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Praying Kingdom Prayers: Petition & Priority #1

Petition #1 Our Father in heaven, The Gospel Priority We are children of God by Faith in Christ Jesus, children of promise and heirs of his life. Our prayer begins with a gospel priority. Before all other matters we begin with the reality that we are children of God the Father and the rightful heirs of his kingdom. Our boldness in coming near to God in humble prayer is ...

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A Thought for the Married

The apostle Paul gave the church in Galatia this great statement regarding the doctrine of justification, “yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justi...

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Tolle Lege - The Weight of Glory

Some works are worth reading more than once. One such work I would recommend to you is The Weight of Glory. It is an address or sermon that C.S. Lewis gave at Oxford University Church June 8, 1941. It was transcribed and published in a book of essays entitled Theology. It can now be found in a book, The Weight of Glory, compiled with other essays by Lewis, and edited by Wa...

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The Priorities & Sequence of The Lord’s Prayer

We are learning to pray kingdom focused prayers using the Lord's Prayer or The Prayer. In this article we are learning the priorities of the prayer and how to pray in a sequence those priorities. You may be familiar with the prayer sequence ACTS - adoration, confession, thanksgiving and supplication. In a similar way you can learn a sequence as you pray each petition. It i...

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Corporate Prayer With a Kingdom Focus

We are learning to pursue our 2017 goals through Prayer. We looked last week at the Lord's Prayer or "The Prayer" as a corporate prayer, a prayer that directs our praying together. This week we are thinking about the "Kingdom Focus" of this corporate prayer. I do not want us to think, ‘The pastor and Session is encouraging us to pray. That’s good. I need to pr...

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Objective #1 Prayer - Part 1, A Kingdom Life of Prayer Corporately

In 2017 the Session of Christ Church set forth the following Scripture, vision, goals and objectives for Christ Church: “until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,”- Ephesians 4:13 Vision: A growing church who worships, lives and does mini...

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