The Lord's Prayer

TEXTMat. 6:9-13

INTRODUCTION:

A.      LORD'S PRAYER, MODEL BEFORE PENTECOST.

B.      NOT ONLY WHAT TO SAY, BUT ATTITUDE TAUGHT ON.

I.      OUR FATHER.

A.      UNIQUE AND BLESSED RELATIONSHIP( 1 John 3:1; 2 Cor. 6:17-18 ).

B.      WE MAY APPROACH GOD WITH CONFIDENCE( Heb. 4:16 ).

C.      HE PROMISES TO BLESS( Mat. 7:7-11 ).

D.      HE HEARS( 1 Pet. 3:12; 5:7 ).

E.      HE WILL DELIVER( Rom. 8:31 ).

II.     HALLOWED BE THY NAME.

A.      NOT A FORMAL RECITATION - OUTPOURING OF THE HEART.

B.      SOME DISTANCE OF RESPECT TO BE MAINTAINED( Heb. 12:28-29 ).

C.      WHEN WE CONSIDER HIS GREATNESS( Rom.  11:33-36; Rev. 4:8, 11 ).

III.    THY KINGDOM COME - COMMITMENT TO HIS CAUSE.

A.      Matt. 6:33.  PRIORITIES.

B.      ARE WE COMMITTED?( Matt. 13:44-46 ).

IV.   THY WILL BE DONE.

A.      IN OUR OBEDIENCE OUR SOULS ARE SAVED( Heb. 5:8-9 ).

B.      HIS WILL IS BEST - WISDOM( Isa. 55:8-9 ), MOTIVE( Rom. 5:8 ).

C.      1 John 5:3.  ARE WE WILLING TO DO WHATEVER HE SAYS?

V.    GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD.

A.      WE ARE DEPENDENTS( Acts 17:25, 28 ).

B.      James 1:17.  JIMMY STEWART'S PRAYER IN SHANNANDOAH.

VI.   FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS.

A.      ALL HAVE SINNED( Rom. 3:23 ).

B.      FORGIVENESS IS IN JESUS( 1 John 1:6-7, 9 ).

C.      JESUS QUALIFIES FORGIVENESS( Matt. 6:12-13 ).

VII.  LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION.

A.      John 8:12.  JESUS WON'T LEAD TO TEMPTATION.

B.      Heb. 12:1-2.  WE NEED TO FORSAKE SOME THINGS AND FOLLOW.

C.      WHEN DO WE GET INTO TROUBLE?

VIII. DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

A.      WE ARE SEPARATISTS( 2 Cor. 6:17-18 ).

B.      BEING DIFFERENT IS NOT OUR GOAL, BUT A PRODUCT OF BEING PURE

          ( 1 Pet. 2:11 ).

C.      IT IS NECESSARY TO BE HEARD( 1 Pet. 3:12 ).

CONCLUSION:

A.      ONLY CHILDREN MAY APPROACH GOD AS THEIR FATHER

          ( Gal. 3:26-27 ).

B.      ARE YOU A CHILD OF GOD?