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Series: Because He Lives Easter Series

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Speaker: Mike Prah

April 4, 2021

Mike Prah

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TODAY’S PRAYER POINTS 

Come before the Lord worshiping Him and thanking God for all He’s done for you.

Today’s prayer is focused on God’s promises from Luke 4:18-19.

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, for He has anointed Me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come." Luke 4:18-19 (NLT)

Pray these prophecies over your life by faith from the above Scripture.

1. PRAY FOR AN OUTPOURING OF GOD’S SPIRIT TO LEAD, GUIDE AND CONTROL YOUR LIFE.

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me” (vs. 18a)

2. ASK GOD TO ANOINT YOU FOR GREATNESS & TO USE YOU FOR A NOBLE CAUSE

“He has anointed Me” (vs. 18b)

(Anointing means set apart)

3. ASK FOR GOD’S ABUNDANT PROVISION FOR YOUR EVERY NEED, LACK OR LIMITATION

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me [Jesus], for He has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor” (vs. 18c)

4. ASK GOD FOR DELIVERANCE FROM EVERY OPPOSITION & DIFFICULTY

“He has sent Me [Jesus] to proclaim that captives will be released” (vs. 18d)

5. PRAY FOR WISDOM, DISCERNMENT, UNDERSTANDING OF GOD’S WILL & POWER AND DESIRE TO DO IT.

“He has sent Me [Jesus] to proclaim that the blind will see” (vs. 18e)

6. PRAY FOR FREEDOM & VICTORY – emotionally, financially, physically, vocationally, relationally

He has sent Me to proclaim that the oppressed will be set free” (vs. 18f)

7. ASK GOD TO AMAZE YOU WITH HIS GRACE TO COVER YOU COMPLETELY

“He has sent Me [Jesus] to proclaim that the time of the Lord’s favor has come." (vs.19)

 

EASTER: GOD’S MERCY HAS DAWNED ON US!

Because He Lives Easter Series – Pt 3 of 3

Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021

Mike Prah

“Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to see the tomb . . . The angel said ‘He is risen!’”    See Matthew 28:1-10        

 “A NEW DAY will dawn on US because our God is loving and merciful.”  Luke 1:78 (GW)

 GOD’S MERCY: UNDESERVED FORGIVENESS & UNEARNED KINDNESS 

WHEN DO I NEED GOD’S MERCY? - WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ACCEPT IT?

 1. I NEED GOD’S MERCY WHEN I’VE  

 A HUMILIATED WOMAN: John 8:2-11 (NLT+GN)

‘[One day], as Jesus was teaching … the Pharisees brought a woman who had been CAUGHT in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd. “Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was CAUGHT in the act of adultery. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?” They were trying to TRAP Jesus into saying something they could use against Him. BUT JESUS stooped down and wrote in the dust with His finger. They kept demanding an answer, so He stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Then He stooped down again and wrote in the dust.” “When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left … with the woman. Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you either. Go, but do not sin again.”

GOD’S MERCY FORGIVES ME AND FREES ME!

 Jesus: “I was sent to bring freedom for the captives and release from condemnation [forgiveness] for the prisoners.” Isaiah 61:1 (ISV+AMP)

 (Jesus) “I have come to save the world and not to judge it.” John 12:47 (LB)

 “Even in judgment, God is merciful!” James 2:13 (CEV)

“Mercy triumphs victoriously over judgment.” (AMP)

 “O Lord, you are so good and kind, so ready to forgive, so FULL OF MERCY for all who ask your aid.”  Psalm 86:5 (LB)

 “Jesus understands every weakness of ours, because He was tempted in every way that we are. But He did not sin.  So whenever we are in need, we should come bravely before the throne of our merciful God. There we will receive MERCY and find the grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:15-16 (CEV)

EASTER: GOD’S MERCY HAS DAWNED ON US!

Because He Lives Easter Series – Pt 3 of 3

Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021

Mike Prah

“Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to see the tomb . . . The angel said ‘He is risen!’”    See Matthew 28:1-10        

 “A NEW DAY will dawn on US because our God is loving and merciful.”  Luke 1:78 (GW)

 GOD’S MERCY: UNDESERVED FORGIVENESS & UNEARNED KINDNESS 

WHEN DO I NEED GOD’S MERCY? - WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ACCEPT IT?

 1. I NEED GOD’S MERCY WHEN I’VE  

 A HUMILIATED WOMAN: John 8:2-11 (NLT+GN)

‘[One day], as Jesus was teaching … the Pharisees brought a woman who had been CAUGHT in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd. “Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was CAUGHT in the act of adultery. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?” They were trying to TRAP Jesus into saying something they could use against Him. BUT JESUS stooped down and wrote in the dust with His finger. They kept demanding an answer, so He stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Then He stooped down again and wrote in the dust.” “When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left … with the woman. Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you either. Go, but do not sin again.”

GOD’S MERCY FORGIVES ME AND  ME!

 Jesus: “I was sent to bring freedom for the captives and release from condemnation [forgiveness] for the prisoners.” Isaiah 61:1 (ISV+AMP)

 (Jesus) “I have come to save the world and not to judge it.” John 12:47 (LB)

 “Even in judgment, God is merciful!” James 2:13 (CEV)

“Mercy triumphs victoriously over judgment.” (AMP)

 “O Lord, you are so good and kind, so ready to forgive, so FULL OF MERCY for all who ask your aid.”  Psalm 86:5 (LB)

 “Jesus understands every weakness of ours, because He was tempted in every way that we are. But He did not sin.  So whenever we are in need, we should come bravely before the throne of our merciful God. There we will receive MERCY and find the grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:15-16 (CEV)

 GOD’S MERCY MAKES THE IMPOSSIBLE  !

"“What is impossible for people is possible with God.”  Luke 18:27 (NLT)

 “For as you know Jesus better, He will give you, through His great power, everything you need for living a truly good life: He even shares His own glory and His own goodness with us!” 2 Peter 1:3 (LB)

 2. I NEED GOD’S MERCY WHEN FACING DEATH

 A DYING MAN: LUKE 23:39-43

“One of the criminals hanging there insulted Jesus by saying, “So you’re really the Messiah, are you? Well, save yourself and us!” But the other criminal scolded him: “Don’t you fear God at all? Can’t you see that you’re condemned in the same way that he is?  Our punishment is fair. We’re getting what we deserve. But this man hasn’t done anything wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you enter your kingdom.” Jesus said to him, “I can guarantee this truth: Today you will be with me in paradise.” (GW)

 GOD’S MERCY WILL SAVE ME FOR ETERNITY!

(Jesus) "I am the resurrection and the life! Whoever believes in me, even though he dies, will live again!” John 11:25 (NLT)                                             

 “Anyone who asks for mercy from the Lord shall have it and shall be saved.” Acts 2:21 (LB)

 “The Lord God is waiting to show you how kind He is and to have mercy on you. The Lord always does what’s right and He blesses those who trust Him!” Isaiah 30:18 (CEV) 

 

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