November 22, 2015 Speaker: Pastor Scott Oas
Topic: General Verse: Psalm 139:23–139:24
Four High Risk Dangerous Prayers
Pastor Scott Oas | 11.22.2015
1. SEARCH ME
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” - Psalms 139:23-24 (NIV)
2. STRETCH ME
“... Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.” - Acts 4:29 (NIV)
3. LEAD ME
“In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.” - Exodus 15:13 (NIV)
4. USE ME
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” - Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)
SCRIPTURE READING: Psalms 139:23-24, Acts 4:29, Exodus 15:13, Ephesians 2:10
- When have you found yourself in a dangerous situation? What happened?
- To you what are some of the warning signs of danger?
- Have you ever prayed a dangerous prayer?
A CLOSER LOOK
- Read Psalms 139:23-24.
- What are the attributes here that David points out for God to examine his life?
- What is so dangerous about praying this kind of “search me” prayer?
- In Acts 4:29 we read about the early followers of Christ. What strikes you about their prayer especially in light of their immediate life situation? (facing threats, persecution and even death for their faith)
- Read Exodus 14:13, Psalms 27:11.
- What do these verses reveal about being “guided” or being “lead”?
- Read Ephesians 2:10.
- How has God design us to partner with Him as His followers?
- Which of these prayers; “Search Me, Stretch Me, Lead Me, Use Me” do you connect with at this moment in your life?
- What do you find most challenging in responding to that prayer?
- What might your prayer be in moving closer to God in this area?