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Prayer and Fasting

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Two new sermons on our website – on prayer and fasting:

http://treeoflifelondon.weebly.com/february-2010.html

Sermon on Fasting: THE BENEFITS OF FASTING

Jesus said that if we fast in private that God would reward us openly. In this message Benjamin talks about the many benefits of fasting along with some practical advice on how to fasting – and how not get into imbalance on this subject!

Sermon on Prayer: WHAT PRAYER IS NOT

Prayer is one of the most misunderstood parts of the Christian life because there is so much poor teaching about prayer based on experience and traditions, and not on God’s Word.

This message is the first of a four part series, and in it Benjamin clears away some of the rubble we have that are false ideas about prayer, to get us ready for the next few weeks as we find out what prayer really is.

Tozer on the Word of God and Leadership

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All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16)

I knew a man from India who got hold of a New Testament, was converted and started to preach, but he had no background at all. That is, he started from scratch. He did not have a Greek Orthodox or Roman Catholic or Protestant background. He just started from the beginning. He didn’t know anything about churches. He testified, “What I did when I had a problem in the church was to go straight to the New Testament and settle it. I let the New Testament tell me what I was to do.” The result was that God greatly blessed him and his work in the land of India.

This is what I would like to see in our church–the New Testament order of letting Scripture decide matters. When it comes to a question–any question–what does the Word of God say? All belief and practices should be tested by the Word; no copying unscriptural church methods. We should let the Word of God decide. RRR140.

“Lord, help us to lead our churches to seek clear direction from Your Word and Your Spirit. Amen.” (A.W. Tozer, Tozer on Christian Leadership, July 10)

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