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Priests, not Magicians

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Pastor Dennis Allan walks us through the final week of our “mini-series” focused on the three passages in the New Testament where Jesus cries. In Hebrews 4:12-5:8 we’re encouraged, like Jesus, to approach God in prayer with confidence. But, not primarily so that we can get the answers we want. Prayer, it seems, is more about deepening relationship and building obedience than it is getting results. And yet, we oftentimes approach prayer like it’s magic. That if we can learn the right formula or incantation we’ll get what we want from God. The world doesn’t need magicians, though. It needs priests who follow after the “great high priest,” Jesus. Our neighbors and neighborhoods need us to be people of prayer, not magicians.