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1 1 We Believe — First Principles of Prayer – as taught by Scripture and illustrated in the lives of the righteous that “supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, [should] be made for all men” 1Tim 2:1

2 2 “Charge” 7x (1:3,5,18; 4:11; 5:7; 6:13,17) “As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine …”(1:5)

3 3 “Charge” 7x (1:3,5,18; 4:11; 5:7; 6:13,17) “I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things … That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ” ( 6:13 )

4 4 “Charge” 7x (1:3,5,18; 4:11; 5:7; 6:13,17) “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate …” (6:17-18)

5 5 “Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and a good conscience, and faith unfeigned …” (1:5) “Charge” 7x (1:3,5,18; 4:11; 5:7; 6:13,17)

6 6 – for the brethren. Paul’s example: “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you” (Philippians 1:3) Rom 1:8, 6:17; 1Cor 1:4; Eph 1:15-16; 1Th 1:2-3,3:9; 2Th 1:3, 2Tim 1:3, Phm 1:4-5

7 7 – for the brethren. – for our food. “For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.” (1Tim 4:4-5)

8 8 – for the brethren. – for our food. – for all blessings: “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.” (Hebrews 13:15)

9 9 Specifics of intercessory prayer – what to pray for – how to pray Biblical examples Class outline:

10 10 “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life” 1 Timothy 2

11 11 “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life” “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen ” (Matt 6:9-13) 1 Timothy 2

12 12 “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life” 1 Timothy 2:2

13 13 “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life” – “quiet” = from without – “peaceable” = from within (s.w. vss ) 1 Timothy 2:2

14 14 “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life” – “quiet” = from without – “peaceable” = from within (s.w. vss ) “Let not yours be the outward adorning with braiding of hair, decoration of gold, and wearing of fine clothing, but let it be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable jewel of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. ” 1Peter 3:3-4 (RSV) 1 Timothy 2:2

15 15 “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life” – “quiet” = from without – “peaceable” = from within (s.w. vss ) “Let not yours be the outward adorning with braiding of hair, decoration of gold, and wearing of fine clothing, but let it be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable jewel of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. ” 1Peter 3:3-4 (RSV) 1 Timothy 2:2

16 16 for others “to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth” 1 Timothy 2:4

17 17 for others “to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth” “… praying always … that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel … that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” (Eph 6:18-20) 1 Timothy 2:4

18 18 Prayer to be offered “every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting” 1 Timothy 2:8

19 19 Prayer to be offered “every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting” 1 Timothy 2:8 “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, with all malice” “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.” (Eph 4:31, RSV) (James 1:19-20)

20 20 Our prayer should be: for the brotherhood (1Tim 2:2) for the world (1Tim 2:4) in the proper spirit (1Tim 2:8)

21 21 Job 42:7-10 “… the L ORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, … take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept And the L ORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the L ORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.”

22 22 On behalf of the community of God’s people MosesHezekiahEzra, Nehemiah, Jeremiah, DanielSamuel, Epaphras – Moses, Hezekiah, Ezra, Nehemiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Samuel, Epaphras

23 23 On behalf of the community of God’s people MosesHezekiahEzra, Nehemiah, Jeremiah, DanielSamuel, Epaphras – Moses, Hezekiah, Ezra, Nehemiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Samuel, Epaphras On behalf of individuals Moses – Moses, for Miriam despite her disloyalty (Num 12) Samuel – Samuel, for Saul (1Samuel 15:11) Elijah, – Elijah, for the widow and her son Samuel – Samuel, though feeling rejected and disappointed Jesus – Jesus, for his executioners (Luke 23:34)

24 24 Importance of thanksgiving – for brethren – for God’s provision Intercession teaches us – requires no “wrath or doubting” – opportunity to imitate God Class summary:


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