Guidelines for Worship: Prayer

“In verses 3-4, Paul says that such prayer is good and pleasing to God because He wants all people to be saved through Christ, and so it is evident that these prayers for “everyone” are to be centered on the Gospel.”


1Timothy 2:1-7

Paul has given Timothy a charge: Deal with those false teachers. He discussed how he was among the worst of sinners, but that Christ saved him, and so Timothy should deal with false teachers and their followers carefully in the hope they will repent, and then in a personal note, he exhorted Timothy to press on in the endeavor. Now, Paul is talking about orderly worship, and he will mention prayer, the roles of men and women, then in chapter 3 he will discuss the kinds of people who should be in positions of leadership in the church. It is easy to miss the fact that this is all the same discussion; that Paul hasn’t really introduced a new context at any point in the first three chapters. I say that because all of this, all three chapters are about Timothy’s charge to deal with the false teachers…

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The blog site is up and running. Please feel free to visit if you want to know the Lord. I treasure His Scriptures and pray you do, also. I've been a Christian since October 2009. The Lord saved me that month and has led me through many things in life. The one thing I adore Him for is bringing me the Light of Salvation and for forgiving me my wickedness.
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