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1Timothy, Chapter Two, Lesson One

ACCEPTABLE PRAYER            Page 6
V. 4 (cont’d.)

** How does knowledge of the truth relate to a person becoming saved?

It is impossible without the truth! Paul uses the word “epignosis” for knowledge, meaning a true knowledge that brings about salvation based upon the truth of God’s word.
cf. John 1:14, John 8:31-32, John 14:6, John 18:37

EXTRICATE

** To pull the church at Ephesus out of the influence of false teachers, what is the first step put forth by the
apostle Paul?

First of all” they needed to get involved in compassionate, concerned prayer for all men to be saved.

** Beginning with praying for kings and those in authority, what were the three forms of prayer they
were to employ.

entreaties - praying to fill the need of salvation
prayers - worship for the God of salvation
petitions - get involved in evangelistic prayer by developing more empathy, sympathy, compassion.

DELINEATE

** Our passage for this evening told us that God desires all men to be saved. What three additional things did we learn about our gracious God?

God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked.
God commands all men to repent.
God offers His grace for salvation to all men.

EVALUATE

** What is going to have to increase in my heart before I can offer the type of “Acceptable Prayer” which we have seen Paul urge us to pray this evening?

My heart must increase in its empathy, sympathy and compassion for the lost.

ACTIVATE

** Let’s ask the Lord for that new heart right now!

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