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:

  1. The God to whom we pray [Study 1 and 2]
  2. The first concern in prayer - God: his honour, his kingdom and his will [Studies 3 to 5]
  3. The second concern in prayer - our physical needs [Study 6]
  4. The third concern in prayer - our spiritual needs [Studies 7 to 13]

STUDY ONE: OUR FATHER

  1. Our Father
  2. Our Father by virtue of Creation
  3. Our Father by virtue of Salvation
  4. Jesus Christ revealed God as Father
  5. The concept of God as Father in the Old Testament
WORKSHEET 1

STUDY TWO: IN HEAVEN

  1. In heaven - God is not like the idols
  2. In heaven - God is not like occultish powers
  3. In heaven - God is not like us
  4. In heaven - that is, he is totally set apart - holy
  5. In heaven - the all-powerful, majestic, sovereign King of all
  6. In heaven - the One who sees all things, knows the end from the beginning
  7. Examples of answered prayers in Scripture in which the power of God is seen
WORKSHEET 2.1
WORKSHEET 2.2
WORKSHEET 2.3
WORKSHEET 2.4
WORKSHEET 2.5
WORKSHEET 2.6

STUDY THREE: HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME

  1. The meaning of 'hallowed'
  2. Concern for God's name in the Old Testament
  3. The example of Jesus Christ
  4. The concern of the New Testament
WORKSHEET 3

STUDY FOUR: YOUR KINGDOM COME

  1. We are praying that God's Kingdom will come in our hearts
  2. We are praying that people will be added to God's Kingdom as the truth about Jesus is proclaimed
  3. We are praying, over and above all, that his ultimate Kingdom will come
WORKSHEET 4

STUDY FIVE: YOUR WILL BE DONE

  1. What is this will of God for which Jesus commands us to pray?
  2. God's will in the Psalms
  3. Commitment and submission to the will of God
WORKSHEET 5

STUDY SIX: GIVE US TODAY OUR DAILY BREAD

  1. Foundation one: God is our Creator
  2. Foundation two: God as Sustainer and Provider
  3. The significance of this prayer
  4. For personal study
WORKSHEET 6

STUDY SEVEN: FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS

  1. In this prayer we acknowledge/confess that we are debtors and sinners.
  2. In this prayer we acknowledge that God is merciful.
  3. What God does when he forgives.
  4. The significance of forgiveness.

STUDY EIGHT: AS WE ALSO HAVE FORGIVEN OUR DEBTORS

  1. What this prayer does not mean.
  2. An example of someone who failed to forgive (Matthew 18:21-35).
  3. What are we praying when we pray this prayer?

STUDY NINE: LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION

  1. The common understanding of temptation
    1. The meaning of the Greek word
    2. Objective and Subjective Temptation
  2. From God's point of view
  3. From the point of view of those who oppose us
WORKSHEET 9

STUDY TEN: BUT DELIVER US FROM THE EVIL ONE - PART 1

  1. 'The evil one' or 'evil'?
  2. The evil one
  3. Evil
WORKSHEET 10

STUDY ELEVEN: BUT DELIVER US FROM THE EVIL ONE - PART 2

  1. What are we praying here?
  2. God's promise of the means of deliverance

STUDY TWELVE: LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION BUT DELIVER US ... - PART 1

  1. The Intercession of Jesus, our Great High Priest
  2. Our calling

STUDY THIRTEEN: LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION BUT DELIVER US ... - PART 2

  1. The full armour of God
  2. The belt of truth
  3. The breastplate of righteousness
  4. The gospel of peace
  5. The shield of faith
  6. The helmet of salvation
  7. The sword of the Spirit
  8. Prayer
WORKSHEET 13.1
WORKSHEET 13.2
WORKSHEET 13.3

CONCLUSION

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