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Praying for God’s Kingdom to Come – Matthew 6:10a

You should pray…”Your kingdom come.” (Matthew 6:10a) Pastor John”s Notes: The kingdom of God is the central focus of Jesus’ life and ministry. Jesus is the Messiah, which means “God’s Anointed,” and refers to the ceremonial anointing of kings with oil. The prophets of old had foretold the coming of a new kingdom of God that would supplant the corrupt kingdoms of this world. At the time of Jesus’ birth, wise men from the East came to worship the child…

Praying for God’s Honor – Matthew 6:9

Therefore, you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, your name be honored as holy. (Matthew 6:9) Pastor John’s Notes: Jesus not only taught his disciples how to pray but even gave them the words to pray in what we commonly refer to as “The Lord’s Prayer.” Typically, this prayer is recited in corporate worship, and while there is nothing wrong with this, Jesus’ real purpose was to offer his disciples a template for personal prayer. Each line in…

Praying in Secret – Matthew 6:5-8

Whenever you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by people. Truly I tell you, they have their reward. But when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. When you pray, don’t babble like the Gentiles, since they imagine they’ll…

Giving to the Needy – Matthew 6:2-4

When you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. (Matthew 6:2-4) Pastor…

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  • Sunday 8:30 a.m. Traditional
    Sunday 10 a.m. Contemporary
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