The Second Petition of the Lord’s Prayer What do we ask God to do when we pray the Second Petition?
Question #1 What is God’s Kingdom? What is God’s Kingdom?
Luke 1:33 Luke 17:20-21 John 18:36-37 Key Point 1 Romans 5:5 James 1:18 2 Corinthians 5:15 John 8:31-32 Key Point 2 Key Point 3 Mark 9:24 to bring many others to believe faith in the truth of salvation the desire to live a life devoted to Christ to strengthen our faith John 10:16 in our hearts Christ rules within us through his Word God send the Holy Spirit to work faith Key Point 4
Luke 1:33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.
Luke 17:20 - 21 Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, "The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is within you."
John 18:36-37 Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place." "You are a king, then!" said Pilate. Jesus answered, "You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me."
Romans 5:5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
God’s _______ is ______ rule in our ______ by his ____. Key Point #1 kingdom Christ’s hearts Word
Question #2 How is God’s kingdom established in our hearts?
James 1:18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
John 8:31-32 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. 2 Corinthians 5:15
Mark 9:24 Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"
Key Point #2 God’s _______ comes into our ______ when God sends the _________ to work ____ in us. kingdom hearts Holy Spirit faith
Question #3 What are the results when the Holy Spirit works faith in us and Christ begins his rule in our hearts?
John 10:16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.
Key Point #3 The results are that we ______ God’s ____ of ________ and live lives devoted to _____. believe Word salvation Christ
Question #4 Christ already rules in our hearts and these results are true of us. Why, then, do we still keep praying for God’s kingdom to come?
Key Point 4 We continue to pray for God’s _______ to come so that our ____ is ___________and so that many other people are brought to ____ in _____. kingdom faith strengthened faith Jesus
What I’ve Learned I ask that God will strengthen my faith and bring many other people to faith in Jesus.