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Do You Really Want to Grow UpBy Rick Warren
Delivered on 09/24/2017
Part 1 of the series 40 Days of Prayer
When it comes to our faith, the Bible says we are not meant to remain as children but instead to grow up in Christ. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren gives us an inside look into our spiritual growth campaign, 40 Days of Prayer. We learn six laws of spiritual growth and action steps toward a deeper relationship with God, and we discover the importance of feeding on the Word, developing spiritual habits, and growing together in community.
A Beginner's Guide to PrayerBy Rick Warren
Delivered on 10/01/2017
Part 2 of the series 40 Days of Prayer
From Cinderella to Aladdin, these fairytale stories are based on characters whose lives are changed with the granting of a wish. When it comes to prayer, we often treat it like a magical wand that we wave at God when we want our dreams to come true. But the Bible teaches us that prayer is a relationship with God, and not an enchanted tool. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren shares the four foundational truths of prayer that will help us to see prayer in a different way, and how to connect with God in conversation. You’ll learn the importance of talking to him about everything in simple and sincere ways. Find out how prayer will draw you closer to God and why answered prayers are his gift of grace.
Who Do You Think You are Talking To?By Rick Warren
Delivered on 10/08/2017
Part 3 of the series 40 Days of Prayer
Have you ever experienced a stressful or difficult time that left you questioning the presence of God? Sometimes it takes days, months, or even years before we realize that God used that experience as an opportunity to rely on him through difficult times. The more we begin to understand what God is really like, the more everything can fall into place, including our prayer life. In this message, Pastor Rick shares how God’s plan will always be good, including suffering for the benefit of others. We learn how he is the God of second chances and why he doesn’t always say “yes.” And we discover everlasting encouragement and renewed strength for the days ahead.
Praying in Five DimensionsBy Rick Warren
Delivered on 10/28/2017
Part 4 of the series 40 Days of Prayer
Do you ever feel like your memory is slipping or that you have a hard time remembering things? In this message, Pastor Rick Warren teaches us the relationship between memory and prayers and what the Bible says about this deep connection, teaching us through Communion with a tool to remember the five dimensions of prayer. Discover how praying in these five dimensions can awaken your faith with a new freshness that is personal, passionate, and in partnership with the Holy Spirit. Get ready to take your faith to the next level by looking back to the cross, inward at Jesus living inside you, and forward to your future in Christ.
How to Pray Throughout Your DayBy Rick Warren
Delivered on 11/04/2017
Part 5 of the series 40 Days of Prayer
Imagine how strong your relationship with God could be if you had a proven strategy behind your prayer life. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren shares his own personal prayer strategy based on the Lord’s Prayer. Find out how to plan your prayers, schedule your prayer time, and keep a running conversation with God that’s as natural as breathing. You’ll learn the seven keys to praying throughout the day that will bring you closer to God and help you face any problem with spiritual confidence. Get ready to turn your scheduled prayers into habitual conversations with your heavenly Father.
How to Pray for Healing and RestorationBy Rick Warren
Delivered on 11/11/2017
Part 6 of the series 40 Days of Prayer
Does God heal people today? Of course he does! God uses different ways to heal different kinds of pain: financial, physical, mental, emotional, relational, and physical. Because we live in a broken world, we all need some kind of healing or restoration, whether we’re aware of it or not. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren teaches us four conditions for healing and restoration in any area of our lives. Learn why humility, prayer, seeking God, and reliance on his Word will bring healing and forgiveness.
Key words: humility, pray for healing, 12 marks of humility
When God Says "No"By Rick Warren
Delivered on 11/26/2017
Part 7 of the series 40 Days of Prayer
There’s no such thing as an unanswered prayer. God answers every prayer with “Yes,” “Wait,” or “No.” The last response is always the most difficult one to receive, and can be flat-out heartbreaking. In this message, Pastor Rick Warren teaches us three reasons God says, “No.” You’ll learn how God’s answer is his way of protecting you, helping you grow spiritually, and teaching you his perspective, plan, and purpose for your life. Discover how to trust that God does everything—even saying, “No”—out of goodness and love. This is the final lesson of 40 Days of Prayer.