July 01, 2020
429 Shipley Ferry Road Blountville, TN 37617
1 Timothy 2:1-4
Previous Teaching: Lead Me!
Philippians 4:6-7: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 25:4-5: Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
John 10:27: My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
1) What needs do you desire to lay before God today?
2) What are your current, greatest needs for guidance?
3) Do you quiet yourself to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit?
This Week’s Teaching:
1) Intercessory Prayer
John 17:1-21: After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: "Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you…. I pray for them [the disciples]…. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name--the name you gave me--so that they may be one as we are one. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one…. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth…. My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you."
Romans 8:34: Christ Jesus, who died--more than that, who was raised to life--is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
1 Timothy 2:1-4: I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone--for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
DQ 1) How might Christ be currently interceding for you?
DQ 2) For whom is God calling you to intercede?
2) The Prayer of Faith
James 5:13-16: Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray…. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
Hebrews 11:1-6: Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for…. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
James 1:6-8: But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
DQ 3) Is your faith in yourself, someone else, or squarely in Christ?
DQ 4) In what ways is God calling you to walk in faith and trust Him now?
3) Imprecatory Prayers
Psalm 7:6, 9: Arise, O LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice. O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure.
Psalm 55:9, 15: Confuse the wicked, O Lord, confound their speech, for I see violence and strife in the city. Let death take my enemies by surprise; let them go down alive to the grave, for evil finds lodging among them.
Psalm 69:22-28: May the table set before them become a snare; may it become retribution and a trap. May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever. Pour out your wrath on them; let your fierce anger overtake them. May their place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in their tents. For they persecute those you wound and talk about the pain of those you hurt. Charge them with crime upon crime; do not let them share in your salvation. May they be blotted out of the book of life and not be listed with the righteous.
Matthew 6:12: Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
Matthew 5:43-45: You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.
DQ 5) Is God calling you to forgive someone before you can ask for justice?