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The Perfect Prayer

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Perfect Prayer: Hallowed Be Your Name


God's name is powerful and represents God. God's name is holy in itself, but we ask in this prayer that we may keep it holy. God's name is hallowed whenever his Word is taught in it truth and purity and we as children of God live in harmony with it. 


After hearing this message, we hope you will call upon the name of the Lord and keep His name holy by regularly hearing his word and living according to it.


Lessons: Ezekiel 36:18-23, Romans 10:13-17, and Matthew 6:6-13.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Perfect Prayer: Your Kingdom Come


The Kingdom of God comes in three ways: 1) Through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus; 2) When Christ comes again to defeat the evil one and his legions; 3) Every time a person, through the work of the Holy Spirit, hears and believes the gospel, repents and takes a next step along the path of discipleship to live a godly life. 



We hope that after this sermon you will pray that God's kingdom will come to you though God's gift of the Holy Spirit so that you will believe God's holy Word and be changed to live a godly life here on earth now and in heaven forever.


Lessons: Revelation 19:11-21, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, and Luke 17:20-25

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Perfect Prayer: Your Will Be Done


The good and gracious will of God is surely done without our prayer, but we ask in this prayer that it may be done also among us. God’s will is done when he hinders and defeats every evil scheme and purpose of the devil, the world, and our sinful self. And God’s will is done when he strengthens our faith and keeps us firm in his Word as long as we live. 


After hearing this message, we hope you will rest in the assurance that what God wants most is to spend eternity with you. Then, identify people you for whom you will pray for the good and gracious will of God to be done and that they would come into a saving faith. Finally, do whatever it takes to convince other people of the truth that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus reveal that what God wants most is to save all people.



Lessons: Isaiah 55:6-111 Timothy 2:1-6a, and John 12:20-33


Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Perfect Prayer: Give Us Today Our Daily Bread

David Drees


God has an overwhelming desire to meet us in all of our needs, not so much because we are insufficient, but more so because in our fallen state we are unable to experience life to the full without him interceding on our behalf (whether we ask for it or not!)


We hope you will Identify where you are dependent on God now, where you are NOT dependent on God, and where you think you “got it covered”, and give all of these over to God with thanksgiving and prayer!


Lessons: Psalm 63:1-11Exodus 16:1-7, 13-15, 19-20Matthew 6:25-34

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Perfect Prayer: Forgive Us Our Sins As We Forgive


Our sin separates us form God. We must be forgiven to be with holy God. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, God has graciously forgiven all our sins. In response to being forgiven, we forgive others.  



After hearing this sermon, we hope you will believe that your sins are forgiven and in response forgive others. 


Lessons: Isaiah 59:1-2, Hebrews 8:7-12, Luke 7:36-50.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Perfect Prayer: Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Palm/Passion Sunday


Contrasting the behavior of Jesus and Peter, this sermon will teach that God tempts no one to sin. We ask in the Lord's Prayer that God would watch over us so that the devil, the world, and our sinful self may not deceive us and draw us into false belief, despair, and other great and shameful sins. We also pray that even though we are so tempted we may still win the final victory. 


After hearing this sermon, we hope that when you are tempted to sin, immediately pray for God to remove the power of the temptation and empower you to face it down.


Lessons: Isaiah 50:4-9a, 1 Corinthians 10:12-14, Mark 14:27-46, 53-56, 66-72; 15:1-39.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Perfect Prayer: Deliver Us From Evil

Maundy Thursday


Using the gospel lesson, this sermon will teach that in inclusive 7th petition of the Lord’s Prayer we ask that our heavenly Father would save us from every evil to body and soul, and at the last hour would mercifully take us from the troubles of this world to himself in heaven. This four-word prayer may be the most complete and universal prayer to pray in any circumstance where we are facing a trial.   


After hearing this sermon, we hope you will pray this prayer often when you are facing illness, suffering or a trial of any kind, understanding what a complete answer you are asking of God. 


Lessons: Psalm 91:1-6, 9-12, 14-16, Revelation 21:1-7, Matthew 26:17-30, 36-46.


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