by Ernest Easley

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The Disciples Delight
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
August 1, 1999
John 17.6-19

I am thrilled to announce this morning that beginning Sunday,
August 15, we are beginning a church-wide prayer meeting that I
believe will lead us to become a prayer-driven church!

Our first prayer meeting will be held right here starting at 5:30
p.m. We'll finish around 6:15 p.m. for a brief brake prior to the
evening worship service.

Together, we'll enjoy praying for one another. We'll enjoy
praying for present needs in one another's life. We'll be praying for
our neighbors and family that are without a personal relationship
with Jesus Christ. There will be a time of Adoration, Confession,
Thanksgiving, and Supplication.

I am convinced that through these prayer meetings that we will
see the hand of God at work! We'll see miracles take place. We'll
see our ministries energized by the Spirit of God. And First Baptist
Church will cease living beneath her potential as we become a
prayer-driven church!

This prayer meeting is for every deacon, every Sunday School
worker, every choir member, every staff member, every body and
anybody with a need in their life or a burden on their heart. And I'm
anticipating seeing you here beginning Sunday, August 15 at 5:30
p.m. sharp.

With that in mind, take your Bible and join me in the 17 th
chapter of John. We're picking up where we left off last Sunday
morning as we listen in on the greatest prayer that has ever been

It's from this chapter of John that we learn some things about
the Lord Jesus Christ. In fact, it's from this chapter that we learn
about the priority of Jesus.

Jesus not only came into this world to talk to people about
God. He also talked to God the Father about people. Prayer was the
priority of Jesus. Everything He did hinged on prayer. Prayer
provided Him direction and power. And the priority of Jesus must

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