The Lordís Prayer

Teach us to pray; an example to follow.

The curious musings of ...
The sermon notes of an unworthy servant of God.

    I. First part speaks of God.

    1. Our Father.
      1. Some background.
        1. Children do not always appreciate their parents.
        2. The Father cares for His children.
      2. Of the household of God.
        1. Think not to say within yourselves, we have Abraham to our Father.
      3. The house of David.
      4. The Father of all of us.
      5. Call no man Father.

    2. Which art in Heaven.
      1. God existed before all else.
        1. No reference to a dwelling place at the creation.
        2. God comes and goes as He pleases.
        3. God dwells on high.
        4. Understanding of Ďheavení changes during the time of the Greeks.
      2. Possessor of Heaven and earth.
        1. Possessor?
        2. God of Heaven and God of earth.
        3. A ladder to heaven, the Lord stood above it.
        4. Godís footstool.

    3. Hallowed be thy name...
      1. Hallowed be thy name.
        1. Definition of terms.
        2. ... name, it is holy...because God is holy.
        3. Holy is ...
          1. Untouched by sin? Free from wickedness.
          2. God delivers His faithful servants.

    Interlude: Teach us to pray.

    II. The second part; God before man.

    1. Thy kingdom come.
      1. The beginning, Abram looked for a city.
        1. Abram and Sodom and Gomorrah.
        2. A Holy nation with a righteous law.
        3. A Holy nation judged in Righteousness.
      2. Godís promise to Abram, a land, a great nation.
        1. A kingdom, a Holy nation, of peculiar people.
        2. A Holy nation with a righteous law.
        3. A Holy nation judged in Righteousness.
      3. Balaam prophesied of a kingdom.
      4. Kingdom is used with greater frequency after Israel has a king.

    2. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
      1. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
      2. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, part two.
      3. The will of God verses the will of mankind.
      4. To will and to do are two different things.
        1. How far are we willing to walk in His footsteps?
        2. Those that have the faith of the Bible do what they Ďhave in mindí, Ďwillí!

    III. The third part; for the benefit of mankind to please God.

    1. Give us this day our daily bread.
      1. The worldly application of the bread.
        1. To much bread can actually be a bad thing.
      2. The Spiritual application of bread.
        1. Remember one who was satisfied with the bread that only feeds the life of the flesh?

    2. Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
      1. Forgive us, as we forgive.
        1. What is forgiveness?
        2. Because all are in need of forgiveness.
      2. What is debt, and a debtor?
        1. A parable about debt, and forgiveness.

    3. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
      1. Lead us not into temptation.
        1. What is temptation?
          1. Jesus prays in the garden.
          2. Parable of the sower, book of Luke account.
        2. God does not tempt mankind with evil.
        3. Temptation is also known as, ..
      2. But deliver us from evil.
        1. Serve Him without fear.
        2. Other than eternal damnation, what do people need deliverance from? And how often?
        3. Too good to pass by.
        4. There is also a need to be delivered from mankind.
      3. Evil is real, whether it is translated as wicked, or bad.

    IV. The fourth part: eternal things that belong to God and His people.

    1. Thine is the kingdom.
      1. Who rules over the kingdom of God?
      2. So, who rules over the eternal kingdom of God?
      3. The people of God are one with the Father and the Son in the Kingdom.
      4. Turns out, one is not the loneliest number.
        1. In Marriage, one.
        2. One Lord, one faith, one baptism.

    2. The Power
      1. From Romans Study Hmmm;
        1. The power of God, as a manifestation of supernatural power.
        2. Power and power?
        3. An explanation of sorts?
      2. You go astray not knowing Ö
      3. More than one power.
        1. Power that differ in application based on the individual?
        2. Spirit and power of Elijah?
      4. The right hand of the Power.
      5. The power is associated with the spiritual/ heavenly things.

    3. The Glory.
      1. The lack of giving glory to God is a reason for the downfall of mankind.
      2. Definition of terms:
        1. First use of 1391.
        2. First use of 1392.
          1. There is a story to be told by the light, a story that glorifies the Father.
          2. How is the Father glorified? Back to the first use of 1392.
        3. Second use of 1392.
        4. Third use of 1392.
      3. Glory in the Old Testament.
        1. Glory in the eyes of the individual in relation to earthly things.
        2. Glory in the eyes of the individual in relation to the heavenly.
        3. Have the children of Israel glorified God?
        4. The actions of the children of Israel indicate that they have not, and do not, glorify God.
        5. Inanimate objects can have glory.
        6. Godís glory shall sanctify the tabernacle.
        7. Show me thy glory.