The King's Prayer (Part 1)
Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 6:5–6:10
INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW
The Kings Speech so far
LORD’S PRAYER PRELIMINARIES
AND WHEN YOU PRAY - MATTHEW 6:5-10
The Devoted life: giving, prayer, fasting
Not like this (verse 5)
Like this (verse 6)
Acts 4:23-24; John 17:1-5
The rewards of secrecy
Not like this (verses 7, 8)
Pray then like this (verses 9,10)
Kingdom come, Will do done, on earth
TOGETHER, UNDER OUR KING
- Why does Jesus begin his prayer with God. Why is coming to God understanding his character so important to prayer?
- Read some of the great prayers of the Old Testament: jacobswellnj.org/articles/post/great-prayers-of-the-old-testament. How do they reflect Jesus’ view of God in Matthew 6.
- How is this passage easy to say, "love your enemies" but so much harder to live?
- Many times we won't even admit we are wrong to another, let alone love those who oppose? What internal sins in our hearts keep us from following Jesus in this?
- Do you have any actual enemies? At work? And your family? In your story from you past?
- Who are the people or groups of people that you hate? Don't like? Despise? Think are idiots? Etc. What specific steps or opportunities can you take to love them?