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The Law of Answered Prayer (4 of 4)
Series: Rock Your World
Pastor Jeff Schreve
1st John 5
All right. If you have your Bibles, please turn to 1st John chapter 5. I want to talk to you tonight about "The Law of Answered Prayer."
I heard about a woman and her husband. They were not getting along. And they had not been getting along for quite a while. And they just constantly fought and fought and fought and fought. And everything was just an argument.
Finally, the wife couldn't take it anymore. And she came to breakfast one morning, she said, "You know, I just can't take this any more. We just fight all the time, and we can't seem to ever get along." She said, "I am praying to God that He would kill one of us. And after He answers my prayer, I'm moving in with my sister." The Law of Answered Prayer. Now, how many times have you prayed for something and God answered your prayer, can I see your hand? All right. Let me ask you this: How many times have you prayed for something, and God answered your prayer, and you were surprised that God answered your prayer, can I see your hand? Isn't that amazing?
You know, I've been doing this series on prayer, and I was studying. John Bisagno has a great book on The Power of Positive Praying; just a little book that he wrote years and years ago. And he talked about in that book, he said, "You know, the truth of the matter is we pray for things, and when God answers, we are blown away because we don't really think that when we pray God's going to answer." Bottom line: Just the honest-to-goodness truth. We don't believe prayer, that God really answers prayer. What would it be like in your life if God answered all your prayers? You'd just go, "Wow! I can't believe this. I thought you had to pray for years and years and years and you get nothing." But that's not the Christian life. And that's not the way God has set it up. See, answered prayer is not supposed to be something out of the ordinary. It's supposed to be th ...
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