Happy Father's Day! - Prayer

Welcome Home to Chestnut Street Baptist Church!

Prayer

Luke 11:1-13

Pastor Adam Kohlstrom

 

 

 

How would you summarize today’s sermon to someone else?

 

How is God speaking to us? How will you respond (Mt. 7:24-27; James 1:22)?

 

11:2. Today is Father’s Day, what is this day like for you? What is the significance to you that God invites us to call Him “Father”?

 

11:2. What does it look like to hallow (set apart, honor) the Father’s name?

 

11:2. The petitions for provision (11:3), forgiveness (11:4) and deliverance from temptation (11:4) are all that we might be free to be about our Father's business: “Hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come” (11:2). What does it look like for the Church to be about the Father’s business? What is your part?

 

11:3. This request is for what we need - not what we want (Ja. 4:2-4) or for more than we need (Prov. 30:7-9; Deut. 8:17-18). How do you think this petition should inform what we buy? how much we buy? from where/whom we buy? The petition is plural. What does it look like to be concerned my neighbor receives her daily bread (cf. Prv. 21:13; Is. 58:6-12; Acts 4:32-35; Eph. 4:28)?

 

11:4. How do you think forgiving and being forgiven are linked? Who is it most difficult for you to forgive?  From whom do you need to seek forgiveness and reconciliation (cf. Matthew 5:23-24)?

 

11:4. “And lead us not into temptation…” How should this petition humble us and undermine spiritual pride?  How do you think confessing our vulnerability helps us (cf. 1Corinthians 10:12-13; 2Corinthians 12:9-10)?

 

11:5-8. The protagonist in Jesus’ parable approached his neighbor with “impudence” (ESV); “shameless audacity” (NIV); “persistence” (NASB); literally with “no sensitivity to what is proper.” What would it look like for you to approach God in prayer with “impudence” or “shameless audacity”?

 

11:9-13. Jesus invites His hearers to ask, seek, and knock for just as earthly (imperfect) fathers give good gifts our heavenly (perfect) Father gives generously to His children. However, this is no “blank check” - what specifically does Jesus say the Father is ready to give those who ask? What is the significance of this? How is this the perfect answer to all our prayers?

 

 

 

Coffee & Sunday School 9:30 AM

Morning Worship Service – 10:45 AM

 

 

Feel free to invite your neighbors, friends, and co-workers!

Sundays - Sunday School 9:30am ─ 10:30am | Worship 10:45am | Windward Gardens Service 1:30pm

Mondays | 6:30am ─ 9:00am → FREE Community Breakfast & Prayer

Thursday Morning Prayer 7:30am | Wednesday Devotional & Prayer 7:00pm (All in Parlor)

Saturday | 7:00am ─ 9:00am (High School Room | 2nd Floor) → Men’s Group

 

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