Pastor's Message for January 20, 2019

 

15 Ways to Pray Like Jesus Prayed              By Chuck Lawless

 

1. Pray as you commit yourself to God’s work: “when Jesus also was baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened” (3:21)

2. Start the day with prayer: “And when it was day, he departed and went to a desolate place” (4:42). Mark 1:35 tells us that Jesus went to this place to pray.

3. Push away from the crowds to pray: “Great crowds gathered to hear him...but he would withdraw to desolate places to pray” (5:15-16)

4. Pray for people to invest in, just as Jesus did before calling His disciples: “he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God”

5. Pray thanksgiving for food: “And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing over them” (9:16)

To be continued...

 

Rev. Sean Cho

 

Pastor's Message for January 27, 2019

 

15 Ways to Pray Like Jesus Prayed              By Chuck Lawless

 

6. Spend time praying alone: “Now it happened that as he was praying alone…” (9:18)

7. Take others to pray with you on a prayer retreat: “he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray” (9:28)

8. Just rejoice in prayer: “In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, ‘I thank you, Father” (10:21)

9. Pray, and then teach others how to pray: “Now Jesus was praying in a certain place...And he said to them, ‘When you pray, say…’” (11:1-2)

10. Pray for others under spiritual attack: “Simon, Simon, Satan demanded to have you…...but I have prayed for you” (22:31-32)

To be continued...

 

Rev. Sean Cho

 

Pastor's Message for February 3, 2019

 

15 Ways to Pray Like Jesus Prayed
By Chuck Lawless

11. Cry out to God in your grief: "Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me" (22:42)

12. Pray for God's will to be done: "Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done" (22:42)

13. Pray for your enemies: "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do" (23:34)

14. Pray when you face death: "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!" (23:46)

15. Pray blessings over Jesus' followers: "Then he led them as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them" (24:50)

Rev. Sean Cho