New Hope Church of Carlisle, Pa

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Paul’s Praise, Prayer, and Thanksgiving to GOD

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Apostle Paul

Paul was a man of praise. He knew the Old Testament. Each of the first four divisions in the book of Psalms end with doxologies (Ps. 41:13; 72:19; 89:52). 106:48). People who know God praise and exalt Him often.

  •  opening paragraphs in his letters

a. opening greetings (cf. Rom. 1:7; 1 Cor. 1:3; 2 Cor. 1:2)

b. opening blessings (2 Cor. 1:3-4; Eph. 1:3-14)

Opening Greetings

Rom. 1:7 …God loves you and has chosen you to be his very own people. I pray that God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ will be kind to you and will bless you with peace!

1 Cor. 1:3 My prayer is that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ will be kind to you and will bless you with peace!

2 Cor. 1:2 I pray that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ will be kind to you and will bless you with peace!

 

Opening Blessings

2 Cor. 1:3  Praise God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! The Father is a merciful God, who always gives us comfort.

4 He comforts us when we are in trouble, so that we can share that same comfort with others in trouble. 

 

Short outbursts of praise

a. Rom. 9:5

b. 2 Cor. 11:31

Rom. 1:25 …I pray that God, who rules over all, will be praised forever! Amen.

2 Cor. 11:31 God, the Father of our Lord Jesus, knows I am not lying. And God is to be praised forever! 

To be cont.

 

 

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