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Be Dangerous

November 22, 2015 Speaker: Pastor Scott Oas

Topic: General Verse: Psalm 139:23–139:24

"BE DANGEROUS" 
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)


GOING DEEPER


SCRIPTURE READING:   Psalms 139:23-24, Acts 4:29, Exodus 15:13, Ephesians 2:10

GETTING STARTED

  • 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

“SEARCH ME”

  • 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?


“STRETCH ME”

  • 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)


“LEAD ME”

  • Read Exodus 14:13, Psalms 27:11.
  • What do these verses reveal about being “guided” or being “lead”?


“USE ME”

  • Read Ephesians 2:10.
  • How has God design us to partner with Him as His followers?


DIGGING DEEPER

  • 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?