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Does God Lead His Children Into Temptation?

“And lead us not into temptation.” Matthew 6:13a Before we begin: What is the difference between temptation and testing? How […]

Text: Matthew 6:13
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Unless You Forgive

When we pray, “Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors,” we are asking God to forgive our sins according to the same standard we have used in forgiving the sins of others. When you pray this prayer you are really saying, “O God, deal with me as I deal with other people.”

Text: Matthew 6:12
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Daily Bread Living

When you pray, “Give us this day our daily bread,” you confess that God is the sources of every blessing. Daily bread living means taking life one day at a time, being confident that God will take care of your needs day by day by day.

Text: Matthew 6:11
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else

Praying “Your will be done” is an act of God-ordained rebellion. This is not a prayer for the weak or the timid. This is a prayer for troublemakers and rabblerousers.

Text: Matthew 6:10
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Kingdoms in Conflict

“Your kingdom come” is not a passive prayer. If you ever decide to make the kingdom of God the first priority in your life, you may not become a missionary, but you will become fundamentally different from the world around you.

Text: Matthew 6:10
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Taking God Seriously

When you pray, “Hallowed be your name,” you are both the voice and the feet of that petition. As the very words leave your lips, your life is part of the answer.

Text: Matthew 6:9
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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God Our Father

The Lord’s Prayer answers the greatest question of the universe–Is there anybody up there who cares about me? Is there anybody up there who knows my name? And the answer comes back-Yes. Yes. Yes. There is a God in heaven who cares about you. And he is called Father.

Text: Matthew 6:9
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Invitation to the Heart of God

We approach the Lord’s Prayer with humility, saying with the first disciples, “Lord, teach us to pray.” Through prayer we journey from wherever we are on earth to the very heart of God.

Text: Matthew 6:9
Sermon Series: And When You Pray: The Deeper Meaning of The Lord’s Prayer
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Walk on Water, Pete!

Christ calls us to find out what he is doing in the world, and then to fling ourselves wholeheartedly into his cause. Staying in the boat may be comfortable and safe, but that’s not what the life of faith is all about.

Text: Matthew 14:22-33
Sermon Series: Beyond Denial: Finding Ourselves in Peter’s Story
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The Midway

If only a few people will be saved, how can there be a vast multitude in heaven? And why do so many people miss the narrow gate while many others find it? Life on the midway helps us answer those questions.

Sermon Series: Standalone Messages