Systematic Theology

Prayer

The Theology of Prayer: the Nature, Object and Grounds of Prayer

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Dr. S. Lewis Johnson introduces an eight-part series on prayer.

Prayer and the Attributes, part I (Why Bother and Infinite, Omnipotent God of Love?)

Psalm 8:1-9

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson goes into detail about prayer and its relationship to the attributes of God.

Prayer and the Attributes, part II (Does Prayer Change an Unchanging God?)

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Dr. S. Lewis Johnson gives exposition on the interrelationship between the believer's prayer and God's purposes.

Prayer and the Decrees

Jeremiah 11: 11,12 14: 11,12

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson explains the purpose of prayer in relation to God's will and the laws of nature.

The Problem of Unanswered Prayer, part I

James 1, 4; Psalm 66; Isaiah 59

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson begins a two-part exposition on what humans perceive as unanswered prayer.

The Problem of Unanswered Prayer, part II

Acts 12

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson concludes his discussion on prayer and God's will regarding the Christian's petitions.

The Necessity of Prayer

Luke 6:12-16

Dr. S. Lewis Johnson expounds Jesus' prayer actions, illustrating prayer's fundamental importance in the Christian life.

Importunate Prayer

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Dr. S. Lewis Johnson explains what is meant by importunate prayer as well as the Christian's need to conduct it.