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Conversations on Prayer - The Inner Voice of God's Spirit - Pt. 2


September 8, 2019 - Pastor Barry Clair shares the message "The Inner Voice of God's Spirit - Part 2" in the series "Conversations on Prayer"

Today I conclude the series Conversations on Prayer.  We began the series by examining the concept that Jesus taught his disciples a new way to pray.  He wants our prayers to be relational instead of transactional.  I have anchored this series to the conviction that it is the birthright and privilege of every one of God's people to hear His voice and be personally guided by Him.  And so today we are going to conclude this series by learning how to trust and test the inner voice of God to make sure it's truly God's voice that we are hearing and obeying.



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Conversations on Prayer - The Inner Voice of God's Spirit


September 1, 2019 - Pastor Barry Clair shares the message "The Inner Voice of God's Spirit" in the series "Conversations on Prayer"

We are in the series called "Conversations on Prayer".  Over the last several weeks we've been having discussions on what prayer is, how do we participate in it,
how do we hear the voice of God.  Last week I said, and I really, really believe this as a core conviction of mine, that it is the birthright and the privilege of every one of God's people to hear His voice, and be personally guided by Him.  So let me reiterate with no guilt, no shame, no embarrassment, no condemnation, if you are not, or have ever not heard the voice of God, you need to get that fixed!  You really, really, really need to get that fixed!  And sooner rather than later.  Don't think you have a whole lot of time.  And let me tell you why. ...It is because we are living in a day and age when it is imperative to know and hear the voice of God!



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Conversations on Prayer - Learning to Listen - Pt. 1


August 25, 2019 - Pastor Barry Clair shares the message "Learning to Listen - Part 1" in the series "Conversations on Prayer"

Can I say here at the top of this message that what I had envisioned and felt to begin with was a two week, short little, tiny little series, I've just felt in my spirit that God wants me to keep going on it.  Last Sunday I said that learning to listen may just be the hardest part about prayer, and I really believe that with all my heart and all my soul and all my strength.  This discipline of learning to listen for the voice of God and to the voice of God is probably the hardest part about prayer!



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Conversations on Prayer - Transactional or Relational? Pt 2


August 18, 2019 - Pastor Barry Clair shares the message "Transactional or Relational? Part 2" in the series "Conversations on Prayer"

Last Sunday I begin a new series called "Conversations on Prayer."  Before I read our Bible text again from the Scripture, I want to remind you of a quote that I opened the message with last week, and I just want to read a part of that quote from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, who in the middle 1800's pastored the largest church in the world.  I've cut the quote down a little bit, just to refresh us on that.  He said, and I quote,

'...If God is near a church, it must pray.  If he is not, one of the obvious signs of His absence will be lethargy in prayer.'
I so believe that statement to the core of my spirit.  As the pastor of this church, I am constantly aware that if we fail as a church to fulfill our God-given mission of going deeper, calling you into a deeper relationship with God, and if we fail to pray, then we fail!



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Conversations on Prayer - Transactional or Relational? - Pt. 1


August 11, 2019 - Pastor Barry Clair shares the message "Transactional or Relational?", the first in the series "Conversations on Prayer"

Today I begin a new series of messages call "Conversations on Prayer."  Before I read our Bible text today, let me quote the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, who in the middle 1800's pastored the largest church in the world.  And was the first true televangelist with his weekly sermons printed in newspapers around the world.  Charles Haddon Spurgeon said this about prayer, and I quote,

'Prayer is as sure evidence of the presence of God as the rising of the thermometer is evidence of an increase in temperature.  If God is near a church, it must pray.  If he is not, one of the obvious signs of His absence will be lethargy in prayer.'
This quote from one of my biggest hero's of all time convicts me to the core.



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