Pray With This in Mind
PRAY WITH THIS IN MIND (Now Is The Time #1)
2 Thessalonians 1:3-12
Originally Preached January 12, 2020
Dr. Don Wilton
What is in mind:
1. God’s church can boast (v.4)
2. That God’s judgement is right (v.5)
3. That God is just (v.6)
4. That Jesus will be revealed (v.7)
5. That we are included (v.10)
With this in mind:
1. We need constant prayer
2. We need to be worthy
3. We need to be empowered
4. We need to be glorifying
So many thoughts rush through our minds when we talk to God, but what are the most important points to keep in mind as we pray? Dr. Don Wilton has the answers in this touching message “Pray With This in Mind” straight from the Bible, the Word of God in 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12!
3 We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers,[a] as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. 4 Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring.
The Judgment at Christ’s Coming
5 This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering— 6 since indeed God considers it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you, 7 and to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels 8 in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9 They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from[b] the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might, 10 when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed. 11 To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, 12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.