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Key Thought:

Pray that God will come through because ultimately the battle is His.


Key Quote

“Don’t call out to God when you need Him; Call out to God before you need Him.” – Pastor Bil Cornelius

“God helped you last time. He will help you this time.” – Pastor Bil Cornelius



Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
  • Would you rather spend a day by the pool or a day on the beach?
  • If you could only eat one meal for a week what would it be?
  • What’s your favorite breakthrough or inspirational story?
  • Would you rather be a famous musician/singer or movie star?



Start thinking. Ask a thoughtful question.
  • What is a breakthrough prayer?
  • Why does God desire that we pray?
  • What is the difference between sight and vision?
  • What is the advantage of taking position instead of retreating when faced with adversity?



Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.
  • When was a time you called out to God and He came through?
  • What is your vision for a breakthrough?
  • Consider the adversity you face now. What can you do that is in your power to overcome it?
  • How can you remind yourself to seek God first in prayer?



Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

Dear Jesus, thank you that no matter what happens you will always come through. We love you and are thankful that you always fight our battles. In your name we pray, Amen.



Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.
  • Start praying a breakthrough prayer over the problem you’re facing right now.
  • After praying, write down steps you can take to solve your problem and then do them!
  • Start your day off with worship music to help keep praise at the forefront of your battles.
  • Create a gratitude list and give thanks to God every day for the blessings in your life.


Scriptures

..the Moabites and Ammonites with some of the Meunites came to wage war against Jehoshaphat. Some people came and told Jehoshaphat, [they are] already [close]” ...Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the LORD, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. The people of Judah came together to seek help from the LORD; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him. 2 Chronicles 20:2-4 NIV

Then Jehoshaphat stood up in the assembly, and said: “LORD…are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you. Our God, did you not drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your friend? They have lived in it and have built in it a sanctuary for your Name, saying, ‘If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your Name and will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.’ 2 Chronicles 20:5-9 NIV

Jehoshaphat and all the people of Judah and Jerusalem fell down in worship before the LORD…Early in the morning Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the LORD your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.”. Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the LORD and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: “Give thanks to the LORD, for his love endures forever.” 2 Chronicles 20:18-21 NIV

As they began to sing and praise, the LORD set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated…they destroy[ed] one another. When the men of Judah came to the place that overlooks the desert they saw only dead bodies lying on the ground; no one had escaped….and they found among them so much plunder that it took three days to collect it. On the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Berakah, where they praised the LORD. This is why it is called the Valley of Berakah to this day. 2 Chronicles 20:22-26 NIV

Jesus: “whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24 ESV


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