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One Mediator between God and man

Scripture reading for September 12th: 1st Timothy 2, Psalm 32, Proverbs 27

1st Timothy 2: 1-6 “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the the sight of God our Savior, Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, Who gave Himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.”

Prayer is the lifeline for believers! We serve a living God Who is actively listening and talking with His children. Paul encourages the believers to pray for all people, especially for those in positions of authority. Prayer paves the way for a quiet and godly life. God invites us to ask, seek, and knock for the needs we have to spread the Gospel. God desires all people to come to repentance and a knowledge of the truth of His provision for their salvation. God has provided Jesus Christ, His only Son, as the Mediator between God and man. Jesus Christ gave His life on the cross to pay the penalty of all sinners. The Gospel is the testimony of God’s saving provision given to His people to share before the final judgment. Like the days of Noah, God shut the door right before the flood came. Today is the day to act.

Psalm 32:5-6 “I acknowledged my sin to You, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found; surely in the rush of great waters, they shall not reach Him.”

Prayer: Father God, thank You for Your heart to save sinners and to respond to the prayers and intercession of Your people and Your Son, Who is our mediator. Thank You for Your call for us to pray for those in authority and for open doors to share with the lost. I offer myself to You to use to encourage Your Church to pray and to proclaim the Good News that Jesus Christ has come to save sinners!

Proverbs 27:12 “The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.”

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Pray for those in authority!

Scripture reading for September 25th: 1 Timothy 2, Psalm 42, Proverbs 7

Key Scriptures: 1st Timothy 2:1-6 “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.  This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.”  

Paul urged Timothy to lead the believers in all kinds of prayers for those in authority.   All those in leadership are part of God’s established covering and are under God’s authority even if they are not believers.  Prayer helps created an order in our community that allows believers to lead a peaceful life and share the Gospel with all men.  This Gospel is that Jesus Christ is the one mediator between God and man and He alone gave Himself as a ransom for us to free us from the penalty and power of our sins.

Faith Confession:  I pray for those in authority and value the freedom granted to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ will all who will listen.  Jesus Christ is the one mediator between God and man.

Proverbs 7:1-3 “My son, keep My words and treasure up My commandments with you; keep My commandments and live; keep My teaching as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.”  

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The King Eternal!

Saturday December 6th, 2014

The passage for today is Paul’s letter to Timothy chapters 1-3.  Timothy was a young pastor, mentored by Paul, who was a pastor at the church in Ephesus.  Paul wrote to encourage him and instruct him in basic pastoral leadership.

“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst.  But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display His unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on Him and receive eternal life.  Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Timothy 1:15-17

” I urge then, first of all that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone–for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men–the testimony given in its proper time.” 1 Timothy 2:1-5

“Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great:  He appeared in a body; was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.” 1st Timothy 3:16

Paul stood in awe of Jesus Christ, the “King Eternal”!  Paul knew Jesus Christ as “God our Savior” and the only mediator between God the Father and mankind.  Jesus came in a human body, was crucified and raised from the dead.  He is now preached among all nations and is believed on in the world.  He was taken up in glory and will come again!  This is the Gospel Paul preached!

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One mediator between God and Man!

Scripture reading for October 17th: 1st Timothy 2:1-15

One of the main duties of a pastor is prayer.  Paul continued his instructions to this young pastor in the area of prayer.  Jesus, Himself, is praying for all of us as believers.  He is the only mediator between God the Father and mankind.  We as pastors must do business with Him!

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone–for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all men–the testimony given in the proper time.” (1st Timothy 2:1-6)

This simple instruction on prayer began with praying for those in authority.  God places all authority in the positions He desires.  (Romans 13:1-2)  We are to obey and submit to authority, but also pray for them, whether they are godly or not.  The prayers of godly people  for those in authority help to insure a quiet and peaceful life.   When authority is under a prayer covering, God’s people can also have freedom to spread the Gospel to all men.  God wants all men to be saved because all need saved.   All are sinners for who Christ paid the ransom of His own life blood!  Timothy and all who minister would do well to keep these facts in mind!

“I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.”  ” I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to  worship God.” (1st Timothy 2:8-9)  Paul’s instructions to men and women in the church were given to help each fulfill the roles that God had given them.  Men, in that society, needed encouragement to be leaders in prayer in the church.  Women needed instruction in modesty and submission.   Paul was addressing problems that Timothy faced in Ephesus.  The principles he taught are helpful for us today.  Thankfully, Jesus is our mediator yet today!

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One mediator between God and man!

Scripture reading for October 17th: 1st Timothy 2:1-15

One of the main duties of a pastor is prayer.  Paul continued his instructions to this young pastor in the area of prayer.  Jesus, Himself, is praying for all of us as believers.  He is the only mediator between God the Father and mankind.  We as pastors must do business with Him!

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone–for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all men–the testimony given in the proper time.” (1st Timothy 2:1-6)

This simple instruction on prayer began with praying for those in authority.  God places all authority in the positions He desires.  (Romans 13:1-2)  We are to obey and submit to authority, but also pray for them, whether they are godly or not.  The prayers of godly people  for those in authority help to insure a quiet and peaceful life.   When authority is under a prayer covering, God’s people can also have freedom to spread the Gospel to all men.  God wants all men to be saved because all need saved.   All are sinners for who Christ paid the ransom of His own life blood!  Timothy and all who minister would do well to keep these facts in mind!

“I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.”  ” I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to  worship God.” (1st Timothy 2:8-9)  Paul’s instructions to men and women in the church were given to help each fulfill the roles that God had given them.  Men, in that society, needed encouragement to be leaders in prayer in the church.  Women needed instruction in modesty and submission.   Paul was addressing problems that Timothy faced in Ephesus.  The principles he taught are helpful for us today.  Thankfully, Jesus is our mediator yet today!

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