Building the Church

Building the Church #6: A Devotion to Prayer

Series: Building the Church
#6: A Devotion to Prayer

Acts 2:42; Matthew 6:9-13
Pastor Colin Bell

"I'm convinced that we don't take prayer seriously enough because we don't understand the depth of our need for God to work supernaturally in our lives...If we are going to live out our calling as the church, then we need to devote ourselves to prayer."  Francis Chan

Building the Church: A Devotion to Fellowship

"And they devoted themselves to the Apostles' Teaching and to Fellowship, to the breaking of Bread and to prayer."   Acts 2:42

"So then, you are not longer strangers and aliens, but you a fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together grows into a holy temple in the Lord.   In Him, you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit."  Ephesians 2:19-22

As a Devotion to Fellowship, I will...

1) Love the Body (1 Corinthians 13:1-3)

2) Serve the Body (Galatians 5:13)

3) Encourage the Body (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Building the Church: A Devotion to the Word of God

"And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." Acts 2:42
"The law of the Lord is perfect,reviving the soul;the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;the commandment of the Lord is pure,enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold,even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned;in keeping them there is great reward." Psalm 19:7-11
We will be devoted to the Word of God because...
Truth #1: The Law of the Lord is Perfect: Reviving the Soul
Truth #2: The Testimony of the Lord is Sure: Making Wise the Simple
Truth #3: The Precepts of the Lord are right: Rejoicing the Heart
Truth #4: The Commandment of the Lord is pure: Enlightening the Eyes
Truth #5: The Fear of the Lord is Clean: Enduring Forever
Truth #6: The Rules of the Lord are true and Righteous