How To Pray For The Lost

A woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple fabrics, a worshiper of God, was listening; and the Lord opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul. 15 And when she and her household had been baptized, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us. Acts 16:14-15 14



“When our expectations are not met and confusion sets in, it is almost impossible to succeed.”



Now it came about that when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became furious and very angry and mocked the Jews. He spoke in the presence of his brothers and the wealthy men of Samaria and said, “What are these feeble Jews doing? Are they going to restore it for themselves? Can they offer sacrifices? Can they finish in a day? Can they revive the stones from the dusty rubble even the burned ones?” Now Tobiah the Ammonite was near him and he said, “Even what they are building—if a fox should jump on it, he would break their stone wall down!”

Nehemiah 4:1-3


Obedience and Sacrifice

God promised Abraham that Abraham would have a son. Even though Sarah had been unable to have children and even though she and Abraham were too old, God kept his promise and Isaac was born (Genesis 21:1-2). When we arrive to Genesis 22, God instructs Abraham to do the impossible, to take his only son, the son he loves and sacrifice Isaac as a burnt offering. Genesis 22:3-5, tell us about Abraham’s response.


Understanding Mercy

Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through Him forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and through Him everyone who believes is freed from all things, from which you could not be freed through the Law of Moses.” (Acts 13:38–39, NASB95)

God leads us to eternal life not by our merits but according to his mercy. Augustine