Sermon on the Mount: Quiet Faithfulness & Prayer

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  • Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018
  • Speaker: Eric Van Scharrel
  • Series: Sermon on the Mount
  • Scripture: Matthew 6:1–6:18

The POSTURE of prayer…

Jesus offers us AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIP with God.


Discipleship Level 1: Develop a faith ROUTINE.


Discipleship Level 2: Don’t let your faith become ROUTINE.


“Lord, teach us to pray!” (Luke 11:1).


Developing a prayer life:

  1. Shut out DISTRACTIONS.


  1. CONNECT with your Father.


  1. Learn from JESUS.


  1. Practice for LIFE.


Six-Day Prayer Challenge:

  • Offer to pray for someone in the moment.
  • Take a walk, and talk to God along the way.
  • Practice “5 a day” prayer: morning, 3 meals, bedtime.
  • Pray for your enemy, or someone who is currently an irritation in your life.
  • Ask someone else to pray for you in the moment.
  • Pray for God to provide you opportunities to share the Gospel with someone who does not know Jesus.


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