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TITLE: Prayer Changes Things

TEXT: Numbers 14:10-23

PROPOSITION: The prayers of Moses caused change.

QUESTION: How?

KEY WORD: Changes

READING: Same

 

INTRODUCTION:

1. "Pray Changes Things"

A.     On church signs

B.     On bottom of bulletin page

C.     I Thessalonians 5:17, James 5:16, Matthew 7:7

2. Impress this truth - Prayer does change things.

 

Prayer Changes Things, Circumstances, Situations

1.      Red Sea Exodus 14:13-16 Bitter water Exodus 15:25

2.      Manna Exodus 16:3-6 Water from rock Exodus 17:2-6

3.      No rain / rain                 James 5:17-18

4.      Peter in jail                   Acts 12:5-17

5.      God did not answer their prayer because a hero prayed.

6.      They are heroes because they prayed.

 

Prayer Changes Others

1.      Peter                            Luke 22:31-32

2.      Miriam and Aaron          Numbers 12:9-15

 

Prayer Changes the Mind of God

1.      Numbers 14:10-23

1.      Numbers 13:26-33 the 10 spies with evil report

2.      God was ready to destroy Israel.

3.      Moses intervened.

4.      God changed His mind.

 

2.      Exodus 32:9-14, 25-35

1.      Golden calf, dancing, naked

2.      God would have destroyed them

3.      God "repented"

3.      Deuteronomy 9:11- 10:1 (same account as 2.)

4.      Sodom and Gomorrah Genesis 18 for 10 righteous save them

 

Prayer Changes You!

1.      Daniel               Daniel 6:3-4, 10-11

2.      David               Psalm 55:16-17

3.      Hezekiah          Isaiah 38:1-8

4.      Hannah             1 Samuel 1:11-18

5.      Jesus in the garden Matthew 26:36-46

6.      Gives strength  Isaiah 40:29-31



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