Confidence in prayer is directly linked with how we live and what we believe. Three essentials for confidence in prayer: 1) Confidence in prayer flows from a blameless life (1-5) 2) Confidence in prayer flows from a deep well (6-12) 3) Confidence in prayer flows from a hope-filled expectation (13-15)
Your faithfulness to God depends upon whether or not you believe God exists and will do what He’s promised.
Because of the Gospel, patterns of holiness are typical for members of the body of Christ, i.e. there are certain marks (evidences) of a true believer. 1) The Question: Who may enter God’s presence? (1) 2) The Answer to the question: Those who bear the marks of a holy Life (2-5a) 3) The Promise: The true believer’s assurance (5b)
In the midst of humanity’s complete corruption, rejoice and be glad in the God who saves.
A believer may be in seasons of distress but through prayer and promise, he will rise again.
In a world that lives by deception and tyranny, God’s words can be trusted.
Hold Fast: Heaven is coming down to Earth
We must find our significance from God alone because pursuing it anywhere else will not work, and often, is very destructive. Genesis 29:31-30:24 What is the problem? How do they try to fix it? What is the only real solution? Jacob’s children: Leah: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dinah. Gad & Asher (via Zilpah). Rachel: Dan & Naphtali (via Bilhah). Joseph.
You can begin and end each day trusting God because while His providence may take unexpected turns it is never accidental; God steers the ship with a steady hand. Genesis 29:1-20 Rejoice when blessings fall in your lap (29:1-20) Learn when discipline stings (29:21-25a) Look at the big picture when life doesn’t make sense (29:25b-30)
God’s promises are more humbling and useful than you think Genesis 28:10-21 Four ways God’s promises prove valuable By revealing the source of the promise By reminding us we are undeserving By recognizing our deepest needs By relativizing our lives in light of the big picture