The following message was given at the 2017 ICC Summer Retreat by Pastor Young Kim from Grace Covenant Church in Philadelphia. It is session four of four total sessions. Please click READ MORE below to see the sermon notes.
Prayer and Scripture
Often times churches skew one side or the other. There needs to be a balance between both.
Healing stories, answer to prayer are GREAT! But the greatest gift of prayer, is not the manifestation ( or answers) but the gift of Jesus!
God wants us to ask, knock, seek - When you encounter Him, those things become very small. The gift of prayer is being in the Throne room of the Father. All those things that you thought you needed become secondary.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
I used to pray a lot because I worried a lot
Sometimes I would pray and just pray (You used to worry outside of God, but now you worry inside of God)
Thumb of Worry Illustration - Our worries make it seem like it's bigger than God
Between who He is and where you thumb is, you realize your worries are so small
I can make it because He is with me!
Every prayer has been answered