Summary: To show that we glorify JESUS by: (1) constant prayer for others, (2) based on FATHER GOD's Grace and the LORD JESUS CHRIST's Grace.
Do you glorify JESUS?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we glorify JESUS by: (1) constant prayer for others, (2) based on FATHER GOD's Grace and the LORD JESUS CHRIST's Grace.
2 Thessalonians 1:12 (Amplified Bible)
Thus may the name of our Lord Jesus Christ be glorified and become more glorious through and in you, and may you [also be glorified] in Him according to the grace (favor and blessing) of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
We glorify JESUS by: (1) constant prayer for others, (2) based on FATHER GOD's Grace and the LORD JESUS CHRIST's Grace.
A. Author: Apostle Paul
B. Date written: 50 to 54 A.D.
C. Purpose: To correct the coming of the LORD as not having taken place yet and is still a future event for all of us living in the last days.
D. To whom written: Thessalonica church, 2nd epistle
E. Main Theme: Second Coming of CHRIST
F. Keywords: Day of CHRIST
G. Key verse:
2 Thessalonians 3:5 (Amplified Bible)
May the Lord direct your hearts into [realizing and showing] the love of God and into the steadfastness and patience of Christ and in waiting for His return.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Thru constant prayer for others
"Thus may the name of our Lord Jesus Christ be glorified and become more glorious through and in you,"
Intercessory prayer is the secret, not praying for yourself but praying constantly for other's needs especially those of the brothers and sisters.
Example of the LORD JESUS CHRIST praying for those who will accept the message of the Apostles.
John 17:20 (Amplified Bible)
Neither for these alone do I pray [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for all those who will ever come to believe in (trust in, cling to, rely on) Me through their word and teaching,
Example of Apostle Paul praying for the Romans, Ephesian, Colossian believers.
Romans 1:9-10 (Amplified Bible)
For God is my witness, Whom I serve with my [whole] spirit [rendering priestly and spiritual service] in [preaching] the Gospel and [telling] the good news of His Son, how incessantly I always mention you when at my prayers.
I keep pleading that somehow by God’s will I may now at last prosper and come to you.
Ephesians 1:16-17 (Amplified Bible)
I do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers.
[For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him,
Colossians 1:3 (Amplified Bible)
We continually give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), as we are praying for you,
Colossians 4:12 (Amplified Bible)
Epaphras, who is one of yourselves, a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you greetings. [He is] always striving for you earnestly in his prayers, [pleading] that you may [as persons of ripe character and clear conviction] stand firm and mature [in spiritual growth], convinced and fully assured in everything willed by God.