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Dangerous Prayers

October 13, 2019 • Matt Paddack

INTRODUCTION: Prayer has the potential to radically transform our lives, but too often we choose to pray safe prayers. We scratch our heads wondering why nothing in our lives are changing even though we are praying. Doesn’t God hear us? During this sermon series, we will discover how to courageously pray in a dangerous way that requires us to continually invite God into our lives. MAIN POINT: Becoming all that God created me to be requires continually inviting Him to “search me”. KEY VERSE: “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”– Psalm 139:23-24 CHALLENGE QUESTION: When was the last time you asked God to “search me”? ADDITIONAL SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Jeremiah 17:9 (NLT)

Send Me

Dangerous Prayers • October 27, 2019 • John Schluchter

SUMMARY: When nothing else seems to be working, we tend to throw up a prayer as a last result. But prayer isn’t weird, boring, or ineffective. Not only can prayer be effective, but prayer is also a transforming act for us. Praying the dangerous prayer, “Lord, send me,” releases you to be used by God in a way that makes a difference. MAIN POINT: Living a life worth living begins by praying “send me”. KEY VERSE: Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” – Isaiah 6:8 CHALLENGE QUESTION: What’s preventing you from praying “Send me”? SCRIPTURE REFERENCES Isaiah 6:8, Luke 10:30-34

Break Me

Dangerous Prayers • October 20, 2019 • Andy Williams

INTRODUCTION: All week long we have asked the Lord to search and know our hearts, to test us and know our anxious thoughts. We’ve asked Him to reveal any offensive ways in us and lead us in the way everlasting. What if we went a step further and prayed the dangerous prayer: “Lord, will you break me?” Praying this prayer will be painful, but it will take you deeper with God than you’ve ever been. MAIN POINT: Praying a dangerous prayer like “break me” is necessary for God to shape us into the masterpiece He created us to be. KEY VERSE: “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the things he planned for us long ago.” – Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) CHALLENGE QUESTION: What area in your life is God shining the light on that he wants to “break” next for you to become His masterpiece? ADDITIONAL SCRIPTURE REFERENCES: Romans 12:1-2 (The Message)