Prayer: Week 2 Putting Feet To Your Faith

Pastor Pete Hartwig

Sermon Notes

SLIDE: Prayer: putting feet to your faith


Prayer and fasting (re-touch)  21 days


‘Luke, the beloved doctor’ (Colossians 4.14).



CONTEXT:  The parable of the sower


3 Types of Soil

  1. Rocky: word with Joy  no root – testing fall away
  2. Seed among the thorns – choked by life’s pleasures, worries and riches
  3. Soil = “a good and noble heart” and it produces a crop


Ch: 8 = examples…


Jairius = a ruler in the synagogue    His name.

A women who has been sick for 12 years…   She = her problem


Luke 8: 41 Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet.


SLIDE: Luke 8: 42-49  (read) Pg. 840


“LIVE” REAL examples of “Prayer”


Bring their needs to Jesus! They ask him!


SLIDE:  Praying in Jesus name 

Hebrews 7:25 Therefore he is able to save completely (forever) those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

John 14:13-14 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.


These “real LIVE” examples of prayer


SLIDE:  Women or Man, Poor or Rich, Religious (insider) or Religious (outsider),  Leader or Follower, Sick or Healthy, For yourself or for someone else!


Jarius and the woman

(2 ends of the spiritual spectrum)

A spiritual leader and a man

A spiritual outcast and a woman

She was “unclean” – her type of illness

She was also poor.

He was wealthy –  Jewish Leader



SLIDE:  Luke 8:48 Then Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed (SAVED) you.


Unclean = trembling   Lev. 15:25-27


One problem leads to another…

Prolonged illness = poverty

physical, financial, spiritual, relational, emotional!


Jesus calls her “DAUGHTER”!


“Made you well”   “Healed” –  “saved”  SOZO



Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Acts 16:31

And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Mark 16:16

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Romans 10:9-10

Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.


SLIDE: Luke 8:44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.





Physically touches “prayer”


SLIDE: We learn to “live” with things that are far below God’s best!


“c.” years, and she had spent all she had on doctors


UVA wrestling team.   Playing “hurt”


She put feet to her faith!  Physically came to Jesus!


Luke 8:46 Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”


Not selfies:  Not high fives…  I saw him!!


She “touched” him.


SLIDE: Prayer: putting feet to your faith


Jairius (humbled himself before Jesus)


The woman broke through and touched his prayer shawl.


She had tried other stuff!


Physical, emotional, relational, financial, spiritual


You know… it has “grown”


ALL “prayer” w/ Jesus = action!


Prayer: putting feet to faith!