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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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....
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
Synopsis: From this sixth prayer request in "The Lord's Prayer," we can extract four key truths that help us to grasp the full significance of what is being said when we offer this request to the Lord. Tonight's message covers the fourth and final truth.
Synopsis: While the 6th request in "The Lord's Prayer" (Matt. 6:13a) is a plea for protection speaking negatively, this 7th request in the next statement, "but deliver us from evil," is a plea for protection speaking positively. Both parts together communicate a message for a desire for power over sin and Satan. Tonight's message unpacks this 7th request and takes note of three important matters that the Lord Jesus raises so we understand for what it is we are really praying. There's some exciting and encouraging truth to share with you here!
Synopsis: This request is a prayer that our Father would enable us to live in the full enjoyment of the liberty given to those who sons of God'. We know that because this seventh request recognizes there is a real threat to the enjoyment of that liberty and hence the need to pray this request. The Bible says much about the greatness of our deliverance that was purchased for us. It takes place in two great realms which are covered in tonight's message. Then we conclude with an observation that may put this Lord's Prayer in a totally different light for you.
Synopsis: The doxology in "The Lord's Prayer" serves two important functions and is the ending the Savior Himself gave to His disciples when He taught them to pray. Tonight we finish looking at the first of these functions that provides the three reasons we can expect God to hear and answer our prayer when we pray Matthew 6:13.
Synopsis: As we look carefully at the doxology that ends Matthew 6:13, we find that it performs two distinct functions as a fitting conclusion to The Lord's Prayer. It supplies the reason our Lord closed this model prayer the way that He did. Tonight's message focuses upon the second of these two functions.
Synopsis: The Roman Catholic Bible and modern versions of the Bible do not contain the doxology that concludes The Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:13. Why is that? In part one of two, we look at the reason for that and the resultant confusion it creates.
Synopsis: Tonight we continue dealing with the matter of the claim found in many of the modern study Bibles that the "earliest and most reliable Greek manuscripts" omit the doxology from Matthew 6:13. Two other questions are addressed in tonight's message: 1) Are there any ancient witnesses that mention this doxology or did it indeed appear as a late insertion by an unknown scribe as is claimed? and 2) Why the difference between Matthew's account and Luke's account? Matthew contains the doxology while Luke does not.