SERIES – The God Who Answers (A Study in the Lord’s Prayer)
Luke 11:1-4 KJV
1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
Father – God’s intimacy
Heaven – God’s transcendency
As Father, God is ultimate love
In Heaven, God is ultimate power
Parts of the Prayer
A. Talk to the Father about the Father
B. Talk to the Father about the Family
Mark 12:28-31 GNV – 28 A teacher of the Law was there who heard the discussion. He saw that Jesus had given the Sadducees a good answer, so he came to him with a question: “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29 Jesus replied, “The most important one is this: ‘Listen, Israel! The Lord our God is the only Lord. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second most important commandment is this: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ There is no other commandment more important than these two.”
Matthew 6:33 KJV – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Matthew 1:21 KJV – And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Genesis 2:19-20 KJV – 19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
Psalm 49:11 KJV – Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.
Exodus 3:5 KJV – And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
Hallowed means to set apart.
- Why God is to be hallowed
- His Person
- His Power
Psalm 9:10 KJV – And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
Psalm 20:7 KJV – Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
- How we should hallow his name
- With our lips
- With our life
Matthew 5:16 KJV – Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
2 Samuel 12:13-14 NAS – 13 Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has taken away your sin; you shall not die. 14 “However, because by this deed you have given occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also that is born to you shall surely die.”
- Reverence the name
- Recognize the name
- Rely on the name
Psalm 33:21 TLB – No wonder we are happy in the Lord! For we are trusting him. We trust his holy name.
Acts 4:12 KJV – Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.