Starting Sunday February 7th, the Second Hour Young Adult’s class will begin a study on Understanding and Praying.
Praying with Our Lord-Matthew 6:9-13
1: What It Means (This Week) 2: One Way We Can Pray It (Next Week)
The Lord’s Prayer is Actually a Prayer the Lord Gave to His Disciples as a Model
for Their/Our Prayer. While One Can “Pray” (Really “Say”) This Prayer by Rote (as “Meaningless Repetition 6:7-8), Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ Today Can/Should Make It a Template For Our Ongoing Prayer Communion with God.
The Broad Context of the Model Prayer (6:1-15)
Jesus Warning Disciples about Doing Good Deeds the Wrong Way
The Controlling Idea/Umbrella Statement v1
Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in Heaven.
Three Examples of How To Apply the Controlling Idea v2-18
Giving v2-4 Praying v5-15 Fasting v16-18
Adoration of God as Our Eternal Heavenly Father v9a
Consecration of Our Prayer/Our Lives to Honor God our Father v9b
Anticipation of Our Future with God in Messiah’s Kingdom v10a
Dedication of Our Present Thoughts/Actions to God v10b
Recognition of Our Dependence on God for Our Physical Needs v11
Expression of Our Dependence on God for Our Spiritual Needs v12-13a (v14-15)
Submission of Our Thoughts/Actions to the Supremacy of God v13b
Prayer: Not a Crowbar But a Channel Thru Which We Seek/Submit to God’s Will
Knowing What the Model Prayer Means
Means When We “Pray It” We Can Make Its Meaning Our Meaning