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Lord, teach us to pray – Mt. 6:9-13 1. Relating to a personal God –v.9 2 ways of looking at prayer:- 2 ways of looking at prayer:- a. Getting things from.

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1 Lord, teach us to pray – Mt. 6: Relating to a personal God –v.9 2 ways of looking at prayer:- 2 ways of looking at prayer:- a. Getting things from God a. Getting things from God b. Getting to know God better b. Getting to know God better

2 Our father in heaven a. The wonder of an intimate relationship with God – Abba - God as father of Israel – Ex.4:22; Dt.32:6; Jer.31:9 - Jesus addresses God as father – John17:1,5,11,21 - Jesus makes it possible for us to know God as father – John1:12,13; 3:5-7; Eph.1:5 - The Spirits work – Rom.8:15,16

3 b. The awe-inspiring vision of God – Our father in heaven He is the Creator & Sovereign Lord The impact of seeing a little bit of his splendour – Ez.1:28;Dan.1:8;Rev.1:17 Hallowed be your name – The Church & world would see & respond to God as:-Hallowed be your name – The Church & world would see & respond to God as:- 1. The loving gracious Saviour & father 2. The almighty, holy & Sovereign Creator & Ruler.

4 2. Embracing Gods plans –v.10 a. The disciple/Church would:- - Display the love of God – be a foretaste of heaven - Display the love of God – be a foretaste of heaven - Obey Gods laws - Obey Gods laws - Spread the Good News of Jesus - Spread the Good News of Jesus b. People would be saved c. Jesus return would be soon – Rev.22:20

5 3. Trusting God for our needs –v a. Our daily needs – Mt.6:34 b. Our sin – The Cross – Gods answer c. The spiritual battle - First Adam failed – Gen3 - First Adam failed – Gen3 - Israel (son of God) failed – exiled - Israel (son of God) failed – exiled - Jesus (Son of God) triumphed – Mt.4:1-11 cf. Mt.26:41 - Jesus (Son of God) triumphed – Mt.4:1-11 cf. Mt.26:41

6 4. Lord, teach us to pray – Practical helps a. Prayer is responding to God – Rev.3:20 b. Think about God & your relationship to him – quiet space & time c. Think about Gods plans – guided by the Bible d. Come as you are – with your needs, sin & weakness


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