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1 How To Pray for One Another
Sermon How To Pray for One Another Introduction

2 [15] For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, [16] I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, [17] that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him

3 [18] having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, [19] and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might

4 [20] that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, [21] far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

5 [22] And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, [23] which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. (Ephesians 1:15-23 ESV)

6 He prays that they know the riches of KNOWING God what they have in Christ. If you know God and what you have in Christ you can process any reality in a way that will make you grow.

7 ThE Object of our Prayer - The Father of Glory
The Content of our Prayer -What Paul is praying for is that there would be a work of INTERNAL experience in the lives of the believers. -INSIDE OUT

8 Do you pray, often and spontaneously?
J. I. Packer… “A little knowledge OF God is worth more than a great deal of knowledge ABOUT God.” Do you pray, often and spontaneously?

9 The Result of our Prayer Three things he wants us to know – hope, riches, power If you grasp that you are chosen by God it will give you hope.

10 1CO 1:26 Brothers, think of what you were when you were called
1CO 1:26 Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong

11 28 He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things--and the things that are not--to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him. 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God--that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."

12 Knowing Christ as our righteousness, holiness and redemption is our hope 1 Jn 3:3 “..every one who has this hope fixed on Jesus purifies himself, just as He is pure.”

13 Know the Inheritance Through prayerful meditation ask the Holy Spirit to take the things of Christ and show them to Your heart.

14 Know the Power of God The Christian life is a life of supernatural power because we are called and owned by a supernatural God who sent His son to be Above all things.

15 Community with Believers - REGULAR participation in corporate worship is the starting point. Spiritual intimacy with God – Pray for it to happen by the Spirit and the Word

16 INFLUENCE WITH NON- BELIEVERS Our hope as believers is a better witnessing lure than any anger about “the state of the world these days.”

17 The person will have : -A sense of hope for times of despair – this hope points to a greater treasure than what the world offers. -A sense of contentment that his needs are met- riches of glory in times of doubt and feeling unloved and worthless.

18 This is a person who isn’t holding on to the things of this world – possessions, power, or position, but is one who is giving to others. and -A sense of power in the face of temptation and bold in faith for God.

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