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Also check out our Foundational Studies, which cover the basics of the Christian faith. Be blessed as your grow in your understanding of Jesus and God's outrageous love!
God is no respecter of persons and He values women every bit as much as He does men. If we will carefully search Scripture, we find that regardless of culture, social or economic conditions, God is constantly revealing His love and concern for women.
Jesus was a tradition breaker. And in no place did He break with tradition more completely than He did in His relationship with women. Jesus lived in an age and culture that often considered women as property, sometimes on a par equal with dogs. Women's testimony was not accepted in a court of law. Yet time and time again, Jesus violated those conventions by His friendship with a woman. The Early Church followed Jesus' lead, and it has been said that wherever Christianity came, the status of women was immediately raised.
Because of length, we have had to abridge many of the scriptures used. However, if you have a Bible, it would be a good idea to read the scriptures in their entirety.
Our God is a promise-making and a promise-keeping God. No one can read the Bible without becoming aware that it is filled with His promises.
In the first part of this study, we learned that God gives us His promises to equip us for living a victorious Christian life, to become like Jesus, and to escape the corruption of this world - and that He moves in this world through His promises. We also learned that to become beneficiaries of His promises, we must have a deep, abiding unshakeable faith in them and that what God has promised He will perform.
In the second half of this study, we will continue to look at our part in seeing God's promises fulfilled.
Friendship is one of our most beautiful and intimate relationships. Only with a friend can we share our lives, our hopes, and our joys. In the past, when people tended to live in one place for long periods of time, they placed a high value on friendship. Today, however, it is often difficult to have a true friend.
Do you believe that intercession is only for a skillful few who have been given a special gift for it? This is not what the Bible teaches. It tells us that God wants all of us to be intercessors. Intercession is simply one form of prayer. At its most basic, it is praying for someone else. At its most sublime, it is sharing God's heart for the world and cooperating with Him to bring His desires into existence.
In this study we hope to take some of the mystery out of intercession and show you how to become the intercessor God wants you to be.
Picture with me the throne room of God as described in the book of Revelation by the Apostle John. Around the throne are four living creatures. "Day and night they never stop saying, 'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come" (Rev. 4:8). Each time this happens, twenty-four elders sitting on thrones around God's throne fall down before God and cry, "You are worthy, our Lord God, to receive glory and honor and power" (Rev. 4:11).
"If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." (Matt. 17:20, 21)
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks the door will be opened." (Matt. 7:7, 8)
"...if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us - whatever we ask - we know we have what we ask of Him." (1 John 5:14-15)
Having our prayers granted sounds so simple. Jesus seems to be saying that all we have to do is ask and we will receive whatever we ask for.
Why then do many of our prayers go unanswered? Why can we follow the principles laid down by Jesus for answered prayer and still see the doors remain unopened?
The whys of unanswered prayer remain one of the great mysteries of our spiritual life. In this study, we will attempt to explain why many of our prayers go unanswered and show how we can receive what we pray for.