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Lesson 2: Don’t Worry, Pray

Study Guide / Outline

Section 1: Embracing Divine Supply and Steadfast Faith

  • Summary: This section focuses on the concept of divine supply and maintaining steadfast faith in God’s provision. It emphasizes the importance of looking beyond natural circumstances and trusting in God’s supernatural ability to provide.
  • Main Points:
    1. Divine Supply: The concept of God’s ability to provide beyond natural means, based on Philippians 4:19.
    2. Steadfastness in Faith: Encouragement to remain firm in faith throughout life’s challenges, drawing from Philippians 4.
    3. Spiritual Realms vs. Natural Circumstances: Encourages focusing on spiritual truths over visible circumstances.
    4. Importance of Words and Confession: The significance of speaking positive, faith-filled words.
  • Scriptures Referenced:
    • Philippians 4:19 – “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
    • Ephesians 1:3 – “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.”

Section 2: The Power of Prayer and Thanksgiving

  • Summary: This segment emphasizes the power of prayer, the importance of praying with a thankful heart, and the belief in receiving God’s blessings.
  • Main Points:
    1. Prayer with Thanksgiving: The necessity of praying with gratitude, believing that requests have already been granted.
    2. Approach to Prayer: Encouragement to pray with boldness and confidence, knowing God’s desire to bless.
    3. Supplication and Relationship with God: The depth of supplication as an expression of a close relationship with God.
    4. Confidence in God’s Love and Commitment: Assurance of God’s unwavering commitment and love towards believers.
  • Scriptures Referenced:
    • Philippians 4:6 – “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
    • Mark 11:24 – “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”

Section 3: Living a Life of Thanksgiving and Bold Faith

  • Summary: This final section discusses living a life characterized by thankfulness and bold faith, and the transformation this mindset can bring.
  • Main Points:
    1. Continual Thanksgiving: The importance of maintaining a thankful attitude in all circumstances.
    2. Faith in Action: Encourages acting in faith, particularly when circumstances seem insufficient.
    3. Expectation of God’s Intervention: The belief that God is actively working to bless and intervene in the lives of believers.
    4. Boldness in Approaching God: Calls for a bold and confident approach to God in prayer, knowing His good intentions.
  • Scriptures Referenced:
    • Hebrews 4:16 – “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
    • Ephesians 3:12 – “In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.”

Additional Notes:

  • The text heavily emphasizes faith, divine supply, and the power of prayer, urging believers to trust in God’s provision and to approach Him with confidence and thanksgiving.
  • It encourages a shift from anxiety and worry to a steadfast belief in God’s promises and His loving commitment to His people.