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  • Trust in God
    • Daniel 6:4-23 - Daniel was saved from the lions by his faith in God.
    • Daniel 3:17-18 - Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego
    • Psalms 119:97-110
  • Use God’s strength
    • Judges 14:5-6
    • There are simple things we can each do to learn and understand God’s Word:
      • Read the Bible
      • Read the context
      • Harmonize
      • Compare several translations
      • Use a Greek dictionary
      • Humbly draw a conclusion
      • Apply what you’ve learned
  • Resist
    • James 4:7

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  • Prayer is one of the greatest privileges God has given His children.
  • He speaks to us through His Son (Hebrews 1:1-2.
  • His children speak to Him through His Son (I Timothy 2:5.
  • “The Man, Christ Jesus” made this possible.
  • He is mediator of the New Covenant (Hebrews 8:6.
  • Thus we have access to Deity by means of Jesus’ death.
  • The right of prayer cost heaven a terrific price.
  • Elements of acceptable prayer:
    • To Deity (Colossians 1:3
    • Through our mediator, the MAN Jesus (I Timothy 2:5
    • In faith (James 1:6-7
    • If it be God’s will (James 5:14
    • With the spirit and understanding (I Corinthians 14:15
    • With right motives (James 4:3
    • Be forgiving (Mark 11:25-26
    • Be a doer of His will
  • Pray frequently
    • Continue instant in prayer (Romans 12:12
    • Pray always (Ephesians 6:18
    • Pray without ceasing (I Thessalonians 5:17
    • Be importunate in prayer (Luke 11:1-8
  • But how and whose prayer is answered?
    • How?
      • We can only know that which is revealed.
      • In spiritual things (Luke 23:34
      • In physical things (James 5:17-18
    • Whose?
      • I Peter 3:12: If one is not a Christian, he is void of all spiritual blessings, including the right of prayer and the hope of eternal life.

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  • Sin tends to continue (and get worse).
    • Proverbs 22:6
    • I Kings 12:26ff - Jeroboam started Israel on a trend of idolatry.
  • Build on a legacy of righteousness.
    • Judges 2:8-10 - Two generations after Joshua, Israel loses faith.
    • We must teach the younger generation about…
      • The ugliness of sin (Hebrews 10:29
      • Physical purity (Romans 13:12
      • The importance of family (Titus 2:3-5
      • Money, language, Bible authority, the church …

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