Prayer as Mission: The Early Church in Acts

I continued our series on prayer, “Great Prayers of the Bible“, at Eastbrook Church this past weekend by looking at four themes on prayer from the early church in the book of Acts. I try not have a romanticized view of the early church that leads into an impulse to “recover the true church.” However, I do believe we can learn some important lessons on prayer from the earliest believers who walked with Jesus.

You can view the message video and the sermon outline below. You can follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast.

“They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women
and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.” (Acts 2:14)

Prayer as Preparation (Acts 1:12-14, 24-25)

Waiting in prayer

Decisions in prayer


Prayer as Community (Acts 2:42-47; 20:36; 21:5-6)

Devoted to prayer

Sustained by prayer


Prayer as Power in Suffering (Acts 4:23-31; 7:59-60; 12:5)

From pressure to prayer

From vanquished to victorious


Prayer as Breakthrough (Acts 3:1-6; 10:9-23; 13:1-3)

Fresh seeing and hearing through prayer

Holy Spirit interruptions in prayer

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