Transcript: Question The "Welcoming Others" Series What does praying for protection of others look like in your life? God wants us to seek Him in prayer. A constant love is a sense of a lifestyle. Helping Others Question What about you? 20 “I pray not only for these, but also for those who believe in me through their word. 21 May they all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us, so that the world may believe you sent me. 22 I have given them the glory you have given me, so that they may be one as we are one. 23 I am in them and you are in me, so that they may be made completely one, that the world may know you have sent me and have loved them as you have loved me. John 17:11-16 17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 I sanctify myself for them, so that they also may be sanctified by the truth. Praying For Others Unleashes the power of God. John 17:17-19 When has someone stepped up when you really needed help? What can we do? 11 I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by your name that you have given me, so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I was protecting them by your name that you have given me. I guarded them and not one of them is lost, except the son of destruction, so that the Scripture may be fulfilled. 13 Now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy completed in them. 14 I have given them your word. The world hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I am not praying that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. John 17:11-23 Matthew 6:11 Being sanctified implies being set apart exclusively for God's service. John 17:20-23 Give us today our daily bread. Superman can do so much! Matthew 6:11 11 I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by your name that you have given me, so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I was protecting them by your name that you have given me. I guarded them and not one of them is lost, except the son of destruction,so that the Scripture may be fulfilled. 13 Now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy completed in them. 14 I have given them your word. The world hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I am not praying that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 I sanctify myself for them, so that they also may be sanctified by the truth. 20 “I pray not only for these, but also for those who believe in me through their word. 21 May they all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us, so that the world may believe you sent me. 22 I have given them the glory you have given me, so that they may be one as we are one. 23 I am in them and you are in me, so that they may be made completely one, that the world may know you have sent me and have loved them as you have loved me. We can do no greater honor for another person. Question- It's what we must do. Question It's not the least. When is it the easiest for you to pray to God? What are some things we can pray for others as Jesus prayed for us? Auto Check In Time "the request of a righteous person is very powerful" James 5:16 How can Nehemiah's example of planning help us approach out own God given tasks? Praying For Others Give us today our daily bread.
Transcript: ONE WAY TO DO THIS.... How do we pray for others? Some Bible Verses... Why it's important to pray for others... - Establish a relationship - Eugenia Brown, a history instructor at Edgewood College: “I no longer pray to try to change God’s mind, to influence or persuade God to do what I want done. I name and lift my problems and concerns to God (and try to let them go, too!) and I ask God’s deep presence in each of these situations — problems, people and so on. Then, I try to trust.” - 2 Corinthians 6:1 - As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain ~> we are workers with God Results: ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-4 "First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." ~ Ephesians 4:16 "From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work." ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:11 "Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing." What the Bible says and why it's IMPORTANT! Praying For Others 1) God will change your heart 2) God will change their lives 3) God will change your relationship with them [From Joseph Williams, a FOCUS minister] 1) Identify a need (write it down!) 2) Brainstorm specific related needs 3) Pray for each need as simply or as in-depth as you want So Why Pray For Others? - God commands us to pray for each other. 1 Timothy 2:1 - First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people - As Chris-followers, are to do as Jesus does, and he constantly prays for all of us. ~ Hebrews 7:25 - Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. ~ Romans 8:34 - Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. - We are rewarded ~ Job 42:10 - And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Simple steps! a) Have compassion for others b) Be willing to listen c) Have clean hearts d) Pray in faith ~ James 5:15 - The prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick. e) Trust the Lord with the outcome The more specific you are with prayer, the better! Pray especially for our brothers and sisters being persecuted in other areas of the world. July 27, 2014 Independent.co.uk article - Center for the Study of Global Christianity in US: estimates 100,000 Christians die every year (11 every hour) - Pew Research Center: hostility reached a new high in 2012 when Christians faced some form of discrimination in 139 countries, ~3/4 world's nations - International Society for Human Rights: in 38 nation states, 80% of religious discrimination are against Christians Let's pray for our brothers and sisters! Why pray if God is Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient? International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Transcript: Assurances On Prayer Farshid Fathi Iran (Islamic Republic of) Arrested: December 26, 2010 Released: December 21, 2015 Days Imprisoned: 1,821 Church Leaders Who To Pray For Eph 6:18 "... always keep on praying for ALL the Lord’s people." • James 4:2b-3 You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. A Couple Notes On Why We Pray: Matthew 6:8b “for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” Ephesians 1:15-19 "... I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him ..." RELEASED PRISONERS!! • Prayer expresses our trust in God • Fellowship with God – He loves us and delights in spending time with us as our heavenly Father • He allows us to be involved in Kingdom work WE PRAY = GOD RESPONDS Fellow Believers • 2 Chron 7:14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Praying for Others Ephesians 6:18-20 "...making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel ... that I may declare it boldly..."
Transcript: Music Go to God on behalf of others. PROTECTION "Give us this day our daily bread." Matthew 6:11b John 17:11-16 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled. “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. Pray for those in difficult situations Pray for those serving when life seems easy Pray for family and friends Let's Discuss What ways do you pray for the protection of others? Physical Needs Spiritual Needs Emotional Needs Financial Needs Relational Needs Pray for others: Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified. John 17:17-19 SPIRITUAL GROWTH His Word cleansed/cleanses us His Word grows us His Word equips us We are sanctified (holy) through what HE DID on the cross. We are sanctified (set apart) when WE OBEY His word. Sanctify: to set apart as or declare holy; consecrate What has God used/using in your life to help you grow spiritually? Let's Discuss My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. John 17:20-23 UNITY Categorize your requests: Create a prayer list under three columns: PROTECTION, SPIRITUAL GROWTH, and UNITY. Under each column, list individuals or groups for whom you can pray. Ask Others: Contact friends and family by phone, email, or text. Ask them how you can be praying for specifically for them. Pray Together: Meet with others in your group for a season of prayer; a time of praying for unity among believers and local churches. Live It Out Live it Out
Transcript: Confess your trespasses to one another and pray for on another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Praying for China Prayer Pray that God will raise up pastors and teachers to lead His church in China. Eddie Lawrimore Some read their Bibles at night under mosquito nets. Pray for his continued faithfulness to serve the Lord in China. Pray for wisdom in teaching the Chinese people about God. Pray for safety as he serves. James 5:16 Some Chinese Christian young people are afraid to admit that they are believers The Chinese government has banned Sunday school for Children. Pray that they will hear the Gospel and be lead to Christ. Pray for strength and courage for these young people
Transcript: Is it hard to show humbleness? Do you sometimes feel like you deserve more? If so, how do you fix it? Do you think others need to humble themselves? Parable 1:Read Matthew 20:1-16 Parable 2:Read Luke 14:7-11 Parable 3:Read Luke 18:9-14 Parables Napoleon Bonaparte 1a. In the story about the workers in the vineyard, was the landowner unfair in not paying those who worked all day a higher wage? 1b. Who might the last group of workers represent? How important is this to our understanding of the meaning of the parable. 2. Restate in your own words the main point of Jesus' teaching in Luke 14:7-11 Napoleon was born in Corsica, an island of the coast of France. He attended a military academy, when has 16 yrs. old(although he wasn't outstanding). But soon after at the age of 30, he became ruler of France. But all that power soon rushed to his head. He wanted complete control of Europe. But in result he failed and died without his wife & or son by his death bed at the age of 52. In the homework you did last night,(or whenever you did it) you read about praying for humility.... Well what is humility? What is Humility? Praying For Humility: Humility is a modest or low view of one's own importance; humbleness. Introduction Thinking it Through Conclusion 3a. In the parable of the Pharisee & the tax collector, what kind of person does the Pharisee represent? 3b. What did the Pharisee in the parable ask for in prayer? Did God give it to him? 3c. What did the tax collector ask for, and did God answer his prayer? How do you know? 4. Why does the second part of Luke 18:14 sound familiar? When you need help to humble yourself, talk to your friends, teachers, parents, and God. It may seem awkward at first, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't do it. They're always there for you. So as you go on to summer vacation, never forget to show humbleness. Questions Thinking is Through Continued
Transcript: Praying for Rain By Robert Lewis Vaughan Synopsis Synopsis Marc is an 18 year old athlete that gets into a crippling motorcycle accident, meaning he can't play any sports anymore. From then he spirals into a bad crowd and gets suspended in after school detention with Ms. K for trying to sell a gun to a 13 year old boy with his bad influence friends, Chris and Jim. His constant self destruction causes a life changing tragic event that would change his view forever. Themes Themes 2 constant themes demonstrated through the show are... -the effects of teen and gun violence -emphasizing the importance of communicating and appreciating those around you for the time being. Set ideas Set Ideas (show everyone the sketched out set layout) Significant Moments Significant Moments The first scene I am excited to work with is not really one scene. I am excited about the unspoken situations or transitions that happen. There is a point where Ms. K and Marc are talking and Chris and Jim just suddenly watch them talk and the judgment is shown. But also at the same time, there is a picnic between Liz and Brian. However, when the couple enters, Chris looks at only them while Jim is still focused on Marc. This foreshadows the impact that this couple will have on Chris, which leads him to take his own life. Then later in the scene, Jim crawls toward the couple and circle them like a shark about to attack his prey. Number 1 The second moment that I would like to block is the fight scene between Chris, Jim, and Brian. Although it’s more of a beating scene instead of a fight, there is still struggle with Brian and he attempts to escape the torture. This scene is extremely important because it shows the inner dynamic between Jim, Chris, and Marc. It shows Marc’s growth and how he chose to leave the scene and not participates although he does shove Brian once at the beginning. It also needs to show a bit of hesitance or guilt with Chris. Not extremely noticeable but enough to know that Jim is leading the beating. And finally, you need to show Jim’s crazy eyes that are unable to stop once he has started beating Brian. Number 2
Transcript: OM ministry that uses surfing and skating as a way to disciple unreached people. Incarnate -Joe, Jared, Caleb, Kayla, Ella and Madi -Their churches -Their ministries Creative, fun and impactful ministries around the world Moody Bible Institute Group from Toledo, Ohio OM Nepal has trainings every year to disciple Nepalis to go and make disciples. They invite foreigners to come and go out into the villages to disciple! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mxtdsjcWc2QkJrWXRhN01xbDQ/view Africa Trek PRAYING FOR MINISTRIES OM ministry to train and disciple artists to worship and serve with their God given talents and passions! https://www.om.org/en/ministry-profile/om-arts OM has a ministry called the Africa Trek where groups of missionaries trek around Africa to work with the African church, disciple and bring people hope. Portugal surf church Sex trafficking is a big issue around the world and this business is growing faster than Apple, Facebook and google combined. We can pray for the men and women escaping from North Korea and being sex trafficked at the Chinese border. Sex Trafficking OM CHILE Nepal training -Related -Children -Ruby -Vida -GE -Ágape Free tuition with an outward focus of reaching the unreached! The idea is to graduate debt free to go straight to where God has called you.
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