Sunday, February 25, 2018—Mike Teel, Pastor
SECRETS OF THE VINE: Abiding Principle Of Prayer
KEY PASSAGE: John 15:1-10 (NKJV) “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. 9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
WHY BELIEVERS DON’T PRAY
1. Wrong Attitudes About Prayer
2. OTHER MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT PRAYER
3. PRAYER IS TALKING TO A FRIEND
· I Peter 5:6-8 (NJKV)
GUIDELINES FOR A RIGHT ATTITUDE
1. BE SPONTANEOUS
Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV)
Colossians 1:3 (NJKV)
2. BE SPECIFIC
· Matthew 6:7 (NKJV)
3. ASK THE RIGHT WAY
James 4:2b (NKJV)
Matthew 7:7-8 (NKJV)
4. PRAY WITH ALL YOUR HEART
5. PRAY CONTINUALLY
LIVE IT OUT
> How would you rate your prayer life this morning?
> What attitudes do you need to work on this morning?
> Realize, without a personal relationship with Christ, God is not obligated to respond to your prayers.