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Lord’s Day 47

Stephen ‘t Hart

May we live to hallow God’s Name

  1. May his Name be hallowed in us
  2. May his Name be hallowed through us

Scripture readings:  Psalm 145, Romans 11:22-36

May we join all creation in the hallowing of God’s holy name!

  1. We were made for his glory
  2. We were saved for his glory

Scripture readings:  Psalm 104, Matthew 10:27-39

Wes Bredenhof

Our Master teaches us to pray that God’s Name would be honoured as holy

The first petition teaches us to pray this regarding our:

  1. Hearts
  2. Mouths
  3. Hands

Scripture reading:  Ezekiel 36:16-38

Our love and gratitude leads to our prayer for the hallowing of God’s Name

  1. What our Lord Jesus meant by this petition
  2. Why our Lord Jesus taught this petition

Scripture reading:  Jeremiah 32

The Lord teaches us to pray for the holiness of God’s Name

This petition involves praise to God:

  1. From us
  2. Because of us

Scripture readings:  1 Kings 8:22-43, John 15

R. H. Bremmer

The first petition in the Lord’s Prayer

  1. It places God’s glory on our hearts
  2. It motivates us to proclaim God’s glory
  3. It stimulates us to direct our lives to God’s glory

Scripture reading:  Psalm 8

Clarence Stam

The Lord teaches us first to pray with respect to the wondrous Name of God

  1. To recognize the right of that Name
  2. To walk in the light of that Name
  3. To show forth the might of that Name

Scripture reading:  Psalm 76

B. Holwerda

The prayer for the hallowing of God’s Name as a great factor in world history

  1. The meaning of this hallowing
  2. The manner of this hallowing
  3. The result of this hallowing

Scripture reading:  Psalm 8

Reuben Bredenhof

Jesus teaches us to hallow God’s Name in all of life:

  1. By not blaspheming it ever
  2. But honouring it always

Scripture readings: Ezekiel 36:16-38, Titus 2

K. Dijk

The petition for the hallowing of God’s Name

  1. Out of what need does this petition arise?
  2. For which gifts does this petition ask?

Scripture reading:  Ephesians 3:14-21

Jesus and our first petition

  1. He opens this path of the prayer
  2. He leads us on this path of the prayer

Scripture reading:  none given in original source

J. Kok

Prayer for the hallowing of God’s Name

  1. A need
  2. The calling
  3. The felicity (geluk) of God’s congregation

Scripture reading:  none given in original source

“Hallowed be your Name”

  1. The knowledge of God’s Name acquired
  2. The hallowing of God’s Name taught
  3. The praise of God’s Name mentioned

Scripture reading:  none given in original source

Mendel Retief

We pray for the hallowing of God’s Name

We will note:

  1. That it is the sole purpose of our life to glorify God
  2. That we pray for the true knowledge of God’s holy Name
  3. That we pray for sanctified hearts that will rightly respond to God’s self-revelation

Scripture readings:  Leviticus 10:1-3, Rev. 4:8-11, Rev. 5:11-14, Rev. 15:1-16:7.