In Part 5 of this 10-part series on Prayer, Dr. Kinlaw speaks about our ultimate destiny as far as God is concerned: we are to enjoy and be a part of the very inner life of the Triune Godhead. That is our purpose, that inner love life of God is supposed to be our destiny, eternally, but we are to live in Him today, intimately connected to the Triune God. As you listen to this week’s message, consider how you are taking part in the inner life of the Holy Trinity.
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The hope of the world is found in the Body of Christ just as our hope as the Body of Christ is found in Christ. That means that the hope of the world lies in us, and we will give a report when we stand in the eternal judgment for what we have done with that responsibility. We are the means through which the gospel in all its mystery and glory shall be sent to the world. Hear what Dr. Kinlaw has to say about our part in spreading the gospel. While you are listening or reading, consider how you are taking on this responsibility.
In part three of Dr. Kinlaw’s series on prayer, we find out what God desires for the world. He is asking us to pray and be a part of his redemptive purposes: “This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (I Tim 2:3-4). Dr. Kinlaw goes through a series of Scriptures from Genesis 18 – 1 Timothy 2 to help us clearly see the heart of God throughout Scripture.
In this second part of Dr. Kinlaw’s series on prayer, he offers a clear explanation on why we need to pray, why it makes a difference. There is an assumption about prayer that runs all through the Bible, that what happens in one person can make a difference in someone else’s situation. The hope of Sodom was in Abraham, and the hope of the world is in Abraham and in his lineage. God is looking for people to help him bear the burden. This is the biblical understanding of prayer. True prayer is where we enter into the burden of Christ and bear it with him.
Prayer: Bearing the World as Jesus Did
by Dennis F. Kinlaw
Christians are troubled by the spiritual indifference and moral degeneracy of our day. Some resort to a kind of religious escapism, interacting only with like-minded believers and dreaming of a spectacular deliverance in the Apocalypse. Yet God calls us to respond—not by escaping from the world but also by interceding for its deliverance. In fact, Scripture says that intercession is the life purpose of every servant of God. The Bible’s accounts of intercessory prayer are truly amazing. They lead us to wonder: can our prayers help to redeem the world? Dr. Kinlaw says yes. He affirms that God still hears and answers the prayers of his people. Here he leads us through a careful consideration of the burden-bearing work of God and his people, challenging us to examine the depth of our own relationship with God.
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- “Prayer: Bearing the World as Jesus Did” by Dr. Dennis Kinlaw
- “Living Sacrifice” by Helen Roseveare
- “Born for Battle” by R. Arthur Mathews
- “Green Leaf in Drought” by Isobel Kuhn
- “Mountain Rain” by Eileen Fraser Crossman
- “Prayer of Faith” pamphlet by J.O. Fraser.
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In this first message in a 10-part series on Prayer, Dr. Kinlaw describes how prayer is central to the Gospel and to the Christian life. It is not an add-on for Christian witness and service. Life should grow out of our prayer lives; our Christian ministry should grow out of our prayer lives. In this series, Dr. Kinlaw shares certain passages that have become crucial in his thinking about prayer. Using these passages, he discusses the place of prayer in the Bible, in the personalities in the Bible, and, surprisingly, in the very inner life of the Triune Godhead and the mystery of which that speaks. Most of us don’t have any sense of why we pray except for our own deep and profound need. God does not have any need, and yet there is prayer in the inner life of the Godhead. So why does God pray? And why do we need to pray? Genesis 18 is the first chapter in the Bible with a clear example of intercessory prayer. It is the foundation for all that is to come.