Fellowship Meeting Knaresborough 9 November 2019

A local exercise was to have a two readings on the subject of prayer:

Reading 1 – Why we pray: Paul Burton

Reading 2 – How we pray: Ben Bodman


 

 

First reading suggested by Paul Burton – Why we Pray

Gen 18 whole chapter

We are told to pray about 20 times in scripture. It is an integral part of the believers life. We need to see what the point of Prayer is. If God knows everything why do we need to pray?
1. We pray because God wants our company
2. We pray because others need our prayers
3. We pray because we have needs ourselves
Abraham was a friend of God: God had pleasure in the relationship and delighted in telling him what He planned. We can share our Joys, sorrows and secrets with God. We should start a day by asking God what we should do. Thereby we get to know what God is like. We call God our Father. He is greater than our natural father.

 


 

Second Reading suggested by Ben Bodman. How we pray.

Luke 11:1-4

This is commonly called the Lord’s prayer. It could not be (forive us our trespasses) . John 17 is really the Lord’s prayer.

Relationship: Our Father
Reverence: hallowed be thy name
Reliance: give us our daily bread
Repentance: forgive us our sins
Release: we forgive others. Showing grace
Answers. “Yes”. – “No” – “Not yet”


 

Preaching Knaresborough 10 November 2019 James Shearer

Luke 14:16-24
Matt 11”25-30
John 7:27-29
Rom 2:4

The simple message – come – There is a great celebration and God wants your company.

 

 


Brothers taking part in the readings included:

Bruce Batchelor Knaresborough
Paul Batchelor Knaresborough
Andy Bodman Dorking
Ben Bodman Keynsham
Ed Bodman Dorking
Stuart Bodman Dorking
John Brady Laceby
Chris English Cambuslang
Reg Flowerdew Camberley
Conrad Fry Cambuslang
Jimmy Gray Tunbridge Wells
Ken Hollands Lytham St Annes
Paul Hutson Grimsby
Jim Macfarlane Blairgowrie
Tom Munro Cambuslang
Peter Mutton Walton on Naze
Keith Pye East Wemyss
Martin Richards Malvern
Daniel Roberts Gillingham
James Shearer Aberdeen
Adrian Smith Knaresborough
Grahame Smith Bromley
Brian White Islip

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