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The Importance of Prayer in the Kingdom

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"Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much." - James 5:16

Our prayers are important in the Kingdom of God. Over and over in the Scriptures, God compels and exhorts His people to pray because prayer changes things. At Hope, we often say, "God in His sovereignty has chosen to limit His activity to the prayers of His people." While we don't fully understand all that is wrapped up in that reality, we do know that God works in response to His people. Let's apply this truth to His global activity. What could God do in response to your prayer for unreached people, world leaders, and those who have great influence (1 Timothy 2:1-4)? All we have to do is ask.

How can you intentionally begin to pray for those in authority?

Accomplishing The Mission Through Community

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"What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ." - 1 John 1:3

At the end of Jesus' earthly ministry, He charged the disciples to preach the Gospel and make disciples. The same is still true today. As Jesus followers, we are to take "what we have seen and heard" and proclaim it to others. But to what end? "So that you too may have fellowship with us", which leads to fellowship with "the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ." Within community, we are challenged to more faithfully follow Jesus. But community also serves another purpose. Through community, the mission is accomplished. In other words, you cannot faithfully follow Jesus or accomplish His mission without being in community with other believers.

Are you in community? If so, how are you living out the principle of life on mission through community?

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