Episode 142

Prayer 2021 - May 24 - Asking in the Name of Jesus pt 1

Ephesians 3:17


“…so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray, that you will be rooted and established in love…”

 

Asking in the Name of Jesus pt 1

The past few days, we have been talking about persistent prayer. 

One of the major ways we are taught to pray, in every prayer, is to pray in the Name of Jesus. We covered this before in the section on the Lord’s Prayer.

One thing I want to bring to your attention is in the Gospel of John. Strange as it may seem, John does not record anything in his Gospel that the others recorded in regards to prayer. Then, to compound the issue, what the others, Matthew, Mark and Luke, recorded concerning prayer, John ignores.

WHY?

Well, for one, it would be impossible to record everything that Jesus said or did. Impossible. So impossible, that John actually wrote in John 21:25, “that if everything was written down that Jesus did or said, the entire world itself could not contain the books it would take to record it.”

That is A LOT of stuff! Amen!

But, the Bible does record many, MANY things Jesus did things Jesus said. These things are recorded as an example for us. Example means something you can use in similar circumstances.

Do you remember when we were covering the Prayer of Petition? I said to do your research and find scriptures that either directly apply to your situation or at least could be inferred to apply to your situation. 

Now, none of the Gospel writers even attempted to write down everything Jesus said or did. It would have been an impossible task. Mark recorded some of the things that Matthew recorded, as it concerns prayer, but not everything. And Matthew covered that in chapter 21 of his Gospel. But Matthew also recorded what Jesus taught about the power of agreement in prayer. We covered this before, too. It is from Matthew 18:19. Amen.

But the Book of John covers the subject of prayer from an entirely different point of view than any of the other Gospel writers. Actually, we have to put together all of the things John said about prayer in order to obtain a true picture of what God expects us to know.

I’m just going to give you one section here today, in the time I have left. That section is from John 14:10-14:

“Do you believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”

We have taught on this scripture before. It talks about prayer, but not in the way most believers think it does. 

I’m not going to get into the next section because then this session would go way, way over time. But, let just say, the most important part, and we will take it up here tomorrow, is the last part of this scripture, in verse 14, that says, “If you shall ask anything in my name, I WILL DO IT.”

Let’s Pray!

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Pastor Robert Thibodeau has been in online ministry since starting his own podcast in mid-2009. Within about six months, he was offered a slot on nationwide Christian AM radio. His broadcast was heard in four major markets for one year.

He then started what today is called, "Evangelism Radio" and went live 24/7 beginning on October 4, 2010 and continues to this day. Now with over 50 broadcasters submitting programming on a weekly basis, Evangelism Radio has listeners in over 160 nations and all 50 states. It was also ranked by Shoutcast.com as #1 in the world in the Christian Talk genre on many occasions.

In late 2017, Pastor Bob began an interview style podcast called "The Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast." On this podcast, Pastor Bob interviews Christians from various walks of life on how they use their Faith to achieve success. Authors, recording artists, business CEO's, non-profit leaders and pastors and ministers frequent the show and provide amazing insight to build your faith. In only 3 years time, The KCR Podcast has published almost 900 episodes and Pastor Bob conducted over 700 interviews!

In early 2018, in response to the lack of any Christian themed podcast hosting platform in the market place, Pastor Bob coordinated with the iconic Mark Asquith and his team, with the result being "FaithCasters.net." A "Christian podcast hosting and marketing company created by Christians for Christians."

Due to the immense success Pastor Bob has achieved in the online ministry world, he is often asked by others "How to start a podcast." Not wanting to refer Christian brothers and sisters back into the world for help in establishing a Christian themed podcast, he started to develop the "Podcast-Training" platform offered through our ministry. He conducts training on a weekly basis to assist others in the development of their own personal podcast as well as ministry related podcasts that can air on Evangelism Radio.

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