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.