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