24th September 2023 (am) – Matthew 6:7-15
|Andy Bruins preaching from Matthew on Sunday 24th September 2023.|
Here Jesus continues His teaching on Prayer. He has already made the point that when we pray we must be aware of who we’re praying to: We should not pray to be noticed and heard by an audience; If that is a temptation then you should keep prayer restricted to your cupboard! Now He continues by giving us a model for prayer that reflects the values of His Kingdom.
Q Why do you think prayer is such a difficult discipline for most of us? What have you found helps?
Q Read v5-8. What characterises the prayers of a) hypocrites and b) pagans? Why does Jesus say we should we not pray the way they do?
Q Read Luke 18:1-8. How does this parable fit with what Jesus is teaching here?
Q Read v9-10. What 3 petitions does Jesus say we should make for our Father in Heaven? What do they mean? Why are these the priorities that we should have in our prayers?
Q Read v11-15. What 3 petitions does Jesus say we should make from our Father in Heaven? What do they mean and why are they so important?
Q Why is it so important that we don’t bear grudges and harbour bitterness towards others? How does the message of the Gospel help us to forgive others?