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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Current Issues Bible Studies
Making sense of unanswered prayer.>
How do Christians reconcile pain and confusion about unanswered prayer with our belief in an all-powerful God of love?
Using the article The Gift of Unanswered Prayer from TODAY S CHRISTIAN, we ll look at a struggle common to all Christians who have prayed fervently and felt bewildered by the results.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 8:3 4; Hebrews 12:9 11; Matthew 26:42; James 5:10 11
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
--Teaching point one: God, who created us and is not bound by time, knows what is best for us (Psalm 8:3 4).
--Teaching point two: Hearing God s answer of no is inescapable in a fallen world (Hebrews 12:9 11).
--Teaching point three: Your will be done is Jesus model of humble prayer (Matthew 26:42).
--Teaching point four: We are God s servants, and he is not ours.
--Teaching point five: Suffering does not mean the absence of God or the certain presence of failure (James 5:10 11).
Apply Your Findings
ARTICLE FROM TODAY'S CHRISTIAN
The Gift of Unanswered Prayer, by Jerry Sittser (2004)
You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies for use in your local church.