Prayer as Worship: Revelation

This past weekend at Eastbrook Church I concluded our series on prayer, “Great Prayers of the Bible“, by looking at two significant themes on prayer from the book of Revelation. The entire message was built around the idea of praying with the end state of prayer in mind. Basically, if we want to “begin with the end in mind,” what might that mean in the domain of prayer as we live daily toward the end state of prayer as depicted in the book of Revelation.

This has been a wonderful series throughout our Summer of Prayer at Eastbrook, and I’d encourage you to return to some of the earlier messages if you did not have the chance to view them. You can view this 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.

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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.

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Prayer in Weakness: the father of an afflicted boy

Will Branch preached this past weekend at Eastbrook Church as we continued our series “Great Prayers of the Bible.” Will took on one of my favorite stories in the gospels related to prayer from Mark 9:22-25. Will began his message with Paul’s profound words in 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 about his experience with a thorn in the flesh:

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

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.

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Prayer of Surrender: Mary

As we continued our Great Prayers of the Bible” series this past weekend at Eastbrook Church, I spoke from Mary’s prayers of surrender to God in Luke 1. This weekend’s message explores what it means to pray into a place of surrender with God and why surrendering to God in prayer is one of the best things we can do. This was the second of two weekends of outdoor worship services for us, which explains why the video may look different.

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

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Prayer of Dedication: Nehemiah

I continued our series on prayer this past weekend at Eastbrook Church, “Great Prayers of the Bible“, by looking at the prayers of Nehemiah that spur his role in the rebuilding of Jerusalem after exile. Turning to Nehemiah 1:1-11 and 2:1-8, we see a man troubled by the situation of God’s people and also stewing his way into a life dedicated to seeing something change. With Nehemiah, what might we learn about praying our challenges to God with openness to how we might become the answers to the very prayers that we offer?

This was also our first of two weekends outdoors for our worship services at Eastbrook. 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.

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