You Know God Answers Prayer

Posted on 09/07/16 by John Lindell in Prayer Meeting

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a powerful word titled, “You Know God Answers Prayer.” Join us as we study 1 John 5:13-15 and hear truth about how God responds to us when we pray in faith and have confidence in Him. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to put your faith in God and believe that He hears you when you call on Him.

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You Know God Answers Prayer

1 John 5:13-15 ESV
13I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. 14And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. 15And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

1st We know we have eternal life

1 John 5:13 NIV
13I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

John 17:3 NIV
3Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

Luke 11:1-2 NIV
1One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” 2He said to them, “When you pray, say: “‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.

Matthew 6:6-8 NIV
6But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

2nd We know who is listening

1 John 5:14 NIV
14This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

Confidence: (parresia) – boldness…out spoken…freedom to speak…bluntness…speaking your mind

1 John 5:14-15 NIV
14This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

3rd We know what has happened

1 John 5:15 NIV
15And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.