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2020-01-19

Prayer and Spiritual Growth

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Introduction

  • Moses had a special Tabernacle (Tent) called Tent of Meetingܡܲܫܟܲܢ ܘܲܥܕܵܐ
    • Exodus 33:5-11   ܡܦܩܢܐ ܠܓ:5 – 11
    • Matthew 6:6        ܡܬܝ ܘ:6 
  • God spoke to Moses face to face as a man speaks to his friendܦܵܬܵܐ ܠܦܵܬܵܐ

Moses’ Prayer signifies spiritual growth

1) Show me now thy way! – Exodus 33:13ܡܲܕܥܝܼ ܠܝܼ: ܐܘܼܪܚܘܼܟ̣ ܡܦܩܢܐ ܠܓ:13

  • He began where everything ought to begin; Grace!
    • II Corinthians 12:7-9ܒ. ܩܘܖ̈ܢܬܝܐ ܝܒ:7 – 9 
    • John 3:27                   ܝܘܚܢܢ ܓ:27 
    • Romans 6:23       ܖ̈ܗܘܡܝܐ ܘ:23 
    • Numbers 12:3           ܡܢܝܢܐ ܝܒ:3 
  • Why Grace?ܩܵܡܘܼܕܝܼ ܫܵܦܵܩܲܬ؛
    • Romans 11:5, Ephesians 1:7, Galatians 1:15, II Corinthians 12:9  ܖ̈ܗܘܡܝܐ ܝܐ:5، ܐܦܣܝ̈ܐ ܐ:7، ܓܠܛܝ̈ܐ ܐ:15، ܒ.ܩܘܖ̈ܢܬܝܐ ܝܒ:9
  • What did Moses ask for?ܡܘܼܕܝܼ ܝܼܗܘܵܐ ܛܚܠܲܒܬܘܼܗܝ؛
    • John 14:6           ܝܘܚܢܢ ܝܕ:6 
    • Proverbs 16:25        ܡܬܠܐ ܝܘ:25 

2) If Thy Presence Is Not with me, I Don’t Want To Go! – Exodus 33:15  ܐܸܢ ܠܵܐ ܐܵܙܵܠ݉ܐ ܦܵܬܘܼܟ̣ (ܡܸܢܝܼ): ܠܵܐ ܡܵܐܣܩܸܬ ܠܲܢ ܡܐܲܟ̣ܵܐ – ܡܦܩܢܐ ܠܓ:15

  • II Corinthians 12:7-9ܟܹܐ ܡܵܠܝܵܐ ܠܘܼܟܼ ܫܵܦܵܩܲܬܝܼ (ܒ. ܩܘܖ̈ܢܬܝܐ ܝܒ:7 – 9)   
  • Psalms 23:4                     ܣܵܒܵܒ ܕܐܲܢ݉ܬ ܥܲܡܝܼ ܝܘܸܬ (ܡܙܡܘܖ̈ܐ ܟܓ:3)           
  • Matthew 28:20               ܐܵܢܵܐ ܥܲܡܵܘܟܼܘܿܢ ܝܼܘܸܢ ܟܠܵܝ ܝܘܿܡܵܢܹ̈ܐ (ܡܬܝ ܟܚ:20)   
  • God’s presence is the evidence that we have found Grace in His sight.
    • Romans 8:9ܐܸܢ ܐܢܵܫܵܐ ܠܲܝܬ ܒܝܼܹܗ ܪܘܼܚܹܗ ܕܡܫܝܼܚܵܐ: ܠܹܐ ܝܠܹܐ ܕܝܼܹܗ(ܖ̈ܗܘܡܝܐ ܚ:9) 
  • God’s presence – Holy Spirit – separates God’s people
    • Exodus 33:16                                              ܘܒܸܬ ܗܵܘܵܟ̣ ܦܪܝܼܫܹܐ: (ܡܦܩܢܐ ܠܓ:16)     

3) Show Me Thy Glory! – Exodus 33:18ܡܲܚܙܝܼ ܠܝܼ: ܬܸܫܒܘܿܚܬܘܼܟ̣ – ܡܦܩܢܐ ܠܓ:18 

  • God’s Glory is His Goodness, Mercy and Grace
    • Exodus 33:19     ܐܵܢܵܐ ܒܸܬ ܡܲܥܒ̣ܸܪܸܢ ܟܠܹܗ ܛܘܼܒ̣ܝܼ ܩܵܡܘܼܟ̣ (ܡܦܩܢܐ ܠܓ:19)   
    • Matthew 11:5   ܡܬܝ ܝܐ:5    

Conclusion – What a prayer! “If I have found grace in your sight, 1 Show me your way. 2 Send your presence with me and 3 Show me your glory.”  ܐܸܢ ܡܘܼܟ̰ܚܵܐ ܝ݉ܘܸܢ ܖ̈ܲܚܡܹܐ ܒܥܲܝܢ̈ܘܼܟ̣: ܡܲܕܥܝܼ ܠܝܼ ܐܘܼܪܚܘܼܟ̣: ܐܵܙܵܠ݉ܐ ܦܵܬܘܼܟ̣ ܥܲܡܝܼ: ܡܲܚܙܝܼ ܠܝܼܬܸܫܒܘܿܚܬܘܼܟ̣.