B1 Encourage prayer
C1 1 For everyone
E1 A petition, supplication, is a request to an authority.
E2 Proverbs 30:7-8 NIV - Two things I ask of you, LORD; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.
E1 Prayers is a more formal, respectful talking with God.
E2 Luke 6:12 NIV - One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.
E3 1 Timothy 5:5 NIV - The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help.
E1 The word has the idea of coming together to converse.
E2 It is used in our passage and also 1 Timothy 4:5 NIV - because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
E1 According to the old Webster’s Dictionary, it means an acknowledgment expressive of a sense of favor or kindness received;
E2 1 Timothy 4:4 NIV - For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.
D5 We ARE to pray. Prayer is not hard. It is talking with God. It is worship and fellowship.
C2 2 For leaders
D1 One of the many reasons we pray to God concerning our political leaders is so we (all) can live in peace and safety.
D2 For Christians must live a Christian life. This is sometimes hard, because the government is against Christians.
D3 Regardless, we must always pray for our leaders whether we like them or not.
D4 (Jeremiah 29:7 MKJV And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be exiled, and pray to the LORD for it. For in its peace you shall have peace.
D5 2 Kings 8:3 NIV - At the end of the seven years she came back from the land of the Philistines and went to appeal to the king for her house and land.
C3 3-7 For everyone to be saved
D1 The text clearly says all. Don’t let anyone fool you out of the plain, normal sense. Compare:
E1 2 Peter 3:9 NIV - The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
E2 (Isaiah 53:6 MKJV All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, each one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
E3 2 Corinthians 5:14 NIV - For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.
D2 All whether poor, rich, or in between. All whether employed in medical, legal, government, agriculture, retired, unemployed, education, etc. All means all.
D3 Either people are saved by Jesus Christ and Him alone or they are not.
D4 He is the only mediator.
D5 Works are worthless. Philippians 3:7-8 NIV - But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ.
B2 Encourage members
C1 8 Men
D1 What does God want the Christian man to do?
D2 God wants men to pray, not fight and argue.
D3 God wants men to pray, not doubt.
C2 9-15 Women
D1 What does God want from Christian women?
D2 God wants Christian women to dress modestly, not seductively.
D3 Instead of investing in expensive clothes, etc., God wants women to invest in doing good, doing good not for salvation but to honor God.
E1 2 Peter 1:5-8 NIV - For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
E2 There are spiritual works like preaching the Gospel, encouraging other believers, praying for others, etc.
E3 There are practical works, too, like teaching, giving, helping a neighbor, visiting widows, etc.
D4 About teaching (I’ve spoken about this in another article, so to summarize):
E1 Men teach, woman teach, parents teach, pastors teach. We teach each other.
E2 Thus, a dictator, someone with supreme authority who is not to be questioned but obeyed.
E3 That TYPE of woman must not teach.
D5 Saved in childbirth. Please see this video Why Women Must Learn in Quietness and Submission Xenophon of Ephesus and 1 Timothy 2 (Gary Hoag). There is also a book Women in Ephesus.
B2 Pray for leaders and everyone else but especially for our Christian brothers and sisters.
B3 God wants all to be saved.
B4 Jesus is the ransom paid for all humans.
B5 Men are to pray and not argue and fight.
B6 Women are not to dress seductively.
B7 A dictator type woman must not teach.