Living Out the Lord`s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13)

Living Out the Lord’s Prayer
(Matthew 6:9-13)
A. Introduction
1. Why the Lord’s Prayer?
2. Structure of the Lord’s Prayer
3. Approach to the Lord’s Prayer- living between
the two advents, with “already but not yet”
B. “Our Father in heaven”
1. Theistic vs. Atheistic
2. Transcendental vs. Immanent
3. “Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth
has nothing I desire besides you.” (Psalms
C. “Hallowed be your name”
1. Lesson from Old Testament Israel
2. Negatively not to put God’s name in disgrace
3. Positively to let God’s name receive honor
D. “Your kingdom come”
1. Three-tiered meaning
2. Revelations from Isaiah
3. Make “expanding God’s kingdom” your life
E. “Your will be done on earth as it is in
1. Handling adversities in life
2. The example of our Lord
3. Paul: “We are more than conquerors”
(Romans 8:37)
F. Summary on the three “yourpetitions”
1. No longer live for our little selves
2. But for Him who died for us and raised again
(2 Corinthians 5:15)
3. Living with joyous expectancy
G. “Give us today our daily bread”
1. Enjoy our daily “portion” from God
2. Share your daily “portion” with others
3. Anticipate the future, abundant Messianic
H. “Forgive us our debts, as we also
have forgiven our debtors”
1. Good news is God has forgiven our debts
2. Church is we have forgiven our debtors
3. We will not stand condemned but will receive
eternal life before the judgment throne
I. “Lead us not into temptation but
deliver us from the evil one”
1. Christians will face temptation and encounter
evil in this life
2. Birth pang of the dawning of God’s new
3. “Jesus Christ and Him crucified” (1
Corinthians 2:2)
J. Summary on the three “ourpetitions”
1. We humbly depend on God for our real
material and non-material needs
2. Living with joyous expectancy once again
3. Living out the Lord’s Prayer in this life
K. Seven-point application
Enjoy your daily devotion;
Honor God in everything you say and do;
Expand God's kingdom;
Keep faith in God's will;
Lead a simple life;
Practice forgiveness as the core of Christian
7. Confront evil with "Jesus Christ and Him
L. A feel of the heavenly worship
“The Lord’s Prayer” by Andrea Bocelli
Our Father, Which art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy name
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done
On Earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory
For ever and ever