Lesson 9 – Knowing The Way Of Victory – Lesson

Lesson 9

Philippians 4:7

Philippians 4:7

KNOWING THE WAY OF VICTORY

The Lord wants us to know the victory that can be ours daily.  He has already made that victory possible for each saved person.  It should be our daily experience to walk in victory.  By victory we mean that we live with a testimony of God’s grace in spite of temptation, a rejoicing in trials, and a deliverance from sins and habits that hinder us.  There are three basic things we must do so that we may walk in that victory.

THREE “R’s” TO REMEMBER

Rejoice in the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 5:16 — “Rejoice evermore.”

Philippians 4:4 — “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.”

Joy is a certain sign of victory and strength in our Christian lives.  It should be the norm in every Christian life.

Nehemiah 8:10 — “The joy of the Lord is your strength.”

You may not always have this joy.  All of us experience “down” times when discouragement and doubt may move in.  These times do not rob you of your salvation, for salvation was settled for eternity when you accepted Christ.  God never gave us salvation to take it away from us every time we do something wrong.  Our salvation is never in question or doubt with God when we have one of these “down” times.

When the joy of the Lord is not present as it should be, there is always a reason.  It could be due to a physical condition.  When the body or mind or both become weary or are under great pressure, we will probably lose our joy.  Or it may be that sin is present in our lives.  This is most often the reason that we have lost our joy.  Joy is produced in the Christian’s life by the indwelling Holy Spirit.  When we sin or quench or retard His ministry through us, joy cannot be produced.  We must confess that sin have the joy restored by the Lord Himself (1 John 1:9; Psalm 51:2, 3, 8 — 10).

To keep the joy and strength of your salvation:

1.   Keep a close fellowship and relationship with God (1 John 1:7 –9).

2.   Confess sin as soon as it is realized in your heart (Psalm 32:1 — 5).

3.   Never look at your immediate situation from the human stand-point, but keep your eyes upon Christ, who gives the ability to conquer situations of life, keeping in mind Philippians 4:13.  If we have our eyes upon situations and circumstances of life, we will have our joy replaced by fear, worry and distrust (Philippians 4:4, 6 — 8; Psalms 5:11; 63:7).

Recognize the old nature.

Before you were saved, you had nothing but the old sinful nature (Ephesians 4:22; Colossians 3:8, 9; Galatians 5:16, 17).  As soon as you accepted Christ as your Saviour, you received a new nature.  This new nature is literally Christ in you, the implanting of the divine nature, which is the presence of the Holy Spirity, and the indwelling of the Trinity (Ephesians 4:24; Colossians 3:10; 1 John 3:9, 10).

Therefore, to understand yourself properly, you need to realize that as a Christian you now have two natures.  You have the nature of sin which you received at the time of your birth, and you have the nature of Christ which became yours at the time of your salvation.  In a sense, you have become a dual personality with two natures.  You have the nature of Christ which became yours at the time of your salvation.  In a sense, you have become a dual personality with two natures present in you, and this affects your thinking and actions.

Your experience will be that the old nature with which you were born tries to get you away from God and Christian activities.  It tries to get you to continue in the old life and the sin of the past.  It tries to make you self-centered and to squelch all spiritual activities such as praying, reading your Bible, testifying to others, and going to church.  This sinful nature cannot please God (Romans 8:7, 8).

At the same time, the new nature is tugging at your thoughts and urging you to let your life and activities be Christ-centered.  It invites you to fill your life with Christ, to live a yielded, joyful life of obedience.

In the midst of this, a tremendous battle is taking place.  In Romans 7 Paul speaks much about this experience.  Then the conflict of the Christians  is spoken of in Galatians 5:17.  It is well for you to realize that these two natures will always be present in your life.  It is for you to determine which nature will have the control over you.  It is really up to you. (Note Romans 8:5 –13.)  God has given us the answer very clearly in Galatians 5:16.  We must walk in the Spirit, which means to walk yielded to the Holy Spirit, to mind the things of the Spirit.  It is like feeding two pairs of horses on opposite ends of a wagon.  The wagon represents our lives; the horses represent the flesh and the spirit natures.  We cannot feed both natures and expect to have victory.  We must starve the old nature and feed the new nature.  Thus our yieldedness to the Holy Spirit is very important.

The activities of the old nature are mentioned in Galatians 5:19 –21; the character of the new nature is mentioned in Galatians 5:22, 23.  As a new Christian, you must let the new nature of Christ take over the controls of your life right now and walk daily in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Respond to God’s victory for you.

How good to be on the winning side!  As soon as we accept Christ, we are on the winning side.  Christian friend, you are right now on that winning side.  In the greatest contest ever fought, we, as Christians, were represented by Christ.  There on the cross Christ came out victorious for us.  There on the cross the forces of sin, death, Hell and the grave were defeated.  There the archenemy of our souls, Satan was defeated.  Yet to look at some Christians, you would think that they were on the losing side.  They have no victory in their lives;  They lack any enthusiasm for the Lord.  God’s people should be an overcoming, victorious people.  Paul spoke often of that victory which is to be ours NOW.  It is wise for us to note Romans 8:37; 2 Corinthians 2:14; I Corinthians 15:57; and 1 John 5:4.

How do we get that life of victory in Christ?  It is already ours in position in Him.  He is our Victory (Ephesians 6:10).  It is not a matter of working toward a victory, but walking in a victory already secured by the power of the Lord.  In Him we have already won the battle.  No matter how dark you circumstances or environment may be, you can rejoice for you already belong to the Winner’s side.  The previously mentioned verses make this very plain.  It is our portion to rejoice in His victory (Philippians 4:4).

What will be the results of a victorious Christian life?  One will be personal contentment.  You will have a joy and stability which will even affect your daily life and personality.  Then you will be a source of challenge and blessing to others.  A victorious Christian is always a blessing to others.  Your life can be contagious to others.  Lastly, you will be a better witness for Christ if you are a victorious Christian who walks in His power.  The success of the early churches was primarily due to the fact that the individuals who composed them had a quality of victory and power in the Lord that attracted others.  This we can have today (2 Peter 1:4; 2 Timothy 1:7; Ephesians 6:10 — 18).

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Lesson 9

Philippians 4:7

Philippians 4:7

ASSIGNMENTS

1.     Memorize 1 Corinthians 10:13.  We suggest that you also memorize 1 John 1:9.

2.     Read John 15 — 21.  Now read John 8:14.  Please note the references where Jesus Christ is presented as the Son of God Please record your findings under “NOTES” on a separate page.

3.     Answer the following questions in your own words:

1.     What is God’s will for us? (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

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2.     Outline or list the things necessary for joy in the Christian life according to Philippians 4:6 — 8.

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3.     What is it that usually destroys our rejoicing in the Lord, His Word, and salvation? (Isaiah 59:1, 2; Psalm 51:3).

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4.     What were you born with? (Romans 5:19a; 7:17 — 23)

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5.     What happened in your life when you were saved?  What did you receive? (2 Corinthians 5:17; 2 Peter 1:4)

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6.     To whom do I need to yield in order to have victory over the old nature? (Romans 6:13)

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7.     What was Paul’s testimony? (Philippians 4:13)

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8.     How can we have the victory that is needed in our daily lives? (1 John 5:4)

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9.     Where is the place of victory? (1 Corinthians 15:57)

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10.    Is there something that I can do to have that victory? (Psalm 37:4, 5)

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NOTES

1.     A blessing I received each day as I read John 15 — 21:

Day 1 — John 15 _____________________________________

Day 2 — John 16 _____________________________________

Day 3 — John 17 _____________________________________

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Day 5 — John 19 _____________________________________

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Day 7 — John 21 _____________________________________

2.     Promises in God’s Word concerning joy in my life:

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3.     Below I note all of the references I found in John 15 –21

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ENTERING INTO YOUR PRIVILEGES

1.   Memorize Romans 8:23.   Also, we suggest you memorize John 1:12.

2.   Read John 8 — 14.  Note at least one reference per chapter that reveals Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  Record this information under “NOTES” on a separate page.

3.   Answer the following questions in your own words:

1.   What has Christ shared with us as His friends? (John 15: 15c)

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2.   According to John 15: 16, what has Christ chosen for us as His friends?

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3.   What is our relationship as sons? (Galatians 4: 6, 7)

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4.   Name three or four things the Holy Spirit does for us. (John 16: 13, 14)

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5.   What is our right before God since Christ is our High Priest and Advocate? (Hebrews 4: 15, 16)

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6.   What encouragement does God give about our labor? (I Corinthians 15: 58)

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7.   How are we to labor for the Lord? (I Corinthians 15: 58)

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8.   List the order of events in 1 Thessalonians 4: 14 – 17.

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NOTES:

1.   A blessing I received each day as I read John 8 — 14:

Day 1 — John 8 ______________________________________

Day 2 — John 9 ______________________________________

Day 3 — John 10 _____________________________________

Day 4 — John 11 _____________________________________

Day 5 — John 12 _____________________________________

Day 6 — John 13 _____________________________________

Day 7 — John 14 _____________________________________

2.   People to whom I have witnessed this past week:

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3.   My check list on my personal spiritual growth:

1.   Am I taking time daily in the Word of God?

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2.   Am I spending time daily in prayer?

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3.   Have I been faithful in witnessing to others?

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4.    Have I begun tithing on a regular basis?

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5.   Do I give offerings beyond my tithe to the Lord’s work?

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4.   Below I note all of the references I found in John 8 — 14 revealing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God:

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ENTERING INTO YOUR PRIVILEGES

WHAT THE PRIVILEGES ARE

We are His sons.

1 John 3:1, 2 - “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God…”

John 1:12 – “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”

God the Father is truly our Father, and we are to enter into the position of “sons” in a definite way. What potential to be His son! This speaks of a son-ship relationship to be entered into by faith (cf. Romans 8:14-17).

We are Christ’s honored friends.

John 15:15 – “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knowest not what his Lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.”

What an intimate relationship! It is with a friend that we feel at home and can share the most intimate things about our lives. The joys, sorrows, cares, blessings – yea, every aspect of our lives – must be shared with Christ. Learn to bring everything to Him.

We have the Comforter – the Holy Spirit.

John 14:16, 17 – “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of truth…”

The word Comforter is the Greek word Paraclete, which means one called alongside to help. The Holy Spirit has been given to help us in every trial and circumstance.

The Holy Spirit indwells us as believers and is always present to meet our needs.

1 Corinthians 6:19, 20 – “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

We have a personal teacher – the Holy Spirit.

John 14:26 – “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”

Praise God, the Holy Spirit will teach us.

1 John 2:27 – “But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth within you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.”

In 1 John 2:27 the “anointing” is referring to the Holy Spirit’ s ministry in our lives. Is our teacher and will make the Word of God a reality to us. We must daily believe that the Holy Spirit will teach us, guide us, lead us, and keep us close to Christ.

We have an advocate before God.

1 John 2:1, 2 – “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And the is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”

An advocate is one who pleads our case. Praise God, today our Lord Jesus Christ is at the right hand of God pleading our case before the Father.

Colossians 3:1 – “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.”

Hebrews 7:25 – “Wherefore he is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”

Satan has access before God to accuse us.

Revelation 12:9, 10 – “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world; he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.  And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven… for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.”

Job 1:6 – 11 — “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them… Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for naught?  Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house… But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath and he will curse the to thy face.”

Praise God, when Satan comes before God to accuse us, we have Christ, our High Priest, seated at God’s right hand to be our Advocate before the Father, and thus to plead our case.  The reason that we are kept, never to be lost again, is that we have Him as our Advocate.  We can confess sin as children of God and continue to walk with the Lord, knowing that He, as our Advocate, is pleading for us before the throne of God.

The Holy Spirit indwells us and cares for God’s interest in us.  The Lord Jesus Christ sits at the right hand of God and cares for our interests before the Father.  Christ pleads our case and our cause when we fall into sin.  He is our able Representative before the Father’s throne.  Thus we have the blessed privilege of immediately confessing sin and knowing His cleansing and continued fellowship.  He paid the price for our sins and does cleanse.

I John 1:9 — “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

We have personal promises.

2 Peter 1:4 — “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: That by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”

By claiming the seven promises listed below (and many more we cannot list), we enter into the power of the divine nature upon our lives.  Thus we can experience God’s victory in daily life.  We must try these and prove them in daily application.

1.  His sustaining power in temptation and trials (I Corinthians 10:13; James 1:2 – 12)

2.  His continual presence (Hebrews 13:5, 6)

3.  His sufficient grace (2 Corinthians 12:9)

4.  His promised work in our lives (Philippians 1:6; 2:13)

5.  His promised good for our lives (Romans 8:28, 32)

6.  His promised security for all of life — eternal security of the believer (John 6:37; 10:27, 28; 5:24)

7.  His promise of daily victory (2 Corinthians 2:14; 1 Corinthians 15:57)

We have the promise of reward in labor.

I Corinthians 15:58 — “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

Isaiah 40:10 — “Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.”

Colossians 3:24 — “Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.”

Every Christian can rejoice that in the midst of labor for the Lord God will reward the faithful servant.  He calls for our faithfulness, but He also promises the remuneration of service (2 Corinthians 5:10).  Someday we will all stand before Him at the “judgment seat of Christ” to receive reward or loss, according to what we have done in our bodies since our loving God will reward such service (1 Corinthians 3:14).  One day we will stand before the throne of Christ and will cast our crowns (rewards) at His feet (Revelation 4:10).  What a privilege that will be!  Therefore, what we are doing in this life for His glory is very important (cf. 1 Corinthians 3:11 – 15).

We know He is coming again for His own.

John 14:3 — “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am there ye may be also.”

Today Christ is in Heaven, interceding for us and preparing a place for us. He is coming again to take us to be with Him.  The Christian has the hope of going into Christ’s presence either because of death or because of the soon return of the Saviour for His own. (cf. 2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:21 – 23.)  Physical death should have no terror for the saved; it is the portal into God’s presence.  It is a joyful privilege and a blessed responsibility to lead others to Christ!

1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17 — “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

In the two verses quoted above we see that at His coming, Christ will raise the believers who have died and will translate the living believers to be with the Lord.  Verse eighteen then states that this truth of His coming again should be a comfort to every believer.   First Thessalonians 5 continues with the truth of His coming again.  Verse eleven again states that believers should be comforted and edified with this truth.

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Lesson 7

Stewardship

Assignments

1. Memorize Malachi 3:10.  Also, we suggest that you memorize I Corinthians 4:2.

2. Read these chapters in John: 20 – 21; 3 – 7.  Please note any truths concerning our responsibility for witnessing that you find.  Record this information under “NOTES” on a separate page.

3. Answer the following questions in your own words:

1. To whom does our property really belong? (I Corinthians 10:26)
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2. To whom does the Christian belong? (Romans 6:22)
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3. What should a Christian surrender to God? (Romans 12:1)
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4. What did the Lord Jesus mean in His answer to the two men in Luke 9:59 – 62?
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5. Does God expect us to do something for which He has not equipped us? Refer to II Corinthians 8:12; 9:8; and Philippians 4:13.
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6. What does God want each Christian to do? (Romans 12:3 – 8)
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7. What talent or gift do you have that God would desire you to use for Him?
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8. What is the bare minimum for a Christian to give to the Lord’s work?
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9. Is the tithe ten percent of that which is left over after we pay our bills? (Proverbs 3:9 – 10)
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10. What is the promise that God gives to those who honor the Lord with their substance and with the firstfruits of all their increase? (Proverbs 3:9 – 10)
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11. With what attitude should a Christian give to God’s work? (II Corinthians 9:7)
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12. What is God’s  promise to one who gives faithfully to the Lord’s work? (II Corinthians 9:8)
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13. What is one requirement which God makes of stewards? (I Corinthians 4:2)
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14. What happened in Israel when the people presented their offerings willingly to the Lord? (Exodus 36:1 – 7)
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15. What did Azariah say was the result when God’s people brought the offerings into the house of the Lord? (II Chronicles 31:10)
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NOTES:

1. A blessing I received each day as I read John 20 and 21; then John 3 – 7:

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2. Truths I found about witnessing:

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3. My understanding of my responsibility as a steward for God:
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Stewardship

STEWARDSHIP

I Peter 4:10 – “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. “

Stewardship is one of the most important parts of your Christian life.

WHAT DOES STEWARDSHIP MEAN?

The Greek root from which we get our word stewardship means “the keeper of another’s property.” The steward or stewardess on an airliner is managing the passenger compartment of the plane while it is in flight. Some clubs call their manager a steward. The man in charge of the dining car on a train is called the steward.  A steward is the manager of another’s property.

Therefore, when we say that a Christian is a steward for God, we simply mean that a Christian is managing God’s property.

A CHRISTIAN BELONGS TO GOD.

1.  His property is God’s.  Everything I have and everything I am belong to God.

Psalm 24:1 – “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”

Psalm  50:10-12 – “For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.  I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.  If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fullness thereof.”

Haggai 2:8 – “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts.”

2.  His body is God’s.

I Corinthians 6:19, 20 – “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

3.  His soul is God’s.

Note I Corinthians 6:19, 20 – in your spirit, which are God’s.”

Romans 14:7, 8 - “For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.  For whether you live, we live unto the Lord/ and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.”

EVERY CHRISTIAN IS A STEWARD FOR GOD

In the verses listed below, please note the truth that every one of  the believers is a steward for God.

I Peter 4:10 – “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”

Matthew 25:15 – “And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and staightway took his journey.”

Romans 12:3-8 – “For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith … So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.  Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us … Let us prophesy … ministering … teaching.”

I Corinthians 12:11 – “But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.”

Every believer has something he can use for God. Matthew 25:14-30 teaches that each one of us must give account of how we have used that which God has given us.

Stewardship is not optional!

When you accepted Christ, you became a steward. You do not decide whether you are going to be a steward. You decide only what kind of steward you are going to be.  You will answer at the Judgement Seat of Christ concerning your stewardship.

WHAT IS GOD’S REQUIREMENT?

I Corinthians 4:2 – “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

Faithfulness is all that God requires.  He wants His people to use faithfully what He has given.

EVERY CHRISTIAN IS A STEWARD OF:

1.   His life – Romans 12:3-8.

2.   His God-given talents – Matthew 25:14-30.

God has given talents (abilities) to use for the Lord.  God expects His people to use what He has given for His glory.

3.   His time – Ephesians 5:16.

4.   His money and possessions.

a.   The Bible teaches that the tithe is the minimum standard for the Christian to give.

Leviticus 27:30 - “And all the tithe of the land… is the Lord’s: it is holy unto the Lord.”

The Bible teaches that the tithe is God’s. Not to tithe is literally to steal that which belongs to the Lord.

Malachi 3:8 - “Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.”

Tithing is a command of God.

Malachi 3:10 - “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”

b. The New Testament Christian should accept tithing as his minimum standard, just as the Old Testament saint accepted tithing as his commandment.

(1)   The Lord Jesus approved of tithing.

Matthew 23:23 - “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith; these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other [tithing] undone.

(2)   The New Testament Christian is under the promise of grace.  Some say that tithing is not a matter of grace but of law.  They forget that Abraham tithed to Melchisedec. Abraham was not living during the age of law, but rather was under the promise of grace.

Hebrews 7:6 - “But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.”

The person mentioned in the verse above to whom Abraham paid tithes is Melchisedec, who was an Old Testament type of the Lord Jesus Christ.

(3)   Therefore, the New Testament Christian should accept tithing as a minimum standard, and then go for beyond the tithe in giving.  The New Testament teaches that believers should give generously.

II Corinthians 8:7 - “Therefore as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.”

When Paul speaks of “this grace” in the verse above, he is speaking of the grace of giving.

II Corinthians 9:7 – “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”

Please Note:

Giving offerings begins after a person has tithed.  The tithe belongs to the Lord.  Hebrews 9:7 speaks of Levi paying tithes.  The tithe already is the Lord’s.  When we present it to Him, it really is not a gift.  We are simply returning to the Lord that which is already His.  When we go beyond the tithe, we begin to give.

WHAT IS THE TITHE?

The tithe is the first 10%, of one’s income.  It is not just 10%, but rather the first 10%.  One who pays all bills and then presents to the Lord the 10% that is left over would not actually be tithing.  To tithe is to recognize that the first 10% is God’s and present that to Him.  To tithe, therefore, is to present to God His 10% before we use any of our income.

Proverbs 3:9 – “Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase.”

These firstfruits belong to God.

What is a practical application of this truth?

For the working individual who draws a salary check, to tithe would be to present to the Lord 10% of his gross income.  Suppose a man makes $300.00 per week, gross income, and he has $230.00 a week “take-home-pay.”  His tithe should be figured on his gross income before his withholding tax, credit union payment, etc. are deducted.  Therefore, his tithe would be $30.00 instead of $23.00.

For the person engaged in business, he would be required to tithe only the profit from the business.  He would not need to figure 10% of the gross income in order to be tithing.

WHERE SHOULD THE TITHE BE GIVEN?

The Bible teaches that the tithe should be given in and through the local church.

1.   In the Old Testament God had a place for the tithe to be presented.

Deuteronomy 12:5, 6 – “But unto the place which the Lord your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come: And thither ye shall bring .. your tithes … and your vows, and your free will offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks.”

The God who had a place in the Old Testament is the same God with whom we deal in the New Testament.  He has not changed; He is still a God of decency and order (I Corinthians 14:40).  Therefore, He must have a proper place for tithing in the New Testament.

2.   The local churches in the New Testament were to account for the tithe.

Second Corinthians 8 and 9 present the challenge for the Christians in Greece to give for the support of the poor saints in Jerusalem. The money that was collected was the responsibility of the churches, not the Apostle Paul.

II Corinthians 8:21-24 – “Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.  And we have sent with them our brother … Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellow helper concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ. Wherefore show ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.”

The proper place for receiving tithes and offerings in this New Testament church age is the Bible-preaching, local New Testament church.

TITHES AND OFFERINGS ARE GOD’S ORDAINED WAY TO SUPPORT HIS WORK.

Malachi 3:10 – “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”

As the tithes are presented, there is meat in God’s house and blessing flows into the lives of the Christians.  Today many churches endeavor to support God’s work with bazaars, suppers, raffles, rummage sales, etc. God’s work should be supported by the tithes and offerings of God’s people.

The tithing Christian is:

1.   Seeing that the needs of God’s work are met.

2.   Receiving blessing because he is faithful to the Lord.

And then the tithing Christian can go on to greater blessings by sacrificing to give offerings to the Lord’s work.

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WITNESSING

WITNESSING – WHAT IS IT

What is a witness? A witness is one who is called to testify before others about what he has seen, heard, or known.Paul stated that when he accepted the Lord, Ananias said to him, “For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard” (Acts 22:15).

Acts 1:8, the last words which Jesus spoke before He ascended into Heaven, commanded His disciples to be witnesses - “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

The early church took this commandment literally. As a result thousands were saved, churches were planted, and Christianity grew rapidly.

The Bible teaches that we are saved to tell others. God has given His Son for each of us. Therefore, we should be anxious to tell others of this wonderful love.

TWO WAYS TO WITNESS

1.  Confess Christ to Others – Romans 10:9, 10.

Our salvation requires that we confess Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. This confession is given when a believer tells others he has accepted the Lord. It is also given by stepping forward during the invitation in a Bible-preaching church and taking a public stand for Christ.

2.  Witness to others to win them to Christ.

In John 1:41, 42 we find an excellent scriptural example of leading a soul to Christ. Andrew had come to know the Lord.  The Scripture says, “He first findeth his own brother Simon… “ (v. 41).  That is, he went out deliberately to find his brother and witness to him about his coming to know the Lord Jesus. He did this by speaking to Simon, by witnessing to him - “…And saith unto him, We have found the Messiah, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.”

First – He found his brother.

Second – He spoke a witness to him.

Third“And he brought him to Jesus…” (v. 42).

This should be the result of our witnessing: That we bring others to know the Lord Jesus Christ.  This is what we call “soulwinning.” It means that we give ourselves to be used to witness so that someone else accepts the Lord Jesus Christ.

WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD WIN SOULS

1.  The Bible commands us to be witnesses.

I Peter 3:15 – “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.”

2.  The Lord Jesus called His disciples to be  “fishers of men.”

Mark 1:17, 18 – “And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me and I will make you to become fishers of men. And straight-way they forsook their nets, and followed him.”

3.  The example of the early church was one that was on fire winning souls to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 5:42 - “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.”

4.  The Apostle Paul set us an example.

Acts 20:20, 21 - “And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have showed you, and have taught you publicly and from house to house, Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.”

5. The soulwinner is wise.

Proverbs 11:30 - “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.”

a.  Wise because the soulwinner is laboring with the world’s most priceless possession, the soul of a man (Mark 8:36, 37).
b.  Wise because the only real peace in this world comes through Jesus Christ (Matthew 11:28).
c.  Wise because the soulwinner gains eternal reward (John 4:36).

6.  The soulwinner glorifies God.

John 15:8 – “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit: so shall you be my disciples.”

7.  The soulwinner delivers souls from an eternal Hell.

Ezekiel 3:17, 18 - “Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked. Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.”

8.  The soulwinner has confidence at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

Ezekiel 33:8 – “When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at thine hand.”

REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS IN SOULWINNING

1.  Personal knowledge of Jesus Christ as Savior (John 1:12)

2.  Assurance of salvation

I John 5:13 “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”

3.  Purity of life

II Timothy 2:21 – “If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.”

4.  Yieldedness of life

Romans 12:1 - “I beseech you therefore, brethren  by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”

5.  Burden for lost souls

Matthew 9:36 – “But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.”

6.  A prayer burden for the unsaved – Paul had such a prayer burden.

Romans 10:1 – “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.”

7.  A practical knowledge of the Bible

As a person develops in soulwinning, he needs to learn more and more in the Word of God. But you do not need to have a great knowledge of the Bible to start out in soulwinning work.  In John 9 the blind man had just been healed when he was called upon to give his witness to the unsaved Jewish leaders.  His witness was simple, but it was a wonderful testimony.  He said, “One thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see” (v. 25).

He told them what he knew; he gave them a witness without knowledge of the Bible.  You can start winning souls if you will just use John 3:16 and tell others what Jesus Christ has done for you. Then to continue winning souls, you need to grow in the Lord and in a knowledge of His Word.

8.  Boldness without being ashamed

This man in John 9 was bold for the Lord and gave forth a clear-cut witness.

Romans 1:16 – “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth: to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

HOW TO LEAD A SOUL TO CHRIST

1.  Show him or her the fact of sin.

Romans 3:23 - “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” The first truth that one must see in order to be saved is that he is a sinner.  If a person does not see that he has sinned against God, he will not realize he needs a Saviour. Joe Henry Hankins said, “You must get a person lost before you can get him saved.”

2.  Show him or her the penalty for sin.

Romans 6:23 - “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” The second truth the unsaved must see is that there is a penalty for his or her sin.  This penalty is death – not just physical death, but also spiritual death.

3.  Show him or her that Christ paid the penalty for his or her sin.

I Peter 3:18 – “For Christ also hat once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.”

4.  Show him or her that salvation comes by receiving Christ.

John 1:12 - “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”  The word “power” in John 1:12 means “right” or “authority.”  Those who receive Christ have the right or authority to be called the sons of God. To receive Christ is to believe on Him.

HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS

1. Read good books on soulwinning.
2. Become active in your church visitation program.
3. Go soulwinning with someone who is experienced so that you can get some good training.
4. Watch for opportunities to witness.  You will be amazed at how many there are.
5. Take every opportunity God gives you to present a bold witness for Christ.

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Lesson 6

ASSIGNMENTS

1. Memorize Acts 1:8.  Also, we suggest you memorize Matthew 9:36.

2. Read John chapters 1 – 2, 12 – 13, and 17 – 19.  Note the truths you find on witnessing.  Note particularly at least four truths about witnessing in John 1:29 – 51.  Note also the instruction given about our work for the Lord in John 2:5.  Record this information under “NOTES” on a separate page.

3. Answer the following questions in your own words:

1. What example did Andrew set that we should follow? (John 1:40 -42)

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2. What is the command the Lord gives in Acts 1:8?

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3. Who must be central in all of our witnessing? (John 14:6)

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4. Who was central in the witnessing of Philip in Acts 8:35?

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5. The disciples in the Book of Acts had real power in their witnessing.  In Acts 4:29 and 31 we are told how they spoke the Word of God. What was it that characterized their witnessing?

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6. According to Psalm 126:6, three requirements for soulwinners are:

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7. If these three requirements are met, what one thing is absolutely sure, according to Psalm 126:6?

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8. What is the condition of those who have not accepted Christ? (John 3:18)

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9. What does Jesus promise that should encourage you in witnessing and soulwinning? (Matthew 28:20)

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10. Why is it important to keep your life clean? (Matthew 5:16)

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11. What are two results of failure to witness? (Ezekiel 3:17, 18)

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NOTES:

1. A blessing I received each day as I read John 1 – 2, 12 – 13, and 17 – 19.

Day 1 – John 1 __________________________________

Day 2 – John 2 __________________________________

Day 3 – John 12 _________________________________

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Day 5 – John 17 _________________________________

Day 6 – John 18 _________________________________

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2. Truths I found about witnessing:

John 1:29 – 51 – Four truths

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3. Instruction for our work for the Lord in John 2:5

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4. List names of some friends or relatives who do not know Christ as Saviour so that you could start praying for them.

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5. Assignment: List these names below, be sure to write down the date you see these people saved as an answer to prayer.

Requesting and Rejoicing – A Daily Time of Prayer

Unsaved for Whom I Am Praying:

Name                                                                      Date Saved

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6. Other truths I have learned about witnessing and soulwinning (write these down now and as they come to you during your continued study of Growing in Grace.):

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 Lesson 5

Assignments

1. Memorize Proverbs 15:8.  Also, we suggest you memorize John 16:24.

2. Read John 8–11. Note the miracles you find in this section.  Also, read John 14, 15 and 16 and note the promises given that God answers prayer.  Record your answers under “NOTES” on your separate sheet.

3. If you have not already done so, begin having a daily “Quiet Time.” Also, begin using your personal daily prayer journal (suggest a notebook of your choosing that you can write in easily).

4. Answer the following questions in your own words:

1.  What privilege does the child of God have that an unbeliever does not? (John 16:24)

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2. In whose name should we pray? (John 14:13; 16:24)

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3. What is one important qualification for answered prayer? (Hebrews 11:6)

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4. What is one important thing we must remember so that we can pray with confidence? (I John 5:14, 15)

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5. How often should we pray? (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

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6. For how many things should we pray? (Philippians 4:6)

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7. What is one simple reason that many Christians do not get answers to prayer? (James 4:2)

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8. What should always accompany our prayers? (Psalm 100:4)

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9. When is a good time to pray? (Psalm 5:3; 55:17)

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10. What will hinder our prayers? (Psalm 66:18)

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11. If we sin, how do we get back on praying ground? (Psalm 32:5)

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12. Should there be times that we pray with others? Explain. (Matthew 18:19; Acts 1:13, 14)

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NOTES

1.  A blessing I received each day as I read John 8 – 11 and John 14 – 16.

Day 1 – John 8 ___________________________________________

Day 2 – John 9 ___________________________________________

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2. Miracles I found in John 8 – 11:

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3. Promises that God answers prayer in John 14 – 16:

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4. Please check:

[ ] I have begun a daily “Quiet Time”

[ ] I have begun to use a personal prayer journal

5. Answers to pray I have had in the last two weeks:

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6. Further thoughts I received on prayer from this lesson and during the rest of the time that I  study this book, Growing in Grace.

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PRAYER

Prayer is the Christians communication with God. Prayer is an absolute necessity Christian is to grow in grace. The believer’s praying expresses the fact that he is utterly dependent on God for his every need. The Christian who prays reveals his faith in God for his every need.  The Christian who prays reveals his faith in God to supply all his needs.

The disciples of our Lord were men who desired to follow the Lord and to walk in fellowship with him. They had an intimate relationship with the Lord, and so they realized that there were times when he drew aside from his ministry to the multitudes to be alone in fellowship with His Father.  At the disciples observed this action on the part of the Lord, they realized they lacked one same intimate fellowship. Therefore, in Luke 11:1 they voiced the cry of their hearts – “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”

These men knew that to be true disciples of the Lord Jesus they needed to learn to pray. Anyone who desires to be a true disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ must exercise his responsibility of praying.

We read of those who were saved at Pentecost, “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized… And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship and in breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:41, 42).

Those who gladly received His Word were steadfast in their praying. Those who have accepted Christ and thereby love the Lord will be faithful to pray. Yes, Acts 2:42 says they will be steadfast in prayers. These believers not only prayed but also were steadfast, or persistent, in their praying. Anyone who grows in grace will persistently and consistently pray.

We often hear someone say, “Please say a prayer for me.” Prayer is much more than just “saying” something to God. When these disciples asked the Lord to teach them to pray, they were asking for more than just mechanical ability to “say some prayer.” Prayer must involve the realization that God is sovereign, and we need to be willing to obey him as the sovereign in our lives.  “And this is the confidence we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us: and if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desire of him” (1 John 5:14, 15). These verses teach us that we must pray according to the will of God. That means that one who prays scripturally is one whose heart is surrendered to God as a good servant surrenders to his master. Such a servant must never run ahead of his master but always be willing to wait for the master to direct and guide. Please note that the disciples said, “Lord, teach us to pray.” That means they recognized him as their Master, and they desired to obey him as servants.

Prayer brings delight to the Father. “The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the upright is his delight” (Proverbs 15:8). Therefore, we need to pray with the disciples of the Lord, “Lord, teach us to pray.”

WHY PRAY?

  1. It delights the father, as given in the verse above (Proverbs 15:8).
  2. God commands Christians to pray.
    Luke 18:1“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that man ought always to pray, and not to faint.”
    1 Thessalonians 5:17 – “Pray without ceasing.”
  3. God invites Christians to pray.
    Hebrews 4:16“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
  4. Prayer is God’s way to supply our needs.
    Matthew 7:8, 9“For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?”
  5. Prayer is that which God uses to bring peace to the life of the believer.
    Philippians 4:6, 7“Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
  6. Prayerlessness is a sin.
    1 Samuel 12:23“Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way.”

GOD’S PROMISES TO ANSWER PRAYER

In some of the verses quoted above, you will find promises God has given that He will answer prayer. The believer prays effectively is one who claims Bible promises that God answers prayer. It is wise to memorize some prayer promises that God answers prayer. There are many more in the Bible, and it would be well for you to note them as you read and study God’s Word.

“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. It ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.” - John 14: 13, 14

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, if ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” - Matthew 21:21, 22

“And Jesus answering saith unto them, have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” - Mark 11:22-24

“If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” - John 15:7

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” - Jeremiah 33:3

“Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” - John 16:24

HINDRANCES TO ANSWERED PRAYER

  1. A love for sin in the life
    Psalm 66:18 – “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.”
  2. An unforgiving spirit
    Mark 11:25, 26“And when ye stand praying, forgive, if you have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.  But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
  3. An Improper home life
    1 Peter 3:27 – “ Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.”
  4. An indifference toward the Bible
    Proverbs 28:9“He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.”
  5. Selfish prayer, requesting things for our own desires
    James 4:3“Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.”

TRUTHS TO KNOW IN ORDER TO HAVE OUR PRAYERS ANSWERED

  1. We must be saved.
    1 Peter 3:12“For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers.”
    Revelation 8:3“And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.”
  2. God’s Word must abide in us – John 15:7 (quoted previously).
  3. Sin must be confessed and forsaken – Psalm 66:18 (quoted previously).
  4. We must ask in the name of Jesus.
    John 14:14“If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.”
  5. We must ask in faith, believing.
    James 1:5, 6“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.  But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.  For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.”
    Mark 11:22-24 (quoted previously)
  6. We must pray according to God’s will – 1 John 5:14, 15.
  7. We must be living in obedience to God’s commandment.
    1 John 3:22“And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.”

THE QUIET TIME

We recommend that every believer have a daily quiet time or devotional time.  During this time he should read the Word of God and then spend some time in prayer.  If you want real blessing and growth in your life, this quiet time must become a regular daily habit.  It is not enough for you just to attend church services on Sunday and hear the preaching of the Word of God.  You must have time alone with God yourself in Bible reading and prayer.

We suggest you do the following:
  1. Set a definite time every day for you to meet with God. Personally, I find the best time is at the beginning of the day.  I find, as many others have found, that it is good to start the day with God.
  2. Endeavor to keep the time as your appointment with God.
  3. Spend some time in reading and studying the Word and some time in prayer.

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©2012  Mark Davis

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