Weekly Bible Teaching

Prayer and the Gospel
By Rev. John Cortright on 09/15/2013



Notes

Prayer is an integral part of evangelism. It is fundamental. Jesus prayed often. The church in the first century was devoted to prayer, and we are admonished to pray.

Acts 2:42; 4:23-41; 6:4-6; 9:8-11; 10:1-4, 9; 11:3-5; 13:1-3 – Prayer was vital in the early church.

Romans 12:12 – Be devoted to prayer.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 – Pray without ceasing.

2 Thessalonians 3:1 – Pray for the spread of the gospel message.

1 Tim 2:1-4 – God’s desire is for all men to be saved. We are to pray for His will to be done (Mt 6:10).

3 Acts of Prayer
1. Act of faith
2. Act of humility
3. Spiritual act

Keys to Successful Prayer
Find a location – Matthew 6:5-6
Establish a time – Mark 1:35; Luke 6:12
Persevere; be faithful – Luke 11:1-13; 18:1-8
Keep simple – Luke 16:10

Specifics of Evangelism Prayer
Watchfulness – 1 Peter 4:7; Mark 13:33; Luke 21:36
Open doors to preach – Colossians 4:2-4
Open mouth to speak – Ephesians 6:18-20
More laborers for the harvest – Luke 10:2


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