10 Tweets

Here are 10 Tweets from Tim Bubar's sermon from the weekend, "Elijah Prays," 1 Kings 18:41-46: 1// You may have a personal relationship with God, but do you ever relate to him person-to-person?

2// James tells us that Elijah prayed and it stopped raining. He prayed again and it started raining.

3// To understand what Elijah is doing, you have to understand what God is doing and has done.

4// God makes a promise, and in doing so he initiates and directs our prayer.  Elijah and Daniel prayed in response to God's promises, and they knew what to pray for.

5// Pray God's promises back to him - for your loved ones, for yourself, for his kingdom.

6// God reveals his power, and in doing so he motivates our prayer. Elijah knew that God could do anything.

7// Have you put yourself in a position to see God's power displayed?

8// God responds to prayer, and in doing so he emboldens our prayer.  Elijah prayed boldly, fervently, persistently.

9// The Puritans said sometimes you need to "pray yourself into prayer."

10// Your excuse may be that you're no Elijah.  Sorry, James already beat you to that one - "Elijah was as human as we are." "The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working."