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TITLE: Jesus, Our Mediator
TEXT: 1 Timothy 2:1-5
PROPOSITION: To understand prayer, you must understand the job of a mediator.
KEY WORD: Implications


  1. There are several important implications about Jesus as mediator.
  2. A mediator is one who serves as a "go between, that is, (simply) an internunciator, or (by implication) a reconciler (intercessor):—mediator."

Not pray to others – Mary, Saints, Apostles

  1. Many religions pray to other people.
  2. Verse 5 – One mediator – Only one, not two or more
  3. John 10:1-2 Any other entry = thief and robber
  4. John 14:6 Non one comes to the Father except by me.

All communication must go through Jesus

  1. A mediator serves as official messenger between estranged parties.
  2. All "official" communication must go through the mediator.

Jesus is more than a "messenger" for our prayers.

  1. A mediator does more than carry messages.
  2. He must explain our desire, give reasons for our requests.

Jesus works – both directions.

  1. He communicates our needs to God.
  2. He must also communicate God’s will to us.

Mediator means Reconciler

  1. Ephesians 2:16 – Reconciled both unto God in one body
  2. Colossians 1:20 – Reconcile all things to himself


  1. Hebrews 7:25 – He makes intercession for them
  2. Romans 8:26-27 – He makes intercession for us with groanings
  3. Romans 8:34 – Christ at right hand of God makes intercession

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