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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

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A Penitent’s Prayer (Luke 18:13)   1 comment

Mea Culpa

Above:  The Congregational Prayer of Confession in Latin, from The CTS New Sunday Missal:  People’s Edition With the New Translation of the Mass (London, England, UK:  Catholic Truth Society, 2011), Page 522

…through my fault, through my fault,

through my grievous fault….

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O God, be merciful to me;

Hear Thou a penitent’s sad plea:

I lift my sin-stained heart to Thee–

O God, be merciful to me.

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Unworthy of Thy lightest grace

I dare not lift unto Thy face

My eyes,–but from this far-off place

Cry, God be merciful to me.

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My doom is just, I have no claim

To mercy, save in Jesus’ name,

For me he bore the sin and shame,

O God, be merciful to me.

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He paid the price on Calvary,

My shackled soul from sin to free,

This is my one, my only plea,

O God, be merciful to me.

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Hark! Hark! Within a still, small voice,

“Because thou has made me thy choice,

Thou art forgiv’n.”–my soul rejoice,

For God is merciful to me.

NELLIE SEGUIN FOX BARRETT

GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA

1925

Gospel of Luke   1 comment

Luke

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

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Chapter 1:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/mother-mary/

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

Chapter 2:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/childhood-and-god/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/the-worlds-reception-of-jesus/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/the-childhood-of-jesus/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/good-will-toward-men/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/angels-sing-his-praises/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/christmas-sermon/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/general-good-will/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/let-us-go-and-see/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/mother-mary/

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

Chapter 4:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/educational-and-medical-missions/

Chapter 8:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/the-tempest-stilled/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/mother-mary/

Chapter 9:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/the-challenge-of-the-cross/

Chapter 10:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/one-thing-needful/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/the-good-samaritan/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/luke-10-2/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/building-the-kingdom/

Luke 11:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/if-ye-shall-ask-anything-my-name-i-will-do-it/

Chapter 12:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/what-meanest-thou-o-sleeper/

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

Chapter 13:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/the-self-surrendered-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/repentance/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/the-death-of-jesus/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/the-barren-fig-tree/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/turned-away-from-the-beautiful-gate/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/sons-of-god-by-faith/

Chapter 15:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/the-prodigal-son/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/the-prodigals-repentance/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/heirs-of-god/

Chapter 16:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/hell/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/our-stewardship/

Chapter 18:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/parable-of-the-unjust-judge/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/self-righteousness-and-penitence/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/a-penitents-prayer-luke-1813/

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

Chapter 22:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/this-do-in-remembrance-of-me/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/the-lords-supper/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/the-promises-of-god/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/this-do-in-remembrance-of-me-2/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/luke-22-27b/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/devotedness-to-christ/

Chapter 23:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/the-death-of-jesus/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/jesus-revealed-in-us/

Chapter 24:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/the-challenge-of-the-cross/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/a-passion-for-a-lost-world/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/the-sufficiency-of-the-bible/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/the-holy-spirits-power-indispensible/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/27/the-walk-to-emmaus/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/luke-24-26-46/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/his-witnesses/

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Parable of the Unjust Judge   1 comment

Luke 18, 1-8

1.  “They ought to pray.”

(1)  It is indispensable.  There is no spiritual life without it.  God offers grace to those who “habitually ask, seek, and knock.”

(2)  Sin is a power man can’t resist unless aided by divine power.  But a constant temptation is to grow weary if the answer is not realized early.

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That we faint not consider this otherwise helpless widow who by her importunity won her case before an unjust judge who granted her request “lest she wear me out with her constant coming to me.”

3.  

How much more will we win our quest before God seeing [that] He is the very opposite of this judge; for He delighteth in mercy and desireth to bless all the children of men.

4.

He can answer prayer and does though nature’s laws exist.  He has made provisions to answer prayer.  “Continue to ask and ye shall receive.”

A sinner at prayer.  “Two worlds–heaven and hell–take notice.”

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted August 31, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 M-R, Luke-Acts

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Self-Righteousness and Penitence   1 comment

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Above:  The Pharisee and the Publican

Authors = Johannes Bockh and Thomas Mirtsch

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Luke 18, 9-14

I.

By contrasting these two characters Jesus does not approve of either, only approves of one’s attitude in prayer.  Both stood equally in need of mercy & grace.

II.

Notice the dissimilarity of them.

1.  The pharisee was self-satisfied; the publican was self-discontented, saw excellence above his own attainments.

2.  One was socially contemptuous; the other self-condemned, a vast difference.

3.  One lived in duty; [the] other hoped for mercy.

4.  One saw points of excellence; [the] other viewed his whole character.

5.  One was flippant; the other was reverent.

III.

Notice some lessons:

1.  Self-righteousness is at best unrighteousness.  “The Lord our righteousness.”

2.  Self-trust is practiced atheism.

3.  Social contempt is not personal piety.

4.  Self-boating goes before destruction.  Look not at self but Christ.

5.  Man’s only standing before God is on the ground of His sovereign mercy.  Who pleads for His mercy goes down justified.  Who does it not is condemned already.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT