Watch this video teaching by Juli entitled The Race—Ask & Receive*
So many times we ask for something in prayer and we don’t receive an answer, or the answer we are looking for even though Jesus says, everyone who asks, receives. This is confusing!
Many times, we stop asking or we develop a mindset that God selectively answers prayer. However, in Jesus' famous words of the Sermon on the Mount, He explains truths to know about God before asking of Him. Listen as Juli explains what these are so that we can ask expectantly of God in faith.
*Juli taught this sermon at Orchard Hill Church on August 7, 2016.
"Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith" (Romans 3:27)
When I was young and waited tables, I worked with a man who figuratively sent out a press release every time he did something. For instance, if he cleaned the coffee pot or delivered your meal, he’d let everyone know about it. He was constantly looking for a pat on the back for doing his job and was exhausting to work with!
There is risk involved in this mindset because we could go through life relying on our good deeds to gain God’s favor.
How many of us are like this? How many of us not only demand recognition but feel as if the world owes us for our benevolence. This is because we assign ourselves value based on the things we do. But there is risk involved in this mindset because we could go through life relying on our good deeds to gain God’s favor.
But Paul’s point is that boasting is excluded because of faith.
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