Vintage message from June 22, 1997.
The idea here is to pray, to come before the living God; to bring our petitions, to bring the things that are hurting us, to bring the things that concern us before Him. And you know, I pray all the time. I’ll tell you, if any of you have known me for very long, if you’ve been part of this church for very long, I have your name down on a list…and I pray every day, or almost every day…I can honestly tell you that, for the most part, I have been faithful to pray for you. But you know what? There’s a big difference between praying for someone and praying with them. To actually be there in fellowship with God and another person. It means a whole lot more…
And I have to ask myself and this fellowship…when we find ourselves in conflict, how do we resolve it? Do w…get angry and start shouting and don’t listen to anything that the person has to say that we’re in conflict with? Or do we simply stop and say, “Let’s pray. Let’s take this to the throne of God. Let’s allow the Holy Spirit of God to touch us and resolve this in us.”