How Closely Are You Following Him? - Part II (7 of 16) by Jeff Lynn

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How Closely Are You Following Him? - Part II (7 of 16)
Series: Covered in Dust
Jeff Lynn
Luke 11:1-13

INTRODUCTION
This morning is the second part of a two-part message I started last week on the topic of prayer.

I'm using two weeks to cover this topic because I believe this is a much neglected aspect of our Christian walk, but one that is imperative if we are going to live in the way of Jesus.

Sometimes I think that when we pray we don't ask God for enough.

For example,

One day, Joe, Bob and Dave were hiking in a wilderness area when they came upon a large, raging, violent river. They needed to get to the other side, but had no idea of how to do so.
Joe prayed to God, saying, "Please God, give me the strength to cross this river."
Poof! God gave him big arms and strong legs, and he was able to swim across the river in about two hours, although he almost drowned a couple of times.
Seeing this, Dave prayed to God, saying, "Please God, give me the strength and the tools to cross this river."
Poof! God gave him a rowboat and he was able to row across the river in about an hour, after almost capsizing the boat a couple of times.
Bob had seen how this worked out for the other two, so he also prayed to God saying, "Please God, give me the strength and the tools, and the INTELLIGENCE, to cross this river."
Poof! God turned him into a woman. She looked at the map, hiked upstream a couple of hundred yards, then walked across the bridge.
This series of messages is all about us learning to live in the way of Jesus.
As followers of Christ, that is what we have been called and commanded to do.

In other words, as people who have confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we have pledged our allegiance to Him and committed to live FOR Him.

And, if we are following Him fully, then we should be living a life filled with joy and adventure!

As I said last week, there is no way that we c ...


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