Prayer

Breakthrough in Prayer



Today’s special guest speaker is Pastor Andrew Evans, a well respected minister and founder of the Family First political party. After a brief introduction to the ethos of Family First, Ps Evans goes to Matthew 15:22-28 and introduces the subject of the day – breaking through in “task prayer”, when something needs to be achieved. Ps Evans describes this type of prayer as short, uncomplicated, direct and persistent prayer, as evidenced in his text about the woman of Canaan who sought Jesus for her demonized daughter’s healing. Ps Evans goes on to highlight 3 points in the woman’s prayer: she threw herself on the mercy of God, she declared who Jesus is and she spelled out her need. We need to press on and not give up, says Ps Evans, even when nothing seems to be happening. This message will inspire and encourage the listener to do just that, and to quite simply hang on and hang in when there is need of answered prayer.

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For Times Such As These



This message, delivered in two parts, begins with a prophetic insight from John Alley about the need for God’s people to pray that they might see what is coming “just around the corner”. John, focusing on times of financial difficulty in the church, gives illustrations by way of three stories from the history of Peace. These stories show the reasons behind the times of financial difficulty and the way in which, once steps were taken to address an issue, grace for finances flowed once again. John goes on to propose that in light of the global financial situation and in accordance with what he believes God to be saying, it would be wise for God’s people to be prepared for more stringent times so as to be in the place that God is able to bless with provision. This involves attention to God’s word and His principles as well as listening and being prayerful. John concludes with several Scripture verses referring to these principles and to the faithfulness of God to His blameless ones. David Hood then takes up the message with an exhortation not to grumble, but to have an attitude of gratitude, servitude, faith, encouragement and of the Kingdom rather than focusing on our own lives and situations. Taking the Scripture from Luke 9:23, David exhorts the listener to deny oneself, take up our cross and then to follow Christ. Faith, says David, requires works in order to prove that faith. David gives the example of Isaac, who planted in famine and reaped a hundred fold.

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Church Muscularity



This message is about the one meeting of the church that establishes a church’s identity and muscularity. After years of great strengths in many areas of church life, John was burdened about growing weaknesses in many of the former indomitable strengths. The Lord took him to Psalm 89, where for 37 verses the faithfulness of God to David is extolled, but then its seeming failure lamented. Verse 40 stood out, “You have broken through all his walls, and reduced his strongholds to ruins.” From this the Lord spoke, and made clear that the great ‘strongholds’ we had enjoyed had been built as a result of the particular leadership structure we had had in place for 22 years, but weaknesses had grown because for the last three years we had followed a changed pattern. John lists seven areas in particular that needed to be strengthened, and shared that the Lord’s word was to return to what we had known before. And at the first of the re-instated meetings, the Lord had said, “This is the meeting that establishes the church’s identity. And its muscularity!” This was a return to a weekly leadership meeting where the ministry leaders of the church met with many of the mature men of the church as a church council, for a leadership meeting that was based on prayer, with a minimum of an hours prayer before anything was ever discussed. This was a men’s prayer meeting, meeting as leaders, husbands and fathers. Whilst in the church we had in place many other prayer meetings – strong daily prayer meetings, intercession meetings, cells praying, etc, this one particular meeting put something in place that no other did. Other prayer meetings were open to all as volunteers. This one was for a strong team who were obligated to it as servants of the church. It established a spiritual covering over the church, and brought a grace for protection and blessing that went over all things, in turn making other prayer meetings effective, and ministry empowered. Men are meant to take a strong position of spirituality and leadership in the church. Women may freely participate in every aspect of church life, but men must. For men, spiritual leadership is a duty that must not be shirked. As the Scripture exhorts, “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.” (1 Cor 16:13-14) This message thoughtfully establishes the great need for the covering prayer of men in churches everywhere.

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We need GOD, GOD needs us



Michael Appleton begins today’s message with illustrations from Psalm 127 of the futility of human effort without the hand of God being upon it. Michael goes on to explain that while we need God, God also needs us. God has instructed us to go and make disciples of all nations. God will listen to the humble prayer of one person, says Michael, but there is great power in the combined prayers of many.

Michael then goes on to emphasise that while our Senior Minister John Alley has an apostolic call on his life, so do we have a call to be an apostolic people and to push the victory home through the power of prayer.

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Last January I was given a focus by the Lord for the year 2012 at Peace in Rockhampton. It was spoken of much and has been on display on a banner in the church: "2012 -the Year of Organisation, Prayer, and Increase."

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The Times In Which We Live 3



John Alley begins this week’s message by reflecting on what it means to live a blameless life, and the fact that none of us can really claim to have done so. He then goes on to speak of the urgency of prayer for our city/region, emphasizing the essential aspects of humility and repentance. In order to successfully pray an intercessory prayer, says John, we must identify with the city/region/people for whom we are praying, repenting of the sins of the people as if they were our own sins. This is true even if we ourselves have never committed those sins. We must press in boldly in prayer. Satan has blinded the eyes of unbelievers, says John, before reminding the listener that according to the word of God, Satan is overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.

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Intercession for the Next Generation



In this short except from Peace Apostolic Communities Sunday service 25th November. John Alley shares his burden for those aged between 18 - 24 to become all that they should in Christ. It is an insightful message and a call to prayer.

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Close the Door!



John Alley begins today’s message with a statement that is not well known amongst many Christians. In order for doors to open, even doors that God wants to open for us, a door must close. That door, says John, is the door to our room where we focus our prayers and our time on seeking God. This is the secret to winning battles and obtaining things from God that are not easily obtained. John goes on to bring many Scripture references that underline the importance of seeking God with a whole heart and turning from the ways of the world and the desire for pleasure. There are 2 main factors that must be in place for effective prayer, says John. These are faith and time invested. This message will inspire, encourage and challenge the listener to get serious about seeking God. Sunday 21 October 2012

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Our Call to Prayer



John Alley begins this message with a discussion on the meaning of stewardship, and what it means to be a good steward. Stewardship covers many areas including our time, our money, our prayers, our possessions and our opportunities. In this message, John brings the focus on the proper stewardship of our prayer life. We are not called to be independent, says John, but to be a part of God’s people. This will include praying regularly with other believers. With many Scripture verses, John illustrates the call of God to be a praying people and to emulate Christ, who sought out opportunities to be alone with God. John then concludes the message with an exhaustive list of the weapons of our warfare, both the weapon of prayer and the weapons of a Christlike response, blessing those who would curse, doing good to those who despitefully use us and loving our enemies, as well as the most important of all; forgiveness towards those who sin against us. This message will help the believer to take stock of their inner life and to walk more closely with the Lord.

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Let God Arise



Tony Ponicke brings an insightful challenge and response to the call to be prayerful always.

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