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April 2nd – Prayer Point and Reflection Questions

Prayer Point for the WeekLet us pray that many people will be receptive to the Gospel during this Resurrection Season.

Questions for Reflection:

1 Peter 4:7 tells us that praying people need to be clear minded and self controlled. Do you ever struggle with distractions while praying? What are some of the things (tie of day, place, etc.) that you can do to minimize distractions while praying? What does Philippians 4:8&9 tell us to do to bring peace to our minds?

Is it proper for a believer to weep/express sorrow? Read Psalm 56:3. What does this tell us about God’s attitude toward our tears? How should we feel about expressing sorrow in prayer? What assurance is given to those who weep before God in Luke 6:21?

Read James 5:16. What type of heart is guaranteed effective prayer? How does one achieve this type of heart? How does this type of heart increase your faith? Read John 8:12.How does spending time in prayer make it easier to conform to the image of Christ? How much time do you spend in prayerful introspection?

Psalm 107:20 tells us that deliverance comes through the Word.  How did Moses’ words deliver the Israelites from Pharaoh? How did his words (The Law) deliver the Israelites from themselves? How does the Word deliver the believer? List several ways the word of God is ministered to people. Are you in the position to receive the Word in all of these ways?

Sunday January 15th – Prayer Point and Reflection Questions

Prayer Point for the Week – Let us pray for our country and it’s new administration on this inaugural week.

 Questions for Reflection:

 Does God seem different in the Old Testament than He does in the New Testament? In what ways? How does the text portray God? Does it affect your relationship with Him in any way?

The first city the Jews attacked after they crossed the Jordan River was the city of Jericho. It was completely destroyed. Read Joshua 2. Was God’s grace evident? If so, how? What did Rehab possess that granted her God’s favor?

 It is more than likely that the Jews during the time of Jesus did not completely understand the love and grace of God. What title did Jesus use to address and teach about God? How did Jesus portray God in His teaching?

 In today’s text, the Lord moved swiftly against Ananias and Sapphira because of their sin. Should we interpret this to mean that we will be struck down if we are struggling with sin? Read John 8:1-11. What does this tell us about God’s justice and mercy? How should we treat those who are struggling with sin?

 Some would classify Ananias’ sin as a “little white lie.” How did Peter categorizes this sin? According to James 2:10, what does each sin have in common? Read Proverbs 6:16-19. How does God categorize these 7 sins? Did Ananias’s sin fall into any of the sins listed there?

 Some would say that Ananias and Sapphira received no mercy. Read Revelation 2:20&21. What insight do these verses give you into the purpose of Peter’s confrontation with the wayward couple?

How did the people respond to this couple’s death? How did the Holy Spirt move following this judgment? How were the efforts to win souls affected?

Sunday November 27th – Prayer Point and Reflection Questions

Prayer Point for the Week – Let us pray that we the Church will stay focused on Christ and His mission during the Christmas season.

 Questions for Reflection:

 In the text above, David intimates that he is thirsty and tired. In what possible ways was he experiencing fatigue? Can you remember a time in your life that you were either physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually exhausted? How does this scripture help us to deal with the guilt that we might experience when we have a “crash?”

 What is believed to be David’s circumstances at the writing of this Psalm? How do you think they contributed to his “crash?” What are some of the life experiences that can lead to crashes today? Which of these have you or someone close to you experienced? How did they leave you feeling? Do David’s words make this scripture relatable to you?

 Have you ever felt guilty because you were emotionally/spiritually spent? Reread Psalm 63. Now read Isaiah 40:12. What does this tell us about commonality of experiencing a “crash?” How should we respond when we feel How should we respond when we sense feelings of condemnation over “crashes” coming upon us?

 Fatigue is a common excuse people use to back off from worship and service. In the above text, why is this not acceptable? Have you ever used this excuse to neglect your relationship with God & your ministry? How much easier is it to make excuses once you begin the process?

 What are some of the ways people deal with “crashes” on their own? On average, how effective are they? What does Isaiah 40:31 show us? What does it mean to wait? How often to you out this verse into practice when you feel spent?

Sunday June 26th – Prayer Point & Questions for Reflection

Prayer Point for the Week – Let us pray that the Lord would give us the desire and humility to exercise the Lord’s authority in a godly way.  

 Questions for Reflection:

In Luke 15, one of the gifts the father gives the Prodigal son is a ring which grants him the authority of the father. What insight does Matthew 10:1 give us concerning the authority the Heavenly Father gives His children? What is the scope? Does that authority exist today?

Luke 10:17 shows the danger of pride when exercising spiritual authority. What character trait is essential in demonstrating God’s authority wisely? How does Luke 10:18-20 help us to cultivate this character trait? What are some other ways that we can achieve this?

Joseph and Daniel were two men who were used by God to do extraordinary things while remaining humble. How did their understanding of the nature of supernatural gifts keep them from pride? What can we learn from this?

In Acts 19, a group of non-believers tried to invoke the name of Jesus to exorcise demons. What happen to them? Why? What does that teach us about the relationship of self-will and supernatural gifts?

Inn Matthew 17, the disciples were unable to cast a demon out of a boy. Why were they unable? What does this show us about the relationship of faith with divine authority? What is Jesus’ remedy to weak faith?