1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—

2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior,

4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,

6 who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.

1 Timothy 2:1-6

  1. What do we learn about God from this passage?
  2. What do we learn about people?
  3. What stands out to you?
  4. How should we respond?

One of our greatest motivations found in this passage is that God desires all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. I love how John Wimber used to say, “What does all mean?” It means everybody!

I do believe God is calling we the saints to more prayer. I love the term Mike Bickle uses — intercessory missionary, and I do feel called to be one. Anna in Luke 2:36-38 is one who served the Lord night and day for over 60 years and is a great example for us. I just read his article about this which you may also want to read – https://www.ihopkc.org/intercessorymissionaries/

So many things are shifting in our world right now and yet Jesus says He will give us His peace in any situation — John 14:27 — Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

I realize that the best way to have peace is to spend more time in prayer. I recommend reading Mike Bickle’s book Growing in Prayer. This book has helped us tremendously during these trying times.

Let’s be good examples as we draw near to God through all situations.

My prayers are with you all – feel free to send me any prayer requests in the comments!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

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