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Prayer in the Presence (30 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Kingdom
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
John 4:21-24; Psalm 16:8-11; Psalm 22:3
Nothing in the natural is a substitute for the presence of God! This week, we are going to talk about praying from the presence - from a place of victory in Christ Jesus. In the presence of God, we see with eyes of hope and love.
Main Scriptures: John 4:21-24; Psalm 16:8-11; Psalm 22:3
EQUIP: God wants to encounter you through prayer in His presence.
Teaching Point 1: There is nothing God wants more than just to be with you!
- God always welcomes us into His presence (Eph. 3:12, Heb. 10:19-23).
- God loves us immensely and desires for us to know Him personally (Eph. 2:4-5).
- Psalm 22:3 tells us that God is ''holy, enthroned on the praises of Your people.''
When you're with your best friend, you're comfortable. You can just hang out with that person. You can be yourself and relax. You're much more comfortable with a best friend than you are with strangers.
When you spend time with your Father in Heaven, you can just relax and be yourself. The beautiful thing is He likes to be in your presence, too!
God is drawn toward you when you express love and thanksgiving. PSALM 22:3 tells us that God is ''holy, enthroned on the praises of Your people.'' The word enthroned means ''to sit, remain, or dwell'' and implies something you do with ease, like sitting on a couch. Many people experience a deep peace in their hearts during worship. God is at rest, and when we invite Him into our lives, we get to experience His peace.
God always welcomes us into His presence. ''We can now come boldly and confidently into God's presence'' (EPHESIANS 3:12).
''Let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him'' (HEBREWS 10:22).
Jesus has given us freedom to draw near to God and talk to Him intimately, face to face.
God loves us immensely and wants us to know Him personally. ''Once you were fa ...
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