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Core Christianity: Tough Questions Answered

How Do We Pray For Our Non-Believing Relatives?

aired November 18, 2019

Episode 316 Show Notes 

From the Show

What are we doing before we come to faith in Christ? We’re dead. How do we come to faith in Christ? By being made alive. We don’t believe as dead people and then make ourselves alive. We are made alive so that we can believe, so that we will believe.

—Michael Horton

Questions in this Episode

1. Is there a point as a Christian where I should no longer struggle with sin?

2. If God requires us to act after we pray for something then how do we know it really was God answering that prayer when we get it and not the actions we took ourselves?

3. I was talking to someone who said that I need to pray for and claim salvation for my family. How can I claim something that is against their free will? Can I really claim salvation for someone? 

4. What does Paul mean by working out our salvation with fear and trembling? Does this mean we will only be finally saved if we live a holy life?


The Gospel Driven Life by Michael Horton

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God by Timothy Keller


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