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The Go Prayer (2 of 4)
Series: The GO Church
Introduction: We believe everyone can be reconciled to God. Everyone is within the reach of God's love. Everyone is created for relationship with God. Everyone in any situation can respond to God. We can reach the unsaved and the unchurched. We can be watching for opportunities constantly. We are ready for all responses: I have always been good. I don't need God. I am a lost case. I can't believe. My heart is too hard. God will not help me. It's too late! Many of us, if not all of us, owe our conversion to friends and family who prayed us into the kingdom. Prayer is the big weapon for the salvation of souls. J. Sidlow Baxter said, "...Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons - but they are helpless against our prayers."
I. GO PRAYER REQUIRES FAITH FOR PEOPLE
A. FAITH SCRIPTURES
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear.
Luke 19:10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."
1 Timothy 2:1-4 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
B. FAITH PRAYERS
God has already gone before us to prepare the people we will encounter. We must believe and go in faith, believing prayer is our first step to invading the impossible.
II. UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGE OF THE LOST PERSON
Good News Translation: My brothers and sisters, how I w ...
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