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The Great Equalizer

March 3, 2019 Preacher: Jared Bridges Series: The Living Church: How the Gospel Builds God’s Household

Topic: New Testament Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:1–2:7

Politics, prayer, and people.  Those three things make for a volatile mix.  Corporate prayer in itself can be a difficult skill for the people of God to master.  Both those who vocalize prayers and those who participate have challenges, including -- but not limited to -- boredom, aimlessness, and even sermonizing during prayer.  Listen to this week's sermon for insight from God's word into politics, prayer, and people!

Response Questions:

  1. What are the parallels between 1 Tim 2:1-7 and Jeremiah 29:1-14, and how are they significant for us today?
  2. What are some ways that prayer a “great equalizer?”
  3. What are some ways we can go about praying for political leaders who are opposed to us?
  4. How does prayer for leaders reveal the “true hierarchy of power?”
  5. Why is it important for Christians, especially American Christians, to “make the most of our shalom for the gospel? 
  6. How should the fact there is only one God and one mediator between God and humanity shape the mission of the church?
  7. What are some concrete steps we can take to better pray for our “kings and all who are in high positions?”

Additional Resources:

  • Praying the Bible, by Donald S. Whitney.Great little book about organizing our prayers around Scripture.