Praying for The Lost
Today we continue with our new sermon series “God's Blueprint for the Church.” Our 6th message, Praying for The Lost focuses on our conduct and our need to pray for the lost and their salvation. Join us again and for the next few weeks as we continue to carefully study 1st Timothy a marvelous letter.
As Paul begins to tell Timothy how to conduct oneself in the local church (3:15), he puts prayer as the first priority (2:1, "First of all"). But Paul is not just talking about the need for prayer in general.
He is talking about the need for prayer as it relates to the salvation of the lost. He repeats some words and ideas in 2:1-8 that show what he is driving at: "all men" (2:1); "all" (2:2); "God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved" (2:3, 4); "mediator ... between God and men" (2:5); "a ransom for all, the testimony" (2:6); "preacher and ... teacher of the Gentiles" (2:7).
Paul is talking about men-people-and not just about a certain few, but about all men. And he is talking about the Savior. His concern is that all would be saved. This Sunday we will look at Paul's exhortation.
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