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Our series concludes today.  Our traditional ending of the Lord's Prayer, "Forever and ever" is not found in Matthew's text.  However, it is very similar to a prayer of David's, found in 1 Chronicles 29:10-13.  From David's song, we can be assured that God is God forever, He has everything forever; He is the source forever and He is worthy of our praise forever.  

 

The message today examines Matthew 6:13 "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one".  This verse is a plea for God's protection.  Why do we call out for it?  Is it because we recognize we are prone to sin and constantly face the resulting battles - or is it because we accept that we are God's children and wish to claim the protection that is already ours?   

In our continuing series on the Lord's Prayer, today we focus on Verse 12 of Matthew 6 "Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors." In this verse, the prayer shifts from provision to pardon.  Let's each one of us ask ourselves, "what do I need to confess" and who do I need to forgive". 

 

Our sermon series on the Lord's Prayer continues. Today we examine the significance of verse 11 of Matthew 6:  "Give us this day our daily bread".  The key teachings:  trusting in God's provision is a daily exercise in dependence and a life-long lesson in faith.  

We continue today with our sermon series based on the Lord's Prayer.  We are looking today at the next part of verse 10 of Matthew 6, "your will be done".   The message discusses God's revealed will and His mysterious will and queries what we are really asking for when we recite this prayer.    

Today's message focuses on "Your kingdom come", of the Lord's Prayer, found in Matthew 6:10.  The message explores two questions:  What is the kingdom?  What are we asking for?  

Continuing with our series on the Lord's Prayer, today we explore the second line of the prayer, "hallowed be your name" (Matthew 6:9(b)).  Our focus is on the significance and meaning of "hallowed", a word reserved to affirm our reverence for God.  

Our sermon series on the Lord's Prayer continues today with an examination of the first four words, "Our Father in heaven" (Matthew 6:9(a)).  This opening line is rich in content, reminding us that we are to offer up heartfelt prayer for other members within our adopted family; that our prayers should be genuine to prove our trust in Him; and that our prayers should be bold to demonstrate that we believe in His infinite power.    

Today we begin a new sermon series during which we will explore Jesus' gift of The Lord's Prayer.  Jesus' teaching comes to us as one of the topics (Matthew 6:5-15) covered in His famous Sermon on the Mount.  Ahead of the actual prayer, Jesus provides instruction on how we are not to pray.  

How do we offer help to those suffering even as we are going through a hard time ourselves?  David provides some answers.  In 1 Samuel 30:1-6, we learn of a raid that causes David to be distressed by the people's animosity towards him and by the capture of his wives.  He is able to overcome these emotions and strengthen himself in the Lord.  We can do the same if we remember who God is through worship, prayer and accepting that He is always deserving of our praise.  

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