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Driven by Prayer (2 of 2)
July 11, 1999
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
We’re thinking tonight about the power of
prayer. So take your Bible and turn please to Luke
chapter 11. As I told you a couple of weeks a go .. I
believe we’re at a crossroads as a church. As we
enter into this new millennium . . .. we must decide if
we’re going to be a church driven by programs or
prayer. We must decide if we’re going to be a
church driven by personalities or prayer! We must
decide if we’re going to be a church driven by pep or
Churches that experience the unleashing of
God’s power and presence are churches driven by
prayer! The kind of prayer that convicts the heart
and cleanses the soul and cures the body! That’s the
kind of prayer we read about in the Word of God.
The early church was a prayer driven church!
No wonder they saw thousands saved! No wonder
they saw people healed! No wonder the church was
growing numerically and spiritually! They were a
prayer driven church! And therefore . . . they reached
their potential for God.
May I ask you a personal question? Are you
living beneath your potential by not praying? If
you’re living beneath your potential by not praying
than First Baptist is living beneath her potential
because the church is nothing more than the sum total
of the membership!!
Oh .. wouldn’t it be wonderful for us to reach
our potential as a church? Wouldn’t it be wonderful
for our Sunday School to reach it’s potential?
Wouldn’t it be glorious for our music ministry to
reach it’s potential? Wouldn’t it be great for our
mission ministries to reach their potential!
Well . . . I can tell you this: our ministries won’t
reach their potential without First Baptist being a
prayer driven church! Oh . . . that we could hang a
sign out front that says: “Our Church is Prayer-
Now we find a prayer promise in Luke 11! God
promises us in this par ...
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