QUESTIONS ONLY GOD CAN ANSWER
"WHY DOESN'T GOD ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS?"
AUGUST 5, 1990
INTRODUCTION: One of the greatest mistakes made in churches
all over the world is the lack of emphasis placed on prayer.
People need to be taught to pray and motivated to pray.
The greatest motivation to pray is for God to answer your
prayers. Biblically, we know God always answers our prayers.
He does so by saying: Yes, No, or Wait!
However, practically we know that many times He does not an-
swer our prayers witht the answer we are looking for at the
T.S.: The title of my message today is, "Why Doesn't God
Answer Your Prayers?" James 4:1-3 will be God's Word to us
on this subject. In this specific text alone we see God
give to us clearly six reasons why God does not answer your
prayers. Why Does't God answer your prayers?
1. WHEN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS ARE IN TURMOIL.(v. 1)
Exp: "source"-the major cause
"quarrels"-individual disputes, separate conflicts.
"conflicts"-the state of war, a hopeless struggle,
a war that is really no war!
Ill: 1 Peter 3:7 is the perfect example of God being
committed to His word concerning relationships and
App: SPIRITUAL INSIGHT: Broken relationships to others
is always the result of a fragile relationship to
2. WHEN YOUR PLEASURES BECOME MORE IMPORTANT THAT YOUR
PRAYER TIME.(v. 1)
Exp: "source"-He tells us why quarrels and conflicts
exist. He tells us the source!
"pleasure"-Gr. "hedonen" which means a playboy
philosophy exists-where pleasure is
priority. It means that delight and
enjoyment are everything.
Ill: The greatest enemy in your church, home, and your
business is pleasure. Pleasure is America's god!
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