Date: July 14, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Mark 9:14-29 |


  • The Devil creates problems in the home
    • Teareth - to break, wreck, crack
    • Foameth - to creak or squeak in a frenzy
    • Pineth - to shrivel, dry up, wither away
  • Christ is the solution to the home crisis
    • More of Christ; less of self
    • More of Christ; less of philosophy (Ephesians 1:20; 2:11)
    • More of Christ; less of this world
    • More of Christ; less of materialism
    • More of Christ; less social gospel
  • Powerful prayer is possible
  • Continual prayer is necessary
    • Jeremiah 33:3
    • Matthew 7:7
    • Matthew 21:22
    • Romans 8:26
    • Ephesians 6:18
    • Philippians 4:6
    • Colossians 4:2
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:17


Watch and Pray

Come to the morning-prayer; Come, let us kneel and pray:
Prayer is the Christian pilgrim’s staff,
To walk with God all day.
At noon, beneath the Rock Of Ages, rest and pray;
Sweet is that shelter from the heat,
When the sun smites by day.’

At evening, shut thy door;
Round the home-altar pray;
And, finding there the house of God, At Heaven’s gate close the day.
When midnight veils our eyes,
Oh, it is sweet to say, I sleep, but my heart waketh, Lord,
With thee to watch and pray.
- James Montgomery (Quoted in Prayer and its Remarkable Answers, William Patton p 32)

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