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Matthew 7:7-12 – “Ask, Seek, & Knock”

Matthew 7:7-12

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, April 18th. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon.  They are provided to help you follow the sermon as you listen each week. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:45 on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/firstbaptistavonpark/  We also provide the services through YouTube on our website by Sunday afternoon at www.fbcap.net

INTRO THOUGHTS:

Hopefully, we can understand why it is we ask, seek, and knock, so that we can really understand THE PRIVILEGE OF PRAYER

The Imperative to Pray

ASK, SEEK, KNOCK – v. 7

THE “DO” – Believing people are praying people.

Notice the progression.

ASK

SEEK

KNOCK

Keep on with the Keep on!  1 Thess. 5:17 – Pray without ceasing.

The People of Prayer

Everyone who…v. 8

Everyone who is…

A great guide to keep us on focus:

Everyone who Asks receives – Seeks finds – Knocks the door will be opened

WE CAN TRUST IN THIS… BECAUSE OF

The Motivation of our Prayer

The Father’s Love – vv. 9-11

How much more does our heavenly Father love His own!

Father in Heaven

The Golden Rule – v. 12 (Others)

vv. 1-7 – Stop judging…look within

v. 12 – Treat others right.

HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE.

CONCLUSION

Relationships are crucial.

They go hand and hand

They KEY IS MY PERSONAL WALK WITH THE LORD THROUGH THE WORD AND PRAYER.


Great Resources:

Prayer Changes Peoples WillJohn Piper (Article)

https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/prayer-changes-peoples-wills

Grace To You – John MacArthur – (A collection of resources on Prayer)

Praying the Bible By: Donald Whitney (Book)

https://www.christianbook.com/praying-the-bible-donald-whitney/9781433547843/pd/547843?event=ESRCG

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