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Prayer of Prime Importance   3 comments

Prayer of Prime Importance

Above:  The Original Document

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor



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.




1 Tim. 2, 1


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


Chapter 1:

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Posted November 14, 2013 by neatnik2009 in Guide Posts A-J, James

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Save a Soul from Death   1 comment


Above:  The Seven Sins, by Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911), 1902

Sir Galahad Fighting the Seven Sins to Free the Virtues

Image Source = Library of Congress


Reproduction Number = LC-USZ62-133677


James 5, 19-20

1.  All are born in sin, else Christ would not have died for all.

(a)  This sin is not incorrect opinions but disobedience, deeds and thoughts.  Not of the head but of the heart.

(b)  A multitude of sins.  Condemned therefore.  Error thereof leadeth to death.

2.  But Christ is the Saviour of all who repent and believe.  His blood cleanseth from all sin.  Man may accept Him.  Saved from the power & stains of sin.

3.  It is a Christian duty and privilege to try to save the lost–to help God reach and rescue them.  Throw out the life-line.  Declare their peril.  Point them to the Lamb of God.  By example, prayers, exhortation, or send him the gospel.  Thus men are saved as God adds the Spirit’s power.  Oh! for more godly concern for the sinner!

4.  Results–

(a)  save a soul from death–eternal death.  To do it Christ died; do we [keep] hands off?  While we do men are dying eternally?

(b)  Hide a multitude of sins–his and that of others he might influence to sin–blotted out forever.  Is it worthwhile?  Let’s not go to heaven alone!!



Jas. 5, 19 & 20

1.  All are sinners, else Christ would not have died for all.  “All have sinned.”

(a)  Sin is not incorrect opinions, but disobedience, deeds, & thoughts or purposes.  Not of the head but of the heart.

(b)  Sin is not one but a multitude–“legion.”

(c)  The sinner is condemned, and

(d)  “the error of his way leadeth to death eternal.

2.  But Christ is the Saviour of all who repent and believe.  His blood cleaseth from all sin.

3.  It is a Christian duty to seek to save the lost.  Throw out the lifeline.  Declare their danger and point them to the Lamb of God.  By example, prayer, exhortation, or sending them to the gospel.  God uses these constantly as instruments for good.  He needs you and will make you a blessing if you will but be used of Him.

4.  Result–save a soul from death and hide a multitude of sins.  What a happy result!  What a sublime mission is ours!  He will be happier forever therefor.  Men are dying all about us.  Let’s save some.  Let’s not go to Heaven alone, but take along all we can.


Posted April 28, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 S-Z, James

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