4 The God Who Hears Prayer I Peter 3:12Ps 34:17Ps 20:6The Missing Dimension:Forget to Focus on God!
5 A LIVING GOD! Only a Living God can answer prayer! Elijah & the Prophets of Baal I Kgs 18“Jehovah, He is God!” I Kings 18:39Ps 135:15We pray to the only true & living God!
6 OMNISCIENT GOD He is all knowing! Heb 4:13 “We are naked (laid bare)…” Job 24:31 “His eyes see their every step..”When we are in sin we feel uncomfortable in God’s presence.Relationship between Sin & Prayer!
7 OMNIPOTENT GOD Ps 81:10 “Open thy mouth wide and I will fill it!” Jer 33:3 “Show thee great & mighty things.”Eph 3:20 “Able to do exceedingly above…”Jer 32:17 “Oh Lord Jehovah! There is nothing too hard for Thee!”
8 OMNIPONENT GOD He is All Powerful! Mk 9:23 “If thou can believe, all things are possible!”9:22 “Lord, if thou can do anything, have compassion on us and help us!”We ask little things of a BIG GOD!
9 GOD OF PROVIDENCE. Ps 65:9-11 “Thou visited the earth and watered it.” Ps 104:14-15 “God gladdens the heart of man, makes his face to shine, and gives bread to sustain the heart.”Extends to us personally.Joseph – Gen 45:5 – 8Elijah – Jas 5:17-18
10 GOD IS ETERNAL Ex 3:14 “I am that I am.” Ps 90:1-2 “Before the mountains were brought forth.. From ever lasting to ever lasting THOU art GOD!
11 GOD IS: A BENIFICIENT FATHER Acts 17: “They should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him, and find him, though he be not far from any one of us. . We are His offspring.”Heb 12:29 “God is the Father of our spirits.”God cares and provides:Ps 103:13-14Ps 27:10 “When my father & mother forsake, then Jehovah will lift me up!”
12 GOD IS OUR BENIFICIENT FATHER Hosea 11: Beautiful Picture . . .God is the Father of all man-kind.Gives special blessings to his adopted family.Gal 3: “Heirs according to the promise.”Gal 4:6 “Because ye are sons, God sent forth the spirit into our hearts crying Abba Father.”Rm 8:16 “The spirit bears witness … we are children of God.’
13 GOD IS OUR BENIFICIENT FATHER Rm 8:32 “If God spared not His own son, but gave Him up for us all, will He not freely with Him give you all things?”Mt 7:11 “If you being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him?
14 GOD’S RESOURCES ARE UNLIMITED I PETER 5:7 “Cast your cares….”Ps 55:22 “Cast your burdens upon the Lord and He will sustain you!”Phil 4:6-7 “In nothing be anxious….”Worry is prayer to the wrong God!Prayer = “We by faith lay hold unto the promises of God!”