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Prayer of Prime Importance   3 comments

Prayer of Prime Importance

Above:  The Original Document

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:

My great-grandfather referred to the 1940 General Conference of The Methodist Church (1939-1968), for these sermon notes come from late 1938/early 1939 to 1942 set, and the Methodist General Conferences meet every four years.

MARCH 17, 2014 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT PATRICK, ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF ARMAGH

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1 Tim. 2, 1

I.

The church faces the tragic needs of the world at home and abroad.  There are many and great needs.  The greatest is spiritual.  Only the church can be looked to to supply it.  “Ye who are spiritual restore such as one,” etc.  Others won’t and can’t if they would.

II.

Paul would have us all begin in prayer.  We, the church, need to draw near to God in prayer.  We need a fresh experience of his grace until our hearts are strangely warmed.  We can’t lead others into an experience we do not have.  “That I may know him,” etc.

III.

Pray “for all men.”  This is good and acceptable unto God.  The heart aglow with love for all men yearns for the salvation of the world.  Points for prayer suggested at the General Conference.

IV.  

It will take importune prayer to overcome the sinfulness of men’s hearts.  “Pray without ceasing.”  The effectual fervent prayer…availeth much.”  (Jas. 5, 16)  “He will avenge them speedily.”  (Lk. 18, 8)

God knows such strong cries for his grace, as the experience of many has shown.

It is time for the church to get about his work in all prayerful earnestness.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

1 Timothy   1 comment

1 Timothy

Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)

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Chapter 2:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/prayer/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/prayer-of-prime-importance/

Chapter 3:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/the-divinity-of-christ/

Chapter 4:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/spiritual-activity/

Chapter 5:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/influence/

Chapter 6:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/the-good-fight-of-faith/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/the-deceitfulness-of-riches/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/not-rich-toward-god/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/and-this-is-the-promise-that-he-hath-promised-us-even-eternal-life/

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Prayer   1 comment

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Above:  Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus, Georgia, May 19, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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1 Tim. 2, 1

1.  Paul recognizes the importance of prayer.  It cannot be overestimated.  It is the Christian’s vital breath, his native air.

2.  As a gracious privilege we ought to esteem it highly.  Poor, sinful creatures are permitted to go to out Father and make known our request.

3.  It ought to be a constant service.  “Men ought always to pray.”  There is great need for it.  Men are perishing and we ought to importune a throne of grace.  “Prayer moves the arm that moves the world.”

4.  There are many ways of praying that are a great blessing.  Private, public & family prayers are especially necessary and helpful.  Certainly the Christian knows the blessings thus obtained.

5.  Who may pray?  Any soul that sincerely desires God’s mercy.

The sinner is encouraged to pray if only he will forsake his sin.  Are you troubled by sin or anything else?  Pray.  Have you friends unsaved?  Pray for them and ask them to seek Him.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT