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Enter in – stepping into the Lord’s prayer

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SERIES: Enter In – Stepping into the Lord’s Prayer
TOPIC:  The Porch – “Our Father who art in heaven”

TEXT:  Matthew 6:9 and Matthew 7:9-11

Bottom Line: This space declares the majesty, power, wonder and otherness of God. Enter onto the porch for the bird’s eye view of the goodness and splendor of Our Father.

SCRIPTURE: ”Our Father who art in heaven.” Talk about that phrase. While “Our Father” says intimacy, accessibility and familiarity, ‘in heaven,” adds what to that phrase? 

ACCOUNTABILITY: In addition to thanking God, our prayers usually include seeking something. Think how God has answered some of your prayers. Do we trust Him to be good to us?  Is that difficult for you?

TRANSFORMATION: If God really is our heavenly Father, if He really does give good gifts, why are we often so hesitant to come to Him? What keeps us from communicating with Him?

Think back to the best gift you ever received from your father or a father figure. Or if you are a parent, how does it make you feel to give a “good gift” to your child or grandchild or neighbor child? 

God put something special in place by setting the example of giving children, His children, good gifts. What is your response to His gift of life?

Talk about the quote below. Agree? Give an example of a time when God didn’t give you what you wanted.

“God is our Father. The implication is that he will never, never give us what is bad for us. Never. He is our Father.”  John Piper

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