About the Series

August 2016

Observation is often the best teacher. Toddlers learn to put one mini Chuck Taylor in front of another by watching older siblings run through the house. A child learns to ride her Huffy by trying to keep up with the older Schwinns in the neighborhood. An aspiring basketball protégé mimics the theatrics of heroes like LeBron James and Steph Curry. College freshmen imitate seniors, and junior partners often emulate their seasoned colleagues.

Will Rogers accurately perceived, “People’s minds are changed through observation and not through argument.” “If we make listening and observation our occupation,” Lieutenant-General Robert Baden-Powell advised, “we will gain much more by listening and observing than we can by talking.”

The school of prayer teaches us the same way. As we observe how Jabez (1 Chronicles 4:9-10) and Jesus (Matthew 6:9-13) prayed, the Spirit will transform us into a virtuous, praying people. For the four Sundays in August, let’s quiet our hearts to watch, listen, learn, and pray with Jabez and Jesus.

Messages in this Series

August 7
The Prayer of Jabez
(1 Chronicles 4:9-10)
Guest: Pastor Bob Spradling

August 14
Praying with Faith and Flexibility
(Matthew 6:9-10)

August 21
Why Pray for Daily Bread?
(Matthew 6:11)

August 28
Pardon and Purity Play an Important Part in Prayer
(Matthew 6:12-13)

Series Resources

Recommended Books

book_total forgivenessAugust 28 –
Sermon: Pardon & Purity Play an Important Part in Prayer
Book: Total Forgiveness by R.T. Kendall

 

book_answering GodAugust 21 –
Sermon: Why Pray for Daily Bread?
Book: Answering God: The Psalms as Tools for Prayer by Eugene Peterson

 

book_beyond JabezAugust 14 –
Sermon: Praying with Faith & Flexibility
Book: Beyond Jabez: Expanding Your Borders by Bruce Wilkinson

 

Bulletin (August 28, 2016)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Good morning, and welcome to Bible Center. We’re thrilled you’re here! We’re about to enter my favorite time of year–fall. Soon our forests will be skirted by seas of autumn gold and rust-colored leaves. It’s intriguing to watch how they...

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Bulletin (August 21, 2016)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Good morning, and welcome to Bible Center! On behalf of our pastors and staff, it’s our joy to have you here today. This week Pastor Bill and I were blessed by a friend’s invitation to attend the YMCA’s Spirit of the Valley luncheon. The...

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Bulletin (August 14, 2016)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Good morning, and welcome to Bible Center! We’re glad you’ve joined us today. If you’re new here, please make yourself at home. We hope you’ll stop by the Living Room (Room 2101) to receive a small gift of appreciation. It was a joy to...

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Bulletin (August 7, 2016)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome! We’re thrilled you’ve joined us for worship. Today is my last day away on family vacation. I look forward to driving back into the West Virginia hills, settling back into the office tomorrow, and gearing up for a great fall...

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Sermon Series | Praying with Jabez and Jesus

Observation is often the best teacher. Toddlers learn to put one mini Chuck Taylor in front of another by watching older siblings run through the house. A child learns to ride her Huffy by trying to keep up with the older Schwinns in the neighborhood. An aspiring...

read more

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