Christ's Pattern for Praying, Part 3

June 27, 2021 • 5:30 pm

Scripture: Matthew 6:9–13

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

In tonight's message we look at three of the four features of "the Lord's Prayer" that are most instructive and thought-provoking as it teaches us how to pray and what kind of praying Jesus instructed His disciples to express.


Part of the series:

The Lord's Prayer

May 23, 2021 • 5:30 pm

Christ's Pattern for Praying, Part 1

Scripture: Matthew 6:5–13

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: How we pray depends upon how well we learn the lessons the Lord teaches in vv. 5-8. If you want to know how to pray, what to pray, why you should pray, then this model prayer often called "the Lord's Prayer" supplies us with the answers. This message is the first in the evening series of messages on the Lord's Prayer.

June 6, 2021 • 5:30 pm

Christ's Pattern for Praying, Part 2

Scripture: Matthew 6:7–13

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: In this second introductory message on "The Lord's Prayer," we look at the structure of the prayer itself and draw several points of application for developing our own prayer life.

June 27, 2021 • 5:30 pm

Christ's Pattern for Praying, Part 3

Scripture: Matthew 6:9–13

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: In tonight's message we look at three of the four features of "the Lord's Prayer" that are most instructive and thought-provoking as it teaches us how to pray and what kind of praying Jesus instructed His disciples to express.

July 4, 2021 • 5:30 pm

Christ's Pattern for Praying, Part 4

Scripture: Matthew 6:9–13

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: There are seven features about "The Lord's Prayer" that Christ gave His disciples as a pattern to follow. They teach us how to pray and what kind of praying Jesus instructed His disciples to engage in. Tonight's message looks at the final four features of that prayer.

August 22, 2021 • 5:30 pm

Calling God "Our Father," Part 1

Scripture: Matthew 6:9

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: Two small, simple words begin this model prayer that, on the surface, appear that they need no comment at all because it all seems rather straightforward. Yet the whole prayer depends upon these two words! As we consider how this prayer begins, consider this question: "What does it mean to us as born-again believers to call God "Our Father?" This message begins with one answer to that question.

August 29, 2021 • 5:30 pm

Calling God "Our Father," Part 2

Scripture: Matthew 6:9

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: Tonight we consider a second answer to the question as to why Jesus taught His disciples to open in prayer with the words, "Our Father."

September 5, 2021 • 5:30 pm

God of Heaven, Part 1

Scripture: Matthew 6:9

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: Why did Jesus append the words "which art in Heaven" to "Our Father" and instruct His disciples to think along these lines as they began their praying to Him? Tonight's message answers that question and focuses on what this expression reveals about God our Father.

September 12, 2021 • 5:30 pm

God of Heaven, Part 2

Scripture: Matthew 6:9

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: Tonight's message is part 2 and completes last week's message from Matthew 6:9 in which our pastor answers the question, "Why did Jesus append the words, "which art in Heaven" to "our Father?" What's the message being communicated and what did Jesus want His disciples to understand by that? What were they acknowledging? How does that truth affect our praying as well as the way we view life and live life? Four practical truths are suggested in tonight's message.

September 19, 2021 • 5:30 pm

Hallowing God's Name, Part 1

Scripture: Matthew 6:9

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: This message looks at the very first request mentioned in what is commonly called "The Lord's Prayer." What does it mean to "hallow God's name?" What did Jesus have in mind when mentioning this? What did He want His disciples to recall to mind whenever they made this request? This message is part 1 in which our pastor takes a look at answering these questions.

September 26, 2021 • 5:30 pm

Hallowing God's Name, Part 2

Scripture: Matthew 6:9

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: This message is the second part of the message begun last Sunday in which our pastor answers the question, "What are we asking for when we pray, "Hallowed be Thy name?"

October 10, 2021 • 5:30 pm

Thy Kingdom Come, Part 1

Scripture: Matthew 6:10

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: Tonight we begin looking at the 2nd prayer request given by our Lord as He taught His disciples (and us!) to pray. For what are we actually asking God when we pray, "Thy kingdom come?" Tonight in part 1, we look at the answer to that question.

October 17, 2021 • 5:30 pm

Thy Kingdom Come, Part 2

Scripture: Matthew 6:10

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: Tonight's message expands upon what it means to pray "Thy kingdom come" and what it means when we ask the Lord to advance the reign of grace through Christ in us and in the world.

October 31, 2021 • 5:30 pm

Thy Kingdom Come, Part 3

Scripture: Matthew 6:10

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: Tonight we look at the third shared characteristic of the kingdom of grace and of glory as it further explains and expands upon what it means we pray, "Lord, advance the reign of grace through Christ in us and hasten the full and final establishment of Christ's glorious kingdom." This encouraging message provides us with hope and motivation to pursue the privilege of being useful and usable in God's hands to advance His work!

November 7, 2021 • 5:30 pm

Thy Kingdom Come, Part 4

Scripture: Matthew 6:10

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: Tonight we look at the fourth and final characteristic that the kingdom of grace and of glory share. It may surprise some of you that praying "Thy kingdom come" is in essence a request for Christ's second coming! Here's how that is so....

November 28, 2021 • 5:30 pm

Thy Will Be Done, Part 1

Scripture: Matthew 6:10

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: Tonight's message is part 1 in looking at this 3rd request in the Lord's Prayer--"Thy Will Be Done." Unfortunately, the audio recording stopped towards the end of the message. If you would like to watch the message in its entirety, go to our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/MJlS13NtZak?t=1196

December 5, 2021 • 5:30 pm

Thy Will Be Done, Part 2

Scripture: Matthew 6:10

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: As a continuation of last week's message, tonight we look at two veins of thought that flow out of a humble heart of trusting submission as it relates to the will of God--God's providential working in our lives.

January 23, 2022 • 5:30 pm

Thy Will Be Done, Part 3

Scripture: Matthew 6:10

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: As used in Scripture, God's will can be put into two broad categories. Tonight we look at the second great arena in which God's will is to be carried out--the realm of His commandments. Here, praying this third request in the Lord's Prayer, means we express a desire for obedience. The key truth is very simple but far-reaching: every born-again child of God should pray for four kinds of obedience to the revealed will of "Our Father." Tonight's message deals with the first two responses.

February 6, 2022 • 5:30 pm

Thy Will Be Done, Part 4

Scripture: Matthew 6:10

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: In part 4 of our look at this 3rd prayer request given in "The Lord's Prayer," we consider the third of four types of obedience every born-again believer ought to pray for as expresses a desire to obey the revealed will of God. Due to a covid exposure, our pastor pre-recorded this message since he was unable to deliver it "live" to our church congregation.

February 20, 2022 • 5:30 pm

Thy Will Be Done, Part 5

Scripture: Matthew 6:10

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: Tonight we take our final look at Matthew 6:10 and the third prayer request found at the end of the verse. Tonight's message deals with the fourth kind of obedience we should render to "Our Father Who is in Heaven." Taken the little word "as," we find there is a point of comparison being made which yields rich fruit and wonderful truth that is to guide our obedience as we seek to follow God's will.

February 27, 2022 • 5:30 pm

Your Daily Bread, Part 1

Scripture: Matthew 6:11

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: Verse 11 begins a new division in the Lord's Prayer. Like the previous requests, there is more here in this shortest, simplest request than what casually meets the eye. We look tonight at the meaning of this text and then consider the first of five key truths the Lord wanted stamped upon our hearts and remembered when we pray this request.​

March 6, 2022 • 5:30 pm

Your Daily Bread, Part 2

Scripture: Matthew 6:11

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: Verse 11 is not only the simplest and shortest of all the requests in The Lord's Prayer, it is also very substantive in meaning. Our Lord wants to stamp five keys truths upon our hearts as we pray this request. Last week we covered one of them; tonight we cover two more. The truth here provides great hope, encouragement and comfort to those going through difficult times and look to the Lord to have their needs met.

March 13, 2022 • 5:30 pm

Your Daily Bread, Part 3

Scripture: Matthew 6:11

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: Tonight's message concludes the study in this 4th prayer request found in Matthew 6:11 - "Give us this day our daily bread." There are five key truths we are to be reminded of each time we offer this request to the Lord. Tonight's message deals with the last two of these five truths and concludes with a word of admonition and application.

March 27, 2022 • 5:30 pm

Forgiven and Forgiving, Part 2

Scripture: Matthew 6:12

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: Having looked at how God defines forgiveness and illustrated the nature of it, tonight in this second message from Matthew 6:12, we look at the necessity for forgiveness. We must embrace two truths that help us understand what this fifth prayer request is communicating.

June 5, 2022 • 5:30 pm

Forgiven and Forgiving, Part 3

Scripture: Matthew 6:12

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: Many are living under the crushing burden of financial debt--not a fun way to live. Neither is it a fun way to live to be under the crushing burden of an unwillingness to forgive those who owe you for all the pain, hardships, and suffering they have caused. In this third message expounding this 5th prayer request in "The Lord's Prayer," we look at the second of two key concepts in this verse that must be understood if we are to know exactly what it is for which we are praying when we offer this petition to God.

June 12, 2022 • 5:30 pm

Forgiven and Forgiving, Part 4

Scripture: Matthew 18:21–35, Matthew 6:12

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: In this parable Jesus gave to Peter, sobering truth is given regarding the seriousness and urgency of forgiving those who hurt us. Where do we find the ability to forgive? Has someone wronged us or hurt us, offended us in such a way that it could be honestly said, the debt they owe us is greater than the debt we owe God because of our trespasses against Him?

June 26, 2022 • 5:30 pm

A Plea for Protection, Part 1

Scripture: Matthew 6:13

Speaker: Pastor Miguel Betancourt II

Series: The Lord's Prayer

Synopsis: We come to the 6th petition in what is commonly called, "The Lord's Prayer." On the surface it appears to be quite simple and straightforward but upon closer examination, several challenges arise as we attempt to arrive at the meaning of this verse. What was Jesus really teaching when He gave us this verse and for what are we actually praying?