Lord’s Day 46

J. Kok

“Our Father who art in heaven”

  1. Childlike fear
  2. Childlike trust
  3. Childlike prayer

“Our Father who art in heaven”

  1. The revelation of the name of the Father
  2. The beauty of the name of the Father
  3. The value of the name of the Father

How shall we begin our prayer?

  1. With knowledge of God as Father
  2. With trust in his love
  3. With love to each other
  4. With awe for God’s majesty
  5. With expectation for the provision of life’s necessities

Wes Bredenhof

We begin our prayers by expressing a proper way of looking at God

We’ll see a comparison between:

  1. Earthly fathers and a heavenly Father
  2. Earthly majesty and heavenly majesty

Scripture readings: Psalm 145, Matthew 7

Our Master teaches us how to begin our prayers

We’re taught to confess:

  1. The love of our Father
  2. The majesty of our King
  3. The power of our Almighty God

Scripture readings: Habakkuk 3, Matthew 7:7-11

G. VanPopta

Through Christ we may pray as firstborn children

The firstborn’s

  1. Gracious status
  2. Expectant attitude
  3. Necessary lessons

Scripture readings: Exodus 4:18-23, Romans 8:28-39, Hebrews 12:22-29

C. Bouwman

We may freely approach our Father in heaven

  1. The content of the title “Father”
  2. The reason for the title “Father”
  3. The encouragement of the title “Father”

E. Elliot

Addressing God the Father

  1. Expect great things from God
  2. Do not let earth restrict your expectations
  3. Pray by the standard of grace

Reuben Bredenhof

Offer your prayers to your Father in heaven

  1. Knowing heaven’s power
  2. Trusting your Father’s goodness
  3. Voicing your humility and faith

Scripture readings: Psalm 57, Galatians 3:26-4:7

Jeremy Segstro

Come before your heavenly Father

  1. Recognizing your privilege
  2. Recognizing his parentage
  3. Recognizing his position

Scripture reading: Romans 8

C. Stam

Jesus Christ teaches us to address God in the spirit of sonship

  1. An old name
  2. A new sound
  3. A mighty reality

Scripture readings: Romans 8:1-17, Galatians 3:23-4:7

B. Holwerda

Christ teaches us to pray so that in our prayer we would confess God as:

  1. The God of love
  2. The God of the church
  3. The God of majesty

Scripture reading: Matthew 6:1-18