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The Possibilities of Prevailing Prayer (9 of 10)
Series: Postcards From Prison - Philemon
Philemon 1:22 (KJV) But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.
I - The Expression of Prevailing Prayer - The Request of It
A) The Specific Desire (James 4: 2/3)
B) The Special Direction (Hebrews 4: 16)
II - The Expectancy of Prevailing Prayer -The Reassurance of It
A) Expectant Prayer That Moves the Heart of God
B) Expectant Prayer That Maneuvers the Hand of God
III - The Extremity of Prevailing Prayer - The Reach of It
A) The Improbable Reaches of Prevailing Prayer - Hard Cases
B) The Impossible Reaches of Prevailing Prayer - Hopeless Cases
IV - The Experts of Prevailing Prayer - The Record of It
A) Some Have Experienced the Holy Glory of It
B) Some Have Experienced the Helping Goodness of It
V - The Examples of Prevailing Prayer - The Results of It
A) Answered Prayer is a Truth to be Spoken Hastily
B) Answered Prayer is a Testimony to be Shared Happily
James Montgomery Boice tells of Lawrence of Arabia visiting Paris after World War I with some Arab friends. He showed them around Paris, but what fascinated them most was the faucet in their hotel room. They spent hours turning it on and off; they thought it was wonderful. All they had to do was turn the handle, and they could get all the water they wanted.
When time came to leave, Lawrence found them in the bathroom trying to detach the faucet. They explained, ''It is very dry in Arabia. What we need are faucets. If we have them, we will have all the water we want.'' Lawrence had to explain that the effectiveness of the faucets lay in their connection to the pipeline. Friend there is a pipeline of power. It is available through prayer. Are you connected?
Sermon Central - Tom Dooley
Introduction: In this passage Paul places much value upon the idea of ''prevailing prayer ...
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