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Intimate Encounters - Prayer (John 14:13-14, John 15:16, John 16:23-24)



Gearl Spicer Gearl Spicer, May 10, 2020
Part of the Axis of A Living Faith series, preached at a Sunday Online service

John 14:13–14 (Listen)

13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

(ESV)

John 15:16 (Listen)

16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.

(ESV)

John 16:23–24 (Listen)

23 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

(ESV)

Sermon Notes

Axis of a Living Faith
Intimate Encounters - Prayer
John 14:13-14, 15:16, 16:23-24
May 10, 2020

Do you remember your mom praying?
What do you recall about your most intimate encounters with God?

Intimate prayer changes our direction:
*From anxiety to peace
*From issues to identity
*From pain to purpose
*From selfishness to glory

*Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may
Be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.
John 14:13-14
*You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear much fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask in My name He may give it to you. John 15:16
*In that day you will not question Me about anything. Truly, truly I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full. John 16:23-24

I. Prayer demands focus - 14:13-14
A. Focus eliminates distractions
B. Focus helps us see Jesus beyond all

II. Prayer directs us to fruitfulness - 15:16
A. Fruitful living is a motivator for our daily lives
B. Fruitful living allows us to affirm our purpose

III. Prayer delivers a joy beyond every circumstance-16:23-24
A. Asking is affirmation of our true relationship
B. Receiving allows us to encounter His joy

Prayer extinguishes fear-
Prayer elevates hope-
Prayer empowers effectiveness-
*Do you hear the secret counsel of God, and limit wisdom to yourself. Job 15:8

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