Wednesday, June 22, 2016

BIBLE STUDY: "Praying Like Jesus" Scripture Reading

 Matthew 25:31-46

 
 

31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

(Jesus was not passive when He made this statement, amen)

 

James 2:18

18 "Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works."

(This is telling us to act on our prayers and do not be passive; be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Pray like Jesus!)

 

 

Luke 5:16

16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.

(We must withdraw and pray too, find a solitary place to talk to God.)

 

Luke 23:34

34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

(In this scripture, Jesus was praying (interceding) for all of us. He prayed even while He was dying.)

 

Luke 6:12

12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

(Can we pray all night? Yes we can. I have done it, but it takes discipline, dedication, and mind set to do it.)

 

Luke 9:18

18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?

(Jesus prayed when He was drawing by the Holy Spirit. We must obey when the Holy Spirit prompt us, amen.)

 

Luke 22:42, 44

"42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. 44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground."

(And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." (James 5:16) I am a witness to that! Amen.)

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