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Did the Disciples Learn the Secret? – Myles Munroe

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Topic: Did the Disciples Learn the Secret? (10, MAY 2020).

Thought: Is there evidence of prayer in your life?
Reading: Deuteronomy 11–13; Mark 12:1–27

Jesus’ disciples observed His lifestyle of prayer and asked
Him to teach them to pray. Is there any evidence they learned
His secret?.

In Acts 1:14, we read that after Jesus was resurrected and had
ascended to heaven, the disciples and other followers of Jesus
“all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication.”
They were waiting for the “power from on high” (Luke 24:49)
that Jesus had promised them—and they were “watching and
praying,” just as He had taught them. On the day of Pentecost,
God filled the disciples with His Holy Spirit. At the outpouring
of the Spirit, three thousand people were converted and
“everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and
miraculous signs were done by the apostles” (Acts 2:42). The
disciples’ prayers resulted in their receiving the baptism of the
Holy Spirit and working wonders and signs to God’s glory, just
as Jesus had done.

The disciples maintained the lifestyle of prayer Jesus had
demonstrated for them. In Acts 6:3–4, they declared, “We…will
give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”
The entire book of Acts describes how the disciples continued
the ministry of Jesus through prayer and the power of the Holy
Spirit. They had learned the secret to Jesus’ effectiveness in
ministry.

Now that you have learned the same secret, what will you do
with it?

Prayer: Father God, thank You that I can live in the book
of Acts today, praying effective prayers as Your
disciples did. Help me to walk in this truth.
In Jesus’ name, amen.

Thought: Is there evidence of prayer in your life?
Reading: Deuteronomy 11–13; Mark 12:1–27

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