This Sunday, Pastor Bill speaks on: praying kingdom prayers. Our central text is Matthew 16:13-19, where Jesus describes what He is creating – the church; that entity which embodies all the principles and privileges of the kingdom of heaven. People come into it only by revelation. It is unshakable, built on the confession of Jesus. And those in it are given keys – authority. Jesus speaks of the authority of prayer that is available to believers: What they bind on earth is bound in heaven and what they loose on earth is loosed in heaven. God intends to do things impossible to man at their simple request, things that are focused not on their comforts but His glory.
This is the sixth message in our current series of sermons – PATHWAYS TO THE KING – which is tracking with Rob Reimer’s book by that same name. We are working through this book in our small groups to start the year off. This sermon takes the same theme as chapter five of the book – “Pray Kingdom Prayers.”