Pastor Barry Robinson

Letters to the Camberwell Congregation from Pastor Barry Robinson



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January 2012

Dear Church Family,

I believe that God has much to say to His Church about prayer today. I believe that God is calling every member of His Church to a ministry of prayer. For too long it has been regarded as the ministry of the specialists; for the prayer warrior, the prayer team or for those who regularly attend the prayer meeting. But when all of Godís people begin to seek Him in earnest prayer, then things will begin to change. And so will people. Prayer changes us before it changes others.

Some people will no doubt say that all this is pure coincidence and that you canít prove that prayer changes anything let alone people. When faced with a similar question Archbishop William Temple gave this answer:

ĎWhen I pray, coincidences happen, and when I stop praying, coincidences stop happening.í

Christís kingdom came in power, not so much when He preached, nor when He healed, but when He prayed. Our praying will bring us in line with Godís will, so that He can work in power. It will challenge the powers of darkness all around, as well as in the heavenly realms.

We need to be people of prayer and people of power to release from Satanís grip areas of society, and to bring glory to our God and His Christ.

Through prayer we should be aiming to know Christ and to make Him known. My prayer is that in our coming series of sermons on prayer a little more light will be shone on how that is possible.

ĎDonít worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience Godís peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesusí. (Philippians 4:6–7 NLT)

With love in Jesusí name,

Barry Robinson

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Sermon Series: “Prayer”

Christ centred, Bible based, Holy Spirit enabled teaching, to the glory of God the Father.

When the sermon is online the title will become a link to the audio.

  1. Prayer – The Deciding Factor
    Saturday 7th January 2012
  2. Praying to the Father
    Saturday 14th January 2012
  3. Praying in the Name of Jesus
    Saturday 21th January 2012
  4. Praying Through the Holy Spirit
    Saturday 28th January 2012
  5. Prayer – The World and Prayer
    Saturday 4th February 2012
  6. Overcoming the Flesh – The Practice of Prayer
    Saturday 11th February 2012
  7. Prayer – Victory over Satan
    Saturday 18th February 2012
  8. Praise – The Missing Element
    Saturday 25th February 2012
  9. Prayer – Confession is Good for the Soul
    Saturday 3rd March 2012
  10. Intercession – The Vital Link
    Saturday 10th March 2012
  11. Listening – The Other Side of Prayer
    Saturday 17th March 2012

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