Sermon Notes from Morning Worship
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Series: “Alone With God”
Today: “Decide Where to Meet Him”
Scripture: Matthew 6:6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Luke 22:39-41 (AMP) And He came out and went, as was His habit, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples also followed Him. And when He came to the place, He said to them, Pray that you may not [at all] enter into temptation.
And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw and knelt down and prayed,
Intro: The place of prayer we choose can aid or diminish our effectiveness in prayer.
A. The Bible makes it clear there is not one place to be alone with God.
John 4:19-21 & 24 19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”
21 Jesus declared, “Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”
I. OUR PLACE OF PRAYER SHOULD BE EASY TO MAINTAIN .
A. In our scripture, Luke 22:39, the Amplified Version: “As was His habit .”
II. OUR PLACE OF PRAYER SHOULD BE A SECRET PLACE.
* Our scripture in Matthew 6:6 – “…go into your most private room.”
III. OUR PLACE OF PRAYER SHOULD BE A __QUIET__ PLACE.
B. Do you have a regular place where God can teach you, rebuke you, train you?
Conclusion: When we get our place of prayer that becomes our habit, where we secretly speak to our Father and quiet ourselves before Him, we can look forward to the “one day” .