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Summary: In this passage Jeremiah reveals the heart of God when He calls His children to prayer and the promises that He bestows to those who are obedient - Message Part 2 of 2

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“An Invitation To Prayer” – Part 2 of 2

Jeremiah 33:1-3

A. The Word of the LORD is not RESTRAINED. (v. 1)

B. The REVELATION of the LORD. (v. 2)

C. The LORD’s REASON for prayer. (v. 3) Psalm 50:15; 1 Timothy 2:1-2

1. God REQUIRES Jeremiah to pray. (v. 3a) Romans 5:2; Hebrews 4:15-16; Isaiah 55:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18; Ephesians 6:18; 1 Peter 5:7

2. God’s RESPONSE to Jeremiah. (v. 3b) 2 Chronicles 7:14; Psalm 66:18-19; 1 John 5:14; Psalm 37:4; 55:22; 86:5; 91:15; Matthew 7:7-8; 1 Chronicles 21:26

3. God’s REVELATION in prayer. (v. 3c)

i. UNUSUAL things (v. 3c-i) 1 Samuel 12:24; Micah 7:15

ii. UNSEEN things. (v. 3c-ii) mighty; fortified; inaccessible Psalm 19; Joel 2:21; Deuteronomy 29:29; Isaiah 45:3; 48:6; Amos 3:7; Psalm 25:14; 78:2; Daniel 2:18

iii. UNKNOWN things. (v. 3c-iii) Ephesians 3:20-21; 1 Corinthians 2:9; Isaiah 64:4; Psalm 31:9; John 14:1-3; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

APPLICATION: A BALANCED PRAYER LIFE

a. PRAISE. Adoration & Thanksgiving Colossians 4:2; 1 Timothy 2:1-2; Philippians 4:6

b. PENITENCE. Confession, Contrition & Cleansing Psalm 66:18; Isaiah 59:2; Proverbs 23:18; James 5:16a

c. PETITION. Praying for self Luke 18:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Ephesians 6:18; James 5:16c

d. PLEAD for others. Intercession; supplications 1 Timothy 2:1-2; Ephesians 6:18; James 5:16b

e. PURPOSEFUL Reflection. Meditation; Contemplation Psalm 1:1-2; Joshua 1:8

The deepest spiritual truth is not DISCOVERED by SPECULATION; it is REVEALED in COMMUNION.


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