Lord’s Day 48

E. Kampen

Since our hope is the coming of our Father’s kingdom, our second petition is that our Father will bring this about

We ask that he bring this about by:

  1. Effectively ruling us by his Word and Spirit
  2. Preserving and increasing his church
  3. Destroying the works of the devil and all others who oppose God

Scripture readings:  1 Corinthians 15:20-28, Revelation 22:10-21

Wes Bredenhof

The Lord teaches us to pray for God to bring his kingdom

We’ll see that his kingdom is one of:

  1. Power
  2. Grace
  3. Glory

Scripture readings:  1 Chronicles 29:10-20, Romans 5:15-21, Revelation 7:9-17

In the second petition Christ teaches us to pray for his church

We must pray for the:

  1. Preservation of his church
  2. Increase of his church

Scripture readings:  Psalm 96, Matthew 16:13-20

C. Stam

The Lord Jesus Christ teaches us to pray for the perfection of his kingdom

  1. The subjects of the King
  2. The enemies of the King
  3. The victory of the King

Scripture readings:  Mark 1:14-20, Luke 17:20-21, 1 Corinthians 15:16-28

B. Holwerda

Your kingdom come

  1. The content of this petition
  2. The fulfillment of this petition
  3. The fruit of this petition

Scripture reading:  Daniel 2:27-47

R. H. Bremmer

The petition for the coming of God’s kingdom

  1. Through our personal lives
  2. Through church life
  3. With a view to the finish

Scripture reading:  Revelation 19:11-21

J. Beeke

Praying for God’s kingdom to come

This means:

  1. Praying for the rule of Word and Spirit in our hearts
  2. Praying for the church and the destruction of her enemies
  3. Praying for the consummation of God’s kingdom

Scripture reading:  Matthew 22:1-14

G. Van Popta

The Lord Jesus Christ taught us to pray for the coming of the kingdom of heaven

We pray for:

  1. Kingdom obedience
  2. Kingdom proclamation
  3. Kingdom victory

Scripture readings:  Matthew 3:1-12, Matthew 4:12-25

C. Bouwman

In life’s battles the disciples must ask God to make his kingdom come

  1. The context of this petition
  2. The promise behind this petition
  3. The answer to this petition

Scripture readings:  Luke 9:1-6, Isaiah 52:1-12

Reuben Bredenhof

We bow before our king

  1. Acknowledging his glory
  2. Praying for his victory
  3. Yielding to his supremacy

Scripture reading:  Psalm 72

We pray for God’s kingdom to come

  1. A prayer offered to the Sovereign Lord
  2. A prayer to receive his almighty power
  3. A prayer for building his holy church

Scripture readings: Acts 4:1-31, Ephesians 3:14-21

M. Retief

Praying to our Father in heaven for the coming of his kingdom

  1. Which kingdom is meant
  2. How the kingdom comes
  3. That we are to seek the kingdom

Scripture readings:  Matthew 13:44-52, 1 Corinthians 15:20-28

J. Ludwig

Christ teaches us to pray for the insight and willingness to seek first God’s kingdom and his righteousness

About his kingdom we’ll note its:

  1. Unique style
  2. Standing army
  3. Powerful enemy
  4. Definitive victory

Scripture reading:  Matthew 4:12-25