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Praying With Paul – #9

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A message by Pastor Bill Mann on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at King’s Grace Fellowship.Philippians 1:3-11 Tonight, as we continue our journey into the prayers of Paul, I want us to take a look at Philippians 1:3-11. Philippians 1:3–8 (NKJV) 3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, 5 for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; 7 just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace. 8 For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ. Paul Actually Prayed For People What I like about this passage is that it presents Paul’s heart very clearly for the people God has allowed him to be connected to. Make no mistake, God is … Read more »

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Praying With Paul – # 8

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A message by Pastor Bill Mann on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at King’s Grace Fellowship.Colossians 1:3-20 We are studying the how’s, whys and what’s of Paul’s prayers. The Bible of course will always be our chief source of information and inspiration that continues to shape our prayer life as we study the prayers that are recorded. One way this takes place is the more we learn about God, His ways, and His perspectives, the more we increase our understanding of basic theology and of prayer. Yet another way our prayer life grows can be very specific. Imagine learning to barter in prayer with Abraham, or to argue in prayer with Moses, perhaps even to sing with David. What would it look like to pray the prayer Jesus Himself taught us? And of course, to learn to pray with Paul. D.A Carson says: . . . we must ask ourselves how far the petitions we commonly present to God are in line with what Paul prays for. Suppose, for example, that 80 or 90 percent of our petitions ask God for good health, recovery from illness, safety on the road, a good job, success in exams, the emotional needs of our … Read more »

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Praying With Paul – #7

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A message by Pastor Bill Mann on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship.1 Thessalonians 3:9–13 Paul’s Prayer Was A Product of Passion For People Paul’s prayer comes out of his intense desire to be with the Thessalonians Paul’s prayer comes from a passionate affection that seeks the good of others Paul’s prayer springs from the good reports of the Thessalonians’ faith, love, perseverance, and strength Paul’s Prayer: A Continuing Passion for People (3:9–13) Paul prayers with a rich thankfulness for the people of God (3:9) Paul is always praying (3:10) Paul prays that God would allow him to return to them. (3:11) Paul prays that Jesus would make the Thessalonians increase and be fruitful in love towards each other and everyone else

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Praying With Paul – #6

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A message by Pastor Bill Mann on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship. Let me start out with a short review of this teaching series.  Paul was grateful for the tangible growth he saw in people, and he wanted them to continue to grow.  So, his prayer in 2 Thessalonians 1:11–12 was that they would live a life worthy of the calling they had received fromGod.  Paul shows an incredible heart for people as he prays for people which is a wonderful example for us to follow. Praying For Others The thing I notice about Paul is his incredible love for people. One can hear it in the language he chooses to use. We have all heard people jokingly say things like, “I love the church, I just can’t stand the people.” (probably not a real joke) For me, the church is people. We are not called to love a building, Church programs, outreaches, and every other kind of activity that a church could come up with. But we are called to love people. The whole idea of a pastor’s pulpit ministry should be designed to help people. To rebuke them as or if needed, encourage them when … Read more »

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Praying With Paul #5

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A message by Pastor Bill Mann on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship.2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 In this teaching I want to start on the prayers that Paul prayed. As we do, we must keep in mind his mindset as outlined in the first few teachings of this series. (Here’s a brief synopsis of Paul’s mindset:) He was thankful for signs of grace (growth) Paul gives thanks for faith that is growing. Paul gives thanks for love that is increasing. Paul gives thanks that they are persevering under trial. Assurance of God’s Vindication For believers, there will be vindication For other’s there will be retribution I might point out that Paul was overjoyed because of the tangible growth he saw in the believers, but at the same time, he also was deeply saddened for those who would reject Christ. There is no joy for any believer in the final disposition of those without Christ. So let’s read this passage and then I’ll make some comments. 2 Thessalonians 1:11–12 (NKJV) 11 Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work … Read more »

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Praying With Paul – #4

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A message by Pastor Bill Mann on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship.2 Thessalonians 1:3-11 Framework #2 – Assurance of God’s Vindication Tonight, we pick up where we left off last Wednesday. These verses give us a kind of “backdrop” of why Paul prays as he does. What controls his thinking and guides his requests. So tonight, I want to consider the 2nd dominant “feature” of Paul’s prayer framework in order to understand why he prays as he does. Let’s look at 2 Thessalonians 1:3-5 as we begin. There is no doubt, that in this life, there will be trouble. That trouble will be magnified for those who follow Christ. Our culture is getting more and more “hostile” towards Christians and in some cases they deserve it, but “real” Christians (God will judge), will persevere under this stress. Now the works of the flesh are evident, . . . But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Gal. 5:19,22-23 (NLT/NKJV) Paul was thankful for the Thessalonian’s patience and faith as they endured persecutions and trials and he talked … Read more »

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Praying With Paul – #2

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A message by Pastor Bill Mann on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at King’s Grace Fellowship.James 5:16 Introduction I was going to share this scripture last week, but I may have forgotten to, yet it is an important verse when we consider prayer in general.  James 5:16 “ . . . The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man [person] avails much.” –(NKJV) I decided that the fundamentals of prayer are so important that I wanted to continue to expand this introduction to include some very important aspects. You will remember from the first teaching these 2 areas: We End Up Not Praying Much Because We Don’t Plan To Pray Learning To Stay Focused (beating mental drift) So, let’s pick up where we left off as we look at what we might learn from mature believers about prayer. #3 – Develop A Prayer Partner Relationship At various times in your life developing a prayer partner relationship is a very helpful thing. Of course, care must be taken in choosing a prayer partner. Concerning this D. A. Carson had this to say: “If you are not married, make sure your prayer partner is someone of your own sex. If you are married and choose … Read more »

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