Living as the Church: Prayer for Ministry



Living as the Church: Prayer in Ministry

As we continue in our study of this letter by Paul to Thessalonica, we come to Chapter 3 where Paul starts by saying “Finally.” What this teaches us is that when a preacher says that word, and they continue on for quite a while, it’s biblical! Our text for today is the first five verses, where we find the following:

1.    Prayer request of Paul

2.    Faithless fellows who fight against the faithful

3.    The faithfulness of God

4.    The protection of God

5.    Obedient believers’ blessings

 

Unfortunately, or fortunately, time does not allow the opportunity to address each of these topics fully. As you can imagine, both The Faithfulness of God and The Protection of God could be their own series. But from this text I want to unpack:

1.    The verses that address prayer for the Apostle Paul

2.    The distinct differences between the Apostle Paul and those who are NOT of faith. 

The Apostle Paul was not shy about asking for prayer. Paul often asked other Christians to pray for him.