SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017
Study Passage: Mark 11:12-14; 20-25
On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry. And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. And he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it.
As they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. And Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered.” And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
- Why do you think God chooses to say “yes” to some requests and “no” to others?
- What are some bold prayers you’ve seen answered?
- What steps should you take to deepen your relationship with Christ and improve your prayer life?
Spend Time in Prayer: Ask God to give you the faith to pray gutsy prayers for the building of his kingdom.
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