Prayer and the Gospel – Persevere in Prayer

PERSEVERE IN PRAYER

Col. 4:2 Persevere in prayer, watching in it with thanksgiving
John 14:13-14 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.

We must learn to pray continually. George Müller is a good example of someone who prayed continually. According to his autobiography, everyone for whom he prayed eventually was saved. At the time of his death, only one or two were not saved. Later, however, even they were saved. There is the need for persistence in prayer. If we pray for a short time and do not see immediate results, we may be disappointed. Instead, we should pray continually and not give up. We do not know when the people in our prayers will be saved. George Müller even prayed for one person over a period of about forty years. We also should persistently pray for our contacts and even pray for them together with other saints. The ones that we mention before the throne of the Lord, asking in His name, will be saved (John 14:13-14). We must fulfill our priestly service by praying to bring people to the Lord. We should put them on our breast and shoulders (Exo. 28:29-30), bearing them in love and in power into the presence of the Lord. After we pray in this manner, we will be authorized and filled with the word. The word is our authority to go to the people as kings. We are both priests and kings (1 Pet. 2:9; Rev. 1:6). We are priests, so we can pray for the sinners to bring them to God, and we are kings, so we can bring God to the sinners. First we bring sinners to the Lord, and then we bring the Lord to sinners. When we go to the Lord with sinners by praying, we are priests. When we come to sinners with the Lord by preaching, we are kings. As kings, our speaking has authority. People will realize that our speaking is not ordinary but weighty.

Prayer and the Gospel – The Importance of Prayer

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER

1 Pet. 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people acquired for a possession, so that you may tell out the virtues of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
Ephesians 6:12 For our wrestling is not against blood and flesh but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenlies

We need the preaching and the speaking of the word, but first we have to pray. As Christians, we are priests and kings (1 Pet. 2:9; Rev. 1:6). When we pray, we are functioning as priests. When we preach, we are functioning as kings. As priests, we should bring people to the Lord in our prayer. We have to bring all the people on the campuses to the Lord, and if possible, pray for them by name. While it may not be possible to name every name, we can still pray, “Lord, we do not know all the names of the people on campus, but You know them. We offer them all to You according to Your knowledge.”Prayer is also necessary to deal with the principalities and powers in the heavenly places (Eph. 6:12). Our fighting is against the evil spiritual forces in the heavenlies. Men do not reject the gospel because of its content. There is nothing offensive about the content of the gospel. The content of the gospel is good, bright, glorious, sweet, and rich. People reject the gospel because they are in the captivity of the strong man, the devil (Matt. 12:29). Before the young people go to the campuses, they must pray and bind the strong man (v. 29); otherwise, the demons will control and even frustrate their efforts to preach the gospel. The prayers of the saints will cause all the demons to tremble. We have to be one with the Lord to fight the spiritual warfare against His enemy. (Preaching the Gospel on the College Campuses)

Winter Gospel Outreach on the Campus

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At the Peterson Heritage Center

We joined forces with the Full Time Training in Anaheim, CA to go out and spread the good news of Jesus Christ on the University of Utah Campus!

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We also met up with our dear visitors from Anaheim up in Park City!

The Body of Christ is in Utah!

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Handing out Bibles is a real joy!

We handed out gospel tracts, invitations to Bible studies and plenty of free Bibles!

 

The Revelation, Appreciation, & Application of Christ as Our Sin Offering

August 31, 2018 Gospel Meeting

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Many came together for this gospel meeting on campus. We had a Barbecue dinner, sang a hymn, and heard the good news of Christ as our sin offering.

In order to know, see, and even love the wonderful person of Jesus Christ, we must see that we are sinners. Furthermore, we need to see that Christ died for us as the sin offering, as typified in Leviticus chapter 4 and revealed throughout the Bible. By Believing in what Christ has done for us, our sins are forgiven and we receive His life!

The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! – John 1:29

Him who did not know sin He made sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. – 2 Corinthians 5:21

The gospel message was based on a training outline produced by Living Stream Ministry for the Winter Training of 2017. A link to the outline of the original message is below:

The Revelation, Appreciation, and Application of Christ as Our Sin Offering