STUDIES IN THE LORD'S PRAYER
Copyright © Rosemary Bardsley 2002
OUTLINE OF STUDIES
The Lord's Prayer can be divided into four sections, which will be identified in these studies as indicated:
- The God to whom we pray [Study 1 and 2]
- The first concern in prayer - God: his honour, his kingdom and his will [Studies 3 to 5]
- The second concern in prayer - our physical needs [Study 6]
- The third concern in prayer - our spiritual needs [Studies 7 to 13]
STUDY ONE: OUR FATHER
- Our Father
- Our Father by virtue of Creation
- Our Father by virtue of Salvation
- Jesus Christ revealed God as Father
- The concept of God as Father in the Old Testament
STUDY TWO: IN HEAVEN
- In heaven - God is not like the idols
- In heaven - God is not like occultish powers
- In heaven - God is not like us
- In heaven - that is, he is totally set apart - holy
- In heaven - the all-powerful, majestic, sovereign King of all
- In heaven - the One who sees all things, knows the end from the beginning
- Examples of answered prayers in Scripture in which the power of God is seen
STUDY THREE: HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME
- The meaning of 'hallowed'
- Concern for God's name in the Old Testament
- The example of Jesus Christ
- The concern of the New Testament
STUDY FOUR: YOUR KINGDOM COME
- We are praying that God's Kingdom will come in our hearts
- We are praying that people will be added to God's Kingdom as the truth about Jesus is proclaimed
- We are praying, over and above all, that his ultimate Kingdom will come
STUDY FIVE: YOUR WILL BE DONE
- What is this will of God for which Jesus commands us to pray?
- God's will in the Psalms
- Commitment and submission to the will of God
STUDY SIX: GIVE US TODAY OUR DAILY BREAD
- Foundation one: God is our Creator
- Foundation two: God as Sustainer and Provider
- The significance of this prayer
- For personal study
STUDY SEVEN: FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS
- In this prayer we acknowledge/confess that we are debtors and sinners.
- In this prayer we acknowledge that God is merciful.
- What God does when he forgives.
- The significance of forgiveness.
STUDY EIGHT: AS WE ALSO HAVE FORGIVEN OUR DEBTORS
- What this prayer does not mean.
- An example of someone who failed to forgive (Matthew 18:21-35).
- What are we praying when we pray this prayer?
STUDY NINE: LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION
- The common understanding of temptation
- The meaning of the Greek word
- Objective and Subjective Temptation
- From God's point of view
- From the point of view of those who oppose us
STUDY TEN: BUT DELIVER US FROM THE EVIL ONE - PART 1
- 'The evil one' or 'evil'?
- The evil one
STUDY ELEVEN: BUT DELIVER US FROM THE EVIL ONE - PART 2
- What are we praying here?
- God's promise of the means of deliverance
STUDY TWELVE: LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION BUT DELIVER US ... - PART 1
- The Intercession of Jesus, our Great High Priest
- Our calling
STUDY THIRTEEN: LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION BUT DELIVER US ... - PART 2
- The full armour of God
- The belt of truth
- The breastplate of righteousness
- The gospel of peace
- The shield of faith
- The helmet of salvation
- The sword of the Spirit