Champion addresses how to handle answers to prayers that are not what we expected


“Really, God? What is the deal? … I ask and I seek and I knock and nothing happens.”

During the convention sermon at the close of the Nov. 17–18 annual meeting, Buddy Champion, pastor of First Baptist Church, Trussville, addressed what to do when God doesn’t seem to answer prayers the way one desires.

“Our whole theme (of the Alabama Baptist State Convention annual meeting) has been about prayer,” he said, noting the Scripture for his sermon as being Matthew 7:7–12. “‘Ask and it will be given to you. Seek and you will find and the door will be opened for you.’ It’s simple enough. You ask, you seek and you knock and it just happens. It unfolds in our lives. (continued…)

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