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ANTICIPATION – Part 3 Trying To Run In A Dream

 He ask them to pray for two specific things.
Pray first that the Lord’s message will spread rapidly and triumph wherever it goes, winning converts everywhere as it did when it came to you. Pray, too, that we will be saved out of the clutches of evil men, for not everyone loves the Lord.  – 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2 (NLT)
1. PRAY THAT THE LORD’S MESSAGE WOULD RUN FREE AND RAPIDLY.
vs. 1 – “Pray first that the Lord’s message will spread rapidly and triumph wherever it goes, winning converts everywhere as it did when it came to you.”
2. PRAY THAT HE WOULD BE SAVED OUT OF THE CLUTCHES OF EVIL MEN.
vs. 2 “Pray, too, that we will be saved out of the clutches of evil men, for not everyone loves the Lord.
Have you ever been in the “clutches” of someone or something?
3.  LEAN INTO IT.
Are You Headed in the Right Direction?
Philippians 1:20 –  I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body,whether by life or by death.
 
“apo-kara-dokia”
Paul makes up his own word – it means to stretch your head forward towards the future in eager expectation for what God has in store. 
 
He is chained to a wall and he cannot go anywhere – the only thing he can do his “stretch his head in the direction he wants to go”.
 
Chained – but not chained!
Anticipation
Expectation
Leaning in the direction.
LEANING INTO IT!
Being a follower of Jesus without prayer can be like trying to run in a dream.
trying-to-run-in-a-dream
 
Conclusion – What promise do you need to circle?


No matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ 2 Corinthians 1:20.

Have Anticipation
Have Expectation

Lean in the right Direction

 
Philippians 1:20 –  I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body,whether by life or by death.
 
“apo-kara-dokia”
Paul makes up his own word – it means to stretch your head forward towards the future in eager expectation for what God has in store.
 
Philippians 1:20 –  I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body,whether by life or by death.
Stretch your head forward towards the future in eager expectation for what God has in store. (see Philippians 1:20)
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