(December 30, 2018) - Chris LeDuc - Cannon Beach Bible Church. Women and the Word Part 2: 1 Timothy 2:11-15.
An authentic gospel understanding requires an authentic evangelistic prayer by authentic Christian men and women. What are the characteristics/role of an authentic Christian woman?
An authentic gospel understanding requires authentic evangelistic prayer by authentic Christian men and women.
How did I get that? It's right there in the text. At the end of chapter 1 Paul talks about the gospel. That God saved Paul, the worst of the worst, to be an example of all who would believe. That God is saving the most wrteched. He's saving those who shed the blood of Christians. That was the purpose of saving Paul. Therefore, when you have an authentic understanding of the gospel, it requires, and by "requires" I don't mean that it's a prerequisite, I mean that it must produce. When you have an authentic gospel understanding that God is saving the worst of the worst, it requires evangelistic prayer. If you know that God is saving the worst of the worst, youwill pray evangelisticlly. The church will pray evangelistically. And that has to be done by authentic Christian men and women.
So in verses one through seven we this authentic gospel understanding. In verse eight we see authentic masculine prayer. Verse eight, God told the men that when they gather to pray He wanted them to lift up holy hands. Don't be a hypocrite is what He is saying. Don't bring dirty hands in here. And the context is praying for leaders and for rulers. So in the context Paul was writing to those in Ephasis saying don't be grumbling and complaining about your leaders and rulers who persecute you and try to take away your rights. Don't do that throughout the week and then come in here praying for the salvation of thoise same leaders. You lift up holy hands. If you don't have holy hands you shouldn't be doing this.
This authentic gospel understanding that produces authentic evangelistic prayer that requires authentic Christian men and women. Authentic Christian men in verse eight. Authentic Christian women in nine and ten.
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