May 5, 2019

The Lord’s Prayer: Our Father

Matthew 6:9

This week, Pastor David continued the Sermon On The Mount series with a beginning look at The Lord’s Prayer.

  • Last week, Pastor David shared Scripture where Jesus showed us how NOT to pray. Why do you think Jesus makes a point to tell us how not to pray before saying pray before saying “Pray Then Like This”. (v. 9)


  • What do the first words of this prayer teach us about God’s intention for our relationship with Him? What words indicate that God intends His people to live in community?
  • When are you tempted to isolate yourself in your Christian faith?  What are some things you can do to resist those temptations?
  • How does God use the “messiness” of the church and other Christians to help you grow in your relationship to Him?


  • Are you letting experiences with your earthly father keep you from a healthy, loving relationship with your Heavenly Father? Ask God to help you surrender that pain/hurt to Him.
  • Have you been adopted into the family of God? If not, are you ready to place your faith in His adoptive love? To learn more about how to do that, visit /becoming-a-christian  

In your time with God this week:

1. Thank God for His plan of adoption and His provision of community for His children.

2. Ask God to give you a consistent community of believers to belong to and grow with.

3. Commit to serve and share with other believers.


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After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)

 “There may be religions that come to you through quiet walks in the woods, or by sitting quietly in the library with a book, or rummaging around in the recesses of your psyche. Christianity is not one of them. Christianity is inherently communal, a matter of life in the Body, the church. Jesus did not call isolated individuals to follow him. He called a group of disciples.”

Willimon and Hauerwas, Lord, Teach Us

“I’ve got my books and my poetry to protect me, I am shielded in my armor, hiding in my room, safe within room, I touch no one and no one touches me, I am rock, I am an island).

“The Rock”, Paul Simon/Art Garfunkel

“As many as received Jesus and who believed on his name, he gave authority to become children of God.” 

John 1:12

“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” 

1 John 3:1

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