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Bring People To Christ Through Prayer

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This message deals with evangelistic praying by God's people.

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Bring People To Christ Through Prayer
1 Timothy 2:1-8
1 Timothy 2:1–8 NLT
1 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. 5 For, There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. 6 He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time. 7 And I have been chosen as a preacher and apostle to teach the Gentiles this message about faith and truth. I’m not exaggerating—just telling the truth. 8 In every place of worship, I want men to pray with holy hands lifted up to God, free from anger and controversy.

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. 5 For,

There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. 6 He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time. 7 And I have been chosen as a preacher and apostle to teach the Gentiles this message about faith and truth. I’m not exaggerating—just telling the truth.

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. 5 For,

There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. 6 He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time. 7 And I have been chosen as a preacher and apostle to teach the Gentiles this message about faith and truth. I’m not exaggerating—just telling the truth.

INTRODUCTION:

WHO ARE WE TO PRAY FOR?

A- All People

(πάντων ἀνθρώπων) ()
πάντων ἀνθρώπων)
1 Timothy 2:1 NLT
1 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.

B- Political Leaders

(βασιλέων)()
βασιλέων)
1 Timothy 2:2 NLT
2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.

C- All who are in Authority

(πάντων τῶν ἐν ὑπεροχῇ)().
1 Timothy 2:2 NLT
2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.
πάντων τῶν ἐν ὑπεροχῇ)

HOW ARE WE TO PRAY?

A- With earnest prayer

(προσευχάς)()
1 Timothy 2:1 NLT
1 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.
1 Timothy 1:1 NLT
1 This letter is from Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, appointed by the command of God our Savior and Christ Jesus, who gives us hope.
1 Timothy 1:1 NLT
1 This letter is from Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, appointed by the command of God our Savior and Christ Jesus, who gives us hope.

B- With specific requests

προσευχάς)
(δεήσεις)()
1 Timothy 2:1 NLT
1 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.

C- With deep heart-felt conversation about someone to God

δεήσεις)
(ἐντεύξεις) ().
1 Timothy 2:1 NLT
1 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.

D- With thankful expectancy

ἐντεύξεις)
(εὐχαριστίας)().
1 Timothy 2:1 NLT
1 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.
εὐχαριστίας

WHY ARE WE TO PRAY?

A- To enable us to live for Jesus more effectively

() .
1 Timothy 2:1b NLT
1 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.
1 Timothy 2:2b NLT
2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.
1- Follow Christ in peace and tranquility outwardly (ὄντων, ἵνα ἤρεμον)
ὄντων, ἵνα ἤρεμον
2- Follow Christ with peace and tranquility within (ὄντων, ἵνα... ἡσύχιον)
ὄντων, ἵνα
ἡσύχιον
3- Follow Christ faithfully ( βίον διάγωμεν ἐν πάσῃ εὐσεβείᾳ καὶ σεμνότητι.)
βίον διάγωμεν ἐν πάσῃ εὐσεβείᾳ καὶ σεμνότητι.)

B- To Please God

().
1 Timothy 2:3–4 NLT
3 This is good and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.
1 Timothy 2:3 NLT
3 This is good and pleases God our Savior,
1- God finds this type of prayer beautiful (καλὸν) and pleasing in God’s sight (ἀπόδεκτον ἐνώπιον τοῦ σωτῆρος ἡμῶν θεοῦ)
2- God wants all people (πάντας ἀνθρώπους) to be saved (σωθῆναι) and come to know the truth (καὶ εἰς ἐπίγνωσιν ἀληθείας ἐλθεῖν). ().
ἀπόδεκτον ἐνώπιον τοῦ σωτῆρος ἡμῶν θεοῦ
καλὸν)
1 Timothy 2:4 NLT
4 who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.
καὶ εἰς ἐπίγνωσιν ἀληθείας ἐλθεῖν
τοῦ σωτῆρος ἡμῶν θεοῦ

C- Because Jesus is the only way of salvation.

πάντας ἀνθρώπους) to
σωθῆναι)
().
1- There is only one way to reconcile God and men ()
a. Jesus is that way!
2- Jesus gave himself to pay the ransom for everyone (ὁ δοὺς ἑαυτὸν ἀντίλυτρον ὑπὲρ πάντων).
3- This is the message God sent and wants to be declared.(vs. 6)
ὁ δοὺς ἑαυτὸν ἀντίλυτρον ὑπὲρ πάντων
CONCLUSION:
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