Thoughts of John

What is on my mind.

The Lord’s Prayer: A Second Look: Luke 11:1-4

Summary: The Lord’s Prayer is powerful. It has become so familiar, it is almost symbolic. But we must not allow our familiarity with it to keep us from missing the depth of what it says.

  1. A.   Read the summary above and then read the text of what we call “The Lord’s Prayer.” Respond as you feel lead by the Lord.
  1. What did the disciples need? How about you? Luke 11:1, 5:16, 6:12
  1. What was Jesus doing when He was asked to teach the disciples to pray? Did He pray this prayer? Could He pray this prayer? Explain. Luke 11:1-4
  1. A.   This prayer is in Matthew 6 (the middle of “The Sermon on the Mount”) and it follows warnings on how not to pray. What pattern of prayer is modeled in “The Lord’s Prayer” and in the warning? Matthew 6:1-15
  1. As this is our second look at this prayer, we have already noted the prayer starts with worship and moves to intersession. Luke 11:2, Matthew 6:9-10
  1. What follows intersession in this prayer? Luke 11:3-4, Matthew 6:11-13
  1. A.   We will do well to follow this pattern in our prayers: worship and adoration, intersession, and then petition for our needs. What needs are mentioned in this prayer? Luke 11:3-4
  1. It is worth noting how quickly this prayer in Luke 11 moves from the highest intersession, “Thy kingdom come,” to the simplest daily need, “Give us each day our daily bread.” What can you learn from this? Philippians 4:6-7, I Thessalonians 5:16-18
  1. How would you characterize the requests in Luke 11:3-4? What do you need daily? What do you need to be reminded of daily? Proverbs 3:5-8
  1. A.   How often do you need forgiveness for your sins? Luke 11:4, I John 1:7-10
  1. Why do we need daily forgiveness? Mark 7:20-23, Psalm 32:1-5
  1. What follows our supplication for our own sins? Luke 11:4, 7:47, Ephesians 4:32, Colossians 3:12-13
  1. A.   What is the final daily supplication? Luke 11:4, Matthew 6:13
  1. Our reality is simple: daily, in the next moment, we could make a wreck of our lives. Who is able to keep us from sin? Luke 11:4, James 1:13-16, I Corinthians 10:12-14

September 23, 2014 - Posted by | Bible Study, Christian, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , ,

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