As we begin the fall season, a time of new beginnings, it is very important to re-establish in our lives, the foundation of prayer. Join us for a one-day prayer advance, as we seek to deepen our relationship with the Lord.

The objective of this day of teaching on prayer is NOT to teach you “how to”. Just as swimming cannot be learned in the classroom, so with prayer. One learns to pray by praying.

This series of interactive teachings are designed to clarify the nature of prayer, and to motivate, inspire, and mobilize Christians to “fan into flame” their prayer lives.

Cost:

$ 15.00 per person.

Notes:

1. Please bring a Bible, pen and notebook.

2. Because of the focus on prayer, we are encouraging people to fast. If you are not able to fast, please bring your own bag lunch.

Saturday, September 16

9:00 am – Coffee and muffins

9:30 am – Welcome and Worship

10:00 am – Teaching # 1
10:30 am – Discussion
10:45 am – Small Groups – Exploring Scriptures

11:00 am – Teaching # 2
11:30 am – Discussion
11:45 am – Small Groups – Exploring Scriptures

12:00 pm – Fasting and Prayer Groups
12:30 pm – Emmaus Walk

1:00 pm – Debriefing and Worship

1:30 pm – Teaching # 3
2:00 pm – Discussion
2:45 pm – Small  Groups – Exploring Scriptures

3:00 pm – Teaching # 4
3:30 pm – Discussion
3:45 pm – Small Groups – Exploring Scriptures

4:00 pm – Closing Remarks
4:30 pm – End

Sunday, September 17

3:30 pm – Worship
4:30 pm – Teaching #5

Please Register in Advance Below:

Teachings

Teaching # 1 – Teach Us to Pray

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” (Luke 11:1 NIVUS).

You will note that the title and Bible text do not say “How to pray”. We will explore the priority and challenge of “learning to pray”. What is the “raison d’etre” of the Church? What are our basic questions and doubts about prayer? What is prayer? And what is it not?

Teaching # 2 – Three Great Principles

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. (Joh 15:7 NIVUS)

Towards an understanding of our position in Christ (Abiding), our “garde fou” (The Word of God), and the great spiritual laws (asking and receiving). Keeping prayer real and on track. Seeing results.

Teaching # 3 – Travailing or “birthing” Prayer

“My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you,” (Ga 4:19 NIVUS)

Help to understand the role of the Holy Spirit in birthing, creating, saving and some approaches to prayer which call upon the Holy Spirit to fulfill His role.

Teaching # 4 – Four Basic Presuppositions Relative to Prayer

“Our prayers must mean something to us if they are to mean anything to God.” — Maltbie D. Babcock

Our understanding and approach to prayer must be based on 4 presuppositions: Beginning with God, Called to Relationship, Kept on track by the Word, Understanding our “helplessness”.

Teaching # 5 – Faith in God

“But without faith [it is] impossible to please [Him], for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and [that] He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Heb 11:6 NKJV)

Either one of the most ridiculous wastes of pen and ink, or incredibly profound teaching on a key element of prayer. Faith in God, not faith in faith, or faith in my ability to believe. How does our understanding of God and His promises enable and inspire prayer?