"I would say in the Christian life that prayer is one of the most important things to understand. Prayer is communication or talking with God. That is what prayer is. If you get the communication wrong, then your relationship is going to be wrong."
The Doctrine of Prayer Part 1
includes supplemental verses I John 5:14-15; Matthew 26:36-39; John 5:30; James 4:13-16
"It is insane. It is false teaching. The day and age in which we live Christianity and the teaching of the Bible has been twisted on every subject and regurgitated back to the people in a very false way to make them back in control of their own life. When you receive Jesus Christ that is what you give up: going my own way, doing things my own way."
The Doctrine of Prayer Part 2
includes supplemental verses I John 5:14-15; John 14:12-14, 15:7&16, 16:22-24; James 4:14
"To go in the name of Christ means to go representing His authority and purpose in every situation. When you pray 'in the name of Jesus' you are asking something be done for His purposes and His authority. It is not a magic formula. It is an act of submission."
The Doctrine of Prayer Part 3
includes supplemental verses I John 5:14-15; James 5:16; Ephesians 6:18; Jude 1:17-21; Romans 8:26-27
"The prayer that God hears is the prayer that comes from the Holy Spirit, not from human beings. Because I have received Christ I have His Spirit in me. And that Holy Spirit in me is constantly interceding to the Father on my behalf all the time. Interceding and praying according to God's design and plan. Also, because I have a relationship with the living God, under the influence of the Holy Spirit I get to participate in the expression of my submission to God's will and plan."
includes supplemental verses Luke 11:1-4
"In our culture here in the United States prayer is taught as the means by which you take control of your own life. The Holy Spirit is there for you to tap into. You pray 'in Jesus' name' and you make things happen. This is false doctrine. It is totally against Scripture and it is not of God. The Bible teaches that prayer is the means by which we express our submission to the Lord and His will. It is to line me up and keep me straight, and focused on, and right with the Lord through whatever I am praying about."
Understanding the Salvation Experience
"Religion is forcing Christianity. Religion is psychologically practicing what is in the Bible. Biblical Christianity is spiritual, it is not psychological, and it is centered around the Spirit of God in and through man. But, as Paul said at the end of Romans chapter 14, if it is not done by the Spirit of God it is sin. Cut and dry. Black and white. The way it is."
"We don't talk about salvation anymore. We don't hear the salvation message anymore. There is a different gospel being preached. It is psychology. It is the practice of the Bible with a person's mind that they use on themselves. It does not involve the Spirit of God whatsoever. The spiritual gospel message is being lost. And the humanistic, human-centered, self-centered gospel is being preached."
"This one word actually means the coming necessary food. The food that is already on its way. The provision of God for the necessessities of today. How does this fit into our prayer request? Give to us today our coming necessary food. The necessary food that is already being sent by God. What we are praying here - it is not really a request for God to provide our food for us, it is a confession acknowledging two things. That the Father provide our food. And that His provision is already on its way while I am praying."
"In the same way that Christ continues to forgive us, we are to forgive others. God is going to hold us accountable that we show others the same mercy and compassion God has shown to us. I am continually sinning against God. Other human beings are continually sinning against me. And I am to forgive them because they are sinners just like me. "
"We are limited in what we pray for. We are praying submission. We are praying, 'Let Your will be done.' We are praying and confessing that He is the One we are trusting to deliver us from the evil one. We are praying for Him to work out His ministry and His work for His kingdom here on the earth. And by the time you get through praying you feel this great relief, this great release. But you also feel a peace and a burden off of you, because there really is not anything else to pray for."
includes Romans 6:12-18 and Luke 9:57-62
includes I Peter 5:5-9
includes Luke 8:1-18
includes Luke 10:38-42
includes I Corinthians 7:29-35
includes II Corinthians 11:22-30 and Philippians 2:19-24
includes Philippians 4:1-9