Self-Assertion | Your Will Be Done

Sermon from CCM:City Centre


This sermon was preached by Tom O’Toole at the CCM:City Centre site of Christ Church Manchester on Sunday 22nd September 2019.



This message was part of the ‘SERIES NAME’ series, preached at Christ Church Manchester’s church in Fallowfield in EARLY/MID/LATE YEAR. The full series included the following sermons:


This sermon was based on Matthew 6:9-13

The Lord’s Prayer

9Pray then like this:
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
10 Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread,
12 and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.


“For though we walk in the flesh, we
are not waging war according to the flesh but have divine power to
destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion
raised against the knowledge of God.” (2 Cor 10:3-5)


Where Can Self-Assertion Be Problematic?

  • It over-centralises the self
  • You don’t always know what’s best
  • It promotes conflict and competition
  • It eradicates heroism

What does it mean to pray Your Will Be Done?

  • We are acknowledging we live in a world where God’s will
    doesn’t always get done

  • We are acknowledging that God’s will is better than ours

  • We are pleading with God that things that are in his will are
    more and more brought into being

  • Praying that God’s Will of Desire will become God’s Will of Decree

  • Incredibly powerful thing to pray



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