January 9, 2022 | Dr. Jim Bradford | Lifting Voices in Prayer :: YouVersion Event
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January 9, 2022 | Dr. Jim Bradford | Lifting Voices in Prayer
January 9, 2022 | Dr. Jim Bradford | Lifting Voices in Prayer
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WHEN FACED WITH UNCERTAINTY AND RISK . . .

* They didn't panic, they prayed
Acts 4:23-24a (NIV)
23 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God.
Samuel Chadwick:
“The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.”
Acts 4:24b (NIV)
. . . “Sovereign Lord,” they said . . .
WHEN FACED WITH UNCERTAINTY AND RISK . . .

* They didn't panic, they prayed

* They didn't seek comfort, they sought courage
* They didn't seek comfort, they sought courage

---- Courage to stand ("consider their threats")
---- Courage to speak ("speak your word with great boldness")
* They didn't panic, they prayed

* They didn't seek comfort, they sought courage

* They didn't play it safe, they prayed for the supernatural
Arthur Wallis:
“One significant difference between the early church and the church today is this: they believed in the Holy Spirit while we are afraid of the Holy Spirit; they knew the Holy Spirit experientially while we so often know Him only theologically and theoretically. Will we at last let Him have His way? This is the pathway to revival.”