Sermon in a Sentence: We must be trusting Christ as God's Mediator in order for our prayers to go up and His blessings to come down.
Illus.- Testimony- Something Done that Got You Into Trouble
Background- Jacob's Flight
Jn. 1.50,51 [Jn. 14.6;1 Tim. 2.5]
I. God's Reveals Himself to the Believer in a Vision and a Voice
! A. Through Christ We Receive God's Presence
! B. Through Christ We Receive God's Protection
- Physical Protection (Psa. 91.11,12)
- Spiritual Protection (Jn. 10.27-30;17.12)
! C. Through Christ We Receive God's Provision
II. The Believer Responds to God by a Vow.
[He turned a pillow into a pillar] [First vow recorded in the Bible]
! A. He Gives to the Lord His Prayer & Praise.
! B. He Gives to the Lord His Possessions