SHOULD BE ALL WE NEED TO KNOW THAT WE MUST PRAY. GOD IS SPEAKING TO ME ABOUT THE NEED TO PRAY AND TO EMPHASIZE PRAYER IN THE CHURCH AS NEVER BEFORE.  GOD GAVE ME THIS MESSAGE SOME TIME AGO TO ENCOURAGE ME IN MY PRAYER LIFE.  A LIFE OF PRAYER IS NOT OPTIONAL FOR THE BELIEVER IT IS ABSOLUTELY … [Read more...]

How to Pray so That God Will Hear Us

HOW TO PRAY  SO THAT GOD WILL HEAR (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) INTRODUCTION – IN MATTHEW 6:1 JESUS SAID “BE CAREFUL NOT TO DO YOUR ACTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS BEFORE MEN TO BE SEEN OF THEM, AND GOES ON TO SPEAK OF OUR GIVING TO THE NEEDY, PRAYING AND FASTING. IT IS CLEAR THAT THE EYES OF GOD ARE CONTINUALLY SEARCHING THE HEARTS OF MEN.  GOD NOT ONLY SEES WHAT WE DO BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO.  WE SERVE A GOD WHO IS MERCIFUL TO SINNERS BUT IS VERY IMPATIENT WITH OUR ATTEMPTS AT … [Read more...]