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The Rev. Johann Vanderbijl: “The Power of Prayer” (Ephesians 3)

September 25, 2007

If you have been following this audio series for the last few weeks, the Rev. Johann Vanderbijl of the Anglican Church of St. George the Martyr in South Carolina has had some particularly good sermons based on the Epistle to the Galatians. For a somewhat different tack, this time he gives us The Power of Prayer, based on Ephesians 3. Fr. Johann makes some excellent points about our Lord’s own use of prayer, and why we ourselves pray: we are, after all, “the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:26, Ephesians 3:17) This is truly a heartening message, and I commend it to you.

(Note: Edited to correct the Bible reference–I seem to have “Galatians” on my mind these days, but Fr. Johann definitely uses Ephesians in this sermon.)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 25, 2007 1:39 pm

    As usual, very well done sermon…with some parts, such as the need for a more active prayer life, that set me to squirming.

    A few days prior to this sermon, Fr. Johann, called attention to the Dorman article on Lancelot Andrews and Prayer. It is neat to know that Fr. Johann, apparently used that article and referred to Andrewes during this sermon.

  2. September 25, 2007 1:56 pm

    Yes, I noticed that reference too–particularly as to the length of time the Anglican Divines spent in prayer. I have to admit that is both a reproach and a challenge to me!

  3. September 25, 2007 2:08 pm

    A sermon that contains a reproach and a challenge…I usually need the first and can benefit from the second…makes for a good sermon, doesn’t it?

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