Maranatha Spring Teaching Series: A Praying Life

by Jonathan Cruse February 27, 2014

Does there seem to be a cloud of mystery and intrigue surrounding what goes on upstairs in Fellowship Hall from 6:15-7:30 on Sunday nights? You see the teens run upstairs and disappear for the night, but can’t get a word out of them afterwards about what they did. Do you ever wonder what the youth of Tenth are really doing at Maranatha

Well let me tell you! It’s much more than just silly games and hanging out with one another (although we always make time for that!).  Each week we spend time in serious consideration of God’s Word. For instance, did you know that we just recently wrapped up a semester-long series surveying the Minor Prophets?

Now we are beginning a brand new series on prayer entitled "A Praying Life" (fashioned after the great book by Paul Miller). We will be searching the Bible for answers to questions like:

  • What is prayer?
  • Does God really care about what’s on my mind?
  • What can I ask for?
  • Does prayer actually change anything?
  • When should I pray?
  • What if my prayers go unanswered?

These are some tough questions with tough answers! Yes, prayer is a difficult subject, and it might not all be clear to us yet. But we take comfort in this: "For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words” (Romans 8:26). We ask that you would pray for us as we explore this wonderful gift God has given to us: direct access to him.

To kick-off our new series, Maranatha produced the first in a new series of short videos to compliment our lessons. You can check it out here:

Prayer 2 from Kerri Bartruff on Vimeo.

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