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The King's Prayer (Part 2)

January 11, 2015 Speaker: Dean Macke Series: The King's Speech

Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 6:9–6:15

INTRODUCTION

 

WHERE HAVE WE BEEN

 

THE PURPOSE OF PRAYER

 

      The objective of prayer is to have a relationship with God and to show our dependence on him

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER

     

      Prayer is unique in that it is the only true way to demonstrate a relationship with God

 

OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME

 

OUR "FATHER"

     

      John 1:12-13

 

"OUR" FATHER

 

     Matthew 27:37-40

 

HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME

 

GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD

 

GOD IS OUR PROVIDER

 

GOD PROMISES TO PROVIDE

 

FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS, AS WE ALSO HAVE FORGIVEN OUR DEBTORS

 

OUR RELATIONSHIPS NEED RECONCILIATION

 

WE ARE CALLED TO BE FORGIVING PEOPLE BECAUSE WE ARE FORGIVEN PEOPLE

 

 

Community Meditation

Know

  • Discuss together the reasons you pray. Do they align with how Jesus instructs us to pray?
  • Jesus tells us to ask God for our daily bread. What are some material things you need daily? Do you trust God for them?
  • Read 1 Thess. 5:15, Luke 6:28, Matthew 5:44 and Romans 12:18. What does forgiveness look like according to those passages?

Feel

  • Jesus instructs us to open our prayer by calling God our father. How does thinking of God as your father make you feel?
  • Read the parable of the unforgiving servent in Matthew 18:21-34. How does the response of the forgiven servant reflect your attitude about forgiveness? What about the response of the king?

Live

  • How can you use this simple model of prayer in your interactions with people in your life?
  • Pray the Lord's prayer together, giving time after each petition for the community to expand on each request.

More in The King's Speech

April 5, 2015

The Authority of the King

March 29, 2015

Foundation for the Good Fight

March 22, 2015

House Builders