At the start of another year, we want to think through what God’s vision is for us as a church family in High Street. The early church believers in Acts 2: 42 – 47 were so moved by the Spirit and so touched by God during Pentecost, that they rearranged their priorities around the most important things: God’s word, fellowship and prayer.
And as a result, they saw the Lord transform their community into a fruitful, dynamic, generous and awe-filled gathering where people were encouraged, supported, and cared for.
Therefore, we want to learn from the example of our early church brothers and sisters by becoming ‘devoted’ to God’s word and to prayer. So over the next few months we are going to spend our Sunday mornings looking at the theme of prayer in God’s word.
We’re going to trace prayer through the Bible… Old Testament and New.
We’re going to ask questions like: What is prayer? How do I pray? And why?
We’re going to look at characters who were real prayer warriors like Daniel and Paul and learn from their example.
And ultimately we’re going to look at Jesus’ prayer life, asking: What did he pray? Why did he pray? How did he prioritize prayer in his life? And what did he teach about prayer?