Praying with Paul - Have to or Get To
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4 I always thank my God when I mention you in my prayers, 5 because I hear of your love for all the saints and the faith that you have in the Lord Jesus.
6 I pray that your participation (or partnership) in the faith may become effective through knowing every good thing that is in us (or that we share) for the glory of Christ.
So Paul is praying that Philemon’s _____________ - WOULD BE GREATER THAN HIS - _______________……
Have to is about _____________– Get to is about ________________
Get this God is a “__________________”
Paul is praying that Philemon would have the right __________________.
Vs. 6 – I pray that __________________ participation…..
Biblical community is God’s people sharing our lives together in Gospel ________________________and _________________________
“His last command is not our first __________________________.”
What position would you pick, if you could pick any position on the Kansas City Chiefs football team?
APPLY THE Scripture : READ Philemon 4-5. Are you driven by your love of God to love other people? How is this practically unfolding in your life? What are some practical ways you can love your neighbors this week because of your love for Jesus?
Q1— What two godly qualities did Paul desire for his readers? ?
Q2—. What are some of the outcomes you would like to see in your relationships and neighborhood if you lived a “koinonia” lifestyle? ?
Q3— 4. The Bible makes it clear that it is not our good works save us, but the opposite that the fact we are saved moves us to good works. Why do you think Paul emphasizes in verses 4-5 that Philemon’s love for others is the result of his love for Jesus? ?
Q4— Reflect on your friendships, particularly those with Christians. Could you say that you are partnering with them toward some purpose? If so what is it? What are the outcomes of these relationships/ partnerships? ?
A LITTLE Prayer HOMEWORK:
· - Reflect on Philemon 4-5. Are you driven by your love of God to love other people? How is this practically unfolding in your life? What are some practical ways you can love your neighbors this week because of your love for Jesus?
· TALK ABOUT What would Paul say about you? Are you refreshing other believers? Are you the man or woman at church who builds people up in their walk with Christ? Will you be a Philemon in your church?
Thank you for _____________ Thank you for the love for others I see in __________________ Thank you for _____________ putting his/her faith in you and ___________ sharing and participating in your body the church. I pray for ___________ that the sharing of the good news of Jesus Christ would be effective. I pray ________________ would “get to” share and become effective through knowing every good thing that is in him/her. And I pray that through ________________ all glory would be given to You. In the name of Jesus I pray.
_______________ to do on this earth. AMEN