Sunday, 24 April 2016

A Troubled Soul - Mark 1:35-39 and Jeremiah 20:7-18

Jesus did a life on life training course for his disciples. His habits would be a model for them, one bed-rock habit being withdrawing to pray. In Mark 1 he does this, and when the disciples come after him he is not simply drawn to the needs of the crowd but instead demonstrates the discipline of OFF and follows a call to minister elsewhere. His prayer time seems to set an inbuilt metronome ticking with the presence of God.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Nehemiah's Prayer - Nehemiah 1:5 - 11

Nehemiah and his people were in exile. He was serving a foreign king and acutely aware of the devastation and shame on his people back home. The walls of Jerusalem were in ruins and their plight was desperate.

[UP] What level of confidence do you have to approach God in prayer?

Challenge: Use Nehemiah's prayer as a model for your own prayer