PAULíS PRAYER

Sunday Morning:  October 29, 2000

Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17  "Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 17. Comfort [He might exhort] your hearts, and stablish [He might establish] you in every good word and work."

THAT THE ONE GOD

2 Thessalonians 2:16  "Now our Lord Jesus Christ [nominative singular] himself, and God [nominative singular], even our Father [nominative singular], which [the one (not they)] hath loved [aorist active participle nominative singular (one God)] us, and hath given [aorist active participle nominative singular] us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, "

FOR THOSE IN EPHESUS

Ephesians 1:15-20  "Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16. Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17. That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18. The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19. And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe [present active], according to the working of his mighty power, 20. Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,"

FOR THOSE IN COLOSSI

Colossians 1:4-10 

FOR THOSE IN PHILIPPI

Philippians 1:9-10 

POSSIBLE BY THE EXHORTER AND HOPE

2 Thessalonians 2:16  "Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting [agelasting, adjective]  consolation [exhorter, accusative singular] and good hope [exhorter, accusative singular] through grace,"

THE EXHORTER

John 14:16-17  "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter [exhorter], that he may abide with you for ever [an age]; 17. Even the Spirit of [the] truth; . . .  ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you."

REHEARSER OF THINGS TO COME

John 16:13  "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of [the] truth, is come, he will guide you into all [the] truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak [rehearse]: and he will show you things to come."

HOPE OF AGE LIFE

Titus 1:2  "In hope of eternal [age, noun] life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;"

GRACE BY FAITH FOR HOPE

Romans 5:2  "By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God."

CHRISTíS POWER

2 Corinthians 12:9  "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."

FIND GRACE

Hebrews 4:16  "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."

 

GRACE FOR GOOD WORKS

Hebrews 12:28  "Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have [present active subjunctive, may we have] grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:"

REIGNING GRACE

Romans 5:20-21  "Moreover the law entered, that the offence (lawlessness) might abound. But where [the] sin (lawlessness 1 John 3:4) abounded, grace did much more abound: 21. That as [the] sin (lawlessness) hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto [leading to] eternal [agelasting] life by Jesus Christ our Lord."

APPROVED BY GRACE FOUND

Titus 3:7  "That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal [agelasting] life."

EXHORT YOUR HEART

2 Thessalonians 2:17  "Comfort [aorist active optative, might exhort] your hearts, and stablish [aorist active optative, might stedfastly set] you in every good word and work."

OUT OF THE HEART

Proverbs 4:23  "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."

MAN IS DEFILED

Mark 7:20-23  "And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 21. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22. Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23. All these evil things come from within, and defile the man."