Prayer: Prayer and Choice (#910)

Prayer: Prayer and Choice (#910)

Today we’re going to talk about an aspect in prayer involving choice.  Somethings we can choose, somethings we can’t; somethings God has already chosen, and somethings He lays out in his Word what we should do and it is up to us to do it or not.  And if God has said very clearly what His will is in a situation, we can certainly pray and ask Him to change, which He occasionally will.  But for the most part, once God has said something we should go ahead and do it.  [Maybe we’ll have a session where God changed His mind when people prayed about it.]  But if God is not willing to change His mind, then we just have to go with what He’s said.  So here in Genesis chapter 2 verse 15…

Taught by Bruce Mahone, 20170101.  All rights reserved.

Verse Listing and Notes

What We Can Choose

Gen 2:15-17; 3:1ff      Adam was given a command, and chose to disobey it

Deut 28                        The blessings and the curse of the law

Jer 42ff                          God provided them a way of safety, which they rejected

Jonah 3-4                      God gave Nineveh a chance to repent, which they did

Rom 10:9-10                 If thou shalt confess (acknowledge), thou shalt be saved

What Has Been Chosen

Rom 5:6-9                      Being justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath (vs. 9)

Rom 8:15-25                  Waiting for…the redemption of our body (vs. 23)

Rom 13:11                     Now is our salvation nearer than when we believed

I Cor 15:51-58               This corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality (vs. 53)

Eph 1:13-14                   Until the redemption of the purchased possession (vs. 14)

Eph 2:4-8                        That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus (vs. 7)

Eph 4:30                          Ye are sealed unto the day of redemption

Col 1:3-5                          For the hope which is laid up (NIV: stored up) for you in heaven (vs. 5)

I Thes 4:13ff                    So shall we ever be with the Lord (vs. 17)

I Thes 5:9-10                   God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation

I Tim 1:1                           Lord Jesus Christ our hope

Tit 1:2                               In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised

Tit 3:5-7                           Heirs according to the hope of eternal life

I Pet 1:3-9                       Begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead – vs. 3

Teaching

Prayer: Prayer and Choice (#910)

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