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Author: Brenda Poinsett
ISBN13: 978-0802422972
Title: Reaching Heaven: Discovering the Cornerstones of Jesus' Prayer Life
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Language: English
Category: Theology
Publisher: Moody Publishers (May 1, 2002)
Pages: 224

Reaching Heaven: Discovering the Cornerstones of Jesus' Prayer Life by Brenda Poinsett

In Reaching Heaven, Brenda Poinsett takes readers through four characteristics of Jesus' prayers: Withdrawal, Thanksgiving, Honesty, Intercession. Library descriptions. No library descriptions found.

This book will take you on an exciting adventure of learning to pray in a way that you’ll reach heaven. Jesus knew perfectly the heart and mind of God so following His example will help you experience some of heaven on earth. You can do this by making the four cornerstones of His prayer life touchstones in your life. This entry was posted in Books.

Reaching Heaven: Discovering the Cornerstones of Jesus' Prayer Life by. Brenda Poinsett.

An Exercise for Studying Jesus’ Inferred Prayers. Questions for Individual and Group Use. 2. An Exercise for Studying Jesus’ Inferred Prayers By Brenda Poinsett When Jesus’ prayers are actually stated in the Bible, we know exactly what he was praying for. At other times, though, the Bible doesn’t record what he said when he prayed. In those cases, I’ve found it insightful to study what happened before he prayed, what happened as he prayed, and what happened afterwards. You might want to compare the insights you gained through his inferred prayers with Poinsett’s conclusions in her books about his prayer life: Reaching Heaven: Discovering the Cornerstones of Jesus’ Prayer Life, Not My Will But Thine: Coming to Terms with Things You Can’t Change, When Jesus Prayed: His Prayer Life as an Encouragement for Our Praying, and Not My Will

Notably, however, Jesus did not go all the way to Bethsaida with them, at least not at first. Instead, after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray (v. 46). Here, we see the importance of prayer in Christ’s own life of devotion to the Father. As the second person of the Trinity in eternal communion with His Father, Jesus nevertheless knew success in His ministry required dedicated time in prayer. Jesus is more than a model of faithfulness to God, but He is certainly not less than that. Thus, we learn from Him that when we are faced with temptation and need sustenance in life and ministry, we must turn to God in prayer. If we humble ourselves in the sight of the Lord and call on Him for help, He will surely lift us up and sustain us (1 Peter 5:6). Passages for Further Study.

Let’s briefly examine the two aspects of Jesus’ prayer life that I believe contributed to this divine friendship between Jesus and the Father: continual communion and isolated intimacy. CBN is a global ministry committed to preparing the nations of the world for the coming of Jesus Christ through mass media. If you have an immediate prayer need, please call our 24-hour prayer line at 8045-5640.

The Life of Jesus provides the model for our prayer lives. God is seeking to mold us into the image of His Son (Colossians 1:27-28). If we are to act like Christ, our prayer lives must be conformed to His. Many Christians are unwilling to pay the price that Jesus paid when it comes to interceding with God. Jesus' prayers came with vehement cries and tears and, ‘because of his godly fear', He was heard by the Father. -Henry and Richard Blackaby. Jesus was passionate! We saw it in the wonderful film The Passion of the Christ.

Discovering The Jewish Jesus. Every time I listen to Rabbi’s teachings, my heart softens and tears run down my cheeks. Thank you for your love, your faithfulness and the words of grace that you speak! Jess, Belgium. Testimonies Received.

Jesus went with such easy power through life; what did He do in those solitary moments with God? The fame of the Lord Jesus Christ grew steadily; people brought all the diseased and the demon-possessed to Him, and He delivered them. Yet, in the midst of such a marvelous career of relieving and blessing people in need, He spent practically the whole night in prayer. Do you realize that after eminent success in God’s work, there is more need for prayer than when we are at the foothills of a struggle for survival? The moments of victory and success are more dangerous than moments of darkness and.

Her unique perspective gives readers special encouragement as she answers the question, How do you pray about something you can’t change? In this book, regardless of your situation-job loss, personal limitations, terminal illness, or even the death of a loved one-you can learn how to come to terms with things that can’t be changed by looking at Jesus from His baptism to the Cross. Brenda Poinsett works with adults who want to learn and grow. Offering encouragement as well as valuable information, Brenda speaks at retreats, conferences, and special events.

'Lord, teach us to pray.'Even the disciples had 'drive-by' prayer, failing to the take the time to pray as they knew they should. Christ is the perfect model for how we ought to structure a prayer life that will open heaven so God can respond to us. In Reaching Heaven, Brenda Poinsett takes readers through four characteristics of Jesus' prayers: Withdrawal, Thanksgiving, Honesty, Intercession.
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I give Brenda's "Reaching Heaven" 5 Stars! In my 60 years of being a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, I have read and studied many articles and books on 'prayer'. None have been so impressive and eye-opening as to Jesus' 'need' for prayer and that prayer is as simple as talking to our Father in Heaven, as has 'Reaching Heaven'. As a human Jesus had to access His Father in the same way we as humans have to, through prayer. It truly enriched my prayer life and I intend to use this book at some point with my Ladies SS class. Knowing Brenda personally, helps in the authenticity of this study book.
Brenda Poinsett has written a book, masterfully teaching us more about prayer from the Master Himself. The author has divided the contexts of Jesus' prayers into four elements and then broken down these elements again to aid us in developing a deeper prayer life with God. Key phrase: If Christ had not felt the need to pray, He might seem to us, especially in the light of His sinlessness, an impressive and awesome figure, but He would not seem close to our lives. We need to pray, and we will learn more from Him when we acknowledge that He, too, needed to pray. (page 17)
Reaching Heaven helped me through a difficult time and opened up new avenues of thought.
Brenda Poinsett has written an insightful study of Jesus's prayer life that has many applications and directions for our own. Reading this book and studying it with a group was so valuable. The book lends itself to discussion based on one to two chapters per meeting so it is easy to read and prepare. Studying and talking about the cornerstones of Jesus' prayer life with others is an excellent way to really get the best from this book and its realistic suggestions for improving prayer in our daily lives. I highly recommend Reaching Heaven for a Bible Study or Sunday School group looking for a way to encourage participation and thoughtful discussion.