Surprised by Answered Prayer

June 21, 2015 Speaker: David Pound Series: The Prayers of Pray-ers

Scripture: Acts 12:1–12:16

Surprised by Answered Prayer

Acts 12:1-16


Act I: An Impossible Situation (vv. 1-4)

v.4 "guarded by four squads of four soldiers each"


Act II: Earnest Praying

Acts 12:5 "So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him."


Acts III: A Surprised Response to Answer Prayer

v. 16 "Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished."



N.T. Wright: "What matters is not so much our faith itself as who our faith is in...It is not great faith we need: it is faith in a great God."



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