The Power of the Collective Prayer of the Church in the Face of Impossible Situations, Part 5 (Praying Through the Bible #224)

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TEXT: Acts 12:11-17 From the miraculous story of Peter’s deliverance from prison, from the hand of Herod, and from the ill intent of the Jews, we began looking at what this apostle did after he received his answer to prayer. The Bible tells us that “many” had gathered at Mary’s house […]

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The Power of the Collective Prayer of the Church in the Face of Impossible Situations, Part 4 (Praying Through the Bible #223)

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TEXT: Acts 12:11-17 At the beginning of our passage, Peter has just been miraculously delivered from prison. Herod had him locked up and chained to two guards, with two more watching the door. Herod planned to have Peter publicly executed in order to please the Jews. But none of Herod’s plans […]

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The Power of the Collective Prayer of the Church in the Face of Impossible Situations, Part 3 (Praying Through the Bible #222)

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TEXT: Acts 12:5-11 Today, we continue looking at the story of the early church during a time of great persecution. Peter, one of the church’s most prominent leaders, has been arrested, thrown in prison, and scheduled to be executed after the Passover. Another disciple, James, had already been killed. The church’s […]

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The Power of the Collective Prayer of the Church in the Face of Impossible Situations, Part 2 (Praying Through the Bible #221)

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TEXT: Acts 12:1-5 As we return to this passage, we find the church at a critical moment. They are facing the specter of a new wave of persecution that has become all too real. James, one of Jesus’ twelve disciples, has been killed. Herod the king has found that this pleases […]

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The Power of the Collective Prayer of the Church in the Face of Impossible Situations, Part 1 (Praying Through the Bible #220)

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TEXT: Acts 12:1-5 In this passage, we find the early church at a time when it is being persecuted by Herod. Christianity, being a new way of life, was highly suspect by nearly everyone. Jews though it blasphemous. And the Greeks and Romans were wary of anything that took worship away […]

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