Summary: Part 3 of The Lord's Prayer, or Model Prayer series. 3 words emphasize "His Kingdom Come" - Then, Now, and Me. Some claim Jesus as Savior but not as Lord. Is that right? Let's see in today's message.
THE LORD’S PRAYER
3 – THY KINGDOM COME
THIS MORNING, we continue our phrase-by-phrase look at THE LORD’S PRAYER
And by way of reminder, the reason that we’re talking about THE LORD’S PRAYER is because God is calling our church to prayer
Because, without question, there’s no problem that you, me, or this church faces, that can’t be handled by PRAYER
If we fail, it will not be a failure of…
It will be a failure of PRAYER
Little prayer, little power – MUCH PRAYER, MUCH PRAYER
And so, I’ve been asking you to COME ON WITH ME, AND LET’S PUSH – PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS!
And, if God is calling our church to prayer (and He is), then how exactly do we pray?
Phil Yancey, in his book, “Prayer”, said…
“According to Gallup polls, more Americans will pray this week than will exercise, drive a car, or go to work. Nine out of ten pray regularly.”
But my question is this: IF SO MANY ARE PRAYING, THEN WHY SO LITTLE RESULTS?
Could it be that not all prayer is…
--heard by God
Well, that’s why we’re looking at THE LORD’S PRAYER, THE MODEL PRAYER
Because we’ve been learning the fact that this 65-word, 2-minute prayer, has in it all the SPIRITUAL DNA, that we need for…
--the problems we face
--the protections we need
--the provision we lack
--the promises we have
And so far, we’ve talked about…
--Our Father who is in heaven
--Hallowed Be His Name
But this morning, as we move along in the journey – THY KINGDOM COME
Next Sunday – YOUR WILL BE DONE
Let’s pray together (not just read, but pray with me…)
Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV) 9…Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11Give us this day our daily bread. 12And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
One of the things we learn from the Lord’s prayer is PERSPECTIVE
In other words, we get the proper PERSPECTIVE on who we are and who God is
And when we learn that, everything just falls into place
For example, we’re learning that…
--you’re the child, and God is the Father (our Father)
--you’re the worshipper, and He’s your God – Hallowed be thy Name
--you’re the servant, and He’s the Master – (thy will be done)
--you’re the insufficient one, and He’s the all sufficient one (give us this day our daily bread)
--you’re the sinner, He’s the savior (forgive us)
--He is the one who has a plan, and we are the ones needing direction (and lead us)
And in this particular phrase that we’re looking at this morning – we’re acknowledge that…
--He’s the king, we’re the subjects