Contributed on May 12, 2008
The first time scripture refers to Jesus praying is at His baptism.
Text - “Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well ...read more
Contributed on May 20, 2008
This message looks at Jesus’ first teaching on prayer. It is part of His great Sermon on the Mount.
TEXT “Pray for them which despitefully use you”. INTRODUCTION We will have enemies as we take our stand for Jesus. How should we respond? We should pray for them. Pray for those who have a spite against you. Pray for those who harass you. To do this is not natural, it is supernatural. Only ...read more
Contributed on Jun 2, 2008
A study on private prayer.
1. HYPOCRISY IS EXPOSED “when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men”. The word for “hypocrites” means an actor or showman. Jesus was most likely referring to the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 9, 2008
This sermon examines the opening sentence of The Lord’s Prayer - "Our Father which art in heaven".
INTRODUCTION Jesus introduces The Lord’s Prayer with the words “After this manner therefore pray ye”. It is “houtôs oun” in the Greek, meaning “along these lines”. Jesus is not telling us that we must recite this prayer. He is simply giving us a model to follow. TEXT “Our Father which art ...read more
Contributed on Jun 16, 2008
A study of the first request in The Lord’s Prayer.
INTRODUCTION The name of the LORD is a recurring theme in scripture. There are 90 references to it in the Psalms alone. To the Jews, God’s name is so sacred they won’t even say it. If you went into a synagogue and said ‘Yahweh’ you’d probably get stoned. TEXT “Hallowed be thy name”. 1. ...read more
Contributed on Jun 23, 2008
An exposition of the second request in the Lord’s prayer.
TEXT “Thy kingdom come” INTRODUCTION Some countries are called kingdoms e.g. the United Kingdom. Other countries are kingdoms but are not called such e.g. Belgium, Denmark and Saudi Arabia to name but a few. A kingdom has a monarch ruling over it. The LORD rules over the kingdom of God. It ...read more
Contributed on Jun 30, 2008
"Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven".
TEXT “Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven”. INTRODUCTION We cannot pray this prayer unless we are prepared to do God’s will in our own lives. 1. CHRIST DID THE WILL OF GOD Luke 22:42 "Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be ...read more
Contributed on Mar 25, 2009
Some thoughts on the bitter cry of Christ on Calvary - "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"
1. FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD IS A VERY PRECIOUS THING Losing this fellowship is what caused the Lord Jesus such terrible anguish. Fallen man places no value on fellowship with God. How mistaken he is! 2. IT ISN’T WRONG TO ASK WHY Christ was sinless and yet He asked why. Why do decent people suffer? ...read more